What is "Crop"?
“Crop” is a short film, written and directed by Kyle Ginzburg with the help of many other talented people. It tells the story of a vampiric man who works for the black market organ trade in New York City.
One night, this man finds himself plagued by dreams of a
woman from his past life, so he decides to spend the rest of his waking hours
on the city streets where he targets his victims. Before long, his dreams and reality begin to mesh, causing
the man to question his predatory actions.
Why is “Crop” being made?
When it comes to stories based off legend and the supernatural, vampires have always been popular as a genre. As a storyteller, I found myself interested in vampires, yet reluctant to tell a vampire story as many consider the genre to be overdone and excessively glamorous.
That being said, “Crop” is my attempt to tell a modern
vampire story while avoiding these stereotypes. Rooted in questions about loneliness, regret, and even our
very nature, “Crop” is a story I have wanted to tell for some time.
Who’s making this film?
Luckily, I’m not the only one making this film. I have the pleasure of working with a fantastic crew of professionals, who happen to be filmmakers as well:
Producer – Emily Dalmas
Emily Dalmas is now wrapping up her last semester at NYU's Tisch Film & Television program with a focus on writing and producing. She is from Miami, Florida where she attended the same high school as Kyle. Now, she is producing Kyle's experimental film "Crop" which she is thrilled to he a part of. She hopes you can help anyway you can.
Producer – Chloe Jury-Fogel
Chloe is an incoming senior in the Film and TV Department focusing on writing, directing, and producing. She hails from San Francisco, so obviously she loves Mexican food. She's known Kyle since their Freshman Year, when Kyle slept til 4pm and had hair longer than hers. She's very excited to see this project come to life, however scared of vampires she may be. She appreciates your support!
Editor – Brett Calo
Brett is entering his last semester at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has offered his post-production skills to a variety of student and professional projects. During his time at Tisch, Brett has studied film editing and has expanded his knowledge of the craft through editorial internships at Sikelia Productions and NBC Universal. He is excited to be part of such an imaginative and ambitious project, and he looks forward to putting together a film that everyone involved can be proud of.
Director of Photography – Christopher Fox
Christopher began making movies at the ripe age of 6. Armed with his Dad's Hi-8 camcorder, a rough understanding of filmmaking and thirst to create more, he began his education in the ways of visual storytelling. He has since turned his focus to the craft of Cinematography, with which he continues to expand his knowledge of the visual language of filmmaking.
Assistant Director – Scott Gallopo
Scott is a Writer/Director from New Jersey and 2013 graduate of Tisch School of the Arts. His focus in writing centers around making people laugh through the scope of touching, real life scenarios. Scott has Assistant Directed countless NYU Intermediate and Thesis films. A close friend of Kyle's, he looks forward to embarking on this project and thanks you for any support you may lend.
Production Designer (and Concept Artist) – Maggie Jung
Maggie has production designed four student shorts in the
past year, most of which heavily involved large amounts of syrupy, delicious
fake blood and latex. Her proudest moment was when she figured out how to
accurately package bags of fake heroin using baking paper.
When she is not spray painting discarded furniture or accidentally gluing her fingers together during lunch on film sets, she enjoys writing, storyboarding, and making strangers uncomfortable by drawing unsolicited portraits of them in the subway.
Casting Director – Chelsea Wood
Chelsea is a senior at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts studying Drama. Her main focus has been casting as well as Television production, which she has explored more specifically through internships at Meredith Tucker Casting, MTV-On Air Promos, and Endgame Entertainment. She also thinks peanut M&M's are delicious.
1st Assistant Camera – Aaron Snow
Gaffer – Brad Morse
Key Grip – Wil Hamlin
Sound Mixer – Mark Lukenbill
The Van Guy – Joe Masco
And other very talented people. Ultimately, we want to make this film the best it can be, but to do that, we need your help.
How can you help?
Like I said, many people are coming together to make “Crop”, but their talent can only bring this story so far unfortunately. In order to see this film come to fruition, we need your help to achieve the funds necessary as well:
Food for Cast and Crew: $600
Your help means everything to me. With your donations, we come one step closer to seeing this film completed. Even if you can’t donate, please feel free to spread the word about this project to your friends and family. Your continued support and interest is worth more than you can imagine.