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This B&W Film Noir Crime take a mystical turn when the price of a stolen item suddenly skyrockets.
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The year is 1949. America, plagued for the last two decades by depression and war, has finally returned to a time of peace and prosperity. However, in the shadows of it's greatest city, trouble still brews.

A brilliant jewel thief, hardened by a harsh life on the streets, has completed her most daring effort yet; stealing a priceless relic from the National Museum for a mysterious man of great wealth. The plan went off without a hitch and she was to be paid handsomely for it. The only problem is, now that she's discovered what mystical powers this box contains, her asking price has gone up. Way up. 

This is the plot of my new short film, "Prologue," which I wrote and will direct before the summer is out. This film will be shot in the style of a classic Film Noir. Utilizing B&W cinematography, harsh lighting, set design, and costume design, this film will be a throwback to classic cinema with a modern, mystical twist. 

What is needed to allow my colleagues and I to fully realize our vision is funding for essential equipment and transportation. We need to be able to transport our actors and crew to and from the set on Long Island and in Manhattan. We also need to purchase props and wardrobe to capture the essence of the late 40s and make this aesthetic realistic. Lighting will also be essential as Film Noir is all about the shadows, and a rental of even one light would go a long way. 

Your money will be utilized to make this film as high quality as possible and will go a long way in helping us to fulfill our dreams as up and coming filmmakers. 

Risks and challenges

There are many problems that can arise when making a film. Last minute cancellations, production, and post production delays are all possible. However, my collaborators and I have faced a number of such problems in the past and have always been able to work through them by thinking on our feet, having several backup plans, improvising, and possessing no shortage of optimism.

As anyone who's made a film will tell you, something WILL go wrong when you walk on set. The measure of great filmmakers is how they react and adapt to that set back. Sometimes you can make it work to your advantage and find a new angle for the film. We have great experience handling on set adversity and always find a way to make the day in spite of it all and come out the other side with a film we can be proud of.

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