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THE BEAUTIFUL ONES ARE ALL MAD- A Feature Film
A manic depressed patient and his Psychiatrist go on a journey of love, self-discovery and healing.
Uche Aguh
Austin, United States
$3,060 USD raised by 66 backers
5% of $60,000 
flexible goal
No time left
Overview
In 2016, after four years of Med School, I left Medicine all together, moved to London and began my film-making career. I was called mad, crazy, unstable, a failure, bipolar etc. While it was a scary thing to do, it was absolutely liberating. Physician abuse, physician burn-out, physician suicide and a host of mental issues plague the physician/Medical community. These themes and more are explored in this semi-biographical film in a real, yet whimsical and fanatical approach. - Uche Aguh

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

- Kahlil Gibran 

THE PROJECT

TBOAAM is a feature length film set in a Mental rehab ward in an Austin Hospital. It is a multi-ethnic, multi-dimensional and multi-genre’d look into the world of mental health as it relates to young people. It is a fast-paced, psychological drama set amongst the popular landmarks of Austin, Texas. This character driven story follows a culturally diverse cast of scarred individuals whose lives have become intertwined through a series of co-dependent relationships. With a raw intensity reminiscent of Dev Patel in the box-office hit, Slumdog Millionaire, the feature TBOAAM will often have you on the edge of your seat as two seemingly lost souls go on a romantic, whimsical yet real and fully gritty journey only to end up where they first discovered each other, alone and empty

WE NEED SUPPORT

Over the course of three days, the concept trailer (Featured Video) above was put together with a crew of only four (The two featured actors, a cinematographer, and a production assistant) on a very minimal budget. Given the resources we had, and what we were able to achieve, it should come as no surprise that with your generous donations, we can truly make an epic film that you can be proud of. 

Your donations are going towards the following: 

Production Costs: Equipment rental, Set/Location fees, Cast and crew pay, meals, Housing, and accommodation, costuming, Set design, Props, and other shooting expenses. 

Post-production: Picture editing, color grading/correction, sound mixing and music/score composition.

Marketing: Project promotion and advertisement, audience engagement, social media campaigns.  

Festival Fees: Submission fees for global festivals, in order to reach a much wider audience.

Regardless of the contribution, your donation would be an asset to our production team. 

WRITER/DIRECTOR

Uche Aguh as Kunle

Uche is a Nigerian-American filmmaker who is most passionate about telling stories about the human experience. With each story, he seeks to transcend the audience into a distant world, through which they can also examine, their issues. With this particular story, the characters and their behaviours are not vindicated, justified, or validated. Simply, they are allowed to live in their mess and complexity, in hopes the audience, will engage and participate in active dialogue and conversation. 

THE CAST 

Rizelle Januk as Dr. Lolita Madhumatti

Rizelle is an actress who has a deep connection with this particular story and project. In 2016 she came on board to  play the role of Lola. With the inception of this character, Rizelle has found within herself a personal journey and growth that will not only strengthen that of Lola, but also herself in the future. She is most delighted to serve this character in all of her beauty as well as her madness.

The Cast also includes the following:

Silvia Mathis Manning as Miriam

Barry Piacente as Dr. Madison

Peter Mayer as Bradley

Sauman Badiei as Anwar

 

THE CREW

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Dennis Schmitz is an inspiring and talented cinematographer who plays an integral part in the production and post-production of all 55media Films. As a meticulous director of photography, he pays special attention to the minute details that most would oversee.  His eye for specificity is most incomparable to many others all over the globe. Truly, an incredible and dedicated artist.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Ukairo is a junior at The University of Texas at Austin, majoring in Radio-TV-Film. His passion for storytelling stemmed from growing up in Nigeria where he was, in his own words, "partly raised by movies." Studying film in the United States is a part of his long term goal which is to return to Nigeria and immerse himself into directing for film and TV in Nigeria's ever-rising entertainment industry.
 

PLEASE SHARE!!!!

There are more ways to help! Please spread the word to your friends and family about The Beautiful Ones are all mad campaign. Don't forget to like/follow us on social media as well!

Facebook.com/55media

Instagram.com/55mediafilms

Twitter.com/55mediafillms

Youtube.com/c/55mediafilms

If you're an Austin local and you'd like to be an extra, or an intern on set, or serve as a production assistant, or if you have any contacts in the housing/food/location sourcing or the film industry at large, please email us at info@55media.net

 

For more information, please visit 55media.net 

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Thank you for your contribution. Ever wanted to know how a film production works? This is your opportunity. You are cordially invited to visit a day on set in Austin, while production is ongoing this August.
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Thank you for your generous donation. In addition to all the included perks, you are invited to come on set and play a role as an extra for a day, provided you are in the Austin area and/or can arrange for travel to be in the Austin area while production is ongoing in August.
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Thank you for your generous donation. We would like to extend a warm invitation to you and a chosen to guest to attend the world premiere of the film as well as the after-party in Austin Texas upon completion of the film. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for Austin. Airfare and travel is not included in this package.
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  • Be a Featured Extra
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Thank you for your generous donation. We cordially invite you and two other special guests to attend the film premiere as well as attend the film premiere after party as VIP guests in Austin Texas, provided you can arrange to be in Austin. We look forward to having you!
Items included:
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  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
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  • Be a Featured Extra
  • Attend the film premiere (3)
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Thank you so much for your generous Support. Enjoy all the perks available as a VIP guest to all events and also a credit as a titled executive producer and financial investor. As an investor on this film you have the opportunity to buy in to the film which could turn into a profit for you. Please contact info@55media.net for more information.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
  • Wrap Party Invitation (2)
  • Be a Featured Extra
  • Attend the film premiere (3)
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Overview
In 2016, after four years of Med School, I left Medicine all together, moved to London and began my film-making career. I was called mad, crazy, unstable, a failure, bipolar etc. While it was a scary thing to do, it was absolutely liberating. Physician abuse, physician burn-out, physician suicide and a host of mental issues plague the physician/Medical community. These themes and more are explored in this semi-biographical film in a real, yet whimsical and fanatical approach. - Uche Aguh
Perks
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The beautiful thanks
Thanks for the donation! We are so grateful. Please share the word about our campaign with everyone you can!
Items included:
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The beautiful social
Thank you for your donation! You are a social financier. We hope you will spread the word about our campaign by also sharing this post to all your social apps. For your generous donation, we will give you a shout out on our official 55Media social media apps (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Items included:
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The beautiful download
Thank you for your generous donation. You will receive a first look of the film when complete via a digital download, as well as a signed official digital poster from the cast.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
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Estimated October 2017
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The beautiful secret
Thank you for your generous donation. Get an exclusive of a behind the scenes package of the making of the film- A documentary style film packaged with intimate moments between the cast and crew.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
4 out of 50 claimed
Estimated October 2017
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The beautiful set
Thank you for your contribution. Ever wanted to know how a film production works? This is your opportunity. You are cordially invited to visit a day on set in Austin, while production is ongoing this August.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
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The beautiful wrap
Thank you for your generous donation. We'd like to invite you to our wrap party with out cast and crew after the end of production. If you are an Austin native or can arrange for travel. you are welcome! Feel free to bring one guest with you.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
  • Wrap Party Invitation (2)
4 out of 50 claimed
Estimated September 2017
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The beautiful extras
Thank you for your generous donation. In addition to all the included perks, you are invited to come on set and play a role as an extra for a day, provided you are in the Austin area and/or can arrange for travel to be in the Austin area while production is ongoing in August.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
  • Wrap Party Invitation (2)
  • Be a Featured Extra
0 out of 50 claimed
Estimated August 2017
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The beautiful premiere
Thank you for your generous donation. We would like to extend a warm invitation to you and a chosen to guest to attend the world premiere of the film as well as the after-party in Austin Texas upon completion of the film. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for Austin. Airfare and travel is not included in this package.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
  • Wrap Party Invitation (2)
  • Be a Featured Extra
  • Attend the film premiere (2)
1 out of 30 claimed
Estimated January 2018
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$500
USD
The beautiful experience
Thank you for your generous donation. We cordially invite you and two other special guests to attend the film premiere as well as attend the film premiere after party as VIP guests in Austin Texas, provided you can arrange to be in Austin. We look forward to having you!
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
  • Wrap Party Invitation (2)
  • Be a Featured Extra
  • Attend the film premiere (3)
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Estimated February 2018
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$1000
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The beautiful associate
Thank you for your generous donation. Enjoy all the perks available as well as a credit as a titled associate producer for the film.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
  • Wrap Party Invitation (2)
  • Be a Featured Extra
  • Attend the film premiere (3)
0 out of 30 claimed
Estimated February 2018
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Get this perk
$2000
USD
The beautiful executive
Thank you so much for your generous Support. Enjoy all the perks available as a VIP guest to all events and also a credit as a titled executive producer and financial investor. As an investor on this film you have the opportunity to buy in to the film which could turn into a profit for you. Please contact info@55media.net for more information.
Items included:
  • Social Media Shout out!
  • Digital Download
  • Making of- BTS Documentary
  • Visit the set in Austin Texas
  • Wrap Party Invitation (2)
  • Be a Featured Extra
  • Attend the film premiere (3)
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Estimated February 2018
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