A short about lying, fantasy, imagination and maturity.
Hi! Welcome to our Kickstarter page. The purpose of this page is to raise completion funds for the 30-minute short film Wednesday With Anna. The film has been shot and edited into a rough cut, and the money we raise will be used for additional photography, sound mixing, color grading, music rights and scoring. Please check out our pledge rewards to the right, and read on to learn more about the project.
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You can find the basics here, but all you really need to know is that if you'd like to back the project, just click the green Back This Project button at the top right of the page. It's also good to know that Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding, so if we don't reach our goal, we don't receive any of the pledges and the project doesn't get funded. That's why every contribution means so much to us, and why we've worked really hard to put together some great rewards that are unique to our project. We really want to finish this movie so you and the rest of the world can see it.
The narrative follows 25-year-old Sam through one day as he pursues Anna, a college student he met at the library, who is now dating his brother, Roy. Sam searches for the reason Anna chose Roy over him, and in the course of his search is forced into an essential stage in maturity: the realization that you can't, through the force of your will and desire, re-arrange reality to accommodate your fantasies. Because if you could, life would be terrible.
This Movie Is Up Your Alley If You've Ever:
- wondered why a boy or girl stopped liking you
- told a lie
- felt like your girlfriend was stolen by your 15-year-old genius brother
- known someone who interacts more with their idea of you than they interact with the actual you
- liked dogs
- had a crush on someone you've never spoken to
- found teenagers in motorcycle jackets amusing
Many people have contributed to the making of this movie. We hope you will join us! Here is a little information about some of the production team:
Min Soo Elle Kim (Producer): Min Soo produces narrative, documentary and commercial film and video projects. Her experience in Production, Wardrobe, and Set Decoration ranges from independent (Then There's the Afterlife, Dragon Wars) to Hollywood studio films (Super 8, Stop Loss). She is currently working on network promos for FX, A&E, and USA.
Anthony Mascorro (Director & Writer): Anthony is an editor who has worked on videos and commercials for Warner Brothers Records, the Museum of Modern Art, USA Network, A&E, and Daily Motion. He studied in the MFA writing program at Hunter College and taught writing classes at Hunter College and 826NYC.
William Hereford (Cinematographer): Will is a photographer and cinematographer whose work has received honors at the American Photography Awards, the AOP Awards, the IACP Awards, the American Photographer's Artists Awards, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Scott Seeley (Production Design): Scott has guided the design of multiple spaces over the last decade for 826National and McSweeneys, including the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Chris Roberti (Sam): Chris is an actor who performs sketch with New Excitement and improv at the People's Improv Theater, where he is a member of a house team, and at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
Taylor Hess (Anna): Taylor graduated from New York University with an honors degree from Tisch's school of drama and has appeared recently in a new off-Broadway play called Authentic Lesbian Cuisine.
Chelsea Whitehead (Molly): Chelsea received her BA in Theatre from Florida State University and is currently an actress and solo performance artist in New York City. She also studies storytelling with Theatre Within.
Russell Kahn (Roy): Russell recently graduated from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and currently attends Northwestern University, where he continues to study acting.
Honorary Crewton Membership Award
The Crewtons is a gang founded by Wednesday With Anna crew members Min Soo and Kristin (hair & makeup). Jade (script supervisor), Chris, and Anthony are other members. The gang colors are plaid. The gang weapon is a small knife. The main requirement of members is that they have good verbal facility. This is because the knife is very small and members must explain convincingly to their rivals that it is very sharp and would hurt badly if used. Honorary members will receive a video of the gang handshake.
Images From the Movie
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Our main challenge will be completing these phases of post-production in the time our budget affords us. Color correction, for example, can cost around $1000 a day, which is the entire amount allotted to it in our budget. Our movie is 30 minutes long and might require more than one day to color correct properly. We'll draw on connections and friends we've made while working in the production industry to find deals, but it will still be a challenge. The same is true for sound mixing, scoring, and picking up shots that we weren't able to get during principal photography. We've set our goal at the minimum amount we can get the movie done for, and any money we raise beyond our goal will go towards a more thorough treatment of these phases of post-production and, if we raise enough, towards festival submissions.
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