All his life Marty has been overweight. But, after 17 years of marriage, his beautiful, fit wife, Karen, has decided it's too much. In a push to make him lose weight, Karen has left Marty until he can get his life together.
"The Jog" follows Marty, a morbidly obese man in his mid-30's, as he attempts to exercise for the first time in his life. However, his body doesn't like the decision and rebels against him.
Marty's knees, lungs, and stomach (shown as voices) degrade Marty and convince him that sitting on the couch with a box of donuts is far superior to running. His brain joins Marty's side and helps to fend off the other body parts; showing Marty that he needs to lose weight not only for his wife, but for himself.
What the funds are for:
$5,000 may seem like a big budget for a student film. But that money goes fast, and we plan on making this the best we can. Our budget is broken down into three main areas:
-Craft and Art
-Post and Festivals
The production budget covers our gear, an RV for basecamp, and location permits and fees.
We will be shooting on a Canon C300 using a steadicam and using LED lights. Almost all of the necessary equipment needs to be rented from Chicago area rental houses. Because we are shooting in November, in Chicago, we need to have a way to keep our actors (and crew) warm; so we also need to rent an RV to call base camp for our outdoor scenes. We will be shooting in a public space, so the last part of our budget covers location permits and any associated fees.
Craft and Art:
Production design and craft services are two of the most important parts of shooting a film, and in student films they often go overlooked.
Feeding your cast and crew is important, and expensive. Our Craft services budget will make sure that everyone is fueled and ready to shoot. While the production design for "The Jog" doesn't include any special effects, or heavy makeup, we do need to make our locations look the absolute best.
Post and Festivals:
All of the voices for the body parts need to be recorded and laid into the film in post. Part of our post budget allows us to get the VO's professionally recorded. The other big expense for our post process is coloring. We have been able to secure a post colorist for much less than the going rate, but it's still high enough to warrant some expenditure. Coloring our film will give it that extra punch to make it even better.
Submitting films to festivals can be an expensive process. We have high hopes for "The Jog" and think it will perform well in festivals. With your help we can send out the film to more festivals.
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Risks and challenges
With any film production there are some inherent risks for investors. "What if the film never gets made?" "What if they under deliver on their promises?"
Never fear, this film WILL get made. Being a thesis film for our grad school means that if we don't make it, we don't graduate. After all the time and money we've invested at school, we have no intentions on not graduating.
Under-delivery isn't in our vocabulary. We've assembled an awesome team of filmmakers with experience and talent pouring from their bodies. A good film starts with a great script, and the story behind "The Jog" is unique and intriguing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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