"Whether you think you can or you think you can't you'll always be right."
- Henry Ford
LET'S DO THIS!
Welcome to my kickstarter page for my film "Remain Calm"! I'm super excited to have you here taking time out of your busy day, looking around and checking out the sights. Hopefully you had a chance to watch the video above. That should explain most of what's going on but here I get to fill you in on more details.
TELL US MORE!
Remain Calm is a dark comedic short about a woman who is unable to stop her hands from shaking. After a fit of rage from pent up frustration, she realizes that violent outbursts cause her hands to stop shaking. Once she realizes this she must decide how far to take this new violently destructive cure.
Chaos ensues and dark comedic gold is formed!
- The film takes place in the late 70's in a hotel room.
- We are building the hotel room on a stage from scratch!
- Just about everyone working on set is volunteering. (including me!)
- The film was written 2 years ago in a cafe at 3am.
- The main character has an ailment similar to Tourrette's Syndrome.
- I also have Tourrette's Syndrome!
- My Tourette's doesn't involve barking or swearing.
- Neither does the main character's.
- This film marks my 5th narrative fiction short film.
Remain Calm was written by me and will also be directed by me. I've somehow managed to score a very talented crew to make this movie even better than I could imagine it.
We are super lucky to have a kick-ass producer by the name of Sandra Alcocer! She's a graduate of Humber College's Film and Television Production Program and loves movies more than most personal relationships. She has produced 7 academy award winning films (not true but it might as well be) and she brings to the team her extensive insight and knowledge about all things production. She's keeping this train on the rails!
Osheen Harruthoonyan is on board to shoot this baby and is coming in all the way from Toronto to do it. For those of you who don't know Osheen, he is a magical man with a camera. who's work has been featured on Bravo! Arts Channel, Space Channel's InnerSPACE, and numerous national and international publications. I'm totally lucky to have him on board.
Damn this movie's gonna look good cause we got the very talented Adriana Bogaard on board as Production Designer! She will be designing the set and making sure this flick looks super rad! She's got a ton of experience helping design sets for the stage and film including a film that features PETER FONDA! (Note: not Easy Rider)
So why a Kickstarter Campaign? You fundraise all the time!
This is true. I am a fundraising machine. But I still need money to make this film. Films cost A LOT OF MONEY! Also...
I'M NOT JUST MAKING A MOVIE, I'M MAKING A CAREER MOVE!
This film is super duper important to me. Partly because I really believe in the story and the characters and the strength of the cast and crew but ALSO becauseI will be leveraging this movie to help me make a feature length film. (about 90 minutes).
So my plan is this: I am going to make this short film "Remain Calm" and I will make it the absolute best film I can make with the resources I have available. I am going to make the single greatest movie I have ever made in my life ever. I'm going to put all of my everything into making this film and then when I'm done I will use this movie to show off to people who have the power to fund feature length films.
But this means this movie needs to be AMAZING and like I said before, movies aren't cheap. I need money to cover costs such as (But certainly not limited to):
- Equipment rentals (i.e. Camera, Lights, dolly)
- Special Effects, makeup, props and stunts
- Building an entire hotel room inside another room.
- Food to feed everyone
- Color Correction
- Union Fees (If I raise enough)
- Music Rights
- Sound Design
- so much more!
The bills really add up fast. So far I've raised about $3,000 on my own but I'm missing AT LEAST another $3000.00.
Remember, this is an ALL OR NOTHING campaign so either I reach my goal and get this donated money or I don't and I get nothing. So PLEASE take a look at the rewards and donate what you can.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME REACH MY LIFELONG DREAM!
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Risks and challenges
As with all films, there is always the risk of disaster. Although the entire production team and I really try our hardest to make sure this film is made and without a hitch, sometimes life takes over and we have to deal with the hand that has been dealt to us. HOWEVER, taking this into consideration, all the backer rewards mentioned are available WEATHER OR NOT the film gets made (it will get made) so in a worst case scenario you will still get your reward. (Bu it will be made)
Exceptions to this are those who are paying for credit for the film, or would come visit the set...if that's the case you will receive a detail account of where your money went, how it was spent and if a re-negotiation of reward terms are in order. (But it will be made)
- (30 days)