First Clip & A Request for Help
Well, here we are deep into post production. And here is your exclusive update.
Where we stand as of now is that we would like to submit to our first festival, SUNDANCE, by September 17th.
Having said that, we lost our editor this week. The good news is he got us off to an amazing start. The bad news is we have a lot of work to go.
Currently, we have spent all the money we have raised. And unfortunately on the schedule we are on, we have to seek out finishing funds.
Here is a clip from the movie along with an excerpt from the screenplay. This is not the finished product, by any means. But, we wanted to give you a taste of how good this movie looks.
If after seeing the clip you are beyond excited, we invite you to up your donation. All reward levels are still applicable. Leslie Hope, our director, graciously jumped up to Executive Producer with her donation of $2500.00 two weeks ago due to her excitement and belief for the project. In fact, a number of people who donated their services as cast and crew also gave us money to help finish it. If you would like to join them with an increased donation, please let us know by emailing directly to email@example.com. Trust us. Every little bit counts at this point.
Either way, we will finish with a beautiful movie and it will still be thanks to all of you. But, in the meantime, please read this excerpt from the screenplay and then follow along with this short clip from the movie. We are positive you will see the beauty we have seen and we hope that you will consider upping your donation for our labor of love.
With Utmost Gratitude,
Jeff & the Buried Treasure Team
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
Very modern and barren, as well. Looks like a hotel room without any warmth at all. Mark walks up to the bed and smooths out the sheets to anal perfection. CLOSE ON the bed with one pillow in the center of the bed.
INT. BEDROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK
Mark making the bed as we catch a glimpse of MARK’S WIFE (20’s), a human ray of sunshine, ripping the sheets out of his hands. Mark tries to get the sheets back. They flirt. She pushes him aside and starts to flip the mattress over.
INT. BEDROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK - LATER
Mark’s wife lies within a mass of sheets and mattresses - a self made FORT. Mark enters the fort and turns on a small FAN aimed upward. The fan creates a ripple effect along the walls and roof of the fort. His Wife laughs and smiles on with admiration. This is seen, but not heard.
INT. BEDROOM - DAY
Night fades into day before our eyes. Mark still sitting in his chair with his eyes wide open. An ALARM CLOCK goes off.
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