An aspiring photojournalist falls for the girl of his next big story. A short film from the students of UCSB. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 8, 2013.
About this project
Out of Focus is a romantic-dramedy. It's about young love, finding yourself and getting a glimpse of life through a photographer's lens. The story follows Charles, a photojournalist who just hasn't made it. He needs success, and he needs it bad. His luck is about to change when he ventures away from home and meets Lia, a girl unlike any he's ever met. She's wild, gorgeous and unpredictable. And she may just be the perfect person for his story.
Producers: Billy Xu and Anthony Kozlowski
Writer/Director: Mick Spyder Dobrofsky
Director of Photography: Rob Arnold
Production Manager: Daniel Heshel
Assistant Director: Vince Van Norden
Sound Team: Jacob Harrold and David Cano
Gaffer/Grip: Brad Dupuie and Drew Franzblau
Script Supervisor: Jack Hipkins
Set Design/Wardrobe: Justine Law and Jess Keller
Editor: Tyler Robinson
We are a student film crew from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Out of Focus is fortunate enough to have a 15+ crew who are all incredibly talented, motivated and committed enough to take time out of their busy school and work schedules to make this happen. Local Santa Barbara production company Chasen Productions has also agreed to help us get the project off the ground, but we still need your help.
One of the more challenging parts is already completed... Yes, we have our cast. Our wonderful cast is as follows:
Isiah Adams is Charles.
Cody Kennedy is Lia.
Dash Dobrofsky is Graham.
Steven Gridley is Mr. Larson "THE BOSS".
HOW YOU CAN HELP
As we all know, filmmaking isn't cheap. While we have an incredible crew and cast who are fully committed, we'd like to be able to feed and house them. Fortunately, we've already got our hands on all the necessary camera, sound and lighting equipment, so your donations will go directly to catering/craft services, lodging, insurance (yes, we like to be safe), props and locations.
Thank you so much for your support and contributions!
Risks and challenges
Making any sort of movie is hard. Making a 30 minute short film, across Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, while attending school, is harder.
But we've got exactly what we need -- a crew and a cast with a drive to make it happen. From pre-production to post, we have people pouring their skills and souls into Out of Focus. It's what we love to do and we are dedicated to making it happen.
We just need a little help from you.
On behalf of the crew and cast, we'd like to thank you all for reviewing our project and helping us to pursue our passion!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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A personal shout-out on Chasen Productions' Facebook and Twitter pages AND a personal Thank You email from writer-director Mick Spyder Dobrofsky that you can show to all your friends when he gets famous.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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$40 or more and you get a very special thanks at the end of the film. Plus, all of the above.Estimated delivery:
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Delivered to your doorstep will be your very own signed DVD. There might even be some special features. The special thanks, digital copy and fist bump are still yours to keep.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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You are officially an Associate Producer of this film, IMDB included. Oh yeah, everything above is also yours.Estimated delivery:
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Ever dreamed of being a high roller? You'll receive an Executive Producer credit. We owe you everything.Estimated delivery:
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