Faceless, but Remembered

$3,030 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 43 months

Faceless, but Remembered - Official Site


THE STORY
It's New Years Eve. Camp Bragg is just getting back out into the world after receiving a kidney transplant. He gets called in to work at a gas station with his Uncle Ellis, a transplant recipient 20 years prior. As Camp tries to talk honestly about his views on his transplant, Ellis becomes increasingly aggressive, stopping at nothing to force Camp to see things his way in a nightmare game of wits, loyalty, fear, and survival.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENTRight before starting college, I was diagnosed with Chronic kidney disease. For a while, it didn't seem to make a huge impact on my life, until the time came to have a transplant. I had just finished my first year at Chapman University when I had to leave indefinitely. The 7 years since being diagnosed had been a time where you go off, wandering around, unsure of what to do with your life. In my mind, I rationalized that the "reason" I felt these things was because of CKD. I told myself that all of my sarcastic tendancies, angry thoughts, indecisive moments, ruminations - I would be happier, more creative, succesful, energetic once I had my "magic" transplant. Finally, on December 17, 2013, it happened. I went under. 7 years of build-up... And when I woke up, nothing had changed. I was still worrying, complaining, but friends and family all believed I had just undergone a life-altering experience, that I was awakening in a field of flowers. I became defensive. I was still me, and I wasn't sure if I liked that. People seemed like they wanted for me to be brainwashed and I couldn't figure out if they had brainwashed themselves. Through the first year, I learned a tremendous amount about what people do and do not understand about kidney transplant, and Faceless, but Remembered is my way of letting people know what it's like in those early months after transplant, as well as encouring transplant recipients to open up about their experiences. We have to allow all views. "Faceless" plays out like a horror/thriller. I want to place you in the minds of countless people across the world, where everything around you doesn't feel quite like reality, and it's scarier than you thought.

THE CREW

Director/ Writer - Shelby Baldock
Producer - Gina Yull
Director of Photography - Matthew Tanner
Production Designer - Joy Sanwo
Editor - Ting Yu

CAST:
Ryan Caraway - Camp
Douglas Dickerman - Uncle Ellis
Taylor Owen - Anna
Everyone who donates will get a special thanks credit, a poster signed by cast and crew, a booklet with photos from production. Any donation!It's a story that can open up a more honest discourse about kidney transplant and the world beyond the surgery, a place we often overlook. 

Now is crucial - We've wrapped principal photography, but we need your help crossing the finish line. These final funds will go directly to finishing sound and festival fees. 

Don't forget to follow us on facebook and twitter 

Also, give the National Kidney Foundation a look. They're a great resource for all things kidney disease and transplant - kidney.org 



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Hey folks! We're so close to being done. We just need your help with the finishing funds that will be directly used for sound mixing and festival fees. Donate any amount. You'll get this fancy photo book with set photos and stills from set!
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Thanks for your support so far! Your donations have helped pay for great sets like this, camera gear, and so much more. We still need your help to get to the finish line!
Cast and crew working on a scene.
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Here's the whole gang, cast, director, and producer:
The cast, director, and producer
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We've wrapped principal photography! Thanks to all our supporters. We've got a long way to go - any donation still helps!
We've wrapped! Many thanks to everyone!
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$3,030 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 43 months
Created July 22, 2015
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Eric Huber
34 months ago
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I'd like a cleverly placed watermark of my face on the percentage of footage this funds.

NH
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Nan Hackman
35 months ago
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I worry about all my Creative Types. You guys are hypersensitive. That's where your gifts come from, but also your anxiety and hyper-reactivity. I'm a believer in medicine, and you don't even KNOW how much better it's gotten since the days of nothing but benzodiazepines (which are terrific, but for short-term only). You guys need to figure out healthy ways to self-soothe and also adopt my motto: "First, protect the nerves". HOWEVER, it does make for good stories. Hey, I just watched an episode of "Midsomer Murders" where there was a casting call for "hags and crones". That's ME! Why don't you people cast more hags and crones? Huh?

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Ashley Holloway
40 months ago
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I was in the room across the hall from you at the hospital. I am glad to see that you are doing so very well. Everyone should get a chance to tell their story, I am glad you are telling yours.

SV
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Srujan Vegesna
41 months ago
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From what I read in the profile, this sounds like it's going to be a very unique experience coming from a very personal space. I'm intrigued and excited. Wishing you the Best!

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