If you could tell your 10-year-old self anything, what would you say?
Would you give yourself hope?
Women and girls are expected to act a certain way. They’re pushed into a box that often doesn’t fit who they really are.
We are creating a film that challenges those limited expectations and presents characters who every girl can relate to. Limerence’s theme is this: “I’m exactly who I need to be and there is power in that.”
Help us reach out to that little girl to say, “You matter. Being who you are is important.”
Together we can create a new generation of heroes for girls and women.
Here's the Story
When 10-year-old Park works up the nerve to give the girl across the street a love note, she faces the judgement of those closest to her. Will Park remain true to herself or become what others expect her to be?
Park Englehart, an imaginative 10 year old with a heroic vision of herself, is in love with Nia, her best friends older sister. Park takes a leap and writes Nia a sentimental love note, unfortunately the school bully, TJ, also has a love note for Nia.
When Nia receives the two very different notes at school her world falls apart and Park’s attempt at love ends in devistation and Park is called to the principal's office. Her actions are met with with rejection from Nia, the kids at school and her mother.
Faced with the realization of gender norms and her mom's disappointment, Park is ashamed and sinks into a deep depression.
Seemingly alone, Park is visited by a vision of her older self in the form of a mysterious motorcyclist and has to decide if she will remain true to herself or crumble under her broken heart.
Meet the Storyteller
Limerence is a true story that challenges gender and sexuality in the most basic childlike expression of love, a note.
I wanted to address our first experience of shame as kids and how that affects us the rest of our lives. How do we stay true to who we are beyond ridicule, judgement and bias and listen to the hero we all have inside us.
We need your help to tell this story, Park's story, our story of love and acceptance.
Park Englehart is played by the incredible Bowie McNicoll, who embodies many of the same qualities as her character and brings them to life on screen.
Park is the kid who leaves everyone she meets with a new sense of wonder. She is bright, kind and unusually focused for 10 year old. She has a keen sense of justice and fairness and fights for what she believes. When she sets her mind to something there is no stopping her, she is an inspiration though she doesn't intend to be. Although, Park has great friends and family these qualities are not taught, they are woven into her fabric.
Each individual step of the film making process requires expertly trained professionals to operate and maneuver highly advance equipment. Below, you will find a breakdown of our cost and what your money will be going towards.
As you can imagine, having a motorcycle on set is AWESOME, but super scary if you're an insurance agent, so we will spend money making sure that everyone on set is safe!
Equipment, Camera and Lighting is a big part of the budget. We will be using a new SONY VENICE with vintage lenses, as you can tell from the video above the camera and lenses are perfect to tell Park's story and through our crew's friendships we will be getting an awesome deal.
We also need lighting, sound, and all the things that make this equipment run. To bring a fantasy world to life is a very detailed operation and if you've ever seen a film made without a great camera, or without great lighting and sound you definitely remember that film but not for a good reason!
We have two other crew that keep our team organized and happy:
WE CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE THIS UNIQUE AND HEARTFELT FILM WITH YOU!
Risks and challenges
At its core, filmmaking is the art of creating an illusion that depicts the truth. It’s all about portraying perspectives, blocking actors, lighting moods, framing compelling shots and ultimately, creating magic. Solving these challenges in creative ways is precisely why we all love filmmaking so much.
As you know, Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING crowdfunding platform. We’ve calculated our budget for months and have landed on a minimum 18K total. Reaching this goal will allow us to get started in pre-production and shoot principal photography this October. If we reach stretch goals beyond that, we will be able to achieve a look and feel that matches up with OUR IDEAL VISION for this film.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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