Try and Fail, A Short Film

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Raised by 32 people in 18 months
Hey my name is Teagan, I am an actor, writer, producer, director, and ultimately, a collaborator. Try and Fail is an original screenplay by me. Writing it came out of pure love and curiosity, and I have a full team of talented and passionate artists behind the story. I hope you will take a moment to learn about the vision, and consider donating to support original works. Thank you!

Try & Fail is as an artistic representation of the battle between two conflicting emotions: Try, and Fail. Try is open to new ideas, has no fear of the unknown, is sometimes naive and idealistic, and sometimes tries a bit too hard. Fail is guarded by the walls of past experiences, is terrified of stepping outside of her comfort zone, and ultimately believes that there is too much pain in the pursuit of discovering something different.

I believe that through the representation of these emotions as people, the film will be able to convey the turmoil of the little battles that happen within each of us every day on our neverending journey of discovery. I hope the film will inspire the audience to see their own "tries and fails" as intrinsicly connected, and as a truly beautiful and innocent process that can be just as full of joy as it is full of challenge.

Try and Fail will both be played by me, an exciting acting challenge I can't wait to undertake. The film will be shot and directed by Drey Singer, and is being produced by DeForrest Taylor.

More about the team:

Drey is one of those artists I have been patiently waiting for the right project to work on with him. He hails all the way from Wichita, and dropped out of college early to take a job at Paramount Studios as a production assistant. He later went on to do freelance work and his own projects before landing a job at Panavision where he is now. Clear minded and creatively driven, I know Drey will elevate Try & Fail to the places in my dreams. For more info about Drey check out his website: https://www.dreysinger.com

DeForrest is a brother from another mother who I met when we were studying in London about 5 years ago. Nothing short of a true visionary, when he finds something he believes in, there is truly nothing that can stop him from making it happen. I am honored to have him as a part of the creative and production team. 

Each contribution, no matter the size, really makes a huge difference. Every dollar means that I am closer to turning this fantasy vision into a reality, closer to creating something that you, the audience, can enjoy, and that I am supported by friends, family, and the community in doing what I love.

Thank you for your support and contribution!

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Dearest Supporters,

These two passion projects, Crystal James: Action Star and Try and Fail, have been on their way for the past few months. Your continued support and appreciation of the work is one of the things that has kept me and my team deeply humbled and excited as we complete the films.

CJAS (as it has come to be known) has wrapped production and is in the latter half of post production right now. We are fine tuning the edit of the film, and will be getting our music shortly. This is some funny sh#t, people. Not to toot my own horn, but I am increasingly looking forward to sharing this with you.

Try and Fail has one more day of production left, and so far, it is majorly exceeding my expectations. I already knew that the crew, the locations, the direction, and the storytelling would be great, but to see this film taking flight in a whole new way before my eyes, it is magical. Already, the story is holding even more weight, truth, and substance, and the visuals are...well, you'll see and you will not be disappointed.

We will be having screenings for each of the films as they become available to the public. I will send out another email update when those dates approach, and what a great opportunity to connect with each of you! I would love to see you there.

Thank you again for your support and appreciation of the arts, filmmaking, and my passion projects.

With gratitude,

Try and Fail cast and crew
On set of Try and Fail
Crystal James, ready to kick some butt
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That’s a WRAP! Crystal James: Action Star has been shot, and oh what a great shoot it was!
Thank you to Chris Warren, Marcos Butron, and Christian Prentice for being such a gung ho production team, and to all of the doners who have helped make this project possible!
Try & Fail is set to shoot in February, and we still need a bit more support in order to make our vision a reality. Please continue to share and support this campaign, especially if you’re into art that explores connection, vulnerability, and diving into great risks.

With gratitude,

Getting ready for a fight...or a flight, who knows.
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Locations are set, costumes are taking form, scripts are finalized, all that’s left to do is SHOOT!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed and supported these projects so far—it makes a huge difference to what we are able to accomplish and I feel immense gratitude.

We still have a month left to go and some more funding will ensure that there is less stress and more creativity going forward. Please continue to share and offer what you can!

These films are going to be amazing...
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Thank you thank you thank you, to all of those who have donated in support of my two films, 'Crysal James: Action Star' and 'Try & Fail' so far. We have already raised over $800 and have about a month left to raise the rest.

The official start date for 'Action Star' has been moved to January, and the team and I are thrilled to make this vision a reality. While Try & Fail has some more support from producers, and we are now in the process of discussing the visual elements and creating storyboards for the film.

I hope you are as excited as I am. Thanks again to all the supporters, and stay tuned for more updates!

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