We are coming to you for help telling a brand new story. This film has been percolating in our conversations, and is ready to pour out.
Our short film, Krista, begins to explore the themes and voice that the feature will embody. Last night, Krista was awarded the first ever SxSw Vimeo Staff Pick Award. We were also thrilled to celebrate the incredible talent of our lead actress, Shirley Chen, who received the Special Jury Award for Acting. Needless to say, our whole team had an incredible experience premiering the film this week for the awesome audiences down in Austin.
For the feature, we want to continue building the world that exists around Krista.
Centered around three characters, the feature picks up on Krista’s focus on finding a voice in the face of personal adversity and trauma. How does someone confront their torment and their tormentors?
What steps does it take to define one’s own identity, while navigating misaligned power dynamics? These relationships push action further from each character’s control, leaving them susceptible to broken norms. The town makes mistakes easier.
Living between the neighborhood and a digital realm presents further complication. Local and generational cultures collide, magnifying the social alienation of each character’s experiences.
The feature takes the same style and tone as the short. The action will highlight naturalistic performances, and the camera will echo that feeling by utilizing raw, energetic momentum to create the audience experience. And you better believe we will bring some grit to the soundscape.
Ornana is a fever dream of a production team. Since being named as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Indie Film in 2012, we’ve been working hard to tell new stories in a handcrafted, evolving style.
This campaign will raise the funds to finance the film's pre-production, which means things like location scouting, casting, production design, travel, etc.
Risks and challenges
A big risk on this one is stepping back into the sometimes deep dark abyss that is feature filmmaking. As we learned recently on Thunder Road, there is an innumerable amount of surprises and accidents and obstructions that spring up when tackling a bigger story. But a lot of times those accidents and surprises and obstructions give you obstacles and if you can navigate them gracefully you typically find the project elevated because of them...
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