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Feature film by Ela Thier. Filming July 2014
Ela Thier
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New York, New York
United States
6 Team Members

Got Hope?

It's the year 2592. The planet has been cleaned up, nature is thriving, and human societies are free of violence, greed, and exploitation. When a physics experiment goes awry, Edna ends up stranded in the year 2014. She assumes that all people are caring, honest and generous, as she tries to recruit help to get her back home.

The Great Despair, a feature-length science-fiction comedy, written & directed by Ela Thier, is filming this summer, July 2014.

Given the depth and breadth of the talent that we have on board, in front of the camera and behind the scenes, we can make a micro-budget film look like a million bucks. But we need to raise this minimal amount to cover basic expenses that can't be avoided.

In supporting this film, you are bolstering a life-time of films by Ela Thier, and an entire community of filmmakers, who are dedicated to inspiring and empowering the transition from a society that is organized around profits, to one that is organized around human needs.

Backers donating $100 or more are invited to participate with a guest in four of Ela Thier's first-ever online seminars on filmmaking and creativity. Online seminars are open to backers only. Click here for details.

We're also listing everything that we need to make this film that isn't money on our barter page at: http://GreatDespairMovie.com

See you on the other side!

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  • $25USD

    · A THANK YOU listed in the film's credits and on our site · Your choice of 2 tickets to a theatrical screening or a digital download of the film

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  • $50USD
    Double thanks!

    · A THANK YOU listed in the film's credits and on our site · A PDF copy of the script (emailed to you before we film it) · 2 tickets to a theatrical screening · Digital download of the film

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  • $100USD

    All of the above, plus free participation for you and a guest in four different online seminars with Ela Thier, on filmmaking and creativity. These seminars are for filmmakers, artists, and anyone curious or wanting more creativity in their life. Online seminars are open to backers only. Gift is transferable. Visit site for info: http://www.theindependentfilmschool.com/#!webinars/c535

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  • $250USD

    All of the above, plus: · A PDF copy of Ela's complete shot-list and shot diagrams (emailed to you before we film) · A private link online of a taped rehearsal · Set visitation and a non-speaking role in the film (Can't promise it'll make the final cut, but we'll shoot it, and it might!) · A half-hour consultation with Ela Thier (in person or by skype) on any film project, creative project, or general creativity coaching

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  • $500USD

    All of the above, plus: · Host a private screening at home (or anywhere) for your family and friends, and director Ela Thier will join your guests by skype for a post-screening conversation about the film.

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  • $1,000USD
    Year Membership

    All of the above plus: · A formal Thank You credit on IMDB · Free access to all of Ela Thier's weekend workshops in screenwriting, directing and producing, for a period of one year, spanning Sept 2014 - Sept 2015. Visit www.TheIndependentFilmSchool.com for info.

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  • $1,750USD
    Life-time membership

    All of the above, plus: · Free access to all of Ela Thier's weekend workshops, in screenwriting, directing and producing, for the rest of your life, for as long as she's teaching. See www.TheIndependentFilmSchool.com for info

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    Associate Producer

    An Associate Producer credit in the main titles of the film and a participation agreement.

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    Co-Executive Producer

    A Co-Executive Producer credit in the main titles of the film and a participation agreement.

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  • $10,500USD
    Executive Producer

    An Executive Producer credit in the main titles of the film and a participation agreement.

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  • $14,000USD

    A Co-Producer credit in the main titles of the film and a participation agreement.

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