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About this project

 UPDATE 1: We got 35% within first 3 days.

UPDATE 2: the Interview from the Cast.

UPDATE 3 (May 25th, 2017): Thank you for reaching out to us and help us to find the new actors for the role "Phoebe" and "Frank".

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The Story:

       Kevin, a murder victim turned guardian angel, wakes up with no memory of his past. He is summoned by Phoebe, a self-serving, psychic detective on a dangerous mission. At first tensions are high, but soon their connection deepens and they realize that there might be something more between them. Things seems to be going well…until a series of flashbacks reminds Kevin that he needs to find Nicole, the love of his life who he has found in each lifetime.

         In the spirit dimension, Nicole waits for Kevin to save her from permanent death. In the pilot episode, Nicole was sent to the spirit dimension after using a magic pendant to save Kevin’s killer, Aaron. While Nicole waits for a judgment from the King of Hell, Kevin looks for a way to bring her back to the world of the living.

 

 

The Inspiration:

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       The story is inspired by one of the tales of King Arthur. In this tale, the Lady of the Lake, Nimue, rejects Merlin's love and turns him into a tree, trapping his soul between the lines of life and death. Unlike Merlin, Nimue is a character who trusts in her own judgment rather than believing in prophecy. As a student and lover of Merlin, she learns magic from him, but also fears that Merlin’s power has grown too vast. In many tales, Nimue is known as the lady who determines the fates of Merlin and Arthur and guides them on their quests. In other tales, the Lady of the Lake is named Freya and her character is more innocent and playful, but she still shows undying devotion to Merlin.

 

        In this series, the character of Nicole represents Nimue and the idea of impulsive first love. The character of Phoebe represents Fraya and the idea of a true love which takes more time to be revealed. The story uses ideas from Buddhism to challenge the notion that our first love is the most important.

What is the Recycle Soul?

        The idea for Recycle Soul came to me at my friends’ wedding. In their wedding vows, the bride asked her groom to be with her forever, but the groom only said their love would last until "death do us part." In that moment, I questioned my own love life and wondered if the reason I was single might be because I made the same promise to a lover from a past life who died before meeting me.     

 

        In Buddhism, every soul undergoes the process of death and rebirth in order to make right the wrongs of the past. Some people believe they can remember parts of their past lives, and use these memories to find purpose in their present one. Kevin’s own memories from a past life inspire him to save Aaron’s soul and find Nicole.

Why invest with us?

 

        Investing in a complete independent film means that you share in the joy and creation of what we are making, and you will be instrumental in helping us bring it to the screen.  By investing either your time, word-of-mouth connection, or with financial support, you are aiding us in completing the project and helping us get a step closer to delivering this film to its intended audience.

Why Kickstarter:

        Like other Crowd Funding platforms, Kickstarter gathers filmmakers to work on projects that do not always fit the traditions or restrictions of a Hollywood film.  However, this website offers us a space to share our personal creative ideas with the world by giving us outlets for connections to advertising, funding and distributing.

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        We can only finish Recycle Soul with your help. Anything you contribute will help ensure that we reach our goal. Support us by donating and then spreading the word to others - share this link,“Like” us on Facebook, Follow us on Instagam or e-mail this Kickstarter link to your friends, family, supporters, co-workers, fellow fans, and anyone else. Be a part of our team!!!

 

NOTE:

         We have asked for the bare minimum in the hope of meeting our target goals. Should we happen to raise more than the requested amount, additional funds will be put towards marketing and increased screening opportunities. Every member of 'The Recycle Soul' team has worked for free. This is a project that the whole team feels very deeply about. Every penny raised will go toward the actual costs of filmmaking.

 Distribution

        Since this project is made possible by the worldwide donations, we believe that it will be beneficial to put this series on iTunes. The plan is to put out a new episode website every Friday, starting In September of 2017.

Kevin, Phoebe and Nicole
Kevin, Phoebe and Nicole

Cast

Alexander Bozicevich as Kevin

        Alexander Bozicevich is an actor based in Los Angeles. Born in Maryland but raised in Virginia, he began acting in high school productions and attended the Summer Residential Governor's School for Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts as a theater discipline. While a student at the University of Virginia, he took a variety of performance classes, was active in the drama department, and achieved a Theater minor. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television and immediately dived into local projects, one of them being Recycle. Alexander has always enjoyed supernatural plots, so playing Kevin allowed him to explore a character dealing with karmic forces of good and evil greater than himself.

 

 Hazel Ahn as Nicole

       Despite strong pressure to ditch an acting career and embark on attending a strong school, Hazel initially expressed an interest in acting when she was twelve. She had dreams of being in movies, undeterred by the lack of Asian American role models and actors. Nevertheless, sensing potential, her mother originally pushed Hazel Ahn into the world of runway modeling. 

        "After being featured in a seventh grade school play as Hero from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, my mom tried to get me into modeling!" she recalls. Though when she did not grow tall enough at around the age of sixteen, Hazel's mother warily began supporting her acting ambitions. "I was really at a loss as to what to study when it came time to submit college applications," Hazel remembers, "but I received full grants and scholarships to be a drama student at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine and that was when my mom no longer had any doubts or fears about my acting career. We were finally on the same page!"

        After Hazel attended a few auditions, she found nearly instant success in commercials including for Eucerin Skin Lotion, Squatty Potty, and Kaiser Permanente. She also landed a major role in the 2014 short film Good Night Papa, which filmed during her school's winter break in San Francisco. Her performance earned her her first breakout lead credit.

Crew

Navapol Arnuparb (Mikey Arny) Director and Creator

        Born in Thailand, Mickey grew up with multiple cultures and religions after living in four continents, which consisted of Asia; Europe; North America; and Australia. He has double undergraduate degrees in Physics and Maths; as well as two master degrees in Film and Marketing. He won an award at CenFlo film festival two months after he enrolled in Filmmaking.              Years passed by, and his passion for storytelling were developed by many forms such as tv commercial, short film and novel. “I believe that there should be the one for everyone” said Navapol. After he almost lost his eye sight from years of working in academia, he decided to return to the art of filmmaking by creating the series of romantic-thriller called, “Recycle People” while he was searching for his own love.

Nency SV Maisuria Assistant Director

        Dr. Nency Maisuria is a dentist, writer and director. After earning degree in Bachelors of Dental Surgery from India, Her immense passion for story telling brought her to the world of movie making. She has completed her Masters of Arts in Film Making and Media Production from New York Film Academy. She has worked on several projects since 2016 Her passion is to tell the stories the world which connect the souls and restore humanity. She has written "Shortcut a path to humanity" which is a finalist of Goa Film Festival. In her free time, she is developing her feature screenplay for the upcoming of her own feature film.

Richard Greenwood Jr. Principal photography - imdb

        Richard Greenwood Jr. is a cinematographer and producer, known for Hunger Games: Tribute Johanna (2012), Hinnon Valley (2010) and The Wretched Prologue (2013). ​ After earned his MFA degree in Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, he stays to teach the art of making motion pictures to young filmmakers from the beginning level to the Master degree.

WHAT WE NEED + WHAT YOU GET 

This is an ambitious project with high production values, and we can use all the help we can get! Over the next month, we hope to raise $10,000. Every cent of your donation will go towards covering the costs of production, post-production, and visual effect. These expenses include: 

  • Equipment + Insurance 
  • Locations + Set Design 
  • Crew Labor 
  • Craft Services 
  • Costumes Make-up 
  • Practical and Special Effects 
  • Props Transportation Editing and other Post-production 
  • Services and shipping costs 

Even if we don't meet our goal, we will still go into production. However, the script will need to be revised to accommodate a lower budget. Once the film is complete, we will submit it to festivals around the world and hold an exclusive screening with the cast, crew, and a few of you lovely Kickstarter supporters here in Los Angeles!

Besides our deepest gratitude and knowing that you helped to make an awesome movie, we're offering a slew of cool and exciting perks!  Tangible awards, such as: 

  • limited edition posters 
  •  official t-shirts 
  •  copies of the film
  •  signed scripts

 

 

 

 

We're also offering super fun and unique experiences like: 

  • mentoring sessions with the filmmakers opportunities 
  • to be credited as an Associate or Executive Producer on IMDb
  •  shout-outs + thank you's 
  •  set visits + clever cameos 
  • sneak peak of the film 
  • a phone call from the director + star

If you want to know more, please go to our Official Page page for updates, 

news and still photo. Don't forget to 'Like' us, as every like counts – Facebook.

Risks and challenges

We have finished one fourth of production. We need more funding so that we can complete the rest of our project. We need your help to bring the story of Recycle Soul to the world, explore what dreams and rebirth can really mean, and bring a unique project to fruition.

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