Watch the teaser to get a vibe on the film here:
What is the Ultimate GOAL of this project?
We are raising $107,000 in 35 days to finish the feature film COYOTE REQUIEM, the second installment in a trilogy of films about HOPE. The first film in the series is GAIA, which we made for $28,000, and that film premiered at the very prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and won many awards on the festival circuit. Our Ultimate Goal is to get into a major festival, have distributors fall in love with the film so much they decide to put it into a theater near you very soon!
Who the heck are WE?
We are Jason and John. Our Mission Statement as Filmmakers is to help build community by creating emotional, thought provoking, cinematic films that challenge the boundaries of the cinematic experience. Jason has been an industry veteran for over 30 years starting in the cutting room, working his way up through the camera department until he was finally directing himself (see Bio in FAQ). He opened his own production company in the mid 90's called Open Eye, where he won awards on every short he directed, and he won a Grierson Best Documentary Award for the BBC documentary 2 HOURS FROM LONDON. GAIA was Jason's first feature film as a director; COYOTE is his second. John has been living and working on Los angeles for 12 years at places like Artisan Entertainment, Sundance Film Festival and Another Level, an artist management company. John has been helping artists realizer their artistic potential for years, and his collaboration with Jason in bringing these films to life was a natural when the pair met because they shared a vision for the kinds of films they wanted to see. As Jason said in the video, COYOTE REQUIEM is a film about LIFE over death, COURAGE over fear and HOPE over despair. We are ALL Human, and we all have our own personal s**t to deal with, our shadows, our demons. There is always something to be learned by the darker side if you look close enough. Our films explore these issues and show that they can be overcome.
You want to raise more money than any other film has ever raised on Kickstarter? Ever?
In a word: YES!! $107,000 is nothing to sneeze at, but with YOUR help, we know we can achieve it and go waaaay beyond. We are asking everyone to pass this link along to 5 people who would be interested in Participating in this Campaign. Trust us, we know times are tough, so even if you can’t make a donation, by passing the link on, you are giving to the film and contributing to its eventual life. This is why we've introduced the $2 Film Revolution, everyone can play at that level. If you do this, WE WILL REACH OUR GOAL FOR KICKSTARTER AND WE CAN MAKE HISTORY! As I say in the video, if making these films has taught me anything, it has taught me that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!! We have set the INTENTION, and we are following it up with our ACTION. Join us and become Part of The Change.
What will the money be used for?
This money will pay for the sound design, the color correction process, the source music as well as the music created by a composer AND it will cover the costs of running this kickstarter campaign.
We have completed the production process (where we shoot the film and gather all of the footage). We are more than half way through the post production process (where we edit everything together, add in the music, sound design, color correction and then we put it all in a Big Film Oven and bake it all together so that a nice tasty movie comes out for you to enjoy). We must raise $107,000 to complete the film so we can take it to film festivals early next year. At the festivals, we will look for a distributor so we can bring it to a theatre near You!
What is the film about?
Traumatized by a family tragedy the beautiful yet tragic Carmen flees LA, hoping to find some semblance of peace in a world she no longer finds worth living in.
On the desolate roads of the American southwest, Carmen finds herself increasingly haunted by horrific visions of her past, present and future. Before long, her world devolves into pure psychological torture as she fights against the realization that no matter how far she runs, there is no where to hide from the horrors of the most terrifying enemy she has ever faced… her own mind.
FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS WHO ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH AMAZON:
Please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount you would like to pledge. If we reach our goal, we will send you an invoice for your pledge amount, (plus $10 for international shipping if your prize requires shipping).
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