Finishing "False Colors"
Finishing "False Colors"
An international weapons inspector in Iraq discovers something that propels him into a shadowy world where truth is deadly.
An international weapons inspector in Iraq discovers something that propels him into a shadowy world where truth is deadly. Read more
False Colors is an ultra-indie low-budget feature film by writer / director William Norton, who is also producing it with his wife Jessica Goin. It stars Matthew Gilliam and Lavinia Postolache (Miss World Romania 2010) in a political thriller set in 2003. The story begins in Iraq where international weapons inspector Ted Keller has stayed behind when all other inspectors left in anticipation of the U.S. invasion. There he unearths something that puts his life in danger. He desperately returns home to the U.S. staying one step ahead of those that want him silenced, while unraveling the mystery surrounding his find.
It has been William's life-long goal to make features and this is his first. The film has been 85% - 90% shot and is close to moving into post-production....which is where KickStarter and you come in.
William and Jessica took the bull by the horns and put their own money into the making of False Colors. Over 60 shooting days into production and nearing the end, they need to raise completion funds to film a few remaining scenes and cover post production (visual effects, sound mixing, scoring, color correction, etc.). Since its inception, William loved the idea of KickStarter as it directly engages the artist with their audience, and with the recent statistic that 19 KickStarter funded projects were part of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival program, it's clear that crowd funding films through KickStarter is an important avenue for the independent filmmaker.
With Kickstarter if the fundraising goal is not met, False Colors gets none of the pledged money and none of the backers' credit cards are charged. Because of this, William has chosen a goal at the low end of what he needs to complete False Colors. Ideally, the trailer will inspire enough of you to want to participate in the film's completion that you will continue pledging beyond the stated goal. in that case, every penny will go towards making the best movie possible, including adding additional scenes and incorporating more and better visual effects. A surround sound mix might also be possible. So, the stated goal is $35,000 but $50,000 or dare we dream larger (and we have up to this point)... $100,000 would increase the possibilities exponentially.
William's philosophy of filmmaking has always been to know how to do as much himself as possible - as illustrated by his credits on False Colors including: writer, director, producer, editor, one of the D.P.'s, casting, wardrobe, props, craft services, some sound recording, poster concept and photography, transportation, etc. This approach has made False Colors possible with only a skeleton crew of highly talented professionals ( many thanks to our key regulars Liz Rizo, Michael Turner and Rob Ellenberg) often filling more than just one job description, and of course Jessica's constant input and assistance. Many mornings were spent with this core group gathered around the dining room table preparing for the days shoot...often guerilla style, always without permits and fueled by their love of film.
Now as False Colors moves into the final stages it's clear that certain jobs are best left to others who excel at them. William has already chosen most of these people and truly hopes he gets the opportunity to work with them. With your help, False Colors can be completed in good time and be ready for 2014 festival submissions. If you want to see False Colors as much as we do, or if you simply believe in fostering independent film, please consider getting involved and making a pledge. In addition, word of mouth is of utmost importance in any film's success so please tell all your friends about False Colors by recommending it to them on Facebook or sending them a link to this KickStarter campaign. Thank you all so much!
Here's a four minute short that played at the Flagstaff International Film Festival, created by the team bringing you False Colors.
Can I pledge to projects internationally?
Yes! Anyone can pledge to Kickstarter projects, from anywhere in the world. The only requirement is a major credit card.
THE FINE PRINT -
For the rewards including tickets to the private theatrical screening, you will need to be available on the date of the screening (date T.B.D. once film is completed). Travel, hotel, transportation and meals are not included in reward(s).
If you do have a line in the film, we cannot guarantee it will make it into the final edit. In such a case, your pledge amount will be refunded.
To attend the screening or visit the set you must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your second ticket). Extras and actors must also be over 18 or have a signed release from their parent or legal guardian.
• Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release.
Risks and challenges
The early trailer should be a clear indication that False Colors is well on its way to completion and with your help, WILL be finished in 2014. As William and Jessica have put a great deal of their own money into this film, and William has devoted countless hours of his life to it, they see no alternative but success. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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