BUTTON EYES - Graduation film

Thank you for your donations, they are highly appreciated. 
This GoFundMe is now ended.
We are happy to announce that we reached our minimum goal and that we where able to shoot our graduation film. All donators will get access to the link to see the final product in the end of November/start of December + a thanks in the film's credits. 

Follow the film on our facebookpage to get more information on the final product or send us as message if you have any questions.


We are a group of 3rd year film students at AFDA Cape Town and BUTTON EYES is going to be our final graduation project, and the most important element of our bachelor degree.
Button Eyes is a comedy about Alex who suddenly needs to grow up fast and take responsibility, when he finds out he is going to be a father. How is he going to reach his dream about becoming a great musician when father duty calls? And why does that stupid teddy bear constantly have to remind him about the baby?
Button Eyes is a funny story with an important topic that we are looking forward to tell our audience. To be able to do this we need to fund the last part of the production and we hope for your help.
We hope to raise a minimum of NOK 7 000/R 11 000 to be able to make Button Eyes with the quality it deserves.

NOK 7 000/R 11 000 gives us the opportunity to enhance the quality and aesthetics of the film through set dressing and camera equipment.
R 3000 will go to the rent of our main location.
R 3000 will go to a very needed upgrade of our camera package, including lights and lenses.
R 2000 will go to set dressing elements to make the environment in the film interesting, colorful and believable.
R 3000 will go to music design and declaration fees.
If we manage to reach our dream goal of kr 10 000/R 17 000, all extra money will be spent to enhance the set design, costumes and sound design even more + help us with food and transportation costs through the whole production period of five days.
The help and support we get through this fund raising gives us the opportunity to fulfill our visions for this film. After 3 years of film school we are finally ready to hit the industry. To give us the best start we need Button Eyes to reach its potential quality so that we can showcase our talents as filmmakers in our different disciplines. Any money contribution will help us towards this goal as we need equipment and tools to do so.
Our crew consists of a perfect balance between African and European students (mainly South-African and Norwegian):
Script writer and director: Henrik Engell
Producer: Christine Duun
Cinematographer: Arnt Stubberud
Editor: Andreas Hesbøl Bakken
DIT and Colorist: Francisca Millward
Production Designer: Michelle Pienaar
Costume, Make-up and Styling: Grant Butler
Actor: Théo Schneider
Actress: Kallen Townsend
Any contribution from any part of the world would help us reach our goal, and would mean a lot to us.

If you want more information about our project, or if you have any questions, please visit us on Facebook: @Buttoneyesfilm 

*The fund raising page is registered in Norway as the producer of the project is Norwegian. We are all located in Cape Town, South Africa. 

*60 Norwegian kroners (NOK/kr) are the same amount as 100 South African rands (ZAR). 

*300 Norwegian kroners (NOK/kr) are the same amount as 500 South African rands (ZAR). 

  • Mariann Løbakk 
    • kr200 
    • 48 mos
  • Daniel André Fortun 
    • kr100 
    • 48 mos
  • Tryggve Duun 
    • kr1,000 
    • 48 mos
  • Mathias Brendsrud 
    • kr100 
    • 48 mos
  • Didrik Bråthen 
    • kr100 
    • 48 mos
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Christine Duun