A man comes face to face with his own darkness as he embarks on a journey into the digital abyss known as THE DEEP WEB.
BEYOND THE DREAMCATCHER is feature film about a night shift AM talk radio host, "Graveyard" Freddie Young, who relishes sensational news stories that depict the darkest shades of the human condition.
A news story breaks, regarding the FBI shutdown of the Silk Road, a website often referred to as the "eBay for drugs." Freddie researches the story and discovers that the Silk Road can only be found by accessing a part of the internet invisible to search engines, inaccessible by internet browsers and blocked by Internet Service Providers, known as THE DEEP WEB.
The more Freddie learns about the Deep Web, the more he becomes entangled by its mystique. As fascination turns to obsession, Freddie is forced to face his own darkness as he sinks into the digital abyss.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
RedTere Productions has been producing films for over ten years and this is our first feature film. We have always been inspired by the low budget nature of the early films of some of greatest contemporary filmmakers, such as Darren Aronofsky's Pi and Christopher Nolan's Following. To pay homage to these films, we want to create the gritty aesthetic of glorious 16mm film. Shooting on film, however is simply not an option within this budget, but we are proud to be shooting the film with the Digital Bolex D16, a digital cinema camera designed for filmmakers, by filmmakers who agree that there is simply nothing like the lovely aesthetic of 16mm film.
We have a talented crew of industry professionals, from our Production Designer, who has worked with us in a variety of roles for over a decade, to our Cinematographer, who has participated in a variety of Hollywood productions, such as Labor Day, The Heat, and Sex Tape, as well as independent projects, such as our 2012 production, Moving Stone. Other members of our crew have been working with us since 2011's A Drop of Water right up through our 2014 production, Quid Pro Quo.
The budget of this film is $25,000. Those costs include compensation for the actors, location permit fees, visual effects, props, costumes, studio rental, craft services (which is very important for a low budget film), as well as the post-production costs (color correction, music composition, sound design & mixing, etc.). We have set the Kickstarter campaign goal at $16,500 (including Kickstarter/Amazon fees), but our stretch goal of $27,500 (including Kickstarter/Amazon fees) will cover the complete cost of the production and will ensure that we can get the film together and released in the timeliest fashion.
Risks and challenges
Being a New England production, being shot throughout the month of February, weather is a potential cause for delays. Weather can not only delay or prevent actors from traveling to the set, but may completely prohibit the shooting of some of the film's crucial exterior scenes. Luckily, the project is very important to both the cast and crew, and we are committed to rescheduling as much as necessary to ensure we make the film that we always intended.
We are generating interest in a film that tackles a subject that been popping up more and more in popular news and media outlets and is also the subject of an upcoming documentary, so we feel it is important to strike while the iron is hot, and also because we can't possibly be the only filmmakers who see the limitless possibilities that come with the DEEP WEB. Meeting the goal (particularly the stretch goal) ensures that we can commit our team to completing the film as quickly as possible.
The financial goal of this Kickstarter campaign will cover the production costs of the film, but if we don't reach our stretch goal, post-production costs and tasks will fall entirely on us or favors from friends, neither of which is synonymous with a timely post-production process. We will, of course, be grateful to simply reach the campaign goal, but reaching our stretch goal will make for a faster and smoother post-production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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