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A film about Lucy and Ben, in and out of love.
Matt Keyser
Boston, Massachusetts
United States
3 Team Members

What's the Project?

Lucy is a foreigner in New York City studying for her graduate degree at Columbia. Ben is a college drop out who waits tables at a café but has dreams of hanging his photos in a gallery. 

Who We Were is a short film about Lucy and Ben and their struggle between love for one another and drive for personal success. The story is a non-linear romantic drama that follows Lucy through her relationship with Ben and beyond.

Who are the filmmakers?

This is the final school project for much of the crew, all students at Emerson College in Boston. The film is more than a class project though; it is a platform for us to showcase and share our skills with the world beyond Emerson.


Matt Keyser - '13  - Writer/Director

Enrique Rivera - '15  - Producer

Dane Shubert - '13 - Editor

Jenell Randal - '13  - Production Designer

Tyler Weinberger & Tripp Clemens - '13  - Directors of Photography

Andre Edmonds '14, Matt Tompkins '15, Joe Holcomb '14, Dimitri Christoforidis '15, Sienna Mintz '14, Mikey Gray '15, Maria Chavez '14, Taylor Meacham '14, Anna Kuo '15, Dillon Puswald '15, Matt Park '15, David Lee '15, Dylan Greiss '15, Emily Tannenbaum '14, Louis Weissman '16.

While our crew is small, we’ve bonded over our dedication to the project and excitement is building for the final cut.

Where Your Help is Going: 

The film takes place in Manhattan, though we’re saving travel money and shooting the interiors in Boston. We’re almost finished with filming, and the results are looking beautiful. Unfortunately, we’ve run into a few roadblocks along the way. Weather (Nemo found us), equipment rentals, and location costs are eating at the budget and we’re running out of funds to finish the project.

This is why we’re reaching out to you. We’ve poured our hearts and our pockets into this film and know that it has so much potential. 

Logistically speaking, your donation will help fund:

-Equipment rentals (dolly, lenses, Sony F3 Camera, wireless lavaliere mics)

-Super 8 film (processing and digital transfers)

-Post Production (Hard drive and color correction)

-Production design (paint, photo printing, framing, set decoration, costumes/makeup)

-Travel expenses (to and from NYC for the exteriors, and for NYC actors to Boston)

-Craft services (a hungry crew is not a happy crew)

-Festival submissions

With your help, Who We Were will stand as a time capsule for everyone involved. This is a final point at Emerson and a starting point for many of us professionally. The film will be entered into numerous festivals across the U.S. and abroad. 

Other Ways You Can Help:

We understand if you cannot afford to donate at the moment, but you can still help us bring our vision for Lucy and Ben to life!

Please share this page with friends, family, coworkers or whoever else you can think of. "Word of mouth" is huge for crowdfunding. Please post on facebook, twitter, or share our link via email. Indiegogo has easy share options located right underneath our video up top.

We also have a website, www.whowewerefilm.com. Please share that website and continue checking back for sneak peeks, trailers, and updates on the film's production.


Thanks in advance! Hope to have the film at a screening near you!

-Who We Were crew-

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  • $25USD
    For love at first sight

    You will receive: -A thank you credit in the film

    3 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50USD
    For the romantics

    You will receive: -A thank you credit in the film -A shout out on the film's website

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100USD
    For the honeymoon phase

    You will receive: -A thank you credit in the film -A copy of the script's title page signed by cast and crew

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $250USD
    For the long term

    You will receive: -A thank you credit in the film -A signed copy of the marked shooting script

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500USD
    For the good times

    You will receive: -A signed copy of the shooting script. -32 frames (1 second) of the super 8 film shot in Manhattan, which was edited into the opening montage of the film. The super 8 film will be mounted on white matte board underneath the signed title page of the script.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,000USD
    For the memories

    -Executive Producer credit in the film -A signed copy of the marked shooting script

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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