Jingle, Jingle, Jingle….. hear that sound?
Yup, those are the sounds of Christmas bells… in September!
For most, the holidays are still a bit of a way off… for a film maker, like myself, the holidays are already here!! That’s because I have already officially begun pre-production for my short, holiday themed film, Christmas Visitations! Many aspects are already being planned, organized, and prepared for our shoot happening at the end of September!!
You know what that Jingle, Jingle, Jingle, sound also represents? CASH.
And lots of it!
I don’t have to go into details explaining how producing films properly costs a lot of money! Even when you are getting people to donate their time for free or very inexpensively, things still have a way of adding up, and fast! Between location costs, and transportation, and wardrobe, and food for the cast and crew, makeup, and camera equipment (to say nothing of post production), you are talking a lot of cost.
With a period piece, like our project will be, that amount gets doubled!
So I’m back, reaching out to the amazing and supportive Kickstarter community, to my friends, family, and to my many supporters both new and old!! Humbly and very sincerely, I am asking for your help once again! Help me create a memorable, entertaining, surprising, and totally festive film!! Help spread joy this holiday season and all year round in the form of a film!! My favorite gift to give!
To encourage and motivate you, we’ve got some fun and awesome rewards! This time around we even have rewards specific to individuals AND to business owners !
So please, explore the rest of our kickstarter, check out our video, see the additional information below, read about our rewards and consider supporting our project! Thank you for your time and thanks in advance for support art and artists!
Christmas Visitations is a Dickens inspired holiday short film. In the tradition of Paul Howard’s previous holiday film, Everything Twas, and his years of holiday cards that have included Jack Frost, a World War Two American propaganda poster, and an Elvis Presley inspired Blue Christmas, Paul looks to continue spreading holiday cheer, magic, and entertainment! A true period piece (and a rarity for short films), our film will introduce a totally new and original Christmas story while using some very well known source material as it’s inspiration.
We have listed a goal of a $1000 dollars but we hoping for closer to $5000. We are optimistic but pragmatic. Our last campaign for Heisted failed. Since we are already in pre production for Christmas Visitations, we think this is the best way to go about things. With your help we are hoping to make our “goal” listed, and then, far surpass it!
Multiple different levels and options are available. Our rewards are just like Christmas morning!! Lots of gifts to be had, plenty of different sizes and shapes, and there really is something for everyone!! Don’t be shy! Go ahead and do a little holiday shopping for yourself while also helping to support our film!! Another thing about our rewards... they are full of holiday surprises... and keeping with that tradition... we may be adding a few surprises during our campaign. So check back often and follow our updates!
CREDITS & OTHER DETAILS:
Produced by What's The Alternative? Productions and EZ Productions
Directed by Gareth Fient
Written by Paul Howard
*CURRENTLY CREWING UP*
For more information or to submit yourself to our project go HERE (link coming soon!)
Risks and challenges
With a bit of planning, lots of organization, a handful of talented actors and crew in place, and of course a sprinkling of holiday magic, this kickstarter campaign and short film shoot should go off with no risks and only the typical challenges associated with making a movie!
Our hope is that we will easily meet our "initial" goal of $1000 so that we can focus on our more "realistic" goal of $5000. The closer to that number we reach, the less challenging the shoot and post production will be. Thanks in advance for your support!
- (27 days)