"Safety Matches" is an independent film project that deals with a young woman as she struggles to take control of her life.
This film is the second collaboration between director Sarah Meismer and cinematographer Brandon Woodard. We are both students at The University of Montana pursuing degrees in Film Making. Our goal with this piece is to create a visually rich and emotionally evocative piece that we can proudly submit to film festivals across the country.
"Safety Matches" is the story of Alice, a timid young woman who fights to stay in control of her relationship with her boyfriend - Cameron. After he breaks up with her, she find an outlet for her emotions in a vintage pack of safety matches. Eventually, Alice finds that she can take control of her life by becoming out of control.
This film will be starring two fantastic local actors - Jami Jacobson and Gordon Marshall. Jami is currently attending the University of Montana pursuing a double major in Theater and Psychology. Gordon is a film maker / actor who graduated from The University of Montana with a BA in Media Arts.
This film is being made in collaboration with The University of Montana's Media Arts Film Department, which offers us a unique opportunity to work with amazingly talented and hardworking film students. Everybody on this film set will work for free, donating everything from their time to their equipment to help make this piece a reality.
Our goal is to raise $2,500 to help ease the burden of production costs on the producers (Sarah and Brandon). Every cent we raise from this fundraiser will go directly back to the project and the results will be seen on the screen. We want to shoot this film with the latest in digital cinematography technology - the Canon C300. We feel it is the next step in helping us tell our story through the camera. We also have a limited amount of lighting equipment at our disposal, so we are hoping to rent a modest HMI lighting package. There are also many other areas that will need funding, including set design, hair and make up, food for actors and crew, transportation costs, and film festival submission costs. Considering the larger scope of film productions, $2,500 is a TINY budget, but we're confident that we can effectively tell our story with this amount. Any help you can offer us would be greatly appreciated!
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Mar 29, 2012 - Apr 20, 2012
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Thank you so much for helping us out! We'll send you a high resolution digital download of the official "Safety Matches" poster.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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We'll send you a personalized thank you note from the cast and crew! (+ Digital Poster Download)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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We want to call and express our gratitude! Director Sarah Meismer and Producer Brandon Woodard will join you in a 10 minute conference call to discuss the film! We'll also throw in a desktop wallpaper download made with original artwork from the film! (+ Digital Poster Download)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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We want you to see behind the scenes! We'll print up two 5"x7" production stills from local Missoula, MT photographer Louis Habeck and have them sent right to your doorstep! (+ Digital Poster Download & Desktop Wallpaper Download)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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See it before it hits theaters! As soon as we have the film finished we we'll send you an autographed Blu Ray (or DVD) of the film, complete with special features! (+ Digital Poster Download, Desktop Wallpaper Download, & 2 Production Stills)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Take home a piece of the set! Local Montana artist Joseph Grady will be providing artwork to grace the walls of our sets. We will send you three 5"x7" prints of his work! (+ Digital Poster Download, Desktop Wallpaper Download, & Signed Blu Ray or DVD)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Something to hang on your wall! Director Sarah Meismer will personally paint you a lovely 10"x10" acrylic on wood panel bird painting. She'll even let you help customize the painting! We'll also include your name in the "Special Thanks" portion of our end credits! (+ Digital Poster Download, Desktop Wallpaper Download, Film Maker Phone Call, 2 Production Stills or 2 Set Prints, & Signed Blu Ray or DVD)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Screen with the film makers! We want to give you a special sneak peak of the film before it's released. If you're in or near Missoula, MT we'll treat you to your own showing. Sorry, we are poor student film makers so we can't pay any travel expenses! (+ Film Maker Phone Call, 2 Production Stills or 2 Set Prints, Signed Blu Ray or DVD, Special Thanks Credit, & 10"x10" Acrylic Wood Panel Painting)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Get yourself some credit! We want to make you an Associate Producer complete with your very own IMDB page! (+ Film Maker Phone Call, 2 Production Stills or 2 Set Prints, Signed Blu Ray or DVD, 10"x10" Acrylic Wood Panel Painting, Special Sneak Preview)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012