So, here's the deal: Driftwood has been pre-produced and produced, shot and edited, loved and cared for and now needs a little extra something before we toss it out of the nest.
Driftwood is a feature with no dialogue. None! This funding will give us the flexibility to work with the best technicians in the "biz", as they say, to create an amazing atmosphere for the film.
Nearly every sound you hear in a film or TV show is recreated or enhanced in post, as it is practically impossible to pick up any usable noises on set besides the actors dialogue. Screeching tires, footsteps, crunching, belching; all of these are added after the film has been shot and edited. For Driftwood, it is especially important given that the film is dialogue free. We need to create the world in which these characters live. This is no small task. Have you ever sat in a room and actually listened to all the sounds burrowing into your ear? There are A LOT. Go ahead. Try it. We dare you.
We're grateful to be working with Silver Sound Studios based out of Manhattan. They're a group of super talented audio technicians and mixers who have worked with a myriad of clients. These guys are the real-deal Holyfields.
We know what you're thinking, $15,000 is a lot of dough. Each dollar will be put to the best of use. This is the last little bit of funding we need to finish Driftwood, a film unlike any others you're bound to see this upcoming year. We promise.
JOSLYN JENSEN, in the striped shirt, proudly at the director's side, plays the role of the YOUNG GIRL. In 2011 she won Best Actress at the Marrakech, Mar del Plata and Florida film festivals for her role in Without. We can't wait to show everyone what she's done in Driftwood.
PAUL C. KELLY, in the brown shirt, also proud to be at the director's side, plays the role of the OLD MAN. Paul put his thousands of frequent flyer miles aside to be part of this film. Check him out soon in Joachim Trier's upcoming Louder than Bombs. He was essential for his part in Driftwood. You'll see why.
MICHAEL FENTIN, the goofball in the shirt that can't decide to be orange or pink, plays the role of the YOUNG MAN. Michael can be seen in other independent films, including Tyler Rubenfeld's upcoming Wake Me When I Leave. He's also active in the underground theater scene in New York. We were lucky to have him on board for this film.
PAUL TAYLOR, writer/director/cinematographer, is the man in the white shirt, sitting like a king. Paul has been freelancing as a cinematographer for several years now, shooting a whole heap of projects. This time, he wanted to add another notch into his belt and direct a feature. His DP reel is below:
ALEX MEGARO, producer and editor, the bearded man in the gray t-shirt, was the director's on set therapist. He's a freelance commercial and narrative editor/director. Check out his reel below:
VINCHO NCHOGU, assistant director, the lady in red, was essential to this project. She played multiple roles in the making of the film, as an actor-wrangler, prop master and an additional on set therapist for the director. She was literally up at the crack of dawn every day, preparing the schedule for the day's shoot.
The film was produced by Fuzzy Heritage Films; A trio of filmmakers based out of New York consisting of Paul Taylor, Alex Megaro and Christopher Jason Bell. Fuzzy Heritage Films is a platform for sharing and creating unique films with true independent spirits. You can check out their website here.
From the very bottom of our filmmaking hearts, please contribute to this strange and unique film and be part of something different. Something that doesn't involve superheroes or Tom Cruise.
That being said, help us out even if you are fans of superheroes and/or Mr. Cruise!
Some additional info:
- You can pledge from ANYWHERE in the world! Get out your Euros, Pesos, Pounds, Yen, etc. and hop on the Driftwood bandwagon! (All pledge amounts in U.S. dollars.)
- You can pledge ANY sum of money you'd like, regardless of the reward amount.
- $15,000 is our goal but it is permitted to exceed this! Any more funds will go toward even better sound production. The (internet) sky is the limit!
- If our goal is not reached, your credit/debit cards will not be charged.
- Any additional questions, feel free to message us!
Risks and challenges
Making any film, big or small, is a challenge. This film in particular has been a difficult process because of its unique style and work flow. That being said, we're up for the challenge and are feeling pretty good about the final product.
Thank you all for your contributions!
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