The Night America Kept Me Warm

This is a dramatic, coming of age narrative short film about a traveler choosing either life on the streets, or his family.
Future Human Productions
San Francisco, California
United States
1 Team Member

The Project:

This is a narrative drama about a young adult who becomes homeless after rising tensions with his his family.  While traveling, the character, Vincent, reaches San Francisco's notorious Haight Ashbury district and encounters other travelers, some of whom are drug addicted and alcoholics.  After these experiences on the streets of Haight, Vincent realizes that he doesn't want this life.  He then leaves for home, to reconnect with his family because he concludes that they are the most important thing in his life.

Who We Are:

We are a small production company that is operated by twin brothers Grant & Taylor Gilkeson.  Grant is the writer & director of this story and it is an adapatation of a family member's experience.  Together we write, direct, shoot and edit, and turn our stories into films.

Arya Sokansanj is an aspiring actor, much like the De Niro to Scorsese for us, and he is the lead actor in this dramatic coming of age story.  Arya has worked in nearly every film that Grant and Taylor have produced.

Please check out our demo reel, which highlights our previous work:

Demo Reel 2012 from Future Human Productions LLC on Vimeo.

What we need:

This isn't another student project.  If you've watched a film in theaters in the last year, that film has likely been made with the same camera that we are shooting this project on.  However, a pretty picture doesn't make up the film. We want to put in Production value, and your money will go to the following things:

- Film permits to shoot on Haight St. & Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

- Costumes and props ($150)

- Makeup person ($50 a day x2 days $100)

- A generator to power our light kit at night ($100 x 1 day)

- Craft services for cast and crew (roughly $100)

- Stabilzation equipment for the RED EPIC camera ($100 per day x 2 days = $200)

- Actors (we're actually paying them, $200).

- Canoe rental, vehicle rental ($100)

These are what we can't really afford to do ourselves, and what we feel is definitely necessary to pull this film off well.

Why Donate?

We strive to make every project they work on the best yet.  Such is the case with this film.  We have the tools, we have the talent, we have the locations (pending permit approvals) and all we need to now do is invest in these things to make the story a reality. 

By supporting us, you are supporting indpendent film making, San Francisco State University & Academy of Art film communities, and most importantly you support our message that family is priority above all else. That's really what this film is about.

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  • $10USD

    This will get you a special thanks credit in the film, and a digital download.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $25USD

    This will get you the above perk, and a DVD copy of the film.

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  • $50USD

    This will get you the above perks, and an 11x17 poster for the film.

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  • $100USD

    This will get you the above perks, and a production kit including behind the scenes photos & videos, outtakes, and the poster and DVD copy.

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