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A film that explores community, love and human connection.
A film that explores community, love and human connection.
63 backers pledged CA$ 7,305 to help bring this project to life.

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*** I'm a 17-year-old multiple award-winning filmmaker (including Best Documentary at TIFF Jumpcuts 2014 & 2015, and Grand Prize High School Winner at Heartland Film Festival 2013 & 2015). 

I'm asking you to help me make my last film of high school.

The Project

Façade is a 7 minute short film that reflects the systems of human connection. It questions our need for interdependence, but also individuality in relationships. Throughout most of the film, the characters remain isolated in their space. As the film unravels, we see that it is their separation that creates wholeness and unity, but it is also the main barrier that prevents them from intimacy. As well, their confinement prevents them from realizing that there is a whole world outside of the house.

The Sets

*****The majority of money we raise during this campaign will go to the construction of the sets.

Concept Art of the Green Room
Concept Art of the Green Room
Competed Green Room
Competed Green Room
Concept Art of the Yellow Room
Concept Art of the Yellow Room
Concept Art of the Blue Room
Concept Art of the Blue Room
Concept Art of the Red Room
Concept Art of the Red Room

Background

In a couple of months, I will be leaving to university. What frightens me is the fact that I will never experience the same home again as I have since I was a child. This home was all that I know and it scares me to know that it could be forgotten.

I want to define home. This way, I could never forget.

Along the way, this prompted a question: "How can you love someone if you are not there?"

This film is the answer to that. Most importantly, this film is my definition of home.

Carol

Carol Nguyen is a 17 year award winning filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario. Some of her awards include TIFF Jumpcuts Best Documentary 2014 & 2015, as well as Heartland Film Festival's Grand Prize High School Film Competition 2013 & 2015. Her films have played at various film festival across the globe including Fantastic Fest, Los Angeles Film Festival and Citizen Jane Film Festival. Carol is currently a senior studying film at Etobicoke School of the Arts. This September, plans to attend film school to continue her love for filmmaking.

Check out some of Carol's films here.

Heartland Film Festival 2015
Heartland Film Festival 2015
Heartland Film Festival 2013
Heartland Film Festival 2013

Morgana

(Cinematographer of Façade)

Morgana McKenzie is a 16 year old filmmaker living in Ottawa, Canada. In the past four years, Morgana's short films have screened in the U.S.A., Canada, and Europe.

In 2015 Morgana's narrative music video for the song "We All Go the Same" by Radical Face, and her winter thriller "Kurayami no Wa", screened at over 60 film festivals and won 14 awards combined; including, Best Student Film, Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Best Thriller. In addition, Morgana was named Best Director Under 25 at the Ottawa Independent Video Awards.

Her website. See more of Morgana's work here.

Where Will the Money Go?

  • Set construction & props - 75%
  • Equipment rental - 11%
  • Transportation - 8%
  • Kickstarter Fees - 8%

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that not everybody is able to financially contribute. Another way you could help is by sharing this campaign allowing us to reach a great audience. Thank you!

***** The more money we raise, the better equipment we can afford, the better production quality the film will be!

Risks and challenges

This project requires the construction of four customized sets. This is not hard to do, but it requires a lot of hard work, especially when you are working with a small crew on an extremely low budget.

I am thankful to know that my team consists of the most committed, hard working and talented people I know who will help me overcome this.

As well, as a student filmmaker, sometimes our visions exceed the amount of money we have in our pocket. This is where YOU come in. With your support, we will be able to make this film possible.

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    8 Façade buttons - each with a graphic or random film still!

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    - POSTCARD -

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    10 Façade postcards (each with graphics or random stills) including a personal hand written one by Carol herself!

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    - RANDOM PROP -

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    You will receive a random piece of what made this film happen! Along with the prop, you will receive a short hand-written label explaining the significance of the item and what it symbolizes.

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    - TOTE BAG & POSTER -

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    A Façade tote bag and a poster signed by all of the cast and crew!

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    - EVERYTHING + PREMIERE TICKETS -

    I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for your generous contribution. Your extreme kindness means more than you could ever imagine. Thank you. I cannot wait for you to be a part of this film!

    You will receive ALL the rewards AND 2 tickets to the film's premiere in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (travel accommodations not included).

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