Gladiolus Productions, an all women, award winning production company opened its doors in 2013. In that time, we have completed two short films, "Gluteny" and "Moral Compass", and have been invited to many film festivals across the country and internationally (including but not limited to The Winter Film Awards, NY Independent Film Festival, YoFi Film Festival, Canada International Film Festival, NOVA Film Festival and NY Shorts Fest). "Moral Compass" has also been nominated two times for Best Short Drama, and has won awards for Best Director Short Film, Best Supporting Actress Short Film and Best Supporting Actor Short Film.
Our first feature, which was shot this past spring, is our best endeavor yet. Filmed completely in New York and its 5 boroughs, "The Dog Walker" reveals the story of an investigative journalist who is crippled with anxiety and retires from the field after a traumatic assignment. However, shortly after retirement and relocation, she's lured back into her worst nightmare by a psychotic stalker, who insists that she solve one last, terrifying puzzle.
While we knew after reading the script, written by our very own award winning Kylie Garcelon, that the story was both thrilling and captivating, we never imagined that it would translate so well on screen. After viewing the first few dailies, we found that the incredible cinematography being captured by our amazing cinematographer, Derek Mindler, partnered with the vision and insight of our director (also Kylie Garcelon) invoked both amazingly dramatic and chilling performances from our cast. At that point, we made a decision that in order to do this film justice, we needed to find a superior team to take our passion project to the next level.
We did have a small budget for post, but after realizing what we accomplished, we knew it was not enough. That is where you come in. Whether you can donate $1 or $1000 to this worthwhile cause, it will help us take this film to where we know it can go. Your contributions will be put directly towards funding an extremely talented editor, to sound design and an original score written by a truly accomplished composer, color correction and grading of the finished piece and packaging and deliverables (for distribution). Based on our teaser trailer and our still photographs, we have already gotten inquires on distribution... we know that this outstanding team can help us get there! We have also secured a backer that has offered to match any money we raise up to $5,000. So that means, if you contribute $5, you are really contributing $10.
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Thank you for all your support!