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"Hate only begets hate, to love unconditionally is the only hope humans can have in this world filled with destruction and violence"
Both a project birthed from an inspiring idea we feel greatly passionate about, as well as an end of year student project. A project we'd not only want to exist within the confines of our academics but also have aspirations of utilizing in our own personal portfolios and submitting towards festivals and competitions in the next year.
So in saying that, the purpose of this campaign is to grow and accumulate the necessary funds to finance all elements of this production's expenses and then some. not just to cover the bare costs of making this film a reality, but pushing it outwards for more people to see. We don't want it to solely exist on our laptops without a life beyond us.
- Gear Rental
- Location Hire
- Make-up & Hair
- Production Design
- Picture Vehicle
And as funding is accumulated and pre-production continues on we are committed to updating the page with new information and important updates including casting news , location scouting/confirmation. the acquisition of assets and additional crew and more!The Crew Including:
- Kyle Greyvenstein - Writer and Director
- Karabo Jason Mokobi - Producer
- Ethan Riedlinger - Cinematographer
- Ella Johnson - Production Designer
- Liam Bezance - Editor
More about the film...
Weaving together several narrative streams following a) a young colored boy who decides to bunk school alongside his best friend, a decision that ultimately leads to tragedy, b) the boy's concerned parents who learn of his absence while stuck at work and c) a group of young white men with intolerable behavior and beliefs that turn to violence towards their own when tensions between them peaks.
(Iñárritu, A. G. I. (Director). (2003). 21 Grams. Y Productions. )
Two main separate stories following seemingly unrelated characters from completely different backgrounds, are brought together when a tragic event occurs. The first story centering the young boy with idealistic dreams and his friend. The second story around a member of the group of young men, who goes out for a day of drinking with his friends by the same grounds the two boys leave school for.
((Waititi, T. W. (Director). (2010). Boy. Whenua Films Unison Films New Zealand Film Production Fund New Zealand Film Commission. New Zealand On Air)
A hatred for his friends and their ideologies having been built up deep inside of him over the years, in part due to the perspective he's gained from his girlfriend, and this being the day that he reaches his breaking point. When a friend takes a racist comment over the line, he snaps and attacks his friend, ultimately murdering him. This is what brings their stories together, as the young boy witnesses this and runs to get help, but is tragically caught up in more violence.
(De Niro, R. D. N. (Director). (1993). A Bronx Tale. TriBeCa Productions.)
While the primary target market is South African audiences as a mix of local languages are spoken throughout, the success of Moffie (Hermanus, 2019) would suggest that there is a large secondary international target market for good South African cinema (Moffie also deals with themes of racism and the effects of Apartheid).
(Hermanus, O. H. (Director). (2019). Moffie. Portobello Pictures. )
Themes of LOVE and HATE explored the nuanced relationships that the characters have with one another, presenting humans in intimate moments of shared affection and contrastly in continuous cycles of hate.
The young boy a symbol for juvenile innocence and purity and his untimely death a corrupting event. One way hate is explored in the film is primarily through racism, showing its insidious presence and effects. We reflect a world filled with hate and how nothing good can come from it. Presenting the audience with only a glimmer of hope, which is… to love. The purpose of all this being so the audience may reflect on how Love and Hate has affected their life and the lives of those around them.
The theme of human nature is explored by presenting life as it is, holding a mirror up to society in hopes that we as humans will choose love over hate. This theme is explored so that the audience may ask themselves what motivates their behaviors and triggers the reactions they have to the actions of others. Themes of morality are explored when characters are placed in situations where they must make complex moral choices and decide for themselves what they think is right and wrong. The audience must engage with these themes as they will be challenged to question not only the morals of the characters on screen, but also their own personal morals.
*Photo used in temp poster above taken by Iris Humm for Esquire Italy*
Receive a digital copy of the shooting script for the short film, receiving further insight into the story
Find your name in the credits of the short with a special thanks from the cast and crew for your donation
Receive a set of 3 Specially made Postcards made from Polaroid/Film of the cast, crew, locations and more
Receive a Printed Graphic Tee with signatures from the cast or crew
Receive a Signed Physical copy of both the Poster and a Book Bounded copy of the Shooting Script
Find your name in the end credits of the film as an executive producer for your significant financial contribution
Receive Framed Stills from the Final Film, as well as an opportunity to interview and speak directly with the crew behind this short
Get an opportunity to come on set with us and play a role as an extra, as well as view a private online or in-person screening of the final film
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