We're hoping to engage the Kickstarter community and by asking our families and friends to help make this film a reality. We are planning to shoot in early August amidst the backdrop of a sweltering Texas summer.
We will constantly be providing updates here on our Kickstarter page, and by sending out exclusive production emails to backers. Updates will be provided every step of the way from pre-production, principal photography, and then post-production. Spread the word and keep checking in on Wither, Eve, Wither.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WitherEveWither
About this project:
"This all comes as so deceiving, the body being young and brash, eyes bold, skin warm, and hair wild."
A drought hits hard, an absence of water more devastating than even the dry soil of Texas is accustomed to. Our two and only characters, ominously named “Man” and “Woman”, are just bystanders to dead flowers, trees and grass. You could even call them Adam and Eve. They’re loving, careless in their ability to love blissfully as husband and wife in their late twenties to early thirties. They bond with nature, finding refuge in an abandoned tree house in a vast forest, turning a creek into their own water park, and seeing the hues of nature at a much brighter scale than most. That is until the drought swoops in and strips them of nature’s color and subsequently the woman’s love – a woman unable to bare the sight of a brutal summer. The man tries everything to recover her, to make her realize that with the passage of the drought will come the inevitable return of an even stronger nature.
How you can help:
Your support for this project will help us start production on Wither, Eve, Wither. The $3,000 donated will cover the following:
- Equipment: This is essential for crafting our short film. Money donated will help us rent camera, sound, and lighting equipment in order to create this beautiful film.
- Food: Shooting a short film, especially in the middle of a Texas summer, is rewarding but also exhausting. Money donated will help keep us energized on set so we can make the best film possible!
- Professional Film Score: No film is complete without amazing pieces of music to accompany it. The score will help establish the tone of Wither, Eve, Wither so we will not settle for anything subpar!
- Festival Submission Fees: We want to get the film to as many festivals as possible so everyone can view and enjoy it! Submitting to multiple festivals can prove to be expensive. Help us spread Wither, Eve, Wither around the world!
Cast and Crew:
"Woman" - Jenny Keto - Born and raised in the independent film capital of the world, Austin, Texas, Jenny has acted in numerous short films throughout her career. She just completed work on Kyle Bogart's feature film, Year of the Frog. Bogart's short film, Necronmica, screened at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.
"Man" - Frank Mosley - Frank Mosley has been heavily involved in the Dallas film scene for the past ten years. His most recent films include indie hits Ain't Them Bodies Saints and Upstream Color. We can't wait to work with him!
Director - Connor Clift - Connor is a nineteen year old director from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. His last short film, The Cigarette Burns Slowly, screened at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.
Writer - Carson Barwinkel - Carson is an aspiring writer from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Having written a feature film and various shorts he's ready to share his stories with the world.
Westin Riley - Director of Photography - Westin is a freelance videographer from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Having worked as a DP on Connor's previous short films they have established a strong working relationship.
We are currently in talks with two camera operators who worked on Shane Carruth's Upstream Color.
How Kickstarter works:
Kickstarter is an innovative grassroots fundraising platform that allows artists and innovators to share their projects all over the world. Each project has a specified goal that must be met during the duration of the campaign. If this goal isn't met all money donated will be returned to the backers. For every amount of money donated we offer incentives, so please be sure to check them out!
Please remember, we won't receive any money if we don't reach our goal! Donate and spread the word about Wither, Eve, Wither.
It is also possible to raise more money than the specified goal - the more the merrier! Extra money will just make the film better! Be sure to spread the word.
We have a great list of incentives to chose from, but these can only be made if the film is fully funded. If you donate you will receive production emails throughout the summer. All of the other incentives will ship this fall once the film is finished. We thank you for your support and patience and we will work hard to get them to you as soon as possible!
Risks and challenges
Pre-production for this film has been well under way since May. The saying is the more you do in pre-production the easier other steps such as principal photography, and post production will be! Producers, Connor and Westin have already put together a budget, shooting schedule, scouted for locations, compiled a shot list, and casted actors. Wither, Eve, Wither was one of the highest trending cast/crew calls on shortfilmtexas.com.
If setbacks arise the crew will tackle them together in a collaborative effort, because filmmaking is a collaborative art form!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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