We had our next round of filming to finish Super Gabby scheduled this weekend but about three weeks ago producer Sandra Lopez asked me if we were still going to go through with it? My answer was no because we would not be prepared in time and she agreed. Also, a couple of the cast members are unavailable so we are definitely unable to go on at this point and recasting is not an option.
So, where do we go from here? Is this the end of Super Gabby and all our efforts? Absolutely not. It's not over yet! I am currently editing a teaser trailer using the footage we managed to shoot. The plan is to use what we have for a new crowd funding campaign, possibly for a feature film version. Our entire cast has expressed their enthusiasm and dedication to finish the film. Various people have also come forward with encouragement and support to help us. What more could we ask for?
There is always something new to learn and this has been an awesome learning experience for all of us. You have to face challenges with confidence and move forward. We can't wait to release the teaser trailer! Be on the lookout for that, coming soon.
It's all about perseverance!
Take Five has been selected to screen at the Block n' Roll Film Festival at the historic Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.
Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm and runs till 10:00pm.
Click HERE for tickets.
On a quiet night, a peaceful stranger enters a restroom to find a violent situation unfolding.
SCREENINGS / AWARDS
• 8th Aspiring Minds Film Festival 2013 Pleasant Hill, CA
- World Premiere (out of competition)
• Pictoclik Film Festival 2013 San Francisco, CA
- Winner: Judge's Emerging Filmmaker Award
• Las Positas Film Festival 2014 Livermore, CA
• Shortz! Film Festival 2015 Chico, CA
- Official Selection
Principal photography for Super Gabby began on July 16th and continued until the 19th. Our Indiegogo crowd funding campaign ended six days later and we raised a total of $1,235 in addition to non-Indiegogo donations. This was less than we anticipated to raise but it has not discouraged us at all to finish the film, this is independent filmmaking, it takes determination and creativity! The budget was mostly funded by credit card but we hope to offset these costs with our fundraising efforts. I have stepped up as a producer to help producers Veronica Salas and Sandra Lopez to plan the next round of filming later this month. Enough footage was shot for a teaser so expect one soon!
Fundraising for the film budget has not ended, we are still seeking support to help us finish the film. If you would like to donate, please contact producer Sandra Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Check out some screen shots from the film below! We are shooting on a Blackmagic Design URSA digital film camera.
*Footage has not been color graded yet.
Find the Hero Within,