My name is Aaron Hartshorn, and am a filmmaker in Colorado Springs. I've lived in Colorado Springs my entire life and have made short films ever since I can remember. With your help, I hope to make a new short, entitled Hardcosts. What makes me so excited about this project is getting the opportunity to work with such talented people. We're lucky enough to have Pete Schuermann, writer and director of the full feature film (shot here in Colorado Springs!) Creep!, supervising the production (check it out here). From the writer (Jacob Bufferding) to the director of photography (Aaron De Pry), I've been blown away by the talent on this production thus far. And with your help we not only will make something beautiful, but will help grow the film community in Colorado Springs. We want to use this film as a spring board into other film projects. Which is why it's so important we raise the funds for this film.
We have been working on this project for nearly a year, scripts have been rewritten and countless iterations of storyboards have been constructed. We know how every aspect of the film will play out and now only need the funds to execute what we already have planned.
Hardcosts is a dark comedy about Dustin. Dustin is a timid young man who just found the love of his life. The only problem is her psychopath of a father. Struggling with this, Dustin has to ask him how far he really will go for love.
What we need.
In order to get this film off the ground we need initial funding to secure talent, locations and equipment. Every penny raised from this first fundraiser will go towards these costs. And any left over funds will go straight to other costs of the film (wardrobe, food and transportation costs).
If you contribute to the film, you will be able to be apart of the rapidly growing film community in Colorado springs. Any contribution you make will truly have a huge impact – for this is only the first of many projects. That said, it's so important that this project succeeds for that reason.
This production is lucky to have incredibly talented people working on it. With award winning filmmakers Pete Schuermann and Aaron De Pry working on the film, it's sure to be a success. Already countless hours have been put into the production. We just need to raise the funds to put everything together.
Thanks for your help and support. Film is a communal art and couldn't happen without this kind of support, we really appreciate it.