Hello and welcome to our kick-starter page!
In 1992, Yugoslavia collapsed and Sarajevo, once considered the heart of Europe, endured the longest and most devastating siege on a capital city in modern warfare. The city, rich with cultural and religious diversity, was forever marked by falling shells, and its habitants had to endure the horrific sensation of never knowing when a sniper, hidden in the green hills, would decide to take their lives.
Shells & Strings tells the story of Emila, a former piano teacher at the local school in Sarajevo, whose life is disrupted by the outbreak of the Bosnian War. In contrast to her young son, Alen, and father-in-law, Emila has a harder time facing the challenge of carrying on daily life in a war-stricken city.
Music will come to serve as the source of inspiration for the protagonist whose life has been confined to the walls of her home.
Shells & Strings is dedicated to all the people whose suffering daily life during the Bosnian War was never revealed to the world. This is cross-cultural production that will be shot on location in Sarajevo using a Bosnian crew.
Help us support Art and Film in the region.
We are asking for your support in reaching our budget of 5,000 dollars in order for us to realize our much anticipated project:
THE MONEY WILL GO TO:
· TRAVEL: Moving key crew from London to Sarajevo
· COMPENSATING BOSNIAN CAST AND CREW
· PRODUCTION: Insurance and permits to shoot in Sarajevo, providing food for cast and crew, hiring camera, lighting, and sound equipment, hiring a van, costumes and props hiring.
· POST PRODUCTION: Editing, colour grading, sound mixing, festival submission, packaging the film.
All the money that we raise here on Kickstarter will be seen on the screen, and it will help our team to produce the highest quality, most compelling and honest film that we can make, thanks to you!
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS:
We have 30 days to raise $5000 (we are even allowed to exceed our limit, so if you see that the film is funded but still would like to be a part of it please still donate, every little bit helps!) If we don’t reach our pledge by the deadline we don’t receive any funding and your credit cards WILL NOT be charged.
We sincerely hope that this story will inspire you as much as it has inspired us, and that you find it worthy of any financial consideration that you may be able to offer. Any help and financial support that you can provide will go a long way in making this vision a reality.
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