Sponsorship Opportunities for Businesses and Individuals

Carpe and Zen Productions is currently looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor our upcoming feature film, Henchmen. We are looking for businesses that are interested in providing locations for filming, products to appear on camera, or financial support of this and future projects.

Sponsorships from businesses and individuals are not creative positions. Your support does not grant you the ability to make decisions about the film story, casting, and the like.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at carpeandzen@gmail.com. See more information below.


Henchmen is a comedy about two best friends as they hide from the cartel in a small town in Arizona. The movie is produced by the filmmaking duo of Joseph Carpenter and Jacob Lauritzen (Carpe and Zen). Carpe and Zen previously released their feature film, Ace of Hearts, in December 2021. It is currently available to purchase and stream on Amazon and other retailers.


We are filmmakers that live and work in the Gila Valley. We want to build a thriving community of filmmakers and filmgoers. As such, we are looking for anyone in the Gila Valley who is interested in supporting our productions.

We expect to film throughout October, November, and December. We do not expect to film more than two nights or days each week and we may not film every week. If you are providing a location, we will do our best to work with your schedule.

We expect to complete editing the film in April 2023. At that time, we will begin to submit it to film festivals. The timing of the premiere and distribution of the film will depend on its acceptance into film festivals. After the film has completed its film festival run, we expect to distribute it through our partner, Burning Bulb Productions. When the film is distributed, we expect for it to be available to purchase on Blu Ray and DVD through our website as well as other online retailers (e.g., Amazon, Best Buy, etc.). We also expect the film to be available to stream on multiple platforms, though this is dependent upon the film being accepted by these platforms. We have previously had our work accepted by Amazon, Tubi, Pluto, etc.

We are prepared to offer the following perks for your support in making the film:

  • IMDB credit as Associate Producers
  • Tickets to a premiere located in the Gila Valley
  • An invitation to a premiere party for cast, crew, and business sponsors
  • Blu Ray and DVD copies of the completed film
  • Your business branding on the Official Movie T-Shirt
  • Placement of your products in the film
  • Movie posters
  • Discount on additional copies of the film

We are open to negotiate other perks or terms for support.


We are currently looking for the following types of locations:

  • Private Residences
  • Offices
  • Corporate Workspaces
  • Ranch
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Restaurants

Financial Support

If you or your business would like to provide financial support, we can discuss fair compensation.

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