ABOUT THE FILM
Sam and Charlie are two friends who, after being apart for many years, meet again at an old teacher’s funeral. They are soon guilt-stricken as they reminisce about the childish pranks they pulled on their teachers years ago. Revelations–and regrets–quickly ensue when they decide to go apologize to another former teacher.
Lessons Learned is the next short film by Montreal filmmaker AJ Korkidakis. The project delves into expectations, judgment, and the way we choose to remember certain people. The film stays true to AJ’s style with a touch of dark comedy and irony all the while tackling important existentialist questions.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Professional film-making isn't just a matter of getting your hands on an expensive camera. So much goes into the budget, from granny-looking wallpaper to giant props being moved in minivans, and we try to minimize costs anywhere we can.
Christina, the film's art director, is doing all she can with a dollar-store shopping cart and sheer determination, but even with all her ingenuity we're still going to need lights and sound equipment... and that doesn't come cheap!
Every cent counts in a production, so take advantage of one of our awesome perks (have a look in the right-hand column) and please get involved in making this project a success by sharing our Indiegogo campaign on your social networks.
We're proud to feature two new, unique perks for our supporters. These perks—The Ghostwriter and The Film Maker—allow our contributors a glimpse of what it's like to make a film! Claim these perks to get either a personalized script or a storyboard version of your fantasy.
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Fantasy Script: "Someone who fights crime with kittens"
Fantasy Storyboard: "The end to Justin Bieber's reign of terror"
MEET THE TEAM
The Director: AJ Korkidakis
Two questions that never leave Dana's mind: What makes a good story and how do we best tell that story on screen? Having worked on numerous film sets, from student productions to Hollywood blockbusters (Smurfs 2, Red 2), these questions fuel Dana’s passion for the industry. Lessons Learned will be her second producing credit, and will likely not be her last.
Renee Tousignant is a recent Concordia graduate, completing a bachelors in Communication Studies, with a minor in Film. The last short she produced, Nulle Part Ailleurs, played in the enRoute Air Canada Film Festival and the Rendez Vous du Cinema Quebecois. She is currently working as assistant to the producer at a film production company in Montreal. In her spare time, she enjoys watching an excessive amount of television.
Rhiannon Moller-Trotter has been acting for most of her life, and loves creating stories and bringing them to life. This short film will be one of the first times that she has been on the producing side of a production, and she is very excited to continue on this path as well. She hopes to one day produce horror films, and is currently co-creating and co-writing a feature film and web series.
Kyle has been in numerous productions, from Hollywood films to successfull short films, including Source Code and Le Trotteur. When he isn't busy acting, Kyle writes and produces a web series (Matt and Kyle and Matt) with friend and co-star, Matthew Raudsepp.
Check out Kyle's IMDb page.
Since graduating from the Professional Theatre Acting program at John Aboott College, Matthew has been seen both on stage and on screens across the country. When he isn't acting or co-producing/writing/acting in Matt and Kyle and Matt, Matthew is busy making music with his group Honheehonhee.
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Jeanne has been teaching and acting for the last 25 years. Her roles have been as numerous as they have been diverse, including well established television shows, La Galère and Le Négociateur.
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Tristan D. Lalla
Whether it's acting in large studio films or independent Shakespearean plays, Tristan has been perfecting his craft since his tender teenage years. Winner of many awards, Tristan is well know on the Montreal acting scene.
Check out Tristan's website.