January 12, 2015 at 11:26PM, Edited January 15, 9:33AM
Looking for Support + 2 NFS only film link
First things first, i've uploaded a copy of my previous film A Silent Waltz to a private link just for NFS readers check it out and if you like it, head on back.
My new film is called A Static wind Blows, It follows introvert 14 year old Silvy on a yearly road trip with her dad to the country, for her Aunt Jackies birthday. Aunt Jackie takes on foster children, and every year Silvy has a new set of 'cousins' to deal with. This year she is taken out of her comfort zone, forcing her to rethink how she sees herself and these country folk.
A Static Wind Blows is part two of a trilogy that revolves around adolescence, with a new short film each year starring the same talented young actress, Virginia Cashmere, from a 13yo in A Silent Waltz, 15yo for A Static Wind Blows and then 16yo for the final instalment next year.
The script came out of a time post uni where people hoping to get into the film industry can be left floundering. My focus is on directing and cinematography but as im a wheelchair user it is difficult to get into the sort of stepping stone jobs (gripping, gaffering, ACing, ADing etc.), or do the one man band gig. So it left me to rethink and question where i am and why and how do i get out of it and get out of where i was at mentally. So wrote a character going through the same kind of emotional level problems, yet making it a young girl i am so far removed from it that it freed me up to explore it more deeply without personifying myself in a character.
If you have read this far, i really appreciate and before i obviously direct you to the crowdfunding page, I would like to link you to a concept/previs trailer that i created to help find the tone of the film. It has been a very important step to kind of find the tonal throughline to influence everything from production design and cinematography to costumes and character interactions.
For a content comparison, i would say the biggest influences for the film are The Spectacular Now, Fish Tank, Short Term 12 and a short film by Runar Runarrson called Anna. I would also throw in The Year My Voice Broke and as a character study a french film called l'effrontée (Charlotte Gainsburgs first film) is spectacular.
Alas, here is the link to the our crowdfunding campaign, we have made the film a $10 buy in to keep it as reasonable as possible but have some higher offer with some nice rewards. I really that the No Film School community can get behind and see value in this project.
Our facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/astaticwindblows
If you have any questions, technical, story, process or really about anything i would love to either answer or participate in a discussion around it.