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An array of characters, seemingly disconnected from each other form an unspoken bond during their stay at the Hotel Grace.
Piotr Skowronski
Thunder Bay, Ontario
3 Team Members

About the Film: SCENES FROM A ROOM

Scenes from a Room is a series of short dramatic films, each an independent story that together form a larger narrative.  Set in a one-room pension, the film explores an array of characters and the events of their stay.

For The Love of Film: 

For us, film is not so much a choice but a calling. It is a passion that drives us to tell stories and inspires us to create.  It is the vehicle for doing meaningful work and it allows us to live creatively. Beyond the complexities and endless challenges of production, the journey of making films is a road we have chosen to pursue.  We do it because we must.

On Character and Perseverance:

Independent filmmaking challenges all of us in countless ways.  There are the known challenges that we plan and prepare for but sometimes there are unexpected challenges that we can't foresee.  Most of the time, the obstacles jeopardize some component of a film project; but once in a while, filmmakers have to face the possible cancellation or indefinite suspension of their project.  It is then that the truest character of the filmmaker and the strength of the production team reveal themselves. 

The Unexpected:

This was our first opportunity to build a set for a film project and amidst the sawing, hammering and painting, pre-production had, for a couple months, been in full swing including rehearsals, wardrobe fittings and storyboarding.

Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the set build:


Suddenly, everything came to a halt.  One week before principal photography was scheduled to begin, a robbery in our studio resulted in the loss of three cameras including our Red Scarlet digital cinema camera, lens kit and a large majority of camera accessories.   Without a camera, no budget to replace it and under immense pressure to make some decisions, we found ourselves in a quiet studio. 

Stopping Was Never An Option:

“They've taken the camera’s but they can’t take the film.”  

And with that comment we knew what needed to happen next.  The cast and crew rallied and contributed far more then the compensation justified.  The production date was pushed back by three weeks and the resources were re-organized into a new plan.  By the end of December we had our first chapter of Scenes from a Room in the can.  

The ‘Pact’ with The Community:

Funding independent film, to the point where all the crew and talent are compensated appropriately is a real challenge.  Independent film producers often call on people to contribute their time, skills and passion for free or for minimal compensation.  Though the circumstances for each film are different, we firmly believe that no effort, on the part of the producers, should be spared to find ways to compensate those involved.  Filmmaking is a collaborative endeavor and the contribution of every member of the team is equally important to the successful execution of a film project. 

Nature of Independent Film Production Funding in Northwestern Ontario:

Scenes from a Room is being made with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.  Furthermore, Imaginarium Studio Inc., a video production company is providing a large portion of the resources, including studio space and production equipment.  As a result of the unforeseeable events of last year and despite our best efforts, Imaginarium Studio is no longer in a position to make a contribution to the wages of our actors and crew.  Consequently, we cannot in good conscience move forward without an effort to reach out to the public now and ask for your contribution to help us compensate the many artists and technicians working to bring this film to the screen.

What We Need And What You Get 

All the funds raised through this campaign will be used to pay the creative professionals and technicians for their work on Scenes from a Room.  Investment in the set and props is complete and equipment resources are now again in place via Imaginarium Studio.  Your contribution will directly help support the local talent pool and you will have our sincere gratitude for helping us provide the best possible compensation to the many people involved in the film. 

We have created a series of thank-you gift packages that we hope you will enjoy.  From advance screenings to prints and one-of-a-kind items, through these small tokens of our appreciation, we wanted to provide you with a little piece of the project.  

About the Filmmaker: PIOTR SKOWRONSKI 

Independent cinema has been revolutionized within the last few years and has made an enormous impact on the way films are made and experienced.  Everything from acquisition formats to new distribution platforms, are allowing filmmakers to bring their stories to the screen. 

My name is Piotr Skowronski and I am one such filmmaker working during these exciting times.  Based in Northern Ontario, Canada, far from any large city centers, filmmaking here is truly unique to the region.  For nearly a decade, I’ve been collaborating with filmmakers, technicians, actors, and artists alike to create independent cinema. In mid 2012, we set out on our most ambitious passion project to date, entitled Scenes from a Room

Have a look at some of our work:




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  • $10CAD

    You will receive a film postcard with a personalized message and a web link for an advanced screening of Scenes from a Room.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25CAD

    You will receive the above plus an HD digital download copy of the film.

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50CAD

    You will receive the above plus an autographed DVD copy of Scenes from a Room.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $75CAD

    All of the above plus an autographed 8x10 print featuring the filmmaker or one of the actors from the film.

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  • $100CAD

    You will receive all the perks but instead of a single print, we will send you the full set of five autographed 8x10 prints.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250CAD
    2K Digital

    You will receive all the perks above as well as a collection of short films produced by Piotr Skowronski. Film titles will include "Love & Hate" and "Undertow" as well as a few lesser known gems.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500CAD

    All the above items plus a very limited, singed, framed and numbered Scenes from a Room 20x30 poster. Only 10 are being printed.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $750CAD

    Same as above, except, instead of the limited edition poster, you will receive one of ten Scenes from a Room set memorabilia display cases. These will be unique items used in the production of the film and will be assembled by one of the artists working on the production. Display cases will be engraved with details and numbered.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000CAD
    4K Ultra HD

    This perks package, limited to just one, offers the one-of-a-kind, Scenes from a Room look book created by the art department to aide in establishing the look of the film. The look book replaces the memorabilia above but the rest of the perks above will be included in this package. As an extra bonus, you will receive an opening titles credit as a "Patron of Cinema".

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,250CAD
    8K Ultra HD

    The final perks package offer includes a "Patron of Cinema" opening title credit as well as an iPad mini, preloaded with tons of content including short films by Piotr Skowronski, photos of cast and crew, sound tracks used in the film and behind the scenes footage.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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