We’ve just finished shooting “Love and War” a short film set during World War One and the 1920s. We shot on location in Thurston County, WA and the Seattle area. This was done with a small, talented, and fiercely dedicated crew, with mostly donated time and equipment. However, we did rack up some bills that we now have to pay. And there are some costs for post-production that we have to cover.
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The story of “Love and War” unfolds across two parallel storylines: one in the trenches of World War I and the other in the trenches of romance in the 1920s. In a muddy hole in war-torn Europe our hero suffers a wound and laments a lost love, and back stateside in a swanky ‘20s lounge he battles back and forth with various women. He’s a lover and a fighter, damaged but determined. With the help of a beautiful young nurse he heals and returns to the front to face his fate.
I feel blessed and lucky to be working with the following talented actors:
Bjorn plays Rafe, the lead role, a lover and a fighter, damaged but determined.
The lovely and brilliant Rachel Smart plays Ophelia, a WWI nurse, a tender spirit, caring yet somewhat exasperated by the violent games boys play, wounded but not completely hardened by the atrocities of war.
Aaron plays John, Rafe's friend who fights alongside him and offers mostly sympathetic, but somewhat aloof advice.
And a slew of other superstars...
We have an amazing team working on this production.
Yours truly. I've been some kind of artist all my life. I love telling stories and I love the variety of creative work that filmmaking allows me to do. The last film I wrote and directed, Tex: Vampire Hunter, played in film festivals in the US and overseas.
Cinematography: Alex Meader and Connor Hair
One could not ask for a better pair of genius kids with cameras than these two. I’ve worked multiple times with Connor and Alex on other projects, and they consistently turn out beautiful, professional imagery.
Art Direction: Jessica Welker
Jessica has a keen eye for set design and props. Much of the look and feel of this film is due to her hard work and attention to detail.
And a bevy of other geniuses...
So you know what your contributions are paying for, here's a summarized budget.
Thanks for reading and thanks for your support. I'll be posting updates in the coming days and weeks, so check back often. More news, info, and pictures are available at my blog: http://www.filthyandcomplicated.com
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