For Sale is a short inspired by an urban legend about Ernest Hemingway. Donate and gain the chance to creatively contribute to the film
For Sale is a short film written by Walter McCarthy. It follows a young man as he goes around putting up signs that read "For Sale". He starts to plaster the signs everywhere, but the audience never gets to see exactly what it is hes putting up for sale, until the very end.
It's inspired by an urban legend about Ernest Hemingway. One day, he was at Sardis with a couple other authors, artists and celebrities, when he stated this.
"I'm such a great writer, I can write a story in 6 words."
Of course everyone thought he was insane. So he wagered them all 10 dollars that he couldn't do it. When everyone agreed, he grabbed a napkin, and wrote down six words. He passed the napkin to each person at the table, and after reading it, they all placed 10 dollars on the table. And on that napkin he wrote:
"FOR SALE. BABY SHOES. NEVER WORN."
This story goes to show that you can tell a story with a complete beginning, middle, and end, and not drown yourself in details. Sometimes the most simplistic story can evoke emotion, and thats what I aim to do with my movie.
I intend to shoot it very simplistically. No complicated camera moves, no crazy angles. Just a couple shots per scene that helps to evoke the emotion and obstacles the protagonist goes through to put up these signs.
The money is for the basic production costs for shooting a low budget short film. Lunches, permits, props, makeup. I'm already putting a good chunk of money in myself, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
BUT WHAT DO I GET?
This first week, anyone who donates $5.00 or more will be able to creatively contribute to the movie. Besides the sign Daniel, the lead, puts up. There will be many more humorous signs all around. We want backers to submit us any picture they like, save for a few guidelines.
IT MUST BE PG
YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHTS TO USE IT
We will then have to figure out some way to make it a sign you would actually see on a callboard. We expect to have some pretty ridiculous ones. After the 19th, any pictures you send to the email provided in the first update will be used in the end credits in some creative way.
Other than that, you can snag a copy of the movie when its done, audio files of the original soundtrack, screen credit, or even a dinner with the Director!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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SEND US A PICTURE, AND WE WILL TURN IT INTO A FOR SALE SIGN TO BE USED IN THE MOVIE! THIS IS ONLY GOOD IF YOU DONATE BEFORE THE 19TH!
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A SPECIAL THANKS IN THE CREDITS, PLUS ANY OTHER REWARDS FROM ABOVE!
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A COPY OF THE SOUNDTRACK COMPOSED BY TEDDY ROBERTS, PLUS ALL OF THE ABOVE.
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A DVD OF THE FINISHED MOVIE, PLUS ALL OF THE ABOVE!
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2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT, AND A DINNER WITH THE DIRECTOR!
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT, AND A SPECIAL INVITATION TO THE MOVIES PREMIER!
- (21 days)