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Joe Dunbar DesignsBy Joe Dunbar Designs
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Joe Dunbar DesignsBy Joe Dunbar Designs
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 1 2013 10:51 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our Project

We are shooting a documentary style movie that encompasses the creative process behind initiating and executing a full scale fashion show. 

Director Kadi Carlson, originally from southern Oregon and now an LA resident, will be shooting the film with her crew. Kadi is currently a student at AI, graduating in June 2013.

The runway portion of the documentary will be filmed August 2nd through the 5th.

The Plan

Currently, we are in the preliminary stages of planning the event. The fashion show itself will include three sections:

  • Party Dresses, featuring our signature little black dresses
  • Costumes, including theatrical and dance
  • Finale, showcasing both bridal and evening gowns

The show will feature new looks, which are currently in the design phase as wall as classic pieces from our archives. The documentary will showcase the process of sketching through the completion of garments as well as the final show.

This documentary will not only feature the design house and it's garments, but will also provide a behind the scenes look at all components of a fashion show. The models, make up artists, and hair stylists will have the opportunity to be showcased for their craft.

One of our original models, Brianna Lewis
One of our original models, Brianna Lewis

We will be using 10 models (with two alternates) to walk in our show, which we are currently casting for. Some of the models we are using have started their careers walking in Joe Dunbar Designs shows throughout the years. Hair and make up artists are being selected by both Joe Dunbar Designs and Kadi Carlson.

Another of our original models, Shameka Hubbard
Another of our original models, Shameka Hubbard

Funding

Where will the money be going?

  • Fabric and Trims
  • Director and Crew
  • Equipment Rental, such as lighting and stage
  • Props, including masks and backdrops

Our goal was set at the minimum required to fund this project. The $8,000 will be used to compensate the film crew for their travel expenses and rental equipment as well as purchase fabric and trims for the garments. Any funding above and beyond our goal will be used to purchase better quality props and materials, compensate the models and crew, and contribute to the editing and distribution of the film.

Risks and challenges

The most difficult part of the completion of this project will be to keep all the creative talent flowing in one direction that makes everyone satisfied with the end product.

The garments are currently being made, models have been cast, and the crew is being gathered by both Joe Dunbar and Kadi Carlson. There will naturally be some last minute switches, but the design team and film crew feel well-prepared to handle any changes that may arise.

The Joe Dunbar Designs crew has worked on several productions including theater, ballet, movies and many runway shows. The team is used to the fast-paced and constantly changing environment on set and during preparation.

There is a large group of talented people working on this project who share the same goal of creating a beautiful film. It is our hope that this will be an amazing experience for the talent/crew and enjoyable for the public to view.

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    The AUDIENCE -Your own personal copy (DVD) of the finished project The Runway: A Fashion Documentary. Take a trip into the world of independant designers, models and make-up/ hair artist

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    The ACCESSORY (the finishing touch for your wall) - A 12"x18" film poster for the project, personalized with a thank you message from the Joe Dunbar Designs team and a copy (DVD) of the finished runway project..

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    The ARTIST - A hand drawn sketch of a design from the show. Only two sketches of each garment will be produced by the designers.Sketches will be pencil on rag paper.

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    The READY TO WEAR - A hand embellished eye mask made for audience members viewing the show. Masks will be black with lace and crystal trims. All masks will be used in the production of the show. Be a part of the live audience from the comfort of your home!

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    The FASHIONISTA - One of a kind, handmade eye mask/headdress worn by a model from the production. Masks will be worn during the costume/performance section of the film and will be made specifically to accompany each design. A print of the sketch for each costume will be included with its mask.

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    The TRENDSETTER - A one of a kind, hand embellished eye mask worn with the ten finale gowns. These masks are made to compliment each design and will be used by the models during production. Prints of the sketch for each corresponding gown will be included.

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    The STYLE ICON - An original Joe Dunbar Designs dress from our "Little Black Dress" collection can be yours! Dresses will be available in size S, M or L. The little black dresses will be featured in the first segment of our production. Select styles will be reproduced for your wardrobe. Perfect for any holiday party!

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    The "REEL" DEAL - You will be listed as a sponsor and contributor in the credits of the film and receive a copy of the final cut. In addition, you will receive a signed poster "thank you" from the cast and your choice of one of the other rewards (as available).

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    The HAUTE COUTURE - The "REEL" DEAL package and oh-so-much more! This package will also include your choice of one of the ten finale gowns. These gowns are one of a kind designs, hand crafted by the Joe Dunbar Designs team. The gowns are designed specifically for the production and will be worn by the models during the show.

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Funding period

- (20 days)