Apotheosis

Apotheosis

From Strong Eye Shorts

Apotheosis is a short film written by Chris Smith and the first project fully produced by Strong Eye Shorts. Apotheosis follows Mora Kazan, a writer "living" in a digital afterlife, and explores the core idea of purpose.

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Strong Eye Shorts posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #8

Hey all! It's time for all of you who qualify for the perk of a ranch photo to let me know what pic you have chosen. Please message us with your choice of photo, your preference for digital or hard copy delivery (available as a perk at higher levels) and your address if mailing is necessary. We need to keep up on giving back to our donors and now is the time.

Also...we have new babies and one is the cutest I've ever seen. She's not in the film, but the pic on this update is Valentine (born 2/14) with her mama Marcy. You're welcome ;-)

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Strong Eye Shorts posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #7

Hello friends! It's been a long winter, and ,much was accomplished. There is a rough cut of the nearly finished film, and we have plans to wrap the remaining scenes...as soon as the plague lets up and we can get back to work. We hope all of you are keeping well, and keeping up; we promise more updates, photos and video soon. And then...a finished film! In the meanwhile, here's a pic of some new cow babies.

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Strong Eye Shorts posted a new update:
10 months ago

Update #6

Even in the midst of the crazy days without power and water, and the first smoky fire day, the scout/meeting happened. It was really lovely to see the energy and professionalism and, well, weirdness and laughter in the room(s). Also, Rando is now completely exhausted from all the work he did. Thank you, Strong Eye Shorts team. Shoot is scheduled for November, but we still need your help getting there. Thanks in advance!

Next up: photos from our first rehearsal. Stay tuned!

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Strong Eye Shorts posted a new update:
11 months ago

Update #5

Making great progress, y'all! First production meeting is on the schedule, and after that you'll get to meet our team, up close. In the meanwhile, prop sourcing has started for the brooch/Nexus device that our actors will wear, and that some of you will get as a limited edition prop. Our incredible Production Designer, one-woman force, Ashley Cook, already has ideas about assembly (and the whole team may be a part of that!) Of course you'll see the finished product, but don't you already kinda want one...? :-)

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Strong Eye Shorts posted a new update:
12 months ago

Update #4

More new donors! Just wanted to clarify for those who are choosing from digital images (thanks, The Nascent Normal Photography and Design) to be emailed or, in upper donor levels, sent in print: there are multiple mages we currently have to choose from, most are found at the slideshow at the top of the page. There maaaay be other options to choose from if these don't tickle your fancy, but we're pretty sure they will. So, here's a crazy Annabelle face, and there are certainly more where that came from.

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Strong Eye Shorts posted a new update:
12 months ago

Update #3

More good news for our progress: we came home from a great meeting at the Capital Film Arts Alliance (Apotheosis was represented by four team members, and the meeting headed by one of our first donors) and found that we had a new generous donation. We're making great progress toward our goal. Today we shoot the second video that will be featured here, explaining the story of the film and how our offered perks tie in. We've also created a press release at the behest of the El Dorado County Film Commissioner, and new business cards are in the mail. Do we rest? Definitely not yet!

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Strong Eye Shorts posted a new update:
12 months ago

Update #2

The first three Afterlife Predictions are up on the Strong Eye Shorts facebook page! Check them out here, and donate to get one of your very own.

https://www.facebook.com/strongeye.shorts.5

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Strong Eye Shorts posted a new update:
12 months ago

Update #1

Hi all! We're up to three donors already and it's time to start delivering on perks. For those of you who donate at the "choose a photo levels," all available photos are featured in the embed at the top, except this most special one of Frosty with her baby, framed by the beauty of the ranch where Mora chooses to end her afterlife. There may be more on offer as support continues. Look for the Afterlife Prediction updates later today for the three donors who so far are receiving them.

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Strong Eye Shorts commented:
10 months ago
Edward Wrona, your donation is wonderful, your reasoning is understood; and our thanks are sincere!
Edward Wrona commented with a $238 donation:
10 months ago
Helping to get donations up to a nice round number!
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
10 months ago
Thank you to Pam Wrona and Ryan Lee Boyd for making our weekend! Let us know your perks choices, we're ready to start shipping things out!
Ryan Lee Boyd commented with a $100 donation:
10 months ago
I got your back, homies!
Pam Wrona commented with a $307 donation:
10 months ago
Happy birthday Carianne! Love you!
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
11 months ago
Thank you Louise Dowd! Let us know your banana bucket choice (dem cows are waitin') and select you photo. Chris will "afterlife" you soon!
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
11 months ago
Thank you Patrick HeyN! Your vote of confidence in us and our project keeps us moving forward.
Miles Taber commented with a $25 donation:
11 months ago
I want this to come to be for a variety of reasons, and I’m proud of everyone involved.
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Thank you, David and Christy Nett! You'll be hearing from us about your perk choices :-)
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Thank you, oh generous Anonymous. We know who you are ;-)
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Thank you Josh Hooper! We're feeling pretty loved right now. We'll send some your way, just choose from your perks!
Josh Hooper commented with a $100 donation:
12 months ago
Wonderful!
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Brooke Lykins just helped us get closer - by a lot! Thank you for your generous support, and look for our email to you!
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Thank you so much to Paul Newton for our newest donation! Vote for your favorite cow for the banana bucket! (Plus a $10 perk, talk to us :))
Brooke Lykins commented with a $500 donation:
12 months ago
sending love.
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Thank you so much to new donors Scott and Anne McLean! Your belief in us means a lot. We'll contact you for your perks choices!
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Thank you to Liesel Hanson! Post here who your pick is for the banana bucket and we'll post video of your cow enjoying it!
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Thank you so much, Jack Dever! We will email you with your perks options, and we'll go say Happy Tuesday to the cows right now.
Strong Eye Shorts commented:
12 months ago
Our first generous donor gets a bbq on the ranch and alllll the other perks! Who's next? ;-) Thank you so very much, Dianne Wrona!
Dianne Wrona commented with a $1,000 donation:
12 months ago
Anxious to see what is next and thankful we can help kick your project off financially.