As you probably know by now, I’m a film student at Northwestern. This quarter, I’m the production designer on a Western, and we start shooting this weekend (WOO). Max is the writer/director and a pretty cool guy. Madison, Ned, and Jeremy are also all working on it and are also really cool people. So is the whole freaking crew, for that matter.
The story is a classic Western revenge tale and is going to be shot (from what I understand) in a Morricone-meets-Tarantino fashion. Think Gladiator in the old west with a LOT of stylistic elements borrowed from the Dollars trilogy.
The thing about Westerns is that they’re really expensive, especially from my department. We have to pay for horses. We have to take a modern bar and converted to a period appropriate Western saloon. We have to drive all over the place to get props and furniture and go to our location.This link is to our kickstarter, which is going pretty well, but a little slow. We’re just about halfway to our goal with 34 days left, and we need every penny we can get.
If you can’t support us financially, give us a signal boost (reblog, tell your friends, tweet it, facebook it, email this link to your wealthy uncle, whatever).
There’s some pretty cool prizes listed on the kickstarter, but I’m also wanting to do some of my own. If you donate through this link, message me. I’m going to do a personal thank you video, mail out personal thank you postcards, and if you donate like $25+ I’ll send you a prop of some sort that I manage to save (a glass or bottle used on set signed by the crew, a bandana signed by the crew, one of the bad guy’s gang temporary tattoos, a wanted poster, something. If you donate a substantial amount I’ll even mail you the wooden duck that the director didn’t want me to buy but I did anyway and it’s going in there).
I love you guys. Please help me. I’ll shower you with love.