We received an incredible amount of support and these funds will go a long way in making this film a reality. We have been sent many additional requests by people who have missed our deadline, and if you would like to donate, please write a comment on our indiegogo wall with an email address and I will be sure to get in touch.
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Paris, 1961. 12am - 5am
Cafe bombings, assassinations, and terrorist attacks plague France as the Algerian war rages on. Like most citizens, Gabrielle tries to stay out of trouble, but when she is thrown in harms way, she has no choice but to run and hide. As rebels chase after her, a mysterious stranger intervenes, linking the two for the rest of the night. Now, they must survive together and fight a war that neither of them believe in...
Until only one is left alive.
What's Unique About This Project?
Coming off our ambitious short film, 'Waiting for a Stranger', Lucid Film Productions is looking to create an entirely different short film and explore new themes and styles, all with the backdrop of 1960s Paris. By using the techniques of French New Wave cinema we hope to recapture the magic of those classic films with authenticity and imagination. Our previous film represented an exciting leap forward in what we are capable of, in scale, budget, and creativity, and we feel confident going forward with a film equally as ambitious, providing a new chapter in style and feel. Packed with many of the same crew as our last piece, this script will be expertly brought to life with the same quality and professionalism as 'Waiting'.
Please visit the official website for our last short, "Waiting for a Stranger", and discover it's unique style for yourself. In addition, you can watch the trailer at: http://www.waitingforastranger.com/video.html
For fans of film, photography, and music, this will be a love letter to the glory days of the new wave, filled with beautiful imagery and an improvised score inspired by the immortal Miles Davis. This film will be one of a kind and you will be apart of bringing this classic and lost artform back to the screen. As well, in this increasingly digital world, we are committed to shooting "Avenue To Nowhere" on 16mm Black & White Film, and any true cinema lover will appreciate this act of love and preservation. Of course we've shot with digital and many of our friends have as well, but for this film, there is no other way to capture that early 60s style.
What We Need & Why.
Money, Money, Money, I wish we didn't need it, but filmmaking is not a one man job. We are asking for a total of $20,000 USD, which will be half of the proposed budget. With our last short film we have proved we can handle a large budget responsibly and comfortably, and still squeeze every last drop. Our actors and crew have repeatedly expressed interest in working for expenses only again, and this has driven our costs down substantially. To shoot this film properly, we will undoubtedly be making a trip to Paris, and this will be added to travel costs for our cast and crew from London. Other film costs include, equipment, film stock, locations, vehicles, film processing, catering, and many more elements that are essential to filmmaking. We aim to save money at every corner and make creative decisions that support this model, as well as forward the film. All of this...not to mention a thrilling car crash within the first two pages!
The second half of our budget will be provided by grants and personal backers, who have generously agreed to match your contribution. They have been impressed by our past work, and having read our new script, they are excited to see it come to fruition on the big screen.
Why A Short?
As soon as the script was finished, we knew this was the story we wanted to tell, passionately and unanimously. Having already toured festivals with "Waiting for a Stranger", we have contacts that are eager to get their hands on our next project. It can be hard to get your short film out there, but luckily we have the resources and past experience to be in a confident position to screen worldwide, in both festivals and television.
At the moment we have feature film ideas that will take a considerable amount of time and money, and before we go down that road, we have one more thrilling short story we want to tell.
Just as short stories excite readers, short films enthuse audiences. They are often a chance to find personal storytelling in a world that's growing increasingly broad. This unique medium, not bogged down by commercialism, is full of creative freedom, experimental techniques, and stories that filmmakers feel the need to tell. Short films allow us to express our vision with clarity and independence, which makes certain the final project will be as intended. I hope to turn "Avenue To Nowhere" into a thrilling work of art, and of course, 'art' usually means a lack of commercial funding. I sincerely hope you see something different and fascinating in our proposal, and I look forward to our first day of production.
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