Seafarer is an intimate, naturalistic short film to be shot in Omaha, Nebraska. Music, fireworks, minor abrasions, and a turtle are also involved.
SEAFARER is an original short film. It’s about floating between adolescence and adulthood. It’s about feeling swallowed up by a big city and yearning for a simpler life. It’s about realizing that every relationship in your life is in transition, from your parents to your partner. It’s about feeling lost and searching. It’s about realizing you are still young and letting go. It’s about getting up one morning and taking off, driving across the country, and landing in the Midwest.
SEAFARER is also about original music, landscapes, community, misspent youth, childhood memories, and the lure of escape. It is told through the eyes of Edie, a 20-something struggling to make it as a singer-songwriter in L.A. After impulsively getting in her car and heading east in the middle of a rough night, Edie ends up in Omaha, Nebraska, where she meets up with Josh, the leader of a reckless band and a ragtag group of friends. Searching for the site of her only memory with her father, Edie spends a few days wandering the Midwest landscapes and the Omaha punk scene as she briefly escapes the young life she’s built for herself.
More than plot, characters and tone will drive the film. We want to capture the small moments and gestures, genuine interactions between people, and the palpable connection between emotions and surroundings to create a feeling of naturalism. The goal is an intimate portrait of a person during a transitional time in her life.
Any pledge to this project will go directly toward this independent production led by Lindsay Trapnell and Laura Hunt. We are shooting on location in Omaha, NE, in early fall with an amazing group of local friends, volunteers, and artists that make up the cast and crew. Our most expensive costs include procuring camera and sound equipment and accessories like lenses, a dolly, a car rig etc. These items, which are quite costly, are critical to our film as the story will be told primarily through visuals. We will also use money raised to feed our cast and crew, pay for necessary travel, create DVDs, and market the film and enter festivals.
We've wanted to make this film for a long time and are so excited to see it come to life. We appreciate any help and can’t wait to share Seafarer with you soon!
Many thanks to those who have already been a huge help, including Melissa, Alexia, Sam, Bob, John, Andrea, Cody, and Harrison!
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Jun 26, 2010 - Aug 30, 2010
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Thank you! Every little bit counts. You'll get access to all of our updates on here (blog, photos & videos). We'll do our best to make them interesting.
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We will record and collect music (some of which will be in the film) from various talented Omaha musicians, including actor/musicians Melissa Geary (Honeybee) and Sam Martin (Capgun Coup, S.A.M.) in some form (vinyl, CD, mixtape). Yes, we know this is a little vague, but trust us. It will be cool and feature some original and unreleased songs. We'll provide more details as they come. We'll also send you a uniquely chosen, handwritten postcard (collected from lots of random places).
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We'll mail you a DVD with originally designed cover artwork as soon as we get them burned. We'll be happy to sign the DVD if you like that sort of thing or include a short handwritten note, drawing or joke at your request.
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DVD + musical artifact (see above).
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DVD + An original 5 x7 print of a photo taken during the shoot (we'll give you options) + a uniquely chosen, handwritten postcard.
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13 backers Limited (12 of 25 left)
Limited edition, hand-numbered screenprinted posters + a thank you in the film credits + DVD + musical artifact.
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A souvenir from the state of Nebraska + screenprinted poster + thank you in credits + DVD + musical artifact.
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A cameo in the film or a character named for you + thank you in the credits + a grab bag of goodies of your choosing (poster, DVD, photo, music, Nebraska souvenir).
Pledge $1,000 or more
A short video made just for you + any of the above you desire + our undying gratitude forever and ever!