Expected completion date: Fall 2019
Contributing to DAY OF A STRANGER will help our team finish the film, here's what the funding is going towards at each goal level:
7,500 USD: Upon reaching the first 5k, our team will begin planning a winter trip to the hermitage for another round of filming. The funding will also be going towards paying back our expenses from the July 2018 trip and the editing period for the teaser.
10,000 USD: Once we reach the 10k mark, our team will be able to work diligently scanning through footage and audio laying out the film in its entirety, while trying to maintain true to the ordinariness of the hermitage. This will allow the team to meet multiple times in order to contemplate, edit, prepare, listen, and focus on the ways in which we feel Merton can speak to his space. This funding will also help to pay for rental equipment to ensure the best possible film, cover fees for the editing process to begin, along with other fees incurred during the production period. This level would allow for Cassidy to make more trips to the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine, where she'll begin to research hand-written letters alongside the audio of Merton.
20,000 USD: At this level, our team would begin to plan a spring trip to the hermitage in order to film for another season. This would also allow to cover any audio correction needed (to allot for more perfect audio in the theatre), color correction for the film, DCP creation for sharing the film, and other fees associated with post-production. At this level, our team would begin to look at film festivals we could enter and use the funding to cover a variety of applications.
30,000 USD: Upon reaching 30k, our team would begin to plan a spring trip to the hermitage and consider the ways in which it can be woven into the current film or created into a part two. With this in mind, all the above would be necessary again.
50,000 USD: At this level, we would be able to pay for another producing member to join us on a spring and fall trip to the hermitage where we'd then capture all four seasons.
* For larger amounts please don't hesitate to contact Cassidy regarding your contribution.