A slow paced thriller (pictured above: the main cast).
Important: the video is not a pitch. It is meant to be a preview of previous work.
The short film you saw up there is directed by myself, but the creator is the featured actor (who will play the father on this project); creatively, the pace and photography would be indicative of my vision, the rest is his creation. I agreed to do it to help a friend in need. The equipment was subpar and will not be used in this project.
And now, the pitch:
Dear readers, I am a portuguese director (in the making), with an academic background of Cinema and Law. This short film is my first project in the world of cinema. The technical team is comprised of experienced people, the same applies to the cast. Experience ranges from theater, to television and cinema.
The language spoken on the film will be portuguese. It will be shot in Portugal. The film will have english subtitles.
The project has been in pre-production for five months. I used the money I was saving for a masters degree to fund the pre and actual production. My aim as a producer is to make it as professional as the budget allows. The production will be in August 2013. The contributions will help with the post-production.
Post-production: editing, colour correction, sound editing and original soundtrack composition. Legal proceedings: copyright and branding. Festivals: entry fees and related expenses.
The perks pertaining to the actual film will be given after the festivals, because of eligibility requirements.
The funding amount listed does not cover everything, but was chosen as a sensible and reasonable goal. The festival costs are not covered entirely; those will be the final expenses and have thus less immediacy. The amount of funds received will determine the post-production budget, that is why I am making the pledge before the production.
Other means to help:
There are more means to help other than funding. I am socially inapt. I do not have a wide social network. If you do, I have created a facebook page that can be used to spread the word. Simply letting people know about this pledge is priceless.
Thanks everyone, in advance, for any help you provide.
When it is possible, I will upload the film to the internet to share it with everyone that is interested.
Feel free to contact me if you need further information.
Thank you again.
Among other things, Director.