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A Narrative Short film about a young woman who seeks refuge from towards the stars because of an abusive relationship.

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Hi. My name is Max Covill. I am a 26-year-old film director from Warwick, RI. I am currently a CE student at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I recently directed a short film about a young woman who seeks refuge in the stars from an abusive relationship. The film is set in New England in the current day. 

The film is my thesis project for my certificate at The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I decided to go above and beyond the requirements for this video to really make it something to be proud of, so I hired actors, worked with SAG (The Screen Actors Guild), wrote my own script, and secured the locations, props and wardrobe needed. We really need your help to make this project a success.

Light and Dust is a short film about a young woman, Heather, who seeks refuge in the stars because of an abusive relationship. Heather must realize that there is more to life than security if she wishes to accomplish her dreams.

Here is a look at the people involved with Light and Dust:

Director/Director of Photography/Producer/Writer: Max Covill

Max currently attends a certificate program at The Rhode School of Design (RISD), where he wrote and directed the short film Time to Remember. Throughout his time at RISD he has studied Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Adobe After Effects, and the Art of Making Movies. This is his final project in order to receive his certificate for Digital Film Production.      

Starring: Casey McDougal

Casey most recently appeared in Frank the Bastard, due out in 2012. She also appeared in the short film The Girl of His Dreams. Her other credits include Through the Woods and After Last Season. She is a part of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). She is a graduate from University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Acting. For more information on Casey, please visit her website: http://caseymcdougal.com/

Starring: Ryan Boudreau

Ryan most recently appeared in Jonah as the lead, Francis. His other films include 2 A.M., and The Cockle Cove Inn. For more information on Ryan, please visit his website: http://www.ryanboudreauactor.com/

Support Crew:

      Shannon Haskins - wardrobe, makeup, hair

      Ben Knight - Gaffer

      Aaron Bouchard - Sound Mixing

Why We Need Your Help:

Any amount is useful!  We appreciate any help you can provide!

$7,000+ has already gone into the production of the film! $3,000 was the lowest we could go.

This will be an incredibly intense and rigorous time where every cent counts.   All funds will be going towards the payment for the EQUIPMENT, lights, cameras, rigs, you name it. Of course, the TALENT also would like to be paid. The securing of LOCATIONS, TRANSPORTATION, CREW, heavy equipment moving, and, of course, SET DESIGN is needed. In addition, production elements such as MUSIC and SCORING will be completed as well. 

We want to make this the best possible film we can and with your support we'll be able to secure a professionally composed score as well as complete the post-production work needed to bring Light and Dust to the next level.

Video Credits:

Song: "Week Seven" by Ben von Wildenhaus (http://www.benvonwildenhaus.com/)

Thank you so much for your time and for Believing in the future of, "Light and Dust"

Sincerely, 
Max Covill
My website Impassionedcinema is part of the Large Association of Movie Blogs.

For more information, email impassionedcinema@gmail.com

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