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An offbeat, mid-century tale, adapted from the original short story.
An offbeat, mid-century tale, adapted from the original short story.
An offbeat, mid-century tale, adapted from the original short story.
96 backers pledged $7,293 to help bring this project to life.

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We made it to 5K... help us get to 8K!

Woohoo! We did it! Thanks to our awesome backers we hit our 5K goal in less than one week. We are so thrilled by the outpouring of support from friends, family and fans.

So why should you keep giving? With an extra 3K we can cover the cost of Kickstarter's commission and payment processing fees, submit to double the number of festivals (which means more viewers around the world for our film), create double the prints & ads to promote our film at those festivals, rent a theater to do a premiere screening for cast, crew & supporters, hire additional musicians for our score, and finally, hire a graphic designer to help us create an amazing poster and promo materials for the film.

Check out the breakdown below, share the campaign with your friends and family, and join us in bringing this film to life!

The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat, 1950's tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange, double life.

Guess What? The hard part is over.
The film has already been shot - but we need your help to take it to the finish line!

We successfully raised 30K for principal photography and shot the film in December of last year. Over the course of a 7-day shoot, our amazing crew used costumes, props and lighting to transform locations and create a stunning, period appropriate world (which is not easy to do on a budget!). Since then, we have been working on the editing process and assembling a post-production team. We are really excited about how it's all coming together, and can't wait to share this film with the world!

Check out a few of the stills from the film: 

Although the film has been shot, we still have a lot to do to get it finished and screened in front of audiences. This includes color correction, sound design and mixing, composing and recording an original score, visual effects, prints and advertising, and festival submission fees.

With your help, we can make The Foster Portfolio a reality and get it out into the world. Help us complete the film!


Danielle Katvan is an award-winning director, whose work has been featured on MTV, VH1 and NBC Universal. She was named one of Film News Briefs “Filmmakers to Watch”, and her short film, Stranger Things, received an award from Kodak for Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking. Her short film, Laundry, has international distribution and was screened on the HD Jumbotron in Times Square.

Saleah Smith is a New York-based producer who has worked on award-winning films, television shows, commercials, and music videos. Some of her recent clients include IFC, Warner Bros Records and Investigation Discovery.

Joel Pincosy is an award-winning independent filmmaker and producer, whose short films have screened at festivals across the US. He has extensive production experience in television, music videos, and feature films.

Michael Epple is a freelance Director of Photography with 10+ years of experience. Helping to realize the director’s vision, and crafting a visual aesthetic through cinematography that reinforces the story, is at the heart of his philosophy and work ethic.

For more crew bios, check out the film's website!

Some shots of our team hard at work, making this film happen!

Check out some side-by-side comparisons with the director's storyboards, to see how our team brought her vision to life!

And finally...

Risks and challenges

Almost none! The film has been shot, we are nearly finished editing - and it's coming together great! Making our goal will guarantee a finished product that we can all be proud of.

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    A digital copy of director Danielle Katvan's original storyboards, plus a "Thank You" message on the film's Facebook page.

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    A private digital screener of the project once it's finished, a digital post card with an image from the film and a "Thank You" message on the film's Facebook page.

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    Receive digital copy of a lovingly designed Foster Portfolio photo book, filled with images from the film and behind the scenes photos, a digital screener, a FB thanks, and a "Thank You" in the credits of the film.

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    Receive a printed copy of a prop photo from the film. Also receive the digital photo book, the screener, a FB thanks, and a "Thank You" in the credits of the film.

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    Live in NYC, or willing to travel? Get a special invitation to our cast and crew screening of the film, and see it on a big screen! Meet the filmmakers and schmooze with our actors. You'll also receive a digital copy of the film, as well as a "Thank You" on FB and in the film's credits.

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    Receive a signed poster of the film, an invitation to the screening in NYC, and all the "Thank You"s from previous reward levels!

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    Receive a signed copy of the shooting script, a signed poster of the film, an invitation to the screening, a digital screener, and all the "Thank You"s from previous reward levels!

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    Receive a copy of Kurt Vonnegut's "Welcome to the Monkey House", which contains the short story our film is based on, and invitation to the screening, a signed copy of the script, a signed poster and all the "Thank You"s from previous reward levels.

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    An "Associate Producer" credit in the film, an invitation to the screening, a signed script, a signed poster and all "Thank You"s from previous reward levels.

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    An "Executive Producer" credit in the film, an invitation to the screening, a signed script, a signed poster and all "Thank You"s from previous reward levels.

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Funding period

- (30 days)