A collection of ideas, people, and moments that we think embody the beauty of existence. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 29, 2012.
About this project
TO EXIST was created with the philosophy that life is a matter of perspective. The film simply explores the question of what it means to exist and lead a fulfilling life. We looked back at all of our most beautiful experiences and interesting moments and compiled a list with the intention of capturing them all on film. To Exist is mostly scripted reenactments of those inspirations and milestones, but also a true documentation of the ongoing beauty of daily life.
So we gathered some equipment, booked our trips, and set out on a month-long journey that started in Lillian, Alabama and will end in New York City. As we write this, we're sitting in the town of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, resting from a day of shooting, ready to get up and start again tomorrow. We've shot a lot of good material, but we're not done yet, and we've got quite a bit to go, including an entire soundtrack to score to the film.
We've personally produced the film, and there's still more money that needs to be spent. So what we're asking of you is to help us break even with our costs so we can enter the film in to various festivals and provide you with the opportunity to see To Exist for yourself.
Shandy would be proud if you helped us out and supported our film.
Holden and Cody
Holden and I plan to submit this film to festivals throughout the country, as well as internationally, in hopes that it will be recognized by a large group of viewers, including yourselves.
Shandy was a young boy who died at the age of 10 due to unknown causes. He will always be remembered for his... he will be remembered.
After the film trailer finishes rolling after approximately two mintues, a scene of what seems to be a birthday party unfolds. I will not explain anything about the meaning of this scene, but I will tell you that our film truly has no comical undertones in it. The scene has absolutely nothing to do with the movie. From its cinematography to its message, the "Birthday Scene" was just a different way for Holden and I to create our promotional video asking for donations.
Pledge $1 or more
Thanks! Shandy appreciates the support. God bless him.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
Download of the Festival and Director's Cut of the film, as well as your name on the THANK YOU page on our website.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
Download of the Festival and Director's Cut of the film, as well as the original soundtrack produced by Holden Boyles, Corey Schlosser, and other great artists. Also, your name in bold, all-caps font on our THANK YOU page.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
DVD copy of the film which includes:
Interview/ Commentary by Holden and Cody,
"In Memory of Shandy Patch", and
Trailers and Past Videos from Previous Projects.
Plus all above rewards including your name on our THANK YOU page in bold, all-caps, large, red font.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
A signed copy of the DVD, your name in the credits, and a personal thank you email from Holden and Cody, plus the above rewards.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
For the beautiful donation of $250, you can be an associate producer of the film. As well as all above rewards.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
In lieu of recent events, for a whopping $500 dollars, you will granted the title of an executive producer of "To Exist." You will be given all above rewards and we will also keep you updated through the entire post-production. We will let you know what festivals we get into and any other development to our film "To Exist"Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)