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:
- Sound design
- Sound mixing/mastering
- Foley work/ADR
- 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.
AND NOW FOR OUR AWESOME PERKS
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: Kevcharette@yahoo.com IMDb ; Kevin Charette
Martina Bussanich - Actress "Becca"
IMDb: Martina Bussanich
Keith Charette - Actor "Rich"
Email: Bragicharette@gmail.com IMDb ; Keith Charette
Shannon Mcgillick - Actress "Brook"
IMDb: Shannon Mcgillick
Nick Denardi - Writer/ Director/Producer
Email: Nickdenardi@hotmail.com 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