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This project was successfully funded on January 25, 2012.

Help our film obtain a 35mm print to be screened at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Denton, TX Shorts
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About this project

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal! Any additional donations will be put towards film festival submissions.

WHO WE ARE:

We are a team of recent graduates from the University of North Texas. The film was produced during our senior year, Spring 2011.

Cast: Colin Beaton as the boy, Kevin Machate as the father, & Julia Beaton as the mother.

Crew: Jaime Chapin as writer/director; Lea Kocurek as producer; Joshua Spires as director of photography; Korey Caldwell as editor; Kyle Hughes, Rob Sheehy, Denny Thomas & Jon Quam as sound; Derek Kocich and Ian McKenyon as grip/gaff; Betty Austin as art director; Austin Coleman as associate producer.

ABOUT THE FILM:

A young boy lives in an ephemeral fantasy in his struggle to escape the cycle of paternal abuse.

The Whale is a lyrical short narrative shot on Super16 in Uncertain, Texas Spring of 2011. It combines narrative structural techniques with experimental tendencies.

WHAT WE NEED:

A 35mm print with sound for a 13 minute 29 second digital transfer.

WHY WE NEED IT:

Joshua Spires, our Director of Photography, won the 2011 Regional Kodak Film School Cinematography Award for The Whale (one of three selected for the entire world), judged by cinematographer John Bailey (Groundhog Day, Ordinary People), which qualifies it to screen at one of the most prestigious short film festivals in the world, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France as part of the Kodak New Talent Showcase. The Clermont-Ferrand screens only works of the highest quality, and as such requires a 35mm print. So, in order to have the honor to screen our film, we need to raise the money for a print.

Josh will be attending the festival courtesy of Kodak.

The Kodak press release:

http://motion.kodak.com/motion/About/News/2011/Nov01_1.htm

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival:

http://www.clermont-filmfest.com/index.php?m=129

COST:

The cost of a 35mm print will be $4,500 + shipping. We have already had $3,800 generously donated to us by many parties.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

thewhalefilm@gmail.com

www.thewhalefilm.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Whale/181075585265403

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