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A compelling short film inspired by the music of Duke Ellington
Daniel DiPiazza
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
2 Team Members

Our Story

"Blossoms for Clara" is a SAG short film that fuses drama, rhythm and jazz, drawing heavily on the influence of the great Duke Ellington and stars the lovely JASMINE GUY!

I'd never been into jazz music, but as I listened to some Ellington one night, the music spoke to me. The film takes us through the life of aging jazz pianist Hank Elliot as he searches to find closure after his wife's death. Hank's story is told using Duke's music as a backdrop to express the moods and experiences that he encounters.

As I began to flesh out my ideas for actually producing the film, I brought my friend DIANA SUBER on board and we went to work making this idea a reality.

Never heard any of Duke Ellington's music? THE FILM IS BASED ON THESE THREE PIECES! CHECK THEM OUT:

Take the 'A' Train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHRbEhLj540&feature=related

In a Sentimental Mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sbp2KmBFpc

The Impact

This project is important!

Even a very SMALL contribution on your part represents and affirms the simple principle that when you believe in an idea strongly enough, the resources you need will present themselves. As cliche as it sounds guys, contributing is good karma, straight up. I strongly believe that when you release positivity it returns to you. When you contribute to our wonderful project think not just of helping us. Think of helping yourselves. Positivity is contagious! If you can give just a little of what you have, what can you expect to reap from the world in return? 

Where Your Contribution Goes

We've been fortunate enough to raise some money outside of IndieGoGo, so we have just enough to shoot. But here's the catch- the very fate of this film rests in POST production. We've decided to use all our funding from IndieGoGo to actually see the film through to completion. What good is a movie that is shot but never made? With $5,000 we can piece together what we've created, sweeten the all-important soundtrack and take the film from raw scraps to a polished product. Once that's done, we'll have something we can all be proud to show the world. Your contribution is LITERALLY turning this wonderful vision into a reality!

What You Get

Ok, ok...enough of the "New Age" Law of Attraction/ positivity speech. We have some "worldly" things to offer in return as well. What? Oh, we thought you'd never ask. Check out the "VIP Perks" to your right.


We really can't thank everyone enough for breathing life into this film. The shoot went very well, everything that COULD have gone wrong did NOT (and that's a very rare thing on a movie set). We are officially in post-production now and THIS is where the fun (and hard work) really begins. We still need as much help as possible to move the film successfully into its finished form. Check out the trailer we've put together. We're right on track to finish in early February. Then it's to festivals for Academy consideration.  Even $10 helps!

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This campaign ended on January 4, 2011
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  • $10USD

    "Thank You" in the film closing credit, and a personal invitation to all screenings and a handwritten note from me stating "YOU ROCK MY WORLD!"

    8 claimed
  • $30USD
    Well Wishes

    Downloadable version of the completed film, and the perks listed above. PLUS I'LL SING A SONG OF YOUR CHOICE ON YOUTUBE.

    11 claimed
  • $50USD
    Happy to Contribute

    A DVD of the completed film, and all the other perks listed above. PLUS I'LL MAKE ONE PRANK CALL TO ANYBODY YOU WANT.

    6 claimed
  • $150USD
    Honor Roll

    Tee-shirt (size limited to L - 3XL), and all the other perks listed above. PLUS I'LL PAINT YOUR NAME ON MY BODY AND WEAR IT FOR ONE WHOLE DAY.

    2 claimed
  • $500USD
    Steppin' Your Game Up

    "Associate Producer" in the film credit, movie poster, and all the other perks listed above. PLUS I'LL TAKE YOU OUT TO DINNER ANYWHERE IN ATLANTA YOU WANT.

    0 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Big Shot!

    "Executive Producer" credit on this project, and all the other perks listed above. PLUS WE'LL PUT YOU IN THE MOVIE. WANT YOUR SAG ELIGIBILITY!?

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