Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 28, 2011.
Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

YARNANA is an explosive film experience, featuring the “Crochet Madness” of New York artist, Olek.

Welcome to YARNANA!  


"LOST ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK, A CROCHET GIRL MUST DECIDE WHAT'S REAL BEFORE HER CROCHET WORLD UNRAVELS."

YARNANA is an explosive film experience, featuring the “Crochet Madness” of New York artist, Olek.  Inspired by the silent film genre, it relies solely on powerful music, sound design and physical expression. The characters speak through modern dance, physical comedy, capoeira, martial arts, poi, belly dancing, breakdance, acrobatics, gymnastics and the instincts of soul searchers. 

"Sleep Biking" by Olek

Limited edition print created for YARNANA supporters, see Rewards.

We are slated to shoot August 23-31, 2011 in New York City.  

Casting is underway and our crew is lined up.

You can follow our progress on tumblr:  http://yarnana.tumblr.com/

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

MICHELLE:  My passion is film making.  To me, making a film is the ultimate party.  The minute I began on YARNANA I knew I was on a special project.  Each step has been supported by the right people presenting themselves.  It is a tribute to all the creative, hard working people willing to dedicate themselves to a passion project, and to New York where everything is possible.

OLEK:  I will try anything new at this point in my life.

GINA:  Last summer, I moved suddenly to New York City on a personal revolution.  I have been going through my own crochet madness.  This story is an expression of that... 20 minutes of a wild unraveling.  This is a film to inspire and move... and for that, it must be made.

WHERE WILL THE DONATIONS GO?

The donations will cover the hard costs of camera rentals, equipment and lighting rentals, costumes, props, special effects, insurance, locations, construction, food, etc.  Our talented, key, crew members will receive a small stipend in exchange for their hard work

Post production will be accounted for.  Post includes, editing, color correcting, music composition, sound design, audio mixing and high definition finishing and mastering.  We will also create an incredible title sequence, alluring the audience into the world of YARNANA!

Distribution is a beast of its own and requires many dubs, promotional materials, film festival submission fees, etc.

Promotional materials include film posters, press kits, stickers, etc.

The most fun part of the distribution process will be our special screenings!  These will require some refreshments, chair rentals and projection equipment.

It does not end there....

HOW WILL WE DISTRIBUTE THE FILM?

The world will see YARNANA! By fall 2011, we plan to submit the film to major national and international film festivals.  In addition, we will schedule collaborative YARNANA screening events that will include live music accompaniment and dance performances. To create a global journey, we will invite fans of YARNANA to host their own viewing parties.  We will support these events by providing DVD’s and film posters.

Thank you for taking the time to peruse our profile. Please reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.  We would love to hear from you.

yarnanafilm@gmail.com

Yours very truly,

Team YARNANA

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
42
Backers
$4,605
pledged of $30,000 goal
  • First created · 0 backed
  • Has not connected Facebook
  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    We blow air kisses to you.

  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    On the 1st day of the shoot July 21st, 2011, we will all get together and send you good vibes.

  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    We will email you “The Feel Good” Video which features crochet, massage, and prosecco.

  • Pledge $20 or more
    You selected

    11 backers

    "The Feel Good” Video which features crochet, massage, and prosecco + Small Print, 8X6, of "Sleep Biking" - Limited Edition to YARNANA supporters.

  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    7 backers

    "The Feel Good” Video + Medium Print, 12 X 81/2, of "Sleep Biking" - Limited Edition to YARNANA supporters + HD download of YARNANA.

  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    11 backers

    "The Feel Good” Video + Medium Print, 12 X 81/2, of "Sleep Biking" - Limited Edition to YARNANA supporters, + HD download of YARNANA+ HD download of YARNANA + Your name will appear in the “Special Credits” section at end of film.

  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    "The Feel Good” Video + Large Print, 16 X 11, of "Sleep Biking" - Limited Edition to YARNANA supporters + HD download of YARNANA + Your name will appear in the “Special Credits” section at end of film + a very happy "Thank You" phone call from one of us... your choice.

  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    "The Feel Good” Video + Large Print, 16 X 11, of "Sleep Biking" - Limited Edition to YARNANA supporters + HD download of YARNANA + Your name will appear in the “Special Credits” section at end of film + a very happy "Thank You" phone call from one of us... your choice + DVD of YARNANA + YARNANA Behind the Scenes Documentary with crocheted DVD cover by Olek.

  • Pledge $2,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    "The Feel Good” Video + Large Print, 16 X 11, of "Sleep Biking" - Limited Edition to YARNANA supporters + HD download of YARNANA + Your name will appear in the “Special Credits” section at end of film + a very happy "Thank You" phone call from one of us... your choice + DVD of YARNANA + YARNANA Behind the Scenes Documentary with crocheted DVD cover by Olek + Personal emails throughout the production process + Tickets to YARNANA premiere or nearest festival showing (not including tranport or lodging).

  • Pledge $5,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    "The Feel Good” Video + Large Print, 16 X 11, of "Sleep Biking" - Limited Edition to YARNANA supporters + HD download of YARNANA + Your name will appear in the “Special Credits” section at end of film + a very happy "Thank You" phone call from one of us... your choice + DVD of YARNANA + YARNANA Behind the Scenes Documentary with crocheted DVD cover by Olek + Personal emails throughout the production process + Tickets to YARNANA premiere or nearest festival showing (not including tranport or lodging) + Crochet Madness piece that appeared in YARNANA + Dinner with the three ladies of YARNANA + YARNANA Executive Producer credit

  • Pledge $10,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    "The Feel Good” Video + Large Print, 16 X 11, of "Sleep Biking" - Limited Edition to YARNANA supporters + HD download of YARNANA + Your name will appear in the “Special Credits” section at end of film + a very happy "Thank You" phone call from one of us... your choice + DVD of YARNANA + YARNANA Behind the Scenes Documentary with crocheted DVD cover by Olek + Personal emails throughout the production process + Tickets to YARNANA premiere or nearest festival showing (not including tranport or lodging) + Crochet Madness piece that appeared in YARNANA + Dinner with the three ladies of YARNANA + YARNANA Executive Producer credit + WOW this is so generous, we'll figure something out together.

Funding period

- (30 days)