A man makes an amazing discovery by going through a long seizure, freeing himself from his traumatic past.
HEY GUYS!! Thank you so much for the overwhelming generosity so far! We're extremely excited about how it's going and we put up a bit more footage we already shot. Have a look and keep sharing this site so we reach our goal in time, and maybe even get past it. The more money we can raise the more festivals we can submit to (it's an expensive process) and get ARDEN out there. YOU ROCK!!!
ALL OUR LOVE, Ian and Bernhard
About the project:
'Arden' tells the story of a young man who reconnects with his late sister by going through a seizure of dramatic length, subconsciously drawing an image into the sand on a beach: his sister's favorite object, a magical tree.
Before he finds out what happened during his black out he goes through severe anxiety and dread, worried about his sanity and his family's future.
What we want to achieve:
We hope 'Arden' will be a moving and uplifting story that people can relate to. A story about love and friendship, about dreams and hope, and about how deeply layered and complex we are as human beings.
It is our goal to get 'Arden' into the Venice International Film Festival this year, and we firmly believe we can make it happen!
How we will go about it:
The first thing a movie needs is a script. After several rewrites and the generous feedback of talented writers in our circles we are ready to get into the casting and production phase. Once we are confident we have cast the right actors and found the right crew for our film, we will determine shooting dates and probably be on set for 4 - 7 days.
This is how your money will be used:
Actors, cinematographer, sound engineer, camera operator, assistant director, production assistants, grip and electric, etc., we need to find locations that fit to tell our story. And then there is the equipment: cameras, lights, sound equipment, tools, vehicles to transport.
After that comes post production, editor, sound design, music. All of which cost time and money,...as you can see, the expenses add up pretty quickly.
After that we will use any remainder for entries into festivals. If entries average at $25 then you can see how that will add up very quickly as well
One of the sets is a beach in San Francisco, where Andres Amador drew our world tree. That trip alone brought with it considerable costs, now we have to complete the rest!!
Thank you in advance for your generosity! Be back her for any updates!
Ian and Bernhard
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $4,300 goal
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Mar 27, 2012 - Apr 26, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Thanks so much for spending 10 of your hard-earned $ on our passion project. Give us your phone number and lead actor Bernhard Forcher will give you a personal 'THANK YOU' call (inside the US border, that is).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Awesome! 25$ brings us an important step closer to getting the story of 'Arden' out to festivals. A movie poster signed by director Ian Duncan and lead actor Bernhard Forcher will be sent your way.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $50 or more
'Arden' on DVD - that's what this generous pledge will get you, folks. Be the first to own it. Want it signed? Done.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Movie poster + DVD - like the sound of that? That's what you'll get for this pledge (plus our everlasting gratitude...and of course, that's valid for any of the above and below). And since we love to sign things...Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Thanks a ton! To show our love (and that we are in fact actual people) we'll chat with you on skype for 15 minutes. Any questions about the making of the movie? The script, or where the idea came from? They will be answered...Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $150 or more
You've just become an associate producer and will be credited as such at the end of our movie - congrats! We'll throw in that skype session too, and sign.......the screen?Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Sweet! YOU, that is. So that would make you an associate producer, get you the skype session, and you will receive the much demanded DVD and poster. SIGNED!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
We. Love. You. Don't believe it? How about director Ian Duncan and lead actor Bernhard Forcher meet you for lunch? Delivering DVD and movie poster in person (and sign it RIGHT THERE!!)? Any questions you have about the project, they will be answered. (limited to a 200 mile radius within LA)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
What can we say? We're speechless. You'll get all of the above, will be invited to every screening of the movie, and our entire crew will get your name tattooed on their forearms (ok, got a little carried away there). But you get the point, right? You are now our favorite person. Period.Estimated delivery: May 2012