An elderly man, named Arty, recounts to his niece, Nera, about his tumultuous relationship with his late father. However, a recollection of a life-threatening ordeal from the past and the intervention of his father's spirit to save his life helps Arty to mend the familial bond and love shared between himself and his father.
In Your Father's Shadow centers around an elderly man, named Arty, who recounts to his niece, Nera, about his tumultuous relationship with his late father. However, a recollection of a life-threatening ordeal from the past and the intervention of his father's spirit to save his life helps Arty to mend the familial bond and love shared between himself and his father. It is only through the retelling of this story to his niece that Arty gains a believer that reaffirms his sense of worth, while she finds an understanding friend in him.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
This film seeks to examine the possibility of individuals being able to move forward with their lives when they are tied to the shadows of their pasts, pasts that happen to center around their immediate families. Do they embrace these shadows to move on with their lives? Reject them? Will the decisions they make ultimately set their spirits free?
Evan and his crew are students in the Media Arts and Culture Program at Occidental College, and In Your Father's Shadow is Evan's senior thesis film. Evan, Ryan, and Cullen are no strangers to the IndieGoGo system as they have actively participated in previous successful IndieGoGo campaigns as cinematographers, editors, sound recordists, and visual effects supervisors. Upon completion, the project will be entered into multiple film festivals, the ultimate goal being The 41st Student Academy Awards (2014). While students from Occidental College make it a point to push themselves to their fullest creative potential on a modest budget scale, we still need your help to make this project a reality!
As of now, In Your Father's Shadow is currently in preproduction with a locked script. Shooting will begin on November 1st and enter post-production starting in December. In Your Father's Shadow will then be premiering at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California in the Spring (2014). Any and all internet supporters and financial contributors are welcome to attend the screening.
Donations made towards the project will go towards renting costumes, props, film equipment, buying makeup, set designing, securing location permits, and transportation costs.
If the film breaks its $3,000 goal, additional pledges will go towards the film's festival distribution costs.
In Your Father's Shadow is a film that skips back and forth between present day 2013 and a gritty, yet nostalgic, 1975. At the end of the day, these time skips merely serve as a conduit for viewers to engage with the heart of this film, its characters. Through an even blend of tense character interaction and hair-raising suspense, this story will push viewers to recognize the importance of their individual pasts and the power of those pasts over their respective futures. Evan's last big collaboration with Ryan and Cullen on the music video, Strange Nostalgia, serves as a testament to the type of quality work that can be expected when these three minds come together on any project. You can view Strange Nostalgia here.
Thank you for taking the time to check out the In Your Father's Shadow IndieGoGo page! Whether it's pledging to this campaign or even getting the word out about this project by sharing the link below, the cast and crew thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing all you can to make In Your Father's Shadow a reality.
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IndieGoGo Campaign Video Music Credit
"From Truth" by Dexter Britain (dexterbritain.co.uk)
Director / Writer / Co-producer, Evan Salce
Co-producer, Alex Chenery-Howes
Director of Photography / Editor, Ryan Rambach
1st Assistant Camera, Joshua Dancu
Sound Recordist / Sound Editor, Andrew Murray
Hair & Makeup, Jessica Galvez
Visual Effects / Film Graphics Artist, Cullen Parr
Concept Artist, Ethan Becker
Film Composer, Christopher Walker
Film Orchestrator, Chris Harris
CASTArty, Bob Telford
Nera, Chanel Marriott
Young Arty, James Hamrick