A man needs to overcome his debilitating self-esteem issues all on his first day of work at a futuristic utopian company.
What is The Apex Project?
This is a short film (5 minutes) about love, over coming mental challenges, and digging deep to find one's true self. It is set in the future, in this company called The Apex Project. Their mission is to develop, create and test synthesized 'characteristics'. These have temporary effects and have a wide range from 'suavity', making one irresistible to women, to 'humility' and for any other situation where you may not have the natural ability.
Our story focuses on a brand new employee to the company. His job, as a thinker is to develop the concepts for new characteristics. However, he can't focus on his job as the only other worker in his room, a beautiful girl, distracts him. His wanting to introduce himself to the girl is conflicted by his detrimental self-esteem issues. His idea? To use the synthesized 'characteristics' to get the girl.
This film relies heavily on how realistic we can make this company look. This is where your contributions are mainly going towards. We need your help to make this the greatest film possible.
WHY SHOULD YOU PLEDGE?
We are a group of young student filmmakers trying to make a very ambitious project. This film isn't for class, it's for the festivals and this is your chance to be a part of it. We are a very motivated group, who have a clear idea of how to create this immensely detailed company.
WHAT YOUR MONEY IS GOING TOWARDS
- Set Design
- Food For Crew
- Festival Entrance Fees
- Distribution of the Rewards
Spencer Cohen got into filmmaking at the age of 14 when his father brought home a video camera. However, his father didn't get much use out of it as Spencer always had it. Making little short films with his friends. A couple years later he got into writing and has written three feature length scripts and many short ones. He attends the University of Miami as a dual major in Film and Economics. He is on the executive board of UFilm, the on campus film club. His last project he directed, which was just completed featured 15 child film actors from all across Florida. He will be entering it into film festivals shortly.
Mansi Desai is an international students highly influenced by Bollywood films. She started developing an interest in movies from childhood, so used to go to visit her father’s sets very often. Where other children get bored on sets she used to love the whole multiple shot process. She used to watch a lot of movie and also was involved in theatre from the age of 15. She attends the university of Miami as a dual major in Motion Pictures and Theatre Arts. Worked on a few films with MFA Film students in University of Miami.
Matthew Ziff is a film industry veteran and has been in the business since his early childhood days. Mostly working as an actor and model, Ziff has starred in many films and commercials over the years. Recently he has gotten into producing, and has produced several films including: Six Gun Savior (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2027215/), Never a Neverland (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790788/), Mansion of Blood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1929310/), and several short films. He lives in Los Angeles and studies Industrial Engineering at UMiami. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA, and GIAA.
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This is a very ambitious project for a student production. So here are some challenges and how we will face them...
CREATING AND BUILDING THE SETS
For our vision we want these sets to be as realistic as possible. This requires a lot of work and a lot of talent. This is something that as a student production actually makes our jobs easier. Many of our peers our excellent set designers and artistic geniuses. There is no lack of skill at our school.
OTHER UNKNOWN CHALLENGES
If you have ever worked on a film before or even read about the behind the scenes of a film before you will know that many things go wrong. However the team we have assembled are very bright and great at problem solving. We have thought of various ways to stretch our budget and get the best picture possible.
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