My name is David Pinczés, a filmmaker student in Budapest, Hungary, and just about to close my studies by directing a 15-min short film ("Impostor") as my exam work.
The story is taking place during an unprecedented power-cut in Budapest, and is about an astronomer with impostor syndrome spending the night in his observatory... and having an unexpected guest. The strange conversation enlightens the astronomer that they share the same symptoms. And if so, those might be absurd then?
Some of the common signs of impostor syndrome include (quite a few of us can certainly recognize them in our lives here and there):
- an inability to realistically assess your competence and skills
- attributing your success to external factors
- berating your performance
- fear that you won't live up to expectations
- sabotaging your own success
- setting very challenging goals and feeling disappointed when you fall short
We don't have a formal budget offered by our school, hence are trying to produce the short film from our own pockets and other supporters – which basically goes for the technical equipment.
OUR PREVIOUS WORK:
Last year, for the previous semester of our class we had already produced a similar short film ("Infinity by Two") which got selected to the programme of 24 monthly festivals and won 13 prizes in total (New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Cannes, etc.):
You can watch the full film here (14:42)
Our goal is to shoot the film in June, with post-production being completed by July. From an artistic, story telling and visual perspective we would like to bring our work to the next level (compared to the previous short). The film will be premiered publicly online, via Youtube and Vimeo.
Should you decide to support us, your contribution would be greatly appreciated.
All supporters will be listed on the end credits of our film.