TRACKS - Independent Short Film

A recent college graduate hits the open road in search of a new life experience and finds herself in trouble when she hitches a ride from a suicidal stranger.
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Drew Lewis
Film
Austin, Texas
United States
3 Team Members
TRACKS - Independent Short Film is sponsored by RAW: natural born artists.

 

THE SCRIPT

The start to any successful project is a firm foundation, and in film, that foundation is the script. Tracks is a suspenseful story with a unique blend of characters that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The story follows Liv, a free-spirited college graduate in her 20’s, that has recently decided to start a new chapter in her life by experiencing life on the open road, living off of the land, surviving on the good nature of people, and searching for new experiences.

She finds herself in trouble when she hitches a ride from Sam, a suicidal sixth-grade teacher in his 40's that has just been fired. Sam's desire to die is in direct opposition with her longing to stay alive, and Liv is left face to face with the nuisance of her own beliefs of what is right, and what is humane.

THE TEAM

Drew Lewis - The Writer/DirectorDrew Lewis

Drew Lewis is an independent filmmaker and Director of Black Canvas Productions in Austin, Texas. He made his first short film when he was only 15 years old, and has since written and directed several commercials, comedy shorts and a handful of short films. His last film, H-Town Up & Down, went on to be an official selection at the 2011 Austin Film Festival.

Vicky Illk - The Lead Actress/Producer
Vicky Illk

We have been lucky enough to have already cast the rising starlet, Vicky Illk, to play the role of the main character, Liv.
 
Vicky is an actress and producer based here, in Austin. To date, she's appeared in more than 30 projects including films, webseries, and commercials. Simple, a feature film that she starred in and co-produced, will be making the festival circuit this fall.

Shannon McGarvey - The Producer 
Shannon McGarvey

Shannon McGarvey is a writer and producer with more than 10 years experience in series television, advertising, entertainment journalism, and creative writing for major networks, publications, and agencies.She's worked on content for the Biography Channel, A&E, Food Network, National Geographic, and has produced videos for brands like Lowe's, Dell, CLR, and Western Union, to name a few. 

Justin Marc Lloyd - The Composer
Justin Marc Lloyd
 
A powerful original soundtrack can be what sets a great film apart from the rest. I’m very proud to announce that Justin Marc Lloyd will be composing an original soundtrack for this film.
 
Justin is a musician of many styles, ranging from techno, indie/space rock, ambient, acoustic to abstract experimental noise. He was the front man for A Perfect Kiss (Baltimore, MD), and is responsible for solo projects including (but not limited to) Dementia And Hope Trails, Pregnant Spore, Inappropriate King Live, False Flag, Copkiller, and POWER WiNDOZE. Justin currently runs the Rainbow Bridge label in Chicago, IL.

WHAT WE NEED

In order for this film to happen, I need your help in raising $10,000, and it has to happen in 21 days in order to make this year’s mid-July festival deadlines.
 
I believe in the integrity of this project, and I also believe that paying my cast and crew a fair wage will yield the best overall work possible. Your donation will go towards paying the talented cast and crew, feeding them for 3 days, renting expensive camera, sound and lighting equipment, locking down locations, props and wardrobe, as well as editing, professional sound design and an original music score for the film.

I want to be completely transparent with my investors and possible investors, so that’s why I’ve provided you with an itemized film budget, broken down so that you can see exactly where your money is going. You can find the PDF file in the Gallery at the top of the page.
 
I assure that you that your investment couldn’t be in better hands, and that myself and my team of producers will stretch every penny of this budget, in order to deliver to you on screen the absolute best film possible.

WHAT YOU GET

In exchange for your contributions, we are offering tons of exciting perks including a DVD copy of the film, (including a behind the scenes featurette), an official 11"x17" Tracks movie poster, signed and personalized by the cast and crew, your very own TRACKS film crew t-shirt, your name in the credits, a private invitation to the film set, and wrap party, AND MORE!

Personalized Shout-out on the Facebook Page
(UPDATE - 5/27/13: Personalized Shout-out on the Facebook Page for EVERY contribution!)

Check out the PERKS on the right-hand side of the page for complete details.

THE IMPACT

The best kinds of films are the ones that leave the audience with something to take away at the end; something to think about, to question, to educate their decisions moving forward in their own life.

With your help, I believe that TRACKS will not only be a suspenseful, well produced and entertaining film, but one that's impactful, and that will provide audiences with meaningful truth about life.

This, above all else, is the reason why I believe that this film needs to be made, and this story needs to be told.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

If you can’t donate monetarily, not to worry, you can still play a pivotal role in getting this film made by simply sharing this page with your friends.

Use the Indiegogo share tools built into this page to share directly to Facebook, Google+, Email and Twitter using the hashtags:

#TRACKSfilm
#10KIn21Days
#SupportIndieFilm
#SiF

 SUPPORT iNDEPENDENT FILM.

Thank you so much for your time and your support!
Blessings,
D.

 

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