A man forced to confront his demons.
My name is Michael Edwards, and if you talk to anyone who knows me, you will be told that I am the "movie guy". Throughout my whole life I've been obbsessed with film and the effect it has on people. And now, after years of learning about myself and others through life experience...I am ready to show my visions to the world.
I've lived in a multitude of places...seen and done a multitude of things with my life, from art assistant in NYC, to recording engineer in Marin California, to award winning barista. My tastes and knowledge of not only film, but of life, has givin me the confidence in understanding my goals with the films I want to create.
"Horses" is a 10page short film dealing with themes of forgiveness, acceptance, love, and guilt. These are and have been some important themes and subjects in my life, and I'm sure of many other people's as well. I feel there is a lot to relate to with this project.
TY is subconciously ignoring or blocking out the memory of being somewhat resposible for the death of his son. His son dies of an accident through TY's negligence.
This film is about the moment when TY has to finally come to some acceptance of his actions, and in awknowledging his actions can finally come to some forgiveness. This is shown in the film with a series of visions and flashbacks that slowly peal away the layers of his "defense mechanisms" that have been built as a result of the overwhelming guilt he feels. As the memory blocks start to break down, we can understand his guilt and allow him to accept his forgivness.
Your gracious contributions will allow a group of highly passionate artists to see this project though. We are all trying to promote and create projects to help further our visions, and spread the communication of film to the widest audience possible.
Starting out in this field is difficult, especially in these times. The little (or much) that you donate will insure that new and hungry voices will be heard.
The budget for the entire shoot has been estimated around $3000 but we are only hoping for this first step to get the camera rolling.
Your donations are only going towards the rentals and fees required to produce a film on the higher level. We would like to be taken seriously as professionals and have determined these are the minimum needs required to achieve this. This includes and not limited to :
-Location Insurance (approx.$500, very important) for the Horse Ranch location.
-Equipment Rental of Camera & Lighting Gear including the RED Scarlet package.
-Food for Talent and Crew
-Travel expenses, Gas/Bridge Tolls for talent and crew as needed.
Our talent and crew are generously donating their time and skills free of charge to help bring "HORSES" to life. So we would like to have everything ready and to the utmost standards regarding their needs in order to display their skills at the highest levels.
This project is almost a 2 for 1.
For all of our generous benefactors we will be putting together a "Behind The Scenes" package. This will include a finished DVD, with "making of" footage. As well as a production book including set photos (shot by a professional and very skilled photographer from Florida) as well as the script included.
This comes from a side start up Video Production business, that includes a seperate group of professionals who are working with us in the post production phase. Currently, this company is still coming together and will possibly funded through a different "indiegogo" campaign.
This seperate company is already involved with many productions of live music DVD's in San Diego, and are good friends of ours. PureRecording.com, which is their current state, is bulding a video produciton dept. as we speak.
Your donations are going a long way...not only putting a powerful film into production, but allowing multiple dept. of artistic and independent business to thrive!
We understand that not everyone has extra money to throw around. If you know anyone who would be interested in helping a great project like this one, please pass along the word and let people know. There are plenty of indiegogo "share tools" at your disposal!
Thank You, from everyone in the "HORSES" crew!
I became inspired by such films as "Jacob's Ladder, and "The Fisher King". I feel that this theme and the traumas represented, as well as the mental process the character goes through, are pretty universal. I hope it to be a strong emotional journey that will open up a lot of reactions and intense emotions for the audience.
Chris B. Hebert is taking DP duties and I couldn't be happier about it. You can find his work here:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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