Check The Oil

A Film student at Champlain College trying to fund his Senior Film!
Patrick Burke
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Burlington, Vermont
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

My name is Patrick Burke and this is my  second time Directing/Writing a short film. I'm making this film with my Producer/Co-Writer, Anthony Siciliano. We are both Digital Film Making Seniors here at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. 

What we are trying to do is secure the necessary funds needed to complete this project as close to our original vision as we possibly can. This is my last chance to make a short film here at Champlain and I really want it to be something I can showcase after graduation. Anthony, Tim and I have been working over the past month to make sure that we will be prepared and confident when it comes to production time. 

As of right now,  I'm  scraping together what little bit of money I can afford from my personal budget, but as it goes, I've already run into costs that I can not pay on my own. What this means is that to make this film look as good as I want it to, I'm planning on renting a RED Scarlet Digital Cinema Camera. This is camera that is widely known as one of the best out there in the field today. If we could raise enough money to pay for the rental, that would be the difference between making this film what I know it can be, versus the film I hope it isn't. 

What We Need & What You Get

We need $600.00 to pay for our RED rental, renting locations, as well as feeding our crew through the production. That's it!

The incentives we are able to offer you for your amazing donations are:

$5.00 - High Fives if we see you around town

$10.00 - Special Thanks in Credits

         -All the Above

$15.00 - Copy of DVD

          -All the Above

$25.00 - Copy of the Original Screenplay

         - All the Above

$50.00 - Cast/Crew Signed Thank You Letter

          - All the Above

$100.00 - Executive Producer Credit

           - All the Above

$250.00 - 4 Pack of Bison Burgers (Max 2)

           - All the Above

$500.00 - Director and Producer Visit/Private Screening/Bring a Burgers (or other) and Help You Eat It (max 1)

           - All the Above

IF we do not reach our full goal of $600, the money will still be used in part to fund our rental, locations, etc., but we will have to fundraise more money to fully fund this project.

The Impact

Anthony and I have had over 4 successful short films come out of our team in our Champlain career and we are looking to continue that streak with this production.

We are capable of making great work when we have the resources, and we are taking advantage of all the resources provided to us by Champlain College, while we are lucky enough to have these privileges. We understand the importance of making our time here at Champlain count and make as much great work as we can while we are here, to help us further our success in the film industry in the very near future.

Please help us continue our hard work of creating quality films by supporting this project. 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you are unable to contribute, please SHARE this page to anyone and everyone you know! Facebook it, Tweet it, Instagram it, Pin it, Digg it, whatever! Anything that will get awareness out to the most amount of people for support! 

We appreciate your support greatly, it will really make all the difference in this film!

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  • $5USD
    The Buddy!

    You will receive: - If we see you around, high fives for life!

    3 claimed
  • $10USD
    The Special Friend

    You will receive: -A Special Thanks in Credits -All the Perks from Buddy

    5 claimed
  • $15USD
    The Go-To

    You will receive: -A Copy of the finished DVD -All the Perks from Special Friend

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    The Enthusiast

    You will receive: -A Copy of Original Screenplay -All the Perks from The Go-To

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    The Neighborly Neighbor

    You will receive: -A Cast/Crew Signed Thank You Letter -All the Perks from The Enthusiast

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    The Crazy Uncle

    You will receive: -Executive Producer Credit -All of the Perks from The Neighborly Neighbor

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250USD
    The Good Samaritan

    You will receive: -A Pack of 4 Bison Burgers(or Cash Equivalent) -All the Perks from The Crazy Uncle

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    The Angel

    You will receive: -The Director and Producer will visit you with bison burgers( or food of choice), hold a private screening with you, -AND All the Perks from the Good Samaritan!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
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