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A Californian deals with grief for his lost fiancé as new love blossoms in Brooklyn and his friends navigate their own romantic trials.
A Californian deals with grief for his lost fiancé as new love blossoms in Brooklyn and his friends navigate their own romantic trials.
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Now/Here is a narrative feature film that explores the relationship between grief/loss and what it means to truly let go. 

Shot over 12 days in Brooklyn; Now / Here was directed and written by filmmaker Akina Van De Velde. It is her first feature, as well as the first film by the Theorem Collective. Shot for what the team affectionately termed an "ultramicrobudget," Now / Here utilized DIY ethic, the helping hands of friends and neighbors, and solved problems with creativity instead of money. The hours dedicated resulted in a piece we're proud of: beautifully shot, and honestly told.

Now / Here tells the story of John, who is dealing with the loss of his fiancee, and the family of friends that surrounds him. Using the historic Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood as a backdrop the film seeks to explore the nature of grief, millennial alienation, and how people dealing with those feelings connect to one another. Time heals all wounds, but they never tell you how slowly that time goes.

With the entirety of the $8,000 budget going to the production of the film, we are now seeking to raise funds for costs associated with Post-Production. Mainly audio mixing, editing, music licensing, and film festival entry fees.

If you'd like to contribute your talents in some way, please contact us at nowherethefilm@gmail.com

With many kickstarter campaigns you can't be sure of the end product, or even if there will be a complete film. However with Now/Here you can see what you are investing in before you donate. It's not only a beautiful film but a group of hardworking artists seeking to share a story that resonates.

Below is a sneak peak from the film!

Risks and challenges

A low risk investment in terms of execution and completion, the entire film has been shot and is now only waiting for the final investment to get it through post-production and into the world at large.

Our only major risk? To have come so far, worked so hard, and then not be able to bring the film to an audience and to the world.

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    Numbered, Limited Edition Signed Poster by Production Designer Mariano Henestrosa

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