A short film about a young journalist who travels with a friend to Big Sur in hopes of reviving both his life and his most recent relationship.
WE HAVE MADE IT TO $5K!
Having reached our goal, we still want to push forward as there are many more needs to be filled in our effort to fund this film. Thank you so much for the support and please keep telling friends and family about our project. We need, as ever, all the support and belief we can get.
The $5,000 will help us cover camera rental, film stock and part of processing. We still have many other needs, including costume, production design, art direction, set dressing, telecine, color correction, sound mixing, sound design, location permits, location fees and crew room and board.
That being said...
HELP US REACH $6K!
We are very, very grateful for your continued support!
Two Summers Ago is the thesis film of Stephen Pierce Ringer, his final short film at the University of Southern California. It is an attempt to confront and extend the following two statements:
“The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary. The young filmmakers will express themselves in the first person and will relate what has happened to them: it may be the story of their first love or their most recent; of their political awakening; the story of a trip, a sickness, their military service, their marriage, their last vacation...and it will be enjoyable because it will be true and new. The film of tomorrow will be by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure. The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it...the film of tomorrow will be an act of love.”
"These films certainly challenge the so-called professional filmmakers. Those who strictly follow professional principles and exhaustively describe the marketing ability they possess have long lost their power of thought. They pay too much attention to whether the film is good enough to reflect their professional competencies. For example, the picture should be as delicate as an oil painting, or the mise-en-scene is supposed to match that of Antonioni’s films; even the twinkling spotlight needs to be right on the face of the actor. They repeatedly fathom the professional mindset, cautioning themselves against any amateur act that breaks the established classical rules. Conscience and sincerity, which are crucial to filmmaking, are completely diluted by these facts."
from his essay “The Age of Amateur Cinema Will Return”
Two Summers Ago is a film about the efforts of a young journalist to salvage his personal life by visiting his ex-girlfriend, by surprise, at her godmother's house in Big Sur. Roland, the journalist, further complicates the situation by enlisting a female friend to be his traveling companion on the trip down Highway 1.
The fundraising goal represents 20% of the film's budget. Principal photography will take place over one week in October.
The money being raised is for production and post-production costs related to the creation of the film.
By contributing to this project you are enabling the filmmakers to produce and complete a short film that otherwise could not exist.
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