My name is John Denton, I'm the Writer/Director of 'ANSONIA'-- this film is about a twenty-something year old who, after suffering from a mental breakdown, must return to his hometown of Ansonia, Connecticut in order to find meaning to his life again.
Hm, okay, can I hear more?
Well, when I was in my teenage years I felt as though I had no direction in life and had no idea what I wanted to do. All of my friends were getting ready to go off to college and I was still stuck trying to figure out what I was meant to do in this world--- then came my 18th birthday when I came across Zach Braff's GARDEN STATE (2004) and it completely changed my life; I wanted to become a filmmaker, it was my calling in life-- so I told myself that I would make a film that would inspire someone like GARDEN STATE did for me.
Cool story John, but how far are you production wise?
Well, we have casted our lead actors, hired crew, and have garnered the support of the city of Ansonia so that we're all set to shoot on June 22, 2014-- everything is 100% happening.
So, you might be wondering what we need your help for...
I want to use this to give everyone a chance to be apart of something truly special-- even though this film is happening, I wanted to let people know exactly what goes into making a film and make them feel as though they're apart of this every step of the way. Your contributions will pay our actors, feed our cast and crew, help us with housing during the two months in CT, and make this film go without a hitch.
What if I can't contribute to you right now?
We understand how hard it is in this economy, but your support would mean the world to us-- even if that means you give us $1 and leave a Comment on our page to boost activity. Anything helps.
Also the biggest concern is that some people don't have money to pay right now-- here's a section from Kickstarter's FAQ page:
"When is my card charged?
If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged.
If you've backed a project that is still live and are seeing a charge on your bank statement, what you are likely seeing is a temporary authorization of funds. The time it takes for an authorization to clear varies on the bank, but typically takes 1 - 3 days. You will not be charged until the project you backed has ended successfully."
So, you won't be charged until our 30 days are up and we've successfully reached our goal.
As you can see, we're working extremely hard on this and would love it if you joined us on this journey.
THANK YOU and we look forward to your contributions-- stay tuned for more updates as well as new incentives along the way!
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign, meaning; if we don't reach our goal then we don't get any funding and we'll be set back and on an uncomfortably tight budget.
After we have received funding, everything will move forward at great momentum. We will be able to pay for sets as well as for the necessary permits required. Everything is ready to go as soon as we've hit our goal.
With all of the attention this film has been generating, it'd be a dream come true to see this film happen and to give this small town a voice.
BOOK OF SECRETS//All of the above mentioned PLUS a link to a digital screening of the film, a production book featuring notes from the Director's notebook, storyboards, and a physical copy of the script.
PRODUCT PLACEMENT// ALL of the above mentioned, PLUS, you could send us an item (within good taste) to be seen, worn, used, in the film! we'll pay for the shipping and send it back to you after it's filmed.
(No visible name brands unless you own the rights to the product)