We're on Day 17, moving along toward our goal.
There were some issues with Seed&Spark's tech yesterday, so if you (or esteemed friends, family or colleagues of yours) attempted to make a pledge and could not, I'd like to ask you to please try, again.
We are SO CLOSE and really do need every penny for production. I've gone over our budget so many times, I'm feeling dizzy, and it all comes out as the same number $45k. If we put a 7.5% contingency on that, it comes to between $48k and $50k.
In terms of feature films that properly take on insurance, have locations, SAG-AFTRA actors (the minimum on SAG-AFTRA ultra low budgets is $219/day for all shooting days, travel and rehearsal days. We have one SAG-AFTRA actor - our lead actor - and aspire to pay our non-union actors, as well.
Personally, because this project is under my leadership and I really want to get it made, I am deferring my producing and directing fees -- all of them -- and to show how much I REALLY want to shoot in Bay City, Michigan and Grayling, Michigan this summer from June 26th through July 12th, I'm making a pledge in this Seed&Spark Campaign as well.
If you haven't already, consider following us on Seed&Spark for more update.
Your LOVE & VODKA Team