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A story about a Jet Propulsion Lab scientist reeling from a disastrous failure & confronting the relationships he has sacrificed.
189 backers pledged $35,442 to help bring this project to life.

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THE PITCH

Osiris is a short film about a JPL scientist whose life’s work explodes in the Mars sky. After the disaster, he must confront the things he has sacrificed for the mission, and decide which is more important, his family or his ambition.

This story is about attempting great things, and falling short, and has been in development for more than a decade. It explores the creative energy needed to shoot for the stars, and the cost that this kind of attempt can take on a life.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN AT JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Osiris takes place against the backdrop of one of the most cutting edge scientific fields: unmanned space exploration.  We’ll take you behind the curtain of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and give a closer look at the people who make it possible, and the challenges they face.

To create a a true-to-life story we consulted with actual NASA scientists for insight into the work that goes into launching an unmanned probe to another planet. With their help, Osiris reveals the gripping challenges that must be overcome to successfully explore our solar system.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE TEAM

We are a team of NYC-based industry professionals out to make an independent film. We have a lot of experience making other people's movies. Now we want to make one of our own.

 Cameron Dingwall // Director

Cameron is an award-winning narrative director specializing in striking visuals and comedic flair.  His films have most recently screened at Woodstock Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Festival, and Garden State Film Fest.  Cameron is New York based, currently on roster at Coastal Productions.

 Owen Strock // Writer & Producer

Owen is a career cinematographer, a screenwriter, and New York City native. During his dozen years in the business he has lensed numerous feature docs, commercials and short films. His most recent short, Professional Cuddler, has been selected by dozens of festivals around the world and garnered 6 awards.

Narissara Thanapreechakul // Producer

Running the show is our talented and amazing producer, Narissara Thanapreechakul. We call her Nari.  Narissara Thanapreechakul is a Producer based in NYC and Bangkok. She loves good stories, creativity, art and design. She believes these are the ingredients to create amazing and inspiring work.

Liz Victorine // Head of Production, Coastal, LLC

Osiris is a Coastal Production (in association with No Vacation, LLC).  Coastal is a collective of filmmakers; directors, cinematographers, producers, editors... friends. Their team combines decades of experience, a stack of awards, and numerous festival runs. Liz & Coastal are providing a wealth of production experience & resources. But we're relying on you to help us fund it.

DON'T MISS OUT

Not only will our contributors receive exclusive swag -- but more importantly, our backers will get the chance for an exclusive first-look at the finished film.  For $50 or more, you will get a digital copy of the film.  Contributions of $250 or more have the option of receiving an invite to a private theatrical screening.

For everyone else, they will have to wait until the film has finished it's film festival circuit ... 2019 or possibly later.  So don't miss this opportunity!!!

SOME RIDICULOUS REWARDS

Osiris is a serious, compelling character drama. But Owen & Cameron are not serious or compelling people. So they are offering some pretty fun and ridiculous rewards.

'Osiris' is not just a pipe dream: the planning & pre-production is already well underway! We've begun casting, location scouting, storyboarding, and much more.  Take a look at what we've accomplished so far, and what is still left to do.

Every dollar you pledge will go towards making the rest of this timeline come to life!

$35,000 ... THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY

It seems like a lot of money to raise -- because it is!  But this is an ambitious film.

We want to make a movie that will make us proud.  And that will make YOU proud, for helping it come to life. 

Everyone on our team, and on our crew, is working at reduced rates or for free.  But we still have a lot of hard costs over a 5-day shoot, including crew, props, locations and equipment rentals.

SO WHERE EXACTLY IS MY CONTRIBUTION GOING

Where is your contribution going?  Why do we need your help?  Why do we need so much of your help?

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge with this project is going to be coordinating such an ambitious film with limited resources and limited time. Now, there is no 'typical' budget for a short film, but our challenge is to stretch our budget and create a film that is beautiful, immersive, realistic, and compelling.

We are confident that with our phenomenal team of filmmaking professionals, we will be able to create a film with outstanding production value ... but more importantly, a film that is so engrossing that you never once think about the production value :)

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    SEXY CALENDAR: FILMMAKER EDITION

    Receive a strangely sexy calendar of the writer and director, Owen & Cameron!

    For twelve months, you can stare at two out-of-shape filmmakers making fools of themselves! Receive your calendar by Christmas, and start the new year right!

    *also it would make a great gift for a friend or family member that you dislike!

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    - weirdly sexy calendar of the filmmakers, owen & cameron!!!!

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    Be Part of Osiris | Name a Character!

    There are some (currently) unnamed speaking characters in the film 'Osiris.' For only $250, YOU decide the character's name. The name will appear in the final film credits.

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    Be a Part of Osiris | Festival Pass!

    Receive a film festival & screening pass to one film festival where Osiris is playing! Film festivals TBD.

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    Associate Producer

    Receive official credit as Associate Producer!

    Join us for a private Cast & Crew Screening of the film in NYC!

    As part of the official film crew, you will also receive:
    - Invitation to One Film Festival (TBD)
    - One Film Festival/Screening Pass (TBD)

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    Supervising Producer

    Receive official credit as Supervising Producer!

    Join us for a private Cast & Crew Screening of the film in NYC!

    AND be invited to join us on set! Be part of the filmmaking experience ... or just eat crafty! Your choice!

    As part of the official film crew, you will also receive:
    - Invitation to One Film Festival (TBD)
    - One Film Festival/Screening Pass (TBD)

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    • receive a 1 or 0 | delivered by email
    • digital download | exclusive film poster
    • digital download | osiris | finished film
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    Executive Producer

    Receive official credit as Executive Producer!

    Help us make 'Osiris' by becoming part of the creative team! As Executive Producer, you get to make a creative decision on set!

    Want our lead character to have a southern accent? Want the film the be black & white for some reason? Well that's not how it works! But come on set, and help us make some important decisions and help craft the film.

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    Join us for a private Cast & Crew Screening of the film in NYC!

    AND be invited to join us on set! Be part of the filmmaking experience ... or just eat crafty! Your choice!

    As executive, you will also receive:
    - Unlimited invitations to One Film Festival (TBD)
    - Unlimited Film Festival/Screening Passes (TBD)

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    FIRE OWEN OR CAMERON!!!

    Wield the ultimate power in Hollywood, by marching into set and firing the Writer/Producer (Owen) or the Director (Cameron). Make a scene, throw some chairs around, whatever! Make them grovel to keep their jobs while savoring the knowledge that nothing they say will save them!

    Our BTS crew will get it on camera, so you can re-live the moment forever ... and so Cameron or Owen can re-live their shame.

    **firing must take place on the last day of principle photography

    **owen and/or cameron will still receive credit in the film, and may be hired back as needed to complete the project

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Funding period

- (30 days)