About this project
The above is a mood reel for JOSH. Here is a recent sample of the director's work:
NOTE: If you want to be an anonymous donor and don't care for a reward, there is an option when you choose to pledge.
This is my passion project, I have been working on making it a reality for 2 years and we are close. Please give us one of the final "kicks". We are seeking only $5,000 from you towards a bigger project goal.
This $5,000 will be used for meals for cast and crew during the production phase (Sep - Oct 2011) on set during the challenging heat in Karachi, Pakistan so...thank you for feeding us! :o)
LOGLINE: A school teacher, a politician's son, a chef, an artist and a media anchor swim through the wave of socio-political chaos in Karachi following the mysterious murder of FATIMA (the school teacher's) nanny. Follow love, heartbreak, patriotism, democracy, apathy, music, life, death, anarchy and hope...all in JOSH, a musically driven, passionate story about making a difference.
WHY THIS FILM:
PAKISTAN - A WORLD UNSEEN. The world needs to see the face of the young, educated, hopeful Pakistani. They need to see a different side of Pakistan.
RIGHT TIME FOR SOUTH ASIAN CINEMA. With films like Slumdog Millionaire, My Name is Khan, Ramchand Pakistani, The Namesake, Khuda Ke Liye (In the Name of God), this is a time when the world is open and curious about South Asia, which includes Pakistan.
TOPIC AND SUBJECT MATTER: It is a story of hope and the youth in a part of the world that is engaging and unexplored. It is intended to inspire and hence, is a positive film.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: JOSH will direct part of its proceeds to a food house that the story was initially inspired by (KHANA GHAR). Your investment will also help alleviate poverty in Pakistan by directly reaching a grass roots cause. Check out (www.khanaghar.org)
SUPPORT THE ARTS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD. Pakistani team set out to make a film by Pakistanis for everyone.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Send your blessings!
- Donate. Every $ counts. It really does.
- Spread the word. We just ask you to talk to 1 other person about the project and to lead them to our website and page(s).
- Join us on Facebook. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Josh-jwsh/120814154608035)
- Tweet about us.
More about the film:
We are going to be shooting the feature film JOSH, in September 2011 in Karachi. (Godwilling!)
The local team in Pakistan is experienced crew from Michael Winterbottom's A MIGHTY HEART, BHUTTO and Mehreen Jabbar's RAMCHAND PAKISTANI.
The director and the cinematographer are based in Los Angeles and have significant relationships and a support network in the film industry, filmmaking experience and training from prestigious film institutes such as AFI and USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Shahi Hasan, talented, successful and sought after music producer (of Vital Signs fame) is on board with the project. More on his latest work on: http://vimeo.com/channels/shahihasan
For more on the team, please visit www.thefilmjosh.com.
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