For the past year, I have been writing a new feature film called WHITE CROW, which is now in pre-production, set to shoot later this fall! Having just completed another feature, there was so much more I wanted to do this time around, and this particular story/concept felt like the perfect vehicle to do so with.
The film centers around a sickly young mother whose life unravels when she receives a heart transplant and begins taking on her donor’s characteristics and memories.
It’s a fascinating story that deals with an incredible subject matter that’s never before been explored on film… And I can not wait to get it out into the world!
As I outlined in this podcast about my writing process, it took almost a year to develop this idea creatively, but was unquestionably worth all the blood, sweat, and tears. WHITE CROW is hands down the most exciting project I’ve ever worked on, and we’re still in the very early days!
Given that this is a micro-budget film, we are going to use some really unique methods for producing, editing, and releasing the film into the world, all of which will be documented heavily on my blog.
My goal is to give each and every one of you an unfiltered look into the true behind the scenes experience of making this movie, so it can serve as a blueprint for your next feature. We will be shooting a behind the scenes documentary, setting up roundtable interviews with our cast and crew, sharing loads of BTS photos on social media, and so much more.
This is something I have always wanted to do with previous films, but never had the bandwidth or resources to execute. This time around though, we have a dedicated behind the scenes crew, so all the ups and downs of our process will be captured in their entirety!
To ensure we can produce this film without compromises (including releasing all of our behind the scenes material), I’ve decided to crowdfund a portion of our budget. I’ve always told myself I would wait for the perfect project if I were to ever run a crowdfunding campaign, and that time has finally come.
As of this morning, we launched a campaign on Seed & Spark.
On the campaign page, there is loads of info about the film, including some more detail on the story/subject matter, some of the visual influences behind the project, and a short director’s statement.
And of course, there are loads of great incentives offered for anyone out there that wants to come along for the journey with us, and contribute to this project.
If you’d like to take part in this project, there are several ways you can do so, including:
1. Contributing on Seed & Spark
2. Sharing our Seed & Spark Campaign on social media
3. Following us on Seed & Spark by clicking the “Follow” button beside the video player
And of course, don’t forget to follow WHITE CROW on social media using these links:
Thank you in advance for your interest in this film and for coming along for the journey with us. I can’t wait to share much more very soon!
Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!