Our Story & The Impact
My name is Jaena Sta. Ana. I am a Fillipino-American filmmaker based in San Francisco currently funding the distribution of my thesis film; Catch the Clock. The film was completed in the spring of 2011, as in the production and post-production stages were completed. The next step is distribution, which is more costly than most people would expect. Costs include, but are not limited too:
- Festival submission fees
- DVD copies and cases
- Shipping costs,
- Print ads
I was able to pool together the budget for the films production, in addition to gracious donations made by my parents, but I hope to turn to you, the world, for a helping hand in getting my film out to you.
CATCH THE CLOCK
The film follows Azra, an introverted young girl, who works as a mortician. After losing her parents at an early age, Azra eventually turned towards the only comfort she had, fascinated with death. Azra lives, day-in-and-day-out, spending more time interacting with corpses than with living, breathing human beings. Then, when she least expects it, she meets a new friend, Trevor. Not only do they come from different backgrounds, Trevors full-of-life attitude is a stark contrast from Azras quiet, repressed demeanor. Through their connection Azra relearns what it is to be alive, to be human and through her time spent with Trevor she discovers the beautiful balance between life and death.
WHY SHOULD YOU WANT TO TAKE PART YOU ASK?
Does Catch the Clock have a political or social cause that I can get behind? Does Catch the Clock speak volumes within its generations zeitgeist? No. But Catch the Clock is part of the beginning of an exciting new era for narrative film. At this moment, it is more than possible to produce and release fully, independently financed creative projects, rich with originality and style that are executed with high production value. And all of that for a fraction of the old schools cost.
If you have recently sat in a movie theater watching the trailers and found yourself asking, why is everything a sequel? Why is everything a remake? Why dont they make something new? Well, IndieGoGo gives even more power to the audience by saying, if you want to see good movies, well then support the filmmakers that you like, donate and promote to the stories that you want to see and the good films will come. Because believe me, its not a lack of talent, or a lack of stories or projects, its a lack of funding for the good. So, if you like what you have read, and checked out the stellar teaser trailer, then please donate to my film. :)