Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 20, 2011.

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Through the everyday lives of three individuals, this film will create a portrait of a community.

Check out www.soilfilm.com for updates.

FILM SYNOPSIS:

Soil. A basic building block of life that ultimately creates potential for growth. From the soil, a town is formed. It’s filled with diners, churches and hardware stores, but above all things, people. At the heart of a small town is passion. Whether it’s towards a specific craft or activity, it’s passion towards the surroundings that turn a town into a home. Through the everyday lives of three individuals, this film will create a portrait of a community. The story focuses not only on the people that keep the community going, but the shared connections these people have to their home.

OUR VISION:

Our vision for this film is to create documentary/narrative hybrid that creates a portrait of a small Southern Illinois town. While it will display the beautiful scenic land and locations in Southern Illinois, it will focus on what's really important about a community, the people. The name of the project is "SOIL", a subtle reference to not only Southern Illinois' nickname SO ILL, but also the overarching theme of home and growth.

We have been very lucky to have been given the opportunity to shoot this film on the RED One Digital Cinema Camera. Visit http://www.red.com/products/red-one for more information about what the camera can do.

MEET THE CREW:

This film will be produced in collaboration with alt.news 26:46, a student-produced magazine-style television show at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Visit http://www.an2646.com/ for more information about alt.news.

Director: Dylan Damian

Assistant Director: Haley Conner

Story By: Dylan Damian. Kyle Loughrin, Beth Radtke

Written By: Dylan Damian. Kyle Loughrin, Beth Radtke

Producers: Beth Radtke & Jenna Tromburg

Associate Producers: Susie Shircliff & Cara Gordon

Director of Photography: Kyle Loughrin

Camera Crew: Amy Tomlinson, Austin Wood, Zac Kolves

Script Supervisor: Reed Hoekstra

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FUNDING:

Funding for this project is limited and that's where donations come in. Production costs include equipment rental, festival entry fees, music composition fees, and travel costs.

We hope that our vision is something people will care about. Our goal is not to bring SOIL to Southern Illinois. Our goal is to bring SOIL everywhere else. With your support, we will be able to do that.

All backers will receive Special Thanks in the credits!

COMING SOON:

We are working on a website for the film where we will be posting updates on the progress of the project. Stay tuned!

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