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Closed Frame: The Value of Questioning Experience
We've seen hundreds of horror movies recycle the same, tired concepts: demented serial killers, demonic possessions, monsters, haunted houses, alien invasions, freaky supernatural events, murders with excessive gore/profanity, zombies apocalypses etc (you catch the drift).
Our film developed from a need to work outside the genre stereotypes of horror. We deliberately avoided the ways that horror films usually construct stories and characters; instead, our cast and crew set out to make a film about how experience becomes problematic and obscured within actual, lived moments of horror as they transpire.
Closed Frame concerns the moment of horror itself: the anxious reeling we experience as we are losing control. Horror, for us, isn't merely a technique or a style for storytelling. It is lived experience, an event that is dangerous precisely because, as horror happens, our attempts to control it and understand it remain inconsequential.
Closed Frame will prompt audiences to question the ways they traditionally experience horror films-- and film itself. This approach to horror filmmaking is valuable because it calls us to question experience itself-- precisely as do real, lived moments of horror.
It's simple: This film cannot be completed unless we are able to fund several essential dimensions of post production. Your support will fund three key areas of post-production:
- Professional color grading/correction.
- Professional sound designer and original music.
- Special effects editing.
In addition to helping us finish the film, your donations will allow us to get you the great incentives listed in the sidebar as well as enter Closed Frame into film festivals in 2013 and 2014.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is to raise money to finish Closed Frame in Summer 2013. After this point it will be nearly impossible since all of the films producers are moving physical locations in the Fall.
As of March 15, we've screened the first showing of the Closed Frame rough cut. As well as planning several more screenings in Peoria and Chicago, we've assembled a team of young professionals in Peoria, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles to tackle the last steps in making our film a reality. With your help we can achieve our goal of finishing the final cut of Closed Frame this summer.
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