99% of the human race has colonized on Mars. The remaining few work to rehabilitate our dying planet. Each year a small number are selected to return home to aid in the process. For those few, it will be their first glimpse of Earth. We follow them on their journey in this sci-fi psychological thriller.
Go home. For the first time.
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EARTHRISE is a feature film written, directed and produced by multiple award winning filmmaker GLENN PAYNE. He teams up, once again, with director of photography MICHAEL WILLIAMS (Who has won awards for his craft as well as creating award winning films he's written and directed himself). Sound man extarodinaire CASEY SPRADLING and talented gaffer JASON LIVELY join the squad, as they so often do.
The team is rounded out with the incredibly gifted likes of BRANDON MURPHREE on special effects, CASEY HEFLIN on makeup/wardrobe, JOSH WHITES co-producing, and ASHLEY W. creating original music. These are some of the most talented artists and finest people you could ever hope to work with. Casting is about to begin, all spots are currently still wide open.
This group of individuals has helped work on Payne's previous films, such as THIRD SHIFT, GENREVOLT, REVERIE, ZION, and THE FALL OF HENRY. And aside from their excellent work the common theme is that, until now, they have always worked FOR FREE. We hope that now they can receive the compensation they deserve.
The project will also need the help of countless others to become a reality. That's where you come in! :D
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We were fortunate enough to receive an emerging filmmaker grant from the MISSISSIPPI FILM AND VIDEO ALLIANCE. This was a wonderful honor and we are extremely grateful, but it only makes up a small part of the entire cost. Your financial support will the backbone of our budget. Up until now we have made all of our films for around $300 or less. We are proud to say that they have rivaled products of any budget, made by anyone, anywhere. However, this is a film we need your support on.
This project is very ambitious. It will require sets to be built from the ground up. We will be filming in Mississippi during the first of the year for two weeks, in which the cast and crew will need to be paid as well as fed. As stated previously, our team has always worked completely for free, but two weeks is a long haul. Your generous donations will also go towards buying props, costumes, original music, and computer graphics we will need to complete the story.
"This project means the world to me and I truly feel that, if handled correctly, it could be very special for everyone involved. " -Glenn Payne
It would be amazing if we could reach our goal of a budget around $15k. I can assure you that if we are so blessed we could make a film that seems like it cost a million. This will be Payne's 18th film. Over that time period he has learned how to stretch every single penny. Here is a breakdown of where the money will go:
- $6,100 = Cast and Crew
- $2,300 = Set Design
- $1,550 = Food
- $3,000 = Space Rental/Utilities
- $800 = Animation
- $300 = Spacecraft Model/Additional Props
- $350 = Musical Score
- $400 = Miscellaneous
Equalling a total of $14,800.
We thank you for your consideration and for your continued support. We couldn't do it without you!!!
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For information on Glenn Payne's other Art visit: glennpayne.com