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By October 22, 2014Crowdfunding, News

Support the movies and projects by filmmakers Elle Schneider, Vivian Tse & Christine Vachon, Cassian Elwes, Zoë Bell & Heidi Moneymaker.

Summary: Headshots by Elle Schneider | Seclusion by Vivian Tse | Horizon Award by Christine Vachon | No Touching with Zoë Bell & Heidi Moneymaker

Headshots by Elle Schneider

When two hit men kidnap Jeff, an aspiring actor whose father put him up as collateral for an unpaid gambling debt, his life depends on the kindness of strangers… who want him dead.

After co-creating and releasing the Digital Bolex Camera, cinematographer and director Elle Schneider is working on her next endeavor: the action comedy Headshots. Influenced by the action movies of the 70’s & 80’s, she aims to go back to the roots of the genre by delivering a character-driven film that takes risks, gets real and pull no punches. An experienced team rallied around her, starting with cinematographer Lauren Haroutunian (Freddie Wong’s RocketJump), producers Ryan Patrick McGuffey (Caper, Showrunners) & Jack Bennett (Blood and Guts with Scott Ian).
Real stunts, great locations, special effects and engaging sound design don’t come cheap and she will need your support… So grab your weapon, save the cat and take an active role in the financing of Headshots.

Director: Elle Schneider
Writer: Elle Schneider
Cinematographer: Lauren Haroutunian
Producers: Ryan Patrick McGuffey, Jack Bennett, Adam Miller
Costume Designer: Leetal Platt
Storyboard Artist: Paul David London
Production Sound Mixer: Joe Bartone
Campaign goal & duration: $29,995 – November 07, 2014.

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Seclusion by Vivian Tse

The final moment between a couple as one of them prepares for space mission launch. But as they say goodbye, we realize something about her mission that changes everything.

Producer and film programmer Vivian Tse is about to reach new heights with her new science drama short film, Seclusion.
Not a stranger to visionaries as she once worked on a documentary featuring James Cameron, she shares a passion for science and exploration with the creator of The Abyss.
Her science-inspired short Seclusion will take a realistic and personal approach to space travel centered around an astronaut about to depart to Mars, unable to see her loved one due to the quarantine weeks prior to the launch.

Director: Vivian Tse
Writer: Vivian Tse
Producers: Stephen Lippross, Melody Cheng, Jeremy Xido
Assistant Director: Ajani Jackson
Illustrator: Alexander Innes
Composer: Mickey O’Brien (Keyboards of La Roux)
Campaign goal & duration: $15,000 – November 06, 2014.

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The Horizon Award by Christine Vachon,
Cassian Elves & Lynette Howell

An annual film award and mentorship given for outstanding young female directing talent.

The producers of Boys Don’t Cry, Blue Valentine & The Butler teamed up to promote young female filmmakers. Christine Vachon, Lynette Howell & Cassian Elwes are setting up the Horizon Award, an annual prize given to a young female director who will be sent to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with her 3 mentors.
Supported by Vimeo, The Black List, Twitter, Sundance and Women In Film Los Angeles, the award aims to identify young female filmmakers at the beginning of their careers, guide them through the business and help them overcome obstacles.
The campaign quickly reached its goal, however support is still needed to establish the Horizon Award as a lasting initiative supporting emerging filmmakers.
To submit to the Horizon Award, it is necessary be an undergraduate degree student in any discipline (or 6 months past graduation) with no representation and having made less than $5,000 in the film business. The material submitted can be either an existing short film or a clip from a longer movie, as long it does not exceed two minutes.

Horizon Award
Helmed by: Producers Cassian Elwes, Christine Vachon, Lynette Howell
Campaign goal & duration: $15,000 – October 31, 2014.

Find and submit to the Horizon Award on our comprehensive List of Workshops for Women Filmmakers
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Crowdfunding Success
No Touching with Zoë Bell & Heidi Moneymaker

“No Touching” is about a shady haunted house attraction where the performers are assaulting female patrons in order to make a name for themselves. But the tables are turned when they attempt to take on two women who know how to kick some ass!

Xena. Black Widow. Kill Bill. Fast & Furious. Star Trek. Mission Impossible III. Django Unchained.
As sought-after stunt doubles and actresses, Zoë Bell & Heidi Moneymaker took hits and kicked a lot of bottoms in action & blockbuster films during the last few years. Having met a decade ago on the deck of the Poseidon and worked in separate movies for Marvel Studios, they will be reunited onscreen for No Touching by two creatives from the House of Ideas: Will Corona Pilgrim & Adam Davis.
Energized by a successful crowdfunding campaign, the film shot by cinematographer Nancy Schreiber (The Nines, In Plain Sight) and featuring the stunt services of 87Eleven (Hunger Games, Expendables) will start shooting in November.

No Touching
Directors: Will Corona Pilgrim, Adam Davis
Writers: Will Corona Pilgrim, Adam Davis
Cinematographer: Nancy Schreiber
Producers: Jaime Gallagher, Jason Rostovsky, Zoë Bell, Heidi Moneymaker
Starring: Zoë Bell, Heidi Moneymaker, Alison M. Rosen, Jeremy Marinas
Composers: Chris Potts & Sarah Truly of Coradina, Ian Flux
Special FX Makeup: Caitlyn Brisbin
Production Design: Jacob Johnston
Stunts: 87Eleven
Campaign goal & duration: $30,000 – October 16, 2014.

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