A short film about what the lengths to which we'll go to feel special.
The Truth About Making Films
Filmmaking is fun. It's expressive. It's a collaborative effort that, if pulled off successfully, can produce incredibly fulfilling pieces. These are ideas the industry feeds us, and they're true. But the truth that they gloss over is that making films is expensive.
I have been saving for this film for three years. Birthday money, Christmas money, that much-appreciated crisp twenty when you come to visit me- that's all going to this film. And I'm still not there. Which is why we need your help.
Why We're "Special"
"Special" is a film that is intended to give a voice to people that don't normally have one. I've seen these events happen time and time again. It could happen to anyone, and it often does. And nobody talks about it. But I want to.
Amber never considered herself special. But all of that changes on Halloween night when she meets a charming young man named Sam. As the night goes on, Amber and Sam become closer. For once in her life, Amber feels special. But is Sam too good to be true?
Emily Humble as Amber
James Edwards as Sam
Our Special Crew
Directed by Wesley Caldwell
Written by Melanie Little
Produced by Stephen Nadeau
Cinematography by Eric Dickinson
Where Your Money Will Go
Your money is just as important to us as it is to you. That's why every cent of every donation is going toward making this film the best it can possibly be.
We're shooting a Halloween movie in May. Pumpkins are out of season. Costumes are scarce. There is nary a skeleton to be found. Our biggest need right now is production design, and that is what this portion of the budget is intended to cover.
We have a fantastic crew lined up to work on this project, but they're people. It's against the academic code to pay them for their help, but the least we can do is feed them.
Money will also go toward costumes, travel money for actors, camera accessories, and many other departments. Trust us. It will be spent well.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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