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A short film about a little girl and the strange little monster that lives in her basement.
A short film about a little girl and the strange little monster that lives in her basement.
181 backers pledged $34,080 to help bring this project to life.

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WOW!!! Thanks so much to everyone who has donated to the project so far! The response has been completely amazing. BUT WE'RE NOT DONE!! HELP US GET TO 35K! We've reached our initial goal, but please don't let our success hold you back: While $25,000 is the bare minimum we need to finish the project, additional funding will help us literally every step of the way. The additional funds will help us pay for film processing, editing, visual effects, sound design, score, color correction…the list goes on. So don't be shy! Every little bit helps.

THE STORY

Each year, the South Carolina Film Commission partners with the University of South Carolina to fund one short film, directed by a local filmmaker. This year…we won! In return for the funding, we've been working closely with a production class of Media Arts and Theater students from USC. The students gain real world experience that will help them become a part of the thriving local crew base. And we gain a few talented, unpaid interns! It's a pure win-win.

Since winning the SCFC grant, we've been asking all of our favorite people to work on the film -- and most of them have said yes! We're so proud of the team we've pulled together for this project. Check 'em out:

VISUAL EFFECTS

FRAMESTORE NY: http://www.framestore-cfc.com/

Framestore has been working in digital film and video for over 20 years, creating original and astonishing work that has helped make it the largest visual effects and computer animation studio in Europe.

Framestore's movie portfolio includes work on such films as Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Avatar, Where the Wild Things Are, Sherlock Holmes, The Dark Knight, Australia, A Quantum of Solace, Wanted, Prince Caspian, The Golden Compass, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, Children of Men and Superman Returns.

CONFIRMED ACTORS

KIERNAN SHIPKA: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2215143/

One of the most celebrated young actors in Hollywood today, Shipka stars in the Emmy award-winning drama Mad Men.

SEAN BRIDGERS: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0108703/

Best known for his work on HBO's Deadwood and the feature film Sweet Home Alabama, Bridgers has worked extensively in TV and appeared in True Blood, Justified, Lie to Me, Cold Case, Bones and many other national programs.

MARIA DIZZIA: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1978694/

Currently getting rave reviews for her astounding turn in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Dizzia was also featured in Rachel Getting Married and Margin Call, as well as TV appearances in Law and Order and Fringe.

PRODUCERS

CAROLINE OLIVEIRA

Caroline is a Brazilian Producer based in New York City. She was born in São Paulo where she received a Bachelors degree in Advertising and Marketing. Soon after graduation, Caroline worked as a Commercial Producer for clients like Samsung, Sony, BMW and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Caroline moved to NY to pursue her Master's Degree in Film Production at Tisch, NYU, where she was awarded a Tisch/NYU Departmental Scholarship. Since then she has produced several short films and a feature film, obtaining grants from Panavision, Warner Bros and Kodak.  

FRANK GREEN

Frank Hall Green is an independent producer and filmmaker of narrative and documentary film and TV. He is currently a producer on the second feature by writer/director David Garrett, titled The Wretched End of Reve Clay. He is also a producer on the TV Pilot The Come Up by Ari Issler and his own directorial debut feature in Alaska, Love Like Violence with producers Juie Christeas, Schuyler Weiss and Chris Adams (Participant Media). Frank recently co-produced the military thriller Recalled by Michael Conners starring Bow wow, Pablo Schreiber and Aiden Quinn. Prior to this, he co-produced the indie comedy Somewhere Tonight starring John Turturro. He was a producer on The Good Fight by George Butler (Pumping Iron, Roving Mars) and on the second feature One Night by Michael Knowles (East Fifth Bliss). Frank’s new short film “Small Outdoors” will be released in 2012; he also directed the awarded short films Take Off and Firecracker Flower. Before risking a career in film, Frank worked in Venture Capital.

LINDSAY ALLEN - LINE PRODUCER

Lindsay is a freelance film producer based in New York City. Most recently, Lindsay wrapped “The Come Up,” a pilot starring Michael K. Williams; and the feature film, Revenge for Jolly! starring Kristin Wiig. She has worked in all areas of film production, from the locations department, to casting, to marketing and distribution. In 2011, Lindsay served as a marketing and distribution consultant to Cuomo Cole Productions on the award-winning documentary, Living for 32, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was short-listed for an Oscar. Living for 32 aired on Showtime in the United States and is being distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.

CREW

DIRECTOR OF PHTOGRAPHY, JIMMY LEE PHELAN: leephelan.com

Jimmy Lee Phelan has been Director of Photography on numerous feature films including Five Time Champion and Mulberry Street and several short films. He has won cinematography awards for the films Un Attimo di Respiro, Tess and Nana, Gasoline and Lone Star State.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER, CHAD KIETH: chadlornekeith.com

Chad Keith is a professional production designer on the cutting edge of independent film. His recent projects -- all major festival award winning features with major theatrical releases -- include Take Shelter, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Goodbye Solo.

COSTUME DESIGNER, MALGOSIA TURZANSKA

Malgosia Turzanska was born and raised in Krakow, Poland. She has a BFA in Costume Design from DAMU in Prague, Czech Republic and an MFA in Costume Design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She began in film as personal assistant to the Polish director Agnieszka Holland on a shoot in Slovakia and swiftly realized that, while pretty bad at making coffee, she was rather good when dealing with costumes. Since then,
Malgosia has worked non-stop in film, dance and theater. She designed costumes for MGMT’s groundbreaking Time To Pretend video, costumes for Benh Zeitlin’s awardwinning short Glory At Sea and James Franco’s feature directorial debut, “The Broken Tower”, among others. Her work has been shown at numerous festivals and venues including Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival and BAM.

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