Hi folks, my name is Tamara Al-Bassam and I'll be taking the reins of the Kickstarter aspect of this project, which I'd like to explain a bit. D(e)ad is a short film I wrote about a year ago that I'm ready to see on screen, with the help of a fantastic group of talented people. It's about four siblings, a graphic novelist in the making, a scruffy slacker, a stable woman, and their not-so-stable sister coming to terms with their father's recent trip to the hospital. I'd say more, but I don't want to give too much away! Suffice it to say, it's a sort of tragicomedy about very different people forced to deal with each other.
We're starting production fairly soon but these things cost money. We're not a what you would call a professional group, but we all have adequate experience, access to equipment, a strong desire to see this to the end, and a whole mess of chutzpa!
At the end of the day what we're after is a chance to produce a high-quality short film which we can circulate in film festivals. I'm personally very excited (and a bit nervous) to see this made considering all the hours of my life that have gone into it already. We just need the cash to get it off the ground. Please help us, and we'll do what we can to show our highest (and believe me, it's immeasurable if we make our goal) form of gratitude. Thanks for reading!
Final notes: we are not using the same camera to shoot the film as we used to shoot the kickstarter video. We are saving up our nice high-quality equipment (mainly a Canon 50D) for the real deal! And as for the art we promise in the prize descriptions, here's a sample:
Risks and challenges
What we really need the money for is some of the equipment we're building ourselves, some we are renting, and the festival fees. We are also having to buy some clothes for costuming and hunt for props. The ultimate challenge is that this is the very first short that this particular group has collaborated on and while we have a wide range of experience, we all learned separately what it is to make a short film. We have a learning curve and a self-imposed deadline and though we won't admit it, that is pretty nerve-wrecking to some of us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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