Short Film Synopsis
"The Devil in the Doorway" is the story about LUKE, a 21-year old NYU journalism student, needs to write an essay to gain a scholarship and chooses to investigate his family's history. What he finds is a deep, dark secret that sets him on a life-changing journey.
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Hi everyone, my name is Chase Tarca! I am the Director and Co-writer of The Devil in the Doorway. This is a live, short action film for my Project Class at School of Visual Arts in New York City taught by my professor and Executive Producer Bob Giraldi. I am really passionate about the script I co-wrote and the personal story behind it.
"My goal for this film is to shine light into a dark place, this dark place is culture. Culture tells us that satisfying ourselves without worrying about the effects or outcome from our actions is normal, if we get instant satisfaction, it's good. This film is stepping into a dark "room" to give it light, you have to rid the "devil in the doorway" from blocking the light."
(Directorial Debut) (Legendary Director)
Chase Tarca Bob Giraldi
Student / Director Teacher / ExecutiveProd.
Rob Alicea Adam Henry Garcia
Lilia Fabry Erica Shay
Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, is an international health and development specialist who has worked throughout the world on some of the world's most difficult issues. She is the founder of Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse (Stop the Silence). The mission of the organization is to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide (www.stopthesilence.org). Stop the Silence focuses on awareness, prevention, and healing regarding child sexual abuse through a host of creative and proven programming.
Mike DomitrzMIKE DOMITRZ talks about Chase and the Film
In 1989, Mike received a phone call informing him his sister had been raped. As he held the phone tightly to his ears, he simply could not believe what he was hearing. For two years, he struggled to deal with the rape and the effect it had on his life – both as the brother of a rape victim and as a male. He transferred colleges – so he could be close to home and his sister during the trial. Once back home with his family, Mike saw the pain, rage and sadness his parents, relatives, and family friends were also going through. The sexual assault of his sister had changed many people’s lives. http://www.datesafeproject.org/
Nicole Bromley is the founder of OneVOICE and an international spokesperson on sexual abuse and trafficking. She is the author of Hush: Moving From Silence to Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse,Breathe: Finding Freedom to Thrive in Relationships After Childhood Sexual Abuse and SOAR. She speaks to universities and conferences all over the US, sharing her story and breaking the silence on sexual abuse and trafficking. OneVOICE's "Break The Silence" college tour brings awareness to tough topics from real life stories and gives hope to survivors. In 2010 Nicole began a campaign across East Africa to "Stamp Out Child Sexual Abuse and Trafficking". In 2012 she went undercover with a film crew from LOI to tell the stories of child sex slaves in the brothels of Cambodia. Since then, she built school in Cambodia and started an annual mission where she goes into remote villages and high schools, educating them on sex trafficking with the hope of stopping it before it starts. Nicole and her husband live in Columbus, Ohio with their two sons. For more info, visit www.iamonevoice.org.
Help and Hotlines
If you or someone you know needs help, remember that help is always available through RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org). For more information about RAINN, visit rainn.org.
"Growing up was hard for me, it still is. sometimes I feel desperate, or afraid. Like is it all really worth it? I’ve never felt like I could talk about these feelings, I thought I should just hold it all in, that’s just what guys do. This film challenges that idea, and opens up a conversation to young men about their feelings, and actions and talking about them.The film is a reflection of my journey into manhood, so it’s really personal for me. But I don’t believe I’m the only one who struggles with growing up, and culture and what it means to be a man. I think its important to open up that conversation and challenge what culture deems fulfilling. I think that conversation is essential." - Chase
"By giving to this campaign you will help us make this film so that it not only will be an amazing film but so that many people will see a unique story about a guy going against the culture norms of today. This film challenges the culture of today and the mindset of men. The Film also brings up the large social problem of sexual abuse. It is something that I think should be talked about more, to give a voice to the voiceless and speak out against abusers." -Chase
"Since I was a about 16 years old I always thought about the future and what my life would look like when I grew up. To get me through difficult times I would imagine stories that allowed me to escape into a fictional world. I liked watching films that connected with me on a personal level. Films that would make me really sad or happy or give me inspiration. As I grew older I felt, I too, could be capable of producing a story that could move others. I had a story that should be told, it just was when the right time would come. So when I was offered a film class with Bob Giraldi I knew it was time. It was pretty easy for me when it came to collaborating with my screenwriter, Lilia Fabry, because I had imagined the story over and over again for about five years, so it was just basically telling her the plot, feelings and background of each character, after that it was just getting the right dialague down." -Chase
By giving to this campaign you will help us make this film so that it not only will be an amazing film but so that many people will see a unique story about a guy going against the culture norms of today. This film is not often told in the industry, yet is a large social problem in the world today which is sexual abuse.
5 DAYS OF SHOOTING x
- 9 Actors
- Film Equipment (Lights,Camera Action!)
- Post-Production (Editing)
- Festival Submissions (Distribution)
- = $18,000
Director will be the sole owner of all the rights related to this production. All funds left over from Indiegogo campaign, after production expenses are paid off, will be owned by and used at the Director’s discretion. Director’s discretion includes money towards post production, film festivals, or donations to or involvement with related organizations. Director may choose to start non-profit organization of his own.
Preparation and Practice!
"Block, Light and Shoot"
- Social Shout Out
- Your name for a Special Thanks at the end of the movie in the Credits!
- Limited Edition Movie Poster made by The Director Chase Tarca!
- Skype call with Chase!
- Personal Post Card
- Thank You Video
- Personal Phone Call
- Extra role in the film's party scene!! +Exclusive pass to wrap party
- Under 5 role in film
- Executive Producer Credit!
- SVA May 22nd NYC Premiere