**Note: Every reward tier Producer and higher get 1 ticket to film screening included! (Not enough space in reward info to include that information) Also travel and lodging to film screening not provided**
We are starting a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to make a feature length film, while also arming us with the tools necessary to truly support our own small indigenous filmmaking production crew. We all have day jobs, which unfortunately doesn't allow us the capital, or time necessary to buy or rent the equipment required for a project of this scale. We’ve always had that drive and artistic vision to make a feature length film, yet for the longest time it felt out of reach. However with the advent of crowdfunding and the friends and family we’ve made through making films for our indigenous community we finally feel our dream may be within reach. We humbly ask all of you to help us make our dreams as film lovers and filmmakers a reality!
We are Bony War Pony Productions, a group of Indigenous filmmakers based out of Gallup, New Mexico that, from a very young age developed a love for all things filmmaking. Although we did not follow the traditional path of filmmaking, going to filmmaking school or arts school, our love for film has always remained. We started making films as children, using a RCA VHS camcorder; our summers were spent running around with extension cords, lights, costumes and bag full of blank VHS tapes. Our love and respect for cinema has only grown since those early days and has manifested into Bony War Pony Productions. Currently, the presentation of our work is limited to Facebook and Youtube (with over 6,000 supporters whom enjoy our work), but we would like nothing more than to have the opportunity to create a feature film worthy of the silver screen.
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Our YouTube Page
"Navajo Nation Skinwalker Hunting Association Rapid Response Team"
The feature film will follow the character of Harris, a young man dedicated to serving his community. He serves his people in the form of creating a small organization of young volunteers to battle the supernatural evils that plague his neighborhood.
Our goal is to raise the money by May 2018. If we raise the money we plan on starting pre-production as soon as possible so that we can start the filming process during the Summer of 2018, and hopefully wrapping post production and publishing the film by the fall or winter of this year!
**Note: we are asking for $15,450 while our budget is $15,000 because there is potentially a 3% withdrawal fee for taking out money. The extra $450 is to account for that.**
The budget we are basing all of our purchases around is $15,000, which should include all of the equipment necessary to be self-sufficient filmmakers. This includes the main filming gear as well as video editing Hardware to accompany the filming equipment. If we reach our goal of $15,000, this should help enable us to make films for years to come! Below is a list of all the equipment we are looking to purchase in order to make the film. The most expensive item on the budget is the anamorphic Cinema lens. “Why?” you may ask, because we all loved film growing up and one of the Hallmarks of oldschool film is the anamorphic look, which is characterized by a wide field of view, lens flares, and oval bokeh. So considering that it is naturally our first choice when looking at lenses for our film! While It may seem expensive regarding our budget the lenses we are looking to purchase are actually super affordable considering most real anamorphic lenses range anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 many even run more than $50,000.
Top:Normal Aspect ratio (HDTV) vs. anamorphic (Cinemascope)
Comparing Lens Flares
We also want to purchase the best camera in our price range which will enable us to film in 4k, 10-bit 4:2:2, what those numbers mean is that this camera will allow us to record in super high quality with tons of color information, providing for some of the best images possible! What that also means is we need a computer to accompany our camera powerful enough to handle the footage we are recording for the film. Rather than purchasing a prebuilt computer, which are normally marked up in price, we want to order all the parts and build it to make it the most cost-effective for our budget. On top of that we need a computer screen that can handle colors accurate enough for our camera, and a tool that can calibrate the screen to make it as accurate as possible in the color spectrum.
Above all else, we promise to make the most out of every single dollar that you provide us, whether that be $0.01 or $100,000! Finally, we'd like to thank everyone for taking the time to check out our project whether or not you donated we appreciate every single one of you, we love you, and we thank you!!!
One of our stretch goals is $21,000 with that amount of money it would allow us to purchase the other two lenses in the anamorphic lens set. Whereas right now we are planning on filming the entirety of our film with only one lens, lots of hard work, and tons of creativity on making that lens work for all of the applications necessary.
Our second stretch goal is $25,000 with that amount of money we should be able to enter our film into various film festivals, as most film festivals require payment before they accept any films into their festival. As well as the potential to get way better, upgraded sound equipment, and other upgraded equipment in general! And maybe rent out some local movie theaters to screen our film to the public in the Navajo Nation and surrounding areas!
If we make anything beyond $25,000 that gives us the ability to get all the props necessary as well as clothing and location-based shoots, as well as potentially hiring local actors and musicians. Or purchasing music for our film online. It'll give us the possibility to upgrade all of our equipment to the best possible choice for our film! Along with our dream being guaranteed to come true! we promise you that we will keep you updated with the money that we spend, that you all have graciously provided us.
Format for budget list:
Piece of Equipment
Any Comments for equiptment
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini, ZT-P10600A-10L, 6GB GDDR5 Super Compact VR Ready Gaming Graphics Card
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe PH-ES614LTG_BK Black Aluminum Exterior/Steel Chassis/Tempered Glass Panel, Full Tower ATX Case
Cryorig H5 Ultimate CR-H5B Middle Range CPU Heatsink with XF140 Fan
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3, 80 Plus Gold 750W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G3-0750-X1
Toshiba X300 8TB Performance Desktop and Gaming Hard Drive 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive (HDWF180XZSTA)
Samsung 960 EVO Series - 500GB NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E500BW)
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - Black $384.99
ASUS PRIME Z370-A LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Z370 ATX Motherboard with USB 3.1 for 8th Generation Intel Core Processors
Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor
BenQ 27 inch 2K Photographer Monitor (SW2700PT), 2560x1440 QHD, 99% Adobe RGB, 100% Rec.709/sRGB color space, Hardware Calibration, 14-bit 3D LUT, HDMI 1.4, OSD Controller , 60Hz refresh rate
X-Rite ColorMunki Display (CMUNDIS)
Service Fee for assembling computer
|End Of Video Editing Rig |
|Sub Total For PC: $3,161.94 |
Angelbird Atomos Master Caddy 4K RAW (1TB) Memory to save footage on
Mattebox hood adapter SLR Magic Hood for Anamorphot-CINE Lens"
SLR Magic 35mm T2.4 2x Anamorphot-CINE Lens (MFT Mount)
Came-tv pro Steadicam rig For portable smooth stabilizer shots
Kiwifotos 82mm-77mm Step-down Adapter Ring for Lenses (82mm Lens to 77mm Filter, Hood, Lens Converter and Other Accessories)
SLR Magic +1.8 Achromatic Diopter for
Breakthrough Photography 82mm to 105mm Step-Up Lens Adapter Ring For Filters, Made Of CNC Machined Brass With Matte Black Electroplated Finish
Aurora Aperture PXND2K-105 Powerxnd 2000 Variable ND Filter Fader, 105 mm
Manfrotto 504HD,535K Video Tripod Kit with 504HD Head and 535 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black)
Came-TV Protective Cage Plus for GH5 Camera Rig with Matte Box and Follow Focus
Atomos shougan Inferno 7" 4K HDMI Recording Monitor - With Full Accessory Kit
SLR Magic 70mm T4 2x Anamorphot-CINE Lens (MFT Mount)
Note: not included in budget, just here for reference purposes
Lanparte Battery Back Pack Plate Adapter Power Supply Pinch With Internal HDMI Splitter for Sony V-shoe V-Mount V-Lock Battery External / for DSLR Camera Video Light
MAXOAK 177 (12000mAh/14.8V) V Mount Battery for Video CameraCamcorder (not for RED series)
SLR magic lens support
SLR Magic 50mm T2.8 2x Anamorphot-CINE Lens with MFT Mount
Note: not included in budget, just here for reference purposes
PANASONIC LUMIX GH5s Body C4K Mirrorless Camera, High Sensitivity MOS Multi-Aspect 10.2 Megapixels Sensor, C4K / 4K UHD 422 10-bit, DC-GH5S (USA Black)
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video - Black (MSCCPPVC)
Color Grading Software and Exporting Software $350.00
Lighting Set Up
Extra Battery for camera and charger
Overall Budget: $15,000.00
Amount Left in Budget: -$821.52
**Note: we will remove items as necessary to get budget back to $15,000**
- Shirlinda Lautner
- Ryan Garcia
- Jessi M. Long
- Nate Huber
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