"HEIR" Short Film Fund

HEIR is a dark thriller set in a Toronto ruled by the criminal underground for 150 years. It is the diabolical tale of a family's violent struggle for succession in the aftermath of their patriarch's death. The film follows Vinzent Orphino and his descent into madness, viscously taking power over a city unwilling to kneel. The film is co-produced and co-directed by Santiago Bessai and Danny Adhim,  starring Aidan Chase and Brittany Charlotte Smith, with an original score composed by Simon Poole. The film has been in development for two years, beginning with Bessai, Adhim, and Chase's collective desire to create something personal, something unmotivated by the wants of the industry. As such, the world of Heir has grown with our pursuits, becoming a vessel that flows through us as creators. This is our first project as 6ix City Films and when completed it will be submitted to film festivals around the globe. But we need your help to finish it first!

After seeing the first full cut in February 2017, we, as a team, knew what we had created was worth it; worth the hard, sleepless nights of filming and the hours and hours of restaurant work that financed the project. But we also knew that there was more work to be done - we revised the script and decided to reshoot our final scene. This is where we are now.

The second round of production starts on April 9th, and this time we need your help. Your donations will go towards vehicle and equipment rentals, locations, costumes, as well as food for our crew. Then once production is finished your support will get us through post-production. To get the professional polish this film needs we're going to pay a sound mixer and colourist. As well, we need to finance the musical endeavours of our talented composer, Simon Poole. Like us, Simon is working for free, sharing our belief in the potential of this film. But, he needs resources to achieve his vision, which will undoubtedly give Heir its edge when we submit to festivals.

Making this film has been the journey of a lifetime. Help us realise our dream.

With Love,

6ix City Films

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Santiago Bessai
Toronto, ON

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