Big shoutout to everyone who made this campaign a success. Thanks to all of you for your faith in this project. For anyone interested in staying up to date with the project, or to help out in any way, please visit our website: www.facebook.com/SuperDayFilm
UPDATE: Both our Director of Photography (Clayton Taylor) and our 1st Assistant Director (Paul Huber) have agreed to shave their heads as well, if we reach this $3,500 goal. We're so close, but not much time remains. Of course, videos of all head shavings and all scalp signatures will be posted and shared online. Better get busy!
We reached our goal in just 15 days! Now, we're going big.
This project has a budget of almost $5,000. This includes unforeseen costs, such as equipment rentals, increases in shooting fees for police officers, increased travel fees, unforeseen wardrobe issues, increased crew wages, etc. We're covering everything that we don't make here out of pocket. We could really use as much help as possible. So, if we raise a total of $3,500 our Writer/Director, Chris Wade, will shave his head. AND you get a chance to sign it! (See the "Your Autograph, Please" perk to your right.) Better hurry, time's ticking...
Perks Video: http://youtu.be/72kj0uOzvT8
In honor of Scott Schwartz and his amazing work with children's charities around the country, we're happy to announce that the producers of "Super Day" will donate 5% of the net proceeds from our film to the LSU-HSC Foundation to help children with cancer and other serious illnesses. This will include proceeds from the $50,000 LA Film Prize, if we win, as well as proceeds from sales. In addition, we've added the "Producing Hope" package. A whopping 20% of contributions from all "Producing Hope" packages will go to the LSU-HSC Foundation! And you get an Associate Producer credit in the film! What are you waiting for!?
What's it about?!
Being a superhero is a thankless job. Nobody understands you. Nobody truly appreciates you. Nobody tips a superhero.
Our hero is overworked and stressed out. There are no vacation days when your job is saving the world. There's also no lunch break. When our hero has to skip his lunch to change into his outfit so he can help a woman in need, his secret identity is revealed (and revealing!) when a precocious teenager snaps some naughty pictures of him. Now he has to convince the kid not to sell his wardrobe malfunction to the tabloids!
Who's project is it?
Chris has been writing stories since he was a little kid. Sometimes, they got him in trouble. (His first short story could be described as "Curious George" meets "The Hangover", and his 2nd grade teacher was less than happy with it.) Chris' first short film, "Endangered", was a featured selection of the 2011 New Orleans Film Festival. "Endangered" was shot for 1/20th the cost of any of the other short films in its program, and with a crew of only two people.
Clayton S. Taylor
(Cinematographer - Producer)
Clay discovered cameras and film seperately. He found cameras by shooting portraits and his award-winning bridal photography. Film he found through his love of acting. Clay began acting by doing extra work on big budget projects and quickly moved to featured roles in films such as "Drive Angry" and "Leaves of Grass", where he played a trauma doctor treating Edward Norton's character.
When Clay discovered that his photography camera (a Canon 5D Mark II) was also being used as a filmmaking tool on major Hollywood productions, he decided to merge his two hobbies into one: filmmaking. The rest was history.
How can you help?
For this film we're asking for $2,500. That seems like a lot of money, so I want to show you how it breaks down, just covering the bigger items on the budget.
- $450 - Actors. Quality actors are essential to a production. We're paying our actors the minimum amount we could pay without being insulting. Even so, it adds up.
- $500 - Crew. We have a list of talented crew willing to work for free on this project because they believe in it and us. We'd like to give them something for their time. There are also crew members we're missing who will require compensation (such as Boom Operator and Makeup Artist).
- $300 - Props. We require a few specialty props that are a necessity for the project.
- $150 - Wardrobe. Superhero outfits aren't free.
- $600 - Production insurance. Production insurance is a requirement for filming on some public property, in order to get permits. Our actual quote was for $1,500 but we can lower it to $600 by only insuring the locations required for permitting.
- $400 - Catering. People will work for free as long as you feed them. We're estimating $100 a day for food and drinks for up to 15 people, each working 10-16 hour days. That's not a lot per person.
- $300 - Police. Police are free when they're saving lives. They cost when they're shutting down streets for you.
- $400 - Travel and accomodations. Some of our crew and possibly some of our cast are traveling from out of town. We would like to help them with their travel and accomodations as much as possible.
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I've mentioned it several times in the videos, but I can't stress enough the importance of getting this project out. Under the video you'll see a small box that says "Share this Campaign". There's a little button to share through Facebook, Twitter and Google +. There's also a link you can share. Just copy and paste it anywhere you can think of. Get creative! You're help in this area is essential to the Campaign's success.