Another Time is the story of Harriet, a 27 year old woman dealing with typical problems of indecisiveness, daily panic attacks, the sense of being lost, and a total fear of commitment. Only Harriet has more than twenty-something angst to blame for her troubles- she honestly believes she is a victim of botched time travel and belongs in 1783. Haunted by strange dreams, a hazy childhood, and strong connections to various historic parts of the city, she will suddenly be thrown into a situation that makes the question all the more pressing: Is she willing to give up finding a way home and settle into her modern existence?
My name is Amy Frear, and although I'm a trained actress who has written and directed for theater before, this will be my filmmaking debut. In April 2012, I returned to Philadelphia after four years of living across the country to work with old friends on a film project. The film was Maya, directed by Dan Papa, with cinematography by Shawn Annable and sound by Sean Hamilton. By the end of filming, I found myself quite attached to the city again, although it would take another year and nine different addresses in five different states for me to finally call Philly home once more. Along the way I realized a lot my friends were also struggling with commitment to places, jobs, futures, and each other. Despite all this, I was lucky enough to witness these same friends making very big and brave decisions.
My work as a tour guide in historic Old City and at Bartram’s Garden in West Philadelphia has definitely influenced my idea to make a film that takes advantage of Philly’s rich history while also using very modern experiences of living here. Some of my fellow historical tour guides/reenactors will be making special appearances while good friends and artists will be playing variations of themselves. We will be filming in Old City and Fishtown. I will be reunited with the original team from Maya- Shawn Annable will be doing cinematography, Sean Hamilton will be doing sound, and Dan Papa will be creating the score and helping me through the process of making my first film. I will be playing the role of Harriet with Michael Wyant playing the supportive performance artist roommate. Christina Gesualdi will be creating a very fun experimental dance/performance art scene. Rob Carroll will be making a very special cameo as a Benjamin Franklin reenactor. Other cast members include Davy Raphaely as a Canadian couch surfer, Natasha Meineck as Harriet's boss, and Elena Bossler as a Betsy Ross reenactor.
The film will be around 30 minutes long.
We need to raise at least $5000, our bare minimum budget. This includes:
$2000 for renting equipment (lenses, recording equipment, rigs, etc.)
$1000 for paying crew
$1000 for meals, transportation, renting spaces, post-production, etc.
Anything over we will put towards hiring a costume designer, applying to film festivals, hiring extra crew, and any other costs that come up along the way!
Thank you so much for considering to support our project and young filmmakers here in Philadelphia.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges include extra costs we may incur along the way. We have decided to make a film based on the resources and talent we knew we would have access to and our budget reflects the minimal necessary funds we think we can get by with, but of course things may come up. We are very adaptable but want to be prepared, so anything over our goal will be greatly appreciated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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