I want to thank everyone for their AWESOME SUPPORT! We have just about 18 hours left! If you could please pass on our project and its web address to others it would be greatly appreciated! The film has officially been sent to Tamara, our composer. She has begun working on it!! It's SUPER exciting!
We have only 5 days left!!!! I want to thank everyone for the wonderful support so far!!! I have officially found my film composer and she has agreed to work on my film's score!!! here is her website:
I want to take this opportunity to thank my cast and crew for this film!! Everyone did a wonderful job!!
Our hero and lead character of ROBERT is played by the multi-talented BILL SULLIVAN. The object of his desire and fuel to his heart is the BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, who is played by the beautiful and passionate KARA ADDINGTON. The twist to this romance is its dark and mysterious figure... A tall and mischievous cloaked character with a dark secret and its own hidden motivations. THE SHROUDED FIGURE is played by the charismatic and wide-ranged actor JOHN GRAHAM.
All of my crew members were fellow students of mine and are working on their own projects as well. They all did 3 hours of commuting the first two days of shooting in addition to working from sunrise to sunset all three days of production!!! They all are awesome and would love this opportunity to get their names out into the professional world of film by sending our films to the festival circuit!!! Here they are:
Director of Photography: Nigel McKain
Assistant Directors: Ivan Calixto and Yanellis Reyes
Grip department: Harold Urena, Gregory DiGiacomo, Sandra Grant
Make Up: Tobias King
Still Photographers: Harold Urena, Sandra Grant, Daniel Arena
Musical Score: Tamara Douglas-Morris
We still need help funding now to get our film out to the public. There are very few ways to do that as a short film. The main way is to send it to film festivals! Unfortunately, just to apply to film festivals can range anywhere between $20-$100, and you do not get refunded if you aren't accepted. All of the additional funding we receive will be allocated to this. I strongly believe the message of our film is VERY important to get out to the public! All you desire lies within!!! All you need to get what you need you already have. You just need to believe in yourself!!! That's why I am asking everyone to please pass on our webpage to others!! I didn't make this film for fun or even a grade. I wrote, directed, and funded this project myself for 9 months because I believe in its message and I know it will not only entertain, but help many people...
I would like to take this opportunity while I wait for Robert to finish rendering in Final Cut to once again to thank everyone for the wonderful support. I would also like to give you a little background on myself and how I came up with my production company name titled SpielBank Productions.
I was born and raised in the state of Georgia in a suburban town called Marietta. My older brother and my mother introduced me to movies at a young age which immediately became a passion of mine. Growing up instead of birthday parties, I would have Monster Movie Marathons. I enjoyed seeing almost anything! Throughout my younger years I was not a disciplined student, but always enjoyed expressing myself through creative outlets. In the 6th grade I began the long journey of becoming a musician which I regularly practiced and took lessons for almost a decade. After high school I left home and joined the US Coast Guard as an Operations Specialist Petty Officer. The Coast Guard moved me throughout the country, but I ended my tour in New York. The experience in the Coast Guard truly expanded my maturity level exponentially. After receiving my honorable discharge from service I left the service and became a student at The Art Institute of New York. I dabbled in Web Design before coming back to my true passion that I had once found as a child. MOVIES. I am now a Digital Filmmaking major working on my thesis film called Robert.
My production company has a very odd name of SpielBank Productions. It works as my company name on two levels. First on the more shallow of levels Spiel in German means play. Therefore my company is a bank of plays. The real personal reason and my true motivation behind the name of my company is because it combines both my mother's and father's original last names. Bank and Spieler.
Once again I would like to thank you all very much for the continued support of my film. To this point all of the funding had come out of my own pocket which is very tough because films are expensive and I'm still a student. Now that I have passed the 100% mark, all the extra funding will be used for the fees required to apply to different film festivals. Thank you all very much for the support and please keep passing our film's website here on kickstarter to others!
Here are a couple small thank you pictures from the production of Robert. You will see that the crew was all comprised of students and really had a lot of fun!
Thank you very much everyone for the awesome support!!! We are closing in on our minimum goal! I wanted to take this opportunity to explain why I made this film and why I think its important! The film teaches a universal message of believing in yourself no matter what obstacles lie in your way. It's a problem every person goes through often. Should you take that next step... Should you try this... Should I take that chance... Just remember ALL YOU DESIRES LIES WITHIN...
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