A documentary that chronicles the last thing you say to someone, before they leave your life forever.
As an award-winning independent filmmaker, Brian Boye has worked almost exclusively in short-form comedic films; but has always had the desire to complete this project. Its origin began in 2000, when Brian was saying goodbye to a close friend: "I said, 'I'll see you in a few weeks. I love you, buddy.' And four weeks later Bill disappeared."
But Famous Last Words isn't about Brian’s own experience; Brian is seeking compelling stories like his: stories of last conversations with a loved one. They can be positive stories like his, or the tale of a conversation you wish you could do over. He hopes that through this film he will be able to offer his subjects a bit of closure, as well as open people's eyes to the delicate nature of life, and how quickly it can be over.
I had already received a lot of fascinating stories in just the few short weeks I've been promoting this project among my friends and colleagues.
And then, sadly, on a warm May day, the lives of so many were impacted when a F5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri. Over 150 people lost their lives that day, and countless others will never be able to talk to those people again. I hope that through this project, I'm able to find some of those stories and share them. Stories of heroism, stories of love. Stories where someone left the house in anger, and never got a chance to say "I'm sorry."
I understand, as a director, that many people feel reluctant to tell their stories. They might feel that I'm exploiting their misery. I can assure you, this is not the case. This is why I share my story about Bill Rundle. I've been there with you.
The money I hope to raise through Kickstarter will go towards the production expenses needed to shoot this documentary. As an experienced filmmaker, I've certainly got enough contacts and friends to where I could just call in a bunch of favors and shoot this as cheaply and quickly as possible. But I want to do this right.
Funds attained will help pay for crew expenses, travel, gas, food and all the things needed to help shoot this project. We are seeking a modest amount, in the hopes of reaching our goal, and then we hope to surpass that amount so that we are able to use part of the money for post-production as well.
Specifically to you, Kickstarter visitor... You are here because you may or may not have a story, but cannot share that story for a multitude of reasons. But if you are able to contribute funds to this project, you will be able to help others tell theirs.
Director, Famous Last Words
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