What is Utopia?
Utopia, is an independent, short narrative film that will serve as my senior thesis at the Art Institute of Portland. My two + years of schooling and more than five years of filmmaking have been preparing me for this day, and now I'm asking for your help!
Here is a synopsis of the plot:
Scientist work hard to create a digital world where one can potentially upload ones mind and live forever in a perfect world free of death and disease. Excitement builds as Max, a lab mouse is successfully sent into "Utopia," but when Evelyn, a biotech, hears of her fiance's life threatening motorcycle accident, everyone works hard and fast to prepare the system to upload the first human being before it's too late.
When and where are we filming and showing Utopia?
We will be filming in and around Portland Oregon through January of 2012 and will be showing it on the big screen at the Hollywood Theater in NE Portland in June of 2012. Upon graduating with a Bachelors in Fine Arts I will then take this film to the festival circuit where we will rake in the awards!
How can I help produce this film?
We are looking to raise $3,333 for the production of this film.
This money will help:
-Bring on quality, local actors who will help carry the story forward in a believable manner.
-Feed our cast and crew.
-Pay for insurance.
-Pay for location fees.
-Custom design and create the POD that will be used in the upload scenes.
After constructing a tight and concise budget, the grand total to make this film work was just over $3,300 dollars. And since 3 has always been my favorite number I figured lets make it a nice balanced amount.
What are the perks?
Every one who donates ANY amount will receive a DIGITAL COPY of the film before we hit the festival circuit. For those who donate more, compensation will be in the form of DVDs, POSTERS, and a MAKING OF Exclusive Behind The Scenes Photo Book! And for the fist person to donate $1000 or more will receive the custom made life size POD from the film! Pictures of this pod to follow upon construction.
Other Ways You Can Help
We need your photos! We are looking to bring in 10,000 still images from at least 100 photographers. That means 10 Hi Res images to be uploaded to email@example.com from any one and everyone with a camera.
These images will be used in the film in a fast and furious montage that will simulate what it would look like when your mind is assimilated into Utopia! All the details on how and what to upload can be found on our COLLABORATE page at:
What if we don't make our goal. Will the film still be made?
YES! No matter what, this film is being made. I will beg borrow and uhh... use whatever creative means necessary to make this film. Your contribution will help this film reach its ultimate potential. So even if we don't reach our financial goal, we will make this film and you will receive our heart felt blessings and whatever perks you have been promised.
So thank you for your time and your support!