DORSAL

A short film about 9-year old Iris Lawrence who discovers an estranged man she believes to be the reincarnation of her goldfish.
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Nicole Bond
Film
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
2 Team Members

THANK YOU!

To all those who have donated to this project over the last month! We are very grateful for all your generous support towards this campaign as we move forward in 2014 having achieved our goal -- we cannot thank you enough.
The footage looks great and we move forward with post-production in early January.
Best,
The Dorsal Team

UPDATES FROM THE SHOOT!

DECEMBER 7 - 11, 2013

DAY 1 - COMPLETE! We had a great first day shooting with Peyton, Christine and our amazing crew! Thank you to everyone who has been donating to our project and please continue liking/sharing/tweeting/forwarding along this campaign while we're on set! The shoot continues this week on location in Stratford, ON.

DAY 2 - COMPLETE! Today we welcomed Jonathan to our house location for the first time and the dynamic between Iris and Amahl was amazing! We can't wait to see how their relationship continues to develop over the rest of the week.

DAY 3 - COMPLETE! We can't believe how great this footage is turning out!! Thank you so much for the overwhelming support! We are almost half way to our campaign goal! Don't forget about our amazing perks, including sneak peek film stills daily for the rest of the shooting week for donations of $100+! 

DAY 4 - COMPLETE! Two scenes done today and our actors nailed them both! We are so fortunate to be working with such a seasoned cast and talented crew... The whole day was long takes of quick dialogue. Today was full of big accomplishments and we cannot wait for our final shooting day tomorrow.


DAY 5 - COMPLETE! THAT'S A WRAP ON DORSAL! We are so fortunate to have such an amazing cast, crew and support system. Thank you for all the generous donations. Our fundraising has fully covered all of our equipment rentals up to the end of production. Please continue donating as we move forward to cover our post production needs to make this project the best that it can be!



DORSAL - THE STORY

9-year old Iris Lawrence stumbles upon what she believes to be the reincarnation of her recently flushed pet goldfish, Amahl, and strives to show her maturity by bringing this estranged man home to help with the transformation.

DORSAL is a short film inspired by the Governor General award-winning play “Girl in the Goldfish Bowl” written by Morris Panych, that is being brought to life at the Ryerson University School of Image Arts by student filmmakers.


OUR STORY

DIRECTOR - AIDAN SHIPLEY

Raised in Stratford Ontario, director AIDAN SHIPLEY’s passion for theatre and film began through the Shakespeare Festival at a very young age. Since moving to Toronto he has flourished in both directing and his acting career. His work with Gary Goddard Agency has allowed Shipley to continue gaining valuable on-camera experience and working with top Canadian filmmakers including Atom Egoyan. Shipley is also the recipient of a Harvey Hart Award for his talent, leadership, technical skill and exceptional ability in the field of directing. His last two student films at Ryerson, Alan’s Study and Bridges (https://vimeo.com/65074705), have won several awards and been chosen for Film Festivals worldwide. 

PRODUCER - NICOLE BOND

NICOLE BOND is in her fourth year of the Ryerson University Film Studies program where her core academic interests lie in creative producing. A combination of hard-work ethic, media business knowledge and love of the film process have all played a large role in the success of films she has worked on. Bond has been involved in the development of eight student films that have been chosen for many showcases which include Maximum Exposurethe Canadian Student Film Festival Montreal and the Atlantic Film Festival. She was presented a Norman Jewison award for her production work during third year at Ryerson.

WRITER - GRAYSON MOORE

GRAYSON MOORE works as a development executive at the Toronto/LA-based Lumanity Productions developing feature films and story editing for established writers. Moore wrote the Ryerson third year film Bridges, which won the award for best film at the MaxEx film festival and earned him a HSBC Filmmaker Award for best script at Ryerson University. He has also had four produced plays, most recently, he wrote and directed the play “Ways to Kill Ethyl” for the Toronto Fringe, which the Torontoist gave a prestigious four-star rating.

EDITOR - DANIEL HAACK

The reel for DANIEL HAACK spans six years and includes a range of styles for short films, promotions, music videos, documentaries and film trailers. He is a fourth year student in the Ryerson University film program streaming in creative post-production. Several short films he has cut —Norman Hole, Bridges and Way Charn! to name a few—have won awards at the school and have become official selections at several film festivals.

PRODUCTION DESIGNER - EMILY CHEUNG

EMILY CHEUNG’s interest in visual art began to flourish at a young age as she attended arts elementary and high schools before choosing to focus on scenography at Ryerson. She has done art on many sets, most notably the production design for Bridges and Pawn Song in 2013. Cheung is also completing a post-graduate certificate in Design for Arts and Entertainment.


ATTACHED CAST

IRIS LAWRENCE - Peyton Kennedy

AMAHL - Jonathan Goad

SYLVIA LAWRENCE - Christine Horne


WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR

This film has a total budget of $10,000. We are hoping to raise half that amount through crowdsource funding. Our budget breakdown is as follows;

EQUIPMENT RENTALS - 46.3%

Cameras, lenses, lighting and rigs are just some of the many tools we’ll be renting.

CRAFT SERVICES - 22%

Meals and a craft table will feed our cast and crew during our 7-days on set.

ART DEPARTMENT - 8.9%

Wardrobe, makeup, set design and props play a crucial role in bringing this story to life.

TRANSPORTATION/LODGING - 7.2%

Dorsal will be shot entirely on location. This money will be used on gas to transport equipment, travel for our talent and overnight accommodations for the cast and crew.

FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS - 2.2%

Will be used for the promotion and exposure of our film in various Film Festivals.

LEGAL - 1.9%

Insurance coverage for our equipment rentals and locations.

POST PRODUCTION - 1.5%

Drives plus labour costs to touch up and perfect the footage.

CONTINGENCY - 10%

Safety money— Should we experience any unforeseen bumps in the road.


THANK YOU

If financial contribution is not an option for you, please support us by SHARING this page through social networking websites such as TWITTER or FACEBOOK.

Any form of support is greatly appreciated!

THANK YOU


More questions? Please e-mail! nbond@ryerson.ca

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