Better Half is a film project designed to offer students at Art Center College of Design the chance to work on a feature length film
LOGLINE: A self-centered DC businessman must confront his true feelings about fatherhood and family when the sudden loss of his partner leaves him facing the future as a single parent.
WHAT IS BETTER HALF FILM PROJECT?
The idea is to produce a purely creative, socially conscious film work without the burden of having to make a profit. In a culture of film schools that turn out mass short narratives every year, Art Center College of Design is uniquely populated with designers, artists and filmmakers students primed for feature length projects, working in a professional level. Studio class credit is meant to simulate a real world situation where work is “paid”, and eliminate the uncertainty involved with using an all-volunteer crew.
With the participation of at least eight (8) Art Center students, engage in the production of a feature length film through to completion and exhibition in the festival circuit. (So far we have five, including myself)
Where: In and around Pasadena and Los Angeles, California.
Currently, Principle photography is estimated at (24) days, slated for October & November 2011.
What We Need:
EVERYTHING! The Budget for this feature film is a modest $75,000 because I am banking getting lots of products and goods donated. (NOTE: Noncash Donations can be made to this project through Fractured Atlas).
The bulk of the funds raised will go to paying non-student cast & crew. The hierarchy of spending is as follow:
1st - Cast & Crew (based on Ultra Low Budget SAG Scale)
2nd – Locations & Permits
3rd – Daily Production Expenses
If Student feature films were easy, everyone would be doing. But it is possible to aim a little higher by challenging oneself as an artist – even as a student. That is one of the things that Art Center does best, pushes you to be exceptional.
I hope you will support this film project based on my one crazy philosophy:
The Importance of Making Art, By Any Means Necessary.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 4, 2011.
Aug 2, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
DONATE-WHAT-YOU-CAN Nickels and dimes and quarters add up! Any contribution, however small will inch us closer to making this film happen. For that you have our deepest gratitude.
Pledge $10 or more
This pledge gets you a great big "Thank You" & acknowledgement on official website.
Pledge $20 or more
This pledge means your contributed enough to be immortalized in our “Special Thanks” in the films end credits and on Website page (and IMDB).
Pledge $30 or more
This level entitles you a DVD copy of the finished movie delivered right to your door OR via digital download. You choose!
Pledge $40 or more
0 backers Limited (25 of 25 left)
A DVD of the finished movie plus a Cast & Crew T-Shirt!
Pledge $40 or more
1 backer Limited (24 of 25 left)
A DVD of the finished movie plus a 18”x24” movie teaser poster featuring original artwork by Art Center College of Design student.
Pledge $50 or more
See which scenes did not make the cut. Choose from 7 chapters from the first draft of "Better Half" the novel. These "Deleted Scenes" will enhance the movie experience with backstory of how our boys met, got together and reveals key backstory for the supporting characters in the larger world of this young couple. Chapters will be 10-30 pages.
Pledge $75 or more
2-DVD movie set which includes one (1) DVD of the finished movie & one (1) bonus disc featuring deleted scenes, behind the scenes footage, interviews (plus your choice of a T-Shirt or Movie Poster)
Pledge $100 or more
In addition to the 2-DVD set, enjoy a compilation DVD of the work of the Art Center Students who participated in the Better Half Film Project. Includes spec commercials, shorts, music videos and slideshows; and potentially ANOTHER feature length movie!
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (4 of 4 left)
HAVE YOUR BUSINESS MENTIONED IN A FEATURE FILM! This perk offers any sponsor who gives at this level an opportunity to have their business mentioned by one of the leading or strong supporting characters in film. The mention will be geographically accurate! It's a great way to immortalize your business name in film history.
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
BE A FEATURED EXTRA. YES, WE WILL PUT YOU IN THE MOVIE WITH AT LEAST ONE LINE OF DIALOGUE! You can gift this perk to a friend or loved one. Or, keep the part for yourself if you happen to be building a reel! The actual role will be determined based on the needs of the film and the recipient's experience level. AVAILABLE TO SOCAL LOCALS ONLY! MUST BE 18 or OLDER TO REDEEM THIS PERK. RECIPIENTS MUST HAVE SOME PREVIOUS STAGE OR FILM EXPERIENCE & A REEL OF THEIR WORK.
Pledge $1,000 or more
If you are looking to build your IMDB page while supporting the Students at Art Center, be an Associate Producer on our project This perk includes a 2-DVD set of the film, The Art Center Student Compilation Reel, one movie poster, and one T-Shirt.
Pledge $2,500 or more
Become an Executive Producer of the Better Half Film Project. In addition to film and IMDB credit, you will also enjoy the option to cast one (1) Featured Extra* (*Same Conditions Apply) This perk includes a 2-DVD set of the film, The Art Center Student Compilation Reel, one movie poster, and one T-Shirt.