We hope you enjoyed the video! We definitely had some fun making it. DONATE.
Like we said in our video we are Future Suit Industries, a collaborative group of filmmakers from Richmond Virginia. This is our largest production to date and we need your help to ensure that we have all the personnel and equipment to bring about the best cinematography, actors, production design, sound and post production available. We hold ourselves to ridiculously high standards which you can help us meet by funding our film: "Knoxville!"
The film centers around Jeremiah, a gallery assistant who receives a
wrong number call from his college buddy Paul. Mistaking the call for an
invitation back to Knoxville, Jeremiah heads to his old college town to
indulge in some nostalgia. When he arrives, he finds that the town has
changed. All of his old friends resent him for leaving while their lives
have become stagnant. Jeremiah attempts to save their favorite bar from
going under as a peace offering. When his plan fails he is forced to
consider what is really important and whether or not these people are worth any risk.
The video we made was a bit ridiculous but we felt that we could at least entertain you with our pitch. And dont worry about Ben, our actor. He isn't really tied up. He's taped up. Just kidding, no actors were hurt in the making of the video and no actors will be hurt in the production of "Knoxville!" unless they are really asking for it. Like we said in the video the film will have a serious tone, with a lighter side. It's about impulsiveness, naivety, failure, petty grudges and preserving ones past.
The film takes place in Knoxville Tennessee in real locations that we have already secured. We already have three killer principle actors: Clayton Myers as Jeremiah, Ben Hill as Paul, and Sara Eshleman as Lynn. Our crew is being handpicked and we are planning on bringing in the best equipment available.
This is where you come in.
In order to get the necessary personnel, gear, and materials together we are going to need some help. YOUR help. We are asking for $10,000 because that is what it's going to take to make this production the professionally made, charismatically acted, good looking, good sounding picture that you want to see.
The $10,000 is going towards:
Lighting and Grip Equipment
Processing of Film and Transfer to HD
Travel for Cast and Crew
Lodging for Cast and Crew
Food for Cast and Crew
This last one is important. Most of our crew is working for free and the least we can do for them is provide adequate meals.
We know that we can never begin to repay you for your generous donations but take a look at our perks for a list of ways we can try.
The Internet. More than just a series of tubes.
Now that you've donated, we need you to spread the word. Tell everyone about this film. Friends, acquaintances, co-workers, random strangers, etc. Even tell the crazy uncle your family doesn't invite to Thanksgiving anymore. This is especially important to our fundraising process. Every person you send our link to will help us fund the film. The more exposure we get the closer we are to our goal.