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In this drug-infused love triangle, a scrappy young musician fights for the heart of her beautiful lesbian lover from her violent, egotistical bandmate. This is the story of three desperate young artists just struggling to survive. The story of secret emotions and young hearts, searching to overcome pain and heartbreak with music and love, and all the drama that goes down on the way. Most of all, it is the untold story of a new generation of LGBT youth, and straight youth alike, all struggling to find a place for themselves in this world.
It's love triangle meets battle of the sexes! It's girl x girl x boy with all the complications of modern day relationships, love songs provided! Learn more about the melodrama and get involved at love2want2love.com, and don't forget to DONATE!
“Love2Want2Love” is a 16 minute, USC Film School Graduate level (MFA) thesis film. The short film will be shot this Summer 2011, and will be finished editing in February 2012. The film will be shot on HD video and will have a cast and crew of over twenty professionals, so we need all the help we can get to raise money for our budget of $15,000 in just 40 days!
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
This project is of special importance to me the director, Ian Asbjørnsen, academically, artistically and professionally. It’s a short film that represents the culmination of my three years of filmmaking studies here at USC Graduate Film School, but more importantly represents an important transition in my lifetime of filmmaking.
It has been a long journey to get to this point. I shot my first film when I was ten years old, “directing” my plastic toys around the block buildings that I made for them. In middle school, my dad bought me a small digital camera and the new iMovie editing system. I taught myself how to shoot and edit, and by the time I graduated High School I had directed over 80 short films. In college, I traveled around China and Tibet two summers in a row and directed two documentaries that won Best Film and Best Editing prizes at the Colorado College Film Festival. My senior year I was awarded a grant from my English Department to direct and edit a feature length film which I completed right before entering the prestigious USC Film School for my M.F.A. in Film and Television Production.
At USC, I have directed countless film projects both in and out of class. I have had films of mine like "Waking" that achieved the merited film award at the DoorPost Film Festival. Music videos like Matthewdavid's "All You'll Never Know" that were picked up by Brainfeeder Records. Live video art projected for the Japan Benefit Concert "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is," hosted by Mischa Barton. And music videos like PrettyBoi's "Mayday" that was featured on AfterEllen.com, one of the largest LGBT websites in the world. I have dedicated my entire life to making films, however, this film in particular is extremely important to bridge the gap between my artistic and professional career.
Love To Want To Love is different from my previous films because it will be my first truly professional-quality film project: I will be managing a 20-person team of professional-level technicians and artists, from set-designers and stunt coordinators to sound mixers and color-correctors. We will be shooting on some of the most advanced HD cameras available and we will be sound mixing on THX-certified sound stages. My screenwriter and I have already put hundreds of hours into the project, spending months perfecting the screenplay and creating intricate storyboards, and breathing life into the three characters. Once this project really gets going, we’ll end up with a short film that will stand up to the quality of professional Hollywood films and TV shows.
In the film industry, nothing is handed to you and there is absolutely no promise of success. Unlike other graduate programs, there will be no jobs recruiters waiting to pick me up after I graduate. This is why my thesis is so important, because it could potentially start my career. The finished film will serve as my calling card, and any awards it receives on the festival route could lead to directing professionally.
Films are inherently expensive, so I have applied to multiple grants, including the Princess Grace Foundation Film Scholarship and the International Cinematographer’s Guild Scholarship Fund. However, these grants alone cannot fully support the project, as it costs a total of nearly $15,000. To the average person this may seem like a lot for a 16-minute film, but in reality this is a very low budget movie. The camera and lights by themselves costs over $6,000 to rent for the week of shooting, and that’s with my student discount. There are costumes, makeup and hair products, locations, and props that all have to be carefully selected for the film and rented for our week of shooting. If you could donate any amount, it would help my project tremendously. $10 pays for a crew-member’s entire day of food. $100 would fund one rental day for our equipment truck. $500 would fund an entire day of our state-of-the art HD camera rentals. Honestly, ANY donation, even $1 will make a huge difference and will literally make this project a reality; the film could not be created without the support of my friends and family.
Thank you so much for your support, and if you have any questions about the project, feel free to ask me about it at email@example.com.
Keep checking out the website love2want2love.com and this kickstarter page for updates and new awesome videos pics and music from the project!!
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