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$18,340
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
39
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 3 2017 8:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

Note: Trailer was shot with Black magic cinema camera but the Film will be shot with Alexa Mini. Also lead actress in the trailer was a substitute for a lead actress in the film.

About The Wall

There are certain experiences in life that no one is equipped to handle. The Wall is about one couple's journey struggling with the most unimaginable and devastating of life's many unexpected tragedies. This short black and white (mostly) film portrays the heart-wrenching effects that the death of a child can have on the parents and their once joyous relationship. Guilt, anger, resentment, depression, and especially estrangement are just a few of tragedies the audience experiences along with the middle aged Georgian couple wrestling to resolve the inherent conflict in surviving after their young daughter's death. The film makes strong use of all the dramatic devices available in the medium, such as color and sound (and lack thereof) and stark visuals, to create impactful metaphors which we hope will produce an emotional connection between the audience and the couple. In the end, the Wall is the story of one couple who must choose to move on from their grief before it consumes them.

Why Tell This Story? 

This film was inspired by many stories but particularly by two events in my life, a miscarriage and the death of my uncle. A few years ago I lost a pregnancy which affected me deeply. I did not show my grief and depression to the world, even to my closest friends. When my uncle passed away, I watched my grandmother go through a similar grief process in which she also tried to hide her overwhelming emotions from the world. We thought we were masters at burying our emotions, but such grief inevitably affects one's demeanor and outward projection. I felt it was important to attempt to put the true face of grief and depression in front of the camera-- the emptiness, pain and overall feeling of nothingness. Just as the experiences of the couple in The Wall brings them to an eventual sense of relief and peace with their tragic situation, this project has helped me heal from my own loss and resolve the overwhelming emotions I tried unsuccessfully to bury and keep hidden.

Although this is a story of a Georgian couple, the emotions they feel transcend the bounds of culture, custom, and environment and resonate with us all. Grief knows no borders. The overwhelming sense of meaninglessness it can cause that overshadows everything else in life and the necessity to find some way to move beyond it is part of the universal human experience.

Why Georgia? 

I spent the first fourteen years of my life in Georgia. It is a little known country that is near and dear to my heart. By making this film I want to expose the Georgian culture and way of life. It is a country with a rich history and cultural heritage that has had a major influence on many of the more well-known Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries. As a young Georgian woman living in America, I feel it is important to help tell Georgia’s story by showing the world that as little-known as Georgia is, the people who live there share many commonalities of the basic human experience.

Every member of the film staff is Georgian and is an experienced and talented artist. Every one of them is dedicated to the project as much as I am. We strive for success. Our aim is to present the film at international film festivals. 

I Need Your Help!

I am a young woman from Georgia - the country, not the state :-) I have been living in America since I was fourteen. I graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a degree in Religious Studies but while creating a documentary film about Georgian Women’s history I fell in love with the idea of bringing my stories and characters to life. I have received excellent critical acclaim for the few small projects I have been able to complete independently. First big project is "Medea's Nation". The documentary is about the journey of a Georgian woman and her place in modern day Georgia. The film discusses lives of seven influential females in Georgian history, as well as, problems Georgian women face in modern day (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ3JbHxbciY&t=392s).  The second documentary is "Roots". The documentary is about Georgian roots of, George Balanchine,founder of modern ballet and American ballet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EdGAzankOo&t=3s). I poured my heart and soul into those projects and am very glad that I had an opportunity to share it with the audience. I want desperately to bring this story and characters to life. My desire is to tell stories that will help us connect on human level.

I have done the work to get the interest of many talented individuals with deep experience in professional filmmaking: actors, a cinematographer, a sound engineer, editors, and producers responsible for submitting the film to various international film festivals. Unfortunately, I do not have the resources to afford these people or sincerely do justice to the screenplay and bring it to bear with the quality it deserves. All talents involved are inspired by the story and dedicated to the project. Many have already spent time and energy on the film without asking anything in return because they believe in this film and our ability to create something special together.

Even though the entire project is taking place in Georgia, the costs are still steep. There is equipment to rent, settings to create and stage, permits to acquire, and many other peripheral expenditures well beyond my means to afford. I have created a complete budget estimate based on the necessary resources and timeline for the project from inception to completion. I am hoping to raise $35,000 to produce a final version (you can read more about the budget bellow) of the film that I plan to submit to many international film festivals. I really would like to shed light on Georgian talent.

We come from a small country so we don't have many opportunities to share our passion with the world. By donating money to this project, you are employing and funding talented Georgian artists who have limited opportunities to present themselves to the world. Donations of any amount are appreciated and received with deepest gratitude and respect.

The Budget

We were very through when we calculated the budget and here is how we are spending the $35,000.

Production Team  - 32%

Equipment fee - 45 %

Post Production fee - 8%

Food, Transportation and Location fee- 10%

Kickstarter - 5%

The Cast

Lead Actress, Tamu Makharadze
Lead Actress, Tamu Makharadze

 

Lead Actor, Zviadi Svanadze
Lead Actor, Zviadi Svanadze

The Team

Director and Writer, Medea Asatiani
Director and Writer, Medea Asatiani

 

Producer, Dato Elizarashvili
Producer, Dato Elizarashvili

 

Producer, Beqa Janelidze
Producer, Beqa Janelidze

 

Cinematographer and Steadicam Operator, David Odisharia
Cinematographer and Steadicam Operator, David Odisharia

 

Camer Operator, Beka Shakashvili
Camer Operator, Beka Shakashvili

 

Production Sound Mixer, Chapo Tavberidze
Production Sound Mixer, Chapo Tavberidze

 

Art Director, Tiko Gujabidze
Art Director, Tiko Gujabidze

 

Editor, Ami Kitoshvili
Editor, Ami Kitoshvili

THANK YOU! 

Thank you for taking your time to read about our project. More updates are coming soon. With your help we hope to be able to start filming in August 2017.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge thus far are finances. Kickstarter would be the perfect place for our project because people like you can help us! Also we are reaching out to Georgian government as well as private sector for donations.

As for the film, the challenge is to portray the emotions truthfully. The absence of dialogue means the film must be a delicate feast for the eyes. I have an amazing cinematographer whose vision helped bring the trailer to light. Though there are no words, sound is also crucial in this film. Each tick of the clock and shattering of glass is installed purposefully to drive the movie forward. The production sound mixer we have is one of the best in Georgia. He has worked on multiple projects, and this project offers an opportunity to showcase his talent outside the country.

We are working tirelessly to present this film to different festivals. Talented producers are working on the festival submission requirements.

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    7. Your name on The Wall ending credit
    8. Two tickets to The Wall premiere in New York and meet and greet the creators! (travel fee excluded)
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