The Campaign Has Been Funded! Can I Still Contribute?
Yes! That'd be awesome! We're so, so grateful and excited that we've met our goal. And at the same time, we can use all the continued help we can get. Every penny will be used to help us share the film with more people.
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Wait...You Shot the Film Already? That's Great!
- “Great, intimate indie.”
- “It was wonderful.”
Thank you! We're proud of what we've accomplished, and grateful to everyone who helped us get this far. We've run most of the crazy marathon, and we need your help crossing the finish line.
Hey, People Like the Movie!
Here's what people who saw an early cut have been saying:
- “It felt real, honest, and authentic.”
- “Acting was really good. [The] story was compelling.”
- “How real and authentic it was!”
- “It evoked various emotions in me, a range from funny (amused), sad, empathetic, happy, and I identified with parts.”
- “The overall film had a very raw/truthful feel to it. Very fun!”
- “It was funny, it was light-hearted, but had depth in the characters."
- “[I] liked the realistic 'friend' moments, all the silly things friends do together.”
- “Great interplay between characters.”
- “Awesome job! So much skill and talent.”
- “I liked the genuineness of the characters, the give and take within the conversations.”
- “Really incredible. Loved the depth of friendship and how I felt for the characters each in their own way. It's shot so professionally, I would have thought it was produced by a big studio in Hollywood.”
Why We're Asking for Your Help
To make the film the very best we can, we need a little more money for the finishing touches: sound design, color correction, music - all things that ultimately make a big difference in the impact the film has on viewers. We also need money to launch the film properly into the world. We'd like to create beautiful key art (a.k.a. the main image around which we'll build all our marketing efforts), build a strong website, put together an enticing trailer, submit to festivals, and spend some money - thoughtfully - on PR. We've put a lot of time and work and heart into creating a film will think people will love; your contribution will help ensure that people find out about it!
What Makes The Film Special?
Three Roads is a film about women, for women, and by women (the three lead actresses co-wrote the film, and two of the three produced it).
It's also by men who support and appreciate women (shout out in particular to our co-writer/director Kip Calendine!) Too often, women in film are oversimplified and underdeveloped. We wanted to portray fully-realized, complex women and their friendship with depth and authenticity.
Part of achieving that goal has been to star women of different shapes and sizes. We're tired of body types relegating certain women to certain types of roles. We want the women in our films to mirror not just some, but all of the women we see around us every day.
Also, while we believe that films specifically telling gay women's stories are vital, we think it is equally vital to normalize gay relationships by telling stories in which the gender of two lovers is irrelevant. Because of this, we're proud of the way the film portrays the romantic relationship between two of our three leads.
Ultimately, we hoped to make a film that would be both funny and touching, that would celebrate women's friendships, and where women could recognize and identify with our main characters. We think we've succeeded.
What's The Film About?
Our film tells the story of three women in their early 30s who feel stuck in their lives for various reasons. They've been friends since childhood, and their lives have gone in different directions. They come back together to help one of them cope with the loss of her father. As their worlds re-collide, they learn and grow, ultimately choosing whether to stay stuck or move forward.
When Will You Receive Rewards/When Can You See the Film?
As part of our plan to get the film out there in the world, we'll be submitting to festivals. This means we can't release the film to the public yet because film festivals prefer world premieres. The submission process can be lengthy. After we premiere, it may take several more months for us to determine and implement our best distribution options. So, yes, the journey will take some time. But we are eager for the day we can share the film with you, and we are 100% committed to making sure you receive your rewards as soon as possible.
We <3 Our Cast and Crew
A special shout-out and thank you to our core cast and crew members...the ones who were in the trenches with us, living together in the house that was our main set the entire time we were filming:
Kip Calendine (Director/Co-writer)
Christiana Charalambous (Cinematographer)
Vanessa Donley (Co-writer/Lead Actress)
Mike Hurst (Sound Recordist)
Brittany Krawczyk (Assistant Director & Associate Producer)
Todd Lanker (Supporting Actor)
Mariamor Pazos (Still Photographer & Assistant to the Camera Department)
Risks and challenges
Because the film has been both shot and edited, risks are low. (Yay!) That means everything we raise on Kickstarter can go towards enhancing the film and getting it out there in the world. Our biggest challenge will be letting the people who will love our film know that our film exists. We're a small team with limited resources and no big "connections." That's why every dollar and every supporter counts!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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