We shot this film in one day (which was insane)! Ashley Connor (who is one of the best cinematographers in the biz) shot Ada on s16mm film! The footage looks beautiful and the cut is something I'm really proud of! I can't stop using exclamation points because I'm that excited. I just picture locked, which means I finished the edit. But there's still a lot left to do. And we need some good old-fashioned money to get it done! The money raised on this project will go directly to help finish this film.
Because Ada is basically a silent film, I'm working with Brian Mcomber who will compose a score for the film. And we'll work with a sound engineer to interweave the music and the audio from what we shot to bring this film to completion.
We are also working with Goldcrest in NYC to color grade the final edit. This means they are matching all the clips of the film to make sure the color from shot to shot is equal in saturation so the film feels cohesive and looks STELLAR.
Once we have the color correction done and the music is composed and placed, we can start submitting Ada to film festivals both nationally and internationally.
As an actor, Eleanore has garnered many awards in the independent film world.
2013 - Indie Memphis - Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance, See You Next Tuesday
2015 - Sidewalk Film Festival - Clint Howard Character Actor Award, 7 CHINESE BROTHERS
2017 - SXSW - Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Acting, A Bad Idea Gone Wrong
REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS
ASHLEY CONNOR (cinematographer) is a New York based director of photography. Her work on Josephine Decker's BUTTER ON THE LATCH and THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY, which both premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, prompted New Yorker film critic Richard Brody to name her alongside Darius Khonji and Fabrice Aragno, as one of the year's best cinematographers. Her breadth of style can be seen in work as diverse as Dustin Guy Defa's PERSON TO PERSON (Sundance '17) and Adam Leon's TRAMPS (TIFF '16), as well as in popular music videos for artists including Jenny Lewis, Angel Olsen and Mykki Blanco. Most recently Connor lensed Desiree Akhavan's second feature THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST starring Chloe Moretz.
BRIAN McOMBER (composer) is a drummer and composer based on the east coast of the United States. His formal education and laboratory research work in the biological sciences deeply influenced his approach towards music composition, which emphasizes experimentation, improvisation and collaboration. In the past, he has worked with an array of artists and acts including Alarm Will Sound, Bjork, David Byrne, Dirty Projectors (whom he toured with extensively from 2006-2012), Doudou N'Diaye Rose, Juana Molina, Mira Calix, The Roots, and St. Vincent. Since shifting his main focus to film scoring in 2013 McOmber has gone on to write music for narrative and documentary films that have premiered at festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Venice, Tribeca, New Directors/New Films and SXSW.
RACHEL WOLTHER (producer/guardian angel) is a director and producer. She became the go-to producer in the New York independent film scene back in 2012, producing films such as Josephine Decker's Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, Nathan Silver's Stinking Heaven, Drew Tobia's See You Next Tuesday, and most recently, Sarah Salovaara's TV series Let Me Die a Nun which is nominated for a Gotham Award this year. She has seamlessly moved into directing, collaborating as a team of two with Alex H. Fischer. They have been touring the film festival circuit with their film Snowy Bing Bongs. The duo was named 25 New Faces Of Independent Cinema by Filmmaker magazine. Wolther and Fischer are currently writing a feature film.
ELEANORE PIENTA (director/writer/editor) is an actor, video-artist, dancer and director. She has garnered awards for her performances in the indie hits See You Next Tuesday, 7 Chinese Brothers, and A Bad Idea Gone Wrong.
Both her video and stage work explore fictional, and oftentimes absurd characters with empathy and sincerity -- humor often a by-product.
You can also catch her performing with Sunita Mani and Tallie Medel as Cocoon Central Dance Team.
Risks and challenges
Since the film has already been shot, and we know that the actual film was properly exposed, our biggest challenge right now is the turnaround for finishing this project in time for certain film festival deadlines.
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