Mud Bugs - a short film
About the Film
I began writing the script for 'Mud Bugs' in August and started pre-production this semester. We're shooting March 20-21, 2016. I love how it's developed and I can't wait to see the final result! I'm going to be submitting it to various film festivals across the country.
This is where I need your help! My estimated budgeting for the film is $700. That will cover cost of equipment, such as a drone to help with some forest shots, professional cast and crew, food for cast and crew, and more necessities for the production.
Mud Bugs is a "date gone wrong" film, where a young materialistic girl, Allison, is thrown into a world that she's completely unfamiliar with-- the outdoors. Blake, a down to Earth guy decides to show Allison a part of his lifestyle by taking Allison mudding in the forest. While Blake is trying to introduce this foreign environment to Allison, he discovers a new and hidden side to her that he wasn't aware of.
My roommate went on a date similar to this that was the beginning inspiration for this film. As I began developing the script, I decided to incorporate aspects from my own life to make it more true to myself. My dad works for Ducks Unlimited, and growing up I'd spend weekends at conventions, banquets, and even a week long duck camp in the middle of nowhere. I'm the farthest thing from being country and always have been, so I go from a sorority girl to being thrown in to a completely different atmosphere. This film has a little bit of me and the people I love in it, so that's why it's become so special to me.
I want this production to be the best it can be, so thank you so much for your support and contribution.
Here's some more info about the film and the production process!
The shooting schedule was originally set for two days, March 24 and 25, but we ended up having two more days of reshoots and pickups that were in early April. I had a crew size of about 20 people that helped me make this film possible (even if we were knee deep in a giant mud pit!) The total budget was a little over $1,000 and I can't believe that you were a part of helping me raise that money, so thank you again! This filming experience was one that I never expected and couldn't have asked to turn out any better! It was an incredible learning experience and definitely helped me plant my feet for future filmmaking. Currently I'm developing a feature film for my "production in action" class so I'll have a treatment of that ready for grad school applications! I can't wait to share my future work with all of you, thank you for believing in me and supporting me! I'm planning on entering Mud Bugs in many more festivals and getting it premiered every where I can! If you want to keep up with my current photography and film work, check out my media website ( www.whitneybutlermedia.com)
Here is the link to Mud Bugs:
(the password is "mudbugsfilm")
Thank you again!
Director of "Mud Bugs"