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A dance short film that tells the true love story of a married couple's commitment through wars, illness and eventul death.
A dance short film that tells the true love story of a married couple's commitment through wars, illness and eventul death.
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I want to make a dance short film out of a very emotional and beautiful piece of choreography by Elisha Thompson. If we can get funding, filming will take place on July 21-22.

The 7-minute dance piece artfully tells the true story of the choreographer's grandparents' commitment and love to each other through WW2, across decades of marriage and finally through the wife's bout with Alzheimer's and eventual death.

The dance piece was performed several months ago and audiences were deeply moved, but (of course) the video recording doesn't come close to doing justice to the story, the choreography or the dancers' performances.

The choreographer, dancers and I have agreed to donate our time but we still have costs to cover, so we're trying to raise money through Kickstarter.

Here are some of our expenses:

  • Period hair for several decades between WWII and today
  • Makeup artist who will help convey the idea that these dancers are aging ($200/day + makeup and hair costs)
  • Travel to some remote locations
  • Period props and costumes
  • Potentially hiring a composer to re-score some copyrighted music so that we have the full rights to show the film in festivals and online
  • Travel costs to get all of us together in the same place at the same time (that means a few plane tickets and lots of gas).

We're trying to raise $1500 to make this happen, which is about 1 or 2% of what the budget would be if this were produced in Hollywood. We're trying to make this happen by being as resourceful as possible, and if you donate money you can get your name in the credits and on IMDB, a professional photo session and print credit with my partner lab in CA, or Executive Producer credit on the film.

Please pass the word along! We know that most people don't have money to burn in this day and age, but if enough people hear about the project we'll be able to find creative partners to make this film into what it deserves to be.

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