FLASHING is a dramatic short film and a visually compelling story that follows a successful photographer who chooses work over family and his epiphany of this; once it's too late.
We have all had those times in our lives where we neglect people unintentionally in order to bring them the best life possible. We say things like "I'll call him back tomorrow" or "I'll just see her next week." We take for granted the time we do have with them. This story follows a man who is on that journey himself. He is working to support and be close to his family but in the process does just the opposite. What can you do when you realize what you've done? What do you do when hindsight creeps up behind you?
The film is set in current day and with real life scenarios. It is easy to get sucked in to the environment and completely immerse yourself in the characters turmoil. It is inspired by everyday life and will give you a peek about what goes on behind closed doors and how people are never really what they seem.
For you, the contributor:
You are helping us to make a project that can evoke change in people and help them to realize that time for each one of us is precious and not to be wasted or mistreated. You can be part of the team that brings people to a new understanding of life through film. You can make a change in someones life. Maybe that will be a parent, friend, child, significant other or stranger. All that really matters is that you helped open someones eyes. All this and there is more...
Here is a little bit about us:
Ricardo has been working in the TV production world for the past 5 years. His work ranges from documentaries, reality shows and music videos. Having always been compelled by the art of story telling and the power of the media, using those two means, his dream would be to create a positive change in this world. A graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Public Relations, he has worked in a variety of fields from Politics, Professional Sports and Real Estate. Having lived in many different states, cities and another country, his life experience alone is an amazing story.
Chris has been acting for the past eight years and has completed various types of training from Meisner to On-Camera and additional Scene Study techniques. He has always loved the movies and especially films "that make you think and walk away feeling something inside that you can't quite describe." He has always had a love for the work involved in creating a character and a storyline and has repeatedly said he wanted to create something of merit that will "reach out and touch audiences." Chris is from Roseville, CA and has been living in Los Angeles for the past six years. He has known that acting is what he wanted to do from the age of 13 and now is able to chase his dream and accomplish what he came out to do.
What We Need & What You Get
The funding that you are contributing will go towards the making of the film. We have a fantastic cinematographer, that will be using the RED Scarlett, and who has done many dramatic shorts as well as studio features. We also have a very talented stunt coordinator who works on major studio projects and a CGI team that will blow your mind. We will be using a very talented cast who have been in the TV/Film industry for years and who have the training to make this vision come true. To top that all off we have our Director who has many years making TV shows and films out here in LA.
All the proceeds from the funding will go into production value meaning there will be no paychecks for actors or crew. It all goes to the film so we can make you the most moving short film possible.
We set our goal at $3,000 which should be just enough to cover the production in its entirety. Any additional funds will go towards festival submissions. Your contributions will earn you things like signed scripts, copies of the film, mentions in the credits, invites to the premiere or even a day on set!
Other Ways You Can Help
If you want to halp but cant contribute then you can always spread the word on Facebook and Twitter or any other way you can think of. Everything helps!
We look forward to showing you what otherwise wouldnt have been possible without the help from YOU!