I (David Schendel) am proud to be one of the 5 pioneer recipients of the FANDOR.COM FIXshorts $5000 grants. That gets me half the way to shooting this amazing short film entitled, DEAD INK ARCHIVE. Here's what Variety wrote about us:
Dead Ink Archive popped into my head while I was watching the Oscars. I began to wonder what happens to all those unspoken acceptance speeches from the losers. Even the actor that doesn't think they have a chance, writes an acceptance speech. Then I thought, wouldn't it be funny to be a janitor responsible for cleaning the theater after the awards and finding all of these ripped, crumpled pieces of paper that the stars wrote but never got to read out loud? This is the story of the man who collects them and archives them.
David C. Schendel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and grew up in Minnesota. The son of Alfred Schendel, a successful designer/painter/photographer, David was introduced to the arts before he could walk. David began his career at age 12 with his first film, Don't Show Mom This One! A graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama, he started with live-theatre directing before dedicating his talents to filmmaking. The Can, David’s first feature-length film premiered at the famous Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston and became a underground film sensation. His award-winning documentary about classic cars in Cuba, Yank Tanks was shown at film festivals around the world and screened on PBS and the Sundance Channel. Most recently David’s short film entitled, Inside David Mamet’s Computer premiered at the Raindance Festival in London. Currently, he is finishing a new documentary, The Comedy Club, the story of Tom Sawyer, a renowned San Francisco comedy club owner/booker and developing a new feature-length screenplay The White Houses.
FANDOR.COM has graciously given me a $5000 grant to get this project rolling. I still need to raise $5000 to finish the film. We would love to shoot at the beautiful Dorothy Chandler Pavilion where the Oscars were held and we need to rent it. Please take a look at the wonderful perks we have available to you in all amounts. Think of the good KARMA your generosity will create and how cool it will be to see the finished film and know you helped make it!
Fandor has launched a new initiative called FIXshorts to help fund 5 short films from FIX filmmakers. Fandor will help promote and feature the films and guarantee distribution on the service when the films are completed! By donating $10 to all five campaigns you will receive a one year membership to Fandor.com. Take a look at the other films that are a part of FIXshorts:
Fandor is creating a community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences. Fandor helps you find the right film to watch by presenting you with carefully selected independent films from around the world that will open your heart, feed your mind and heighten your senses. By investing in strategic partnerships with festivals (F|FA) and individual filmmakers (FIX), Fandor strongly believes in generating greater opportunities for filmmakers. Fandors award-winning films can be enjoyed through TV, desktop, and mobile devices. For more information, please visit www.Fandor.com
Never before has funding for short films been so tight. Grants from film sites like FANDOR.COM and support from crowdfunding are the only way these films get made. You are the producers! If you like the idea for Dead Ink Archive and think it will be a cool short film to watch then throw in a few bucks and tell all your friends to do the same. THANKS!
Risks and challenges
As an award winning independent filmmaker of 25 years I have a deep understanding of the challenges that film production presents. From actors not showing up to cameras starting to smoke and spark on set, you must be prepared for the worst. We always design redundancy into our work. Everything has a back up. I work with the most talented and professional film crews on this planet. Good will and cooperation are the currency of a thriving arts community. We all work together, eat together and throw drinks on each other. And in film production problem solving is a tool everybody has in their box.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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