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This project was successfully funded on April 29, 2012.

A young girl's life is traumatically impacted by a disturbing instance of human trafficking that hits extremely close to home.

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About The Project

Pembroke Circle is a micro-budget independent feature film that follows a young girl whose life is traumatically impacted by a disturbing instance of human trafficking that hits extremely close to home:

When Grace’s father takes a foreign maid into their conventional home, the life she’s accustomed to is shaken by a dark secret… and her own repressed past.

Although ‘Pembroke Circle’ is not a message film, it certainly calls attention to the subject and we want it to contribute as much as possible to human trafficking awareness.  It’s a thriller-drama that will be accessible to a mature audience.  It is being produced as a part of the University of Central Florida M.F.A. film program in Orlando, FL.  The objective of the program is to direct a feature film with a budget of less than $50,000. We’re currently in pre-production with a close-to-final draft of the script.  We’d love to have your support.

This is our second Kickstarter campaign to raise money to make the film. Our initial one was back in June and was successful. You may visit it here. Combined with the amount we raised last year, our current goal reflects the minimum that we need to go into production on June 12th, 2012.  Any money we raise over our current goal will be saved for post-production expenses.  It's an extremely important story that needs to be told. This film WON'T BE MADE without your help!

Synopsis

Ever since the passing of her mother, Grace has assumed the role of a surrogate parent in her home. At 16 years of age, she takes care of her younger brother, Matthew, and tends to her father, Leigh. Her only friend is Marcos, a good-hearted Hispanic boy who has been her best friend since Middle School. Grace never leaves the comfort of Pembroke Circle for anything.The only disturbance in her structured life are night terrors where she envisions a dark figure watching her sleep.

The clockwork that is her life is thrown off balance when Leigh decides they need help in house and hires a foreign maid, Mariela. Grace is threatened by her presence in the house and feels that something isn't quite right with her. Grace begins to notice changes in her father's behavior. He doesn't allow Mariela to leave the house or anybody to come over, especially Marcos.

Grace's motherly nature allows her to eventually warm up to Mariela as she becomes curious of what she is hiding. Signs of abuse, trauma and mental instability begin to show itself.  When Leigh's increasingly hostile behavior and Mariela's deterioration become too disturbing to ignore, Leigh tells Grace that Mariela will no longer be working there. The next day, she is gone, without a trace. After Mariela's departure, Grace begins to find clues in the house that hint that something far more sinister was taking place.

Frame Of The Film

Borrowing from our friends at "Man-Child", (Congrats on the successful campaign by the way!), we are offering our backers a unique gift:

  • Our final film is projected to be around 85 minutes which is about 122,400 frames (85 minutes x 60 seconds x 24 frames per second = 122,400)
  • Using $50,000 as the anticipated cost of production, post-production and marketing/distribution for the film. $1 is equal to roughly 2.5 frames.   
  • Regardless of how much you pledge, you will receive a unique portion of the film. Upon completion, we will send you a clip that nobody else will have to reflect the portion of the film you made possible.

Other Ways to Help

Anyway that you can help us promote the film or our fundraising campaign is much appreciated! Post this on your Facebook Page (and like ours too here!), Tweet about it, tells your friends, family and co-workers! We appreciate it!

Links

Feel free to visit our website: www.pembrokecircle.com

For Max's previous film work and director's reel: www.politefilms.com/portfolio

For Marco's Cinematography reel and credits: www.marcocordero.com

For more info on the UCF M.F.A. Film program: www.film.ucf.edu

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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    You helped us create 50 SECONDS of the movie! Upon completion of the film you will be emailed a unique 50-second clip of the film that nobody else will receive plus an exclusive 11"X17" poster signed by the Director, a Special Thanks credit at the end of the film and Special Edition Blu-Ray of the completed film.

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    You helped us create 100 SECONDS of the movie! Upon completion of the film you will be emailed a unique 100-second clip of the film that nobody else will receive plus an invitation to set! (Not including travel or accommodations) You will be allowed to visit our set, added to the call sheet, and meet the Director, Max Rousseau and the crew in person. We can also arrange for a virtual Skype set tour if you can’t make it to Orlando. Plus an exclusive 24"x36" poster and a signed copy of the script after the film is released, a Special Thanks credit at the end of the film and a Special Edition Blu-Ray of the completed film.

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    You helped us create 4 MINUTES of the movie! Upon completion of the film you will be emailed a unique 4-minute clip of the film that nobody else will receive plus an invitation to sit in on an editing session and watch a private preview screening (not including travel or accommodations). You will be allowed sit in with the editor and the Director as they go over the cut. You will also be given an invitation for two to attend a private screening of the film after picture-lock. Plus an exclusive 24"x36" poster and a signed copy of the script after the film is released, a Special Thanks credit at the end of the film and a Special Edition Blu-Ray of the completed film.

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    You helped us create 8 MINUTES of the movie! Upon completion of the film you will be emailed a unique 8-minute clip of the film that nobody else will receive plus "Associate Producer" credit at the end of the film, an exclusive 24"x36" poster, a signed copy of the script after the film is released, and a Special Edition Blu-Ray of the completed film.

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    You helped us create 16 MINUTES of the movie! Upon completion of the film you will be emailed a unique 16-minute clip of the film that nobody else will receive plus "Executive Producer" credit at the end of the film, an exclusive 24"x36" poster and a signed copy of the script after the film is released and a Special Edition Blu-Ray of the completed film.

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