A woman's slow-boiling madness is provoked by a man that challenges her identity whilst manipulating her to become his property.
Two Years Later...
I'm back on Kickstarter to finish what I had started. My first Kickstarter project succeeded in raising the funds necessary to produce my Junior thesis, "Alone Together". Unfortunately, the film failed to materialize after a catastrophic camera malfunction set back the production indefinitely. So, I made a conscious decision to withdraw from school and plan for my return in the fall.
I spent the rest of my summer raising funds to produce a new thesis in the Fall, in time for my return in the Spring. The film underwent 25 shooting days, and was the most challenging production I'd ever attempted. The whole rest of the summer was spent ironing out the visual effects and sound.
I've returned to Kickstarter to fund my last student project, The Cage...
The film follows an aspiring fashion model who visits a photographer at his studio for a portfolio shoot. As the shoot progresses the photographer psychologically breaks our heroine down until she is incapable of thinking for herself--trapped forever in the studio, indefinitely.
We're planning on shooting the film in the soundstage at SUNY Purchase College, and on location in New York City this January... But the production can't move forward without contributions.
Our budget demands $2,000, but for the fundamentals (food and transportation for crew and actors), we're raising the bare minimum.
Any and all help is appreciated and gladly rewarded!
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The biggest challenges facing this production is in its concentration on casting and rehearsing the right performers for what will be a very small cast. The chemistry between the characters in the script is only as compelling as the performers who deliver it. The cost for casting has been taken on out-of-pocket in the pre-production phase, but the rehearsals will also cost the production money. Funding these rehearsals is key to exacting the material in its theme and its tone.
The film also depends on a very potent image. Using a Canon 7D, we plan to deliver High Definition images of the finest quality, but the camera can't do all the work. Having a variety of lenses at our disposal is a must. Also, the final scene of the film will be shot on 16mm, and the cost of development, printing, and digitally transferring the film is also a necessity.
The film ends with our heroine falling down a corridor as her madness begins to distort reality, and gravity along with it. This requires some elaborate digital effects that will also benefit from funding.
Should we not reach our fundraiser goal, the project will be shot entirely out of pocket with only a couple hundred dollars to supply actors for food and transportation. Every dollar goes towards assembling and accommodating crew with money for food and transportation during a trialing five day shoot, and helping to reserve locations.
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