A thought-provoking short film. Someone without identity is going to realize that anyone can give motion to everything else Read more
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About this project
LomoKino Premiere: The Experimental Short Film Festival from Lomography
We got selected in the LomoKino Premiere from Lomography, more than 1000 film lovers got gathered on the 21st of June at the Palafox Theather to enjoy a Big Night of Experimental Cinema. It was the first time one of our videos was projected in a movie theatre, and it was a Big One!
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About the Film
Everything That Moves Is Moved By Others is an upcoming independent short film about someone without identity that lives everyday in the same day. But, a whisper under a moving rock will make him realize that anyone can give motion to everything else. As the beloved moves the lover of love, or the earth revolves around the sun by gravity. And so on, until you reach the sphere of fixed stars, that should also be moved by something. Because everything that moves, is moved by others. But if for some reason, the moving cause stops, all the movement will cease.
The short film has a surrealistic cinematic style, and is inspired by some premises of the New Age movement. The story picks up and plays with many philosophical ideas, such as those concerning reality, authenticity, determinism, free will and human potential.
Why We Need Your Help
The story has got a great start and now we need your help. Our goal is to achieve $16,000, that will allow us to film the second part of the short film and to fully fund it. We have been working on this project since January 2012, with a lot of research, creative thinking, sketching and writing. We decided to start shooting the first part of the short film in May, and we drove all the way to The Death Valley for a one-week shoot. Back In San Francisco, we edited the first 30 rolls that we filmed, and we made the first part of the short film. Now, The primary goal is to finish the story of Everything That Moves Is Moved By Others. We want to film the second part of the story, and try to do our best to make this short film memorable.
Where and How We Are Shooting
We are filming it with LomoKino a weird analog camera from Lomography, that shoots on any 35mm film. It will add a dreamy photographic texture. And we have filmed in Death Valley, CA. An exceptional place where you can find moving rocks in the middle of the desert. What? Did you say moving rocks? Yes, it is a geological phenomenon where rocks move in long tracks along the valley without human or animal intervention. Finding this place in our location research was amazing; it is the perfect setting for the concept of our film. Everything that moves, is moved by others.
Why We Are Making It
We are students and we always try to spend as little as possible. But this is our first “big production”. We are looking for funding because even a small budget is a huge budget when you try to film it with your personal budget. A friend told us about the crowd funding, a new way to fund creative projects which anyone can make a little donation and get a reward. So we thought - that idea is amazing - It is like the concept of our short film - Everything that moves, is moved by others - Lets do it!
How You Can Help Us
The best think you can do and the greatest reward comes from the knowledge that the vision can reach out to more people. You can share it in Facebook, tweet it, post it or send a message in a glass bottle via the ocean. Do what ever you feel you would like to spread the word and don’t forget to keep coming back, there will be more added as the campaign unfolds. Please become a sponsor and get your rewards.
We want to give back with all kinds of stuff that is coming out from the project. You will be able to watch the first part of the short film as many times as you like on a post exclusive to backers. We are also doing an immersive, animated ebook with video, photo, sound and music that you will be able to download in your iPad or iPhone. And you can receive many different packs with: T-shirt, Dvd, Poster, Postcard Set, Panoramic Prints and Print Book of the short film. You still want more, because the higher pledges get crazy rewards.
Check out the Fantastic Rewards
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Private Link Edition. Watch the first part of the short film now. The first part is ten minutes long and you will be able to watch it in a post exclusive only to backers. We will also keep you update with news and you will be able to watch the entire short film once we finish filming the second part.Estimated delivery:
E-book edition + Private Link. You are demonstrating the idea that every person can give motion to everything else. You will be able to download an immersive, animated ebook with video, photo, sound and music to enjoy the story in your Ipad or Iphone. And, you will also have access to the private link to watch the first part of the short film.Estimated delivery:
Postcard Set + E-book + Private Link. We want to reward you with something that can last forever. We will send you a set of 5 different postcards with a brief explanation of the story wrapped in a clear envelope. You also will be able to download the app and watch the private link.Estimated delivery:
T-shirt + Print Book + E-book + Private Link. We will send you the T-shirt of the short film, so if someone asks you what does it mean, you can freak him out talking about moving rocks in the dessert, And a 20 page printed book 7x7” with the story turned into a graphic novel. Plus the app and the private link.Estimated delivery:
Poster + Print Book + E-book + Private Link. You will receive a 11x17 inch Poster of the short film. And a 20 pages printed book 7x7” with the story turned into a graphic novel. Plus the app and the private link.Estimated delivery:
Dvd + Print Book + Postcard Set + E-book + Private Link. Dvds are a lot like books, you can never have too many of them, and you are always building your personal collection. We are proud to reward you with our Premium Combo, a nice box with the finished Dvd, the postcard set, the 7x7” printed book and the downloadable app of the short film. You will also have immediate access to watch the first part of the short film in the private link.Estimated delivery:
Panoramic Prints + E-book + Private Link. A picture can convey a million of emotions and often change our mood. That is why we created the Panoramic Edition. A nice panoramic box with a set of the 10 photos more representative from the short film printed in 4x12 inch high quality photographic paper with a brief description about the story. Plus the app and the private link.Estimated delivery:
Panoramic Prints + Dvd + Postcard Set + Print Book + T-shirt + Poster + E-book + Private Link - Ok, what if want everything? This is our Premium Deluxe Combo, It is made for those who really got inspired with the story. We will send you a nice handmade box with all the content from Everything That Moves Is Moved By Others. Enjoy it.Estimated delivery:
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Contributor's Original Music Edition. Thanks to the advice from one of our backers, we are glad to present a new reward. Send us your music composition and we will use it in the soundtrack of the short film!! Once we finish filming we will send you raw footage so you can create the best mood and timing for the video. We will also give you credits for it, Cool !! Plus the Combo Deluxe Edition.Estimated delivery:
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Film maker Edition. Imagine how cool would it be for one day to hide your identity. If you love the feeling of the 35mm film, and you are brave enough to wear one “morphsuit” like the one Alejandra is wearing in the movie, we are proud to present the Filmmaker Edition . Once we finish filming, we will send you one of the two Lomokino camera that we are using in our short film, (with our logo and sign on the back) and one white “morphsuit”. We will also send you 2 rolls to start shotting, and one note-book to write your script. Plus The Premium Deluxe Combo. Remember whatever you film, please don't go to the bank with the “morphsuit” on.Estimated delivery:
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Movement Edition. We admire you, We hope you enjoy the finalé of the story, and as a recompense we will send you, the old fashion style stationary bike that we used as a metaphor in the film - if you don’t want it its ok, Alejandra uses it everyday -Estimated delivery:
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