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This is the story of a struggling artist who embarks on a journey after the death of her abusive father. She sets out to find love and ultimately her own voice.
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This film centres around music, exploring with its daring title “Perfect Song” that which is subjective and individual to the listener and viewer. You will have to see what we came up with.
Achieving that which could be defined as a "perfect song" has a huge coming of age component attached to it, especially for an artist. It is about identify, and asking the question, “how does one deal with the legacy that has been handed down". In our own experience as artists, this was something we could really pour our heart into; dealing with both inspiration and self doubt.
With this project we wanted to expand from the usual short film duration, aiming for a 30 minutes running time. The goal is to submit the piece to a few film festivals before a public release online. Through this project we really want to let you in on the process of how we make this film, from the good to the not so good, the failures and the victories! We want YOU to be part of the journey and give you the opportunity to get a really practical lesson on independent film making.
As a team combined we have some decent experience and are looking to take the next step. If you are in a similar position having done some things but are wanting to advance to the next level, why not join us by backing this film and learn from our journey, mistakes and all.
Check out our rewards and see where you might want to get involved. Even just sharing this project on social media or directly with people you think could be interested would be a huge help.
Think of this as one of those restaurants where you get to see the food made right in front of you, but instead you see us making a movie and the reward is like dessert.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and we hope this will be an amazing journey for all of us!
Some more information about our project:
Our story takes place in two primary locations, London and Berlin. These two iconic cities carry a great deal of weight in both history and culture when it comes to music. We want our audience to feel the cultural impact of this making room for a great deal more to be communicated than is ever spoken or explained in any given scene. I think this approach to location is especially important in the realm of short films because of their condensed nature. Making a film about music in two cities well known for music allows us to focus on perfecting the smaller detail of the story and our characters without spending unnecessary time on establishing shots or back story.
How did this project start?
There have been a few seemingly random things that happened in the past year. Some of us got the amazing opportunity to participate in a short film competition in Macau, China. It was a great success and it was great to work with those people again as we hadn’t done anything together in a few years. And it really showed us how much in love we are with filming narrative stories. We have seen some great films coming through kickstarter by people we know, which just showed us how do-able this is. We started some skype conversations with people from across the world and here we are.
Kickstarter has a great all or nothing policy that makes things fair for you, the backers. If we are unable to reach our target, we get nothing and you won’t have to pay anything. With this in mind, we’ve set the budget to the lowest amount allowing us to make this film. This is a true passion project. Money beyond our goal will enable more creative choices and options but this amount will sufficiently pay for travel, accommodation, equipment, location fees, props and basic supplies to look after our crew when working.
It’s an amazing team of people behind this from all around the world that we have worked with at some point during the past 6 years. We have 11 countries represented so far. This list is still growing and will be updated regularly.
Louise Williams our lead actress is an actress and musician from London. She graduated from the Arts Educational Schools in 2010 with a first class degree in acting and has since worked consistently in TV, film and theatre. Credits include: BBC 'Doctors', two stage productions with the Theatre Collection and a number of music videos, short films and commercials. Growing up in a musical family her love of music has been a lifelong romance; she has gigged the London scene extensively over the past five years.
- Andreas Kranzler, United Kingdom - Director, Producer, Writer
- David Andrew, Australia - Composer, Producer, Writer
- Ian Locke, Canada - Composer, Producer, Writer
- Menno de Geest, Netherlands - DOP
- Nathan Happer, USA - Photographer, Story Consultant, Grading, Trailer
- Stefan Kunz, Switzerland - Behind the Scenes Filmmaker, Design
- Markus Kranzler, USA/Germany - Shading and Post-Lighting Technical Director
- Christian Vårdal, Norway - Post Production, Conform, Visual Effects, Grading, Editing
- Steven Herman, Japan - Editing, GFX, Visual Consultant
- Deborah Caleb Raffaele, United Kingdom - Assistant Director
- Jonathan Zerger, Germany - 2nd Unit Director/DOP
- Belle Quinlan, United Kingdom – Producer
- Simeon Geyer, United Kingdom – Camera, Lighting, Teaser DOP
- Vincens von Bibra, Germany - Web, Design
- Samuel Liau, Malaysia - Editing, GFX
- Ken Chan, Malaysia - Storyboard Artist, Visualization Drawings
- Daniel Herrera, Germany - Berlin Location Producer
- Jonathan Roth, Germany - Technical Pre- and Post-Production
After studying acting and working as an actor for a few years Andreas decided to move behind the camera in 2005. His work as a Director and Creative Producer includes: trailers (including one for an international award winning documentary), audio books (one of them listed on the German best-selling list), several video presentations/openers and commercials that have been shown to live audiences of over 20,000 people and have been featured on major music DVD releases of platinum selling albums, a 30 min documentary and several short films. Re-edit and re-version supervising of over 44 episodes of prime time TV entertainment shows and documentaries (of which some claimed a record breaking viewing rate inside the channel).
He has worked on projects for clients such as RTL, BBC, Hillsong, NFL and many more. Andreas has recently been awarded for "Best Directing" at an International Microfilm Competition in Macau, China.
He has also lectured, coached and provided training for film related subjects for several hundred people on three continents and has been running (stream coordinating) the TV&Media stream of Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia for several years.
After returning to Canada from studying in Australia, Ian has applied his creative skills to writing and composing music, directing film projects, music videos and producing and designing live event projects. Most recently, he has been serving as creative director for you&her, a socially responsible lingerie company out of Vancouver. Ian has also been working on a music and short film project entitled ADV3N7UR35 (Adventures), the initial music side is slated for release in early 2016.
- You Got Me So - Daniel Etoroma Co-Writer (Song and Screenplay), Director, Editor
- you&her - Fashion Show/Brand Launch Live Event Design/Creative Direction
- VEENA - IndieGoGo Pitch Video Creative Consult/Script/Video Treatment
David Andrew is an Australian born composer, songwriter and a talented musician - proficient in multiple instruments. He has made a name for himself, as one of Sydney’s most sought after session and live musicians, having produced and performed with local and notable talent such as Paulini, Joseph Calderazzo, and various X-Factor and The Voice artists. David has worked on multiple worldwide and local charting albums and played in some of the world’s largest arenas, to crowds of 30,000 strong. He has also been heavily involved in the Australian recording scene, recently producing and recording an album of lullabies that reached number 1 on the iTunes Children’s Music chart. And also engineering a track on the Top 5 Aria Charting album “The Positions” by the internationally acclaimed Sony artists, Gang of Youths, an album on which he also has some vocal credits. David has previously spent 8 years as a trainer and lecturer at Hillsong College. Here he helped musicians learn to listen to each other and form strong ensemble principles. He was also responsible for teaching songwriting, musical analysis and music directing classes. He has recently become the Music Director for Jayesslee, a youtube musical duo with 1.9 million subscribers, and videos with 50+ million views.
Projects we´ve been involved in:
out of the ashes Over 3,850,000 views Directed by Andreas Kranzler (awarded twice for "best directing"), DOP: Jonathan Zerger (awarded twice for "best camera"), Score by David Andrew and Ian Locke.
Victory Over 950,000 views across different platforms Directed by Andreas Kranzler, Edited and Graded by Samuel Liau, Storyboarded by Ken Chan, Camera: Christian Vardal (you can also watch a short Behind the Scenes featurette)
Hillsong College - Graduation Ceremony 2011 closer Over 90,000 views across different platforms Directed by Andreas Kranzler, Concept and Score by Ian Locke and David Andrew, Edited and Graded by Stefan Kunz
"You are Here" Over 175,000 views across different platforms Directed by Andreas Kranzler, Script by Ian Locke, Music by David Andrew, Filmed, Edited and Graded by Menno de Geest
The project Over 145,000 views across different platforms but not counting the many thousand re-posts and views from lead up videos. Creative film produced by Andreas Kranzler, Score by David Andrew and Ian Locke
Risks and challenges
This film project involves a team of people from 11 different countries globally. The different cultural influences we get and the opportunity to work with the best in the world we could find has it’s definite advantages. However, the drawbacks would be gathering the team over skype regularly at a time that fits their time zone and schedule. There is also a definte need for more traveling to locations for part of the production and needing to send files around the globe. We included these added expenses within our budget plan. In our previous projects we have worked with team members who were in another country and found that we were able to complete to schedule despite the challenges of needing to send files electronically and communicate at unusual times. We believe from our previous endeavors that what we gain from working with these people far outweighs the cost it will take.
We have strived to keep the budget at the absolute minimum that we are confident that we can work with to produce a great product. Having done this numerous times before by having great networks around us to create projects on small budgets we are not nervous about being able to achieve our desired outcome. However this factor has potential to cause minor delays as we prioritise always achieving a great result rather than producing something which looks low budget.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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