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Short film Starring Asia Argento, Brady Corbet, Lou Doillon, Franco Nero & Alessandro Roja. Based on Anais Nin's Novella.

A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE

My name is Michele Civetta and I am preparing A 15 minute film based on the internationally acclaimed novella by Anais Nin (Henry & June). I created this Kickstarter page because I want to involve fans and friends into my foray with this project. The film has been chosen to receive funding from the Italian Ministry of Culture, but unfortunately it doesn't cover the full production budget. We are planning to film in the beginning of February in Rome Italy and have the film ready to release at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Set in the 1950's, the film is a journey into the mind of Sabina, an adulterous woman in torment of her secrets being shattered. Sabina believes herself to be an international Spy in the house of Love. Leading a double life behind her loving husbands back, Sabina's system begins to collapse. One evening she dials a number at random from a phone booth to hear an unfamiliar voice on the other end of the line. The man she speaks with, the Lie Detector begins to follow her. Growing increasingly paranoid, Sabina is convinced the Lie Detector is pursuing her, seeking out a truth, as if her were a conscience to her every action and word. Similar in tone to Last Tango in Paris or The Conformist, The story speaks of the secret lives we lead and how fantasy collides with everyday reality. 

I have a great cast of international actors involved who are ready to go. I want to bring my vision to life on its own terms, without limits, but I need your help doing this. In gratitude I have prepared some fun prizes I want to share with you in exchange for support and I can't wait to get started. 

Thank You,

Michele Civetta

www.QuintessenceFilms.com

Certain roads one took emotionally also appeared on the map of the heart as travelling away from the center, and ultimately leading to exile. - Anais Nin

Asia Argento
Asia Argento
Lou Doillon
Lou Doillon
Brady Corbet
Brady Corbet
Franco Nero
Franco Nero
Alessandro Roja
Alessandro Roja

The film is being distributed and sales are being handled via the Phi Group

http://phi-centre.com/fr/phi/divisions/phi_films

Links to Michele Civetta's Work:

QUINTESSENCE COMMERCIAL REEL
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64942481/MC%20COMMERCIAL%20REEL%202012%20copy.mov

QUINTESSENCE VIDEO REEL
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64942481/MUSIC%20VIDEO%20copy.mov

CIVETTA NEW WORK 2012
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64942481/MC%20NEW%20WORK%2010%3A2011%20copy.mov

Links to Michele Civetta's Press:

http://db.tt/e305TyNt

***WHAT WILL A DONATION REALLY DO?***

Your contribution is fulfilling the most fundamental goal a film can ever have: to be brought to an audience. 

SPREAD THE WORD

Getting the word out about this film is what will help ensure I meet my goal, so whether you contribute or not, tell your friends and family, link the page, email whoever might have an interest in independent film or the arts in general.

How does this Kickstarter thing work?

You will find to the right of the screen further up the page all the donation levels. Each level has a corresponding award(s) in return for your contribution. You will receive these awards in the timeframe listed below them. You'll notice I have structured a lot of the awards cumulatively, so that as the donation level increases, the awards for that level are combined with awards from the lesser contribution levels.

All or nothing

If I don't manage to raise the entire amount of my goal money, no donations will be processed and I won't receive anything. It would be really great if that didn't happen! Let's make this the real thing, not just a dress rehearsal!

If I do reach my goal, I can continue to raise funds until my time has expired, so there is no limit to how much I am permitted to raise. There are plenty of ways any extra money can be spent on this film (marketing, promotion, etc.), so just because I reach my goal doesn't mean we can't keep going!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR VISITING AND FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

If we cover our funding goals on Kickstarter, the project is fully financed and ready to film and complete.

Film is a risky investment by nature, even (and especially) at the highest levels of the business.

The risks and challenges of a film this far along in the process are not nearly as daunting as those that face films just starting out, and though they do exist, I am confident that I will meet them with the same determination that I have met and surpassed the numerous obstacles that have arisen thus far.

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