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.
Yours very truly,
- (30 days)