Two girls' fight to survive in a decayed, depraved slum. If you're not a criminal - you're a victim.
If our video sounded like we were reading a prompt, that's because we were. Keep us *behind* the camera where we belong - please donate to our project.
Our $1200 Kickstarter goal is a conservative goal based on the all-or-nothing funding. If possible, we would love to reach as close to $2000 as we can - meaning better sets and props, which right now are mostly lended pieces that must be returned - so no cool texturing or weathering/decaying.
We're Kevin Marshall and Fred Ruff - we're film students trying to fund our senior project - an 18 minute short called "Crimes." It's kind of a punk-inspired Thelma and Louise in Sin City.
Peacock has been on her own since she was a kid - her brother Johnny abandoned her after their parents were killed. She wants to get out of town, and start a new life with Princess, who she rescued from an abusive home at a young age. But she must deal with a debt to a crime lord, and Princess' lust for Johnny - who's shown up to drag them into a fight.
We started this project back in April, and have been living and breathing it since. We've written countless script revisions, agonized over set design and art direction, and photographed storyboards for every shot using scale models and macro photography.
We'll be shooting most of our film at Stevenson's University's Greenspring Campus, in a black box theatre, using a highly modular set design. The film will be shown as a part of the school's annual Film & Video Senior Showcase this May.
We're working mostly off donated time and materials, but some costs are inevitable.
Film Processing and Scanning
Our school requires that at least part of our project is shot on film. Film needs to be processed, and then scanned into a digital format. Even with just the one reel of film we're using, our most recent estimates at around $600
Food for Cast and Crew
We can't pay our cast and crew - they're graciously donating their time and talent to us. The least we can do is make sure their well-fed. We'll have 3-4 full shooting days, with a pickup day or two. Right now we've budgeted around $400 for food.
We'll need to make a few purchases. We'll need a couple hard drives for storage and backup of footage, costing about $300. We'll also be making a few lights, which should cost $100 or less.
With the fantasy setting, and the construction of sets vs. location shooting, art department is incredibly important. Some things have been donated or are being lent to us, but we'll still need some building materials, paint, props, flooring, wardrobe, makeup, etc. Right now our minimum budget is about $200.
You might notice this adds up to more than our goal: $1200. Truth is, factoring in what we'd like to do with Art Department, and other costs like insurance, we'd love to get to $2000. This would mean more/better food for the cast and crew, more varied/believable sets, and more detailed props and makeup.
We must get this project done - and we humbly ask that you help us make it happen.
Check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crimes/184111904939277
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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