State-of-the-art independent film-making; combining improvisational acting, cutting edge low-budget technology, and creative talent.
Here it is...
Up is down and down is up, in this plot-twisting drama with a taste of dry humor about a well-to-do woman who has forgotten her identity. All assumptions about the story are thrown into doubt when she tries to re-enter her life in the upper-class society of the Hamptons.
Thanks to a great cast!
Our film stars Alex Auder, Gaby Hoffmann and Lya Mojica. Alex and Gaby are sisters, both having acted since they were kids. Alex was forever inspired to make films after working with Wim Wenders on his film "The State of Things." Gaby is an accomplished actor of stage and screen, having made films with directors such as Woody Allen, John Hughes and Nora Ephron. We are thrilled for the opportunity to introduce Lya to the big screen! We owe additional thanks to Anthony Tyler, Coke O'Neal, and Teddy Mojica for their considerable contributions to the project.
This is what we love to do!
Our passion as film-makers is to combine improvisational acting, state-of-the-art low-budget digital technologies, with writing and acting talent. Alex and I first learned improvisational acting from the late, great Paul Sills, co-founder of Chicago's Second City Theater, and later from the incomparable actor/director Alan Arkin . After Alex and I wrote the film's basic story, we used these improv techniques to give the actors greater involvement in the creative process; allowing them to add depth to their characters, and suggest new directions for the film's action. We shot the film with a Canon 5D digital camera combined with Zeiss's newly developed for digital film-making Compact Prime lenses-- and we are thrilled with the results! The technology allowed us to work affordably and quickly with a very small crew, and it looks great!
And now post-production...
Your financial support will allow us to finish shooting the remaining scenes, and launch us into post-production. Thanks to ever-improving and affordable editing software, we are able to edit the film in our own studio, delivering uncompromising picture quality!
Help us reach our Goal, and beyond!
If our fund-raising goal isn’t met by the deadline, we receive nothing. So please, if you believe in this project, help us reach our goal by letting your friends know about it too!
If we go over our goal, great! We can raise more, but not less.
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Monday, November 14th, 6:15PM
Anthology Film Artchives, New York, NY
pledged of $10,000 goal
seconds to go
Dec 9, 2010 - Jan 18, 2011 (40 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Thanks, for joining us! Your name will be in the credits as a partner. Consider donating the cost of a movie ticket, and please, pass this on to anyone you think might enjoy it.
Pledge $100 or more
The above + You will receive a limited edition DVD of the film.
Pledge $250 or more
Now we're getting serious! All of the above + You and your special someone (a great choice for couples) are invited to a sneak-peak screening, and launch party in New York, NY (transportation not provided). Thank You, can't wait to meet you!
Pledge $2,500 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
OK, you're the boss! All of the above + You get an Executive Producer credit on the film. We will keep you up-to-date on our progress, and we look forward to getting your input on all aspects of the production and distribution. Call us anytime, day or night! If you prefer discretion, this can be done anonymously.