BAGGAGE Diary (4/13/13) "baggage" gets funded!! Where do we go from here?
Earlier this week, my next short film titled "baggage" was fully funded. With a budget of $3,000, we were able to reach this goal with true believers and people's generosity. I am humbled, truly touched and thankful beyond words that people intrust me to create within the Horror genre. It's an overwhelming feeling.
So, this leads to...where do we go from here?
This past week, I met with Director Jeremiah Kipp, Cinematographer Jeffrey Gould and assistant Cinematographer Steve Adams with our final preparations for our scheduled 4 day shoot. We are filming in Long Branch, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. This meeting allowed us to finalize our locations, tie up any loose ends from the script and get a better idea of lighting, based on time of day, for the outside scenes.
We started off very early on Wednesday and headed to our first location. Let me say this before I write any further, I really believe I have the best problem solvers and visionaries I could ask for on this project. Every shot was looked at a several times, every position is approached and it's 100% serious business. This project has taken on a life of it's own.
(I realize to others, this project will seem small but I can say, inside of this creative bubble..it's enormous)
We went from location to location, even being stopped by a representative of the Chamber of Commerce to let us know how excited they are we chose Long Branch. We walked around the neighborhood and were greeted by numerous business owners offering their assistance. It's the best feeling in the world. All of the locations were secured and we enjoyed a nice lunch that was spend discussion movies and shot ideas that we all are fans of.
When you make film with true film lovers...life stops, even for a lunch, while everything focuses on one goal..to make great film.
Even though we are fully funded, we are still looking for people who would like to help with donations. This allows more breathing room to do more, take more risks and make the best film we can. We are still keeping the perks open until May 15th. This allows someone who would love to be an extra, to do so. Filming weekend for extras will be May 18 and 19. Again, thank you to all who have taken interest, shared the vision and given to the goal. This film is happening, because of YOU.
If you would like to be a part of this...visit www.YouveBeenRobbedFilms.com
Baggage Gets A Director
Rob Dimension has been tight lipped about his second short film, but we have some scoop as of today. First, the short film is titled "baggage" and from what we have been told "deals with the real life possibilities".
Dimension had this to say "No Clowning Around was a gritty, depressing story. It was shot with the idea of actually seeing the depression. We used color changing as the film progressed to bring that forward. This time around, I wanted to go to the complete opposite end of the spectrum and create something that is beautiful horror. I was able to obtain a director that I have been a fan of for years."
Jeremiah Kipp is now attached as the director of Baggage! Kipp, who is currently attached to the popular web series "In Fear Of" and also, notably the short film "Crestfallen" has agreed to helm the director's chair.
Dimension had this too add "Having been a fan of Jeremiah for a few years now, this is an honor for him to be a part of this. I was able to show him the script and he immediately signed on. I couldn't be happier. He clearly has amazing vision for film and I can't wait to get started."
Jeremiah was kind enough to shed more light on the project "BAGGAGE immediately captured my interest as a beautiful and macabre tale of a man haunted by desire. It’s got the feverish melancholy intensity of an Edgar Allan Poe story, but told in a modern and transgressive way. Every image should resonate with the beauty of a painting, but one where if you look at it too closely, you realize you’re caught up in the swirls of a nightmare."
Keep in mind, from what we have been told, Kipp and Dimension will be working on promotion for this starting in April, with a summer shoot. Details say that the film will be ready for an Oct release, just in time for Halloween. Dimension also stated "this time around, people can be more involved...details soon".
To take a look at Jeremiah Kipp's work, visit his site http://kippfilms.com/main.html