35mm NYU grad film in Mojave: Needs your help for the final push! Sloan Production Grant/Fotokem/Panavision New Filmmakers Awards
Thanks for supporting FLOOD, winner of a Sloan Foundation production grant and Fotokem Post Production Grant!
In a world of HD and cell phone flix, your contribution will enable us to shoot FLOOD on 35mm film. That means a lot to me since I want my film to have the richly textured and gorgeous look that only celluloid can provide. Film development and processing fees are incredibly steep, so I need your support.
What we need help with:
- feeding 22 Cast and Crew for 7 days in the Desert!
- lots of gatorade and sunblock! so no one gets heat exhaustion (it's going to be over 100 degrees!)
- beds/air mattresses/cots so we can lay our heads to bed at the end of each shoot day
- we have a processing grant for the film- but we need money to transfer from film to digital so we can edit the film
- equipment rental- we have a camera (from Panavision- thank you very much for this), but we need Grip and Electric rentals so we can make it look pretty.
- if you have something specific you want your bid to go towards let us know and we'll send you a picture of what you paid for!
This summer, after we wrap the FLOOD the short, I'll complete a longer, "feature" version of the script. The Sundance / Sloan Commissioning Grant is supporting me as I do that. The end goal: to develop FLOOD the short into my first feature film!
This is just the first part of the journey. Thanks for coming along! Check out our webpage for more information.
Meet the filmmakers:
Isabella Wing-Davey (Producer)
Isabella is a British-American writer/director/producer with dozens of shorts to her name, which have been seen at festivals in the US and internationally. She started working on films while studying History at Cambridge University, where she helped run the Cinecam Film Festival, and produced award winning shorts. After Cambridge she interned and worked at production companies such as Killer Films (NYC), Number 9 Films and Adventure Pictures (UK), and then went on to work in Production, and assist Directors/Actors/Producers on feature films such as RAGE (Dir. Sally Potter), How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (Dir. Robert E Weide), Prince of Persia (Dir. Mike Newell) and Radio Rock (Dir. Richard Curtis). She is currently a thesis student in NYUs Graduate Film Program where she has been the recipient of a Dean's Fellowship, and this year, A Tisch School of the Arts Fellowship. Her recent producing credits include: Autumn Whispers (2012), Beds Made and Sweaters On (2012), Oysters Rockefeller (2012), Candlesticks (2012), Pen Pal (2011).
FLOOD will be Isabella's fifth film collaborating with DP Michael Rossetti, and the third project with Production Designer Tina Romero.
Michael Rossetti (Director of Photography)
Michael Rossetti's photographic experience began as a child with a green Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-themed point-and-click still camera, but quickly progressed once he started taking photography classes in high school. As a teenager he learned about moving pictures and began shooting and directing short videos. Eventually he earned his bachelor’s degree in Film and Electronic Arts at California State University Long Beach where his photography experience and willingness to work for free landed him a lot of experience as a DP on student films. He recently received his MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he focused on cinematography. He now lives in Brooklyn. His work has been featured on national television and in film festivals around the world. He has photographed a variety of projects, ranging from several feature films, many short films and documentaries, web videos and everything in between. His projects have taken him to locations: across the U.S. and other countries, including India, Thailand, Spain, Uganda, Austria, South Africa and New Jersey.
Tina Romero (Production Designer)
Tina Romero is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, currently finishing her MFA in film production at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She graduated from Wellesley College in 20a06 as a double-major in Cinema Studies and French. Tina began work as a set builder for the Wellesley College Theater Company in 2003, and continues to work as a Production Designer and Art Director for film and stage in NYC. She has built sets for short films including, "Dumped" (Dir. Liliana Greenfield-Sanders), "Deadbeat" (Dir. Danielle Morgan), & "Proper Coffee" (Dir. Bella Wing-Davey), and has production designed short films including, "Beds Made, Sweaters On" (Dir. Lee Manansala), "WWJD" (Dir. Marc Parees), & "La Visitée" (Dir. Danielle Morgan).
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