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Generational short film centered around family, nostalgia, and the things we leave behind. Filming June 11th!
Generational short film centered around family, nostalgia, and the things we leave behind. Filming June 11th!
124 backers pledged $5,291 to help bring this project to life.

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Finding Franklin is a nostalgic drama centered around a young woman named Violet whose life is interrupted when her grandfather, Eugene, passes away. Upon returning home, Violet quickly finds that her grandfather has not only left her mementos but also a mystery – a man named Franklin.

WHO WE ARE

We are a combination of recently graduated students of Columbia College Chicago and current students. Our production is not associated with our school as this is our goal to take all of the phenomenal things we've learned at Columbia and independently produce a short on our own. While some of our crew have already accomplished such goal, we as a whole, want to establish ourselves as independent filmmakers, not just student filmmakers.

Alex Bohs – Writer/Director

Arabella Anderson – Producer

Dustin Supencheck – Cinematographer

Amanda Brinton – Production Designer 

We are also teaming up with The Impossible Project to spread the word about reviving the classic Polaroid, which will be featured in the film connecting the past to present, as well as being one of our perks!

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Since this is independently produced, we have no help from our school to use equipment or other resources. Our budget is set at $5,000 and will be used for the following:

  • Camera rentals
  • Film stock/processing
  • Lighting
  • Costume design
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Permits and Insurance
  • Lodging
  • Festival submissions
  • And much more!

JOIN US

While a good chunk of Finding Franklin takes place in the early 60s, we fortunately do not meaning we are lucky enough to connect with all of you on numerous social networking platforms. We have decided to heavily capture the entire production process and share it with everyone so follow along and be ready to enjoy loads of behind the scenes videos/pictures into the making of Finding Franklin!

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    A personalized/handmade postcard from the cast and crew, STICKERS, and a hearty shout-out on our Facebook page.

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    DVD copy, access to exclusive "behind the scenes" goodies throughout the production process, a thank you credit in the film, STICKERS, and handmade postcard!

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    A signed (one of a kind) polaroid taken during production by members of cast/crew, DVD copy, access to exclusive "behind the scenes" goodies, a thank you credit in the film, STICKERS and handmade postcard.

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    An 11x17 poster, the signed polaroid, DVD copy, thank you credit in the film, access to exclusive "behind the scenes" goodies, STICKERS and handmade postcard.

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    ATTEND THE PREMIERE with a guest at a historical Chicago theater (travel/lodging expenses not included). Hang out with the cast/crew, enjoy an 11x17 poster, a signed one of a kind polaroid, copy of the DVD, access to exclusive "behind the scenes" goodies, a thank you credit in the film, STICKERS and last but not least, that crafty little postcard.

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