THANKS TO YOUR HELP WE SHOT THE FILM JAN/FEB 2013!!!
WE ARE NOW IN POST-PRODUCTION!
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is the first Iranian Vampire Western- it's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST meets WILD AT HEART, the Persian Version. And with a Vampire.
ABOUT 'BAD CITY'
A FICTIOUS IRANIAN GHOST TOWN
Like Batman's Gotham or Frank Miller's Sin City, BAD CITY is a fictitous city where our strange and romantic story comes to life... It's a small fading town, can you picture it? Faded buildings and storefronts... abandoned streets... this is BAD CITY... run by The Boss, an eccentric overlord who keeps the law out and the crime in Bad City.
ANA LILY AMIRPOUR
Ana Lily made her first film at age 12- a horror movie starring guests of a slumber party. Multiple awards including the Dini Ostrov Award in Comedy Writing, Grand Prize of the Bluecat Screenwriting Competition and the Adrienne Shelly Fellowship. Invited to participate in programs like Tribeca All Access, Fast Track with the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Film Independent screenwriting and directors lab, the 2010 & 2011 Talent Campus at Berlinale and most recently selected as a finalist for the 2012 Berlin Today Awards.
Ana Lily has been a MAJOR fan of scary movies all her life, and also a MAJOR fan of epic love stories... A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT brings those two things together, as well as her Persian/American background and influences, and her HUGE obsession with music. Inspired by the tone of films like WILD AT HEART, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and RUMBLEFISH. This is a truly unique love story.
Sina Sayyah, co-founder of SAY AHH... PRODUCTIONS, is a lawyer and film producer firing out diverse content like narrative films, commercials, and music videos. Sina has a long history working with Ana Lily and they have made films together that toured the festival circuits including Slamdance, Nashville, Milan, Berlinale, BFI and many more. His 2010 short film PASHMALOO sold to Arté Television in Germany and France. Sina recently produced a film starring MAD MEN'S Vincent Kartheiser, and the newest Mac Miller music video. In 2012 Sina has two feature films slated for production.
Justin Begnaud is currently the Director of Production at Film Finances, Inc, where he specializes in low-budget independent films. Prior to working in film, Mr. Begnaud was a freelance TV producer and worked on TV documentaries and non-fiction series for A&E, History Channel, MTV, VH1, NBC Sports, USA Sports, and CableVision. From 2002 to 2009, he produced digital content for NBC's LX-TV, AT&T, Hearst, Viacom, MTV, History.com and UCLA's Department of Film, Television & Digital Media. Mr. Begnaud began his film career at Scott Rudin Productions and wrote grants for the Museum of Modern Art, Film & Media Department, and the Tribeca Film Institute while living in New York City. Mr. Begnaud holds masters degrees from UCLA (MFA, Film & TV Producers Program), Columbia University in New York (MS, Fundraising Management & Non Profit Administration) and graduated from Syracuse University (BFA/BID, Advertising & Industrial Design). He is a member of Film Independent, IFP, AFI, the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
READ ABOUT OUR FILM IN RECENT PRESS
WIRED Magazine, "You had us at Iranian Vampire Western" -Angela Watercutter
BLUECAT INTERVIEW, "Ana Lily Amirpour brings Pulp to Persia" -Truman Capps
REORIENT Magazine, "The Birth of the Iranian Vamipre Western" -Sara Zia Ebrahimi
Spanish GQ, "¿UN WESTERN IRANÍ CON VAMPIROS? SÍ, POR FAVOR." -Rafa Martin
DID WE MENTION THE SOUNDTRACK?
Music is a big big BIG part of this film. Our director wants to highlight a modern-mashup of Iranian culture and American pop-culture by using fresh contemporary blend of Iranian hiphop, dance and pop music. Add to that the vibe of 60's inspired guitar western music of Ennio Morricone...
WHEN YOU CONTRIBUTE - YOU CHOOSE A PERK
BAD CITY GEAR
You're raising a lot of money, is that really neccesary?
Does 55K sound like a lot of money? It's not really. Not when you're talking about making a film like this: with vampires, special FX, classic cars, incredible makeup and costumes and also shooting on-location in a remote town where you have to house and feed your cast and crew for 18 days. This money helps fill holes in our production so we can make the film on an incredibly tight budget- but with clever use of resources, an awesome cast and crew, and an incredible production team who more than to get it MADE.
CAN YOU INCREASE YOUR PLEDGE ONCE ITS BEEN MADE?
YES! And we hope you do. You may want a different incentive reward, or just to give us more money because you will become obsessed as we are to make this magnificent film a reality. To increase your pledge just go to our Indiego-go page and sign in. On your donation you can change the perk or the donation amount.
CAN YOU EXCEED THE GOAL OF 55K?
We are dying for this to happen and we will all do a happy dance and film it and put it up to show you how awesome we feel if this happens!!! When and if this happens, we (the director and producers) will sing Lionel Richie's 'Dancing in the Streets' and put the video up to show you.
I HAVE A QUESTION YOU DIDNT ANSWER - CAN I CONTACT YOU?
YES! Please do and we're glad you asked! Contact our producers and director at firstname.lastname@example.org We check it. We WILL get back to you. PROMISE!
OTHER WAYS TO HELP?
Yes that would be great! We love help! Donations, sponsorships, ideas, and any support you may have to offer please get in touch and let us know. And... SPREAD THE WORD! Tell everyone you know how awesome this film is gonna be!
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