I am excited to announce that the Sisters Templar (FB/TW/IG @SistersTemplar) Short Film Campaign is now open! The cast & crew invite you to help us realize a dream to bring to life our unique fantasy story about five Sisters and their journey of survival, reincarnation and redemption.
I have taken the role of
writer, director and producer of this film. This is my first ever
original idea short film project and I post this with all humility to
you in hopes to raise the funds necessary to produce this short film. I
plan three shorts in the Sisters Templar franchise and to submit them to
various Film Festivals and fortune willing, to Streaming services.
Sisters Templar: Episode I - The Becoming is the story about five medieval Sisters who are reincarnated throughout time to battle the Fallen King of Demons Asmodeus and save all of creation from plunging into eternal darkness.
My creative passion started when I was young with creating and drawing my own comic book characters all the way to becoming a Disney approved Darth Vader ANH cast member and trooping for charity with the 501st (SL-76227). I was both lucky and fortunate to have great friends to help me with my first trailer project: Star Wars: Vader - A Fan Film.
I like to personally give all my love and thanks to my wife Maria and my son, AJ who are supportive of me on this filmmakers journey.
How will the funds be used?
- Costume development and design (our Sisters will have four different types of costumes)
- US Army Soldier Uniform circa 2006
- Nun Habits
- Sisters Templar fighting habits
- Knights Templar Armor and uniform
- Production insurance (location, cast, crew and equipment)
- Cast travel and accommodations
Production (Shooting of the Film)
- Cast fees and crew honoraria
- Equipment rental (camera, electrics, grips, sound, props etc.)
- Costumes, hair and makeup expenses
- Location fees and permits
- Set construction
- Transportation and lodging expenses
Post-Production (Completing the Film)
- Editing, color timing, graphic design
- Sound design
- Composer and music rights fees
- Marketing, promotional and film festival expenses
Do you have the script written?
YES! Episode I is written with Episode II & III in development. In fact we have submitted it to several film festivals and already have received some recognition.
Do you have a cast & crew?
YES! An amazing group of professionals have agreed to be part of this project. Please follow on Instagram:
Erin Marie Garrett - IG: @emariegarrett
Trisha Ellie Finch - IG: @madayaongininabubai
Catherine Dillon- IG: @catdillondesign
Savannah Polson - IG: @realqueenofthejungle
Coralia Wolff - IG: @cora_liaa
Krystle Starr - IG: @krystlestarrwars
DP - Daniel Alfaro - IG: @alfarofilms
Sound - C.R. Parker - IG: indiesoundman
Stunts - Peter Hetrick - IG: @peterhetrick
MUA - Danielle Rocha - IG: @d.rocha.mua
Costume Designer - Heather Chamberlin Smith - IG: @geekanista5
Costume Designer - Catherine Dillon - IG: @catdilliondesign
Stills - Kelly Musler - IG: @kellymusler
Props - John Stephenson - IG: @ultronp37
Military consultant - Cory Haynes
PA - Jessica Busbey - IG: @burdenedstar1
PA - Michael Ryan - IG: michaeleryan72
When do you plan to film Episode I?
Fall/Winter 2019! It takes a lot of planning, scheduling and creating even to create a short film. But with support, we will have this ready to distribute in early 2020.
We again invite you to help use create a fantasy world that offers strong and vibrant characters who struggle with everyday issues while still finding the time to save the universe from evil.
From all of us at Sisters Templar...
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