Frequently Asked Questions
There are a couple of scenes that take place in the movie theater during a screening, and we'll need a small complement of people to populate the space (don't worry - it's a sparsely attended screening). In addition, there's a stage performance at the end of the film that involves a fairly packed indie theater house. Plenty of opportunities to be on camera!
Some disclaimers: we can't guarantee that you'll make the final cut if you're there on the day and even if there are shots we film that feature you. Even some of our poor infected during Chrysalis didn't make the final edit due to scenes being trimmed or cut entirely for run time and story quality. Also, we can't pay travel/lodging costs if you're coming out of state or need to use public transportation to make it to set. And while we'll set our schedule several weeks in advance to give you enough time to make arrangements, we know things come up and you might not be able to make it or we might not be able to change the schedule around to accommodate. But we'll do our best.
If after all that you're still interested, though, we will welcome you with open arms to our cast and crew, feed you handsomely, and take an awesome portrait of you that our director will make up like the poster above, complete with the "burning eyes" effect! And we'll have more instructions on what to wear and so on when the time comes.Last updated:
Wait. You made a feature for $35,000 before and now you're asking for the same amount for a short? What gives?
Well, abandoned buildings are slightly cheaper to shoot in than ornate, working movie theaters!
In all fairness, we understand the discrepancy might be jarring. We as a company have gotten very good at stretching budgets to the breaking point on our four feature films, particularly with Chrysalis. But this film has a very singular vision that requires numerous expensive elements. And, on top of all that, we're actually hoping to pay our cast and crew a bit more this time around. We have a bunch of incredibly talented professionals who have already donated their time and creativity to our proof-of-concept teaser, and given the length and scope of this shoot it would be insensitive of us to ask them to do it for two weeks' worth of filming when they're already working so hard on this and other projects.
Every movie is different. But like every film we make, we want this to be the best it can possibly be, both for us and for you guys donating to us to make it happen! And we know this is the absolute least amount we can raise and still make Limerence happen at the level of quality you deserve and expect from us.Last updated:
Beyond cast and crew costs, there are several locked-in costs for an eight-day shoot. We've negotiated discounted per-day location fees for the Music Box and Pickwick Theaters. The opening scenes of the film features clips from the 1927 sci-fi classic Metropolis, and we've negotiated festival rights to that footage. Production insurance and permits are a necessity given our locations. Food for the cast and crew - particularly on our extras-heavy days - will be a mixture of donated items and paid meals. And the myriad of practical visual effects that require materials and labor to build will save us money in post-production but will still cost money. We also plan to rent higher-end camera equipment than the typical DSLRs of indie lore, so we can gain the ability to shoot in lower light without sacrificing color space or resolution. And, of course, we're also budgeting for our Kickstarter fees and for our backer prizes. Whew!Last updated:
Any disclaimers for the executive producer prize level? What's a title card? Will you edit my logo? Help!
Glad you asked!
Re: the title card - Anyone who donates at the $1000 level gets their name on their very own title card. It refers to the credits at the end of the film, where certain people's names appear on screen by themselves or with others in similar positions. As an example, check out the end credits from an episode of LOST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTcY-INhFwg.
Re: your logo or animation - we hope you'll understand, but if your logo is, ahem, not in good taste (and if you're confused about this, message us), we'll politely ask you to change it. If your animation is ten minutes long, a) you're silly, and b) we'll most likely work with you to edit it down into a 5-10 second clip, along the lines of Bad Robot Films (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Brd1F1dQc). Check out our Glass City Films logo in the Limerence trailer for another example!Last updated:
Tentatively, we're aiming for a shoot in the late summer. Originally we had hoped to film shortly after the Kickstarter campaign wrapped, but the trick of renting locations with enough time to spare after funding ends meant we wouldn't have aligned with theater schedules. So we're hoping for a two-week shoot in mid-August 2016, followed by a long, intense, and dynamic post-production process and hopefully a completed film by February 2017!Last updated:
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