The Spinster is a short film that will appeal to fans of horror films, thrillers, films with strong female characters and of course, to cyclists. It also celebrates the bicycle community, on and behind the camera. The film was written, produced and directed by Kristin Tieche.
We filmed The Spinster in November/December of 2012 in San Francisco, and our goal is to complete the film by end of summer 2013. Shooting a film is a major milestone in the filmmaking process, but you’re only about a third of the way there.
In order to get The Spinster completed by the end of the summer, we need post-production funds, including editing, color correction, motion graphic design, sound design, special effects and music. Then, once the film is completed, we will need to produce The Spinster DVDs. Finally, we need to pay festival fees so we can share The Spinster with a global audience. Through this campaign, we’re asking to raise a minimum of $8,500 for post production costs to complete the film.
With $10,000, we can print the DVDs and deliver The Spinster right to your door. With $12,000 The Spinster can travel to some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals.
The good news is that The Spinster has fiscal sponsorship through Empowerment Works, and therefore has 501(c)3 status, making your pledge a tax-deductible donation!
Risks and challenges
If we receive the minimum goal, we will still have to fundraise in order to produce the DVDs and enter the film into festivals. But raising $8,500 in 30 days is going to be a challenge in itself! So we really need your help in spreading the word about The Spinster's Kickstarter campaign.
If we only raise the minimum amount of funds, we'll most likely hold additional fundraising events in San Francisco, drawing upon the support of the local community.
Also, there are ALWAYS snafus in filmmaking, and often technical difficulties will arise, and the post-production process may take longer than expected. Luckily, we're starting this process early in 2013 and our goal of finishing by end of summer gives us a generous amount of time. So we are prepared to keep plugging away until the red carpet is rolling out for The Spinster!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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