This is a simple story about one's hope and how addiction and Self loathing can get in the way.
I started shooting photos and videos at a young age. Scouring the everyday for the once-in-a-lifetime, I'd find daily inspiration in the diverse Brooklyn neighborhoods I grown up in. Creating uniquely colorful, visually-arresting stories and compositions. I began to establish myself as a visionary.
I seriously began my motion capture days at Brooklyn Tech High School, where I majored in media studies. Spike Lee had his offices near by and his presence was always influential. I fine tuned his skills at the City College of New York as a film major.
Since then, I have been very honored to have worked for several of New York’s top advertising agencies, before starting his own production company, ALL AREA CREW.
Whether shooting fashion, celebrities, editorials, commercials, or music videos for emerging artists, I will make your story look as good as it sounds.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Two years ago I wrote the screenplay for LANA. The vision was so clear in my mind I knew to bring it to life I would need the best resources and the right team. Along with slowly setting up the preproduction for LANA, I was also building up my production company All Area Crew with a catalogue of music video, commercials, viral campaigns, as well as photo shoots for advertising and publications.
One year ago I teamed up with Filament Features and actress Shannon Lucio who will play the role of LANA to bring the project one step closer to life. Together we tightened up the script, rehearsed scenes, acquired talent and created a budget, which would allow us to create this story. Our initial budget was $15,000 but with advancements in technology and our growing access to resources we were able to bring it down to $12,000 without diminishing any of my original vision
I have since saved $2000 myself and we are seeking your support for the remainder $10,000 for this exciting short film production. Your help in any capacity would be greatly appreciated. I have helped through collaborations visualize pictures and videos for many others, always going the extra mile to make quality and professionalism a priority. This is my passion project, which I am genuinely invested in and humbly ask for your aid whether it be financial or through social networking.
Thanks for the positive energy
LANA is a story of one's hope to overcome addiction and her struggle to find true self
We follow LANA, a drugged addicted prostitute as she begins her cycle of self-depreciation. Her only aspiration is to be anywhere but her current state. She’s consistently chasing a high and her equally destructive boyfriend aggressively adds fuel to the fire.
In a moment of clarity LANA realizes that her drug addiction has lead her towards this downward spiral of self-loathing and destruction. She looks at her past and envisions her road to recovery. Her thirst for a sober life becomes clear in her eyes, with the hope that it may just happen.
Through an intervention, although not the first attempt her family guides her resurgence. We begin to see LANA in a brighter light for the first time, however her drug life is never far behind her. Taunted by her dark lifestyle and cravings, she becomes unsure if she can ever overcome her addiction. Being pulled on both the positive and negative aspect of life LANA’s new addiction has her frozen in this moment full of expectations of a new beginning.
This will allow you to be part of something unique and creative. Your pledge will help fuel Berman Fenelus' career as a feature film director. His perpective and diverse upbringing will bring a fresh change to Hollywood
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