Feature filmmaking is very expensive. We are planning to work with a very low budget while maintaining high production value. That being said, we’ve launched a Kickstarter to help fund our movie, and we’d be greatly indebted to your help! (click the link to be taken to our Kickstarter page) Our goal is $6,000… Will $6K cover our entire budget? Heck to the NO. We’d love to raise more, much more, but $6K will get us moving forward as we continue to fundraise and get closer to production. Here is how we will be spending the money more specifically:
$1,500 SAG/AFTRA Actor Fee
$500 Travel funds for Lead SAG/AFTRA Actor
$1,200 Additional primary cast Actor Fees
$800 Production Insurance
$1,000 Production Audio Recordist/Engineer
$1,000 Lens’, Dolly Track, Car Mount Rental
Kickstarter Total $6,000
Additional costs included in our production budget but not within our immediate Kickstarter goal:
$2,000 Director of Photography Fee
$500 Hair and Make-Up Stylist
$300 Desira Pesta mini-collection materials & labor
$800 Overnight shoot in Lucas, KS
$600 Props, set dressing, make-up & hair supplies
$200 Grip truck gas & parking
$500 Fashion Show scaffolding, chairs, DJ, etc.
$2,000 Hard drives for media storage
Additional Production Budget Total $7,050
And this doesn’t even including our post-production budgetary needs!
Other Ways to Support the Film
If you are unable or unwilling to give cash, and want to help see the film go further, there is plenty you can do to support Red Pearl. We need to feed the crew for over 2 weeks, so in-kind donations of food would be helpful, either in the form of paying for or providing local catering, or through gift cards from Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. We are also in search of donations including sewing busts, fabric, and event chairs and risers, just to name a few. Additionally, we are in need of the temporary use of 2 custom cars: an old, beaten-up pick-up truck, and a work-in-progress, classic, detailed convertible.
Another way you can support Red Pearl is to host a screening of the film in your community. We want the world to see our movie!
Thank you so much for your interest and support in our project, Red Pearl. You are giving us an opportunity to follow our dreams and to advance us to the next important stage in our filmmaking careers!
Jess and Stacy