The quirky love story feature film from the award winning short. Join the team as we reveal to everyone exactly what’s in the water...
WHY WE BROUGHT YOU HERE...
We're giving you the opportunity be a part of turning this AWARD WINNING short film into a full length feature film, and in return we are giving back some of the coolest goodies offered on Kickstarter. Be the one who joins us on the red carpet as we accept the award together for best foreign language film.
Get started NOW and become a member of the team!
View the short teaser here to get a taste of the feature film now in production.
THE FILM'S JOURNEY SO FAR...
The Windmill began its quirky life as an AFDA Film School short film in 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. The short film went onto receive 11 AFDA awards and became AFDA’s official entry into the Student Oscars, giving us something really cool to boast about!
During a screening of the short, the fine folks at ZenHQ Films were so blown away, after hoisting their jaws up from the floor they immediately optioned the film to expand it into a full-length feature film for the whole quirky world to see. Like The Notebook and Benjamin Button, The Windmill is destined to be the talked about film of 2012, even without Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling.
The film is just about fully financed, but we need to raise another $75,000, and we are asking you to contribute any amount from $10 - $10,000 in exchange for the goodies listed on the right, and become a full fledged member of the filmmaking team.
There’s Something in the Water…
The Windmill is a beautiful, humorous and quirky love story that revolves around 17 year Henri who arrives on the doorstep of an oddly familiar retirement village. Henri's world is soon infested by garden ornaments, bingo nights and weird and wonderful behavior. Henri is taken under the wing of a kind, elderly neighbor, who, for some odd reason, forces him to take regular baths at her house after purposely damaging Henri’s plumbing!
During a sneaky late night cigarette, Henri follows five silhouetted figures into a forest and finds more than he expected – elderly folks diving into a vast expanse of water, a windmill rising from its moonlit center. A beautiful young girl appears from amongst the darkness and introduces herself as Margot – Henri is immediately smitten by his mysterious new friend.
But not everything is as it seems in Henri’s world…
THE FILM MAKERS
ZenHQ Films is a leading film and TV production company based in Cape Town and headed up by transplanted American Chris Roland and Lee-Ann Cotton, with a satellite office in Los Angeles. The company’s main focus is film and television development, financing, production and distribution for the international market. For more info, check below or visit our website at www.zen-hq.com.
Etienne graduated with a BA in filmmaking in 2011 and has already emerged as a hot new writer/director. The Windmill started out as Etienne's graduate film, where it went onto win 11 awards and was nominated for a student Oscar. The feature length version of The Windmill marks Etienne's feature film debut, and if his remarkable work in film, TV, music videos and commercials is any indication, The Windmill is destined to be the indie film most talked about in 2012.
SOME OF THE LIMITED COOL GOODIES YOU CAN OWN
Below are some of the original AMAZING DIGITAL PAINTINGS created by our Director Etienne Fourie. We want to give these quirky pieces of art to you.
Check out thewindmillmovie.com & see all the pieces to choose from!
HOW TO WORK KICKSTARTER
- Sign up for an account (It's free and Its easy and you can even use your Facebook account to connect).
- Decide what cool goodies you'd like from the list over there on the right.
- Click the green pledge button next to your selected goodies.
- Use your Amazon account to complete your order.
- Now enjoy the film and the goodies!
- Don't wait until its too late - order now!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $75,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 17, 2012.
May 18, 2012 - Jun 17, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A very SPECIAL THANKS to you on our website as well as a really cool thank you post card just for you!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above plus the WHENEVER-WHEREVER-YOU-WANT-IT digital download of the completed film.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $60 or more
The exclusive SUPPORTERS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the film including special features not to be missed, plus special thanks to you on our website and the cool post card.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $100 or more
The Blu Ray box set of the SUPPORTERS SPECIAL EDITION of the film and a signed printed poster, special thanks to you on our website and that really cool post card too. (PLEASE ADD $4.99 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $199 or more
1 backer Limited (34 of 35 left)
LIMITED REWARD! All of the above plus one of the neat PINK FLAMINGO props used in the movie. Wouldn't that be cool to place on your mantel? (PLEASE ADD $4.99 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above plus a SIGNED DIGITAL COPY OF THE SCRIPT and exclusive unlimited access to behind the scenes high-resolution digital stills taken during the making of the film. (PLEASE ADD $4.99 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Check out all these goodies! All of the above plus YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS of the film; one signed original print of director Etienne's digitally painted artwork (as seen on thewindmillmovie.com); exclusive daily access to behind-the-scenes video, during shooting, sent directly to your computer. (PLEASE ADD $4.99 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
Here you start to BECOME ONE OF US. All of the above plus exclusive updates on production and editing progress; digital downloads of the various rough cuts during editing - you're opportunity to see how the film making process unfolds! And the best for last, one of the really cool props used in the film. (PLEASE ADD $4.99 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
WELCOME TO THE TEAM! All of the above plus you will be asked for your input on the edit - if we like it, we’ll use it – your opportunity to participate in the actual film making process! Exclusive peek at the cast and crew SKINNY DIPPING in the pond where the windmill stands (Yes, for real!); AND additional signed digital artwork print. (PLEASE ADD $4.99 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
All of the above plus an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in opening title sequence of the film; 2 downloadable high resolution digital artworks by Etienne Fourie to use in any way you want for a s long as you want. (PLEASE ADD $4.99 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012