See Update No. 5 for new Trailer.
WHERE WE'RE AT
BAD LUCK BELLA is a 25 minute film that is 95% complete. Written and directed by Nikita Mungarwadi and produced by Anna Jones, the short was mostly shot in late 2012. We took most of 2013 to get a rough cut and music laid in.
Yes, that's a long time, but we're students and keeping up our grades as been important. Although this film project is not part of our school's curriculum, we think it is an important step in establishing our future careers in the film and entertainment industry.
So far, we've done pretty good borrowing equipment for both the shoot and the edit. We even persuaded a local professional studio to let us shoot there for a day for free including the use of their lights. But, as you know, not everything is free, so we need some help. And now (after a few select screenings), we have to re-shoot the opening, test the film before live audiences, make revisions, and finish the music mix & color grading. The funds we're asking for will cover a portion of the cash expenditures for these tasks. And...
If we're lucky to go over our goal, you will help us avoid further debt as we further refine the film and take it to film festivals. (Hope to see you there.)
BAD LUCK BELLA is about teenage girl who, in an attempt to get the attention of a guy she thinks is a vampire, ditches her real self and pretends to be a vampire so he'll recognize her has his own kind. But in the process our hero loses her friends, her family, and, more importantly, herself. What will it take for the "vampire" guy to return her love? Well, guess you'll have to watch the finished film to find out.
THE PROJECT'S ANTECEDENTS
The comedic short film Is a parody of the movie TWILIGHT and the comic tweets of "Bad Luck Brian." Stephen King sardonically describes TWILIGHT as a story about how important it is to have a boyfriend. "Bad Luck Brian" is the twitter story of a young man who, in spite of his best efforts, inevitably falls on his face.
THAK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We are very close to finishing this project and really need your help to do it right. As you'll notice we've got a lot of cool rewards to share with you. Please spread the word to your friends and be assured of our sincere and deep gratitude.
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...for more information, posters, and cool stuff. Our website is here: http://www.badluckbella.com
Risks and challenges
There are few risks insofar as our challenges are the level of quality we are trying to achieve, rather than starting from scratch. If we cannot schedule the re-shoot we have several alternative ways to edit the project. We have a strong supportive community of teen filmmakers, and adults that have stuck by us for almost two years, so we're well on our way to completing what we started.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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