Funding: 5k is the absolute bare-bone minimum we need to make this project as completion funds. 10k+ would allow us to make this film into something even more amazing. Please consider making donations even if we do hit 5k. It is for completion funding and the more we get, the better the film will be!
As They Continue to Fall is a live-action short film in the thriller/fantasy genre directed by Nikhil Bhagat and written by C. Robert Cargill. The film is about a homeless man that hunts angels in a dystopian society. The society is a dark and foreboding metropolis filled with crime, corruption, grime, and a sense of urban decay. The short is going to attempt to have the audience fill in the blanks with their own metaphysical models and come to a conclusion themselves. It will not be heavy handed or loaded with answers.
Each member of the team behind As They Continue to Fall was brought in foremost for their passion for the project. They also carry with them the knowledge and skills necessary to make this project truly spectacular. And of course, critical to the project's success will be the style and tone, a responsibility placed on each member of the team and met with engagement and experience with the genre.
Nikhil Bhagat - Nikhil is twenty-four years old and has had a love of film
from a young age. He graduated with a degree in Political
Science and International Affairs and began working in Washington D.C at a Biotech company. Not long after, he decided he needed to join his true passion in film. Nikhil excelled in his film courses at NYU and USC and garnered praise from professors and in festivals for his short films in the suspense and thriller genre. As They Continue to Fall marks his professional debut.
C. Robert Cargill - After having a prominent and illustrious career at Ain't It Cool News and Spill.com, Cargill made his professional debut with the hit horror film Sinister, released in 2012. Following the film's massive success, Cargill was brought on for its sequel, Sinister 2, as well as the film adaptation of Deus Ex, the number one PC video game of all time. As if that wasn't enough,Cargill released his first novel Dreams and Shadows in Februrary of this year, with the sequel set to be released next year.
Robert Latham Brown - Robert is a film producer, line producer, production manager, author, and teacher. In his thirty year career in film, he has worked with Mel Brooks, George Lucas, Paul Verhoeven, Steven Spielberg and many others. He has worked on The Thing, Return of The Jedi, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Goonies, Spaceballs, Ali, and many other films in the capacity as Production Executive or Production Manager. Robert met Nikhil while at University of Southern California and he decided to join the production in an advisory role to help it attain the highest quality possible.
Chris Boyd - Chris Boyd attended film school at the University of Southern California, where he graduated in 2006. Since then, he has gone to work for both major and independent studios, including his own Emmy Award-winning documentary The First Padres, which he sold to PBS in 2012. He has also worked ason the Universal feature films in the production offices of Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows, Closed Circuit, and RED 2, all from London offices. From the fall of 2012 to the spring of 2013, Chris has been working for Steven Clark-Hall on the new NBC series Dracula, which premiered in October of 2013.
Noah Rosenthal - Noah Rosenthal attended AFI and began his career by shooting the film Fat Kid Rules The World. From there he shot a plethora of films and commercials. He recently finished up shooting the thriller Cold Comes The Night starring Bryan Cranston.
David Brewer - David Brewer is a professional cinematographer in Los Angeles. David was the director of photography on the horror film Insidious, which is one of the most successful films of the past decade. David has agreed to come on the film as a camera operator in order to help the film attain its highest quality.
Tommy Aagaard - Tommy Aagaard is an editor based in Los Angeles. Tommy started off as a post-production assistant at Lionsgate before moving up quickly to Transformers 2: Revenge of The Fallen. From there he was put on Thor as an apprentice editor and then consequently The Avengers. After that we moved up to 1st assistant editor and worked at this position for films such as The Purge and Dark Skies. He is currently working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Gordon McGladdery - Gordon McGladdery is a composer and sound designer based in Vancouver. He attended Vancouver Film School on full scholarship in 2012 all the while composing for one of the top science channels on youtube (Smarter Every Day), supervising sound and composing for one of the top ten indie game releases of 2013 (Rogue Legacy) and supervising sound for the online cult success The Brothers Rapture. Gordon approaches the world of sound with intense narrative focus alongside passion for and awareness of the bigger picture.
Our mission is to make a short film that will do C. Robert Cargill's excellent
script justice. We think that this story--in the vein of Alien, Blade Runner,
and Escape from New York--would make for a short that would both entertain the audience, and leave them thinking after the lights go up. Of course, a 'Holy shit, that was awesome' would also sit well with us.
So here is this team built around this story, ready to make a splash with a
dramatic and dynamic film. The natural follow-up: what happens if the film
does get made? We plan to send the short to some festivals, specifically South by Southwest, FrightFest, FantasticFest, and Cannes, though we have a few others in mind. Several major production comapanies have expressed interest in seeing the finished film, with the possibility of pursuing a full-length feature film on the table.
In terms of our goal, we need minimum $5,500 to complete our funding. We would love to raise more as it will allow us to rent the greater camera equipment, lighting, locations, and more.
As you must be exhausted from reading all the information above, we applaud you for making it this far. While there are several hundred projects on Kickstarter with great campaigns, we hope our campaign captured your attention and respect. Our team is incredibly thankful for your time and interest. Even if you are unable to make a Donation, we appreciate your time and consideration.
If you would like to contact Nikhil directly with any questions or even to just chat, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Similar to most film productions, our film has risks and challenges. Obstacles such as losing locations, equipment not being available, transportation breaking down, etc all factor into our thoughts and planning. We have been pre-planning this film for 4 months and will continue to do so throughout the entire shoot. We have tried to minimize the risks by bringing on accomplished and accountable filmmakers.
If an obstacle such as not getting our ideal choice for equipment happens, we have formed a team and workflow to attack the problem correctly. We have a structure in place that starts at the top and works with the entire team to figure out a solution.
The Angel Wings are going to be one of the biggest items in the film that HAS to look realistic. In order to ensure this, we are getting our wings from a company that works on movies and Victoria's Secret shows. The company won an Emmy for their wing design and we anticipate a unique and convincing design.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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