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"We all carry torches for as long as they burn." Theme: The love you shared with another will shape your life even after it has ended. Read more

Savannah, GA Shorts
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This project was successfully funded on September 7, 2011.

"We all carry torches for as long as they burn." Theme: The love you shared with another will shape your life even after it has ended.

Savannah, GA Shorts
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About this project

Our story is about Mara, a woman who has recently experienced a breakup and is ‘midway’ between heartache and acceptance. As she sifts through the keepsakes of her relationship, we see her memories unfold through sound design and flashbacks. In the end we leave Mara with the subtlest sense of hope and determination. Although she chooses to move forward, she keeps the reminders of the love that has ended because, while lost, it has changed her life forever.

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  • Principal photography is scheduled for the first week of October. Post production will start immediately after. The Film is in pre-production right now. We're working on conceptualization, production design, casting and costuming.

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  • Your contribution will be added to the total budget amount and will enable us to perform a number of tasks fundamental to the filmmaking process.

    These include:
    - Purchasing and/or making all props and costumes
    - Equipment Rentals
    - Travel expenses
    - Cast and crew members' day rates
    - Promotion and Distribution costs

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  • Updates will be posted on Suzie Filmmaker Productions' homepage at suziefilmmaker.com

    A small contribution will qualify you for automatic updates delivered directly your email address. For a pledge of only $5 or more you will receive personalized updates from the filmmakers. Purchasing a producer or executive producer's credit will grant you exclusive access to news, updates, and exciting Midway events.

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  • Just like the mystery box you picked up at the corner magic shop or the goodie bag you bought from the ice cream truck, your Midway Mystery box will be filled with a variety of secret production items. These may include props, production stills, bonus video materials or a world of other mysterious rewards for your contribution! Five contributors will be selected at random to receive one of these special gifts.

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  • The film will cost roughly $10,000. This includes all production and post production costs and accounts for some but not all of our distribution costs.

    This is why every pledge counts. If we don't meet our goal amount by the deadline, we won't receive any of your funding. Additional contributions that bring us over our goal amount will bring us that much closer to the actual budget figure we need. For this reason we are most grateful for every dollar that you donate to the project. We truly believe in the artistic value of this film and will use the money raised in the most efficient way possible. Thank you for helping us make this film!

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    Pledge $5 or more

    5 backers

    A most sincere thank-you from our cast and crew, as well as weekly updates and access to our photo blog. Keep up to date on our progress and view exclusive behind the scenes footage!

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    Pledge $15 or more

    0 backers

    Everything mentioned above and your name, in our credits, under "special thanks".

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    Pledge $25 or more

    26 backers

    Everything mentioned above, as well as a private link to view the finished film online!

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    Pledge $50 or more

    4 backers

    All items previously described, as well as a copy of the script, signed with a personal greeting from our filmmakers.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    8 backers

    Everything mentioned above, additionally we will send you your very own copy of the DVD, complete with bonus features and behind-the-scenes footage, and a note of extraordinary thanks from the filmmakers.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    2 backers

    Everything already described and a full-color 'Midway' poster, signed by the filmmakers!

  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    2 backers

    You will receive all of the above, and you will be credited as a PRODUCER. When the film goes out to festivals, you'll have a credit on IMDB.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    2 backers

    We will give you the credits and thanks mentioned above as well as personal weekly updates from the producer. You will be credited as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and your name will appear on IMDB. If you find yourself in the Charleston/Savannah area, you are invited to a private dinner where our filmmakers will be able to express their sincere gratitude in person.

Funding period

- (45 days)