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Get Us Out Of The Woods
Help us in post production for our second feature film "Out of the Woods"
Charis Joy Jackson
Brisbane, Australia
$11,635 AUD raised by 103 backers
47% of $25,000 
flexible goal
No time left
Overview
"If this is dying then the rhythm is far slower than expected, and all I'm reduced to is regret..." What would you do if you woke up stranded in an endless forest? How hard would you fight to get back to those you care about? At the end what is it we're really fighting for? These are the questions Will Denovan will be forced to answer as he fights with everything he has to get home.

 

"They Say your life flashes before your eyes when you die, I never imagined it would be true..."

At the end, what really matters and how do we measure our success? Does gaining everything really matter if you lose everything you care about? 

Out of The Woods deals with family dynamics and the complexity of wanting to have a successful career and a successful family in the modern age.

Speaking outside of merely the financial side of filmmaking we believe this story has the potential to shape and change culture. We want to tell stories which are relevant and matter, and this film is both.

We're wrapping up on post-production now and we need your help in order to tell this story. We’re not asking for a paycheck, we’re asking for your help to make this film happen.

I know, your first question is: What's Post-Production? The Post-Production phase includes the complete editing, colour-correction, and the addition of music and sound. Basically it's when we take everything we've filmed over two months, and splice it together into an actual film.

 Why do we need funding for this?

Even though we have the majority of the film edited we still have a few milestones to cross before it's up to par of a feature film you'd see in cinemas. 

What will the money go towards?

- A Composer

- Sound Mixing/Mastering

- Color Correction

- Additional Dialogue Recording (ADR)

- Foley

- CGI

These things might seem small, but this is what makes or breaks the final product.

Will Denovan wakes in the middle of a vast forest. He's dirty. His clothes are muddy and disheveled. He has two scabbed over wounds on his abdomen. He doesn’t know where he is. With no memory of how he got there, his only desire is to get out of the woods and back to his family. 

Taking refuge in a small cabin he struggles to adapt in his new surroundings, but the woods are not what they seem. No matter what he tries, the woods will not let him go. He can't escape. Will tries his best to remember anything from his past which can help him piece together how he got in this situation. He finds a picture of his family that focuses his attention on the past…

...laboring to survive and driven to succeed in his life before the woods, Will tries to make a name for himself as a real estate power broker. Everything’s looking up for him as he climbs the competitive corporate ladder. It's not until Will meets Robyn, that he realizes there could be more to life than simply surviving. 

They marry, but after a few years the challenges mount up; Will begins to hide things from Robyn and she begins to question if they’re truly a family.

To everyone else, Will’s someone who’s made it, but he has his secrets…

Trying to maintain a high functioning lifestyle proves too difficult, and an addiction to prescription medication becomes out of control.

With the woods testing all his limits Will's forced to relive his spiraling past and ultimately conquer his fiercest opponent... Himself. He must find a new way to survive, or he may never find his way out of the woods.

 

 - Writer/Director Jason Solari 

 

From start to finish it'll be over four years since groundwork was laid for this film.

The entirety of Out of The Woods was a passion project, no one on set received anything for the combined months of pre-production and production.

Your donation doesn't go into our pockets, it simply goes to finishing a project that's been years in the making.

We aren't a multi-million dollar production company and we don't have sponsors lining our pockets with cash; we're just a few filmmakers who love what we do. Without your support, this film won't happen.

You aren't just donating to a movie, you're making a vision come to life.

 

 

 

 

 

JASON SOLARI / DIRECTOR, WRITER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Jason began his filmmaking career in 1999 when he used to borrow film equipment for class assignments. He has been working professionally in the entertainment industry for more than 10 years, starting out in radio. He started working in film in 2005, leading a film education program the following year. In 2007 he worked on his first feature film, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising; a full budget film with Fox Studios and Walden Media.

Since then, he has been directing shorts, winning best director for his short Life on the Road. In 2015, he completed his first feature film as both director and producer, The Umbrella, which received international distribution. 

CHARIS JOY JACKSON / PRODUCER

Charis began her film career in 1998 as an extra for independent feature, Beyond Paradise. Ever since she's been pursuing filmmaking. 

She was here when The Initiative Production Company was founded in 2008 and has written, directed and produced several short films.

Charis has also crewed several independent feature films. Relapse and The Land of Eb being among them. Most recently she was the 1st Assistant Director on The Umbrella with The Initiative.

This is her first feature film as a producer.

JONATHAN PROBY / PRODUCER/ POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Jonathan has been working in film since 2008, he was part of the founding team, bringing The Initiative Production Company into existence. 

He has been involved in several areas of film, but most recently was the Sound Mixer and Post Production Supervisor for The Umbrella

He also worked as Sound Mixer on independent feature, Midori in Hawaii.

This will be his second feature as Post Production Supervisor.

JOSH HARMSWORTH / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Josh has been working in film since 2005 working on various film projects.

In 2007 he joined the crew of his first feature film, The Seeker: The Dark is Rising with Fox Studios and Walden Media. During this film, he worked in the camera department.

He has since gone on to work as the Director of Photography on several independent feature films, The Land of EbThe Umbrella, and most recently Midori in Hawaii.

Altogether Josh has over 12 film credits to his name as Director of Photography. 

BRENDEN BELL / WRITER

Brenden has been involved with film since he joined The Initiative in 2011. He took our film course and then joined the internship which ran alongside our first feature, The Umbrella

He has been our resident writer ever since, creating several short films in the process. Over the last four years he's taught screen writing on our film course.

Brenden has crewed in several other areas as well. During The Umbrella he was our Script Supervisor, and most recently he produced one of our latest short films, Skipping Stones.

This is his first feature film as writer.

Out of the Woods is our second film as a production company; the first having secured an international distribution deal is, The Umbrella

The Umbrella Movie Trailer #2

Trailer for The Umbrella directed by Jason Solari. 

 

The Initiative Production Company - http://www.theinitiativepro.com/

Funding is always a risk when it comes to independent film. Without everything that is needed being provided by a backing studio, crowdfunding is the only way to get our films off the ground.

We want all our supporters to know the money raised is going towards the project and not to us.

Another risk is popularity and competition. There are more and more films being made each year and producing a film that stands out against the rest isn't easy. As a company we have a strong belief in marketing through social media and experience to back it up. We're confident we can make this movie happen. 

If you have any other questions about this project or who we are which has not been satisfactorily answered in this campaign, please don't hesitate to e-mail us and we will respond as soon as we can. Thank you so much for your support!

e-mail: info@theinitiativepro.com

 

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Overview
"If this is dying then the rhythm is far slower than expected, and all I'm reduced to is regret..." What would you do if you woke up stranded in an endless forest? How hard would you fight to get back to those you care about? At the end what is it we're really fighting for? These are the questions Will Denovan will be forced to answer as he fights with everything he has to get home.
Perks
$10
AUD
A special Place in Our Soil
Receive a warm feeling for donating to our film and earn a special place in all of our hearts.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout Out
  • A Place in Our Hearts
4 claimed
Get this perk
$25
AUD
Caveman Shout Out
Receive a personal thank you from our Out of the Woods Caveman on our social media platforms!
Items included:
  • Special Thanks
7 claimed
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$50
AUD
Listen to the Forest
Receive a downloadable link to the "Out of the Woods" original soundtrack by composer Kyle Cox.
Items included:
  • Downloadable Soundtrack
8 claimed
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$100
AUD
Wilderness Survival Kit
Receive our 'Out of the Woods' Novel adaptation written by award winning writer Charis Joy Jackson, Digital Concept Art, Out of the Woods HD Wallpaper, and all previous perks.
Items included:
  • Digital Concept Art
  • All Previous Perks
  • Digital OOTW Book Download
  • HD Wallpaper
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$500
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Lookout Point
Receive an HD downloadable copy of "Out of the Woods" as well as a downloadable signed title page of the script and movie stills.
Items included:
  • Signed Title Page
  • Signed Movie Still
  • All Previous Perks
  • HD Copy of Out of the Woods
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AUD
Talk to a Grounds Keeper
Have a Skype video call with one of the creatives behind 'Out of the Woods', as well a digital copy of the script, and all previous perks.
Items included:
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  • Digital Copy of the Script
  • All Previous Perks
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Become a Jr. Park Ranger
You will receive your name in the credits of the film as a Funding Investor, along with all previous perks are included as well.
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  • All Previous Perks
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AUD
Become an Offical Park Ranger
With this contribution, you will receive an IMDb credit as well as your name in the credits as Associate Producer!! All previous perks are included.
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  • Credited as Associate Producer
  • All Previous Perks
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