In Your Father's Shadow

In Your Father's Shadow is a drama/ghost story set in 1975 and 2013. We are raising funds in the hopes of having it ready for the Student Academy Awards 2014.
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Evan Salce
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Pasadena, California
United States
4 Team Members

An elderly man, named Arty, recounts to his niece, Nera, about his tumultuous relationship with his late father. However, a recollection of a life-threatening ordeal from the past and the intervention of his father's spirit to save his life helps Arty to mend the familial bond and love shared between himself and his father.

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STORY

In Your Father's Shadow centers around an elderly man, named Arty, who recounts to his niece, Nera, about his tumultuous relationship with his late father. However, a recollection of a life-threatening ordeal from the past and the intervention of his father's spirit to save his life helps Arty to mend the familial bond and love shared between himself and his father. It is only through the retelling of this story to his niece that Arty gains a believer that reaffirms his sense of worth, while she finds an understanding friend in him.

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

This film seeks to examine the possibility of individuals being able to move forward with their lives when they are tied to the shadows of their pasts, pasts that happen to center around their immediate families. Do they embrace these shadows to move on with their lives? Reject them? Will the decisions they make ultimately set their spirits free?

ABOUT US

Evan and his crew are students in the Media Arts and Culture Program at Occidental College, and In Your Father's Shadow is Evan's senior thesis film. Evan, Ryan, and Cullen are no strangers to the IndieGoGo system as they have actively participated in previous successful IndieGoGo campaigns as cinematographers, editors, sound recordists, and visual effects supervisors. Upon completion, the project will be entered into multiple film festivals, the ultimate goal being The 41st Student Academy Awards (2014). While students from Occidental College make it a point to push themselves to their fullest creative potential on a modest budget scale, we still need your help to make this project a reality!

As of now, In Your Father's Shadow is currently in preproduction with a locked script. Shooting will begin on November 1st and enter post-production starting in December. In Your Father's Shadow will then be premiering at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California in the Spring (2014). Any and all internet supporters and financial contributors are welcome to attend the screening.

Donations made towards the project will go towards renting costumes, props, film equipment, buying makeup, set designing, securing location permits, and transportation costs.

If the film breaks its $3,000 goal, additional pledges will go towards the film's festival distribution costs.

In Your Father's Shadow is a film that skips back and forth between present day 2013 and a gritty, yet nostalgic, 1975. At the end of the day, these time skips merely serve as a conduit for viewers to engage with the heart of this film, its characters. Through an even blend of tense character interaction and hair-raising suspense, this story will push viewers to recognize the importance of their individual pasts and the power of those pasts over their respective futures. Evan's last big collaboration with Ryan and Cullen on the music video, Strange Nostalgia, serves as a testament to the type of quality work that can be expected when these three minds come together on any project. You can view Strange Nostalgia here.

Thank you for taking the time to check out the In Your Father's Shadow IndieGoGo page! Whether it's pledging to this campaign or even getting the word out about this project by sharing the link below, the cast and crew thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing all you can to make In Your Father's Shadow a reality.

Please share this link with your friends and family:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/in-your-father-s-shadow/x/1574626

IndieGoGo Campaign Video Music Credit

"From Truth" by Dexter Britain (dexterbritain.co.uk)

CREW

Director / Writer / Co-producer, Evan Salce

Co-producer, Alex Chenery-Howes

Directors of Photography, Cullen Parr & Ryan Rambach

Editor, Ryan Rambach

1st Assistant Camera, Joshua Dancu

Key Grip, Aaron Reichlin

Gaffers, Ryan Metzler & Isaac Tovares

Sound Recordist / Sound Editor, Andrew Murray

Costumes, Evan Salce

Hair & Makeup, Jessica Galvez

Stunt Coordinator, Chris Bradley

Visual Effects / Film Graphics Artist, Cullen Parr

Concept Artist, Ethan Becker

Film Composer, Christopher Walker

Film Orchestrator, Chris Harris

CAST

Arty, Bob Telford

Nera, Chanel Marriott

Young Arty, James Hamrick

The Hitchhiker, Mike Dowling

SPECIAL THANKS

The Salce Family

The Stenmo Family

The Hargrave Family

Manuel Guillen

$3,150USD
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$3,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 8, 2013
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  • $10USD
    The Shadow Wisp

    “Special Thanks” credit in the finished film

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $25USD
    Shadow of the Past

    A digital download of the finished film; Special Thanks” credit in the finished film

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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    The Smoking Gun

    A randomized 3500 pixels-wide digital copy of one of the concept art images shown in the IndieGoGo campaign video; A download link to all original music featured in the film; A digital download of the finished film; A copy of the finished film on DVD with Bonus Features; Special Thanks” credit in the finished film

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    The Hat

    Two randomized 3500 pixels-wide digital copies of the concept art images shown in the IndieGoGo campaign video; A download link to all original music featured in the film; A digital download of the finished film; A copy of the finished film on DVD with Bonus Features; Special Thanks” credit in the finished film

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    SHADOWFAX!!!

    Three 3500 pixels-wide digital copies, of your choice, of the concept art images shown in the IndieGoGo campaign video; A handwritten ‘Thank You’ note from the Director of the film; A download link to all original music featured in the film; A digital download of the finished film; A copy of the finished film on DVD with Bonus Features; Special Thanks” credit in the finished film

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    The Ashtray

    A photo with the cast and crew at the premiere; Handwritten ‘Thank You’ notes from the Director AND Producer of the film; A hard copy of In Your Father’s Shadow movie poster; All four 3500 pixels-wide digital copies of the concept art images shown in the IndieGoGo campaign video PLUS an exclusive fifth 3500 pixels-wide digital concept art image not used in the IndieGoGo campaign video; All previous tiers

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    Limited-Edition Behind the Scenes Production Stills; All previous tiers

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    The Light Amongst the Shadows

    Listed as an associate producer of the film; A hard copy of In Your Father’s Shadow movie poster signed by the cast and crew; All previous tiers

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  • $500USD
    The Father's Shadow

    Receive the ashtray prop used by Older Arty in the film!; Listed as an associate producer of the film; A hard copy of In Your Father’s Shadow movie poster signed by the cast and crew; Handwritten ‘Thank You’ notes from the Director, Producer, AND Cinematographer of the film PLUS a personalized thank you video from the cast and crew for your major contribution to the project (you may request that we sing it to you); All previous tiers

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