GIFT, the inaugural Filmstigator project, has been successful – screening at almost a dozen film festivals in the US & Europe as of this writing. The film has been invited to screen next month in Los Angeles as part of NewFilmmakers LA.
While we’re pleased with how our first film has done thus far, we want to keep moving forward with new films that challenge our collective. That’s why we’re excited to announce the next Filmstigator project: a short called Gravel Heart.
We encourage anyone interested in working in independent film to contact us and get involved. Some of the GIFT team will undoubtedly return to work on Gravel Heart, but we also expect many new faces on this production.
We are looking for producers, production assistants, members of the sound and camera teams, lighting crew, fight choreographers, animal trainers (canines), crowdfunding gurus, location scouts, props masters, caterers, and a number of other positions. So if you want to get involved in independent filmmaking in Georgia, this is your chance.
We will be workshopping the Gravel Heart script with actors in Milledgeville this month to make final screenplay tweaks before moving directly into pre-production.
Principal photography is loosely slated to begin in October 2015. A crowdfunding campaign is planned for this summer. There are many ways to engage and take ownership of various parts of this film, so we encourage you to step up and take on this new project with us.
A few things about the Gravel Heart story…
Logline: A 14-year-old puts his life in jeopardy when he confronts a neighbor for killing his dog.
Based on actual events, Gravel Heart is a gritty coming of age story exploring loss and the limits of retribution. We plan to film in rural and semi-rural locations as close to Atlanta as possible.
Tentative plan is to shoot the film in 4K on a Canon C500.
The film requires a 4-person cast and extras. Actors interested in auditioning should contact us immediately. We will also put out a general casting call online.
Are you interested in being a part of this project? Contact us today for more information. And please sign up here on the site so you’ll get email blasts when we crew up in late summer for filming. So much needs to be done prior to that, however. So don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a passion for indie filmmaking.