Away from Me - Short Film

A young man loses track of reality when his lucid dreams evolve into something unexpected.
Nick Denardi
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Forked River, New Jersey
United States
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The Project

Away from Me is a short film about a young man, Miles, who must keep track of two separate realities when his lucid dreaming spirals out of control.  He never falls asleep; he merely wakes up.

Unlike the plethora of "it was all a dream" twist endings and Inception knock-offs, Away from Me is an original take on the dream state, using the knowledge of real lucid dreaming and tweaking it slightly to create a story that nobody has seen before.

Here you can check out the teaser by itself:

Who We Are

To put it bluntly, we are simply a small dedicated group of young men and women who wanted to create something bigger than ourselves.

This campaign is the last stop on our journey to create something wonderful, and we would love nothing more than for you to join us!

See a full cast and crew list below, or check us out on IMDb!

What We Need & What You Get

The lamest part about this whole thing is that we need to talk about money,

So in order to get it over with and head right to our awesome perks, we're just going to lay it out flat.  And even if we don't reach our entire goal, every cent raised will still be put towards making Away from Me sound and look as beautiful as it was shot and organized.

WE NEED 4,000 DOLLARS, and here is exactly what that money will go to:

  • MOST of the funds (about 3,000) will be split between professional color-grading and professional sound (done by the magical Matt Day).  And this sound includes:
  1. Sound design
  2. Sound mixing/mastering
  3. Foley work/ADR
  4. And the most expensive bit, the score
  • THE REST (about 1,000) will go towards festival entrance fees and promotion, so we can show our work to hundreds or even possibly thousands of people.


In addition to a bunch of Indiegogo classics such as:

  • Social media shout-outs
  • Digital downloads/physical copies of the film and soundtrack
  • Special Thanks in the credits of the film
  • IMDb Credits

We also have some pretty unique perks of our own, which happen to be the ones we like the most:

  • Wake-up calls
  • Bonus tracks made in collaboration between you and our composer, which YOU get to name (limited)
  • Custom Away from Me pillowcases (3 options)
  • Signed script with shot list and script notes
  • Dinner on the water with the cast and crew

The Incredible Impact

Somehow, beyond what we are able to comprehend, we were able to shoot this film in a way that satisfied us, with the shoe-string budget that was available to us.  In short, we got lucky.

But in order to finish this project with the same level of quality as we started, we need YOUR help to get us there.

The Final print of a film is the culmination of all the experiences that went into making it.  The film grows and stretches in certain directions depending on who is involved.  It is not one man's doing; it has no schematic.  In a way, it is a living thing created through collaboration.  And we want more than anything for you to be a part of this process, and help us shape something into existence that is still unsure.  We want you to help us CREATE the most beautiful work that we are capable of, since it is a reflection on all of those involved.  We want you to join our team.

Other Ways You Can Help

We completely understand if you are not able to donate (after all, we're the ones asking for money), but you can still help us!

Spread the word, like our pages, follow our accounts, and don't forget to use the Indiegogo share tools!

And seriously, thank you for looking us over, it's an honor for us just to be a part of this inspirational film community.  We hope and look forward to your addition to our team!

Principal Cast and Crew

Kevin Charette - Actor "Miles"/ Associate Producer

Email:      IMDb ; Kevin Charette

Martina Bussanich - Actress "Becca"

IMDb: Martina Bussanich

Keith Charette - Actor "Rich"

Email:      IMDb ; Keith Charette

Shannon Mcgillick - Actress "Brook"

IMDb: Shannon Mcgillick

Nick Denardi - Writer/ Director/Producer

Email:     IMDb ; Nick Denardi

Joseph Simon - Director of Photography/ Executive Producer

IMDb: Joseph William Simon

Mark Dalton - Executive Producer/ Production Manager/ Boom Operator

IMDb: Mark Dalton

Matt Day - Composer/ Sound Designer/ Production Sound Mixer/ Associate Producer

IMDb: Matt Day

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  • $10USD
    Alpha Waves

    Receive a personal shout-out on our Facebook page and Twitter accounts! (Both official and personal)

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  • $35USD
    Wake-up Call

    SPECIAL THANKS, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF FINISHED FILM/SOUNDTRACK, AND A WAKE-UP CALL FROM THE DIRECTOR OR A CAST MEMBER - In addition to the shout-out, you receive a special thanks in the credits, digital downloads of the film and soundtrack, and if you give us a phone number and a time, we'll give you a wake-up call! (contact us here on Indiegogo or through for the wake-up call)

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    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $50USD

    HARD COPY OF THE SOUNDTRACK WITH CUSTOM BONUS SONG THAT YOU INSPIRE AND NAME - In addition to the shout-out, the special thanks in the credits, and the digital downloads of the film and soundtrack, you will also receive a hard copy of the soundtrack, and collaborate with our composer to create a unique 2-minute bonus track, which you will name!

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    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $50USD
    Counting Sheep

    CUSTOM "AWAY FROM ME" PILLOWCASE WITH ONE OF THREE DESIGNS CREATED BY OUR ARTIST - In addition to the shout-out, the special thanks in the credits, and the digital downloads of the film and soundtrack, you will receive a custom pillowcase designed by our artist*. You will be able to choose one of three designs! *The designs will be uploaded by the end of June, you'll have to trust us that they will be AWESOME!

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  • $75USD
    Dream Journal

    SCRIPT SIGNED BY THE CAST AND CREW WITH SHOT LIST AND ACTOR'S NOTES - In addition to the shout-out, special thanks in the credits, and digital downloads of the film and soundtrack, you will receive a copy of the script signed by the cast and crew, which will also contain the shot list and actor's notes!

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  • $100USD
    Delta Waves

    PHYSICAL COPIES OF FILM/SOUNDTRACK, AND IMDB "SPECIAL THANKS" CREDIT - You will receive a DVD of the finished film and CD of the completed soundtrack, along with your very own place in history with a "special thanks" credit on IMDb!

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  • $500USD
    R.E.M. Sleep

    "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" CREDIT ON IMDB - In addition to receiving physical copies of the film and soundtrack, you will receive a prestigious "executive producer" credit on IMDb! (Spielberg is one of those)

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  • $1,000USD
    Lucid Dreaming

    DINNER ON THE WATER WITH THE CAST AND CREW - In addition to receiving physical copies of the film and soundtrack, and garnering an "executive producer" credit on IMDb, you will be invited to join the cast and crew for dinner on the water, at the restaurant where we shot the pivotal dinner scene! This also includes a picture with the cast and crew, and a signed script. (Travel and accommodation expenses must be provided by the backer)

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