Jamey Smith’s MFA thesis film at Savannah College of Art and Design.
In the year 2032, people enjoy holographic interfaces and over-the-counter therapy. Quentin Albright, a mechanic, makes it through the day by abusing holographic memory devices. With them Quentin relieves precious memories of Wren, his ex-girlfriend, staving off depression. The kind words of a stranger inspire Quentin to reconnect with Wren. Ultimately Quentin must make a choice: cold reality or the warmth of holographic love.
"Blew" is Jamey Smith's graduate thesis film at SCAD. It is a sci-fi romance set in the near future - a dystopian world where society's infrastructure has begun to crumble. Themes of love, memory, addiction, and fate will pervade the film. "Blew" will be visually and narratively similar to such films as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Lost in Translation."
The film will be shot on the RED ONE camera by Crynma Zhang, one of SCAD's best cinematographers. The visual effects will be overseen by VFX supervisor Matthew Benson. Principal photography will take place in September and October in Savannah, GA.
By contributing to this film you will become an essential collaborator with the filmmakers. Those who donate will receive a special thanks in the film's credits, and the opportunity to have their face digitally added to Quentin's video contact list. It is only through the support of others that this project can see completion. Here are a few examples of how funds will be spent:
- Transportation costs for the equipment, crew, and actors
- Location fees
- Rental fees for advanced film equipment, such as HMI's and high quality lens
- Craft service to feed the crew, extras, and actors
- Production design to contribute to the film's futuristic, dystopian style
Samples of Director Jamey Smith's previous work.
Samples of Cinematographer Crynma Zhang's previous work.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 29, 2012.
Aug 30, 2012 - Sep 29, 2012 (30 days)
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You will receive a personal thank you phone call from the director.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above as well as having your name listed in the credits under "Special Thanks".Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All of the above plus a link to view the completed film.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All of the above plus a DVD of the final film autographed by the lead actor, Jared Bacon.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All of the above, plus you will receive a replica of the neural implant the characters in the film wear.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All the above, plus your face will be digitally added to Quentin's video chat contact list in the final film.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All the above, plus you will be credited as Executive Producer and receive an IMDB credit when the film is completed. Additionally you receive a film poster signed by the cast.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All the above, plus you will be invited to a live feed of the set during production in October via Skype or Google+.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above plus signed copies of the film's pre-production artwork by Gloria McAndrew, as well as dinner with the director and production heads.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012