Having attending The Art Institute of Salt Lake City and pursuing a major in digital filmmaking for almost three years (and still some road to go on that journey), it's always exciting when you have an idea for a story. You spend days, weeks, maybe months writing with utmost care, while trying not to make things too extreme (short films usually don't tote the Hollywood budget, and there are plenty of other ideas I have for that market, but that is further along). The feeling suddenly converts into "ecstatic" when you start rallying a crew, then into "unbelievable" when you get a cast together to play character you put on paper.
Well, folks, after some hiccups and some pushing back, now is a better time than naught to grease the wheels once more and announce my current project, which I hope to include as my senior thesis: "Claire", a romantic drama short film involving two characters: an anxious young man, the girl he has a crush on, and the one night they share before this relationship can take root.
As of right now, we are currently still in pre-production, and a Indie Go-Go campaign is being drafted to help cover the short film's budget. While the crew involved are students and are onboard for college credit like myself, money will still need to be raised to help cover for the salaries for the talent involved, catering, location fees, wardrobe, make-up, permits, and anything the production would need. And while donations (with some nifty perks) would be deeply appreciated, what is possibly worth more than money is publicity and exposure (the good kind, mind you). This is a project that has been a long time in the making, and a venture I have poured alot of time in, but making films, even small-scale stuff like this, is not one for a lone person to undertake.
The final short will contain intended for mature audiences including language and brief nudity.