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Dante can't sleep. He dreams wide awake, his dream of his past are merging into his reality. He must decipher his past to save his future.
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What We Want To Do:

The first goal is to be able to finally create the film that we have been working on for so long. The funding would go directly toward us making our film a success. The second goal would be to draw more people to our website, www.ArtisonMagazine.com through the film and the buzz surrounding it. Our website is all about art and the artist that create it, so this would allow us to bring more attention to the smaller/independent artists we showcase on Artison’s website.

Dreams of an insomniac is a single film that will be released in two ways.

Dreams of an Insomniac is a compilation of 6 short stories that overlap through the thoughts, actions, and eyes of the main character. The first script of the six, City of Lost Dreams, was written over two years ago.

It is that script, City of Lost Dreams, which will be released separately from the rest. Since the City of Lost Dreams story is so strong, it demands to be heard in its own right. It is slated to be between 15 and 20 minutes and deals with a woman who is the victim of Murphy’s Law. It will premier early next year.

The other 5 shorts will then be edited with the first movie to deliver the entire Dreams of an Insomniac story, which will premier late next year. The scripts were written in such a way that they could be viewed separately, almost like Sin-City, but when you watch them together there is a story that joins them all seamlessly.

Dreams of an Insomniac is about Dante rediscovering things about his past that haunt him and they are beginning to impact his present and future. His nightmares cause him such restlessness that he can no longer sleep. As a result he dreams wide awake and some of his nightmares have merged into his day to day life. He must decode it all in order to move forward or forever be trapped in his dreams.

In addition to being a mix of psychological drama and thriller, it is the overreaching story arcs of the dreams that will make Dreams of an Insomniac unique.

How We Will Do It:

Everything is falling into place; we just need your funding to assist. We have already scouted for locations and have put the final touches on most of the scripts. We will continue to polish the scripts and we'll prepare the shot list and storyboards as we get closer to our first shoot. Auditions for the remaining parts will take place before the end of September and after that it’s just a boat load of filming. The filming will take place in 6 sessions of 3 days each. This will allow us to film while being mindful of our independent actors' need to return to work. After filming we will edit and master our audio while we get our film festival applications ready. After that we will sit back and hope everyone enjoys our hard work when they see it on the screen.

With your help, City of Lost Dreams, the short, is guaranteed to be released before next summer. The entire film will be released by the end of next year.

What The Money Is For:

• Song licenses, we have about two planned - $500 each
• Street closures for two scenes - at least $245 per shoot
• Right of way permits – min $55 each
• Location costs - less than $1000
• Boom mic - $150
• Lighting setup - $650
• Film Festival fees – vary, but usually around $50
• Canon XL H1 -$4500

As you can see our expenses total far more than what we are asking. So if we meet our goal, please continue to donate, it will help us get off our Ramen noodle based diet after the film is complete.

More On Us:

We are the film division of Artison Magazine. You can reach us at www.FairBrookFilms.ArtisonMagazine.com for updates on the film. Or at www.ArtisonMagazine.com to see our other work and information and media on other artists. Or e-mail us at info@artisonmagazine.com

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    Thank you card mailed to your address. Sure, you have to give us your address, but we have to lick stamps, so consider us even. Anyway when was the last time you received something that didn't drain your bank account or end up in the trash. On top of that you get a password protected digital download (ipod quality) of the short City of Lost Dreams and the full feature Dreams of an Insomniac. In addition you will receive all of the above.

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    Fresh from my laptop DVD burner to your home for your viewing pleasure, a finished copy of the City of Lost Dreams short for your enjoyment. Don't use it as a coaster, it won't play nice with mugs. In addition you will receive all of the above.

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    A DVD copy of the Dreams of Insomniac film before its release. Now isn't that exciting. In addition you will receive all of the above.

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    Full HD digital downloads (password protected) of the short film City of Lost Dreams and the feature Dreams of an Insomniac. In addition, you will get behind the scenes footage and a reel of what got left on the cutting room floor. And everything above.

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    A limited edition printing of our old faithful Artison shirt (seen in the video on Marvin) with the logo on the back instead of the front. On the front will be the City of Lost Dreams Logo. Impress your friends with official Artison swag, or dry your dog after a bath, your call. In addition you will receive all of the above.

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    A free wash and style by the awesome folks a Gee You Look Beautiful Salon. In addition you get an ultra cool tote bag, with our logo on it of course, you gotta represent! And everything above.

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    We will produce a short film inspired by you. You just give us an idea and we will develop it into a full fledged masterpiece. It will be glorious. And a cameo in the film; it 's the best way to get your portfolio going. That's right, pay us to be a star. Just kidding, but at any rate we'll guarantee a small part in the film. And recognition in the credits as Associate Producer; that comes with plenty of thanks and our undying gratitude. Oh and you still get everything above.

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