With the film Inside You, my goal is to answer - what would it be like to be a boy for a day? Or a girl for a day? This is a return to the classic body switching genre but with a modern sensibility. I want the audience to enjoy themselves in the wild adventure that Jamie and Ryan experience. The film also explores the relationship dynamics of Ryan and Jamie. I also want the audience to have fun and laugh, and if I can open people's minds about their notions of gender and sexuality, well that would be the goat's potato!
The script is funny. We are in a good place.
- I want to make the best damn film I can make.
Let's see what we can do!
A SNIPPET FROM THE SCRIPT:
I’ve assembled a crew of incredibly talented people to work on the film and am in the process of finding the best cast possible. You can rely upon a strong cast due to my personal relationship with many incredible comedians and performers, after my years as a standup comedian and performer. All of my short films have great actors in them from UCB, film and television, and I invite you to watch my previous work at www.heatherfink.com
Stay tuned for announcements on cast and crew. In the meantime I’m thrilled to be supported by Producer Shruti Ganguly.
We are shooting the film in September 2014. It is an NYU Grad Film thesis project. Recent NYU Grad thesis films include: Fort Tilden (SXSW Grand Jury Prize), Sin Nombre (Sundance), Newlyweeds (Sundance), Appropriate Behavior (Sundance), She’s Lost Control (Berlin, SXSW), Pariah (Sundance), and God of Love (Oscar Winner).
Heather Fink is the writer and director of the film.
Risks and challenges
Films are very expensive to make. We intend to shoot 18 days. Multiply 18 by meals for a cast and crew of about 10 people, daily transportation, additional equipment rentals, basic needs like tape and paper, and paid cast and crew. There’s a good reason why films are so expensive. Fortunately this script can be made well for under $100,000 because its strength lies in the story and the actors' performance. My intention is to raise at least $30,000 on Kickstarter and then take out $30,000 in student loans for this project so that I have at least have $60,000 to work with. Ideally we will find investors who can take us closer to $100,000, which is a more comfortable working budget.
There’s great opportunity for micro-budget films to perform well in Video on Demand, meaning all of those websites that you like to watch movies on. A film like this can live a happy life on the film festival circuit, perhaps with a limited theatrical release, and then thrive On Demand or be acquired by a cable television network. A fun, sexy, smart comedy like this is exactly the kind of thing people download. And of course there's the chance it becomes an indie darling.
It’s hard for films to profit. However, we are positioning ourselves in the smartest way possible by working with a low budget - using the resources of the NYU film program to ensure high quality - and working in a popular genre.
I'll do my best to make this film with the resources I have, and after so many years working in film and comedy, I'm well qualified to do so. The risk we take is that the film doesn't become popular or get distribution. I feel confident that as long as we are able to actually shoot the film, and some unforeseen disaster doesn't strike us down, at the very least this is going to be a good movie.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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