About this project
"The cracking pavement, has been the wave meant to bring me to your door."
Aurora, Patsy and Yun, three singer-songwriters struggling amongst the gritty streets of Hollywood, are all strangers unknowingly connected by their love and need for music. String Theory follows them individually until their lives intersect for a brief moment that changes each in a profound way.
"The rhymes I spit like fire, from ashes I will rise."
At the very core of String Theory lies the music. It's what Aurora, Patsy and Yun use to cope and get through their daily trials. They don't write and play music because they want to be rock stars. They do it because it's their way of dealing with the world around them.
"The string's are breaking, the world's remaking it."
In addition to filming amongst iconic places in and around Hollywood, we are taking a unique approach to the production of String Theory's music.
Each artist will be recorded live, on location singing to special click tracks that they will hear through spy earpieces. This will allow them to harmonize and perfectly sync with each other, despite being apart and recorded at different times. Our approach will require a lot of rehearsal, not to mention some fancy equipment. But the result will be beautiful, honest and in the moment recordings that heighten the emotion of the piece. The final product will not only score our film but also be available as a four song EP on iTunes.
OUR AMAZING CAST
ABRAHAM BENRUBI (E.R., Parker Lewis, U-Turn, Robot Chicken) as PATSY
PAULINA CERRILLA (Season 3 of NBC's The Voice) as AURORA
THIEN NGUYEN as YUN
"Soulful...gutteral...visceral..." the music of String Theory is the main character, weaving and guiding the paths of the three protagonists to each other and the next step of their lives.
WHY DONATE TO US?
String Theory is not only a film, it is a multi media project. We will be creating a four song EP to release on iTunes. Our movie posters will venture into a new area of media, the cinemagraph (see one directly above this section). We'll keep our community involved in the entire process by documenting it, broadcasting a live U-stream event, releasing a music video (June 3rd), tweeting/Vine-ing from set and sending unique, one-of-a-kind images from our production. All of this will culminate in a live concert/screening event for those who donate at the higher levels. We want to envelope our audience in the entire world we are creating, making them a part of it. Not just a film, an EP, a cinemagraph...String Theory is an event, an experience all it's own.
WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?
There are many elements that need to come together in order to produce String Theory. Here is a quick look at some of our major budget bullet points (not included in this list but in the budget are miscellaneous items like feeding our crew, SAG-AFTRA payments, parking, Kickstarter and Amazon fees, etc.):
Art Department (props, set dressing and construction) $4,750
Special effects shots (slow motion camera tech, two guitars and prop glass panels for breaking) - $3,000
Equipment (camera, sound, lighting) $6,000
Locations & Operations (site rentals, permits, etc) $8,200
We also have union cast (and a script that includes stunts and multiple guitars), a crew and a mass of extras to feed plus parking to acquire. Publicity, permits, security...the numbers add up quickly. Many people are chipping in their time and equipment to make String Theory a reality. But for a production that takes place in the highly regulated and iconic (i.e. not cheap) locations around Hollywood, we need your help.
We have several perks at the same donation level but with different items attached. At the higher donation levels, many of these perks become bundled. Some our more unique perks are outlined below:
Digital downloads of all of the original music.
Hero props from our shoot, including a beautiful, fully functional and signed guitar.
Personalized cinemagraphs (see the moving poster image above for an example).
VIP screening and cocktails with our team.
String Theory branded guitar picks or pick necklaces.
Fuji Instax Wide resin mounted triptych's from our production.
Check out the column to your right. We have perks at all levels and are really excited about them. Look below for some visual examples.
MEET THE TEAM
Our team is a family of amazing creatives that has been collaborating, developing and producing projects for several years. We have an amazing rhythm together that makes us far more than the sum of our parts.
Contact for all production inquiries.
Contact for PR and online content inquiries.
Our team will only continue to grow and we will keep you updated as it happens.
"The string's connected, the light's reflected in."
We are now connected to you. Please help us spread the word across social networks. Tell your friends. Your family. Your coworkers. Have them check out our Kickstarter campaign. Every click on this page, every share is immensely helpful to us. Thank you.
Risks and challenges
Since much of our film takes place in the streets of Hollywood, we will need to have permits and crowd control firmly in place. Many things can happen if not handled properly. But, we plan to follow all the rules and make sure all our i's are dotted and our t's are crossed. Permits, security, a great production team...these are all ways we plan to manage the chaos.
The approach to our music recording in itself will be tricky. We need to disguise the ear pieces feeding the performers their click tracks. We have tested a special set of earphones for the music video and feel very confident that we can pull it off.
As with anything, we could encounter the unforeseeable (earthquakes, riots, frogs raining down on us). But we have a solid plan b, and in some cases, plan c. Insurance, back up locations...we are planners.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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