Breaking Surface is a heart and spirit lifting story that will touch your soul and you will never forget. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 10, 2012.
About this project
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Website - breakingsurfacethemovie.com
Who We Are
The American Dream Productions is a U. S. based film production company created and launched by French born, Xavier Christian. Xavier is a credited actor with over 40 projects on his resume. Mr. Christian is using his talent and knowledge of the film industry to create Franco-American production in the genre of French Cinema to develop films that will have an audience appeal in both America and France. Breaking Surface, which will be filmed in the Vers Pont-Du-Gard Provence area of France, represents the company's first production, to be followed by a feature length film in 2013 as well as a music video entitled The Guy In The Glass.
Breaking Surface is a heart and spirit lifting story that will touch your soul and you will never forget. The film portrays an old man living with his relationship mistakes of the past, who forms an unlikely friendship with a young girl on the edge of ruining her life. Mathilde, a troubled teenager, meets Mr. Bertaud, a 70 year old man who lives in the past while waiting patiently as the last years of his life approach. This random association serves to transform both of their lives. An uncommon friendship between two generations that are more likely to be at odds with one another, serves to transform their lives. A chance meeting that will change their lives forever. The characters help each other discover that they do not control their own destinies and that love and friendship can exist on many levels. A touching story which proves that two unlikely friends touch each other's life at the most unlikely of times without ever realizing the extent our actions or words have upon the other person.
Breaking Surface is about human nature and as a result the theme is easily relatable for the audience. It will be filmed in a style very similar in style to Amélie (Original French title: Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain aka The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain). Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. This film was an international co-production between companies in France and Germany. This film met with critical acclaim and was a box-office success. Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards; it won four César Awards (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards. We share this information so you can better understand our expressed intent and desire to see similar recognition and attention based on the selected style we intend to follow for our filming.
Purpose and Desires
Xavier Christian believes that making a movie is such an intense deep seeded effort that it is impossible to make it by yourself. Every person involved in the production, cast and crew, deserves a salary. Most importantly, it is the responsibility of our industry to raise up the level and understanding of others, that to contribute to the film economy is not only about raising the money, but it is also to help encourage and increase the level of productions so that it can progress beyond the known backyard and/or bedroom makeshift studios. We want to deliver true production quality entertainment products.
This level of production requires investment especially for those who are already committed and have a long-term interest in the industry and want to perpetuate it. We are providing and intend to continue to provide work and jobs even if only temporarily for those individuals that are skilled, experienced and are professionals in this industry. We want to enable them the avenues to express their abilities and fulfill their dreams. Through these efforts we will be offering the opportunity to create the quality productions that are deserving not only of our state but also the industry.
As potential audience and investors, we want you to be aware that we are reaching out because this is more than just something for fun, this is a very serious attempt to make a difference to help others make a living while they are fulfilling their passions and entertaining you. Beyond these desires, investment and funding is needed to support timely production, post production and final release so we can share these media creations to the waiting audience
Have you ever wanted to do something that has never been done before? What’s the next big step you plan to take? We would like to offer you the chance of a lifetime to be involved through your gifts, sponsorship, investments and see how something can be transformed and come to life because you decided to get involved.
The American Dream Productions is passionate about creating this story that will enable such a an emotional connection that we hope you can feel, remember, and relate to the relationships portrayed. To create this we have an overall budget of $26,000, as we are seeking from direct and indirect sources, we are seeking funding for this effort in the amount of $15,000 via Kickstarter in order to accommodate several of our production crew and supporting cast member roles. It would be incredibly helpful to exceed the initial goal of $15,000 as we want to support all aspects of the production which will also include the standard roles of Director of Photography, editing, composition, producing, and more. In addition we have unique requirements related to travel and supporting crew as the filming will be completed in Vers Pont-Du-Gard Provence area of France in September of 2012.
The Difference and The Impact
Fully dedicated to his current project, Breaking Surface, his talent and ambitions have no limits. As the writer of the screenplay and director of the film, Xavier Christian's participation will insure that his vision for this film does not end up on the cutting room floor. The dream is the reality of putting this production and film together. We want to offer a film that will make a difference not only in the moment you see it, but as it replays continuously in your mind for days and days after. We want to wake up your emotions and have you be engage and relating from the beginning to the end of the movie.
As the future audience and supporters, we want you to be able to gain valuable recognition for your belief in the project and film. It is only your contributions and participation, that can really make a difference for our project - WE WANT YOU!!!
If this project drives you to want to contribute at a higher level of $1000 or more, we would request that you contact our production team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website directly to find additional contact information at breakingsurfacethemovie.com.
Please share this story with your friends and family and others you know that may want to be involved through contribution. This is the beginning of several projects and opportunities, so any support, promotion, and/or sharing is greatly appreciated and will be recognized through various forms. For questions, please visit the website for additional details for the concept and story.
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