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Jamey Smith’s MFA thesis film at Savannah College of Art and Design.

In the year 2032, people enjoy holographic interfaces and over-the-counter therapy. Quentin Albright, a mechanic, makes it through the day by abusing holographic memory devices. With them Quentin relieves precious memories of Wren, his ex-girlfriend, staving off depression. The kind words of a stranger inspire Quentin to reconnect with Wren. Ultimately Quentin must make a choice: cold reality or the warmth of holographic love.

"Blew" is Jamey Smith's graduate thesis film at SCAD. It is a sci-fi romance set in the near future - a dystopian world where society's infrastructure has begun to crumble. Themes of love, memory, addiction, and fate will pervade the film. "Blew" will be visually and narratively similar to such films as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Lost in Translation."

The film will be shot on the RED ONE camera by Crynma Zhang, one of SCAD's best cinematographers. The visual effects will be overseen by VFX supervisor Matthew Benson. Principal photography will take place in September and October in Savannah, GA.

By contributing to this film you will become an essential collaborator with the filmmakers. Those who donate will receive a special thanks in the film's credits, and the opportunity to have their face digitally added to Quentin's video contact list. It is only through the support of others that this project can see completion. Here are a few examples of how funds will be spent:

  • Transportation costs for the equipment, crew, and actors
  • Location fees
  • Rental fees for advanced film equipment, such as HMI's and high quality lens
  • Craft service to feed the crew, extras, and actors
  • Production design to contribute to the film's futuristic, dystopian style

Samples of Director Jamey Smith's previous work.

Samples of Cinematographer Crynma Zhang's previous work.

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