We're breaking the barriers of micro-budget film to tell the story of a fisherman and a shipwrecked girl who find each other at sea. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 3, 2014.
About this project
PRODUCTION UPDATES (Scroll down for project information)
Feb. 21, 2014: Took the sailboat out for it's maiden voyage (at least for us, anyway!).
Feb. 11, 2014: We visited the Tampa Bay area this afternoon to scout the area and meet with our charter boat captain!
Feb. 6, 2014: We held our casting auditions last weekend and are now working on securing actors. Stay tuned!
Feb. 5, 2014: We are proud to say that we purchased the picture boat today! She's a 17' Gordon Douglass sailboat.
"The horizon was naked save for the incessant waves that formed a swaying divide between ocean and sky."
LOGLINE: An aging fisherman’s search for the elusive Marlin is stymied after a storm leaves him stranded at sea with a shipwrecked girl.
It's hard to know how we would cope in the madness and loneliness of the open ocean. But we do know how we'd cope with losing someone very important to us. We feel a great emptiness when someone we care about passes on.
Eight years ago, an old fisherman lost his daughter in a tragic accident and since then, he's isolated himself from the world -- now empty for him. The only way for him to continue living was to continue moving. And so he did.
Up until this point, he has been always on the move – fishing everyday, searching for a marlin – but he’s been in control of it, locked down. After being forced to move from his home, the old man journeys far into the sea, further out than he's ever gone before. After several days, a massive storm leaves him lost in the North Atlantic in his small boat on the open ocean.
Days after leaving his home, the old man spots a life raft on the open ocean and inside he discovers a shipwrecked young girl. He takes her on board and together they face a journey over the perilous ocean in search of safety. But when the young girl hooks a behemoth beneath the water, their fight turns to working together to reel in the huge fish.
"He wasn't afraid to die anymore. He no longer cried. He just sat there in stunned silence with nothing to say. He once demonstrated his sea stare for me, relaxing his face, letting his eyes go soft. It was haunting and fascinating, the human version of a computer in sleep mode, and I could picture him in the little boat in that state, hour upon hour, waiting for nothing."
This film is part of a project for a course at the University of Central Florida's School of Visual Art & Design. Students in the class called 'Directing 3' -- an upper level course in UCF's BFA Film program -- work towards making a short film from start to finish during a semester. This project will ultimately be around 10 minutes.
Please check out our film from last year, BLACKBOX!
INFLUENCES & DEVELOPMENT
"They say they felt like a team at this moment, dependent on one another, helping one another, just the three of them in a tiny boat amid an endless sea."
Our crew is comprised of an endless amount of talent, imagination and motivation. It is continuously growing, so keep checking back!
Risks and challenges
What could go wrong on the ocean, right?
The ocean is one of the most challenging terrains known to man. With a successfully funded project, we can ensure that every member of our production is safe and secure in the event that anything goes wrong. Here's only a short list of dangers on the ocean:
- Extreme Sunburn
- Become Lost/Stranded
- Boat Sinking
Safety is our top priority. We know there are certain risks associated with a production of this caliber and our main goal is to keep everyone safe. By supporting us, you are allowing us to hire professionals to ensure our cast and crew remains cared for at all times.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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