RedTere Productions began producing short films in back in 2003, with "A Stranger in the Cellar," when we were just a couple kids having fun. David Garcea and I first worked together in 2005 on a project entitled, "When the Sun Went Down," which was a crime caper of sorts that David wanted to direct and wanted my help to produce. Since that project, we've not only been production partners, but friends. We've worked on a variety of projects together, ranging in size from shorts to documentaries, to music videos.
"Quid Pro Quo" marks David's return to the Director's Chair after serving as Editor on all of our projects, which is exciting for all of us. I am taking a back seat as the producer, helping David and Production Manager CW Dolan get this project off the ground. We are currently in soft pre-production, raising funds, hiring crew, and gathering all of the materials to sew the visual fabric of David's narrative.
RedTere hopes to raise the film's total budget through this KickStarter campaign, which covers preproduction costs, such as special FX, and custom-built props, production costs, such as daily operating costs on-set - camera, equipment, lunch, as well as post-production costs, such as editing and musical scoring.
Thank you for any help you provide and we look forward to sharing our success with you.
UPDATE: Check out the trailers for our upcoming narrative shorts, both of which will be hitting festivals this year.
Moving Stone (2014)
A Drop of Water (2014)
Risks and challenges
THE EDIT: Our general opinion about editing is that having a dedicated editor allows the director to remove himself from the blood sweat and tears he or she put into the film. Because David is our editor and the director of this film, we are exploring the potential of hiring an editor to allow David the objectivity necessary to put together a film that audiences will enjoy. Finding the right editor is a challenging process and one of many processes that we must complete to prepare for this production.
SPECIAL FX: Being that this film has Sci-Fi elements, it is important that the special effects are believable. We believe the best way to do this is to do them practically. This may present some challenges along the way, but challenges we feel will only benefit the final product. We've slated a couple weeks worth of special FX testing into the preproduction schedule, in hopes of avoiding any delays or quality issues.
THE REDTERE SLATE: This year will be a busy year for RedTere, as we just entered post-production on the CW Dolan short, Thorns. We are also putting the finishing touches on other projects we have in the can, A Drop of Water and Moving Stone, which we intend to release in promotion of this project. Once again, however, because David is our editor, we're all spread thin at the moment, but we are actively seeking new resources to help balance the load.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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