Reality blurs in a short SCIFI/Drama about as a recluse ending 5 years of self-confinement to fight his addiction to technology.
What we’re doing: Do you remember the feeling when you walk out of a great film and can’t stop thinking about it? When you were truly touched by the story? When you were blown away and your awareness was raised to a new level? This is what we want to give people. We want to tell a world class story and we want you to be a part of that. We have spent our lives in the pursuit of making great films, and now we want to take it a step further, but we need your help to do it! With your help, we will produce a short movie that will rival Hollywood films in production value, flair, emotional impact and message.
Using Kickstarter, we will raise the 10,000 dollars we need to make this film together, and if we can’t, it all gets refunded. It’s all or nothing.
So we’re seeking 200 supporters to give $50 each, but we appreciate any help you can offer, so it's something anyone can be a part of. If you can help with more, that’s great. For this support there are plenty of incentives, check out the list to the right.
Why are we're doing it?: Has anyone ever told you “No, you can’t do that, it will never happen” “That’s impossible”. “Just give up”, “Live in the real world”. “You can’t be a singer, you can’t be a pirate, and you can’t be an astronaut and build your own space ship.”
Well, we say, we’re all kids and dreamers, maybe the little girl or boy is buried, but that they can never take away from us.
My name’s Scott Mannion. I love movies, I've always loved movies, and hopefully, if you’re reading this, you love movies too. We’re just normal people like you, normal people with big dreams; dreams people told us weren't possible. We love telling and sharing stories and we want to share this passion with as many people as we can.
We joined Kickstarter to see this film realised because we believe in the story. What you just saw was the trailer for our film, all we could do with the money we had. To finish the film, we need help from the dreamers out there, the movie lovers out there, to create something that is truly ours. Will you join us?
What are we going to do with the film once it's made?: We will enter ‘Anima’ into over 100 International Film Festivals where we hope it will collect numerous awards. We are also confident that it will reach the short list for Oscar nomination for Best Short Film, which is our goal. To be in the running for the Oscar short list we need to win 1 of 100 Academy accredited film festivals. (E.g Sydney Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival.) Any further than that is just part of the adventure.
What is the money spent on?: All of the money raised will be spent on the film’s production. We’ve assembled a top tier industry crew yet no-one will be taking a fee, just expenses. The lead actor will be a household name who you will recognise. This is the key to the success of the film. Every penny will be up there on screen for you and everyone else to see. Anima will be shot on 35mm film, sound-mixed in Dolby and presented digitally at Screen Australia Studios within 6 months of today.
If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?: All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after we finish the film we will begin to ship and send out the DVD's, and tickets to the private premiere will be sent in the mail.
How can I contact you?: Glad you asked! You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, also, check out the website at: www.animafilm.com.au which is updated regularly with blogs about film and announcements to keep you involved in the adventure. Tell your friends!
My sincere thanks for your help and support.
Your fellow dreamer! - Scott Mannion
- (30 days)