Eighteen

                                              Eighteen
       
A recent high school graduate, Tory, is lost in the space between childhood and adulthood.

Tory, 18, finds herself sitting in the parking lot outside of her boyfriend's little brother’s birthday party. She is dragged inside trapped into playing a game of laser tag. Ultimately, she decides that she must move on with her life and leave her past behind, specifically her relationship with her long-time boyfriend Drew.

This coming of age story follows a person who faces uncertainty. Drew’s entire family is there and questions her about her plans for the future (we’ve all been there). Tory is only 18, but must make all these decisions that will make or break her closest relationships. While at the arcade, she is inspired by a younger girl that reminds her of her childhood.

Y si eres hispano/hispana, este película también es por ti! La familia de Drew son hispanos y les gustan a festejar! Ellos hablan en español durante de la fiesta pero Tory no los entiende.

                                              ABOUT US
         The key creators of this project are currently undergraduate students at Temple University. We’re excited in making this story come to life by bringing together all of the skills we’ve gained throughout film school.

 

Director Julie Bergman

From Boca Raton, Florida.

 

Producer Gabriella Bajaña

From The Bronx, New York.

 

Director of Photography Xunzi Ma

From Anhui, China.

 

Key Editor Evan Novacek

From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

First Line Producer Maya Alexander

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

A quote from the Director’s Statement:

 “There will always be transitional periods in your life and it is ok to not know the right decision to make. Sometimes it is all about risk.”-Julie Bergman

 

Learn more about our crew by following us on social media!

 

 CAST

Nicole Souza (Tory)
Rolando Chusan (Drew)
Diana Guzman (Ana)
Imani Nathaniel (Veronica)
Rafaela Aviggi (Emily)
Sebastian Havira (Nate)
Monae Bigelow (Nikki)



 
                       EVERY DONATION COUNTS!

Oftentimes people do not want to donate to the arts, but the arts are what give a voice to many underrepresented cultures in the world. Since we are student filmmakers, we need support from our community to make this project the best it can be.

 
We’re predicting our production will need $7,000 to be the best it can be!

Here’s why:

 Food! Filming days are so long that we want to provide healthy meals for our cast/crew so they work at their best ability.

Paying Cast. Our cast is the main talent of the production. We made sure to recruit the finest actors/actresses in the area.

Props. Since we’re throwing a child’s birthday party, we need to decorate it to make it look fun on-screen. We’d like to have goodie bags, cake, and more.

Paying Crew. While most of our crew are students and working on this film voluntarily, we do want to hire professionals for higher positions. An experienced sound mixer (very crucial) will be one of the positions we would like to pay, because good sound makes 50% of a good movie. We would also like to pay our Make-up Artist, since makeup equipment is also costly.

Advertising. As soon as the movie is complete, we want everyone to see it! With every contribution, we will be able to use a small amount toward social media promotion.

 

                                   Closing Remarks

If you’re reading this, thank you. We hope you are able to contribute to our film, we appreciate all kinds of support.

 
                                               Rewards

Join the journey!

 

Give $2 and receive a super cool behind-the-scenes photo during production.

Give $5 and receive a PDF of the official movie poster.

$15 and you’ll receive a special shoutout on our social media!

$25 and you’ll receive a digital copy of the film once it’s complete.

$75 and we’ll name an extra after you + all of the above.

$200 and we’ll send you a college student survival checklist + all of the above.

$400 and you’ll receive a personal invitation to our private set. Kick back and meet the crew.

$1,100 and you’ll receive a Executive Producer credit in our film, wow, thank you tons!
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Organizer

Jules Bergman 
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
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