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This project was successfully funded on November 8, 2011.

Things Left Behind explores a brief, but important incident in the lives of five characters from human prehistory.

Seattle, WA Shorts
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Things Left Behind is a short narrative film about five complex human beings who happen to have been born 15,000 years ago. 

Two small parties from different tribes meet at a stream in a small canyon. The brief incident changes the course of two lives. 

We plan to approach these characters and this era with great care and detail, presenting as thoroughly believable an experience as possible. Even more critically, we believe the film will depict memorable, compelling characters that strike us with their humanity. 

Your investment will make this film possible. Some of the expenses necessary to make this film:

* Production and liability insurance.
* Custom-designed and constructed period costumes and props. 
* Equipment rental (grip equipment, camera, lenses).
* Craft services and meals.
* Post-production services (transfer to HD tape and other formats for screening).

The director will not take any compensation on the film. We are determined to work as efficiently as possible and make every dollar and every minute on set count. 

We plan to shoot the film in November 2012 and have a finished product by the end of the Spring, with a cast/crew/investor premiere in the late Spring/early Summer and festival run beginning in the Fall.

To receive a full treatment or any other information about the production, please do not hesitate to contact:

NATHAN WILLIAMS - Director - portcullis@gmail.com

Thanks so much for your generous support!

-Nathan

FAQ

  • As best as we can understand it, they were physically and mentally pretty similar to people today. A relatively small number of generations separate us from this period.

    The characters in our film are emotionally and psychologically complex people. If they are “primitive” then you and I are just as primitive.

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  • Because we think it could be really interesting. Not as reenactment, but as storytelling.

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  • Yes.

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  • Nope. Nobody lives in a cave or eats sabretooth tiger burgers or takes their family to the drive-in courtesy of their two feet.

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  • East of the Cascade Mountains in Washington state. Near Yakima.

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  • If you are a film crewperson, contact us: https://mail.google.com/mail/…

    If you are interested in financial support, you can donate here at Kickstarter!

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    You get our eternal gratitude, email updates about the production, and Special Thanks on the Things Left Behind website.

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    ALL of the above, plus: Digital download of the finished film upon completion, Special Thanks in the film credits.

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    ALL of the above, plus: exclusive DVD of finished film and collection of Nathan Williams short films (including The Dinner Table, Night Stand, Stumble and Fall, and No Hurry).

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    ALL of the above, plus: Two tickets to exclusive Things Left Behind premiere screening with cast and crew.

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    ALL of the above, plus: Associate Producer credit or trip to set during the filming.

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    ALL of the above, plus: your choice of prop from the film (spear, flute, jewelry, etc.).

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