Ashes is a dark comedy about 3 siblings who go on a road trip to spread their father's ashes and the people they meet along the way. It’s a story of people who are grieving in their own unique way and the perspectives they may have about the world, love and themselves.
Growing up I always felt something was off about me. Was it the fact that I loved reading comic books or that I always ate one thing at a time at the dinner table? (The world may never know.) I noticed early on there was a strange disconnect I had with my family, but there was always one occasion where we could all come together and reveal our true selves to each other; A funeral. It wouldn’t matter how weird I thought I was, we were all in the same boat, grieving in our own unique way. This film is for anyone who has ever felt like the black sheep in their family, a film about characters that are a work in progress. In life there are no real endings, only new beginnings and old chapters. This is a story about second chances, forgiveness and receiving/accepting the love we deserve. I wanted to create a humorous story about love, pain and the family dynamics that shape us for better and for worse -Keith
With your help we can turn our project into a reality! Your contributions will be used for :
Paying the Cast and Crew: The Cinematographer, The Assistant Director, Grips, The Actors, The Production Designer, the Makeup Artist, Script Supervisor, and Gaffer.
Feeding and paying the cast and crew •
Renting Equipment such as the Camera, lenses and lights.
Composer ( I love using a real score)
*Locations* The film takes place in New York and Connecticut.
Post production such as ADR and sound mixing.
Proper Format and Coloring
Distribution/Marketing (the website!)
Fees, Fees, Fees (Licensing/Music/Indiegogo)
Film festival submissions.
Meet the Cast and and Crew!
Meet Our D.P. (Director of Photography) Henrik Meyer. Henrik is a 3 time international Emmy award winning cinematographer. His work has gone to several film festivals including the Festival de Cannes
Meet Keith Walker. The Co-writer and Director of Ashes. Keith is an accomplished Playwright and festival winning writer and director. His work has been played in several various film festivals across the US.
Holly Dortch is an accomplished model and dancer and actress. She has been seen in such classics like William Shakespeare's Othello and Julius Caeser.
Ja-Ron Young is the Co-writer of Ashes. He is a stand up comedian, sketch writer and actor. You can see him regularly throughout the comedy clubs in New York.
We have some great perks for you guys!
Our Perks have been donated from Willoughby and Sons funeral home
You can donate as little as $10- One shouldn't be dead without a glamorized tombstone!
At Willoughby Funeral service, They will make sure you go out in style!
For $50- We will treat you like the star that you are! Ashes true HollyWood Style! We will Film your epic death, in the style of an original, Lifetime Channel Movie. Don't worry, we will send everything above to your love one, along with a poster and digital download of the scene and soundtrack to Ashes. )
If you can't donate, we understand. If times are tough but you still enjoyed our pitch and believe in this project as much as we do, please share it! Every little bit helps to make this story come to life!