We would like to take a moment of your time to introduce you to Marit Rawley, aspiring filmmaker.
Marit is the protégé of master documentarian, filmmaker and multiple Emmy winner, Dale Sonnenberg.
Dale had been seeking an apprentice for years. He felt compelled to share his gift of knowledge and passion for film making with someone who understood that passion. Perhaps someone who might not otherwise be able to communicate as easily in the ways that most of us take completely for granted.
Someone with autism.
Enter Marit Rawley, a young woman who knows a thing or two about the challenges of growing up with autism. She also has a passion for movies.
Through a mutual friend, Polly Arango, Dale and Marit meet.
They agree to a common goal: make ten films together, no matter how long it takes.
After five years of meeting with Dale every Tuesday at 1:00 pm, Marit has completed two short films and is currently editing a “self” documentary.
Her third film, The White World, is her most ambitious endeavor yet.
The story takes the audience on a spiritual journey between two worlds; the “Living” world and its parallel, “Limbo.”
She dances between worlds, not really alive, yet not quite dead.
This short film mirrors Marit’s own journey as a young woman with autism; dancing between the world she knows and understands within her own mind and the outside world in which she lives.
This project is about more than just the making of The White World. It's also about giving Marit a means of expressing herself that isn't limited to language, tone of voice, facial expression and other conventions of social interaction. Written by Marit, this piece is easily her most ambitious project to date. With a full cast and crew, Marit will also be directing and playing the lead role of "Clara."
Dale and friends have come on board as actors, producers, camera operators, and editors to make this project a reality. We need help from our extended community to allow us to rent the film equipment, build the sets, promote and distribute the film.
We are seeking Kickstarter and community support to bring Marit’s vision to the screen!
- (45 days)