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The Shadower: A 3D Film That Isn't Action or Animation!

We're indie filmmakers working to improve the quality of 3D film and TV programming! Diverse cast and crew along with a great story.

The Shadower: A 3D Film That Isn't Action or Animation!

We're indie filmmakers working to improve the quality of 3D film and TV programming! Diverse cast and crew along with a great story.

$1,092
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21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 25 2011 5:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

Note: The clip you are about to view after the "behind the scenes" footage is in 2D to comply with your computer monitor's requirements. The film was shot in 3D and the finished product will be in both a 2D and 3D version. We are still in the process of syncing our sound. But the clip will give you a strong idea of the quality of our film.

Director: Jenny Januszewski

Cinematographer: Samuel Kim

Editor: Ron Shaw

A couple people asked me, "Why 3D? I hate 3D." Well, that's exactly why we chose to do it in stereoscopic 3D. If you don't like something, then try to make it better. That's why we made sure not to have anything in the film annoyingly fly out at the audience. I also get asked, "Why couldn't it be told in 2D?" Actually, it could. However, it's told differently in 3D. Just like a painting is different with acrylics vs. oil. The texture and nuances lend itself to the story in different ways. While we're all very familiar with the "wow" factor of 3D. For this film, we're using 3D in a more subtle way. Unlike most 3D films, which are comedy, children's/animated, or action, The Shadower is a beautiful dramatic short film that uses 3D's attributes to push the story forward. We want to use 3D in a way that helps connect the audience to the character's journey on a more visceral level. 

Here's a bit about the story: I don't want to give too much away, but The Shadower is a 3D short film that follows that last week of a man's life---the week he decided to live life and participate. It's a narrative film that boarders on being an art or experimental piece.

I keep getting asked the question, "If I donate money, what's the payoff? It's film investing, isn't it?" I want to address this question because it is a very important one. Most things considered "film investing" require a large amount of money (e.g. hundreds of thousands or even millions) yet have a VERY low rate of return. We're not asking for investors, we're asking for donations...donations that have a guaranteed payoff that is more meaningful than money.

The payoff for donating to our film's finishing costs are to help keep independent filmmakers in the game; to promote higher standards for 3D filming and tv programming because 3D is coming at us like HDTV did and we have no choice;  to support a VERY diverse cast and crew who offer different voices to the arts (e.g. Asian, Caucasian, African-American, Latino, bi-racial, etc); because you are sick of seeing things like remakes of 1980's films and you want to at least try to get better things out there to see; because you remember what artists are and that not everyone in film is here for fame...film is also a vehicle for artists to push society forward through example. Plus, you get the Kickstarter rewards that correspond to your donation. :)

Thanks for stopping by our page and for supporting independent filmmaking! 

Note: ***The amount we set as our goal is the very base amount we need to get our film into post production. The more we raise, the more beautiful nuances we can add to the film.

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    If sweetness had a name, it would be your name...even though I don't know your name. For this, you get a mention in our blog AND THE 3D DVD (when it becomes available).

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    You complete me...You had me at $250. (weep, weep). I'm gonna send you all the goodness above AND you'll also have YOUR NAME IN THE END CREDITS OF THE FILM.

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    If there were a star up in the sky with your name on it, I'd name it after you. Thanks for lovin' us. I'm gonna have to put your name in the end credits under "Special Thanks To..."---it's like being in the VIP seats at a game...less people around you. PLUS, you'll get a call from the director so we can thank you profusely. Pile THAT on all the goodness that's listed up above.

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    There are no words. Truly. There just aren't words. Actually, there are and that's called a Skype. That's right, I'll skype you to thank you directly to your smiling face. If you can't figure out how to skype, then I'll just make a brief video of thanks. You make me happy...like a really good, warm donut. But better. Let me give you everything that's listed above PLUS a Viewmaster with limited edition reels of behind the scenes moments and production stills. Remember those?...probably the first time you saw 3D when you were a kid.

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    Now, I just have to thank you in person. You got me with that one. You'll get all the excitement listed above PLUS dinner with the director in Los Angeles at a restaurant she chooses---and she is a foodie. She'll even sit through listening to you talk about your project or how much you love your cat. She may even teach you a bit about directing 3D!

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    All that money and no film experience??? You deserve to be in pictures!
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    You're probably wondering how you can donate $8k when our goal is less than that. Have someone offer you more than you are hoping for and then revisit that thought.

    But, wow...If Pluto were a planet, I'd try to give it to you. Since it's not, we're going to give you all the things listed above PLUS...YOUR NAME WILL BE MENTIONED IN ANY AWARDS SPEECH RELATED TO THIS FILM SHOULD WE WIN ANY FESTIVALS OR COMPETITIONS. Yeah, remember those famous reward speeches where the recipient accidentally forgets their own spouse's name? Your name will not be forgotten. In fact, if you donate that, the director will get on a plane, fly to a major city near you for that dinner you get---must be within the contiguous United States.

    Disclaimer: For this prize, we will only mention your real, legal name in speeches. If you were so unfortunate as to have your momma name you after a historically notorious person or anything else that would be offensive towards large groups, it's not happening...But thank you for the donation.

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    That's it...I'm going out to the store and buying you one of my favourite 3D TV's that I wish I had in my home. You'll get all the goodness up above. But a 3D TV...(hear the crowd "oooh" and "aaaah.")

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