About this project
Good stories need to be told. This story follows a pair of sisters who are cast out of the relative comfort of the city because one of them is mentally handicapped. Out in this post apocalyptic border town they struggle to survive while dealing with one girl's naivete and the others feeling of burden. When the handicapped girl is sold off into slavery their relationship is tested. Is their bond simply circumstance or is there something deeper, more meaningful between them? The fate of one sister lies squarely in the others hand.
This short film will stand as my MFA thesis project. Its an ambitious project that is an parable to how the handicapped in the U.S. are treated. The film also touches on themes of redemption and commitment. The scale of this film is as big as the important message it sends, all humans are equal and life should be respected.
Queen of Diamonds will be shot in HD and be distributed to as many festivals as we can get accepted to. We want the message to get out. We want to send this message in an unconventional story and entertain people as we speak to the morality of the fable.
The story has been in pre-production for months. We are scheduled for a six day production on location in July 2011. We will need the most talented crew we can find. The crew will consist of working film industry professionals and other MFA fellows. It will be shot in Hi-Definition. Experienced editors and VFX artist will finish the film in post. We will use Final Cut Pro and Adobe products and distribute the final copy to Quicktime, Blu-ray and DVD.
The budget for the film is $11,360.00 after cashing in on as many trades, favors and deals available we can find. We currently have $5,000.00 in our production account. So, we're looking to make up the difference.
This film will require unique settings to make it cinematic and believable. It will require the best crew available. Our equipment must be professional enough to pass as a high quality production. Our cast and crew need food on location. Our production needs insurance to maintain a safe environment. These things and much much more add up to budget expenses that must be met.
When we are hiring our cast and crew we will require one thing. They must understand the vision and this project and believe in its message. I believe in it message. I hope our kickstarters, YOU believe in the message also.
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