JonBenet's Tricycle - A Documentary
JonBenet's Tricycle - A Documentary
This is a documentary film about JonBenet Ramsey's tricycle. A pop culture expose about the weirdness surrounding an unsolved case!
This is a documentary film about JonBenet Ramsey's tricycle. A pop culture expose about the weirdness surrounding an unsolved case! Read more
About this project
Check out our video above for ALL of the details!! Plus, its fun to watch. I will leave you smiling by the end! Scroll down to see the crazy rewards we came up with!
Here's the short film that premiered at the 39th Denver Film Festival last weekend! https://vimeo.com/191391299 [It's a great intro to the feature film we're making now]
...and a super short teaser: https://vimeo.com/187242483
Our website: http://jonbenetstricycle.com/
JONBENÉT’S TRICYCLE is, yes, about a tricycle that actually belonged to JonBenét Ramsey and the candy canes seen along the front walk of the Ramsey house. It is told in the context of the collector, Andrew Novick, who possesses these items and how they relate to other objects in his collections. It is not about the murder of JonBenét so much as it is an exposé of the pop culture around the unsolved case, the strange list of suspects, and the public and media’s interest in it. You won’t find pageant scenes or other footage of JonBenét in this movie. Instead, the collected items are taken for a ride through various circumstances, including psychics and ghost hunters, the red carpet, and on a flight to Georgia.
Hi, I am Andrew Novick - Electrical engineer - Crazy Collector.
I have done a lot of fun things in my life and enjoy the process of learning something new. I have been in bands, done screen-printing, performed PowerPoint presentations (I even went on tour with the Melvins), invented food concoctions, made music videos...and I teach a college course about fun!
I have decided to make a movie! With all the fun things I have done, I have collected a lot of stuff! I have been called a "crazy collector" and even appeared on national television shows because of my collecting. [ http://isaveeverything.com/collections/ ] With everything I have collected over the years I realized that some things can just sit there and be part of my collections but other things I feel like I want to do something with. Making this movie has been an idea for a long time, and I'm finally doing it!
I have already begun this project and there are some amazingly talented people working on it with me. We have started a production company, acquired insurance and have started shooting AND editing the film in parallel. It is being shot with 4K resolution and the footage so far looks incredible! It costs a lot to make a film, but we are doing it very economically and wisely. I believe it is also important to pay people for their hard work.
Because the film festival deadlines are so early, and the film won't be done for a few months, we decided to put together a short film to submit. It's been submitted to Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW and Denver Film Festival.
Producer: Theresa Mercado
Editor: Corbin Gill
Director of Photography: Robert Muratore
Score: Adam Stone
Crowdfunding/Casting/Wardrobe: Merhia Wiese
Where does the money go?
We have a line-by-line detailed budget, but here's a simplified breakdown:
Production team (Producers/editor) ~ $12,000
Crew (director of photography, 2nd/3rd camera people, audio, travel to shoots) ~ $12,000
Equipment and expenses: ~ $8,000
Wardrobe, film festivals, legal, insurance, accounting: ~ $12,000
Media (hard drives, camera media, drive bays): ~ $2000
Post production (color correction, sound, effects, score): ~ $10,000
Please consider supporting my dream of making a feature film!
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Risks and challenges
I am REALLY excited to be doing something new. There are a lot of hurdles in making a documentary film. WOW! A lot! I have been learning about insurance, fair use of materials and SO many other legal wranglings - very interesting! Nothing so challenging that we can't get through it though. With your help, this movie will be a success!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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