Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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SPINE: A Short Film
Philly Filmmakers - Temple Students

SPINE offers a unique story that portrays the healing process of mental health. It is untraditional in a variety of ways, and portrays a well-rounded female protagonist. This representation is crucial in our society where at one point any medical problem a woman faced was "in her head." Now when mental illness is gaining traction in media, it often may be villainized, trivialized, or inaccurately represented. Spine aims to do none of that and instead provide a unique story that will explore recovery and resonate with its viewers.
Rachel Mueller (writer/director) and Caroline Vana (producer) both work with Temple's chapter of Active Minds, which has prepared them for careful handling of this subject matter.

"Our $3000 budget will go towards several aspects of production. Food- Over the course of 4 days, we must feed our cast and crew. We average out at 20 people, but one day will peak at 40. The fanciest boutiques may have a fruit plate or tea to offer its customers, however we may need a little more than that to ensure our team is on their A game. Locations - We've also accounted for paying high-class and chic locations. If we're unable to use dressed spaces, already large production design costs will sail far beyond our goal. Production Design- Making our protagonist's world a reality at our price is a fun challenge for our design team. From a bougie restaurant to the finest boutique, they must transform everything basic and simple we know as college students into elegant and impactful images"... and MORE

Spine: A Short Film Indiegogo Campaign Ends June 18, 2017

Rachel Mueller Update: We are excited to announce that we are working with Trapeze Studios to launch Spine into production! Trapeze Studios is an east coast production company created by three Temple University film students: Noorman Wicaksono, Quynh Le, and Llewellyn Dryfoos IV. This is going to be Trapeze Studios' third short film production. In addition to shooting short films, Trapeze Studios also shoots music videos for local Philadelphia artists. Check out this picture of Trapeze and our director, Rachel, during a production meeting! (From left to right: Rachel Mueller, Llewellyn Dryfoos IV, Noorman Wicaksono, and Quynh Le. Photo courtesy of Caroline Vana) 
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Spine IndieGoGo Campaign

Some of our camera team hit up Expressway Cinema Rental's Summer Gear Expo! It's awesome having a crew so dedicated to their craft that they spend their free time invested in filmmaking. Spine doesn't have the budget for all the nifty gadgets Expressway was showing off, but we dream of days to come when we can mount an Arri Alexa onto a drone, or utilize Arri Skypanels in our lighting plans! Casting! Oooh this is going to be a fun introduction in the coming week. Keep your eyes on look out to see who is filling our magnificent cast. Spine IndieGoGo Campaign

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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.

Feel free to send me info on a film or new restaurant you'd like me to highlight.

Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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