Help Us Finish Nance + Sydney
We filmed Nance + Sydney in New York City! It was initially supposed to be for a 48 hour film project, but we wanted to take it further.
When we were filming, we had several problems with our audio equipment . We were contending with New York City traffic, at one of the busiest parks, that also featured a loud band. Needless to say, while the story turned out great, the sound quality suffered.
Screenshot from the film with Shannon Devido and Jennifer Suter.
The visuals and story turned out great. The cast and crew are enthusiastic about this project! With so few stories featuring disabled and LGBT characters told with authenticity, we really want to get this out to film festivals.
In order to do so, we need to re-record some of the audio and get professional editing. This means paying our actors to go into a studio to record the audio.
Photo of us filming in Washington Square Park - New York City.
Nance + Sydney is a fun romantic comedy penned by screenwriter Ashtyn Law. It stars Shannon Devido and Jennifer Suter, as a former couple, who meet in the park one fateful day.
Additionally, we would like to pay for professional color correction, and need help with some of the fees for the film festivals we would like to enter.
Your help ensures that a story with diverse characters gets told!
Money will go to:
-editing to tighten up the film
-paying our two actors and crew
-re-recording ADR in a studio + studio rental costs
-professional sound editing
-professional color correction
-submission to multiple film festivals
Thank you for your thoughts and consideration.
Directed by...Dominick Evans
Written by...Ashtyn Law
Edited by...Leah Byrd & Dominick Evans
Cinematography by...AJ Strauman
Cast...Shannon DeVido and Jennifer Suter
Anyone who donates will receive the link to a captioned version of the film, once it has been completed.
If you donate over $50 you will get a thank you in the credits of the film.
Donate $250 or more and recieve a producer credit on the film.
Donate $1000 or more and recieve executive producer credit on the film.
I want to thank you all for your continued support. I had some health things going on that prevented me from continuing to work on the film, but I am back now and we are very close to finishing this goal!
We were able to pay our editor, and we have a new version of the film which we love. We also have enough money to pay our colorist, which is the. next step and then we just have to work on the sound and we will be ready to submit to festivals shortly thereafter!
A friend is interested in showing this at their theater in the UK, to promote my work, so if we can get it done before the end of March that will happen.
I also wanted to think my friend Mike Mort, who wanted to help raise money for the film so he donated a shirt design! You can now get your Nance + Sydney shirts here:
Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We love you all!
Dominick & Ashtyn
We are incredibly lucky to have Leah Byrd, the filmmaker, editor, and actress behind the series, Hot & Bothered, as our film editor!
She has worked on a really great cut that we can send to our audio editor, which is the next step on our journey to being finished! Thanks for all your support, thus far, and please keep sharing, so we can finally finish our film!