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A film about work as seen through my job on a housekeeping crew at a rustic resort in the Cascades of Oregon in the summer of 1994.
A film about work as seen through my job on a housekeeping crew at a rustic resort in the Cascades of Oregon in the summer of 1994.
77 backers pledged $5,090 to help bring this project to life.

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High Lakes is a 16mm film that combines staged scenes along with observational documentary recordings of summer housekeeping work at a lakeside resort in the Oregon Cascades. The film’s voice-over sound track includes interviews with family, friends and colleagues discussing their own past work experiences. These voices are accompanied by my personal reflections on my time working in resort housekeeping, and raises questions about precarious work, both its place in the economy, and what it means for the future of work.

This fundraising effort is part of the final push toward completion, including high quality 2K digital scans of the film negative, color correction and final sound mix. Any funds raised beyond the goal, will be dedicated to help support distribution.

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Risks and challenges

The majority of this film has been shot, making this a low risk project. Post production personnel are professionals who have provided the same services on my previous films, so I have full confidence in the quality of their work. I do not anticipate delays with any of the rewards except for the possibility of weather to affect the Day at the Lake perk, which can be rescheduled.

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    Any support, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated!

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    Those who contribute $25 will receive a social media shout-out from the director on Facebook.

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    Select between a one-of-a-kind High Lakes silk screened tote OR a 40 Frames 'Don't Rewind' silk screened tote. Handprinted by the director. 100% cotton (High Lakes tote color options available as supplies last; 40 Frames tote is yellow)

    *Let us know if you don't see your country listed in the shipping options, we may still be able to ship to you.

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    Empty Quarter: Notes and Pictures (Photo/Essay Book)

    'Empty Quarter' is a 16mm b&w experimental documentary film by Pam Minty and Alain Letourneau about the region of Southeast Oregon, an area populated by ranching and farming communities in Lake, Harney, and Malheur counties.

    'Empty Quarter: Notes and Pictures' includes frame enlargements, outtakes, location stills, essays and other ephemera collected while making the film.

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    Empty Quarter: Notes and Pictures (Photo/Essay Book) + DVD

    'Empty Quarter' is a 16mm b&w experimental documentary film by Pam Minty and Alain Letourneau about the region of Southeast Oregon, an area populated by ranching and farming communities in Lake, Harney, and Malheur counties.

    'Empty Quarter: Notes and Pictures' includes frame enlargements, outtakes, location stills, essays and other ephemera collected while making the film.

    *Let us know if you don't see your country listed in the shipping options, we may still be able to ship to you.

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    • Empty Quarter DVD
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    Associate Producer

    Contributors of $500 or more will receive an Associate Producer Credit in the film.

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    • High Lakes Tote Bag
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    Co-Producer

    Contributors of $1000 or more will receive Co-Producer Credit in the film.

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    Day at the Lake

    Be our guest for a boat ride on Diamond or Crescent Lake with director and her uncle, expert fisherman, Mark Minty. See locations in the film up close and share post boating meal in the lodge. (1 individual per donation, transportation to/from lake not included, lodging not included)

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    Executive Producer

    As Executive Producer, the director will share a rough cut of the film with you and let you provide direct feedback and thoughts about improving the film. You will also receive Executive Producer credit in the film.

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    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Private Viewing of High Lakes Rough Cut
    • Feedback Session with Director
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Funding period

- (30 days)