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.
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 ;-)
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.
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!
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...? :-)
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.
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!
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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