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HIPBEAT [Feature film]

A young anarchist goes on a journey into the Berlin rave scene to discover his true identity.

HIPBEAT [Feature film]

A young anarchist goes on a journey into the Berlin rave scene to discover his true identity.

$351
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
7
backers
34days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 26 2019 3:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Premise

A young man called Angey is searching for his identity within the Berlin underground, which takes him on a journey from anarchy to embracing love in the LGBTQIA+ rave community. He starts to explore his feminine side with the help of a Drag Queen and learns to accept his past while reconnecting with his mother.  On his adventure into the Berlin rave scene, he explores the worlds most open and liberated party culture.  Raving by night and fighting the systematic return to far right politics by day. 

Why Kickstarter?

All the footage has been shot and the first cut (103 minutes) has been finished. We are looking to kickstarter to secure funds for finishing the films post production and getting the film on to the festival circuit.

All the money raised will be invested in:

1. Color correction

2. Final sound mixing

3. Licensing music

4. Applications to film festivals

All funds raised beyond funding goal of $6000 will be used to improve the films exposure through marketing and submissions to more festivals.

Primary Film Festivals

1. Berlinale - Berlin Film Festival

2. South by Southwest

3. Locarno

4. BFI Flare

5. Karlovy

6. TriBeCa

Other festivals for submission: Palm Springs, San Sebastián, Santa Barbara, Frameline, Raindance, Vienalle, Rotterdam, GIFF, Mexico City, Valleta, Telluride, and Paris.

Film maker bio

Samuel Kay Forrest is a professional actor and musician who studied theatre in London at the Actors Centre and film in Los Angeles at the renowned LACC Film School. He has performed in plays all around London before moving to Los Angeles to start his acting career in film. 

Samuel spent time acting in independent films which inspired him to write and direct his own film.

The film is inspired by his own journey, as well as his family and friends. As a story teller Sam's intention was to start a conversation about love, relationships, gender identity and politics in todays’s society.

The film aims to encourage a more fluid, open minded and inclusive narrative. 

Risks and challenges

In order to create a film that is prepared for the festival circuit it's important to not only have great imagery and a vision but also to have well mixed sound and a platform on which to promote it.

This project is unique at this stage because the film is finished (final touches to editing are currently being done) and the money will be used for preparing the film for a wider release.

The budget for this stage of the film making process is scalable meaning that by reaching our funding goal of $6000 we will be able to provide a polished and coherent story to film festivals. Any funding beyond our minimum goal can and will be used to reach an even wider audience helping to exponentially increase the success of the film.

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