WHO'S TREVOR UNDI?
Trevor Undi is a British/Canadian director, photographer and writer based in New York City. Since 1999, he has worked on over 25 feature films, commercials, music videos and television series as a production coordinator, assistant director, development executive and creative producer, as well as directed short content and music videos for a variety of international artists.
Trevor has worked on a number of major motion pictures with a diverse group of artists and filmmakers including Keanu Reeves, Will Smith, Jennifer Connelly, Wesley Snipes, in the production of the Blade series, as well as apprenticed with writer/director Scott Derrickson on feature films such as The Exorcism of Emily Rose for Sony Pictures, and The Day The Earth Stood Still for 20th Century Fox. He has worked in development, production shooting and post production on feature projects and television series from all major studios and networks including Warner Bros, Sony, Paramount, Disney, Dreamworks and NBC/Universal.
Recently, Trevor associate produced the feature film “Henry’s Crime” starring Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan, shot in New York City which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As a screenwriter, his first feature-length screenplay was a finalist at the 2011 Gotham International Film Festival in New York.
Find Trevor at: trevorundi.com, Facebook and Twitter.
HOW LONG IS THE MOVIE?
Approximately 30-40 minutes. We are filming 9 video segments (at approximately 3-4 minutes each) with interludes and and and intro/outro book ending the movie.
WILL IT BE RELEASED IN THEATERS?
That largely depends on your support. The film is meant for theatrical presentation first and will screen the international film festival circuit when it is completed. For that reason, the film will be shot using high definition cameras for large screen exhibition.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT FOR 80K?
We are resourceful filmmakers. However, despite all the incredible technologies available nowadays, the undertaking of producing a film, particularly one of this nature with such visual content and music licensing, can be rather expensive.
We have a very ambitious budget for what we're doing and have structured it in a way that allows us to produce the movie in each of their individual segments, the same way we would approach making a series of music videos.
We will be absolutely thrilled to reach our goal because it means we can get to work right away! However, it doesn’t stop there... We want to keep our backers involved and rewards going the entire length of our fundraising period so we can get all the resources we need to make this film truly sensational. The more donations we receive, the more incredible this film becomes. It's that simple. And it will happen solely as a result of YOU and your contributions!!
WHERE ARE THE FUNDS GOING?
All of the funds raised for the Kymera Project are going directly into the production and post production of the film itself.
We are budgeting each of the segments as individual music video segments and as such, some of the segments will be more costly than others based on the visual content, locations and production design. We also have to budget for music licensing. Some of our music will be created for the film and some we will have to acquire master and publishing licenses from the various entities that hold them.
This project has a lot of visual and design elements to it which is another area where funds will be used. The more financing we can raise, the more amazing this film will become!
WHAT WILL THE REWARDS LOOK LIKE?
Sweet!! We promise that all our reward items, large and small, digital and physical, and all the little things our design team whips up, will be created with passion and style. If they're not, send them back to us for a full refund. Just kidding. No refunds.
WHAT IS "KYMERA REMIXED"?
The film is being made for theatrical presentation, however there is also an online release where viewers have direct access to the music, sound bites and video content from the film to RE-CUT and REMIX their own version of the film and create their own Visual Mixtape. Kickstarter backers have first access to that material.
Perogy Cat Art by Gareth Gaudin
- Creator/Director: Trevor Undi
- Producers: Trevor Undi, Sean Barney, Andre Szyszkowski, Jessica Lowe,
- Executive Producer (and Spiritual Leader): Blair Dunlop
- Executive Producer: Dan Kilker
- Additional Producers: Matt Feldman, Mitch Strasnov, Patricia Dillon, Luam Keflezgy, Peelahr Moore
- Music Curator/Supervision: Matt FX Feldman (Read about Matt in Billboard)
- Choreographer: LUAM KEFLEZGY
- Timelapse Cinematographer: Josh Owens [mindrelic]
Thank you for your support and for looking through our project.
This is a concept that has been milling about in my mind for nearly a decade. I have always felt that music has a rare power to move people's emotions in a way that nothing else can. Movies do the same but with a different investment on the viewers part. Many music videos have traditionally been in aid of promoting an artist, an album or both, for the purposes of generating more record sales. The mission behind this is to try and marry the two mediums and truly meet them both in the middle. If we can do that, I think we'll not only be experiencing something even more emotionally engaging, but we'll also be pushing both music video and narrative films closer to how we really experience music. There is so much magic in filmmaking, and this project is about focusing that magic directly on bringing the music to life.
If you have any other questions for us, just send us a message! You can also reach us online at kymera.tv.
Thanks for getting involved and supporting The Kymera Project! We really appreciate your support and contributions.