Violation is fiscally sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television and donations are tax-deductible.
WE RAN OUT OF TIME AND DIDN'T REACH OUR GOAL, BUT YOU CAN STILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT THROUGH OUR FISCAL SPONSOR NYWIFT HERE.
Violation is a short film about a female combat veteran whose PTSD is triggered by street harassment.
A year after returning from war, SHAYLA is still struggling to adjust to civilian life when she is preyed upon by MARK while traveling alone to work in the pre-dawn hours of Brooklyn. When an out of service train leads them to the same bus stop, the run-of-the-mill incident triggers Shayla’s PTSD to violent results. With the support of her war forged friends TAMARA and LISA, Shayla finally comes to terms with her combat experience and embraces the path of a warrior.
[WRITER - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER] Jevonne Bowman-Bullock is an award winning filmmaker from Schenectady, NY. She is a 2009 graduate of Howard University and a cycle 17 alumna of the Made In New York PA Training Program. Within months of graduating, she was sought after for her production management skills and has worked in many different environments, including films, PSA's, and TV. After working in every department on set, she's very well rounded. Her credits include Storm Chasers (2011), Four Weddings (2012), and All On The Line With Joe Zee (2012). After finding success in TV, she founded JAB New York, LLC in 2012 for her creative endeavors and dove headfirst into producing her first film, Deluge, which premiered at the New Voices in Black Film Festival (2014). She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she freelances in post-production and is developing several feature length films for production.
[DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY] James Fideler brings his experience and an abiding desire to allow the truth and beauty in every moment to shine forth even as his camera captures these moments in time. As Director of Photography, James was honored when HBO's Assault in the Ring won the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary of 2009. In 2011, another film he shot, Renee, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival followed by a long run on ESPN. He also helmed the lauded PBS American Masters film, Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound, which had it's premier at the Toronto International Film Festival, followed by a permanent place on the PBS schedule.
[COSTUME DESIGNER] Lux Haac is a costume and production designer working in theatre, film, opera, and dance. Her most recent works include: The Seagull, directed by Richard Feldman; A Sea Apart, a film directed by Esra Saydam and Nissan Dag; Figaro 90210!, a new adaptation of the classic opera, directed by Melissa Crespo; A Teacher’s Reward, a film by Laura Brown; Deluge, a film by Nijla Mumin; Smoke, a new play by Vicki Ramirez at the Pershing Square Signature Center; The Red and the Black, directed and adapted by Deloss Brown at the Theatre at St. Clements; and Numbers/Dates, new operatic works commissioned and performed by Rhymes with Opera. Lux received her MFA in Design for Stage and Film from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. For more information please go to www.luxhaac.com.
[COMPOSER]Jae Wan is a composer and underground hip hop artist creating music that is powerful, loud and beautiful, all at the same time. The sounds are captivating, painting pictures of a poetic journey into a dark world. The music and lyrics echo the story of a journey of pain, power, faith, and rebellion. Rebel Music, Jae-Wan’s new album, is an unrivaled, raw mix of reggae, punk rock, and underground hip hop. His music echoes sounds from music legends like Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, while simultaneously breaking into sounds that resemble no other. Three years since his last album, this underground artist is back with an all new album that surpasses those of his past. This transformative album will move you as you sit back and listen to what many are now calling “rebel music”. Learn more about Jae Wan at www.jaewanrocks.com.
What We Need
Renting authentic military costumes and weapons.
Stunts & Weapons
What You Get
- Awesome perks!
- Tax deduction through our fiscal sponsor NYWIFT (US taxpayers only)
The peace of mind knowing that the money goes to an amazing charity that supports female filmmakers!
We have a cast and crew of professionals who are donating their time to work on this film and your money will directly impact the production value seen on screen.
Risks & Challenges
Filmmaking is a collaborative effort and there is always the risk that something can go wrong. We are taking every precaution necessary to limit our risk. We will be purchasing production insurance and volunteer insurance to protect our film from unforseen events. Our team has several decades worth of combined experience preparing us to adapt to challenges like the professionals we are.
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