I am creating this GoFundMe campaign with the intention of raising $5500.00 to cover production costs for our proof of concept reel which we will be filming on the grounds of a beautiful mansion in Forestville, CA. I (along with a few colleagues) am in the planning stages of creating a sample reel/film involving some of my “mascot characters”: the plague doctors.
Since I was 7, I have ALWAYS been interested in “productions” (I can thank some of the shorts of “Our Gang”/”the Little Rascals” and their self-made barnyard/garage shows for that). By 14 I finally began “creating”, joining the costume department of one of the ONLY high schools in Northern California that had a costume program. Throughout the years, I have not only continued with my costume design, but have added various other capabilities to create one of the more diverse packages you will find. I am a designer, photographer, writer as well as a perfumer and I encompass a broad range of mediums such as costume design, photography, dance, drama, set design, lighting design, film, infra-red visuals, even computer generated images (CGI…used to create special effects in films). Because of my diversity, it is impossible to select just one category for myself. I am my own perfumer, I write all of the shooting scripts for my photoshoots and films, design and make all of the costumes, I do all of the hair and make-up and I do all of the photography and all of the post edit. I wear many hats/guises. I am basically a one man show, a “visionary”, a renaissance man. And I am now organizing the creation of a production company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The films themselves we create will have a moody, gothic look to them. Anyone who is a follower of my photography will have an idea of my aesthetic. I invite you to look at my website www.dreamhouse-ikiryo.com for examples of my visuals.
One of the exciting aspects of these projects is the ability to “layer” my capabilities, starting with a film itself. From there, I can create a graphic novel to accompany the film. These books, of which I have created several in the past, are the equivalent of comic books, yet they are created with photography rather than artwork. From there, things such as “scratch ‘n sniff” spots can be added to stories that have a reference to a scent. And from there, actual bottles of perfume/cologne can be created.
Anything raised beyond the goal will be put towards our follow-up project: Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” (as well as its unofficial prologue, “Leonore”).
If you wish to discover more, an expanded version of this bio can be found here: https://www.dreamhouse-ikiryo.com/fundraiser
In saecula saeculorum…