About this project
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Praise for writer-director Sal Bardo's films:
"[A] resolutely humanistic approach that leaves an impression not easily forgotten" - Interview Magazine
"[A] subtle, moving film" - The Huffington Post
"[T]he best of what short films should be; thought-provoking, eye-opening and reflective of the community we live in." - The Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts
ABOUT PINK MOON
In a society where heterosexuality is persecuted and procreation is tightly controlled, two teens are forced to hide an unintended pregnancy before their forbidden romance is exposed.
Written and directed by Sal Bardo, Pink Moon is a precursor/companion piece to a feature-length screenplay, which was a finalist in the CineStory Screenwriting Competition (2013) and Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Contest (2013).
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Over the last three years, writer-director Sal Bardo's films have screened at nearly 50 film festivals in 10 countries. In 2011, he won the Audience Award for Best First Time Filmmaker at Reel Affirmations: Washington D.C.'s International LGBT Film Festival for his short film Requited, which made its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival and is now being distributed on DVD and VOD by Guest House Films. Sal's second film, Sam, tackles gender identity and bullying, while his third project, Chaser, confronts the issue of HIV/AIDS in the gay community. Both shorts screened at film festivals around the world in 2013. www.salbardo.com
Associate Producer Brandon Tyler Harris (who will also star in the film) has appeared on The Big C, Smash, and Law & Order: SVU.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Making a movie takes a village. And we need your help! Your pledge will be used to pay for the costs of the following:
- Equipment rental
- Cast & crew
- Wardrobe and set design
- Location fees
- Food for the cast & crew
- Post-production (editing, sound design, score)
- Film festival submissions
- & much more!
All of the rewards are listed in the right column of this page, but here are some more details:
In addition to receiving original desktop or iPhone wallpaper, a private link to watch the film before anyone else, a "Thank You" credit in the film, and two tickets to the New York premiere screening of the film, the first 25 people to pledge $150 or more will receive an autographed copy of the BLUE BRIEFS DVD collection (courtesy of Guest House Films), featuring Sal Bardo's first short film, Requited, starring Christopher Schram (that's him on the cover!) and Max Rhyser:
The first three people to pledge $250 will receive all of the above plus a free portrait photo session in New York City with Sasha Maslov, the talented photographer who took the Pink Moon stills! See his work below:
Pledge $500 or more and receive all of the above (except for the photo shoot) and spend a day on set as a background actor in a scene in the film!
Pledge $750 and receive all of the above (except for the photo shoot) and choose one of two featured roles with one line of dialogue in the film each:
- SARAH is a 16-year-old high school student who reads a homework assignment to her class.
- JAMIE is an adult male or female nurse who has a short scene in a hospital.
Pledge $1,000 or more and receive some of the above and an Associate Producer credit and an autographed copy of the script!
Pledge $2,500 or more and receive some of the above and an Executive Producer credit and an opportunity to sit in on a production meeting!
Please help us tell this important story!
Risks and challenges
The producers have worked on many successful projects and know what it takes to bring a film to fruition. However, there are always obstacles. We pledge to complete this film to the best of our ability and will keep our backers apprised at every turn. Important updates will be posted to this page, and we encourage you to follow us on Facebook, where we'll be posting news about the film every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns about the film, your pledge, or anything else, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We want to hear from you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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