FEW WORDS ABOUT ME...
Hello! I am an independent film producer, director and movie editor. I already have shooted 3 authorial films and cooperated in work over two others. My movies regularly take part in domestic and international film festivals and besides prizes, gain recognition. Now, I am in production my first big-budget, long-length movie entitled "Dreaming" and I need your help!
My purpose is to make magnificent cinematic work, which will participate in 74. Festival in Cannes in 2021.
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WHAT IS THIS FILM ABOUT?
„Dreaming” is a first movie in history of cinema, which presents sleep as the extension of reality. Main heroes of film are twentysomethings: Waleria (Valerie) and Andrzej (Andrew), who start practising Lucid Dreaming. We meet Andrzej at the time, when he faces younglife crisis. Weary of routine of days, which he spends in work and disappointed with private life, Andrzej decides to open in his flat an illegal laundry. He has an impression, that he already has experienced everything; that by finishing education and taking up employment, he achieved so-called basic plan. Feelings of bereavement and isolation motivate him to look for ways to get in touch with his deceased relatives, who passed away many years ago. With this end in view, he heads over to fortuneteller. Woman breaks Andrzej in exciting world of dreams, which can offer much more than boring and repetitive reality. Andrzej doesn’t realise, that he chooses a road, from which there’s no return. Over time, dreaming becomes his major activity and leads to loss of connection with reality.
Waleria lives under the same roof with mentally ill grandma and mother, who takes care of her. She is almost identically separated from world as Andrzej. Unpredictable grandma’s behaviours causes, that protagonist is deprived of possibility to have friends and create relationships with men. Her figure doesn’t suit to socially accepted pattern of human relations, therefore it throws her into solitude. Waleria’s life is driven by recurring resentments against her grandma and neverending arguments with mother. This complicated family relationships bring Waleria to emotional distress. Gradually, she contracts a mental disease from grandma. An escape from problems seems to be lucid dreaming. Thanks to practising complex methods of influencing on dreams, Waleria gains partial control over her life, at least in it’s dream dimension.
„Dreaming” is most of all story about burden of loneliness, which in movie carries everyone, regardless of age. Solitude of heroes has diverse sources. It involves longing for past, living by memories, insanity and sense of impending death. Waleria and Andrzej will be connected by peculiar, untypical bond. Both of them are sensitive, desperate for searching true friendship, they struggle with incomprehension and schematism of life in world, in which time is measured by sound of persistently spinning wasching machine drum.
WHAT DOES MONEY GO TO?
The harsh truth is, films cost big money. I am only 23 years old and cannot fully fund this project by myself. I have put together a budget and estimated a total for pre-production, principal photography, salaries for actors, scenographer, camera operators and post-production costs. I believe this funding will cover the whole film production. I will make sure I have at my disposal quality equipment for a beautiful film. I will also be using some of the funding to enter the finished film into film festivals, especially into Festival de Cannes. This will help me gain exposure and continue making films.
There are some rewards envisioned. If you donate 500 EUR or more, I will put your name in a "special thanks" section at the end of film! If you'd like me to use a different name or have any other concerns e.g. to promote your company, email me at: [email protected]
Support art! Support "Dreaming", future laureate of Gold Palm in Cannes ;)
Thank you very much!