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Cinéma vérité love story. An intimate peak into the life of a young artist as he falls in and out of love.
We've all been there.
Cinéma vérité love story. An intimate peak into the life of a young artist as he falls in and out of love. We've all been there.
52 backers pledged $2,260 to help bring this project to life.

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Director's Statement

My Thesis Film (currently untitled) is the culmination of my B.F.A. education at The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. It will incorporate every skill I have learned throughout these four years.

The main character in my film is a combination of several artists/friends in my life who have inspired me. I know them all personally and felt that their story deserved to be told, and told well.

I am trying to achieve an organic and life-like aesthetic to my film, this means the use of non-actors, as well as real locations where unexpected and organic situations can happen.

I will also be using traditional methods of filming, and as anyone who has made a film before knows, this can get quite expensive:

This is where you come in:

Filmmaking is not cheap, there are several costs associated with the process that are up to students to pay. Your donations will go towards the following:

Travel Expenses: The film will be shot on location in Lincoln NE, as well as Omaha, NE. Travel back and forth can get expensive quick, especially if you have a caravan with equipment and cast/crew. Your donations will help us pay for gas and van rentals so we don't have to burden our cast/crew.

Food: This may seem unimportant, but a happy cast/crew is a fed cast/crew! We will be working 12 hour days and one of our biggest concerns is the well being of those who are working to make the film a reality. Your donations will ensure we have breakfast, lunch, and dinner for everyone.

Costume/Props: This will be a heavily stylized film, and it is important that we get the look of the production design absolutely correct. Your donations will help our designers/stylists create an authentic world without paying out of pocket for their supplies.

Film Festival Submissions:  We want as many people as possible to see the final product. Your donations will help ensure we have money to submit to any film festival we can. These costs can pile up and get expensive quick, this will help ensure we are able to get our vision out to the world.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! LOOK BACK FOR UPDATES ON PRODUCTION!

Risks and challenges

With the unexpected and organic feel of our project there could be a lot of false starts and getting used to the aesthetic/shooting style, as well as the use of non-actors in un controlled situations. We are confident we can work through these risks and deliver a product that is unique, and most importantly, rings true.

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    If you donate just five dollars, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you helped make this vision a reality! And a warm fuzzy feeling, have that too.

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    We will add your name onto the "THANK YOU" credits. See it on the BIG SCREEN, whoa. Also will send you a DIGITAL COPY of the original script.

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    On top of a THANK YOU credit, and DIGITAL COPY of the script, we will send you a DVD COPY of the finished film. Watch it for hours upon hours, it'll get better every time.

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    Everything above, as well as an ORIGNAL POSTER of the film.

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    Everything above and a BOUND COPY OF ORIGINAL SCRIPT.

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    Director signed DVD of the finished film, Cast signed ORIGINAL POSTER from the film, signed BOUND COPY OF ORIGINAL SCRIPT. Invitation to special early screening in Lincoln, NE

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    Crazy! With your generous donation you will receive everything above, in addition, if you are available i'd love to invite you into the editing room as I am cutting my thesis together OR a visit to set. In addition you will receive a V.I.P. invite to any screening in Lincoln or Omaha.

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    So wild! If you donate this much, you will get everything above, but you will also be credited as an Executive Producer. You will forever be connected with this project.

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