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Set in a dystopian society, two gay lovers plan to escape from an institution whose purpose is to cure them of their homosexuality.

The story continues; with your help.


WHAT IS EDEN ?

In a world where films like Bully and movements like It Gets Better bring attention to the effects of condemnation and discrimination in society today, Eden, a short film, brings a thought-provoking look on a dystopian world where homosexuality is institutionally and systematically "cured".

With your help, this film is an opportunity to create a visually and emotionally impacting parable about where such condemnation leads.  Following two gay lovers, Adam and Everett, they try to escape from the Eden institution before they are cured.  With the help of Mary, a nurse haunted by her own past, they begin to execute their plan. But as time starts to run out, and Adam struggles with a darkness that has plagued him for some time, they start to lose hope of making it out untouched. But is the world outside all that different? 

Please help us in bringing this film to life, and allow us to tell this heartwarming story of love and acceptance.  

WHAT IS A FALL FROM GRACE - THE SHORT SEGMENT I JUST WATCHED?

A Fall From Grace is a "prelude" to Eden, the short film we are raising funding for. We wanted to give an inside look to the idea and concept behind Eden; the time setting, story, and situations the characters face.  

We pulled a small crew together for a few hours, borrowed some equipment, and shot it! We hope you enjoyed it. 

With your help, we are confident we will be able to accomplish this large scale shoot, secure our ideal locations, hire the talent to help make this film as we envision it - and most of all, create a piece that audiences can connect with, while redefining and crossing boundaries and genres, commonly seen within LGBT content.

HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL MAKE THIS FILM POSSIBLE.

Eden is a large scale production, even as a short film, which is why we need your help!

Any funds raised will be used for production costs - such as: locations, craft services, props & wardrobe, hiring a talented production team, editing, color correction, and a sound mix.  As well as festival entry fees and promotional material.  Because of the location, cast size, and other factors contributing to the film's production values, we can only achieve this with your help.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

The success of Eden can only be made possible by YOU.  We can not make the movie without you.  

Even if you can't contribute financially, you can still be a part of our campaign, and our project.  By posting on your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr - sharing with your friends, colleagues and family - will help us achieve our funding goal.

ACTORS & CREW:

If you're interested in being part of Eden, feel free to get in touch.  We are currently casting for all roles.  In addition, we are seeking others to join our production team.  

Actors: we are accepting email submissions.  Please include your reel, resume, and headshots in the email.

Crew: please send your resume, samples, and/or reel, if interested in joining out production team!  

You can reach us at EdenShortFilm@gmail.com for any inquiries or questions.  Thank you!  

KICKSTARTER CREDITS

Vincent (Boy) | Tristen Bankston
Mary | Mary Mackey
Agent 1 | Jade Willey
Agent 2 | Blago Simon
Agent 3 | Hiram A. Murray
Government Reporter | Rachel Day

Director | Sean Willis
Writer | Jason Rostovsky
Producer | Krystle Grandy
Executive Producer | Steve Parker
Script Supervisor | Kristy Choo
1st AC | Adrian Espinoza
Sound | Keith Presswood
Head Wardrobe | Claudia Fontanez
Head Makeup | Shelly Samia
P.A. Set | Diego Moreno
P.A. Set | Max Camacho
P.A. Set | Jake Leach
P.A. Set | Leslie Lluvet

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