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A short film that evokes the profound, personal intensity of our most ruinous emotional states; the very moments when, overcome, we have lost control.
Grace Pisula
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Chicago, Illinois
United States
5 Team Members

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or Click here to watch the Official Trailer

Learn more about the origins and direction of Closed Frame


Closed Frame: The Value of Questioning Experience

We've seen hundreds of horror movies recycle the same, tired concepts: demented serial killers, demonic possessions, monsters, haunted houses, alien invasions, freaky supernatural events, murders with excessive gore/profanity, zombies apocalypses etc (you catch the drift).

Our film developed from a need to work outside the genre stereotypes of horror. We deliberately avoided the ways that horror films usually construct stories and characters; instead, our cast and crew set out to make a film about how experience becomes problematic and obscured within actual, lived moments of horror as they transpire.     

Closed Frame concerns the moment of horror itself: the anxious reeling we experience as we are losing control.  Horror, for us, isn't merely a technique or a style for storytelling.  It is lived experience, an event that is dangerous precisely because, as horror happens, our attempts to control it and understand it remain inconsequential. 

Closed Frame will prompt audiences to question the ways they traditionally experience horror films-- and film itself.  This approach to horror filmmaking is valuable because it calls us to question experience itself-- precisely as do real, lived moments of horror. 


Our Mission

It's simple: This film cannot be completed unless we are able to fund several essential dimensions of post production. Your support will fund three key areas of post-production:

  • Professional color grading/correction.
  • Professional sound designer and original music.
  • Special effects editing.

In addition to helping us finish the film, your donations will allow us to get you the great incentives listed in the sidebar as well as enter Closed Frame into film festivals in 2013 and 2014.


Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is to raise money to finish Closed Frame in Summer 2013. After this point it will be nearly impossible since all of the films producers are moving physical locations in the Fall.


As of March 15, we've screened the first showing of the Closed Frame rough cut. As well as planning several more screenings in Peoria and Chicago, we've assembled a team of young professionals in Peoria, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles to tackle the last steps in making our film a reality. With your help we can achieve our goal of finishing the final cut of Closed Frame this summer.


Promotions & Marketing

There are six promotional stills available on the Closed Frame website and Facebook page. Show your support by selecting one and uploading it as your Facebook cover photo.

Don't forget to 'Like' our page so we can keep you updated on the progress of the campaign as well as the remaining facets of post-production.

Thanks for stopping by! Learn more at www.closedframe.com.

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  • $10USD
    Thank You!

    You will receive a shout out on our Facebook page for your donation. Your name will also appear in the credits of the final cut.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $25USD
    View the Rough Cut Online

    By donating over $25 you will receive the password to access the rough cut of Closed Frame on Vimeo. The rough cut will be made available on the last day of the campaign. You'll also get a shout out on our Facebook page as well as backer credit in the final cut.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    DVD and Poster

    By donating $50 you are securing your own copy of Closed Frame on DVD. You can also view the rough cut online and you will also receive credit in the final cut.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $2,000USD

    First and foremost, you shall be knighted by the cast and crew of Closed Frame for being a true supporter of the arts. For funding the remaining facets of post-production you receive Executive Producer credit as well as each of the incentives listed above.

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