With a unique mix of comedy, drama, and magical realism, CXL is a film that will pull your heart and brain inside out.
CXL is being produced in San Francisco by Katherine Bruens and Sean Gillane, filmmakers accustomed to creating for passion and reaching high levels of production values on mirco-budget indies. With CXL, they will be enjoying the support of a team of visual effects artists to challenge viewers with the films unusual genre and visual language.
In CXL, self-obsessed writer, Nolan, journeys through his obsessive mind as he struggles to objectify everyone in his life. As he pursues success in career and relationships, he finds the world around him tearing apart, both literally and figuratively.
The director/producer combo have worked on two feature films previously. The Annual (www.theannualmovie.com) is a feature narrative about two people that meet and decide to plan out a relationship that lasts exactly one year. Corner Store (www.thecornerdocumentary.org) is a feature documentary that follows a Palestinian Corner Store owner in San Francisco back to his homeland in the West Bank to reunite with his family. You can also check out some music videos and shorts by Sean at his website: www.seangillane.com.
We are currently 5 days into production on CXL and things are going fantastically thus far. Cast and crew alike are bringing their A+ game to make a film simultaneously unique, thoughtful and entertaining. We'd love for you to be a part of this journey.
We have chosen to attempt a new and somewhat experimental approach to a Kickstarter campaign: this is just going to be over in 24 short hours. The idea is to meet the audience somewhere in the middle. We will be open and aggressive with our push for this day and then shift our focus back to what this is really all about: making a film. We will be keeping backers updated through production as well with behind-the-scenes photos and videos as well as some early looks at scenes, but in a measured way as to not injure the creative process involved with creating a feature length film.
Funds generated from the Kickstarter will be used for essentials including gear purchases/rentals, food for cast and crew, travel for cast and crew for a large portion of the production of the film (the details of which we are keeping under wraps for now, though we are very excited), festival submissions and all the other things that sneak up on a production.
Feel free to ask us any questions here or on twitter (you can hit up Sean at @sgillane) and we will be more than happy to answer them.
Thank you so much for taking a look and being a part of our film!
-Sean Gillane & Katherine Bruens-
*On Set Behind-the-Scenes Stills and Video by Lucas McNelly (www.ayearwithoutrent.com)*
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