The Shattered Mind - A Short Film


Logline: THE SHATTERED MIND is a short film that explores a black deaf family's journey while their daughter struggles to overcome adversity, hearing loss, and brain trauma. Check out the (Teaser)

SO SORRY IF YOU HAVE MISSED YOUR CHANCE TO PLEDGE. OUR CAMPAIGN HAS ENDED @ 11:59PM. HOWEVER, IT'S NOT TOO LATE. YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR FILM VIA PAYPAL USING OUR EMAIL ADDRESS: JADE14@MACOM. WE STILL NEED TO RAISE $6,760. WE WILL ALSO HONOR ANY REWARDS LEVEL OF YOUR CHOICE. THANK YOU!

                      

ABOUT THE TEASER:

We use a doll as a stand-in in this video to give you a basic concept of the story. The doll is a core prop in the movie as part of the storytelling based on my screenplay.  (Click here to view our staged reading. We're raising money so we can use real actors to make a short about a young girl overcoming a traumatic brain injury. A brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Whether due to an auto accident, sports injury, stroke, tumor, a fall, or one of countless other causes, chances are, you, or someone you know, has been affected by a brain injury. During the chaotic and confusing days, weeks, or months in the ER, hospital, or inpatient rehabilitation, it is extremely difficult to comprehend what life with a brain injury will be like. Yet, once the medical professionals have finished their lifesaving work, survivors and their families are usually left to cope on their own with the life-changing, decision-making and, often, lifelong emotional, behavioral, and social effects of the injury.

Before I go on, let me first tell you a little about me. My name is Jade.  I am a filmmaker living in Manhattan, NY.  I love making stuff up and turning them into reality. I consider myself to be an imaginative storyteller. You see, the film I want you to support is part true, part fiction. When I was a little girl, I suffered from a concussion and as result of it, I became deaf.  So, I thought, why not take some of that experience and mix it up and turn it into a movie. After all, that's what makes a great screenwriter, right? 

After our 2nd attempt at trying to raise $100K via Kickstarter and Indiegogo to produce our second feature, The Double Life of Zhane Rain, we've decided to take a different direction with our project by producing a short film instead, giving it a new title. The concept of the story is the same. Since our funding goals has not been met, we have tentatively changed the filming of our production until March 2013. I need your help to accomplish my goal. More about me if you're curious is written in this article:  (An interview with filmmaker.)

ABOUT THE FILM

THE SHATTERED MIND is about 18 year old Zhane Rain who experiences recurring flashbacks that would take the viewer back to the past when she was six. She suffered a horrible accident which caused her to slip into a long-term coma. The accident also left her suffering from an aggressive hearing loss. 

The film tells a story about a misplaced teenager who is trying to find herself in a self-respecting Deaf family and overcoming an unusual   psychological disorder. Ultimately, Zhane's biggest battle is in dealing with recurring nightmares due to amnesia from the traumatic experience she had as a child.




We're shooting a 30-minute short film on a RED SCARLET camera. We have several goals attached to this project. We plan to submit the movie to several film festivals. 
WHO'S INVOLVED?

A passion project from the very beginning, our team consists of diverse and talented storytellers, who all strongly believe in the story. We are working toward getting A-list stars attached. 

Below is a list of items that we are raising funds to cover.

Cast
Production Crew/ Personnel
Camera Equipment (RED SCARLET)
Lighting Equipment
Sound Equipment
Music
Craft Services
Wardrobe
Production Design
Locations
Makeup/Hairdressing
Acting class for Deaf new actors
Interpreters' fee
Catering
Travel/Lodging
Insurance/Permits
Legal/Rights
Production Office
Transportation
ASL Masters
Storyboard Artist
Post-Production
Publicity/Marketing Costs

SOCIAL MEDIA SITES:

Zhane Rain Facebook

Jade Films Movie Twitter

Click here to see other work by filmmaker Jade

WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE FILM

Once we wrap up postproduction, a couple of things will happen. First, we'll be submitting the film to both domestic and international film festivals for early 2013 screenings. Then, we will tour with the film and host private screenings.

Please note: THE SHATTERED MIND (DVD copy) will be available when it is released in home video (after our film festival circuit). We will let you know when we release the
movie trailer. As for your perks and digital download of the movie, they will be available to you in the fall sometimes October or November of 2013. (Postage fee may be required.)

If you are interested in partnership opportunity with our production company, Jade Films and Entertainment, email us at [email redacted] to request for our prospectus. You also have the option of donating by check made out to DeafVision Filmworks: PO Box 1276, Cathedral Station, NY, NY 10025. Our organization, DeafVision Filmworks is 100% tax-deductible with a 501 (c)3 status. Please ask us for our federal I.D. to receive a tax-exempt for your donation.

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