"Director's Cut" is the story of an ex-film student who decides she's going to make the most ambitious, insane movie the world has ever seen.
My name is Elana Mugdan, and I'm currently producing an independent movie called "Director's Cut". It is the story of Cassie Thompson, a college dropout and ex-film student who is tired of being disrespected and downtrodden. In a subconscious effort to turn her life around, she decides to make a movie. The only problem is the movie is impossible for her to film without a $100 million budget, and her cast and crew are neurotic and inexperienced, to say the least.
Cassie struggles with external conflicts -- conflicts that any independent filmmaker will identify with -- but the biggest problem for her lies within: she has a history of quitting when the going gets tough, and with no money and no support, she can't hope to make her movie. Will her greatest adventure simply end up being another mark on the long list of her failures?
As we move closer to the main part of our production (we resume filming on April 24, 2010), we're aiming to raise an additional $2,500 for the project which will go towards food and transportation costs for the cast and crew, public liability insurance, location fees, and props and wardrobe. Our ultimate goal is to submit "Director's Cut" to the Sundance Film Festival; raising this money will help us get there, not only to help pay for submission fees to that and other film festivals, but to help make the movie as spectacular as possible!
Of course, everyone -- no matter how small a donation they make -- will receive screen credit in the movie for helping us out. Additional rewards for backers are listed on the side of the page, and for additional information on "Director's Cut", Shivnath Productions, and our talented cast and crew, I invite you to take a look at our website, the URL of which is listed below:
Thank you all for your time and generosity!
NOTE: You don't have to donate in the increments you see on the right-hand side of the page. If you feel like donating $5, that's perfectly acceptable. If you feel like donating $36.53, that's fine, too.
Production Stills courtesy of Mike Gong, NPPA # 258975
Featured film clips from the first weekend on set of "Director's Cut"; Director of Photography Dave Dodds.
Featured Actors: Hallie York, Johnathan Fernandez, Omar Baig, Alexander Nicosia
Poster photography/layout provided by Eric Pietrangolare and Korntey Gloska
Featured Actors on Poster: Hallie York, Johnathan Fernandez, Jessica Coles, Brian Cheng, Eric James Eastman
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Are you an actor? A director? Cinematographer? Gaffer? You're extremely talented in your line of work, but you just can't seem to get your mind around Final Cut Pro...well, your worries are over! In addition to receiving a DVD, a movie poster, and screen credit as a Financial Producer, Shivnath Productions will edit your demo reel for you, and deliver it back to you on an 8-gig thumbdrive, yours to keep :)
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