This will be my 3rd film, it's an independent horror short film entitled "Channel". Unfortunetely I'm a student so I'm not exactly rolling in money. I do however have my crew and wonderful cast. This is a brief synopsis of the film we intend to shoot.
Gabe and his big sister decide to go swimming, but instead of having fun they meet the girl by the swamps. This story tells of a possessed girl and two siblings who meet their maker.
Production title: Channel
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
length: Short Film (15 minutes)
Project format: 16:9 HD
Director: Quincy Gardner
Shooting Location: Greensboro, NC
Gabe [Gender: Male] [Age: 14]
Gabe's father has walked out on him and he now must take the responsibility of the man of the house. Gabe is an innocent and adventures young boy who loves to play pranks on his big sister. However he is concerned about his mother and how she is taking the absence of their father.
Jenny [Gender: Female] [Age: 30]
Jenny is a mother of two, one 14 and the other 18. Her husband has just walked out her and the family and she is trying to contain herself. Gabe is her golden child and he constantly tries to keep her on her feet.
Sophie [Gender: Female] [Age:18]
Sophie is the big sister and she constantly has to assert her dominance with her younger brother. She also never really trusted her father so his leaving didn't affect her as much. She has an attitude but it's all an act and she spends most of her time reading romance novels in private.
Laufeia [Gender: Female] [Age: 18]
Laufeia is a troubled young girl who has went through hell and back. Her father never existed and her mother was a junky. After a night of partying she is drugged, raped, and left beaten at a swamp. She is possessed in the woods and stumbles upon Gabe and Sophie.
Preston [Gender: Male] [Age: 24]
Preston is a born hunter but doesn't know it. He grew up in a christian home and had always been told of good and evil. At 18 while attending a funeral of his classmate he passes out. While Preston is out he experienced life through his deceased classmate right before he was killed. That moment alone frightened him and he never speaks of it with his family. Shortly after Preston enlisted into the military for 6 years to get away. When Preston gets back he has embraced his gift and wonders if evil spirits can be killed. He reads about the girl from the swamp and decides to go swamp camping to find the spirit of Laufeia.
What We Need & What You Get
lights/audio : $800
We have our camera of choice, the panasonic gh2. Outputting at a bit rate of 88mbps this film will look amazing on the big screen. Having the camera is important but we need more than just a fancy piece of equipment.
We need appropriate lighting and excellent audio, especially if we want people to actually enjoy the movie. There's no point in having a crystal clear image if the audio is bad. To record the audio we will use the Rode NTG-2 and for our lighting we will use a combination of redheads and LED lights. And nothing says a night shot without a good generator to power it all.
For a horror film the first thing that comes to mind is makeup and props. A horror film is defined by it's grotesque scenes, which are made possible with makeup. Also we have some excellent actors, and just like me they love to eat. We want to keep everyone happy and in character.
People love to be apart of a film but not everyone wants to lend their living room or kitchen to 10 or 12 strangers. The first scene takes place in a home and we will need to compensate a generous family for their space. Your generous offer will ensure we get to shoot that crucial scene without headache.
By funding our project you will ensure that this wonderful project kickstarts without a hitch. We will start production April 20-21, in Greensboro, NC. We have a wonderful story that we would love to tell through film, and we want you to be able to watch it in your living room.
Other Ways You Can Help
Sometimes things come up and we can't all contribute with money. Everyone has different circumstances and that is totally understandable. If you are intrigued by this project but can't invest then by all means help us by spreading the word. Word of mouth helps independant projects every year, and we would greatly appreciate it.