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LARNOPOLIS is a short film that tells the story of one child's adventure into the city of stop-motion.

We reached our GOAL!  Thanks EVERYONE!

With all of your help I will be able to finish the post-production process.  There are still several days left, and I will welcome any new supporters who want to join the team.  Any donations over the goal would be greatly appreciated and well-allocated, if you are interested in the film and its possibilities.  

Funds will go to higher and speedier production value and more exposure once the film is completed.  Festival Submissions can be anywhere from $35 to $50 dollars a pop, so every extra cent will go to sending LARNOPOLIS all over the country and beyond.  Maybe it could end up in a town near you.

OVERVIEW:

This kickstarter project is for the post-production work on a short film entitled, LARNOPOLIS.  I completed shooting the film in June 2011 and am currently editing it to a 10-15 minute length.  I hope to begin post-production in late February 2012.


The film is set in Larne Elementary School in Clover, SC, and was inspired by The Race for Larnopolis, a multimedia installation I completed in collaboration with the entire Larne student-body.  The installation was a large, 25-foot tall, 900 square-foot cardboard city complete with roads and street lights.  The construction of the city was integrated into each grade level’s curriculum.  This city plays a major role in the film and is the primary set.  

The film is a mix of live-action footage and stop-motion animation.  It tells       the story of a little girl (I cast a fourth grade student from Larne named Emma Scott Livingston) who runs to school one day only to discover that it is empty.  At first she creeps through the ominous, eerie corridors, but soon her hesitation gives way to delight at being able to run and play and enjoy the place she has never experienced in this way. But, being alone, she eventually grows sad and lonely and falls asleep.  She awakes to find that small cars (which were made by 5th grade students as a class project) have come to life and are running around the school.  They lead her to the cardboard city where their adventure begins.  

The film is essentially about the blurry space between reality and a child's imagination.  Below is an outline of the post-production budget.  

Total Projected Expenses:  

Composer/ Sound Mix:          $ 750

Color Correction:                    $ 750

Edit to Tape:                            $ 200

DVD Production/Promotion:  $ 300 

Total:   $ 2,000

My goal on KICKSTARTER is $2000.   I have also received a matching grant from the York County Art's Council in Rock Hill, SC. The funds raised here on KICKSTARTER will provide match for that grant and meet my overall total budget. 

My tireless team and I have already invested 4-6 months of work into this film.  Thank you for visiting my page, and I hope you too will become a part of the project!

www.sethgadsden.com

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