Adagio in C minor

Shortly after his mother's sudden death, a young cellist and recent high school graduate tries to resist his father's insistence that he go away to school.
Dani Abraham
Orange, California
United States
2 Team Members

Our Story


The bottom line is, we’re storytellers. We’re a group of students who were inspired by great

stories and decided to pursue a life of making movies.


And now, we ARE making a movie: its working title is Adagio in C minor, and it’s the story of

Carter, a son just out of high school who loses his mother earlier than anyone ever should.

He and Thomas, his father, now only have each other, but instead of connecting, their

opposing methods of grieving bring them into conflict. Carter’s mother had taught him to

play the cello, and his music is now all that he has left of her; however, his father feels that

he is dwelling in the past, and that it’s time to move on. Inspired by the director’s personal

experience with loss, the film shows grief from an honest perspective: it’s not something that

Carter can ever get over, but it is something that, with support, he can push through.


We’re currently in the preproduction phase, but the shoot dates are coming up fast! We’re

going to be shooting the film from March 23 to March 25. It’s going to be about ten minutes

long, but making even a ten-minute film is a very involved process, and we need your help.



What We Need & What You Get


We need just a little bit of financial support to pay for things like locations, equipment,

and production design. We’re looking for $2,000 to add to the $650 that we receive from

the school. Every cent of this money is going go towards making our story as powerful as

possible. Better lights, better sets, and more efficient production are all things that will help

us to make a better film.


Without this support, the reality is that we will not be able to make this film to its fullest

potential. We’re excited about this project, and we believe in the story that we’re telling,

which is why we need you to help us make this the best film it can possibly be!



In case helping burgeoning young filmmakers achieve their dreams isn’t enough incentive,

we’ve decided to provide some prizes for you, our donors. If you donate any amount $5 or

above, you’ll be given a Special Thanks credit in our film. Any donation above $10 allows

you to see the film whenever you want. But if you start donating in higher amounts, you can

get even more exciting prizes, such as signed photos from the set, the film’s soundtrack, or

even an original piece of music written exclusively for you by the film’s composer!




Other Ways You Can Help


If you want to do more, or if you can’t donate, there are other ways you can help. Show this

page to everyone you know! The more people see it, the more potential donors we have.

Send this to anyone who might be willing to donate, whether they’re friends, family members

or coworkers. And tell them to spread it to people they know, as well!


See those buttons underneath our video at the top? Those give you an easy way to spread

this page around through email or various social networking sites.


Spread the word! Show this to as many people as possible, and help us to make this the

best film that we possibly can!


And, of course, no matter how you can help us, you have our deepest gratitude for your


generous support. Thank you!


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