About this project
This Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds for the third short film of the "Psyche's Lullaby" series. The first two episodes "Procession at Dawn" and "Preceding Dawn" were made with zero funding, and were inspiring successes.
However, my team and I have reached the limit of what we can achieve with our limited resources alone. We are seeking funding to be spent in three areas; supplies, production costs, and travel costs; so that we may take the "Psyche's Lullaby" project to the next level.
Supplies Our first expenditure will be supplies. For the first two films, I was able to reuse some of the costumes and props that I have already made. This was not only a thrifty maneuver, but it also made stylistic sense in the context of the narrative. However, the third chapter calls for a different gown for the main character, Dawn, as well as some new props including a miniature set. The fabric for the gown will be relatively inexpensive, but I will need a considerable amount.
Production Costs These include; filming, editing, color-grading, and sound production. These are all time consuming tasks that require the skill and expertise of professionals. I am very fortunate to work with a team of extremely talented and creative individuals on this series.They have graciously donated their time to the first two films, but I feel it is imperative to compensate them for their professionalism and hard work in order to bring "Psyche's Lullaby" to a bigger stage.
Travel Costs Last but probably most substantive are the locations we intend to shoot at. This chapter requires some very specific shots that I have found the perfect locations for. The first location is in northwest New Jersey along the Delaware River. The second is on the coastal bluffs along the shore of Maine near Portland. The problem is getting the cast and crew there. These incredibly beautiful locations will not be available to us without transportation and unusable without lodging. I expect this portion to take up the most of our budget, but I believe it will reap the biggest rewards!
Risks and challenges
Film-making is inherently a risky and challenging process. No matter how well you plan or how well funded you are something will happen that you didn't see coming. That is why I work with the team that I work with. Between us we have a lifetime's worth of experience in dealing with the unforeseen circumstances that could potentially ruin a film and turn them into positives. May I suggest taking a look at our previous films ("Procession at Dawn" and "Preceding Dawn") as evidence. We completed those films with no funding, and believe me, there were many obstacles that we had to overcome.
For this project, I foresee the main challenge being traveling to, and shooting at the locations I have picked out. Traveling is always tricky, especially with a cast and crew. However, I have everything planned out as best as I can and I am very confident in my team's ability to get the job done on time and on budget!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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