"The Giraffe That Knew To Much"
The story plays out in a not-so-distant future where corporations, in conjunction with the government, decide what should be said, read, and published throughout all media.
A small 5 year-old boy named Tom, who lives with his single mother, Jill, in New York, has to give up his favorite book; "The Giraffe That Knew Too Much"-- because it got put on a list of censored books. Not understanding what is going on around him, Tom just wants to hold on to his favorite book, while his mother doesn't want to upset the higher powers.
The story is an innocent look at censorship through the eyes of a child.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Our executive producer is Bob Giraldi who is famous for his music video and advertisement work. He directed the famous Michael Jackson video "Beat it" and big ad-campaigns.
We plan on shooting this film in March 2012 in the New York City. We are currently in the pre-production phase, casting and location scouting for the film.
Our Director of Photography is a very talented Emmy award winning cinematographer - Hunter Baker. He and our AC's will shoot our film on the RED Epic camera with cinescope anamorphic lenses to give us the look we are going for. Check out his work here:
We are collaborating with illustrator Pierce Hargan. He is going to create a real version of the book that is featured in the film.
The score will be composed by the electronic musician Croms. He is a Dubstep / Drum and Bass artist from the Netherlands
The Visual Effects will be supervised by Eric Alba. He will make sure that the german postproduction house, Pictorion Das Werk, will be able to work with our footage.
To produce the film we have calculated a budget of minimum of $6,000.
This amount will be necessary to rent equipment, pay for transportation, catering and permits.
Everybody who is working on this film is working for free because they believe in the project.
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We will keep all the backers updated through our production blog so you can see how everything comes together.
Thank you again for your help and support.