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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 27 2015

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#LetsFaceIt 

How often do you confront what really stares back at us in the mirror? In a world over-saturated with notions that our identity is shaped by what we see... Is it fair to say our image is absorbing our identity? Join our movement using:  #Letsfaceit

 We explore what shapes our identity and how our self-perception drives our experiences in life. Are we living an authentic life?

BACKSTORY:

This project started by inviting a diverse group of people to experiment with a FBI face recognition software and create self portraits. We observed the process alongside established scientists reflecting on the data and drawing conclusions about our human self-perception.

Ben Affleck posing for FACES before moving on to make his sketch using the software.
Ben Affleck posing for FACES before moving on to make his sketch using the software.

The results were intriguing, giving us a preview of how skewed our self-views are and how strongly they dictate who we are as people. The insightful encounters inspired us to take our pursuit a step further and explore the identities people design in order to share with the world on social platforms. We want to find out how those impact and compare to their real identities.

FACES Sketch of Anne Mills, who has Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness).
FACES Sketch of Anne Mills, who has Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness).


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Join our mission by sharing our kickstarter page with friends and family. Contribute whatever you can and visit our social media platforms to stay a part of this fascinating conversation and please share ideas and stories!

Olaf Pooley making his sketch on the FACES software.
Olaf Pooley making his sketch on the FACES software.

Use #LetsFaceIt to be a part of the discussion. Your engagement will help us finish this documentary logistically as well as creatively...

THE GOAL:

Mehcad Brooks, discussing the intricacies of identity on FACES.
Mehcad Brooks, discussing the intricacies of identity on FACES.

 Now we are ready to dive into how we, as people, strive to shape our identity through online connectivity and technology in order to appease the social norm. Who benefits and suffers from it and how does it affect our quality of life? What does human identity look like in the future? All questions we need answers too!! As residents of Los Angeles, the hub of entertainment, we know that our perspective is unique and perhaps distorted. We plan to seek out those whose image raises their self-value professionally, driving a greater rift between their everyday identity and the one displayed socially. We are looking for juicy breakthroughs that will help us understand the exponential social human growth and help guide us to a more fulfilling future.

The Bishop triplets discussing how they find it strange when people think they "look alike".
The Bishop triplets discussing how they find it strange when people think they "look alike".


OUR PLAN:

If we reach our goal and make FACES into a short documentary (between 45 minutes to 1 hour), our plan is to submit the final cut to film festivals including Sundance, Tribecca and Cannes. Ultimately, we want to share with the world and make it available for everyone online.

TRACK RECORD: 

"Stay With Me"- Award Winning Short Film by QE Productions.
"Stay With Me"- Award Winning Short Film by QE Productions.

QE PRODUCTIONS LLC has successfully produced content for web, iTunes and film. Our previous short film: STAY WITH ME, starring Christina Ochoa (Matador) and Stephen Amell (Arrow) won multiple awards in the festival circuit including Outstanding Film at the ITSA and the Award of Excellence in the Los Angeles Movie Awards.. We learned a lot from our experience not only in the Short Film medium but also in submitting projects to the festivals and what judges and audiences expect in a quality project. With FACES we want to not only meet our previous success, but hope to  surpass it with the knowledge we gained the first time around. Find out more about our team at: www.QE-Productions.com

QE Productions: Diliana Deltcheva, Wendy Cucho and Chriatina Ochoa
QE Productions: Diliana Deltcheva, Wendy Cucho and Chriatina Ochoa

Risks and challenges

The journey of making a documentary begins with many unanswered questions that can make us veer off in unexpected directions. The challenge is to stay flexible and yet relate the valuable messages of the story.

We started off focused on how we perceive our image, but now our own manipulation of identity has become a major driving force in the direction we wish to follow!

We are committed to deliver not only a GOOD story, but the BEST exploration on the topic we can offer!

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