A young man suffering from amnesia tries to piece together his past after seeing his mother kill her abusive boyfriend. Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 18, 2011.
About this project
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(a $9.99 value)
a powerful film with an inspiring message of hope.
"It really struck a chord. I like that it's so hard hitting. There are a lot exciting projects around that explore issues facing young people. BUT to explore these particular themes in a movie that will also have broad appeal, seems pretty unique to me. I think its going to be an important film to a lot of people.
- Mel James' reactions after seeing a rough cut of Mother's Red Dress
official trailer 2 featuring music by moby:
trailers & clips:
official trailer 1, teaser trailer, clip, 1st 8 minutes
"Abuse, domestic violence and mental illness are very real issues that can affect a person’s life regardless of race, creed, sex, age or color. They are topics that aren’t regularly discussed around polite dinner tables. As difficult as it can be to talk about violence and mental illness, they are very serious social issues that exist for many people today. This is where film can play a vital role in raising awareness."
- Kyra Dawson, The Scribe's Desk
MOTHER’S RED DRESS is a tragic love story about a young man suffering from amnesia who's trying to piece together the past after seeing his mother kill her abusive boyfriend. He leaves home and moves to a small town in Southern California where he meets a young woman who inspires him to rebuild his life with her. All is going well until he receives a call from his mother who says she is dying of cancer and wants to see him one last time. She offers to reunite her son with his father who abandoned them years ago – his father wanting to convince his son that he is a changed man. He returns home, hopeful his mother has changed but finds his past waiting for him in the house where he grew up.
The ending builds to a climax that is sure to be remembered by everyone.
what the money be used for:
All the funds raised will be used to complete the film now in post-production.
The 20,000 from Kickstarter makes the following happen:
- Final Sound Mix = hire a mixer who can deliver the quality of sound you hear when seeing a movie in theaters
- Musical Score = hire a composer to score the film which compliments & enhances the emotions of the story
- Color Correction = hire an artist that gives the film a cinematic and rich looking picture (example http://vimeo.com/21787668)
- Visual Effects - = hire a VFX artist to create all those incredible images seen in movies - from recreating gun shots to distorting images for dream sequences
our motivation to tell this story:
The film experience is one of the few art forms that exist where people's lives can be emotionally affected. Films like the Academy Award nominated PRECIOUS show us a dark world but at the same time carry a message of hope that inspires.
A tragic love story, the film deals with the effects of domestic violence, abuse and mental illness. The message of the film is that the denial of trauma causes mental dysfunction. We created a film based on the hope that the main character would possibly begin his road to recovery once he faced the truth of his past.
The story is inspired by people we know and from our own personal experiences.
The story of MOTHER'S RED DRESS comes from an understanding that far too often abuse goes unreported for years and is kept secret either willfully or with a great measure of denial but when addressed and stopped, there is hope for the millions of children and adults who have suffered at the hands of their abusers (statistics).
Our goal is to bring about awareness and action with a film that engages people on an emotional level. Our passion is to reinvest the awareness and resources generated by the release of the film back into communities as we did with our first film ONE HOUR FANTASY GIRL (article at Examiner.com)
connect with us:
facebook: mother's red dress
one hour fantasy girl
Kickstarter is an amazing way to support a film and filmmakers. It brings people from all backgrounds together to help fund artists and creative projects that interest them, involving them in the process and bringing the worlds of audience and creators closer then ever.
All payments are processed through amazon.com's payment services. Your donation will not be processed UNTIL the end of the thirty day period and ONLY if we hit our goal.
That's the most important part. "MOTHER'S RED DRESS" only gets funded if we reach our goal of $20,000. Even a dollar less then that and no donations are processed and the film does not get funded!
The project can always accept more then the amount of $20,000 but anything under and there is no funding.
The funds will be applied to the following areas of post-production:
- Final Sound Mix: easiest way to describe this is when you go to see a movie in the theater and it sounds really good
- Musical Score: hiring a composer/musician who captures the right emotions that add to the flow of the story and scenes
- Color Correction: gives the film a cinematic and rich looking picture: example http://vimeo.com/21787668
- Visual Effects: all the fun stuff we see in movies - from recreating gun shots to distorting images for dream sequences and of course explosions (although, no explosions in this film).
$3 is all it takes to back the project AND receive a copy of the entire film. Every dollar counts and you will become part of a team. If we reach $19,997, your $3 pledge will be the one that helps us reach our goal. Remember, this is an all or nothing campaign, so one dollar short and the post-production does not get financed.
The most valuable thing you can do is participate. That means simply hitting a Facebook "Like" or following the film & producer on Twitter. You can also copy this link and send to any of your friends you think might be interested. The world might be more and more connected but it still takes passion and action to make things happen. Yours is appreciated.
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Digital download of the entire film.
DVD with bonus features: original cast auditions, interviews, deleted scenes
(optional: signed by writer/director Edgar Michael Bravo). Free download of the song "Honeybee" by Rey Villalobos.
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Receive all of the above plus: CD or digital download of the film's soundtrack. Your name in the "Special Thanks" end title credits of the film and on IMDb.
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Receive all of the above plus: A donation will be made in your name. 4 VIP tickets to the Los Angeles premiere seated with the cast, director and producer. (travel and lodging expenses not provided)
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- (60 days)