"It's time to stand up. In 2012-we can close the Cage!''
WHAT IS PANDORA'S CAGE?
PANDORA'S CAGE is an independent film that focuses on the crisis of human trafficking- especially in America. The film will explore many of the faces (directly and obscurely) that fuel this machine of injustice. The title serves as a metaphor based off the mythos of Pandora's box. We want this film to be a catalyst for our audiences to stand together and fight against human trafficking.
The film will follow 3 main characters as they are suddenly catapulted into the dark and criminal industry of using human beings for profit. They will see and experience events that will impact their lives forever. Nothing can ever prepare them for what's down the road- their journey will cause them to begin pursuing a a way of escape and searching for the real truth.
Pandora's Cage will be told in a subjective / point of view style of filmmaking. We believe that the film in a point of view style will help connect with audiences better to understand the severity of the problem. In doing so, presenting our story in this format can open up a new way for audiences to understand and reveal the fueling attributes and impact that trafficking has on humanity.
WHY ARE WE RAISING MONEY?
PANDORA'S CAGE simply can NOT be created unless we have the adequate funds for the film. We've pledged a minimum of $10,000 needed in the budget, but we would like to raise more in order to cover the full funds of production. Some elements of our budget include:
- -Cameras- Shooting on a Canon 600D, Canon 7D, and the GoPro
- -Sound Equipment
- -Rigs & Steadicams
- -Set Design material
- -Makeup & Costumes
- -Location Permits
- -Post Production Materials
- -Soundtrack ft. songwriter Anderson Kursonis
WHEN WILL THE FILM BE RELEASED?
If we achieve our budget goals, we plan on filming PANDORA'S CAGE this summer! (2012). The shooting schedule will last over the course of around 2 weeks, and then it will take a few more weeks for the post-production stages.
The film is scheduled to be completed and ready for release in the fall! After completion of Pandora's Cage, we aim to enter the film into festivals and have screenings in multiple locations throughout the country. YOUR city could have a screening!
WHY CREATE A FILM LIKE PANDORA'S CAGE?
Human trafficking is a very serious and global issue that occurs everywhere, and this illegal trade is on the rise. Trafficking is bigger than what we think it is. It's scary to think that such a detestable industry occurs throughout the United States, and in our own backyards. We know that film is a powerful medium, and we (the team behind Pandora's Cage) are all passionate to help cease this crime that effects men, women, and children all over the world. We are all truly sincere about this social injustice. Even though our film's story is fictional, sadly the reality is not.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Thank you for asking! At the top of this screen, you can donate money just by clicking the PLEDGE button on the upper right! PLEDGES start at $1, but you can pledge as much as you would like. Under the pledge button, we have a list of different tiered rewards that you will receive from donating. EVERYONE gets a reward for backing this project-even if you can only donate $1.
WILL YOU KEEP US UPDATED?
Of course! We love our community- If it weren't for our backers and fans, we wouldn't be able to do anything or complete this project. Thanks to you-we'll be able to share our vision with the world. We'll constantly keep you updated with the latest news and information regarding our film. You can follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for more info.
Again, THANK YOU for everything. Together, we can stop this Cage!
CAN WE KEEP UP WITH PANDORA'S CAGE OUTSIDE OF KICKSTARTER?
Yes! Besides keeping you updated on our Kickstarter page, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus!