What Is This???
Indiegogo is a crowd sourcing website that allows artists to fundraise for their projects. What are we doing here? We are trying to put the FUN back into FUNDRAISING! Watch our video above and below and get excited about the film we are about to create. Then, instead of just donating money to our film you can select a Perk on the side of the webpage that you would like to have. The dollar amount of each Perk is listed at the top and what the Perk entitles is listed below. This is a small budget film and we have only networked within our circle of friends and family. We want you to be a part of this experience with us. So watch our videos. Read about our crew and select a Perk from the side of the page. Check It Out!
Who We Are & What We're Doing
Sorry, Charlie is a 10-minute short film, as well as our final project as a group of student filmmakers on the cusp of becoming industry professionals from Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. Tribeca Flashpoint is a progressive digital arts academy that equips their students with cutting edge technology. This final project is a culmination of all our skills / training and it’s bound to be spectacular. We have worked hard to assemble a crew of dedicated, motivated, and skilled individuals. We are working directly with Executive Producer Peter Hawley, who was producer on projects such as: Great Heights, October Surprise and Killzone. He also sits as head of the film department at the academy. Our crew has been vetted through an interview process and we are currently working hard in pre-production to bring you a film we hope you all will enjoy.
Logline: "Supernatural events around the house leave the Carter family questioning their safety. Charlie is forced to realize that Aiden, his imaginary best friend, may not be a friend at all, but a demonic presence."
The Story: The story takes place in a unsuspecting, small, Midwest town. It is the story of a little boy and his friendship with an imaginary friend named Aiden. Charlie's behavior becomes a concern for his parents when his imaginary friend, Aiden dares him to place a toy sword into an electrical outlet. As Charlie's friendship with Aiden begins to deteriorate, a plague of supernatural occurrences begin to terrorize his parents. It becomes a struggle to find an answer within the chaos.
What We Need & What You Get
Tribeca Flashpoint supports their graduating class a small financial investment for their final narrative, yet the majority of our budget must be raised by us. We are looking for $5,000 to cover our remaining costs. Much of our budget will be used for wardrobe, props, and feeding our rather large cast and crew. Your generosity will not go unnoticed (or unrewarded). We have a bunch of great rewards known as Perks for every donation level, and they only get better the more you support us. Here are just a few of the Perks we have for you!
Social Media Shout Out
Sorry, Charlie DVD
Online Test Audience Screening
Smartphone, Tablet or Computer Background
Sorry, Charlie Graphic Novel
Sorry, Charlie Poster
Have Your Picture In The Movie
Other Ways You Can Help Us Reach The Finish Line!
Don't have the cash right now? We totally get it. We would like to blame our lack of funds on an expensive girlfriend that daytimes as a supermodel but seeing how most of us are single, we will just say it’s because of the bad economy.
We understand that not everyone can donate money to our project; however there are many other ways that you could still help. If you'd like to help get Sorry, Charlie up and running, you can spread the word on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter. Send out chain emails talking about these really cool film students that are looking for support. The more people that know, the more likely we are to meet our goal.
Stay Up To Date With News & Events
You can keep up on what we're doing and the production process with our Facebook @ (https://www.facebook.com/SorryCharlieshortfilm) and Tumblr @ (http://sorrycharlieshortfilm.tumblr.com/) account where we blast information out on opportunities to support the film, news, events, and games. We have also given Charlie, the main character, his own Twitter account. See what his life is like with his family and Aiden before seeing the film! @ (https://twitter.com/WhatAidenToldMe)
You can also reach us by e-mail @ (SorryCharlieShortFilm@gmail.com) for any issues or concerns you may have.
Now Get to Know Your Crew
Starting with .....
"I am a second year Directing student at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. I have been heavily involved in film and theater for close to 8 years now and put my heart and soul into every project I work on. For Sorry, Charlie, I will do the exact same and more."
Brandon Borrmann/Director of Photography
"I am a California-born, everywhere-raised filmmaker with a passion for visual storytelling. An obsessive lover of movies, I spend my time watching film of all sorts, reading classic literature, and studying the finer points of visual art and photography. I am honored to be leading the photographic department in this worthy endeavor."
Jacob Staffaroni/Production Manager
John Schuch/Assistant Director
Jon Lecouris/Production Designer
"I'm a second year Cinematography student at Tribeca Flashpoint. In high school I shot, directed, edited, acted, and wrote the music for two full length independent horror movies. When I read the script for Sorry, Charlie I instantly knew I wanted to work on it. I plan to use my passion and knowledge of horror movies to make this film an instant classic!"
Christopher Slepekis/Transmedia Producer
"Hello! I am a producing student at Tribeca Flashpoint who spent 9 years in the military before making a career change into the film industry. I grew up being spoon fed Steven Spielberg flicks until I was...well I'm still eating out of the palm of his hand. After graduation I will be working at Starbucks and dining out of trashcans."
Also watch: http://youtu.be/jt2q8KR5vmY
Connor McBride/Media Coordinator
Connor Bock/Script Supervisor
"I am a 2nd year Screenwriting student at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. I fell in love with cinema at a very young age as soon as I laid my eyes on the John Wayne western "El Dorado". I have a close relationship with the writer of Sorry, Charlie, and I got to see the story grow from concept to finished product. I am proud to be the Script Supervisor on this film, and I can't wait to get on set!"
Amanda Rengel/2nd Assistant Director
"Hi! I'm a second-year producing student at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy. I am 21 years old (I know, I don't look it), speak a little Japanese, and love to paint. One of my favorite things about working on a project is seeing the crew collaborate and use their talents to bring the vision from script to screen."
Yuma M. Amador/Editor
"I am an Army veteran who served overseas in Afghanistan. Presently, I transitioned to Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. I am in my final year studying post-production with a focus in film editing. I have been selected to be the lead editor for the short film Sorry, Charlie."
Nathan Smith/Behind the Scenes Director
"I am a second year directing student at Flashpoint. I am very excited to be directing the behind the scenes of Sorry, Charlie. I am twenty years old and grew up in midwest indiana. I love outdoor activities (most of which are on the dangerous side), driving, hanging out with friends, video games, and watching and making movies. I really enjoy seeing a production come together and cant wait to be an important part of this one."
Katie Bellamy/Behind the Scenes cinematographer
I enjoy every aspect of the filmmaking process and I aspire to work as a camera operator, assistant director or script supervisor on dramatice television series. In my spare time my hobbies include hanging out with friends, attending live musical performances, painting, listening to music, drawing, playing drums and exploring. I am very excited to be a part of the collaborative process and appreciate all of the help we have recieved thus far!
Wow, you've read this far and have not yet decided to change you're Facebook status. In that case, pick a Perk that you like best and support our film. THEN changed your Facebook status to having helped fund Sorry, Charlie!
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned.