"Robert" is a short that will be shooting this spring, March 16th and 17th.
The film centers on June, a young girl in the 1950's whose world revolves around a boy down the street. She ignores her sister Patricia to find him on a summer afternoon. But when June sees Robert laughing with another friend, she's crushed. Oblivious to her jealousy, Robert visits her house every day and asks her to play, but she stubbornly refuses. Eventually June misses him and pedals to Robert's home to make amends. What she finds there changes her life.
Before we get started, it's probably best that you know a little more about me. My name's Jessica Keller. I'm a first-year student in UCF's BFA Film program with a love for writing and cinematography. This will be the second film I've directed- my first was "She's Fine", a short I wrote this past fall that's currently in post-production.
What We Need
The 1950's setting is crucial to the plot of the film. "Robert" takes place during a different age, a time where children were free to play as long as the daylight lasted. But transforming our set into 1950's suburbia takes substantial support. The funds will go to:
Wardrobe: Era-accurate clothes that people wore during the period
Cars: Providing donors of 1950's cars with the gas money they need to make it to set
Production Design: Contributing funding for TV's, toys, and other props
Equipment: Covering rental fees for camera rigs and lenses
"Robert" is based on a true story from the 1950's. My Aunt was that little girl, and the film is a tribute both to her and the real-life Robert, a boy passed away over 50 years ago. It's an incredibly personal story that I couldn't be more excited to bring to life.
Other Ways You Can Help
1950's resources are always welcome! If you'd like your clothing, car, or collectables to appear in the film- please let us know.
And spread the word! Share the campaign with your friends, family, and co-workers to help this project come to life.