A SCAD Graduate Thesis Film by Shelly Short and Whitney Hess
Reel Tradition is the story of Peter, a third generation fisherman, on his quest to catch “The Big One” and add his glory to that of his lineage. Using traditional fishing methods handed down father-to-son he has yet to succeed, but hasn’t lost hope. On this day’s trip to the lake he encounters a young woman that clearly hasn’t learned the way of the fish. Partly out of a sense of charity and partly for his own sanity, Peter illustrates for Sammy the correct way to cast. She in turn offers him a piece of her special bait that seems to attract the fish where his trusty worms have failed. The decision Peter finds himself facing is to forgo tradition in favor of new ways or keep the faith despite his continued failure.
Shelly's roots are in Northwest Florida. She spent her childhood trekking through the woods and spending time on the lakes, rivers and beaches. Northwest Florida and the days fishing with her father are the inspiration for this film. It is only fitting to choose the area for filming.
For Whitney, the beauty of the area and scouting the lakes reminds her of the times she spent fishing with her father, as well. The location is perfect for the visual style of the film.
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Your donations will provide the following for our cast and crew.
- Travel from Savannah, GA to Northwest Florida
- Lodging for Cast and Crew.
- Meals for Cast and Crew.
Please note that Kickstarter Funding is all or nothing. We have to meet our goal of $5,000 in 30 days to receive your pledges.
We are currently in Pre-Production. This means we are casting the actors, working on the shot design and coordinating all the details that go into filming.
"Lights, Camera, Action" (or Principal Photography, as we call it) begins May 11, 2012 and we will wrap May 17, 2012
Post-Production will begin as soon as principal photography is complete. This is where the film will come to life! Editing the scenes together and adding sound design. Our desired completion date is September 2012!
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