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An intimate science fiction thriller about age, mental illness, and identity as seen through the eyes of a lonely eleven year old girl.
An intimate science fiction thriller about age, mental illness, and identity as seen through the eyes of a lonely eleven year old girl.
An intimate science fiction thriller about age, mental illness, and identity as seen through the eyes of a lonely eleven year old girl.
100 backers pledged $10,063 to help bring this project to life.

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Ends: An Earthbound Space Fantasy

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Ends is a naturalistic science fiction film about identity: coming of age looking at the ends of life, love, and trust. Asking the question, "will I be just like those that came before me?"

'Ends' Feature

An eleven year old girl is swept up on a mysterious and sudden trip to her ailing grandmother's home. Intentionally kept in the dark, she's left to navigate her parents crumbling relationship, her grandmother's illness, and an extraterrestrial force haunting the home, exposing the unspoken interwoven family past that's quickly bringing the them to their tipping point.

Being made with a deep passion for cinematic history and style. From the obvious influence of early Spielberg and Miyazaki to the less immediate: Tarkovsky, Malick, and Weerasethakul.

Short Film

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In early 2017 we made a short film called 'Ends' based on the same concept as the description above. It was this incredible process that inspired the confidence in us to begin work on a full length version.

'Ends' (2017) still
'Ends' (2017) still

#MadewithKodak  

From the very inception of Ends this project has been about history, texture, and film. Kodak's Vision3 16mm film is a wonderful combination of the tactile organics of older 16 stocks and the clarity of 35mm. As we moved into developing the feature film we remain committed, enthusiastically, to telling this story through the medium of film. We understand it, believe in it, and especially, can't wait to get back out there and work with it more.

on the set of Ends (2017)
on the set of Ends (2017)

Why Kickstarter/Where's my money going?

Along side of this campaign we are actively working on making this film, but that means we currently have to turn down paying work to meet our production schedule. We're refining the script, designing the world of the film, putting together our legal work, location scouting, and meeting with investors. It's time consuming stuff. We cannot begin using the money from investors until we have all of the funds necessary to make the film and everything is ready to move directly into pre-production. That means there is a period of work that is currently unfunded: development. That's where we are currently. So this kickstarter campaign is to fund this period before production begins. This is also why we've chosen Kickstarter as our funding platform. On top of the fantastic community and support here,  there isn't much sense in having half the funds necessary to do something. So it's all or nothing. We're really rooting for all.

Prizes & Rewards:

It's recognized by our team that film crowd funding campaigns often offer hypothetical rewards. "If we get this money, and then more money later, and then make the film, we'll send you a copy" or the non-physical type of appreciation.

In a bid to be different, and show how thankful we are for any leap of faith/trust taken by you, we've attempted to provide you all with rewards that are physical and immediate*.

(*as soon as the goal is reached these rewards will begin shipping out)

The Postcard

five personalized postcards to say "Thanks"
five personalized postcards to say "Thanks"

The Posters

Poster Set
Poster Set

Cassette 

Ends short film OST on cassette
Ends short film OST on cassette

The bigger rewards include credits, special blu-rays, premiere invitations, and access to the feature script!

Additionally anyone who donates $10 or over will receive access to the short film version of Ends!

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The Team

Samuel Laubscher: Cinematographer 
Samuel Laubscher (cinematographer) on the set of Ends (2017)
Samuel Laubscher (cinematographer) on the set of Ends (2017)

 'Son of a British mother (ER Nurse) and an All-American father (Paramedic) who met passing off the injured to each other at a hospital in Los Angeles, California. His early years were spent in the perfect weather of Southern California before he moved out to Atlanta, Georgia. Always holding an interest in photography and motion pictures, Samuel began religiously perusing the art of the photographic process when he was 15, working solely with 35mm film. Since 2010 he has been working freelance in narrative and commercial cinematography and portrait and documentary photography. He specializes in working with or mimicking natural light. Most recently he has worked as the narrative cinematographer for The History Channel special Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven, a series of spots for Amazon Echo featuring Pentatonix, and a music video for musician and actor Brad Carter (True Dectective, The Revenant).'

David Tabor: Director/Writer/Producer

David Tabor (Director) on the set of Ends (2017)
David Tabor (Director) on the set of Ends (2017)
 

Note from the director:

'I need your help. Until this exact moment I have self funded everything I’ve ever made. I’ve asked a lot from my friends and collaborators. We’ve all spent a thousand(s) hours, and many sleepless weeks to grow to this point.

 Now I’m ready and needing to ask something of you all. I need to raise $10,000 to get this feature film off the ground. For some that may seem like a small number for a feature, and for others (me!) that probably seems like a lofty impossible goal, but I believe that with some help we can get there (and maybe exceed it. Hey! That’d be pretty cool) This money is the development costs (scouting, team building, lawyering up, conceptualizing, office supplies, kool aid jammers), but it’s absolutely necessary to make this film. It will also provide a stepping stone to get into further financing. 

But I’d never ask for something for nothing, and so I’ve done my best to make the rewards for the campaign things that you’d possibly like to have entirely separate from the film/future you’re investing in. 

Thank you for anything you can do to help us get there,

- David Tabor'

Risks and challenges

Making a film is a handful of work from a lot of people. It can be risky business for investors. Schedules may be moved around, money may never come, ideas may have to change due to constraints, and once you overcome those hurdles you have to finish and sell the film.

This is just one phase of our financing plan. Plenty of things can happen to prevent the other steps from solidifying as they are currently mapped out. But! our team is passionate about the work. Ingenuitive in their craft. Willing to go the distance to see this project come to fruition. Among us we have plenty of varied film work experience to get the job done.

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    'Thank You' Post Card

    Thank you Postcard featuring set photography by Bryan Tan

    All donations above $5 include a postcard

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    Ends soundtrack (digital download)

    A download of the Ends short film soundtrack. Written & performed by the baroque ambient group Arving. As well as a handful of bonus tracks inspired by the film/score.

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    A limited 11x17 poster

    Includes the digital soundtrack download, the post card, and one of three limited 11x17 'Ends' posters

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    Physical Cassette of 'Ends' Soundtrack

    A special cassette featuring the 'Ends' soundtrack & bonus tracks.

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    Three poster set & Soundtrack Cassette

    All three 11x17 posters and the cassette.

    *Includes the digital soundtrack and the postcard.

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    Short film & Special thanks credit

    Private access to the short film 'Ends'

    On top of that you’ll receive a special thanks credit in the completed feature length film.

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    Feature film premiere & Blu-ray

    An invitation to a private premiere of the film in Atlanta featuring cast/crew and a special home release copy of the feature film.

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    'Ends' feature script access

    A digital copy and physical copy of the Ends feature film script.

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Funding period

- (34 days)