"Stand Up" is a Senior Thesis film by students from Boston University's Film Production program.
The film follows amateur stand up comedian Adrian as he uses his stage as a personal confessional. The film explores how individuals use methods such as their career, comedy, or self-deprecation as ways to not only hide their true personas but also to rationalize their poor choices.
Lida Nasseri (Writer/Director) - Lida is a first semester senior in Boston University's Film Production program. She has worked many student films and has directed several herself. Lida's inspiration for this film came from wanting to explore the different ways people make confessions and what kind of place that puts the listeners, or viewers, in.
Cheryn Park (Cinematographer) - In her three years at Boston University, Cheryn has put in countless hours working to perfect her skills and style as a cinematographer. Working with a multitude of talented professors and peers, Cheryn has set herself apart as one of the best cinematographers at Boston University.
Michael Schade (Producer) - Michael is currently completing his final semester at Boston University and will graduate in May with a degree in Film Production with a minor in Economics. Michael was drawn to this project because of it's fascinating dichotomy between reality and fantasy and the many unique possibilities that allows in the storytelling process.
Angela Mercurio (Production Designer) - Angela is currently completing her final semester at Boston University. Angela has contributed production design to many films at BU.
Alex Verlage (Editor) - Alex is a junior at Boston University. He is from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and plans on relocating to Los Angeles after finishing his studies at BU.
We work hard at minimizing costs and filming practically for achieving our vision on this film and there's a lot that we've been able to accomplish on our own, but we still need your help regarding these funds:
- Transportation - Renting cars and U-Haul trucks for equipment and crew as well as compensating actors.
- Location Costs - We typically get cheaper prices on locations for student films, but this still takes a significant amount out of our budget.
- Equipment - BU offers a generous amount of equipment to its students, but we do take it upon ourselves to factor in additional lighting or equipment when necessary to the film's aesthetic.
- Production Design - Props, costumes, and set designs.
- Food for the cast, crew and extras - long days on set with all these hardworking people needing to eat.
- Festival Costs - We want people to see our film.
We greatly appreciate any funding, and if you aren't able to help out in that way please take the time to share with others. We're thankful for all of your efforts and support during this process.
Risks and challenges
Unpredictability factors into any student film. Locations and extras fall through, and sometimes you go the extra mile with additional costs and planning when that happens.
Reshoots in locations factor into the budget as well. Hopefully this does not happen, but if needed we hope that we can fund these sorts of setbacks that occurs often in filmmaking.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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