My name is Tim Yusuf and I’m a film director/writer/editor. I’m trying to fund a long form narrative music video on 16 mm Kodak film. This is to achieve a very specific contrast and look. The short film “The Stairwell” is a horror/psychological thriller, which will have a running time of about 30 minutes. A small note and apology as there was some confusion with the previous campaign(s) relating to the video available for viewing. It was supposed to be two in one, but for some odd reason it was only playing the later one. This technical issue has now been corrected, as it was recently brought to my attention. I have no doubt we would have previously made our goal had I been aware of this previously. However we’re simply moving forward, and re-launching the campaign. So you can now watch both of the original 3-minute music videos I shot of the concept on a digital camera - 60D Canon right here:
Please leave a note on Vimeo as to which version you liked better.
If you're interested, I also have some old, but fun amatuer short films, class exercises, etc here:
The 30 - 33 minute version will be about a young woman reciting her experiences about being haunted by her doppelganger through an intense soundtrack. Admittedly the dialogue will be minimal, as it’ll be more through mood, atmosphere, and the ability of our very capable actress(es) to be in the moment and convey the various states of being required. If you like what you see and hear, I would LOVE your support! I’m an independent artist and I created this concept with a small team/crew. We’re in this for the love of the craft, and are eager to put our time, heart and souls into creating this film. We feel very strongly about this project and we won’t give up until it’s made. As you can hear on the original we used Portishead’s “We Carry On.” Just to note, we will obtain permission to use all the tracks selected and we already know exactly how much we’ll need to pay for them. This is what we'll need some of the money for. As we don’t have a film production company or record label funding the project, we’ll need your support in achieving our goal! I know that I can make this film for a total of $7,500. We're still short $2,000 of the total budget needed to meet our goal. This goes to the film crew who will make this a smooth shoot, plus equipment fees, film stock and film lab processing. With your kind donations, you’ll be a part of fulfilling the dream of a handful of passionate independent artists create something incredible. You’ll make our dream a reality, while supporting an incredible project! To show our appreciation for your donations, we believe you should be rewarded for supporting us. We very recently revised the Rewards Section. You can receive an autographed DVD, An official signed “The Stairwell Production” thank you letter and a free digital download of the long form music video project "The Stairwell” once it’s complete. Please check out the new Rewards section! This upcoming project means the world to me, as it will allow more people to see my work and get my name out there! I’m really hoping that during the span of this campaign we can get people excited about this film project and attract new followers in the making! I truly believe you’ll all enjoy the finished film! Thank you for taking the time to see more of what this is all about. There are also other ways you can help too. I know that times are tough for many, but any donations are greatly appreciated. Every little bit helps! Whether you can donate or not, you can still SPREAD THE WORD! Please tell your friends, friends of friends, siblings, half siblings, stepsiblings, parent, stepparents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, second cousins twice removed, EVERYONE! You can spread the love on Twitter and Facebook using the tools listed here on the fundrazr.com site. Thank you again! Tim Yusuf + Crew