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COVER is a short film about how we see others and ourselves. It’s an indie passion project shot primarily in Brooklyn.
The film explores the themes of identity and perception. How do others perceive you differently, based on the way you look, consciously present yourself, or somehow "come off"? In what ways do you shift into different roles or wear various social masks? If identity is a fluid concept, what "essence" defines you? We hope that COVER will ask you to take a second look at a character who looks like one thing, but does another.
A mysterious girl who wears different wigs runs into a sculptor struggling with creative block. Due to her various personas or "looks", he fails to recognize her.
After a long dry spell, the sculptor hits a breakthrough when he overhears a haunting piece of music. He begins hunting down the piece and pianist––to no avail. When he comes across a piano book, he is unable to decipher the color-coded music, but he finds her phone number.
The two meet face-to-face in a tense interrogation. She remains unsure who he is––until his cover breaks.
Did you have fun watching our video?
So did we!
Check out how hard we worked to shoot it ;p
Jeong yun Chun (writer-director, producer, actor) was born in Seoul and raised in Brooklyn. While majoring in Film Studies at Columbia University, ΦBK, magna cum laude, she interned at production companies and with music editor, Suzana Peric (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE PIANIST, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS). For her senior essay on the music and visuals in Herzog's NOSFERATU, J.Y. received the 2014 Andrew Sarris Memorial Award for Film Criticism. In 2012 and 2013 she received the German Consular Book Award. In 2009 she won the Phillips Exeter Concerto Competition for Rachmaninov's 2nd, and in 2008 the Lamont Younger Poets’ Award. Upon graduation, J.Y. was recommended to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for film music. She is a Next Wave member of NY Women in Film & TV. Her last performance was in Multistages’ The Future is Female Festival. She also likes 8-ball, wheat beer, and Keanu. Her current favorite film is A Short Film About Killing.
Marcel Simoneau (producer, 1st AD) is a filmmaker, producer, and actor based in Brooklyn, NY. Marcel is originally from Québec, Canada. His latest short film, LURKER, was recently accepted to Cannes 2017’s Short Film Corner, HollyShorts, and NY Short Fest. Other directing credits include LIKE TOTALLY HOT COUPLE SEEKING SAME, LE VILLAGE, TWO PEOPLE HE NEVER SAW. As an actor, Marcel’s films include: THE REBOUND, IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE, NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST, HORIZON, STRANGER, KINSEY, SEDUCTION, MERIDIAN. On TV: Gotham, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Fringe, Law & Order, Ed and Strangers with Candy. Marcel has also done extensive voice-over work in commercials for Budweiser, Canada Dry, NyQuil, and more recently in High Maintenance, Royal Pains, SUPER TROOPERS 2, WHAT JUST HAPPENED, THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA, and Paul Dano's directorial debut, WILDLIFE, among others. Marcel likes the Montréal Canadiens, sparkling rosé, and spending time with his best friend. IMDB
Tayo Cittadella (assoc. producer, actor) is a half-Italian actor and producer, based in Norway. Pursuing his passion for filmmaking, Tayo began working on films as a Production Assistant and in 2008 went on to found his own company, Expect Films, with partner and director, Tobias Froystad. Works he has produced and acted in include an international MTV Series called DEXPEDITION and THE DEXTAPE, an independent feature with a nationwide release in Norway. He also produced HORGASM – A LOVE STORY (released on Netflix worldwide), a documentary about snowboarder Torstein Horgmo. Tayo plays several instruments (and a sick set on the turntables). As an actor, he has performed in various films, music videos, and stand-up comedy shows in the U.S. and abroad. He is an up-and-coming Pizzaiolo.
Kevin Woon (hairstylist & wigs) is proprietor of Woon salon. Kevin trained at Oribe Salon, and assisted Oribe on many international fashion shows. Today, he collaborates with leading photographers and magazines, and constantly seeks out new knowledge to improve his skills and enhance his creativity. Woon Salon
Joshua Echevarria (dop) is a Director of Photography from New Jersey. He expressed interest in the arts at a very early age and attended various film courses to expand his interest until he attended Montclair State University in 2009. There he dedicated himself to developing as a cinematographer and worked alongside a talented and ambitious group of filmmakers. Upon graduation, Joshua received the Award In Filmmaking. Website
Jay Jansen (prod. designer) is a budding Production Designer living in New York City from Seattle, WA. She followed her love of math to college but soon found the balancing world much more interesting in physical space than in flat digits, finishing her collegiate career with a Fine Arts degree and a focus in sculpture. The movement towards film was a natural path through the city, finding the expression of human behavior in the look and feel that runs deep on this small island.
Emile Mosseri (composer) is film composer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He's been composing music for film and television for over 10 years. He is also a founding member of the band, The Dig. Emile graduated from Berklee College of Music and majored in film composition.
The Crew is pretty sweet. We all come from different backgrounds but share a passion for film and hard work and fun. Everyone hustled big time.
Your support will go to the project's post-production and production costs. Here’s a breakdown so you have a clearer sense of where exactly your much needed help would go to:
- Color Correction
- Sound Design
- Original Music
- Distribution Fees (festival submission fees, release, licensing fees)
- Production (locations, permits, insurance, travel, etc.)
In order to complete post-production and pay back our initial fund for production, we're launching this all-or-nothing campaign. We'd be so grateful for any contribution you make, whether it's a pledge or spreading the word to friends and family so that this labor of love can fully get on its feet.
If we reach (and hopefully exceed!) our goal, 3-5% will be donated to a charity of our choice: MAP International, a global Christian health organization providing vital medicine and critical health supplies for people living in conditions of poverty. MAP International provides disaster relief and helps over 10 million people annually in over 115 countries. Recently, it was ranked second and given a top score of 100 by both Charity Navigator and CNBC's list of The Top 10 Charities Changing the World. Learn more about the organization here.
A sneak-peek of some perks for your generosity!
Our good friend Nic Scholz is the awesome industrial/graphic designer whose preliminary concepts you can see below:
Director's Creative Packet
Outtakes Reel Preview
Danke sehr, grazie, gracias, takk, 감사합니다! Thank you for checking out our page! If you could help spread the word, share this page, that'd be awesome!
Film Courage Q&A with Director - "New York Filmmaker J.Y. Chun On Her New Film COVER about Identity, Perception, and Wigs"
Here you can find our Electronic Press Kit.
Is my pledge publicly displayed? Nope. Only you and the project creator (JY) will be able to see your pledge amount.
Can I remain an anonymous to the project creator? Yes, if you haven't registered a Kickstarter account, the project creator can't see who you are. The project creator would love to know to whom she owes her deep gratitude, but also fully supports your choice to remain a mysterious supporter.
What if I don’t want rewards – I just wanna support? Cool with us! Just press the button – and thank you!
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? “Anytime, anywhere.”
I’m not in the US. Can I still pledge? “Anytime, anywhere.” (guessthemovie)
What if I can't pledge but still want to support the project? Thank you! If you could help spread the word, that would be amazing. Everything helps.
What happens if the goal is not reached? If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money is raised. All or nothing.
How can I contact you? Please check out covershortfilm.com and click on “Contact”. We’ll get back to you ASAP. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Tayo said :)
Risks and challenges
Luckily, we’ve already shot it and got awesome footage. So all those unpredictable factors involved in actual filmmaking – you don’t have to worry about! At this stage one of our particular challenges is being too pressed for time and money in post-production before submitting to festivals. We're confident we can and will deliver.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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