A short film about living life based on a coin toss; all things decided by heads or tails. Even love.
Dear family, friends and movie lovers,
We are glad to announce our upcoming short-film project HASARD that we are about to shoot this summer in Canada.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to be part of the production process and become an executive producer or just guarantee your personal copy of the short-film. Please find more rewards on this Kickstarter project site!
Our official website has just been launched!
Check it out: www.hasard-film.com
Follow us as we reveal more exciting details and updates about the movie. Join HASARD on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hasardfilm
Thank you for all your support!
Losing a bet to older friends, eight year-old Eloy steals a coin from an antiquities store.
From that day forward he tosses the coin whenever faced with a decision, basing his choices on heads or tails. Over time Eloy adds more support tools to struggle through life, relying more heavily on various forms of prognostication and augury.
As a young man, Eloy follows his secret love, the shopkeeper’s granddaughter, Soleil.
Relying on divination again, he constructs a letter for her with messages received in the fortune cookies he orders ritualistically every morning with his coffee.
Things come to a head when Eloy finds himself facing an emotional decision which he once again leaves up to a toss of the coin, which may finally expose him to the uncertainty of life and love.
WRITER AND DIRECTOR NOTES
The development and production of this short film project was a natural result of experience gathered over years of creating documentaries, commercials and music videos; disparate works but all rich in narrative and stylistic elements.
The objective is to develop a strong story for presentation to a wide audience in both regional and international film festivals. High end production value is mandatory for this project which brings together a network of passionate filmmakers to make it happen.
The storyline for this short film emerged through a personal exploration of universal tropes surrounding faith, notions of destiny and the idea of a deterministic universe.
Our main character’s mode of living began as an innocent childhood game but through repetition and reinforcement grew to become a disability, with all choices dependent upon his personal talisman, the coin.
His overpowering need for a sense of safety and control is diametrically opposite to the way his object of affection approaches fate; while he attempts to limit his exposure to fate’s caprice she allows it to wash over her and carry her away with it.
The underlying themes range from fated lovers to self-fulfilling prophecy and determinism, with conclusions ultimately being left to the audience.
By limiting his exposure to chance, our anti-hero by necessity limits his exposure to society and isolates himself. Yet he may find himself stripped of his psychological and spiritual shelter by the very device he’s used to remain “safe”.
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Congratulations! You officially became ASSOCIATE PRODUCER of HASARD. Welcome to the team. You will get all rewards mentioned above including two film festival passes in your area. If you select a festival we personally attend, we will take you out for a drink at the much sought-after parties. (Travel to the location and accommodation is unfortunately not included in this package, but we will make sure you get your money's worth!)Estimated delivery:
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Please welcome the new EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of HASARD. Your name will appear in the OPENING title. Additionally to all rewards mentioned above you will receive work in progress updates via e-mail, invited to join the shoot and be part of post production process. (Travel to the location and accommodation is unfortunately not included in this package, but we will make sure you get your money's worth!)Estimated delivery:
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