Piers struggles to find fame in a world full of modern-abstract art lovers.
It's a Joke - Help us Finish!
The film is about a classical painter struggling to became famous in a modern-abstract-art-loving world. Frustrated with people's love of talentless artists, he stubbornly tries to get people to appreciate his art until he gets frustrated. In anger he paints a joke, which he later takes too far.
We need the money for:
- The gallery rental
- Art supplies for Production Design (canvases mostly as well as things for the set design like champagne glasses)
- One-time catering service to feed the crew
- Your awesome rewards!
- Signed postcards, signed script, seeing the film a week in advance, shortbook, credits, invitation to the gallery and even some of the paintings we've created! Take a look to your right! >
Who You are Supporting:
Writer, Producer, Director: Zuzana Volny - Main Actor: James Smith - Supporting Actor: Erik Batoog - First Assistant Director: Michael John Lapid - Director of Photography: Kyle Henry - Script Supervisor: Will Leoppard - Editor: Jennifer Chu
Piers: a classical painter who believes the art he paints requires real talent, unlike the abstract art everyone else seems to be swooning over.
Bill Casady: a gallery owner as well as Piers' best friend. Bill is money-hungry and will jump on any opportunity to gain some extra cash, which is one reason he is still Piers' friend. He's hoping that one day, Piers will break his stubborn ways and paint Bill a modern-abstract masterpiece.
Society: in this exaggerated world, everyone only likes and understands modern abstract art (an example of this art is Mark Rothko). Because it's extremely popular, people are blind to their personal tastes and follow the main populace's opinion, to do so otherwise would mean ostracization.
What happens if we don't make our goal
It's simple really, you won't have your rewards and I won't have as awesome a film as I could have. I will still finish this film no matter what because it means that much to me, but I won't be able to put the money into the awesome production design it needs. This film will also be an opportunity for the crew to put it in their demo reels and their resumes. Great production value a plus. Even if you donate $1, I will be very thankful and grateful for the support.
~ THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! ~
Thanks to you, you're helping me finish my film the way it deserves to be finished, with a bang. We're all so passionate about this project and it means a lot to us when others share this passion with us, so thanks for any and all your support.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,500 goal
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Aug 6, 2012 - Aug 31, 2012 (25 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A postcard of Piers' classical painting sent and signed by the director, Zuzana, and main actor, James.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $20 or more
ONE WEEK LEFT - NEW REWARD! ~The local's favorite~ Anybody who gives a $20 pledge at the week-to-go mark will get an invitation to the gallery film shoot September 16th, be an extra! (accommodation and travel not included) as well as all the $25 rewards!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A postcard of your choice (of one of the paintings) signed by the director and main actor + your name in the credits at the end of the film listed under "Supporters." + a chance to view the film online a week before everyone else! This will be a special edition video just for kickstarter supporters. You'll also get the special privilege of being able to download the film.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $35 or more
All of the above + the script signed by the director and cast! + your name in credits in "Supporters" in own subcategory "Special Thanks."Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above + a shortbook about the film (with set photos, tidbits, bios, page from the script with director's notes) + credit in "Supporters" in own subcategory "Extra Special Thanks".Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $90 or more
All of the above + a specially made invitation for you to the gallery filmshoot itself! (filmshoot will take place September 16th, travel + accommodation not included)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $200 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
All of the above + ANY modern-abstract painting of your choice from onset of the gallery to take home! + We'll also give you a professionally made DVD copy of the film and a personalized thank you video from the entire crew! (Please note: if you live outside the US, a painting may not be a possible reward. If you live in the US but cannot pick a painting in person, please add $25 for shipping expenses).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $400 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
All of the above + an Executive Producer credit at the end of the film + a complimentary trip to the De Young with the director and star actor. Ask all the questions you'd like to have answered about them, the film, and their inspirations. You'll get to see the painting that inspired Piers' classical piece in the film in person! (travel and accommodation not included) (If you cannot make it to the De Young for any reason - mainly distance, you can get a 30 minute online Skype video session with the director and actor instead!) (Please note: if you live outside the US, a painting may not be a possible reward. If you live in the US but cannot pick a painting in person, please add $25 for shipping expenses).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012