Hello! My name is Ethan Nelson. I'm a seventeen-year-old independent filmmaker living in Minneapolis, Minnesota and I'm proud to present you with my short film, Latency, a short thriller/horror film from Red Handed Rejects Productions.
Latency is the story of Danny, a recently single, semi-depressed teenager and his caring and upbeat friend Aaron. When Danny helps Aaron with a photography assignment in the middle of nowhere, he encounters a strange photograph of a beautiful girl. But when Danny becomes obsessed with the mystery woman, his grip on reality begins to weaken, and a sinister, destructive obsession begins to take hold. It quickly turns into Aaron's responsibility to get to the bottom of what is happening - before something horrible happens.
I've been making films for, literally, my entire life. What started as amateur videos with my friends as a kid quickly turned into a passion to tell stories. I live and breath movies and filmmaking and am always working on a project. I was hoping you could help me with my next one.
Normally, I've worked on short films with little-to-no budget and have reaped some pretty impressive results. But this project has gotten bigger than usual and I know that I'll need a legitimate budget to successfully tell the story.
Realistically, I'll need $2,000 to successfully create the short film I dream of making. That money will be distributed between:
Equipment rentals: Primarily lenses, dollies, lights, and generators.
Cast/Crew Payments: I, Ethan Nelson, will not be gaining a penny from this project. Seeing it come together is enough of a reward to begin with. I know that the people helping out will be working incredibly hard so I want to reward them for that. Whether that's food or cash, that depends on how much money is made here.
Special Effects: Being a horror film, there will be need for some "interesting" appliances and make-up accessories.
Post-Production Work: Sound Design, Color Grading and Correction, Music Rights, and Composer costs.
Festival Submission Costs: These add up pretty quickly, and considering I will be submitting to plenty of festivals, I want to make sure it won't put me in the poor house.
I've looked over the budget multiple times and price checked what I need and this comes out to be about the perfect amount of money I can ask for. If the budget is not made, cuts will be made in the cast and crew department and in festival submission costs.
To thank you for helping me with my next filmmaking endeavor, I'm offering perks to those who donate any amount they can. They can be viewed to the right!
Other Ways You Can Help:
If you cannot help us out with a financial contribution, I understand completely and thank you for taking the time to just look over the video and the fundraiser.
If you would still like to help, sending this video and indiegogo campaign to anyone who would be interested is greatly appreciated. Any amount of exposure this gets is awesome, and you would be helping considerably by just posting a status on Facebook or composing a tweet giving our project a shout out :)
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