The Unknown Eye - NYU Tisch Short Film Production

*February 15th Update: We made it! The Unknown Eye is entering production in two weeks, and we couldn't be more excited to bring you all this film in June! Many thanks to everyone who reached out and supported us through fundraising and pre-production. And a special thank you to family and friends from Director Mas Bouzidi. 
- The Unknown Eye Production Team

*January 25th Update: Thank you so much everyone! Because of you The Unknown Eye reached its initial goal of $800 dollars. We are so grateful to family, friends, and the Tisch community for the overwhelming support we've received, and are extremely excited to begin shooting the film. As requested we've extended the donation goal to $1000, and your continued donations will keep adding to the production value of the project as we now look to rent and upgrade gear, spend more on set design, costumes and make-up, and secure better locations. Keep checking back here for more updates.
- The Unknown Eye Production Team

The Unknown Eye
is a romance/thriller short film created by NYU Tisch Director Mas Bouzidi (@masbouzidi), starring Kendall Maddox (@kendall.really) and Denton True (@Denton_True), set to go into production in the upcoming semester. The story follows a young couple named Sal and Zoe as they navigate their complicated and deteriorating relationship, while Sal is terrorized by a stalker following his every move. 

As stated above, this is a production made up of current NYU Tisch School of the Arts students with access to the support network of both the Film/Tv and Drama departments. Pre-production, assembling crew, and key casting is already underway, and production is slated to begin on February 28th. This GoFundMe campaign will cover only the absolutely unavoidable costs required to bring this project to life:

- $400 allocated for feeding cast and crew over 6 shooting days
- $150 allocated to acquire shooting locations
- $150 allocated for production design, costume, hair/makeup
- $100 allocated for gear and crew transportation

This is the breakdown for our goal of $800, and we pledge complete transparency regarding spending for the production, which will be handled by our team of producers whose contact information can be found below. There is also a link to a recent performance by our lead, Denton True, and The Unknown Eye promotional video below. All other gear will be covered by the crew and NYU Tisch.

This project took half a year to imagine, will take another half year to fully realize, and our fantastic crew couldn't be more excited to begin bringing it to life. We would be so grateful for any donation towards making The Unknown Eye a reality, and anyone who donates over $25 will also have their name included in a "Special Thanks" section of the credits. We hope to release the film by June 1st, and will include an update here to the finished project. 

Our lead, Denton True's short film, Philosis:

BTS of Director Mas Bouzidi:

The Unknown Eye Promo 1:

Thank you for your support!
- The Unknown Eye Production Team

Donations ()

  • Sanjeev Khagram 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 13 d
  • Guillermo Prieto 
    • $15 
    • 15 d
  • Clint Pain 
    • $10 
    • 19 d
  • Leslie Javarone 
    • $50 
    • 20 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Ram Segura Khagram 
Raised $125 from 3 donations
New York, NY
Mas Bouzidi 
Team member
Raised $435 from 14 donations
This team raised $440 from 10 other donations.
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