FOG CITY

FOG CITY

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Mystery Short San Francisco PRODUCTION
An amateur ballplayer makes a strange discovery on the beach and spends his otherwise ordinary day navigating a distressing moral gray area.
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Camera
Item Image Item Name Price Quantity
JFK to SFO
NYU is lending us a Red Epic camera, but we need to pick it up and bring it back safely
$50.00 per hour 6 of 6
fulfilled
Minivan rental for camera team
The camera team needs a safe and secure mode of transport during the shoot.
$3.00 per hour 179 of 300
fulfilled
SFO to JFK
NYU is lending us a Red Epic camera, but we need to pick it up and bring it back safely
$50.00 per hour 6 of 6
fulfilled
Steadicam
Device to keep camera steady while in motion
$45.00 per hour 28 of 100
fulfilled
Lighting
Item Image Item Name Price Quantity
Bulbs
Lights, Camera, Action!
$10.00 per item 10 of 10
fulfilled
Diffusion
Creates softer shadows
$5.00 per bunch 20 of 20
fulfilled
Dimmers
Allows us to adjust our light output
$10.00 per item 3 of 3
fulfilled
Gels
Adjust light output for easier white balance
$5.00 per bunch 15 of 20
fulfilled
Production
Item Image Item Name Price Quantity
Office supplies
Pens, Paper, Notepads
$10.00 per item 20 of 20
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Producer stipend (Jun-Sept 2013)
Without Liz, there is no FOG CITY. Help her do something awesome.
$50.00 per week 24 of 24
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Location Sound
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Crystal clear location sound
$10.00 per unit 75 of 300
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Locations
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Baseball diamond rental
Permits for shooting on the baseball diamond
$12.50 per hour 24 of 24
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Beach
Permits for shooting on Ocean Beach
$20.00 per hour 30 of 30
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Campo house
We're looking for a house with a garden to film in - do you have one in SF to lend us?
$12.50 per hour 24 of 24
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Campo house cleaning
After we're done filming, we need to clean up after the crew
$10.00 per hour 10 of 10
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Set Operations
Item Image Item Name Price Quantity
Walkie talkie rental
Cup and string just won't cut it...crew needs to stay in touch
$5.00 per hour 55 of 100
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Talent
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Actor's pay
$25.00 per service 87 of 120
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Cast housing & holding
Cast housing for duration of shoot.
$50.00 per day 13 of 28
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LAX to SFO
Flight back from Los Angeles for casting.
$100.00 per item 1 of 1
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Medium-sized mixed breed dog
Woof woof woof woof
$100.00 per day 1 of 1
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SFO to LAX
Flight to Los Angeles for casting.
$100.00 per bunch 1 of 1
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Crew
Item Image Item Name Price Quantity
A team of MacGuyvers
The talented men and women that are going to make this film happen.
$60.00 per hour 69 of 150
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Crew housing
Housing for Crew close to set
$15.00 per day 13 of 200
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Flights
We will be bringing in some world renowned crew... From the world, and flights are expensive!
$40.00 per bunch 20 of 20
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Catering and Craft Services
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Coffee & snack table
Coffee & Snacks to keep us going late into the night.
$3.00 per hour 120 of 120
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Grip
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Grip truck parking
Day / Night parking for Grip Van.
$5.00 per hour 120 of 120
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Grip van rental
If only we would transport the equipment to set on dolly tracks too. Touché.
$5.00 per hour 240 of 240
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Protective cardboard
Destroying peoples floors are not in the budget. Thus we will protect them
$10.00 per item 5 of 5
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Events
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Wine for Kickoff Party
If we're throwing a proper kickoff party, we'll need a lot of wine!
$25.00 per item 24 of 24
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Total value raised : $33,527
Wishlist total : $32,840

Incentives

$ 10 or more

A custom FOG CITY postcard with a note handwritten by the director and mailed from set in SF.
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
12 Supporters

$ 25 or more

A "Thank you" in the credits of the film + a postcard from set
Estimated Delivery : September, 2013
28 Supporters

$ 50 or more

A custom digital FOG CITY baseball card with your pic on it (+ postcard & screen credit)
Estimated Delivery : May, 2013
27 Supporters

$ 100 or more

Access to post-production mailing list that includes exclusive stills and early glimpses of the movie (+ postcard, baseball card, screen credit)
Estimated Delivery : August, 2013
16 Supporters

$ 175 or more

Listed as "Supported by" in the credits of the film (+ postcard, baseball card, and mailing list)
Estimated Delivery : September, 2013
5 Supporters

$ 250 or more

Invite +1 to private preview screening and after-party in SF [21+ -- to be held in advance of film festival world premiere, date TBD; travel & lodging excluded] (+postcard, baseball card, mailing list & screen credit)
Estimated Delivery : October, 2013
8 Supporters

$ 500 or more

VIP + 1 to private preview screening & after party in SF & signed baseball from cast [21+ -- includes free admission to party & drink tix] (+ postcard, baseball card, mailing list & screen credit)
Estimated Delivery : October, 2013
5 Supporters

$ 1000 or more

Invitation to observe on set and join us for lunch during one day of shooting in SF [date TBD; travel & lodging excluded] (+ postcard, baseball card, mailing list, screen credit, & VIP +1 to party)
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
2 Supporters

$ 2500 or more

Associate Producer title in end credits, includes listing on IMDB (+ postcard, baseball card, mailing list, screen credit, VIP +1 to screening party, & visit to set)
Estimated Delivery : October, 2013
Limit : 5
1 Supporters

$ 5000 or more

Name listed under "Made Possible by" in the credits (listing currently includes The Spike Lee Production Fund)
Estimated Delivery : August, 2013
1 Supporters
About the project

Fog City is a story about crossing boundaries and transitioning between worlds: life and death; the ocean and the city; on the field, off the field; in the fog, out of the fog, and, of course, the transition from day to night. Attention to the liminal space between separate worlds will guide everything about our artistic approach to this film.

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"I myself...did not become alive until I discovered my invisibility."

                                                                                           -Ralph Ellison

Synopsis

Fog City tells a chapter in the life of Jimmy Darcy, a San Francisco native from the city's Outer Sunset district, a place that is famous for its near constant fog.  One morning on the way to baseball practice, Jimmy discovers potential evidence of a missing person. The police are unable to help due to lack of solid proof, but Jimmy convinces his baseball teammates to assist him with his own investigation.

ABOUT THIS TEAM

We are a hardworking and ambitious crew with a love of independent cinema, and the belief that failure is not an option. We wholeheartedly believe in this project, and hope you will too! ELIZABETH A. O'NEAL, the Buster Posey of producers; LIAM EDWARD BRADY, writer & director, can throw a left-handed 12-to-6 curveball like Barry Zito (literally and figuratively); WILL WOHLEB, cinematographer, his imagery is Matt Cain perfect; ASH BHALLA the Angel Pagan of 1AD's, if only because he is so damn sexy; SETH PETERSON the Hunter Pence of location sound, because he looks funny doing it, but he gets the job done better than anyone else.

Production schedule
Saturday, June 29, 2013 to Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Distribution plan
We will hold a private SF preview-screening event in Spring 2014, followed by a worldwide film festival run beginning in 2015. The film will become available in wide release via direct digital distribution by the autumn of 2015.

UPDATES

Hello Fog City,

Recently, with the help of editor Jillian Corsie, we completed a 34-minute assembly of FOG CITY. The assembly is the first time the footage is strung together in script-order and completely viewable from beginning to end. Choose the best material, cut it together in order, then step back and assess the general shape. It's the first real look at your material and should be treated as such. To avoid an always tempting impulsiveness, a long languorous assembly helps provide a wide perspective on what I've got before pulling out the scalpel to make decisions about what I'm going to have. In many ways, editing is where the film is made. Therefore, it's also the place where it can be broken. A deliberative and conservative approach in the editing room helps me feel confident that I'm moving towards the best possible version of the film. Risk taking feels less risky in the editing room because you can always go back to what you had before, and for me, the key is not to settle for anything less than the best possible version of the film. 

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Most filmmakers would agree that viewing the assembly is very often an excruciating experience. The narrative can feel illegible as unforeseen holes in a script will glare at this stage. Conversely, major portions of the script can suddenly feel extraneous or out of sync with the rest of the film, which can almost be a more painful realization given the time and resources required to generate that material. Sometimes, the intended emotional impact of a pivotal scene will feel entirely flat, which can be very discouraging if you forget that its potency relies on properly developing earlier portions of the film. If you received a weak performance from one of your actors or made an error in casting, it's going to stand out in your assembly like a blaring red light. 

So let me say this: never before have I been more excited about an assembly. At this early stage, the story is coherent, the tone is consistent, the footage is beautiful, pivotal moments already carry some emotional impact, performances hold up (I'm so proud of the work my baseball teammates did with the cameras rolling!), and there are one or two moments that feel like magic. Suffice it to say that bringing the running time down to the target fifteen to twenty minutes will only enhance the potency of the material. All this is very exciting, and I'm encouraged to think that maybe we have something special on our hands here. Obviously there's still much work to do. There are flaws and problems to address as well as difficult artistic decisions to make, but all this is to be expected, and as far as I can tell there aren't any problems that, well, give me that terrible sick feeling inside. In fact it's quite the opposite, and in this way I feel like I've entered new artistic territory. I have a body of material that doesn't require fixing, but on the other hand is asking for special guidance and further inspiration, perhaps an even more challenging task which I've been stepping up to since we wrapped our shoot. In this light, it occurs to me that a fear of success can be an even more potent force than a fear of failure. But overcoming any of these negative forces is a far stronger drive to create.  

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” 

-Michelangelo

Given my current encampment in the gold country of California, I believe the appropriate expression is: Eureka! 

yours truly,

Liam 

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Liam Edward Brady 3 months ago

Dear FOG CITY,

Hope everyone did some reflection on Monday. However, because isolating our awareness to national...

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Liam Edward Brady 5 months ago

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Liam Edward Brady 8 months ago

Dear FOG CITY,

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Liam Edward Brady 8 months ago

An update from the weekend:

Our crew is very diverse. We have 25 team members from all over the world with a range of experience - some are...

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Liz O'Neal 9 months ago

Here are a few interior shots of Jimmy's room. We were packed in like sardines but luckily the crew has become quite tight knit by now! The shoot...

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Liz O'Neal 9 months ago

3 days on Ocean beach --- salty, sandy, chilly and stunning. Ash told a guy that Liam was Kevin Costner's little brother and we were making Fields...

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Liz O'Neal 9 months ago

Steadicam and Red Epic magic on Ocean Beach. Our crew is a team of troopers - covered in salt water and sand! 

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Liz O'Neal 9 months ago

Hello FOG CITY Supporters,

We've had a crazy couple of days! We started shooting on Sunday and had an amazing first day at the Mills High...

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Liz O'Neal 9 months ago

Dear TEAM FOG CITY,

Lots of exciting news to report. After you helped us with our photo-finish to reach 100...

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Liam Edward Brady 10 months ago

Hello FOG CITY! 

I want to share with you some things I learned while in post-production on the last film I wrote and directed, APPARITION...

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Liam Edward Brady 11 months ago

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Current Team

  • Liam Edward BradyDirector
  • Dan Brady Assistant Director
  • Alex OrtizSecond Assistant Directormore
  • Liz O'Neal Producer
  • Alexis Rodriguez JimenezProduction Assistant
  • Kate KilgourProduction Assistant
  • Neika PortilloProduction Coordinatormore
  • Ash BhallaScript Supervisor
  • Ryan CalocaUnit Production Managermore
  • William WohlebDirector of Photographymore
  • Beth TrifiloArt Director
  • Nikoloz JobavaBoom Operator
  • Seth Production Sound Mixermore
  • Roberto TaniProps Master
  • Miyoko SakataniHair & Makeup, Make Upmore

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