Hermit - Short Film

Filming Dates: August 3-5 2019

“A grieving husband trapped in a loop fueled by hurt and loneliness engages in a tragic fantasy that sets him free.”

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Synopsis       
        
On a beautiful night when George and Melany should be celebrating their eighteenth wedding anniversary, they're engaged in an intense quarrel. "You're bored" and "no, I'm not" very quickly devolves into "I met someone, her name's Cynthia." Melany takes this news in stride. However, very much not interested in letting eighteen years of marriage go to waste, she digs her heels in. Her female intuition intuiting that there's more to this than meets the eye, she pushes George to tell her what's really bugging him. George, on the other hand, wants whatever this is to end, like right now. He decides to take a walk, Melany blocks his path; one thing leads to another and the gloves come off: it's a full-on fist fight that ends tragically when George, in a fit of rage, strangles Melany to death.                 

The following morning finds George passed out on the living room floor. Memories of the events from the night before wash over him, except they're not exactly what happened. Melany was never there and that fight was not between man and wife, but between man and himself. George pulls it together, makes his way to the urn with Melany's ashes in it, reads the last letter she wrote to him before losing her battle with cancer; and taking courage from Melany's letter, decides to try and love again. He picks up the phone and calls Cynthia...
                                                                      

                                                                            "Letting go is just a battlefield away"

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Rewards                
            
                 $5
-- gets you a huge THANK YOU shout out! on social media               

                 $10 -- gets you a huge THANK YOU shout out! on social media & digital copy of the completed film once it's completed its festival run. We do hope to see you at the festivals though! It'll be a ton of fun. Promise.               

                 $15 -- gets your name listed in the End Credits with a Special Thanks, a shout out! on social media & a digital copy of the completed film once it's completed its festival run, which we hope to see your lovely face(s) at.              

                 $25 -- gets your name listed in the End Credits with a Special Thanks, a shout out!  on social media, a digital copy of the completed film was it's completed its festival run (be there! You'll love it) & a Limited Edition Hermit Film Hat: it has an image of a Hermit crab. Yup, that's all kinds of cool. We know.              
                $50 -- gets your name listed in the End Credits (Special Thanks), a shout out! on social media, a digital copy of the film (after the festival run), a Limited Edition Hermit Film Hat, and a signed postcard mailed to you 'cause who doesn't like getting nice mail.

               $100 -- gets you ALL OF THE ABOVE and an autographed HERMIT film poster.             

               $250 --- gets you ALL OF THE ABOVE, as well as an invitation to a private cast & crew screening & party in a city (LA/NYC) 
           
               $575 - gets you ALL OF THE ABOVE and an Associate Producer Credit on the film! You'll be welcomed on set, for one day, to witness us putting your contribution to use*, AND you get to own one of the available original pieces of artwork from the three artists contributors to our project! See updates for photos of the paintings.

               $675 - gets you EVERYTHING included in the $250 level and an Associate Producer Credit on the film. You'll be welcomed on set, for one day, to witness us putting your contribution to use, AND you get to own an original piece of artwork by Russell Boyle! OR an original piece of artwork by JimmyPop Art!** See updates for a photo of each painting.

               $1,000 -- You'll receive  EVERYTHING included in the $250 level, as well as the opportunity to own an original piece of artwork by Glenn Tunsull! It'll be displayed on the walls of our main character's home (in the film***) Boom! How cool is that!?

PLUS, you're a Co-Producer! you get TWO passes to ONE Official Selection Festival Screening of Hermit at any one of the festivals it's accepted into, either in your home city/state or at one of your choosing.****

                $2000 -- You will receive EVERYTHING included in the $250 level, as well as the opportunity to own one of the available artwork contributed to the campaign and Co-Producer credit on the film!

PLUS, you choose between TWO passes to ONE festival screening OR  one FREE Private Screening of Hermit, hosted on your behalf for your family, and friends, and friends of friends via Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter who are any number of cousins from your significant other's auntie's best friend from LinkedIn sister's brother-in-law's uncle... *****


*NOTE: Shoot location is based in Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California.    

**NOTE: Artwork may be either oil, acrylic or watercolor depending on what's contributed by the artist. 
Shipping in the U.S. Only is Included.

***NOTE: We'll be showcasing the various art pieces (and the artist(s) who created them) at different points throughout the life of the campaign/production/and post-production, so keep your eyes peeled!

****NOTE: Only standard passes to festival screening are guaranteed. You are responsible for your travel and boarding. Travel expenses of any kind will not be covered.            

*****NOTE: There'll be a cap on the number of guests. You may select the date and time. The location for screening will be selected by Sela Films, and the location cities available are New York City or Los Angeles. You may choose one location only.

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Thank you so much for coming on this journey with us.

We look forward to sharing our process with you via posts on social media and updates here on our GoFundme page, as well as via our newsletter.  So, keep your eyes peeled for more and again, thank you so much for your contribution to our campaign and for your support.


Sincerely,
Aimiende Negbenebor Sela,
Ricky Rosario,
and the members of Team HERMIT.


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Donations ()

  • Joyce Fuerza 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Damariz Morrill  
    • $10 
    • 7 mos
  • Brian O'Connor 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Sarah Lottinville 
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
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Fundraising team: The Team @ Hermit (2)

Hermit Shortfilm 
Organizer
Playa Del Rey, CA
Aimiende Negbenebor Sela 
Team member
Raised $495 from 12 donations
This team raised $145 from 6 other donations.
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