I respectfully request your support to fund an impactful project of mine, a film that could help a lot of people. Named Extended Release, it is not only a short drama that is filled with emotion and pain, but also portrays a powerful message that raises awareness about those who suffer with the agony of substance abuse. The stressors of drug and alcohol addiction can ravage lives, both visibly and invisibly. It destroys relationships and the fibers of the family unit.
Through this heartbreaking story, I attempt to portray the strain that substance abuse puts on these relationships and perhaps offer resolution or comfort, to the many who suffer in realizing they are not alone.
This film is a dream to create, not only for the humble chance to direct it, but to show people the hardships attached to substance abuse in a heartfelt way.
A short film costing $15,000 to someone not in the film industry might seem like a huge amount of money. However, most people challenge that a short film can't be made, well, for under $20,000-$30,000. I truly believe my producers and I can make this a successful film with only $15,000.
Here is some insight into what your contribution will be going to:
Arri Alexa Camera rentals (x2 cameras) (x4 days MIN shooting) = $700 a day rental.
Lense package for Arri - $950 a day.
Playback monitors- $150 a day.
Stabilizers/ Tripods/ Mounts- $200 a day
Wireless mics/audio equipment/ mixers / boom package = $400
Lights/ Sandbags/ C stands = $50
Location Permits/ Insurance =$2500
That only leaves approximately $1,300 for post production, (music costs, licensing fees, color correction) crew and cast payment (and many people have agreed to work for free!) and travel costs.
The budget will be very tight, but we are incredibly determined. Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and trust, and we hope you are moved as much as we are by this story.
Risks and challenges
After Extended Release is successfully funded, there are still many setbacks and obstacles we could potentially face. It is our promise to try to fulfill each and every backer's contribution with the proper reward and if something goes wrong, we will do whatever we can to remedy the situation as soon as possible. Please feel free to reach out directly to us at email@example.com. Thank you so much for your trust and donation.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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