TOASTMASTER, a feature film where:
Alek & Mariella find themselves at their reclusive uncle's house, in Glendale, California, surrounded by his parrot, sheep, and rooster, while awaiting Alek's mother's second wedding. Uncle Kapriel realizes this weekend is his perfect opportunity to teach Alek their ancient Armenian tradition, Toastmaster, just in time for his mother's wedding. What Uncle Kapriel does not expect, is what his nephew will uncover about his secret past.
The Back-story; The beginning of a family tradition
In 1915, Armen Nerguizian, the only survivor of nine siblings, escaped to Yerevan and started a new life as an apprentice of a Toastmaster. It did not matter what the occasion was, when Armen made a toast, his family was with him. They were alive in spirit. Soon, his heartfelt and poetic toasts became famous all around the Caucasus, and wealthy families began to hire him to be the master of ceremony of their weddings.
Everyone knew him as "The Tamada" (the toastmaster).
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
We (see our faces below this page) have finished shooting TOASTMASTER and need your help in order to move on to Post-Production. Specifically, we need funds for the following:
✮ Sound editing
✮ Original Music
✮ Final Telecine & Color correction
✮ Visual effects & Titles
✮ Film distribution (festival fees, screening copies, promotional materials, DVDs)
The premise is simple: If we reach $18,000; we'll have a film ready for the big screen by the end of 2012!!!
Please, check out our cool rewards and help us reach our goal! You can become an associate producer, an executive producer, receive special screen passes, limited DVD editions, props and other cool items related to the film.
SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN
If you can't donate money but you still want to help us finish TOASTMASTER, Please SHARE this campaign using the sharing tools located below the video.
Team on This Campaign:
Producer / Writer / Director