Only 78 is a story of how a small community with an indomitable spirit has united to tell its story & lay claim to a sustainable future
Gabarus is a small fishing village of 78 year-round residents on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. For nearly 70 years, it was for the most part well-protected from the frequently violent storms of the North Atlantic by a seawall originally built by the Canadian government.
The Canadian government has refused to acknowledge ongoing responsibility for the seawall. The sad reality is that the story of Gabarus is one shared in many different ways by scores of coastal communities in Canada and around the world. Considered against the backdrop of dramatic climate and demographic shifts during an era of reduced public spending, many, if not all such communities face similar challenges to assure their survival.
Help us document this ongoing story and join us to celebrate the determination of a small village to succeed, despite the odds, in helping to shape its own destiny. As many in Gabarus have said... “we are all in this together. It is our village today, but it may be your community tomorrow”.
What & Why am I supporting?
Production - Filming / Sound / Lighting - 20%
This is a big chunk of the project as there is cost for Director of Photography, Lighting, Boom Operator (for audio)
Post Production - Editing / Color Correction / Sound Design -15%
This includes 100s of hours of post production work involving editing of interviews and coherent storytelling along with Color Correction and Sound Design and Mastering. Aside from the story, we do want this documentary to look and sound top notch.
Animations - 6%
To help illustrate certain points in the film, we will create custom 3d and 2d animations to convince a certain point
Composer - 8%
We’d love to hire a one or more composers to create an incredible score that will help tell the story
Travel - 10 %
This documentary is about a current issue not just limited to Gabarus. There are 200 + coastal communities who are effected by this or similar issue. We will be travelling to Gabarus and other coastal communities throughout this year and next year to complete the project.
Equipment and Expendables - 8 %
We will be mostly using our equipment but there will be times, where we would need to rent certain equipment while we are travelling to tell the story effectively.
Website & Digital Download - 5%
This takes care of our website, blog and social media websites to be updated throughout the production process.
Footage Rights - 3%
At times we would need to buy rights to certain footage to help the story whether it's through archival libraries or tv networks
Marketing and Promoting - 20%
In order to make awareness of this issue international, we need help promoting and marketing it. We will be taking it to international film festivals and that includes hiring an agent to promote it, film festival submission fee, travelling to promote the film all over the world.
Kickstarter - 5%
Kickstarter has to make money so they take 5% of the amount.
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Our greatest challenge is funding itself. Please keep in mind that this is strictly independent project and doesn't represent interest of any corporation, group or political party.
Producing a film is rewarding but challenging task. There is cost of travel, crew, equipment just in the production phase. In Post Production phase, there are 100s of hours of editing, color correction, sound design, musical score and many other small things that help complete this task.
All the funds raised here will be going towards production and anything extra, we may raise, will go to fund in order to help replace the seawall in Gabarus
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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