"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.
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.
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
It does not end there....
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.
Yours very truly,