After two years, countless tears, and a global pandemic, we've finally arrived. We're proud to present: All That Remains.
Filmmaking is hard. Thankfully, through the help of many generous, talented people, we did it. We made a film. So let me start by saying thank you. We genuinely could not have done this without every person who donated his or her time, energy, and resources. Thank you.
Two years later, we have a completed film! The next step is to show it on the film festival circuit...and this costs money.
Here are the two costs associated with film festivals:
- Festival Fees: The fees can range from $15 to over $100 per festival. And this can add up quickly.
- Travel Costs: Of course, we want to attend each and every festival. However, many festivals require that the filmmakers are in attendance for Q&A, etc. The more broadly we want to show the film, the more expensive travel costs become.
Every little bit helps - even $5 or $10!
Since we've lived in a prolonged intermission, here's a recap of the project:
In a world ravaged by inhuman predators, an isolated 14-year-old girl struggles to cope with the grief of losing her family by befriending a storytelling radio operator.
We began this project in 2019 while balancing law school classes, exams, research projects, job hunts, and the bar exam. We wrote the script, assembled a passionate team, and sought funding.
All That Remains is a drama about guilt, grief, and the creative spirit wrapped in a thrilling single location plot, and designed for a micro-budget production. Think: Ordinary People meets A Quiet Place.
The protagonist, Sophie, is alone after her older sister disappears. While searching for her sister over the radio, Sophie meets Joe, a man who reads stories with the hope that someone is listening. He struggles with Sophie through her grief and the seeming hopelessness of life while helping her find the key to survival.
Why this project matters to us:
We wrote and rewrote the script between classes. Those who have been through law school know how demanding it is; if you stop for a moment, it fills your lungs and suffocates you.
The screenplay was initially a sort of therapy for our creatively starved spirits. Dylan conceived of a girl who had to survive against monsters through the help of a storyteller. He discussed the idea with me (Josh), and we began writing.
The story was a clear metaphor for our experience. However, law school is not the only "monster." We believe this story is an honest, important discussion of a difficult subject. It's a parable to those who feel like they're drowning. It's an expression of hope.
To all who have helped us get to this point, and to all who are helping us take the next step, our team thanks you.
We look forward to sharing the film with you.
- Josh Hardin & Dylan Treadwell