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Plot: Two streams of consciousness come together in Bobst Library as a young girl, lonely and unsure, and an inquisitive boy strike up a conversation and find strange solace in each other. Helicopter is inspired by writing by Tao Lin. You can watch a "rough draft" of the project by clicking HERE.

Our entire cast and crew are volunteering their time and effort to create this project, which has been in the works since last year! We're a mix of Gallatin and Tisch students all dedicated to the arts, perfecting their crafts, and learning new skills in the industry (just click their names for links to some of their awesome work, or if they don't have one just trust that they're rad a f!). Everyone on board has worked on a plethora of productions both big and small, has a great deal of talent, and believes wholeheartedly in this project!

ANNOUNCING THE CAST: 

GIRL: SAMI CAVESTANI (NYU LIBERAL STUDIES) 

BOY: RANDALL PALMER (NYU TISCH) 

Here is a breakdown of how the funds raised will be used:

Camera Equipment: $1,200
G & E: $400
Insurance: $250
Craft (food): $400
Art Direction: $100
Transportation: $250
Post Production: $500
Misc: $100

THE PEOPLE MAKING THIS COME TOGETHER:
(Click their names to view some of their work)

KIT ZAUHAR: Writer/Director/Editor

ANDREW NADKARNI: Producer

WILL TAVLIN: Script editor/associate producer

OWEN SMITH-CLARK: Director of Photography

 TYLER MITCHELL: Assistant Camera

KATELYN REBELO: 2nd AC

VANESSA MENDAL: AD

EMMA ORLOW & TYLER MCGILLIVARY: Costume Design  

ANNA SIFTAR: Production Design 

SAM WOLFF & EMILIE WILDE & MARY CLARE PLASCHKE: G and E

KATIE SADLER: Sound 

TIMOTHY ERBACH: Soundtrack/Music 

HOLLY PRUNER: Casting director

DEREK ZHENG: Promotional artist:

Risks and challenges

-We're students, so the possibility of someone dropping out of the project is a possibility, though I assure everyone that at the moment all crew members on board are dedicated to the making this happen!

-Production delays could include: traffic to a set and bad weather during our ferry scene. If this happens, we have scheduled an extra day the weekend of the shoot specifically for pick-ups.

-We may need extra transportation that has not been budgeted in. If worse comes to worse my parents will come help us out (Thanks, Mom and Dad!).

-If we do not get enough donuts the crew might be hungry. If this happens, Kit has a meal plan and will use it to buy the crew food.

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    Special thanks in the credits.

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    A lil' EP of exclusive, original songs off the soundtrack + Special thanks in the credits

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    NEW PERK JUST ADDED:
    A dope dope big sticker of the Helicopter poster design! Perfect for a laptop, folder, wallet, ANYTHING.

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    An exclusive download of the finished film before it's released to the public + A lil' EP of exclusive songs off the soundtrack + Special thanks in the credits

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    NEW PERK: A one-on-one Photobooth modeling lesson with professional Photobooth model, Kit Zauhar (check out her work at kitzauhar.com) + digital download of the film+special thanks in the credits. Claim it while you can.

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    A zine made by everyone on the crew featuring pictures, diary entries, a sticker sheet, and a one-of-a-kind polaroid picture from the set! + Exclusive download of the film + Lil' EP + Special thanks

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    A t-shirt with a very dope design on it from the film + Exclusive download of the film + Lil' EP + Special thanks

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    A love poem/rap/letter of adoration typed out on a typewriter from Kit, the writer/director, to you, a loved one, a hated one, ANYONE. + Exclusive download + Lil' EP + Special thanks

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    A magical jacket made by Phantasm Clothing (instagram: @phantasmclothing), customized for you! + Exclusive download + Lil' EP + Special thanks

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    If you live/will be in New York: Kit will make dinner for you (she is a pretty good cook!) + Exclusive download + Lil' EP + Special thanks

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    The Helicopter Deluxe Package: A handwritten thank you note from me with a poem waxing on your utter beauty + T-shirt + Poster + Exclusive download + Lil' EP + Special thanks

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    Associate Producer Package: Your name as an associate producer in the credits + A home-cooked dinner/karaoke with Kit + A handwritten thank you note from me with a poem waxing on your utter beauty + T-shirt + Poster + Exclusive download + Lil' EP + Kit will love you forever

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    Executive Producer Package: Your name as an executive producer in the credits + Kit will write you a rap, record it, and send it to you + The viewing party will be hosted in your honor + T-shirt + Poster + Exclusive download + Lil' EP + Kit will make a shrine of you and pray to you every night

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