Thank you everybody!!
The campaign is officially over and we reached our goal.
However, you can still donate to our film. Making a movie is expensive and we need all the help we can get. Simply send us a message on our facebook page below for more information:
Greetings from Open House Studios and we'll be seeing you again soon on the big screen!
Who We Are
We are 5 passionate filmmakers with years of experience in cinematography, directing, acting, photography and marketing.
Vitor and Rui, the creators of the successful portuguese-speaking youtube comedy series "PacoteBasico" with over 8,700 subscribers, were able to gather a vast experience in all the different levels of filmmaking over the past few years.
Alan and Maria, both graduates from one of the most prestigious drama schools in Britain, having worked in theatre and film in Austria and abroad.
Clèment, a very talented photographer, whose love for his art is just about to lead him across the globe to produce his very first documentary film.
Consisting of 5 different nationalities (Brasilian, Scottish, Austrian, Portugese and French), we've found each other in Vienna, Austria, all searching for the same thing: a dedicated team to create a professional platform for producing original, entertaining, thought provoking, mind blowing cinema. So we founded OPEN HOUSE STUDIOS.
"Straight To REM", our debut film, is set in both New York City and Vienna. Alan, a young American, suffers from a rare condition: every night he dreams about people he loves most, dying. But not only that... his dreams come true. Leaving his country and making a fresh start halfway across the world, he finally hopes to escape this vicious cycle.
We've come up with some fantastic location ideas, including the nature reserve of the Neusiedlersee. A film lives through its visual richness and we would love to give our story these very special surroundings.
With your help, anything is possible!
To see some of Vitor's previous work, check out the following links:
4 Länder (Short Documentary): https://vimeo.com/66457026
Silence and Laughter (Music Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AkFWWSxN7E
Towers (Short Image Film): https://vimeo.com/59534206
Or simply visit Vitor's website for more clips: http://about.me/vitor_goncalves
What We Need & What You Get
€ 4100,- is our goal!
This amount will give us what we need to produce our film in exactly the quality we would like it to be!
Your money will fund:
- Location rent (most of our scenes require us to rent the location in order to shoot there)
- Licence to shoot in the street and in public
- Transportation costs (to and from locations within Vienna, Graz and Podersdorf am See)
- Overnight stay in a hostel in Graz for for our actors and some crew members
- Car rental (some equipment can't be transported on the metro)
- Equipment hire (we have gathered equipment over the years, however there are a few things we don't have)
- Catering (we have to keep people fed and energized on set!)
And since our story is set in the USA and Austria, we had to find places in Austria that fit. So, how can you make Austria look like the States? Well, after months and months of searching we've found the right locations, one in Graz, one in Vienna and one's a secret. You'll never know.
We fully understand that contributing your money to somebody else's work is not an everyday thing to do and it does require a certain amount of trust. However, we would like to affirm that you can rest assured that every single one of us is more than passionate about their art and any contributions made will fund a film that we have dedicated a major part of our lives to. We are truly grateful for your generosity! And as a thank you we are giving away little tokens of appreciation in form of small prizes.
The story of our film is based on a dream our director Vitor had one night. He was so shaken up by that dream that he decided to make it into a film and started writing the script straight away. A story about a young man's journey into the unknown, into self revelation, trust and ultimately love.
We started studying various papers on dream analysis: Freud; C.G. Jung; J.W. Dunne's research on precognitive dreams; even Greek mythology. And finally a story appeared that we now desperately want to present to the world.
We would love you to be part of this adventure, as your contribution will make this dream an exciting reality!
Other Ways You Can Help
We understand, that not everyone can contribute, but that doesn't mean you can't help:
What you can do to help us reach our goal is very simple!
- Spread the word!
- Let your friends know about our campaign
- Pass on our film website: http://www.straighttorem.com/
- You can also use the Indiegogo share tools
- Don't forget to like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studiosopenhouse
We appreciate your time, interest and support!