A couple in a passionless marriage, whose weekend getaway is interrupted when the wife's beautiful younger sister drops by unexpectedly Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 29, 2013.
About this project
The Sirens is a project we've been working on for months. It's the latest in our series of collaborations, and our most ambitious to date. The film revolves around a couple in a passionless marriage, whose weekend getaway is interrupted by the wife's beautiful younger sister dropping by unexpectedly.
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It's about lust and longing that we create out of these desires, and how we can become slaves to ourselves. Our sexual fantasies reveal how we feel about certain people, and also how we regard intimacy and relationships in general. The film is infused with fantasy and a dreamlike quality. We are constantly driven by the intense fixation of our main character.
The Sirens pays homage to...
The beach is a very crucial part of the story. Water which is often considered a sign of life and death, is used here to reflect the main character’s deepest, darkest thoughts; his craving for passion, his sentimentally for his dying youth. His original sin. His falseness.
The beach we fell in love with is a hidden gem in the North shore of Long Island. It is wild, isolated and eerie. The perfect setting for our story.
Our vision for the film is to create a fantasy landscape on this beach, where the desires of the lead character, Ace, play out before our eyes. We want to take the beauty of this location and craft a sensual experience that draws in the viewer both visually and dramatically.
Our award winning Executive Producers James Strouse and Christopher Newman have been amazing in their support and are sharing their experience, knowledge, and ideas with us as we create our film. James has worked on so many amazing projects in the past and Christopher is truly a catch for us. Their involvement in this story is helping us craft a truly unique piece.
Hi, I’m Mor Shamay. I’m a New york based filmmaker and production designer. This film is my most important work to date. I'm very influenced by European cinema, in particular Bergman and Antonioni and so the story is also a homage to a few of my favorite cinematic moments. Think Persona, L'avventura. The Sirens is a story that I have been writing for several months and it has evolved into a sensual, touching and visually stunning piece. I am so excited to see this project through and your help means that we are able to make it just the way it was meant to be told. We really appreciate every single dollar that comes in. You guys are the best!
PRODUCTION DESIGN REEL:
I'm Lucky, I'm the cinematographer on this project, and just very excited to be working with a team of great friends and filmmakers on a script we're all passionate about. I don't think it's everyday that you get a chance to work creatively with like-minded people who share your tastes and your passions, and we're just going to make the best of this production.
We have an amazing team on this project, and I've worked with a lot of these guys in the past on other productions, where we were really able to meld together all our creative talents and put together some great films. By now we know each other quite well as filmmakers, and have an understanding of each others' working styles and dynamic in working as a team.
After using all of our connections and calling in some personal favors, we were able to secure a 35mm camera and film stock for the production. What this means is that we are one step closer to achieving our visual aesthetic that we are so adamant to get. Your help is the final boost we need in order to make this happen.
I'm Slava, the Producer for the film. I'm really excited to finally see the vision that we had for this film become reality. My team is already working hard to make sure we go into production as ready as we can. I've known Mor Shamay for a while now and I'm always surprised to see the level of detail that goes into every scene that Mor creates. I know that together with your help we can make a visually stunning short film. So how can you help? Keep reading my friends....
After a long audition process we finally found an amazing trio of actors who will be playing the leading roles in the movie. We proudly welcome the talented Jean-Francois Poirier, Suzanne Jaehne, and Maya Shoef!
Here's exactly where your money is going. Our production team has created this great breakdown so that everyone can see where we spend our money and use it as wisely as we can:
Well if you're reading this then you already know where we're going here.... Please help us and choose any of the amounts right here on the right side ---------------->
After donating, you will help us not only create the beautiful vision we have, but also share it with the world, put it out to festivals and have it be seen by as many folks as possible.
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Risks and challenges
As in every production, there are a few risks involved. But we've managed to minimize them by securing the locations, cast and crew for the film. The film is scheduled to premiere this May so our timeline is strict. You can be sure that we are ready to tackle anything that may come up.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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