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Jake SkrokBy Jake Skrok
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Jake SkrokBy Jake Skrok
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, May 17 2019 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Story:

For most of his life Jack knew he was going to be in this diner with Lauren, but it was supposed to be so different.


Director's Statement:

We all have an idea of how we want our lives to play out, and things that we wish we can change. Being hung up on these can lead us to lose sight of what we have in front of us.

I've often struggled with the idea of what I thought my future would be. I keep waiting to turn into an adult, to become the person I have always envisioned. I remember seeing people older than me and wanting so badly to be there, to be at a point in my life where I have it all figured out. It's only now, (when I am at a point where I thought I might have it figured out)  I am realizing no one has anything figured out. 

We're all going along trying to be a version of ourselves that we can live with: some of us still chasing a person we hope to become, others upset we aren't there yet, and a few who have accepted where we are. We are constantly in flux. But I feel the most important thing is to love yourself for who you are, accept what you can and can't change, and learn to love the chaos of it all.

Knowing will touch on the struggle of getting to a place in life and realizing it's not what you thought it would be from afar, and it focuses on a struggling relationship where one person is more emotionally invested than the other.


The Ask:

We are looking for an $8,000+ investment in order to cover production costs and to give the film the high level of craft we believe it requires and deserves. 


Why This Story?

I originally wrote this as a short story loosely based on an actual event that happened in my life. Through adapting it to a screenplay I found how connected to this story I really was, and it surprised me what I learned about myself. I know the feelings of anxiety addressed in this story are ones we all struggle with. If this film can help one other person to find solace in being lost, I will see this project as a success. 


Other Ways To Get Involved:

If you want to help out but are unable to financially, a great way is to spread the word about our campaign. So, follow our social media channels, share our project with your friends and family or anyone who you think might be interested.

Facebook/KnowingShortFilm

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The Cast:

Jack - Jack Murillo

Lauren - Kimmy Caurso 

The Waiter -  Matthew Esposito 

Budget:

Here is a breakdown of how our budget is going to be spent:

Rewards:

When you join our team and help us bring this project to life, we want to make sure you know how grateful we are. Check out what cool stuff you can get when you join our team:


Stretch Goals:

If we are able to surpass our funding goal we will have a chance to do much more with our film, so we want to give you all some cool extra rewards too.


Risks and challenges

The largest hurdle we face is this story takes place primarily all in one location, so finding the perfect one is difficult. That being said, we are fully committed to finding the best option that will work for the visuals, the story, and the budget of this short film.

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    Any donation at all is immensely helpful. Showing support on social media also goes a long way. Sharing the campaign with friends and family that might be interested in learning about the film process helps too. We plan on showing a lot of our process and we want to share and inspire as many people as we can.

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