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An ethereal film about the secret lives of teenagers set to have its WORLD PREMIERE at SXSW in March 2012.
An ethereal film about the secret lives of teenagers set to have its WORLD PREMIERE at SXSW in March 2012.
200 backers pledged $40,312 to help bring this project to life.

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THE FILM LIVES!

I’m Tim Sutton, the writer/director of PAVILION, a first-time feature film that has just become an OFFICIAL SELECTION OF SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL (SXSW), a top tier venue celebrating cutting edge independent film from around the world.  Unbelievably, this means that our WORLD PREMIERE WILL TAKE PLACE AT SXSW IN MARCH 2012!  

It's a thrilling result for all of the hard work and collaboration put forth by a great group of artists and friends.  We believein this film!  With the lush cinematography of Chris Dapkins, the bold and stylized editing of Seth Bomse, a haunting score from indie star Sam Prekop, otherworldly digital design from Caspar Newbolt, and incredible support from the staff, team, and mentors at IFP...I mean, what's NOT to believe in?  Take a look and become a believer with us! 

WE TRULY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!   

PAVILION... 

Is a film about Max, a quietly troubled 15 year old, who leaves his lakeside town to live with his father on the sun-blasted fringe of suburban Arizona.  As the film drifts through endless summer days, the story is transformed from a calm and lush daydream into a drastic and frayed confusion — much like the spirit of youth itself.  

In PAVILION, kids are complex and flawed, free to do whatever they want in an atmosphere charged with dread, but not without a sliver of hope.  In this deep and ethereal landscape, life is beautiful, but not easy, and PAVILION shows us an innocent world coming apart at the seams. 

In 2011, PAVILION was selected to both theIFP FEATURE NARRATIVE LAB and the FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER EMERGING VISIONS CONFERENCE, giving the film great momentum for an exciting run in 2012. 

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT FINISHING...

Ok, where does this leave us?  Thrilled by the opportunity to take on the next set of steps necessary to get down to Austin and show the film the right way.  These are those steps:

  • Final Sound Mix: expensive, but a necessary finishing touch for both US and International premieres, as well as the film’s eventual distribution. 
  • Color Correct, HD Masters & Dubs for festival screenings and distribution.
  • Festival Travel & Logistics: airfare, lodging, food-on-the-table for crew and cast for SXSW and other festivals to come.
  • Marketing, PR, Street Team & Artwork:  once we get to the festival, we have to ensure that the film gets its fair share of media coverage and fanbase interest.
  •  Original Score: Sam Prekop’s haunting score mastered and packaged as an EP to support the film.

YOU/ME/US/WE...

I’ll be honest, there is nothing less fun than asking for money. However, I believe in the deep meaning of a brand of film that attempts to stake out new narrative space - PAVILION is one of these films.  Your support, collaboration and interaction with this film doesn't just help place it on the map - it can be the start of a relationship that can develop in many ways.  

Thanks so much for taking the time and thanks in advance for your support.  Check out the REWARDS, which are pretty fantastic (one of them offers my, er, culinary prowess!).  And, truly, I always have time to talk shop.  Contact info below.

Best,

TS

www.pavilionfilm.com

www.facebook.com/pavilionfilm

www.videokidbrooklyn.com

ts@vanriperarchives.com

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    Thanks for signing up! You'll get a personal note from the director on a signed PAVILION postcard designed by Version Industries.

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    Sweet! A thank you credit on the PAVILION website, note and signed postcard designed by Version Industries.

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    Deal! All of the above and a DVD of PAVILION, package designed by Version Industries.

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    Serious! A thank you credit on the site, signed postcard, DVD of film and digital download of the original score by Sam Prekop.

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    Wow! All of the above and an original PAVILION poster (16 x 20) signed by the director.

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    Perfect! Add on a PAVILION t shirt (one that you will actually WANT to wear) to go along with all of the lovely merch and credits above.

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    Nice! All of the above plus an original bound ART BOOK of still images from PAVILION designed by Version Industries, signed by the director and, btw, thank you!

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    Wow! the signed poster, DVD, download of the score, art book, t shirt and an invite to the NYC PREMIERE of PAVILION and AFTER PARTY (travel/accommodations not included).

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    Hands-on! Director Tim Sutton will act as a consultant on your film project and Kickstarter campaign OR will give a Video Kid Brooklyn master class to your kids and their friends (total 6) for 3 hours. Class would be held in Tri state area.

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    Holy sh - t! All of the merch above (not the Video Kid Brooklyn class, I'm only human), ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on PAVILION's end credits and website + 2 tickets to the NYC PREMIERE/PARTY of PAVILION (travel/accommodations not included).

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    Speechless! All of the merch and credits above + DINNER (made by the director – believe me, it will rock) and a PRIVATE SCREENING of PAVILION with 6 guests at the location of your choice (Tri-state area or within driving distance).

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    Unreal! All of the merch, dinner, and credits above, plus 2 tickets to PAVILION'S WORLD PREMIERE at SXSW 2012 (travel/lodging not included), and my undying love.

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    Godsend! take a PRODUCER credit on the film, accept my love and adoration and, of course, all of the above - the PREMIERES, MERCH, DINNER, and CONSULTATION/MASTER CLASS.

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