It's hard to ask people for help when I've been dealt such extraordinary luck, but I'm in honest need of it. Believe it or not, I self-funded Resurrect Dead, my debut documentary feature, with my wages as a house cleaner over a period of about five and a half years. On the day that Sundance notified me that it was selected to premiere in the prestigious documentary competition, I was near penniless.
I directed, videotaped, edited and scored the film myself, teaching myself to do each skill over the years as I went. So I run an extraordinarily cheap operation; making each dollar stretch is a necessity. But even with the utmost frugality, there are unavoidable costs to get my film prepared for Sundance.
This is the window of time that an amount of money, large or small, can do a tremendous amount of good. Please help if you can. I was able to get it most of the way on my own, but I need support for this last stretch to get it to the finish line.
My Movie Synopsis:
Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home.