It's The End Of The World...
... and it's dangerous place.
The 10-minute short film Home chronicals two sister's struggle inside a mysterious, seemingly abandoned house.
Who Are We?
We are a group of filmmakers based in Chicago, IL. This is our final project before graduation from Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, and is a key part of our reels and portfolios. This movie could be the difference between us being filmmakers this summer... or bartenders.
The budget for our film is $5000. This is to cover-
- Transportation (to Gary, Indiana, where the set is located)
- Camera rentals
- Film festival entry fees
If we don't reach the goal, the money will still be used in the most productive way possible. We just won't eat as much (or at all.) Actually, we'll just eat the PA's on set. Survival of the fittest, folks.
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Anton is currently wrapping up his final year at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy to receive an Associates in Applied Sciences degree for film. Anton first realized his love for film after working at his school’s television station as well as competing in numerous national competitions. Anton has worked as a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, and editor. He aggressively pursued the opportunity to make Home as he feels it will challenge him and is one of the most ambitious projects to date.
Anthony "Tony" Farah has been obsessed with film since an early age. He's wrapping up a degree in Applied Sciences from Tribeca Flashpoint Academy in his hometown of Chicago. He hopes to pursue a career in filmmaking showcasing and promoting local Chicago and midwestern talent. His latest project is Home.
Jorge Ortiz//Director of Photography
Jorge (George) Reyes-Ortiz holds an Associates of Art in Graphic & Web Design, and is currently finishing up his final year at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in pursuit of an Associates in Business in film. Jorge is a Marine veteran and founder and CEO of Beetle Studios. Some of his film credits include, producer, director, cinematographer, editor and now director of photography.
Molly is an editor who, in her own words, "will turn any script into a badass piece." With a fast cutting style and experimental mind set, her editing style is unique. Hoping to do short films, movie trailers or music videos, she is prepared to do anything to get where she wants to be. Molly hopes to make a memorable career out of what she loves and with whom she loves.
Emily Sleeva//Assistant Director
Emily is getting her Associates in Applied Sciences degree at Tribeca Flashpoint, with a focus in producing. Emily loves film and hopes to move to New York or LA where she can continute her producing career.
Erin Drum//Production Designer
Erin holds an Associates of Art in studio art, focused in drawing and painting, and is currently finishing up her final year at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in pursuit of an Associates of Business in film. Some of her film credits through school include producer, production manager, and now production designer. She is super excited and honored to be working with such a talented group of people on Home.
Emily is currently wrapping up her last year at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy to receive an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences for film. Emily first developed her love for film production through her experience working at her high school's television station. Some of her film credits include writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor and now gaffer. She has jumped on board to work on this film because she feels that it will challenge her in the realms of film lighting.
Graham Blus//Key Grip
Graham has enjoyed movies and film his whole life. He is currently a student at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy in Chicago. He hopes to bring his own set of skills to the set to make an amazing production and a great final product.
Gunny Troelstrop//Sound Design & Location Audio
Gunny is studying Sound Design for Film at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. He specializes in Post Production Audio which includes; Sound Design, SFX creation, SFX editing, Foley Recording, Foley Editing, ADR, Dialogue Editing and Recording, and Editing. He has more than a little experience in everything. If sound is involved, count him in.
Alyssa Venetucci//Social Media Coordinator
Alyssa suffers from a debilitating disease common amongst her generation which restricts the sufferer from putting down her phone at any time. This made her a perfect candidate for the social media coordinator position. She is focusing in post-production at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, and hopes Home will be a positive addition to her resume so she can get out of this cold city and out to Los Angeles.
The Bechdel Test
During script revisions, Anton learned about the Bechdel Test. The Bechdel Test measures women's presence in movies on three criteria.
(1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man.
It is SHOCKING how many movies don't meet the standards. We have decided to make Home with an all female cast, because our crew believes that females can be just as powerful in a role as males, and that this standard in the industry MUST be changed.