Two brothers return home for a chilly birthday weekend with their parents when one unexpected spark causes an emotional brush fire.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A family gathers on a wintery weekend in the bucolic Berkshires to celebrate a father's birthday, when all the best intentions can't surmount an onerous family history that has left old wounds unhealed—and opened new ones. A gorgeous script, KINDLING will be performed by a talented and proven cast of four and scored by the award-winning composer Todd Almond.
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR...
I couldn't be more excited to direct this film with this fantastic script and an immensely talented, experienced and creative team of artists. Our story is a small but universal one about the search for forgiveness in the midst of a destructive family dynamic. We are bringing so many resources to the table and shooting this nano-budget short with enormous economy. Our $7,500 film will feel like a $25,000 film. Your dollars will go a long way. If you become a backer and help us share this story, you will forever be an important part of our team. I am intent on taking this film to Sundance 2013, giving it a worldwide festival run, and giving all involved professional traction in the film world—including you!
WHAT IS THIS PAGE FOR?
We are raising money to make this short film and to support a group of professional make-it-happen artists with an amazing story to explore. We want to share and breathe life into this project because we believe that every day is a chance to create something new. That is what allows us to inspire others to do the same.
Please consider being a a part of our KINDLING TEAM! There are a lot of of great rewards for donating to this project, which can be viewed right here -------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
And remember, you can donate any amount you want, and any amount helps! This is truly a labor of love and passion. Additionally, it is a personal statement to The Universe that talent, dreams, goals and a commitment to success are the only option when we wake up every morning. We hope you feel the same way, too.
WHERE WILL YOUR DONATIONS GO?
All donations are for vital expenditures on this nano-budget short film.
- Food & Lodging for The Cast & Crew
- RED Camera Package & Lenses
- Lighting & Equipment Rentals
- Transportation & Gas
- Cargo Van Rental
- A Crane Rental (opening and closing aerial shot)
- Recording Studio & Sound Engineer (original music / soundtrack)
- Re-recording Mixer
Any amount above and beyond our goal will be used to pay for film festival fees and screening costs.
UPDATES & SOCIAL MEDIA
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Of course! That expense is not part of our Kickstarter campaign, however. The funding from fantastic supporters like you cover our very minimal production costs. We are vigilant in our quest to create the best possible outcome with great equipment and talent. The film festival circuit (and ultimately recognition/awards) is something we will navigate on our own once post production is complete. Based on the pre-production rehearsals and ideas that are beginning to solidify, we are very excited about the buzz around this film and it's creative team, cast and crew. Expect great things!
Yes. All four actors (Steve, Carolyn, Glenn & VP) are proud members of SAG and are working under an approved SAG Short Film Agreement for KINDLING. This agreement covers short films with budgets less than $50K and under 35 minutes.
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Feb 7, 2012 - Feb 28, 2012 (21 days)
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Gratitude Listing on the Facebook Movie Page and a You-Are-Awesome-Letter from cast & crew. More importantly, our heartfelt thanks for supporting the fearlessness of professional artists and being a part of our make-it-happen team that proves to everyone that anyone can MAKE-IT-HAPPEN!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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