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We're filmmakers Bethany Orr and Patrick Kennelly.
WHAT WE'RE ABOUTWatch the video. You'll find we share a particular type of vision, having collaborated on our first feature film project in April - Excess Flesh - which is due out in 2015. It's very important for us to continue doing creative work together.
The Iceland story was conceived while Bethany was studying with Werner Herzog in 2012. It's a psycho-sexual drama about four strangers who meet in Iceland to discover their lives are interrelated.
Making this film has been a dream for a long time and it’s finally coming true!
The script has been selected for the Transatlantic Talent Laboratory, a feature development program that takes place during the Reykjavik International Film Festival that will be truly pivotal in moving this project forward.
The purpose of the September trip is to attend the Lab, scout
locations, capture footage and make local connects at RIFF, so that with any luck we'll be back up there in the
not-too-distant future shooting the film! THE FUNDS RAISED HERE WILL BE
USED FOR THE SCOUTING TRIP.
It’ll take more than $5,000 in development funds to get this film off the ground - BUT when we reach our Indiegogoal we have the chance to receive a match-funds pledge from an angel investor!Essentially what that means is that every dollar you contribute counts as two, every $50 counts as $100, and so on. Your dollars will be stretched as far as they can go. Please consider making a contribution now.
We need your help to make this machine work.One thing we know, is that filmmaking requires collaboration on a massive scale. That collaboration should be beneficial to all. We're excited to have your support and to share this journey with you, but since we can't exactly take you with us, we've put together some pretty wild rewards for you to choose from...
I DIG IT. WHAT CAN I GET?
(Scroll down for visual aids to the rewards listed at right.)
BECOME AN #ICELANDorBUST SUPERHERO ($25 or more): Score an unique icy-hot design with your “Norse name” and twitter handle. Superdope and shareable! ~> Everyone who donates $25 or more gets one of these. <~
BE AN APOCALYPTIC SUPERHERO ($33 or more): *BRAND NEW REWARD - limited time only* We'll make you a Superhero AND give you exclusive access to Mitigate, an experimental apocalyptic short Bethany shot in Salton Sea earlier this year that NO ONE HAS SEEN YET.
WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED ($50 or more): Script coverage for up to 90 pages of material. Between the two of us, we've written dozens of screenplays and have read many hundreds more. For much less than you'll find coverage anywhere else, we'll take the time to give you a fresh perspective on your ball-and-chain project.
ADOPT-A-DONG ($50 or more): For the good humored among you. A tasteful fine art photograph of a disembodied phallus chosen specifically for you by Bethany and Patrick at the Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik (one of our filming locations). Let us know whether you prefer land-dwelling mammal, reptile, or sea creature... this young man made an excellent choice.
THAT'S GROSS, GIVE ME BEAUTY ($100 or more): All right. At this reward level we'll give you special access to our Icelandic photo essay project and your choice of two (2) high quality digital downloads of your favorite Icelandic photographs we come home with, delivered to your inbox.
I LIKE WEIRD STUFF ($125 or more): One-of-a-kind playfully sinister cross stitch art by Bethany. [She will take requests!]
NO, PRETTY STUFF! ($250 or more): Access to our Icelandic photo essay project and high quality digital downloads of any five (5) Icelandic photographs we come home with, delivered to your inbox - AND high resolution printable copies of both the above pieces of original digital artwork from Omnicentricity Designs. [A brand new addition!]
A SPECIAL GIFT ($500 or more): A short film made just for you or a loved one from footage we shoot in Iceland. Doc, poetic or narrative style. [We'll be contacting you before the trip for some details about your life so we shoot accordingly while we're there.] See? We can be sentimental too.
ICE SCHMICE, SEND ME TO PARADISE ($600 or more): A three-night stay for two (2) people at Hale Puulena Hilo, Hawaii's premiere luxury B&B. No snow here! Enjoy healing tide pools, sumptuous meals, and fall asleep to the soothing lullabies of paradise just outside your window.
I AM THE VIKING ($750 or more): Specialized tomahawk made to order by a modern viking master craftsman. Great for target practice, wood chopping or pillaging (kidding... this is a tool, a TOOL, folks): "Favored by many as their first choice in outdoor tool, significantly improved by an expertly threaded Turk's Head knot handle. This is a one-of-a-kind artifact of awesomeness that may replace your genitalia as your favorite healthy handful."
BRUNCH WITH THE FILMMAKERS: We don't have an image for the $1000 reward because it's so personal. And we sincerely hope to be able to deploy it. :)
THE WORD IS GETTING OUTOne of the biggest contributions you can make is to help us get eyes on this page. So if you were entertained here - tickled, repulsed, or both - we are glad and we want your friends to enjoy the same ticklish repulsion too!
Please share the campaign link over facebook and email, tweet #ICELANDorBUST and help us make this dream a reality.
THANK YOU. We can’t wait to share this journey with you.