Hi, my name is Danny Barton, and in June, with an amazing crew and cast, we shot my LGBT film "Ghosted"
This film tackles all the little experiences we have as gay men in the dating world, such as being ghosted, self-doubt, and navigating bad Grindr conversations.
It was very important to me to assemble an LGBT cast and crew, and in the end, we had a cast of 22, and a crew of 6, and only 2 of the crew didn't identify as part of the community, which I am super proud of.
Round 2 fundraising.
Thank you to everyone that has donated so far. Funds to date have been split evenly between the 29 cast and crew, everyone taking $120 for their time on set.
I am now raising further funds to cover the post-production and submission costs for film festivals. Any further donations will go towards these costs such as editing, which is $1500.
Why this project is important to me.
Roles for gay and queer actors are usually few and far between, as are the stories about us. While this is very slowly changing, I wanted to create something that meant I could offer other gay artists and crew opportunities in the Sydney area. Therefore, this film will be as diverse as possible, showcasing all walks of queer life.
While Ghosted is a light-hearted comedy poking fun at gay stereotypes and commenting on gay hook-up culture, it's also a story about self-doubt and insecurities.
When Robert's best friend convinces him to go speed dating, he never expected to run into the guy that ghosted him six months ago after an amazing 24 hours together. Questioning if he is good enough, he hasn't had another date since his time with Brian. Is there something wrong with him? Does he have a good reason? Robert sits through an evening of speed dates while he anxiously watches his best mate have a great first date with Brian, riddled with self-doubt while waiting for his moment to understand why he never called.
Anything that you can afford to donate, I would be so grateful as I know all those who have generously donated their time will be.