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A short dark comedy about an older woman rescuing her best friend from an estranged cult leader and new family of "Sisters".

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Making short films takes quite a bit of time, effort and money.  In order to create short films with unique experiences that resonate with an audience, it requires even more attention and thusly, more money. 

Although we have been incredibly successful thus far in the creation of this short film Exaltation, we need just a little more funding in order to finish our jaw dropping twist ending!

The areas we currently lack funding in are:

Production Design, Set Construction and Costumes:
     Led by the incredible Heath Daniel, August Compton and Addie Babcock.  This is where most of our money will go as our team creates a lavish sanctuary for the cult's Sacrificial Chamber derived from the NeoClassical, and Rococo eras in the style of a retro Hollywood Studio fashion (think Cleopatra meets Citizen Kane).


Camera/Lighting/DIT:
     Led by the great Mike Jenkins, and Brody Carmichael.  This is where our funding for special light rentals, unique colored gels specific for our set, and external hard drives for our immensely high resolution (4K) footage will come in handy.

Feeding the entire crew, actors and extras (as you've mostly seen in the video above)

Paying our Actors (as you've also mostly seen in video above)

Paying rent to our location that we've enjoyed shooting in so much thus far.

AND FINALLY, sending the final product off to film festivals across the country! 

Although our team is completely confident in accomplishing the tasks, with a little bit of financial help, they will be completely capable of creating this wonderful environment for our short film!  And for your contributions to helping us succeed, we will give our audience prizes as incentives for helping us!

People not in the video that I have yet to mention in this breakdown:

The Wonderful DANIELLE SHAW as LADY BELLEND, the estranged Cult Leader

Produced by Kyle Levy, Molly Mayo and Mary Katherine Wise

Co-Writer: Kay Lysis

Sound Team: Jonathon Sewell and Joe Harper

Risks and challenges

To complete this short film, it will require detailed attention to Set Construction and Production Design. Our experienced Production Design team have shown significant promise, dedication and incredible commitment to the project thus far and we cannot wait to see their final work! We have a great team of set constructors and furthermore, Extras, to make the scene really shine and dazzle the audience for the final twist of the film!

I'm completely confident that with the right funds, our entire team will be able to create a jaw dropping ending to the film that will blow the audience away, as I've seen them do it before many times and will strive to continue to do so!

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    an Exclusive Digital Download of the short dark comedy to share with your friends and family... JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN (when the film has completely finished its post-production phase)!!!!

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    Become one of the sisters with a pair of green scrubs from the film (not used... if preferred)!!

    NOW WITH A BLU-RAY COPY OF EXALTATION!!!

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    A Really Rad Limited Edition Exaltation Movie Poster!

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    Become an Associate Producer of the short dark cult comedy, EXALTATION (you will now have a legitimate IMDB credit as an Associate Producer)!!!!

    You've contributed to our film so much that we're ready to make you one of the team!

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    Become an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the short dark cult comedy, EXALTATION (You will have a legitimate IMDB credit as an **Executive** Producer)!!!

    (At this point... trust me, you've earned the credit)

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