Veda is an environmental film about a beach caretaker who has lost all hope in cleaning up, living in the post-apocalyptic era. At his lowest in morale, his childhood imaginary friend reappears to uplift him and encourage him to keep going.
Veda is inspired from the theory of the cycle of chaos and creation, and within this cycle the purpose of our existence defined by our actions.
What We Need & What You Get
- A total of $19,500 is required for the completion of this film.
- Costs include:
- $12,500 in production costs such as lighting, camera, wardrobe, props, sound and insurance to name a few
- And $7000 in Post Production, such as Animation, Sound mixing, marketing and distribution to film festivals.
- Our goal is to submit the film to various local and international film festivals.
- Your generosity is greatly appreciated but we would like to reward your kindness with small perks as well. These include:
- T Shirts
- Bluray and DVDs
- Original Soundtrack CDs
- Tickets to a private screening
- Sponsorship opportunity (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
- If we are able to raise at least 75% of the funds, we will make some tough budgeting decisions and still be able to film a good quality project, however, it will be ideal to raise the asking goal to make a phenomenal film.
Through Veda we are trying to raise awareness to the current environmental issues of the world. We strongly believe that every helping hand will make a difference in preserving the Earth. Veda is unique because it highlights all important factors that cause environmental disasters such as war, exploitation of natural resources, littering to name a few. We believe that we can change perception and inspire by our efforts and your support.
Umar Writer, Director & Cinematographer
I am an emerging writer and director. I have worked in the film and television industry for half a decade now, on movies such as Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Resident Evil: Retribution, Crossroads, and with television broadcast credits on Rogers, ATN, etc. After producing and directing music videos and short films independently, I decided to launch a production company, Bandit Territory Productions, with Thomas Passilidis.
Veda, our first short film under the banner of Bandit Territory Productions, is an environmental film which highlights our worst fears. Written visually, with minimal dialogues, Veda is a message oriented film with a unique approach to highlight a bleak future due to our current actions. It is called by some “short and powerful”, and some say it’s “visually poetic”.
Thomas Producer, Location Manager & Gaffer
I have produced short films, music videos, and a feature length film and worked on award nominated short films. I want to produce Veda because I feel the message we are trying to convey should be heard by all. My experience as a producer will help this film in many ways.
Maryam Producer & Editor
I studied Film and Television Production from Capilano University in North Vancouver BC and currently work for a television channel as a Producer and Editor. Working in the film and television industry for the past four years, my experience, both as a producer and editor, will help bring Veda to the screen.
Kinza Producer of Marketing and Distribution
Hi my name is Kinza. I come from a marketing/advertising background. I strongly believe in the concept and message of Veda and am very attached to the project as I have been involved with it from the early stages of the idea. I feel that we need to make a conscious effort around us to preserve the environment and while that is the obvious message of the film, I feel that I can relate to the character of Veda on many different levels. I am very excited to work on this film.
Larry playing VEDA
My name is Larry Harris, I'm a mid 50's Canadian. The past decade has had me in front of the camera for movies such as Cinderella Man, How To Lose a Guy in 10 days, Martin Lewis Story, numerous TV shows and commercials along with modeling for Leather Ranch, General Motors and more. Having been out of the industry for the past few years it is with much pride I jump back into the entertainment industry by using Veda as my launching platform.
The reasons are 2 fold, one is the fact I am able to work with an up and coming director who can see the direction the industry is going yet not afraid to add his flair and take on views important to all. The second has much to do with the fact, as mentioned earlier, that I am a father of 2, step father of 2 more and uncle to another 4. Having always been a person who enjoys nature and aware we need to take better care of our earth and have seen progress since the 60's but wish there was more. As my age progresses and having children has made the importance of making the earth a better, safer, healthier place for my children and grandchildren to grow up in.
Society is certainly aware of the frailty of planet earth but some get so tied up on other things in their life, work, material things, looking good, etc. that the health of the planet that provides much of this goes to the back of the mind, Veda is a movie that helps to put it back to the forefront of people’s minds which can only help the earth and the future of all children of the world, now and in the future.
Tara playing MAYA
Tara is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (2012),
where her favourite roles included Hermione in The Winter's Tale, Olga
in Three Sisters and Jenny in Everything in the Garden. She now lives
in Toronto and is very excited to be working with Bandit Territory
Productions on the film Veda.
Ethan playing VEDA (young)
Though new on the scene, Ethan Muller has already garnered much interest and a number of awards, including the much coveted Grand Overall Child Actor of the Year award at the 2012 Canadian Model & Talent Convention. Along with his winning personality, Ethan brings with him great verve and a willingness to learn his craft.
Shania playing SAND CASTLE DESTROYER
Shania is a G9 student at Waterdown District High School. She has been dancing since the age of 5 and competed in all genres of dance for the past 8 years. Through her years of competing in dance she discovered that she just loved to perform, andbe on stage.
In 2010 she auditioned at Theatre Aquarius for their family Christmas show. She became part of the children’s ensemble (and understudy to Tiny Tim) in ”A Christmas Carol the Musical”. After completing a grueling schedule of 46 shows in 30 days, she was hooked. She found an agent and has persued a career in performing ever since. She now takes vocal, piano and acting classes too, so that she can become rounded as a performer and be seen as a triple threat. Since then she has appeared at The Rose theatre Brampton, has been in three short films and three music videos for Much Music. Her latest accomplishment is being chosen to represent Canada in Germany at the 2012 World Dance Championships on the Canadian National Tap Team.
Josh playing SAND CASTLE DESTROYER
Josh is a G6 student at Flamborough Centre School. He has been subjected to his sisters performing bug for so many years now that he’s decided “if you cant beath them, you might as well join them”. He is just beginning his career, and only has one short film with his sister under his belt to date, in which they were both leads. He has so much fun the weekend of shooting, that he would also like to do more. He is also the boy you have seen in every Canadian Tire flyer through out the summer on their Springfree Trampoline. Josh is at home, outdoors and loves nature, he is obsessed with reptiles and bugs and animals. He loves to fish, rock climb, BMX and skateboard. Josh is a stuntman in the making, he is fearless and adventurous, quite frankly down right scary!
Arisa playing DYING WOMAN
Arisa Yura has worked extensively as an actress, voice-over artist and presenter in many productions of her home countries of Australia and Japan. A graduate of Sydney Theatre School, Arisa now bases herself in Toronto. Her theatre credits include: Ariel in The Tempest (Sidetrack Theatre), Monica in After Dinner (Darlinghurst Theatre) and Nurse Sugimoto in Rival of Men (Marshmallow Wave). Her favourite television credits include: Apprentice chef in Lifestyle Café (XYZ Networks, Foxtel) and her debut lead role in Ballad of Praying Mantis, winner of an Eat Carpet Award (SBS). Arisa is thrilled to join the cast of Veda.
Matt 1st Assistant Director
My name is Matthew Carvalho, I have a passion for film and television, mainly writing and directing. I am the 1st Assistant Director on the film Veda. I want to work on Veda so that I can gain further experience on set, remain active in film and to help make the film the best it can be.
Edris Production & Costume Designer
Edris Ne is an Afghan born Canadian filmmaker, residing in Toronto. He believes in independent cinema as an important and more authentic visual medium for artists to tell their story. He has two feature films & a few shorts under his belt, which were done in shoestring budget and were totally supported by independent cinema lovers. With his passion for film making and strong believe, he continues to write and make more films.
David Location Sound Recorder
My whole life I have been interested in Sound, and all the different ways in which it could be captured. I decided to pursue this career in University, and ever since, I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I am very excited and looking forward to working on Veda.
Hosai Storyboard Artist
My name is Hosai Parwa, I am currently an Undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I have an appreciation for fine arts, and enjoy sketching. I am the storyboard artist for Veda. I am a part of this team because I like the script for Veda. The script is written with simplicity which is almost impressionistic in detail, but the reader is left with a very definitive imagery. Hopefully I am able to convey the script on a visual medium that would be useful in the production of this project. :) on a less formal note... I like turtles.
Rajat Animation Supervisor
Rajat works in the film and television industry as an animator, currently working in Toronto to convert 2D Hollywood movies to 3D. He has also converted 2D BBC documentary on Wildlife to 3D. Rajat has over half a decade of experience in post-production video and animation. He believes in the message of this film and will utilize his expertise as an animator on Veda to make the film a success.
Ali Music Composer & Web Developer/Designer
Ali Asim is a tech geek who breathes digital technology. About 5 years ago he started producing music with an alias of "Peculiar Observance", a dark ambient electronic project that has become his alter ego. With Veda, he hopes to bend the rules of writing a typical score by creating an organic sound experience.
Bruce Sound Designer & Mixer
Bruce was raised in Bogotá, Colombia, where he lived until the age of 18. He moved to Toronto, Canada, where he studied sound engineering and currently resides. He lived temporarily in Ayr, Scotland. There he studied film and collaborated in multiple multifaceted projects.
Bruce currently works as a sound editor for a TV station in Toronto, and on various independent projects as freelancer. He has worked on a range of undertakings, including music recordings, films, animated sequences, and sound art exhibits. You may contact him at email@example.com.
We understand not everyone can make a monetary contribution and we appreciate your efforts to share Veda within your circle!