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Never doubt your faith at a second chance.

STORY SUMMARY:

Bennett and Marissa are the sole survivors of the final suicidal act of their religious cult. Confused, relieved, angry and unfulfilled the two followers question each other’s motives for joining, living & surviving under the control of their Leader. Faced with their own doubts, Bennett and Marissa must confront their feelings and fears while deciding what life to live after (near) death.

PROJECT INFO:


PRE-PRODUCTION:  has already started. We are budgeted and scheduled. As we get closer to meeting our financial goal we will start to book and commit to the elements necessary to make this film (ie. Equipment, Locations, etc.)

PRODUCTION: We will require three shoot days for this project. The script is twelve pages and we feel like a three day shoot will be more than enough to accomplish what is needed.  And pending any unforeseen conflicts we will shoot the week of January 28, 2013.

POST PRODUCTION: Will start immediately after production and is estimated to take us through the end of March 2013. We intend the final product to be approximately 10mins in run time.

TECHNICAL MUMBO-JUMBO: For those of you interested in what we will be shooting on and with here is a little peak behind the curtain to see some of the camera gear we intend to use:

  • CAMERA: RED epic
  • LENS: Leica Primes (if they are available)
  • CAMERA SUPPORT: SteadiCam, Chapman Leonard’s Titan Crane, Panavision’s 15’ Techno Crane

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:

You might be wondering why we're trying to raise $50,000. Well, the short answer is; films are expensive. There is so much that goes into making a film— the non-glamorous, often unknown aspects that makes what we watch believable and real. When making a film, of any length, you are creating a world. When you see an image from a film or television show, understand that everything you see (and don't see) has been planned and arranged with a purpose. From the location that was chosen or the set that was built, to the set dressing and decoration that fills the space, to the props the actors interact with and the costumes they wear; everything has been bought, rented or made. It takes very skilled and talented individuals to accomplish these tasks. On top of everything you see there are the lights and camera equipment, and their technicians, which also require incredible expertise to execute.

Once you've got your crew, actors, equipment, location, food, logistics (parking etc.), and insurance; it all adds up. Everyone involved in this project is a professional and we are aiming to raise enough money to make a professional film.

The creative forces [bio’s below] behind this project are all donating their time, effort and skill to the project but that still isn’t enough to pull it all together. If all of you -- friends, family, and fans --donate what you can (even if it's just a little) we will easily attain our funding goal!  

We are so lucky to have assembled the team we have. Troian, Shay & Nolan have been amazing supporters of our work and have agreed to be a part of this project because they believe in us & the script. We hope you will too. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

THE TEAM:

hazart [top-left], brandon alperin [top-right], shay mitchell [bot-left], nolan north [bot-center], troian bellisario [bot-right]
hazart [top-left], brandon alperin [top-right], shay mitchell [bot-left], nolan north [bot-center], troian bellisario [bot-right]

Hazart (writer/directors)

(twitter: @hasday, instagram: @stillhazart) Website | Tumblr

Hazart is the combined efforts of Kyle Hasday and Matt Stewart. For over a decade, the duo has created works in film and photography that display an introspective and darkly beautiful vision towards the world we inhabit. Both are graduates of Chapman University’s School of Film and Television. Working in feature, commercial, music video and television production, Hazart has gained extensive professional experience in physical production, development and the creative tasks of bringing a script to life.

Troian Bellisario (actor 'BENNETT')

(twitter: @sleepinthegardn, instagram: @sleepinthegardn) Tumblr

Troian Bellisario is an accomplished television, theater and film actress in addition to a talented writer and producer. Fated to be a filmmaker, Troian has grown up on sets her entire life and began her on-screen career at the tender age of three. Before attending USC's Drama School, Troian was already an experienced television actress and soon began to star in theater productions and independent films. Currently, Troian stars in the hit ABC Family series, 'Pretty Little Liars' playing the role of Spencer Hastings.

Shay Mitchell (actor 'MARISSA')

(twitter: @shaymitch, instagram: @shaym) Website

Shay Mitchell is an actress and philanthropist best known for her role of Emily Fields on the ABC Family show 'Pretty Little Liars'. Shay found her way in front of a camera at an early age. She quickly was discovered by an international modeling agency in Vancouver and traveled around the globe including stops in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Barcelona. After landing roles in commercials and Canadian television series, Shay moved to Los Angeles to work on 'Pretty Little Liars.'

Nolan North (actor 'LEADER')

(twitter: @nolan_north)

Nolan North has been described as “the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man.”  As an immensely talented and highly respected actor and voice actor, Nolan has had continued success in television and video games and is beginning to break into feature films. While he is best known for his portrayals of the lead character’s in popular games such as ‘Uncharted’, ‘Prince of Persia’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’, he is also very accomplished on screen as well, appearing shows such as ‘Big Love’, ‘Ugly Betty’, and ‘NCIS’. Nolan currently plays the role of Peter Hastings on the ABC Family show Pretty Little Liars and is due to appear in J.J. Abram’s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’.

Elizabeth Collins + Nav Singh (producers)

(twitter: @tandooripotato , instagram: @neentertainment) Website

Elizabeth Collins and Nav Singh co-founded NE Entertainment, LLC in early 2010. Since the birth of their company the two have had successful endeavors to include a Fiat web-campaign, an award winning travel show, multiple short films, and a feature documentary screened across the country. The girls are committed to developing uniquely original content regardless of the genre, medium, or budget. They foster the creation of “NE” story that deserves to be told. That being said – the partnership with Hazart is an exciting and fulfilling venture as they delve into “Immediately Afterlife”.

Brandon Alperin (cinematographer)

(twitter: @gipperpl, instagram: @gipperpl) Website

Picking up a 35mm camera at a young age, Brandon was enamored by how some emulsion, chemicals and photo paper in a dark room could shed so much light on life.  Learning from and inspired by acclaimed photographers and cinematographers, Brandon has sought to create the idea of nostalgia and macabre through moving images. Graduating from Chapman University’s School of Film and Television, with an emphasis in Cinematography, Brandon entered the professional world of filmmaking and has lit for some of the most sought after cinematographers in music videos, commercials and features. He has taken his knowledge and expertise on journeys around the world: from time-lapse on the steps of the temples of Tikal in Guatemala, to an intimate one on one with the Dalai Lama in India. Brandon is in constant search of the next great image with which to tell a story.

PRIZES:

We've got some great prizes for you to check out as a reward for donating virtually any amount of money. For just $2 you will be given access to a private Instagram account that will give you an exclusive look into the making of the film. This account will have photos taken by the directors, cast and crew during pre-production, production and post and will all be filtered through this one instagram account!

If you can donate more we also have signed photos, scripts, and twitter thanks and shoutouts! We've even offered a dinner with the directors and cast. As well as a set visit! 

Don't forget about our voicemail prize, where famed voice actor Nolan North will record a customized message for your phone. Nolan is the voice of Uncharted's Nathan Drake as well as voices for other big title games such as Portal, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Batman, X-Men, and TMNT titles and many more. Check him out on IMDB. In addition to his video game work, Nolan is an accomplished voice impersonator. Want Sean Connery to record your voicemail? How about Christopher Walken or Al Pacino? This is a very cool and exclusive prize that shouldn't be missed! 

Take your time to look at our rewards and prizes and throw in your support for this project.

CREDITS FOR ABOVE VIDEOS:

writter/director hazart | producer elizabeth collins + nav singh | director of photography jordan keslow | editor jeremy floyd | gaffer travis stewart | sound jill cosh | makeup michelle chung | re-recording mixer ethan beigel |

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All creative endeavors have their risks and filmmaking is no different. We are relying on so many people and elements coming together for three days to make this project happen. And all of the prizes/rewards require a big group of talented and busy people to work in unison on a very concise schedule to make this film happen. That said that we are supremely confident in our and our team’s ability to pull this all together in a timely manor.

The photo prizes (including poster) will be shot during the week of production (end of January). We will then need time to process, edit and print the photos and posters before they can be mailed (via ground shipping). We estimate that these prizes will be completed 1 month after principle photography is completed. If we are able to hold to our late January schedule that would put the photos and posters to be completed at the beginning of March and delivery in middle of that month. These dates are scheduled to change due to a variety of circumstances such as, later dates for principle photography, longer editing of photos or printing delays. The other delay to keep in mind that all of the signed merchandise is dependant on Shay and Troian’s availability to sit down and autograph everything, while we are sure they will do it in a timely manor we must also respect their other obligations. The only thing we can guarantee is that you will get your prize and we will be diligent and thorough in our work.

DVD prizes will be a later reward due to our need to complete the film as well as restrict its availability so that we may submit the film to festivals. The DVD's should ship in September (giving us time to submit to festivals) but could be later due to conflicts unforeseen that push the principle photography of the film from late January.

We thank you again for your support.

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