Hi, everyone! I'm H.P. Mendoza and I just wrapped photography on my supernatural thriller, I AM A GHOST. With a fantastic cast, the support of local businesses and my co-producer and partner, Mark Del Lima, it was self-funded and shot on a microbudget in San Francisco and I'm VERY happy with the footage I get to work with. In trying to get the film into major festivals, I'll be expected to have a cut of the film in time to meet their submission deadlines. On top of the actual editing, the film still needs color grading, visual effects, music production, ADR and audio re-recording. Any contribution you make will bring us that much closer to getting our baby into a festival.
The teaser trailer, above, was put together specifically for this Kickstarter page. Once we reach our goal and post-production is wrapped on the film, expect a longer, snazzier trailer. Help us bring I AM A GHOST into existence!
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Emily, a troubled woman, haunts her own house every day, wondering why she can't leave. With the help of Sylvia, a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a "patient/therapist" relationship, uncovering mysteries about her past that may help her move on to "the next place". Spooky, atmospheric and experimental, I AM A GHOST is H.P. Mendoza's second narrative feature.
ANNA ISHIDA (Emily) - Born in Tokyo and raised in the "Nickel-Dime" (East Bay, CA), Anna is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Mills College, and the Acupressure Institute and completed the 30th Annual Shakespeare & Company Month-Long Intensive training program in Lenox, MA. Nominated for Best Supporting Performance (OF THE EARTH, 2010) by the Bay Area Theatre Critic's Circle, Anna Ishida is a member of The Shotgun Players and is currently in Edinburgh performing in Banana Bag and Bodice's BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE.
JEANNIE BARROGA (Sylvia) - Born in Milwaukee and member of the Dramatist's Guild, the nationally produced, published and anthologized Jeannie Barroga has helped break down stereotypes in Asian American theatre (especially Asian-Am female roles) for the past two decades. Barroga's WALLS received the NEA "Access to Artistic Excellence" grant and was recently awarded the Wallace Alexander Gerbode/William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation grant for the upcoming BUFFALO'ED.
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