Update: Thanks for checking out my project. Unfortunately, I've decided to shut down funding for Ink. I'm currently evaluating my options for continuing to pursue this film project. You can find my work, updates about Ink, and future projects at my website. I'm on Twitter at @andynewman if you'd like to follow me for updates there. Thanks for your support.
The story of Ink
Ink a thriller wrapped in a love story, centered on a writer struggling to complete his first novel. After receiving a chance phone call from a stranger, his budding infatuation with the woman on the other end of the line inspires him to re-write his story. His life unravels as his fiction and her reality begin to blur.
Thank you for checking out Ink
Hi Kickstarter, it's Andy Newman... again.
You helped make my last project come to life. Portrait was a documentary on photography and the creative process. It was described as, "...a beautifully shot documentary that may remind many of you of why you fell in love with the art in the first place." It was featured by Instagram. And it received over 50,000 views a month after release.
I took a chance by quitting my job a year ago to pursue my passion of filmmaking and storytelling. I want you to take a chance with me. Let's make a movie together. Our goal is to create a film worthy of festivals, with an actual budget for props, crew, and other production expenses.
We plan to shoot Ink in and around Chicago this June. Production will take two and a half weeks. We'll have a very small crew. The script has been written to only contain the characters and locations absolutely required to tell a great story for you. From there we have a post-production schedule that would allow us to submit to film festivals by the end of the year.
Your support makes a difference
Movies are very expensive. The costs to accommodate the cast and crew during production, produce music and edit the film, purchase every prop needed and even print hardcopies of the script add up quickly. I'm asking for $50,000. That would be just 10% of the budget of a small indie movie like Brick.
Remember, Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, so if we don't reach the goal, none of the money pledged will go towards the film. If you're not able to give financially, sharing our film is just as important.
With you on our team, we can make something amazing. Every dollar will go into creating the best film we can possibly make. Your support beyond our goal will help us share the finished film with as many people as possible when it's released, including film festivals and theatrical tours. You'll be joining:
Patrick De Nicola - "Michael Brown"
Patrick De Nicola, a graduate of Emerson College's BFA Acting program and The Second City Conservatory, is an actor based in Chicago. His hit video "Brokeback to the Future" received worldwide press and vaulted him to a job with Warner Bros. Creative Lab. At the Creative Lab, he co-wrote and starred in a YouTube featured series that amassed over one million views. De Nicola has also been in a number of Chicago theatre and improv productions.
Lauren Ashleigh - "Emma Fisher"
Born and raised in southern Maryland, Lauren Ashleigh began acting at the age of 10. She moved to New York in 2010 to pursue a film career full time. Since then, Lauren has booked 4 features, over 10 short films, two nationally televised Discovery ID shows, and a Google apps commercial.
Andy Newman - Writer/Director
Andy Newman is a director, cinematographer, and editor. Newman funded his documentary Portrait through Kickstarter in 2012, achieving 132% of the project funding goal and completing the documentary two months ahead of schedule. He directed and edited his first nationally aired commercial at age 24, and has produced video for clients including The Ohio State University Medical Center, JackThreads, and Bob Evans. His goal is to surround himself with talented people and to make films worth sharing. He loves dogs and has two, one named after one of his favorite presidents.
D.C. Joseph - Producer
Douglas D.C Joseph is the principle of the award-winning agency SERIF~creative, whose clients have included Ohio University, Goodwill and Zandex Healthcare Corporation. Since 2009, Joseph has personally managed and produced more than 50 promotional films and broadcast spots. His passion is dynamic storytelling, surrealism and disruptive media. He resides in Zanesville, Ohio and enjoys traveling, espresso, and meeting new people.
Kelly Li - Producer/Story Advisor
Kelly Li is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been featured nationwide on MTV and Virgin America. Li is a firm believer in telling personal stories with universal themes. Currently, he's producing a film for the European Film Commission as well as finishing development of his feature-film directorial debut.
John Cropper - Time Lapse Photographer/Behind the Scenes
John Cropper is a video producer, photographer and multimedia journalist. Cropper spent three years as a newspaper reporter and photographer before leaving to work as a cinematographer and First Assistant Editor on the feature-length documentary I'm Fine, Thanks, which became the most-backed documentary in Kickstarter history in June 2012. Since then, he has worked with CBS Sports, Showtime, Stillmotion, Scott's Miracle Gro and Rogue Fitness. He lives in Columbus, Ohio's Clintonville neighborhood with his wife and dog, Gatsby.
Wes Green - Editor
Wes Green is a professional freelance video editor and motion graphics designer. Green has worked with top-tier studios in Columbus, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia for the past seven years, with work including TBS, Turner Sports, Coca-Cola and Subway. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he enjoys affordable housing and a work/life balance.
See the rest of the crew here, including our production director, costume/production designer, and composer.
Have a question? Message me any time through Kickstarter. Find me on Twitter @andynewman. Email me at madebyandy.com/contact. I'd love to hear from you.
Poster by Tim Cruz • Teaser music: Luke Neumann - "The Final Door"