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Night Shift is the story of Barry, a night worker at the local 24-hour convenience store. When an unusually small Flying Saucer decides to pay the shop a visit, Barry has to take on the role of protecting the aisles while making sure the customers don't grow wise of the store's extraterrestrial shopper.
This film's goal is to reimagine 1980s sci-fi and create a story that brings its fantastic energy into the 2010s. This film takes great influence from such films as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the Back to the Future Trilogy. As kids we loved the fantastical wonder these films gave us and we hope to tell a story that inspires a similar sensation in its viewers.
“Thank you so much for taking the time to view our Kickstarter. This idea came out of a screening of Oblivion in 2013 and has stayed and evolved with me over the past 3 and a half years. I am so excited to take this leap and finally see this project come to fruition. Although we as the crew are excited to start filming, the truth is that we can’t do this alone. We really need some help with securing the locations, costumes, lenses, and other film equipment that will make this film as good as it can be. Any donation you can give would really be of huge assistance and I would be infinitely in your debt. Not only are you making a financial donation to the production, but you are helping make my dream a reality.” -Noah Campagna
Meet the Crew
Noah Campagna is a third year film student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Over the past few years Noah has worked on various projects ranging from student to professional level and hopes to continue to find ways to stay involved in the exciting film community. Noah has taken on many roles ranging from Production Assistant to Director and many jobs in-between including Director of Photography, Editor, Production Designer, etc. In the future, Noah hopes to continue to tell stories that capture the audience’s imagination.
Conner Keesling is a film student at UNC Wilmington who aspires to tell stories that people can connect with. During his time at UNCW he has taken on many different roles on set, such as Key Grip, Gaffer, and Sound Recorder. Conner produced Noah's film Apply Yourself (2016) and wrote and directed Complimentary Breakfast (2016). He just recently wrapped filming on One Summer Night, a full-length film he wrote and directed.
Hadley Rollins is a film student and business student with a concentration in accounting at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Hadley is an ambitious individual who has a range of experience from various projects she has worked on in just her first year. From being a 2nd AC to a director, Hadley hopes to further her experience in producing while gaining expertise with business in film.
Nick Watson has worked on many short films in a variety of crew positions. He enjoys everything film related but tends to favor the cinematography, editing, sound, and music side of production. He is a completionist who is very dedicated to and passionate about his work. Although he likes to keep things professional, he knows how to lighten up a film set when need be.
Sean Froeb is a film studies and communication studies major in the UNCW class of 2018. Sean grew up with an audio engineering background and went to college to further his education in sound recording technology and techniques for film and television. Sean has worked on various shorts and feature films since he has arrived at school.
Lizzie Lovett is a film studies and theatre double major at UNCW. Her main interests involve costume design, hair and makeup, production design, and other various jobs around the art department. In the past 4 years Lizzie has worked on almost 20 short films in some way or another, as she builds the world that the film can live in.
A sample of Lizzie Lovett's early designs for Night Shift:
Risks and challenges
One of the exciting challenges in this project is recreating the 1980's sci-fi aesthetic. This task will mostly fall onto the shoulder of the Art Department, who will be responsible for finding and crafting appropriate period props and costumes for the characters to wear and interact with. The task will also be supported by the Director of Photography who will be choosing the appropriate lenses and utilizing 1980's filming techniques. Working together, this crew hopes to create a film that looks and feels true to the films that it has found inspiration from.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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