Sam, a nervous writer, has given up on storytelling. Through a wild adventure with a Griot, Sam learns of these stories all around him.
What - "The Griot" is essentially about taking advantage of your story; your life. As hard as it may be sometimes, there is beauty in your story and the stories all around you. Waiting to be explored, just like your own.
Why - We want to promote new forms of clever film-making and storytelling, with a highly stylized visual touch, and shrewd sense of sound design. We also want to encourage people in the art world, and all others fields alike, who sometimes may feel like their "craft" isn't worth while. Your story is very important to us.
How - It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars to make films. We can pull this off with the great team we have; the amazing cast we have, for just $2,000. The crew, and even the cast, are working virtually for free. All, so that we can bring Sam's story to life. We have the locations, the equipment, and the Pre-production tools. The $2000 is to feed everyone on set for the 10 specific days we will be shooting. It will also cover travel costs, as well as location costs.
The TEAM involved is;
David Adeogun - is a young filmmaker and artist, whose thought provoking work speaks to storytelling. A proponent of new kinds of films and subject matter, specifically that of African mythology and subject matter, David hopes to continue the legacy of revolutionary African Filmmakers like Sembene Ousmane and Mambety. Supporting this film will support him, African film-making, and his dream.
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Eric Petrini - is an incredible illustrator & photographer who will be serving as a Director of Photography on this project. The film features elements of his striking illustrations and photography. Supporting this film will be supporting him and his dream of becoming a Professional DP.
April Maxey - is an immensely talented filmmaker who will also be doing camera work as well as sound work on the project. Her work often is about empowering women and strong female characters; something this film features. Supporting this film will be supportive of that kind of refreshing film-making.
Meg Skaff - is a quirky young filmmaker, whose highly odd and original work speaks for itself. She brings a wonderful level of humor to this already humorous tale. She is an essential member of the Production Team. Supporting this film will be supportive of her.
Michael Gallant is a new thinker when it comes to lighting. He is known for his unique lighting set-ups. Set-ups that will bring an edge of dynamism to the project. A project featuring several other talented individuals like Andy Martinez & Sean Dalhberg, fresh, artistic and adventurous filmmakers and perspectives.
As you can tell this team is very diverse; just as diverse as the prime cast below.
Their skill is amazing and by helping this project, you help them accomplish their wonderful craft and live their dream.
The film is near finished with Pre-production, with custom drawn storyboard images available, as you can see, drawn by the Dir. David Adeogun. Now it's up to you all to help us fund this film and shoot it well. $2000 is small, but it will help us. Should we go above, we can make the film even better; should you help us. We have the locations, the cast, the crew and equipment. The WHY is there and the WHAT is there. Now we just need help with the HOW. If you could donate and help us accomplish this project, especially during this holiday season, it would be so much appreciated. Help us make films for you, your friends, colleagues, or even children to enjoy.
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