LIKE TAR ACROSS MY BACK is no ordinary undergraduate thesis film being produced at UCLA. The story features Bridgette , an ordinary suburban woman, who reevaluates her life after being dragged on a crusade for crack by her husband, Neil. Sure, the log line is juicy and the short film, as all of us filmmakers like to say, "will be revolutionary", but the unparalleled beauty of this film lies in the fact that this disturbing story is not even slightly based on fiction. Writer/Director Christine Diane Coe, full-time student, writer, waitress, and mother of six actually experienced, not only that which is told in the story, but decades of aftermath.
This film will shed light on the thousands of families who experience life with an addict, a grossly unrepresented demographic. Thousands of state and federal institutions exist to help an addict through recovery but no one every considers the thousands of women and their children go homeless as a result of being cheated out of proper finances due to their spouse's addiction.
What We Need & What You Get
We are currently asking for $5,000 to help us guarantee that this film will not simply be just another student film. Given the subject matter, we would like to execute this in a capacity that makes it marketable to multiple audiences and to help spread the word about these unfortunate circumstances. Our team includes several industry professionals and we are hoping to get an ARRI Alexa camera on set. In addition to the camera, our funding includes the price of grip equipment and the proper funds to guarantee our crew is well taken care of. In turn, we will provide with you the aforementioned rewards!
Other Ways You Can Help
Above all, PLEASE pass the word onto your friends about our project! We have a great message and we need all the help we can get to make it accessible to the larger public and in the manner we would like.