About this project
Slow-paced at the beginning, this story gradually becomes weird and tense and finishes with complete madness. Here lies a rare opportunity to watch a fiction movie made by a world-famous film critic.
HOW TO MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY
As you've probably realized, the story we want to tell takes place at the beginning of the 20th century. We'd like to make our representation of this time period as accurate as possible. To do this, we need the right costumes, accessories (including a vintage car) as well as access to a mansion (in Edwardian or Victorian style) and golf course. Together with other expenses (equipment, transportation, post-production) this will cost us good solid sum of $50,000. Right now, we're planning on filming in April and May of 2013. We hope to raise the money we need within the next two months. If you back us, you'll receive special rewards, all of which are detailed on the right side of this page.
WRITER AND DIRECTOR
Famous film critic, cinematographer and writer.
His book "Theory Of Film Practice" is one of the key works in the canon of Western film criticism.
In 2010 Noel Burch received Venice Horizons Award on Venice Film Festival for documentary movie "The Forgotten Space". More info about Mr. Burch:
Highly-experienced Jiu-Jitsu and self defense Instructor, fighting choreographer, and stunt performer. Helen is playing the main character-- the dangerous and mysterious Ms. Gilham.
Professional stage and movie actor and singer.
Alexander is set to play Harold, a nasty and alcoholic aristocrat.
Helen (yes, another girl with the same name)
Professional dancer, choreographer and stage actor. She can't wait to play Molly, Harold's former partner who falls in love with Ms. Gilham.
Dmitri is excited to play John, a spoiled teenage boy who is a pupil and admirer of Ms. Gilham.
Alexei made the teaser from practically nothing and would like to make the whole movie with your help.
Misha is the man behind the curtain-- he helps us raise money to fund our film.
Risks and challenges
Like any budding filmmakers, we will most certainly meet some challenges along our way.
But our multi-talented team is ready to take on anything.
Our short teaser is a fantastic example of our ability to take on challenges. We managed to create it using only resources already at our disposal. Nothing was rented or bought. We're sure that if we make our funding goal, we'll successfully complete our movie.
We are committed to making this movie happen. Ten percent of the budget has been allocated to a dub in London with British actors. In the event of a serious overspend, the movie can be finished as a silent film, complete with music, commentary, and title-cards. This would be artistically justified by the fact that the story is set in Edwardian England. Noël Burch is a world-renowned specialist in silent films. Two of his own productions, "Correction Please, or How we got into pictures" and "The Year of the Bodyguard" partly involve this film technique.
Our website, www.gentleartmovie.com, will contain constant updates about our production as soon as we start filming.
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