As I wrote last month, I've been busy the last few months working on a short narrative film called Tri-Curious, my first as director, producer and film editor.
The short film is a comedy-drama about a young gay male couple about to embark on their first threesome together when one of them has a last minute anxiety attack and wants to cancel. Trouble is, it's 20 minutes until the "guest" is set to arrive at their apartment. Tri-Curious explores issues around modern-day relationships, monogamy, and sexual experimentation in a thoughtful, light, and hopefully amusing way.
I'm proud to present a short clip from a scene in the movie below, posted on Vimeo.
Clip from the new short film, 'Tri-Curious' by director Matt Guerin from Matt Guerin on Vimeo.
I applied for but did not receive a film completion grant. Thus, the film is currently being financed out of my own pocket. As a first-time director without much of my own track record in the industry, I don't think there's much chance of receiving any other funding from Canadian funding bodies.
So today I launched my own crowd funding campaign at Indiegogo to try to raise some money to help with the costs, which now stand at approximately $3,800 CAD (including $2,100 for post-production colour correction, sound design & mixing, and final packaging.) Most of the people who worked on this film have not received any compensation for their efforts on the film, while others received very little. There are more costs coming including marketing costs and more festival costs.
I would dearly appreciate it if you could check out the campaign page and seriously consider investing in the film. The campaign runs for the next 28 days (four weeks).
Money raised in this campaign will go first to pay for the film's post-production work including colour correction, sound design and mixing, and final packaging. After that, I will prioritize compensating members of the crew.
As an indie filmmaker looking to create my calling card short film, this is how it's done. I made certain creative and production decisions to keep costs down without compromising my own artistic vision. The result is a film I'm extremely proud of and I'm very hopeful that it will have much success on the film festival circuit this year and eventually on YouTube. If you want to be a part of this exciting project, please head over to the Indiegogo campaign page and consider one of the various reward donations. I'd be most grateful.