About this project
OUR GOAL: TO RAISE $15,000.00 BEFORE NOVEMBER 1.
PLEASE JOIN ME IN MAKING THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND FILM.
TRIPTYCH is a full-length film. It is three stories intertwined into one. The three stories all share a similar theme and are unified visually by a single recurring image.
The first segment is called “The Boy Who Found Dead Things.” It tells the story of a boy in a rural American town who takes it upon himself to be the undertaker of the town’s dead animals.
The second segment is called “Dark Grace.” It tells the story of a one-time minister who has lost his faith, and is now trying to find God again in art, and in a life of dangerous excess.
The third segment is called “Crucifixion.” This is the story of a woman whose faith has become a source of pain rather than comfort, and she seeks to compensate for this lost comfort in an unconventional way.
I’ve already filmed almost half of this movie. During the month that I’m raising funds here on kickstarter, I will be finishing the last few days of filming on “The Boy Who Found Dead Things.” I’ll also continue shooting “Dark Grace” and preparing for the filming of “Crucifixion.”
My real challenge now, and the reason I’m here, is to film the final segment: "Crucifixion." It’s the biggest of the three stories and will be the most expensive, and it’s very important that I get this segment shot before the winter snow begins to fall. I’m filming in Utah, and it’s October, so…time is running out.
So far, I’ve financed the work myself, from my own pocket and from the pockets of a couple of good friends. But we’re pretty much tapped out, and I’m asking for fifteen thousand dollars from you kickstarters so that I can complete this important and one of a kind film.
It’s a film that means a lot to me. It may very well be the best film I’ve ever made. Although its budget is far below that of my previous films, TRIPTYCH continues my cinematic search into human spirituality. It’s a deeply personal film, made by me and my closest friends and collaborators. It deals with faith and its loss, innocence and its loss, redemption, death…all my usual preoccupations. It’s an intelligent and beautiful film, made for grown-ups. And it’s not the kind of film that can easily find financing. It asks hard questions, and doesn’t pretend to have all the answers. Although it deals with religious imagery, I wouldn’t call it a religious film. It looks too deeply into the shadows of faith. And, although it is ultimately a hopeful film, it shows that the road to hope is not always a smooth one.
We're now hoping to raise fifteen thousand dollars by November 1st, but if you’d like to help out with a much larger contribution, please feel free. And you can always contact me personally through richarddutcher.com.
I hope you’ll join me in making this film. I quite honestly can’t do it without you. Thank you, in advance, for your help. And I hope to see you at the premiere.
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