Project Cold Days is a film about much more than homelessness. It explores elements of the human condition that unite us all. The film focuses on Mental Health and Addiction issues that go far beyond those who are suffering on the streets. The film connects all walks of life by investigating the core elements of humanity which affect us all.
This project began over 3 years ago with the film's Director working in various shelters across the city of Ottawa. Since then we have become deeply integrated in the homeless community in Ottawa and have worked directly with CEOs, Management Staff, Case Workers, Front Line Staff, City Police, EMS, Mental Health Professionals and many others.
Since filming began we have interviewed over 40 people and have spent time intimately with more than 10 homeless individuals who have told us their story. We have experienced the long, cold, dark nights with them. These stories will be told with astonishing beauty in Project Cold Days, as you can see in our two trailers.
Project Cold Days is shot in stunning Ultra HD 4K resolution with hauntingly beautiful cinematography that absolutely has to been seen on the big screen at a theatre.
We have official partnerships with the City of Ottawa Deputy Mayor, Shepherds of Good Hope and other social programs throughout the city. Our film has garnered interest from Canada's largest broadcasting corporations and there have been multiple requests to purchase and publish the film. However, the director has decided to complete the film independently without any external influences on the final cut. Once completed, the film will be submitted to international film festivals and explore oppertunities for licencing at that time.
While we have attempted to secure grants from: Canada Council for the arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ottawa Arts Council and a multitude of other potential grants we have received no funding at all. The film has been entirely self-funded and is in dire need of financial support to complete the film.
The earnings from Kickstarter will be used for:
- Post Production costs
- Original Musical Score
- Legal Fees
- Event and Screening Fees
- The Grande Premiere event
- Ongoing support the film's main homeless participants
While we will complete the film no matter what, funding will go a long way to helping us make the best, most meaningful film possible. The more funding we get the better our chances of this film reaching an international audience.
The Project Cold Days team is small, but we have already made a meaningful difference in the lives of many people. Your support is for more than just a movie, it's supporting an entire community.
With your help, we're going to change many lives. We thank you for your gracious support.
The Project Cold Days Team.
Risks and challenges
Primary filming of Project Cold Days was completed on March 31st and is currently in post-production.
As of now, we have all the footage, audio, interviews and b-roll required to complete our film. We are extremely confident that this film will be completed on time, by December 15th, 2017.
Our biggest risks and challenges are with promotion and licensing of the film when it is complete. We want to make sure that this film is given the medium it deserves and will attempt to have it screened at international film festivals, as well as locally at homeless shelters across the country.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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