A lonely, angry young man befriends a vagrant at Christmastime, where they bond through their mutual isolation and discontent with life
Hello and welcome to the December Kickstarter page! I'd like to tell you a little about the film I'm trying to make. December is an introspective character study of a lonely-yet-misanthropic young man named Derrick who's become very lost and dissatisfied with his life. He doesn't fit into the world around him and doesn't know how to. His existence is lonely and devoid of purpose, leaving him feeling empty and useless, but he doesn't know what to do about it at the same time. Derrick drinks excessively and destructively to avoid dealing with this depressing reality but ignores the damage it does to him, mentally and physically. He befriends a vagrant that is himself a recovering alcoholic who becomes the young man's late night "drinking buddy". Their relationship becomes much more than that though, as they connect through their shared outlook, isolation, unhappiness, and confusion of the world around them. The questions they ask each other and themselves push them to come to terms with the issues that make them how, and who, they are.
Writing the script was a very personal and difficult thing for me, as the bitterness, anger, and pessimistic outlook of Derrick's were all inspired by my own feelings after high school. The fear of seemingly having your life stop before it ever started and the loneliness of having no one talk to was a very overwhelming feeling that I didn't respond well to. Two years of feeling like this was enough I decided, and started writing December.
This is a very important film to me, one of those rare projects that you've "seen already in your head" (because I sort of lived it) but I'm very passionate about it and want to make the absolute best movie I possibly can with your help. If you would be so kind as to help me make this film a reality I would be so honestly grateful, as I honestly see this movie not only as a much needed creative outlet and sincere film, but personally I see it as a form of therapy to release all the negativity that's plagued me for so long. Your contributions will go toward the film's production and post production, equipment, and making the backer rewards awesome. I want to thank you so much for just giving this campaign your time and attention and if you could, please share this project with your friends and family and anyone else who would be interested. Thank you!
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Wow, thank you for donating! Your name will be in the Special Thanks credits of the film! You'll also get a special Thank You post on your wall from our Facebook page for all your friends to see and be jealous of!Estimated delivery:
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You'll get everything above with a download of the completed film and a personal email from the director thanking you personally. Not only that but he'll share whatever awkward or embarrassing personal story he can recall at the time.Estimated delivery:
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You get everything above plus a DVD copy of the film with a special making-of featurette. The DVD box cover will also feature unique and charmingly amateurish art by the director himself! ($5 extra for international backers)Estimated delivery:
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Everything above is yours on top of getting an awesome December mini poster to hang on your wall and then ask your non-film buff friends if they've seen the movie, and watch with delight as they squirm trying to convince you they have even though you know they haven't! (until you make them watch it of course) ($8 extra for international backers)Estimated delivery:
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You'll get all the cool stuff above along with a copy of the official movie script which will be signed by the cast and crew AND a PDF download of a special booklet which catalogues all the highly personal, painful, and pessimistic notes, ideas and doodles the director made during the film's conception! (add $8 for international backers)Estimated delivery:
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You're gonna get all that stuff above but on YOUR DVD copy of the film, you'll get a super special bonus feature of the director thanking YOU personally and perhaps also reciting a poem written especially for you or doing a speed drawing of you, with flattery in mind of course! ($8 extra for international backers)Estimated delivery:
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Man, you're gonna get all that cool stuff PLUS a physical copy of the director's notes booklet to look at and get unsettled by. On top of that you will hereby be considered an executive producer, and thus get an executive producer credit in the film! ($10 extra for international backers)Estimated delivery:
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This is the really cool one. You'll get everything above, sent to you in a specialized package with exclusive extra goodies and props pertaining to the film. Best of all though, you'll get two tickets to a screening of December in Tampa, Florida! (travel fare not included though) ($15 extra for international backers)Estimated delivery:
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