My name is Einar Kuusk, I'm an aspiring filmmaker from Estonia and recently I raised the minimum amount of money to start filming my debut short film, The Most Beautiful Day. Due to different factors such as weather conditions, human error and equipment failure, we weren't able to finish shooting all the shots we needed to get the film wrapped.
So now here I am, once again turning to all you people who are excited for this film to see the light of day. What we need is simple: enough money to finish filming the movie and get it out in 2014 so we can all enjoy it with pride in our hearts.
"The Most Beautiful Day" is a live action, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi short film of a young man in a soviet-style alternate universe who survives the apocalypse and is left stranded in a world of mutants, cannibals and looters. That's all we're going to say, because we don't want to reveal the whole story of this short film, we want everyone to be able to enjoy it fresh and expect the unexpected when it comes out...
The story is inspired from independent musician Professor Kliq's song of the same name. The film is shot in RED 3K and will be about 15-25 minutes long. When finished, it will be uploaded online, free to watch and enjoy for everyone.
The soundtrack for the film will mainly be composed by the talented Swedish composer Hannes Johansson. Below you can listen to a wide selection of his work.
The money will go into the continued shooting of the film. Due to many factors, we weren't able to complete principal photography with our last budget, so now we're asking for your help to finish filming.
All of the pledges will go into the production of this short film. The money will be used for:
Equipment rental: RED Scarlet gear + lenses, lighting, sound equipment, various additional equipment.
Transportation: Mini-bus and additional vehicle rental, gas
All this amounts to 700$ / a day in budget costs for filming.
Yes, we only need funds for transportation, catering and equipment rental! The whole crew will be working for free, to create an epic short film for everyone to enjoy...
In the event that the film raises more than the amount needed to finish filming, we will put all additional funds into visual effects, additional shots & post-production.
Please note! The "weapon" props are just movie props, they can not be used as real weapons. The one below in example is actually a custom made flashlight. The propmaster has worked hard to make these props look authentic and real but we assure you, they are not!
Has made music videos that were shown on MTV Estonia and has worked closely with production teams in television and on film sets with graduating film students. Has been making videos for 7 years, some of his clients including Estonian popstars and bands. Used to make videos on Tom Green's official website, which he showed on his live internet show to millions of people and made a parody remake video of One Republic's music video "Apologize" created by Aaron Platt, which the latter very positively praised...
Some quotes about Einar Kuusk's work:
"It is a great remake. I am truly flattered."
- Aaron Platt
"Einar's videos are always good." - Tom Green
"This film looks strong, wishing you the best of luck with it!" - Graham Hancock
"Scream Phantom is one of my most favorite things on YouTube right now" - Reese Leysen from Athenewins
PRODUCER Fil Vinokurov
Graduating student of Baltic Film- and Media School. He specializes in producing and cinematography. Has made several short films, documentaries and music videos.
Having over 30 years of experience in electronics, over 10 years as a prop master in the film- and TV industry and over 50 acting parts in different TV shows, commercials and films, Thomas Kolli was recommended to Director Einar Kuusk by Estonian filmmaker Rasmus Merivoo and that recommendation has payed off tremendously. Nearly every technological prop you see in the film, including the post-apocalyptic Cannibal motorcycles, is designed and built by Thomas and his small crew of specialists.
Vincent John Conti started his career as an actor in Los Angeles. He has appeared in various films such as "Middle Men", "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", "Love a La Carte" to name a few. Though his true passion lies behind the scenes; Whether its Writing, Directing or Producing.
Hannes is an aspiring, self-taught composer who directs himself and his music mainly towards film, TV, games and general media. He has worked on several short film projects, inclusively with multi-award winning film groups. He also targets his music to gain a wide array of audiences through general media such as YouTube, for example. His compositions have been featured, promoted and used by many big YouTubers such as the AtheneWins crew, who stand for tons of credit for the exposure of what he creates.
CONCEPT ARTIST Adrian Kim
A talented south Korean artist living in Argentina, has worked as a Digital artist for more than 6 years. Has been in the social gaming industry for 3 years at Vostu and done many freelance jobs during his prolific career, including art for videogames, art galleries, TV-shows, comic books, card games etc.
If you can't back this film up and earn these great rewards, do not frown my friend. The next best thing you can do is to share it far and wide. Share it on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, Tumblr, Reddit, any social networking site you can think of! Every like and share helps. Also Subscribe to the director's YouTube channel to stay tuned to the behind the scenes videos! Most of all, tell about this campaign to your friends if you like it and see potential in it!
And if anyone out there knows any people in the film industry, please, send this project to them. You never know who might end up looking at it and be genuinely interested in collaboration or support...
IF YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH US IN ANY WAY, DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: Thank you Sven Olters and Mihkel Vällik for helping us make the campaign videos!
Risks and challenges
We had our setbacks and miscalculated on the total amount of budget we would need to finish filming all the scenes but now that we are in the middle of shooting and have the reference, we were able to calculate precisely how many more shooting days we need and how much more money we need for them. It's called 'trial and error'.
We are confident that we won't have any more setbacks in terms of completing principal photography for the film. Any additional photography needed and post-production costs will be paid from the Director / Producer's pockets or sponsored in any other way. The film will be released in 2014.
You can watch The Most Beautiful Day for free on YouTube and Vimeo and the film's official website, once it's finished and uploaded. We will also do screening events in Estonia for friends, family, the crew and random people from the street who happen to walk into one of our events.
First 10 people to pledge will receive a CUSTOM MADE digital concept art from their favorite scene in the film drawn by the film's Concept Artist + A limited edition "The Most Beautiful Day" T-shirt not available to the general public (Includes everything above)
EXCLUSIVE! Choose from a list of awesome props used on the set for your "The Most Beautiful Day" collection. The list will include props such as the protagonist's beloved backpack, the Cannibal's prop "weapon" seen in the film, respirators and much more! EVERYTHING ABOVE INCLUDED + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT!
Please note: no real weapons are rewarded. Anything that looks like a weapon is a movie prop and is completely safe!