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About

If you had seven minutes with someone you’ve loved and lost, how would you spend it?

Years after being separated by suicide in high school, a woman encounters her first boyfriend in a fleeting moment of pain and love. 

Set to the titular classical piece by Camille Saint-Saëns, our short film Danse Macabre explores the rawness and complexities of grief living with the suicide of a loved one, and serves as a reminder that just because closure is elusive does not mean we can't find meaning and connection in our own lives again.

We plan to film in Long Island, New York--where the story took place, so to speak (see Creator's Statement below for more on that) at the end of August, with both local talent and our lead actors coming in from LA. We're all ready to rock and create a unique, ambitious, and poignant film. But we need your help to make it!!

More about that "we": We've intentionally assembled a talented crew that is diverse not only in professional experience, but in genders, backgrounds, and abilities, for a range of voices and input; in fact, more than three-quarters of our predominantly female-led team identifies with one or more groups typically underrepresented in film production, including team members who identify as female, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and/or neurodivergent. We are also operating with a Shabbat-observant production schedule, to accommodate the religious needs of some of our key crew. Whew!

We have partnered up with mental health professionals, as well as relevant local non-profits, such as Long Island's COPE Foundation and Association for Mental Health and Wellness, as well as arranging fiscal sponsorship to accept tax-deductible/in-kind donations outside of the Kickstarter campaign through JenLA (Jewish Entertainment Network of Los Angeles), to make sure we do this as sensitively and responsibly as possible. Together, we're committed to bringing to life an empathetic and introspective dialogue on suicide and mental health, not only for those who struggle with suicidal thoughts and/or mental health issues of any kind, but survivors and their family and friends as well. These conversations are still largely considered taboo in general conversation, which leaves countless people burdened needlessly with grief, isolation, and possibly even thoughts of self-harm, unable to connect with other people on these widely shared experiences. We hope to facilitate empathy, community, and connection through art, centered around a very personal experience.



Creator’s Statement

Four days into my junior year of high school, my first boyfriend, Andy, took his own life.

We were sixteen years old.

With the most recent anniversary of his passing, I realized that this is the last year he will have been alive longer than he’s been gone. This film is an imagining of my first encounter with him since his passing, inspired by dreams I had both in the time following his death, and more recently, since starting work on the film itself.

Of primary importance to me is the honesty inherent in every aspect of the production. It is a raw, real look into the unfortunate and increasingly societally-relevant effects of survivor’s guilt and the complicated emotions involved in the grieving process. As such, I’m pushing myself to include as much of my own unadulterated thoughts and feelings towards Andy, his decision, and what I’ve experienced in the aftermath as possible. 

To this end, it is crucial that Danse Macabre stand on its own merits as a work of art, first and foremost, and second, as an educational tool. That’s not to say that the educational aspect of the project is secondary in importance, but that the artistic integrity of the piece is paramount in its potential educational value. No one likes to be “taught at”, “educated at”. I know, from my own personal experiences, that those who have no interest in educational media such as documentaries or educational films may indeed respond significantly better to media that is engaging, entertaining, and powerful—media that leaves its viewers to find conclusions for themselves. Danse Macabre has the potential to help SO many people struggling with any of these issues who may not tend to respond to more outwardly “educational” resources, in addition to standing on its own as a beautiful and poignant film.

My own mental health journey, and my ability to create this film itself, are prime examples of this—because I am one of those people . I found myself at a crossroads just a few months ago. I was feeling the familiar hopelessness tangled with a desire for things to be better and to enjoy my life. Not knowing what would help me, as has been my default state of existence for the past nearly two full decades. But wouldn’t you know—it was exactly then that an episode of Rachel Bloom’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend aired that featured the musical number, “Antidepressants Are So Not A Big Deal”—and for whatever reason, that did it for me. I’d tried a number of treatments (including antidepressants) over the years and was skeptical as to the efficacy of yet another. But not even two weeks later I was already feeling my body and brain respond to the combination of medication and therapy in ways they hadn’t before, and within a few days of that I began to work on this film. I finally found the specific treatment that *I* needed. Would I have gotten the treatment I needed without this show? Maybe. But maybe not. And I can’t discount its role in allowing me to finally enjoy my life again.

I am in communication with Andy’s family, as well as with some of our other friends and classmates, and they are on board and enthusiastic about the idea. There is a good amount of potential interest and support from local and national mental health advocacy and suicide prevention/awareness organizations, and we will be taking full advantage of potential community support by filming on Long Island, where we both grew up.

While I am conscious of not wanting to glorify one of the most painful experiences a person can create for those around them, I also don’t want to hush it away and pretend it doesn’t exist. I felt extremely alone in the aftermath of Andy’s suicide and felt like I wouldn’t be able to find anyone who could really relate to what I, specifically, was going through. But even through simply telling people about the film I’m working on, I’ve already found people with similar experiences to my own—people who have, more often than not, expressed that they’ve never shared their full story with anyone else before.

With the visible rise of massacres in the U.S. involving young people with most of their lives ahead of them—as both perpetrators AND victims—grief, shock from sudden loss, and survivor’s guilt are all things that NEED to be addressed more visibly. I don’t want anyone to feel as isolated as I did, and I know not everyone responds to tragedy with the same resolve to not succumb to their pain themselves as I did, as did THREE survivors of school shootings within the span of ONE WEEK this past March—the same week I decided to make this film. I want to normalize this experience so we can minimize it—if we can’t eradicate it, we can at least validate the experiences of those who have lived it.

Thank you for taking this journey with me, and for helping create, from darkness and tragedy, beauty and hope.

Melanie Ehrlich

Creator / Writer / Executive Producer, Danse Macabre

Rewards--for YOU!

Yes, you! We've put together some cool rewards as sincere thanks to YOU for helping us make this a reality--including VIP access to behind-the-scenes footage, inclusion on our website for everyone to see, and even opportunities to be involved in the filmmaking process yourself!


Meet our team!

Our Creator/Writer, Executive Producer, and Lead Actor​: Melanie Ehrlich

Melanie Ehrlich is a New York-born actor and filmmaker based in LA. Melanie plays Helen in ​THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST​, winner of the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and has also appeared on Netflix's ​THE OA,​ AwesomenessTV's ​MY DEAD EX​, Ryan Murphy's ​FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN​, FX's LEGION​, and in Alexander Payne's ​DOWNSIZING​. A voice actor as well, Melanie can be heard as Vella Wilde, the lead female protagonist in surreal RPG YIIK,​ as well as a number of characters in Disney Junior's ​P. KING DUCKLING​ and Adult Swim Games'BATTLE CHEF BRIGADE​. Melanie is the owner/head producer of LTM Productions, a full-service production company that specializes in voiceover production for animation and video games. Under the LTM moniker, she fully cast and directed the voice acting for the game ​NORSE NOIR​, notable for including veteran voice actors from games like ​LEAGUE OF LEGENDS​, ​GRAND THEFT AUTO V​, SUPER SMASH BROS.​, and ​BIOSHOCK INFINITE​ alongside up-and-coming voiceover talent.

Why is this project meaningful to you?

I have been struggling with grief and survivor’s guilt from the suicide of my first boyfriend, Andrew, for nearly half of my lifetime. I felt for too long like I had no one to talk to who would understand what I was feeling or experiencing, and it has impacted every area of my life and development ever since. It is only now, having finally found the right treatment for my own mental health after decades of struggling with depression and anxiety, that I am able not only to find joy in my life after years suffocated by darkness, but to even make this film. It has been just as difficult as it is healing, but my hope is that it can provide some insight and empathy to others, whether they are struggling with suicidal or depressive thoughts or know someone who is or who has, and let them know that they are NOT alone. If I can bring even a few people some of the relief I so desperately would’ve wanted in the aftermath of this incredibly traumatic experience, I will consider it a success.

Our Director: Leah Gottfried

Leah is an award-winning director, writer, producer and actor, and founder of Dignity Entertainment - a full-service production company dedicated to creating meaningful visual content. She is the creator of the hit comedic web series ​SOON BY YOU,​ which centers on young Orthodox Jews dating in NYC and currently has over 1m views on YouTube, as well as the creator and first graduate of the Film Studies program at Stern College for Women. Her short film THE SETUP won Best Short Film at the Washington Jewish Film Festival and has screened in numerous film festivals all around the world.

Why is this project meaningful to you? 

I’ve always been drawn to stories that were about more than just entertaining. Film is such a beautiful medium for giving people a place to feel less alone, that’s what it’s done for me and as a filmmaker, I want to do that for others. Mental health affects all of us and for those particularly struggling with it, this film will be a much-needed light of hope, reminding you are not alone.

Our Editor: Natalie Procter

Natalie is the co-creator of That’s Gay, an LGBTQ comedy news segment that challenges the often clueless media portrayal of LGBTQ stereotypes. On That’s Gay, she supervised the full post-production process, including editing, audio finishing, and color correction, and led concept development, graphics, storytelling, and delivery of the show for air. Natalie’s editing experience also includes serving as lead editor for the half-hour show Infomania, a weekly satirical news show, as well as freelance editing work for the comedy website Funny or Die and rock band The Scissor Sisters.  

Why is this project meaningful to you? 

I currently work as a mental health clinician with clients who struggle with severe mental illness, many of whom have survived a teenage suicide attempt or who know someone who has not survived. It is something that is not addressed as purposefully as possible in the media, and we are still afraid to discuss suicide. The most likely response to a suicidal threat from a teenager is NOTHING. We need to raise awareness around this subject and normalize it to the extent that people feel comfortable discussing it with the children, their friends, and their peers. Working on this film will afford me the opportunity to be part of the solution in a delightfully creative way.

Our Art Director: M.W Leitzel

M.W Leitzel (aka Oponok) is a visual storyteller whose video and design work has appeared on CNN, Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW, Time Magazine, the Boston International Film Festival and various film festivals and galleries across the country. He has worked with clients such as Dreamworks, Fox, Sony, SEGA, Ford, and many more. Additionally, he has worked with local organizations and mentorship programs to bring the arts to those who need it most in the community.

Why is this project meaningful to you? 

There are so many people who suffer silently, and yet many more who won’t get the help they call for, time and time again, before it’s too late. Art not only helps survivors heal, but by being able to provoke questions and emotions that resonate in our past experiences, we might find ourselves more willing to extend a hand to those who need it most.

Our Music Director/Score Arranger: Jay Tholen

Jay is a game designer, artist, and composer who lives in Braunschweig, Germany with his wife and doggie. Jay is the lead designer of indie adventure games Dropsy and Hypnospace Outlaw. He's also a prolific solo musician and has released almost 30 genre bending art-rock EPs and LPs over the last 12 years.

Why is this project meaningful to you? 

I only work on creative projects that can make someone’s life better for having experienced them. Danse Macabre is very much this kind of project. The whole thing has me super jazzed: The script is great, Melanie is cool, I get to arrange an incredible piece of music, AND I get to use video game sounds. (Tastefully implemented, of course.) For real though, I’m honored that Melanie has entrusted me with scoring a work that is this intensely personal and can’t wait to begin working with her and her team.

Our Production Manager: Jen Brucker

Jen is a full-time Project Management professional and aspiring actor. She is a Jen-of-All-Trades; having worked in retail, Broadcast Terrestrial Radio, Pharmaceutical Research. Feature Film PA and Marketing Manager for a Fitness Education Company. She has lived in 10 states, everywhere from Brooklyn to LA (proudly Bi-Coastal) and everywhere in between, but her heart belongs to Southern California. When she is not organizing the world around her, she is polishing up her VO reel, building her website, working on the launch of a blog/podcast with a friend and studying graphic design.

Our Production Coordinator: Gabrielle Keller

Gabrielle Keller is a Long Island born producer, writer, and actor currently based in NYC. She recently graduated a year early from Emerson College with a BA in Visual Media Arts. Her concentrations included writing and producing for television with an interest in acting for TV. Gabrielle has been a Logistics Executive Producer for The Dish and a Technical Executive Producer for EVVY nominated for Outstanding Studio News Show Beantown Beat. She has acted as a lead in many student short films such as Grow Up, Manicure, Wheels of Misfortune, Roommate,and Dead Wrong and is now venturing into the commercial and television scene.

Why is this project meaningful to you?

When I first heard about the mission of this project and the story that was being told I was immediately hooked. For a very long time in my life, I unknowingly dealt with anxiety and depression. I still do, but it took years for me to become aware of what it was I was dealing with and how to take care of myself. It’s still a struggle. Had I not been so influenced by the stigma of mental illness when I was younger I may have been able to start handling it a lot sooner. I thought it was weak to get medication and to seek help. I thought I had to fix myself on my own. Luckily I eventually became surrounded by people who knew that there was nothing wrong with medication and supported me. I would also hope that this project can show how important it is to really listen when someone is reaching out and asking for help. There have been times in my life when I tried reaching out to people I felt close to and was dismissed because I never showed that side of me before. This film isn’t just for people experiencing anxiety/depression, but those that surround them as well.

Our Crowdfunding Manager: Tim Rodriguez

Tim has been involved with interactive digital and industrial design for over 20 years and found his niche in game development. He is also a publisher, voice actor, musician, and crowdfunding veteran, having run and/or contributed material to 10+ successful Kickstarter campaigns. He has been recognized on the Games 100 list for his work in board games and is a judge and curator for multiple game festivals. 

Why is this project meaningful to you?

Many of my best friends deal with mental health issues and so this story hits very close to home for me. As someone who does not personally deal with depression or suicidal thoughts, I feel it’s my own personal responsibility to listen to these experiences and learn how I can help support those who do.

Our Story Supervisor: Josh Burgess

Josh is a writer, voice actor, and professional D&D Dungeon Master living in Brooklyn, NY. His current project is “Cybergoths vs Big Gay Dragons,” an LGBT+ and Disability Inclusive Sci-Fi Podcast: www.biggaydragons.com

Why is this project meaningful to you?

Suicide has taken two people who were very close to me. There is very little responsible, respectful, realistic, or even safe media representation of mentally ill people, suicidal people, and their survivors, let alone when those identities overlap. I’ve always found my own experiences too raw to make art from, so I jumped at the chance to help make this project be one that is doing it right, and to use art to help both the audience and us artists, with healing.

Our Supervising Producer: Grace Sin

Grace is a producer, director, and voice actor for animation and games. Her work in children’s media has been recognized by the Parent’s Choice Awards, the Webby Awards, and have been included in Apple’s App Store Best of Year selection.

These are just a few among our awesome ranks--see our full team here: http://www.dansemacabrethefilm.com/about/cast

Social Media

Stay up to date on our progress by following us on social media! One of the biggest themes of this whole project is connection, so we want to hear from you--feel free to reach out. We'd love to hear some of YOUR stories and what this project means to you! Or just check us out for pre-production and on-set content as the project moves forward!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dansefilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dansefilm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dansefilm


FAQ

Why isn't the film listed as a reward?

Totally reasonable question! The answer is primarily that we want to underpromise and overdeliver. We are still working out some logistics in terms of licensing, film festival eligibility, music rights, distribution, and other issues that all impact the specifics of when, where, and how we can publicly release or even screen the film. That said, the whole point of making this film is so people can see it, so we are of course making every effort to have it as widely available as possible when all is said and done! We just don't want to make any premature promises that we inadvertently end up being unable to keep. That being said, we’ll let ALL backers know if and when the film does become publicly available through the Kickstarter messaging system.

Risks and challenges

We've set ourselves an ambitious timeline, which everyone is onboard for and fully committed to. The biggest risk for us is actually funding. Movies cost a lot of money to make, and we're not pulling punches here.

Also: We've created and revised our budget continually as our production needs have become more clear, and our current budget sits at about $36,000 (including crowdfunding fees). We are setting our goal here for $26,000 and our goal is to account for the remainder of our expenses with in-kind donations and private donations, both of which we are able to accept as tax-deductible donations with fiscal sponsorship through JenLA (Jewish Entertainment Network of LA). If we don't secure the difference, we will still be able to make the film with just the funds we get from our crowdfunding campaign!! but we will most likely need to do another round of fund raising for post-production expenses (including festival and marketing expenses) before the film can be released to the public. But regardless, to be clear--we CAN and WILL make this film if we reach our goal!!!

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    Executive Producer

    I'll be frank: If you're contributing $10,000 to our project, you're contributing to this project's success in a major way that we want everyone to recognize.

    In addition to ALL of the previous rewards, you will receive credit on the film of EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (right alongside Melanie herself), a PRIVATE PRODUCTION MEETING with Melanie to discuss how YOU can leave YOUR mark on the film (perhaps a special prop of your choosing, a character name significant to you...?), an exclusive SET VISIT including a personal meet-and-greet with cast & crew, a Guest Of Honor invite to our WRAP PARTY, and a PERSONALIZED MUG with artwork custom-designed by our art director, M.W Leitzel.

    (Please note: Filming/set visit is slated to take place in LONG ISLAND, NY; wrap party will be held in LONG ISLAND, NY at the conclusion of filming; all backers are responsible for their own transportation for all rewards. One-on-one production meeting can be conducted via video call if backer does not reside in LA.)

    Includes:
    • Video High Five
    • BTS access
    • Digital Poster Art
    • Digital Postcard
    • Stretch Goal Unlocks
    • Personal Shout Out In Our Thank-You Video
    • Personal Thank-You Video
    • Exclusive Wrap Party Invitation
    • Personalized Mug
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Set Visit
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