PHASE I : Thought collection and word finding.
Friends and creative collaborators, Gale Harold and Shirley Petchprapa are constantly playing with film concepts, character studies, experiments and art projects. The idea for this feature film comes from one of the common threads much of that work has shared: reconciling oneself with the real world and the worlds we create in our minds.
For this phase of the project we are raising money to help develop our ideas into a feature film. The bulk of what is raised will go to hiring a screenwriter for the first draft of the script as well as rewrites.
STORY IDEA - Sans specifics. We don't want to give too much away. Yet... :)
When a blizzard of external stress meets a flood of internal conflict one makes questionable choices. Add the elements of desperation and instability and you may wind up in a predicament more out of your hands than when you began.
Our protagonist Miller is experiencing such weather. Look out.
TEAM : Keeping the circle small for now...
When Shirley and Gale met they quickly realized that they saw the world in a similar light. They began collaborating on various unnamed experiments and projects from the start; building on their world-view and imaginations. Existing until now as an ongoing workshop of metaphor, image and experience, this film is built on conceptual discoveries made in those sessions. It follows their hunt for something lost and deeply missed...
They both also really like motorcycles.
Gale Harold Actor / Producer / Inmate / Concept Creator
Gale Harold, III studied printmaking and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute
Gale has appeared in the following films: WAKE, PARTICLES OF TRUTH (Tribeca Film Festival), RHINOCEROS EYES (Toronto Film Festival), LIFE ON THE LEDGE, FATHERS AND SONS, THE UNSEEN, FALLING FOR GRACE, PASSENGER SIDE, LOW FIDELITY, THE BEING EXPERIENCE, FIELD OF LOST SHOES, THIRST (Short).
Gale has also had numerous starring and guest starring roles in various television series on HBO (Deadwood), SHOWTIME (Queer As Folk) and the traditional networks.
Along with Executive Producer David Bowie and Producer Mia Bays, Gale associate produced the film SCOTT WALKER: 30TH CENTURY MAN, directed by Stephen Kijak. The film's world premiere was at the London Film Festival, and debuted internationally at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film's U.S. premiere was at the South By Southwest Film Festival.
Shirley Petchprapa Director / Producer / Shooter / Editor / Auralizer / Concept Enabler & Contributor
Shirley Petchprapa is an award winning filmmaker with a successful career in art direction, graphic design and photography.
In 2009 her short film TUESDAY won the award for Best Soundscape from the Dresden FilmFest in Germany, and in 2010 her short ROXY premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival (Locarno, Switzerland); a festival with the longest history after Cannes and Venice. She wrote, directed, shot, sound designed and edited each film herself. Both had successful festival runs statewide and internationally.
Risks and challenges
We are a highly driven creative duo and are confident we will materialize this script through your help, our ideas and continued hard work.
There is no doubt that with the success of this campaign the script WILL BE WRITTEN.
Once this screenplay is written there are only two things that can stop us from getting it made; hell, or high water.
We appreciate all of your contributions and support for our endeavors on this project. THANK YOU! :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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