What is the Obsolete Mutant's Club?
The Obsolete Mutants Club is a short film written and directed by Chris DeRosa. It centers around five mutants whose powers are now considered "obsolete" due to advancing technology, and the AA type support group they each attend in order to deal with it. The film will be done in a mockumentary style, using mostly interviews to tell the story.
The video will be up on Kickstarter soon, but until then:
Why do we need money and Where will it go?
The main reason we are raising funds is that making films can be expensive. It's free to write a script, but it costs money to turn it into a film. Most (if not all) the money we raise using this campaign will be spent on equipment rentals. This includes a camera, lights, and sound equipment. In addition, there are a few props that need to be bought, and we need to feed our actors on shoot days. We are extremely lucky to have a very good relationship with The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, who is donating space to act as our set. Because of this, we are able to produce the entire film for a low cost. We have a great script and a great story to share with all of you, we just need the money to be able to do so. We have assembled a great team of people who all believe in this project, and that is truly a director's dream.
When is this project happening?
We plan on holding auditions in early-mid December and have our final casting decisions before the holidays. With that already decided, we plan on shooting on two weekends in January (preferably the first two). We should be able to wrap shooting in that amount of time, and finish post production by the end of February. We are certain that this project will bloom into an amazing short film, so any funds left at the end of post production will be spent on film festival submissions. None of us are getting paid for this. Everyone, including our actors, are donating their time in order to create this film. We thank you in advance for your love and support.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge in creating the this film is scheduling. The Secret Theatre is giving us space for free, but we obviously have to take a back seat to those who've paid to rent the space out in January. We are currently working on locking down confirmed times in the space, which will hopefully solve this problem before it becomes one. If we find that scheduling space is a problem, we can always solve it by pushing back the shoot dates. If there are available time slots in late January/early February we will possibly confirm those dates and just push back the shoot.
The other scheduling challenge we will face involves the actors. Depending on who we cast, we may have to work around their existing schedules. To again try to solve a problem before it presents itself, we would talk about scheduling with actors as they audition, getting a sense of how busy/free they are and cast accordingly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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