We are seeking funds to support the production of EARTHLINGS, a feature-length film adaptation of the short story “The Suckling Pig” by novelist and screenwriter Jonathan Raymond (Night Moves, Wendy And Lucy, Mildred Pierce.)
The story begins with Tom Chen, an affluent Chinese American who decides to celebrate the anniversary of his divorce with a dinner party. When his intended guests cancel, he impulsively invites the two Mexican day laborers, Javier and Diego, who are working in his yard, to join him instead. But as the three men are settling in to the evening, finding connections and differences in their respective American stories, two of Tom’s original guests show up after all, and the resulting clash of cultures and beliefs takes the evening to new heights--and depths--of desire, hedonism, and conflict.
We have 60% of funding in place and are seeking $18,000 in donations for production costs associated with our shoot, starting in mid-August. Join our great team in making EARTHLINGS the movie a reality!
The Production Team:
Producer Jacqueline Gault
Producer David Brame Jr.
Producer and director Steven Doughton
Adapted for the screen by Steven Doughton
Risks and challenges
We are approaching this project in three phases: production, post-production and promotion, we need funds for all three phases.
We are currently seeking funds to carry us through production and a rough edit of the film.
We will seek funds for post-production and promotion through a series of screening parties to select audiences, grants and if need be, another crowd source campaign.
The immediate challenge before us is scheduling - getting a good cast and crew together within the time window that syncs with the availability of our shooting location.
Making any film is a challenging and complex process but once funding and scheduling is in place I'm confident that this professional production team will carry this project through on schedule and on budget.
This will be my second feature length film, I have made over 18 films and directed five music videos and completed every project I have ever started - I have no unfinished works.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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