Pictures of perks included below.
Left infertile by a string of failed pregnancies, Christine succumbs to a deep depression. Her marriage is strained, but her sole concern is for the life that she most recently lost.
Her desire for a child is so strong that her mind creates one. She does not question his existence; she names the child Jakob and embraces him. In time, Jakob reveals himself to be far more menacing than Christine could ever imagine.
JAKOB’S IMPACT AND WHY WE THINK THE FILM SHOULD BE MADE
Jakob is a unique narrative because it explores the fragility of human spirit when faced with events that are traumatic enough to alter one’s perception of reality. The film follows a married couple who finally get to bring a child into the world, only to be met with events that take a tragic turn.
The film explores events after the fact, but will shed light on the dark aspects of desire, the difficult nature of a pregnancy and the risks women face through complications. It also explores the spiritual and emotional processes that take place when having to cope with loss. While bringing a child in this world is a joyful experience, it also has it’s delicate nature, owing us the realization that life is precious. We hope that by recognizing what our film has to offer, it will also provide a depth in perception and share some humility. We also want everyone to realize that these situations happen and are not far from reality. With plans to devote the progression of a creatively drawn out plot through visually striking imagery and solid performances, we are still driven and committed to get this project on it’s way.
We’ve been working on Jakob for over a year experimenting with different ways on how to spark interest, gain support and receive alternative funding. We’ve managed to receive Fiscal Sponsorship from the San Francisco Film Society, but we’d also like more people to get involved as we try to make progress. This project means a lot to it’s creator, Jay Moore, and those of us who have been involved since it’s inception. A lot of challenges and work are still ahead, but we have a genuine drive to see this project grow.
This stage is only the beginning stint. We plan to shoot this as a short film in order for us to use the final product as another pitching tool to make a full 90 minute version. There is more going on in the film than just it’s central premise; Jakob will be a film that is 'more than meets the eye’ because it will be a journey with rich imagery backed by great performances.
We are excited and ready to move along into production and your donations will ultimately help us with finishing costs while keeping our operations sustained throughout post production.
Another plan is to enter JAKOB into the film festival circuit. We’ve gathered some great perks for you to enjoy if you back our film, so please check them out.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Our original budget included the use of a 7D with a minimal crew, and now we have been offered the use of a RED camera, which has significantly increased our budgetary needs.
With our newly acquired equipment, production has increased from four days to six, and now we are looking to raise additional funding in the amount of $15,000 to account for production costs, visual effects and post production. We’d like to do this right; without a penny to waste. Whatever we collect will go to operations that will ensure the completion of the film.
We like the idea of crowd-funding because it gives others the opportunity to voice out their most interesting ideas, take part and equally share support and enthusiasm in projects that have a potential to contribute leaps and bounds in human creativity. Indiegogo is crucial in this process because it bridges us to you. We support this model and it’s purpose, and we hope that you will be able to support us as well.
By helping us lift our efforts and letting us convey this story properly, you will not only be helping us start the film, you’d be supporting our efforts as filmmakers and professionals. You’ll also be taking a big part in our own mission to actively preserve diversity in the arts and film.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
Your donations matter, but you can also help us by extending our reach to those who you know that would gladly take an interest in our project.
Our crew here at Jakob are a team of passionate filmmakers who love telling stories and exploring creative ways to share them. We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area -- working tremendously hard to keep doing projects so that we are able to share them with you and be a part of a meaningful shared experience through the art of cinema. We believe that while there is the need for sufficient monetary resources to help our project succeed, it also requires your deep involvement and interest to help reach our goal for our film to really matter. We love what we do and we’d like for everyone to enjoy it with us.
Creator and Director - Jay Moore
Originally hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Jay lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Preceding and following his 2005 graduation from Academy of Art University with a degree in Production and Direction of Films and Motion Pictures, Jay has worked as a post-production coordinator on commercials, video shorts, and music videos for American Zoetrope Productions, Red Figure Films, Heavenly Eye Productions, Perfect Blue Media Group and Makalani Productions. Additionally, he is a prolific writer, currently working on a science fiction novel, screenplays and other creative works.
Producer- Rebekah Renne
Day to day you can find Rebekah freelance producing and casting for various companies in the Bay Area. Her works include music videos, shorts and two full features. companies have included: Google, Citrix, Apple, Sheer Cover, Proactiv, Dreyers, Photon, direwolf LLc, and many more.
Director of Photography- David Bacon
David Bacon is an award winning Writer, Director and Filmmaker. As a Director of Photography, his cinema graphic storytelling passion has lead him to shoot films starring Sienna Guillory, Eric Roberts, David Carridine, C. Thomas Howell, Jake Busey, Jeremy London, in the movies “Dont’ Pass Me By”, “The Devils Dozen”, “The Wicked Within”, the multi-award winning feature, “Break” with Michael Madsen, Charles Durning, Chad Everett, David Carradine.
Associate Producer- Vivian Morales
Vivian is a media professional that asserts community involvement and support for independent projects. She has worked and helped with various productions and start-ups in multimedia rooted in the Bay Area since 2007. Her background is generally rooted in Journalism, but also works as a contributing photographer and photojournalist. She aspires to produce more documentary films and enrich experiences through different types of narrative work.
Here's a highlight of a variety of perks and prizes you will get when you donate.
Bunny Sticker by Local artist, Mike Stapleton
A Sticker and personalized Thank You Card with cast and select crew autographs in blue ink will be included in all packages to those who donate.
Jakob Gym Bag and Water Bottle
Fantasy Swag Pack
Graphic Artists and Illustrators, Richard Talyns and Tara Hayes will create a customized character of you that you choose.
Choices: Zombie, Medieval, Superhero, Steampunk, Pinup, or Space Age (Start Trek, Star Wars etc.) The pack also includes a handwritten mad lib fantasy adventure by writer Jay Moore, Bunny sticker and personalized thank you card.
Wrap Party with Cast and Crew Aboard the San Francisco Horblower Cruise
Come mix and mingle when you donate $500.