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“REDD” is a late 1920's drama about Damian, a single father, who is entrapped in an underground fighting ring beneath NYC.
“REDD” is a late 1920's drama about Damian, a single father, who is entrapped in an underground fighting ring beneath NYC.
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Synopsis

REDD is a late 1920's fantasy film about young man named Damian who is entrapped in an underground fighting ring beneath New York City. His eagerness motivates him to fight for his freedom and return to the outside world but may ultimately lead to his downfall.

Through Damian's eyes we will see what the process is like in becoming a new fighter in this underground place.  In the end this film will help people realize that you cannot take things for granted when it comes to family and every day life .  Plus what's not to like about an underground fight club in the 1920's?

Director's Goal

I first thought of REDD about a year ago and here we are now, in pre-production.  Now I need your help to create my biggest project yet.  How will we do this?  We're going to make this film cinematic and authentic by capturing the essence of the late 1920's through set design, wardrobe, make-up and even character lingo!

Essential equipment rentals!

  • Blackmagic Production Camera 4k (switched from the Ursa to the BMPC4k due to compatibility with the ronin)
  • DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer
  • 960GB SanDisk Extreme Pro Solid State Drive
  • Everything else will be available to us at SUNY Oswego

We will be renting a Blackmagic Production Camera 4k. This will allow for a crisp picture and, of course, allow us to shoot at 4k resolution, or Ultra High Definition!

There are three fighting scenes in this film, one of them being the biggest scene in the film, the final fight. In order to make the film as cinematic as possible we will be renting a DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer. This will allow for smoother tracking motions and more realistic movements for those big fighting scenes.

Locations

The Fort Ontario case-mates in Oswego will be our shooting location for the underground prison.

http://fortoswego.com/

Fallbrook Recreational Barn in Oswego is where the bulk of the shooting will take place, including our fighting scenes

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fallbrook/172299552804952

Landmarke Theatre in Syracuse will serve as our location for flashback scenes.

landmarktheatre.org/

Bridie Manor in Oswego is the location for our speakeasy.

http://www.bridiemanor.com/

John Wells Pratt House in Fulton will serve as our house scene.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-History/120504981251

Some of the Team

The Cast

Your Support

- Payroll $2,500 will be going towards compensation for traveling expenses and payroll for the cast listed above.

- Production $1,500 will be divided as such:

  • $350 - Materials to build the Fighting Ring
  • $350 - Private Lessons with our Fighting Choreographer
  • $400 - Rental Insurance
  • $400 - Props, Wardrobe, Food (Many things are available to us with no charge.)

- Your Rewards $1,250 is for your cool rewards of course.

- Equipment Rental $1,000 will be going towards:

  • Blackmagic Production Camera 4k
  • DJI Ronin 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Rokinon Lenses, Batteries, SD Card, Etc.

I cannot strain this enough but we CANNOT MAKE THIS FILM WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.  Every donation is very much appreciated.  I want to thank you very much for taking the time to find out what this is all about and I'm excited to make this project happen with all of you!

Goal

We need your help to make this project a go.  If we get enough support and funding, we can assure you the most professional and cinematic film possible.  We can then also send it out to film festivals such as Tribeca, Sundance etc. & get you your rewards!

Risks and challenges

-The biggest challenge is getting enough funding to create a beautiful movie that audiences will enjoy. To make sure that this movie can be made we need your help. If we can reach our goal and even past our goal I know we can deliver the best film possible.

This film will completed in Spring 2016 so it gives us plenty of time to make it the best it can be!

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    REDD KEY CHAIN & SIGNED THANK YOU CARD by the Director.

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    A POST CARD PRINTED WITH A UNIQUE STILL FROM BEHIND THE SCENES AND IT WILL BE PERSONALLY SIGNED BY THE CREW & everything above.

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    DVD COPY OF REDD & everything above.

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Funding period

- (30 days)