A medical thriller. What if a cure for cancer existed but never saw the light of day? Will greed prevail over moral duty to save lives?
This is it guys! My final graduate thesis film is here and I need your help. My name is Chiij like the CHAI LATTE. It's been a challenging couple of years, but it has all been to prepare for this final thesis film and I am optimistic that YOU can help me make it beyond the finish line! Directing is my passion and this film will be my calling card to a career in the film industry. We will be shooting on either the RED EPIC or the RED MX. This will be a professional film and we will be submitting to numerous festivals!
I graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Film Studies along with a minor in African & African American studies. In my undergraduate studies I worked at our University Television station (AggieTV) as executive technician where some of our footage was aired on CNN Headlines. I was also President Filmmakers' Ambition on campus in which I directed and produced dozens of short films. This graduate thesis film is my chance to put ALL of my skills to the test and I am ecstatic!
Cancer is a very serious and prevalent issue today as it affects everyone directly or indirectly. It has recently left an emptiness in my heart and "The Cure" portrays the many questions and concerns that I have about the disease. Why is there no cure yet? Has anyone come close? Are there people who benefit from there NOT being a cure? Where does all the donations to cancer research really go?
I think this film deserves to be made because it combats greed. By showing just how far greed can drive people, this will hopefully show how evil greed can be. This film contemplates GREED and TRUST which are both very universal issues. It shows just how difficult it is to balance having faith in humanity and making sure you don't trust the wrong people. These themes and answers will all be addressed in...
Dr. Raymond Rollins discovers the cure for cancer working out of a lab in his garage but unfortunately he is met with unimaginable hostility when trying to bring the cure to the public. J.P. Pharmaceuticals is set out to destroy the cure before it reaches the public. The more Raymond pushes his cure forward, the bigger the obstacle he has to overcome. Will greed prevail over the moral obligation to save millions of cancer patients? Will Dr. Rollins ever get the cure out to the public?
The budget for this film is approximately $10,000. The contribution that you make will go to but is not limited to
- LOCATIONS (doctor's office parking lot, exterior house - porch, 2 offices, mental institution cell, small auditorium, a garage)
- PRODUCTION DESIGN (transforming a garage into a laboratory)
- EQUIPMENT RENTALS
- POST PRODUCTION COSTS (hard drives, editor, sound design, color correction and more)
My goal is to raise AT THE VERY LEAST $5,000! Quantity of donation over quality of the donation. I sincerely believe in a collaborative effort to get ambitious independent films made. I have faith.
This can never be overemphasized. I appreciate any help that you have to offer whether it be spreading the word, helping with locations, offering services in any stage of the production. I wish you all the best and thank you so so SO much!
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