An Original Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film!

$2,125 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 19 months

Thank you for taking the time to read this! Let me start out with 3 words.

Unique. Original. Powerful.

That's our goal to achieve with our newest short film, "Assana".

An isolated woman is content with her lonely life in the wilderness. But when a young boy enters her world, she discovers there is more to life than herself. Exploring passed her boundaries, however, is not going to be easy. There are creatures in the woods hellbent on keeping her there. Will she be able to defeat the bloodthirsty beings that have imprisoned her? And what will she find beyond?


Hello! Many of you know me, but for those who dont, I'm Chris Cloud! I have an Indie Film Production Company called Staring At Fire . We aim to make thought provoking films in all genres.

My wife Natalie and I collaborated with our writer friend, Ben Shelor to write an original Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Most of our projects have been self funded, but this film is our biggest venture yet and we need your help to get it produced.

We wrapped principle photography in June, which means we are already in full on post-productioin mode. So the sooner we can raise the money, the better. We still have a lot of costs for sound and visual effects, color, music, and festival fees.


If you have enjoyed the deep, moving message of our film "Human People " or the fast-paced editing and spot on dialouge of our Web Series "Turning Tables " , you'll LOVE "Assana"!

We sent a sneak peek of the screenplay to a few carefully selected film lovers and here are some things they had to say. 

"Very well written, original concept... really refreshing..." -Tanner M.

"Wow, that is strangely good! ...It has this other dimension quality about it like it's not on Earth. Or any Earth. Happening neither in the past, present or future. But it's a place you'd see in a dream. Then at the end I'm like, whoa...!" - Chris T.

"You wrote that ???????!!!!!!! It's awesome!" -Paul H.

"I'm intrigued...I look forward to seeing the finished product." - Mike J.

"Whoa...Your [sneak peek] leaves a lot of things open and I want answers. I want ... the movie now!" - Levi M.

Thank you for considering being a part of a film that will stand out in a world of cookie-cutter and cliche films! Any amount is appreciated! 

Thanks again!

Chris, Natalie, Ben.

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Hello, amazing donors! Just wanted to drop a line to say Assana is still in full on post-production mode! It is taking a long time due to small funds and small team BUT because of your help, we are still moving! Thanks again! Feel free to give more or let your friends know how they can help. Every dollar will speed the process. Here are some mysterious photos to keep your interest peaked!
Chalice set in stone
Who is she? Where is she going?
Listen to words of hope.
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Hello, wonderful supporters! I would love to share with you the first official teaser for "Assana"! This project could not have been filmed without your help and so I again want to thank you all so much. Stay tuned for more updates. We still have costs for sound and visual effects, color, music, and festival fees, so continue to tell your friends about this campaign.
Assana Official Teaser
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Assana is wrapped! THANK YOU so much. We could not have done it with out you. Stay tuned for updates as we continue to raise funds to get this produced. We still have a lot of costs for sound and visual effects, color, music, and festival fees.
A scene from the film, "Assana"
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Quick snippet of a turning point in the story. Are you intrigued?

If you haven't donated yet, now is the time! We need every penny we can to get this made well. We obviously haven't gotten what we had hoped for but we are making it work. Thank you to everyone who has donated! We couldn't have done this without you! We shoot in 10 days! Can't wait to show you photos from the set!

-Chris Cloud
Snippet from the screenplay
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$2,125 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 19 months
Created April 3, 2017
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17 months ago
Jo Rocheleau
17 months ago

I enjoy your guys' work! Blessings on this venture.

17 months ago
17 months ago
Steve Reasbeck
17 months ago

Anything Stacy Bradshaw is involved with is no doubt a classy, uplifting flick. Glad to help out this little bit...

Andrew Shelor
17 months ago

Looking forward to seeing it.

Chris Tucker
17 months ago

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