"Goodbye, Goodbye" is a dramatic short film, 10 to 15 minutes in length & explores feelings common to us all: despair, hope, & rebirth.
The project "Goodbye, Goodbye" is a short film about a man and a woman, each of whom are battling despair and hopelessness. Tragic events in the man's life threaten to consume him, but after living a life of despair for too long, he decides that he can no longer keep living this way and begins to make changes. About the time he is coming out of the darkness that threatened to take him, he crosses paths with a young woman who is herself in the very midst of hopelessness, abuse, and drowning in addictions. However, after she, too, has been drained of her desire for life, she responds differently and hopelessly when she feels unable to go on like this anymore, and it is only by way of a last-second effort that she is saved. Ultimately, we see that there is always an opportunity for a new beginning.
The story is told without dependency upon dialogue, but rather uses the strengths of visuals, music, and key audio, straying from typical films. The film packs an emotional punch and seeks to connect with a large, universal audience, for if there is one thing that is common to the human experience, it is suffering. However, the story does not just simply go into the dark side of despair--it delivers up for us the fact that there is always hope, and there is always another new day ahead.
While this is our first official Kickstarter project, it is not our first short film together, and definitely not our first project. In addition to posting links to our current class film project--which will be finalized and online within the next two months--private update videos for "Goodbye, Goodbye" will be posted for those friends who have decided to fund this great project.
On a side note, the title "Goodbye, Goodbye" carries multiple significant meanings for not only the story, but for myself and the rest of the cast and crew. Some of this will be mentioned in the bonus material.
While acquiring the rights to use a copyrighted piece of music has been considered, we believe the price for this to be way out of budget for what we want to do. Therefore, we are working with a composer for our score, based on a theme by the writer/director, Brandon A. English. Some of our funding will go to this need.
Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have about the project, as we're sure that there are many things not mentioned here that you would like to know.
Our sincerest thanks to those of you who believe in what we are doing and understand what it means to not only hurt, but to also confront the pain in our lives, and more importantly, to overcome it.
Brandon A. English
We had our first official day of filming on Sunday, June 10th, after having worked out a ton of pre-production planning over the past few months. Before that, we recorded some key audio for the film, and then followed that up with some more audio recording on Tuesday, June 12th. Friday, June 15th is the day we film some key opening shots.
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