Stories of the Unconscious

Stories of the Unconscious

Experimental
Brooklyn
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Nine surreal landscapes. Within the Unconscious, people live in a world where metaphor and symbol are as real as the weather, where the inner workings of the mind form the reality that surrounds them. Animals speak, statues bleed and people seek purpose in world at once alien and familiar.
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Lighting
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Generator
This is to power lights when we are outside.
$40.00 per day 9 of 9
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Props
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Apples
The apples are dropped. It is distressing.
$1.00 per each 20 of 20
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Green Pears
He wont lose this pear.
$1.00 per each 5 of 5
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Large Old Trunk
for The Attic
$50.00 per each 1 of 1
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Old Photos
Old photos line the attic.
$2.00 per each 20 of 20
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Old Television Set
He sees himself on the screen.
$100.00 per each 1 of 1
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Makeup and Wardrobe
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Makeup Kit
A star's gotta look like a star
$50.00 per each 1 of 1
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Men's Green Suit
because he is The Man in the Green Suit.
$80.00 per each 1 of 1
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Men's Grey Suit
because he is The Man in the Grey Suit
$80.00 per each 1 of 1
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Prosthetic Supplies
There is a creature, he needs a costume to exist
$50.00 per piece 8 of 10
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Production
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Craft Services
Everybody has to eat!
$25.00 per piece 20 of 50
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Crew
Help pay the entire crew!
$25.00 per service 45 of 180
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Dragonframe 3.0 + Controller
Software we need to animate stop motion sequences!
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Studio Space
Buy us one day of studio space!
$14.00 per day 17 of 180
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Transportation
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Car & Gas Expenses for The Lake
We need to travel and have 2 cars for 4 days!
$2.70 per mile 17 of 150
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SUV
General equipment and crew transport!
$50.00 per day 2 of 9
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Art Direction
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Materials for Flower Stop-Motion
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Materials for Stop-motion Construction
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Materials for the Yellow Bird
You can help make this canary talk!
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Production Insurance
Help us pay for one(or more) week(s) of insurance!
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Locations
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Apartment
He sits watching TV, he sees himself on the screen.
$10.00 per hour 10 of 10
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Attic
A woman walks through, reminiscing.
$20.00 per hour 10 of 10
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Black Box Theater
A surreal mother-daughter exchange
$25.00 per hour 6 of 10
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Campground Fees
We gotta pay to stay!
$10.00 per each 10 of 10
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Cast
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Wishlist total : $16,736

Incentives

$ 10 or more

Your name as a thank you in the credits, invitation to The Screening Party! and our eternal gratitude (the credit & party may come later, but the gratitude starts IMMEDIATELY!)
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
30 Supporters

$ 25 or more

A high-res digital download of the completed film. Plus your name as a thank you in the credits, invitation to The Screening Party! and our eternal gratitude (of course!)
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
52 Supporters

$ 50 or more

A unique hand printed lino block print of the Stories of the Unconscious skull. This is from a hand carved lino block made by Cait, folks! It's a print printed by hand! (delivered by Feb. 2013) And everything above! (of course! of course!)
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
29 Supporters

$ 100 or more

An original GIF made by noted internet wunderkind Zach S. of weinventyou.net fashioned from a photo of your choosing (it could be a picture of YOU!) LIMIT of 10! OR! A video of Nick reading one page of a script from a film of your choice while hanging UPSIDE DOWN (it's craaaazy! Note the hair). LIMIT of 25! OR! A video of Cait saying the word of your choice 100 times. That's a lot of times! LIMIT of 25! ONE of these plus everything above! PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH ONE OF THESE YOU WOULD LIKE! email sotufilm@gmail.com CONTRIBUTE $150 and get the incentives of $100 PLUS an invitation to THE SNEAK PREVIEW SECRET SCREENING PARTY!
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
Limit : 60
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$ 250 or more

ONLY 3 TOTAL!! Provide us with your personal picture, we will make an antique-y portrait of you and it will be used in the stop-motion story "In the Well." ONLY 3 TOTAL!! OR Cait will make a short animation with YOUR name in it, just for YOU. One of these PLUS A unique hand printed lino block print of the Stories of the Unconscious skull. This is from a hand carved lino block made by Cait, folks! It's a print printed by hand! (delivered by Feb. 2013) A high-res digital download of the completed film. Plus your name in the credits, an invitation to THE SNEAK PREVIEW SECRET SCREENING! and our eternal gratitude (of course! of course! of course! of course! of course!)
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
4 Supporters

$ 500 or more

An original !30sec Series! short made specially for you by Cait using your personal name and/or the topic of your choice! Please see examples of the wonder that is the !30sec Series! www.caitdavis.com A unique hand printed lino block print of the Stories of the Unconscious skull. This is from a hand carved lino block made by Cait, folks! It's a print printed by hand! (delivered by Feb. 2013) A high-res digital download of the completed film. Plus your name in the credits, an invitation to THE SNEAK PREVIEW SECRET SCREENING and our eternal gratitude (of course! of course! of course! of course! of course! of course!)
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
Limit : 10
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$ 1000 or more

Executive Producer credit in the film. An invitation to visit the set for one day (travel expenses not covered)! Also, choose one of the limited incentives of your choosing, it's your choice (Nick hangs upside down, original !30sec Series!, personal picture)! A unique hand printed lino block print of the Stories of the Unconscious skull. This is from a hand carved lino block made by Cait, folks! It's a print printed by hand! (delivered by Feb. 2013) A high-res digital download of the completed film. Plus your name in the credits, THE SNEAK PREVIEW SECRET SCREENING and our eternal gratitude (of course! of course! of course! of course! of course! of course! OF COURSE!)
Estimated Delivery : July, 2013
Limit : 5
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About the project

Where did the Stories of the Unconscious come from?

 

What kind of movies does Cait make?

 

Dang it! How do I use this website?

 

Synopsis

Stories of the Unconscious will be a short film of about 20 mins total in length and involves 9 different micro-short films, each about 2 mins long. The Statue, The Red Box, In the Well, Yellow Bird, Smells Like Chewing Rubber, The Attic of My Childhood, The Man in the Green Suit, The Lake, and The Him on the Screen. The goal is to have a wide variety of collaborators, as film is an inherently collaborative medium and working with other artists is a mind-expanding, fulfilling and fascinating endeavor. So far, we have filmed The Red Box working with cinematographer Dan Brohawn and actors Julia Held and Frank Palmer, and we've filmed The Statue working with cinematographer Alex Hill and actor Nick Hendershott. We will be working with a variety of cinematographers who will each bring a new voice to the story of their focus.

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Schedule
Friday, February 1, 2013 to Monday, July 1, 2013
Distribution plan

We have been compiling a list of short film festivals with a strong focus on experimental film. This list is on-going and we will follow these festivals and then submit to them once the film is complete. Beyond a future festival run, we would like to make Stories of the Unconscious available on Seed&Spark and other internet platforms. If we're lucky and gain distribution through a short film outlet, that would be spectacular. Stories of the Unconscious will also be available on DVD.

CONTACT US at sotufilm@gmail.com

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A short film of nine surreal landscapes where animals speak, statues bleed and people seek purpose.

UPDATES

If you are in or around New York, come out!

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We will have sets, characters and video projections on display this coming weekend.  We will also have snacks and drinks.

 

Come celebrate!

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Cait Davis 2 months ago

Here's what's going on:

The stop motion photography for "The Lake" is mostly complete, the character work is anyway, I still have...

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Cait Davis 2 months ago

So, prinicipal photography on all live actions segments is complete.  That means we've shot The Statue, The Attic of My Childhood, Him on the...

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Cait Davis 6 months ago

We filmed "Yellow Bird" this weekend and the shoot was successful!  Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos:

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Cait Davis 11 months ago

Hey Folks!

We have the Yellow Bird shoot this weekend.  This is the second to last short to be filmed before ALL PRINCIPAL...

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Cait Davis 11 months ago

Busy indeed. Damon and I have been working on the last large set for IN THE WELL which nearly completes the micro-short film.  Mostly the house...

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Cait Davis 1 year ago

I recently sat down and went through each of the edits that we have so far, tightening up the timing and deciding which edits were final and which...

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Cait Davis 1 year ago

Damon and I have wrapped on the suburban landscape set and are taking a short break as Damon goes to Florida for his folks' 40th anniversary.  ...

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Cait Davis 1 year ago

Yeegads, it's almost been a year since the campaign ended (officially that's actually Jan. 30th, so not just yet).

I kind of can't believe...

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Cait Davis 1 year ago

BY THE WAY - This coming weekend SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16th 7pm-midnight is MISSION CREEP which is an art...

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Cait Davis 1 year ago

So, I finished my first ever cast with latex.  Here's the latex skin I created:

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Cait Davis 1 year ago

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Current Team

  • Cait Davis Director
  • Sara Murphy Producer

ABOUT THIS TEAM

Sara Murphy and Cait met while working on the set of Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. Sara has always been supportive, funny and offered her assistance, emotionally and intellectually, with any project that she has worked on. We greatly appreciate Sara's perspective on life and on film. 

Damon Pelletier is our set and character designer for stop-motion sequences.  Damon is currently working with the design team for the 2014 Olympics.  Damon's attention to detail and his craftsmanship will bring a whole new level to Stories of the Unconscious.

A quick video of Damon,

 

 

Seeking

  • 1Older Woman - "Yellow Bird" African-American Woman. 60s-70s. Grandmother with strong countenance. White/Gray hair. Determined, knowing.
    Department:Talent
    Role:Actress
    Apply
  • 2Woman - "Yellow Bird"African-American Woman. 20s-30s thin, not too tall, not overpowering. Inquisitive, open.
    Department:Talent
    Role:Actress
    Apply
  • 3Young Man - "The Lake"Man - 18 years or older, but passable as a teenager. Thin. Brown hair preferable. Earnest and unsure.
    Department:Talent
    Role:Actor
    Apply
  • 4Boy - "The Lake"Boy. 6-10 years old. Dirty blonde/light brown hair. Big questioning eyes. Knowing.
    Department:Talent
    Role:Actor
    Apply
  • 5Assistant to DamonDamon needs assistance! He's hard at work making miniature sets for our stop motion short. Cait helps often but can't always be there. This would seriously be really great experience, Damon is a super talented set designer and master craftsman. You'll be working creatively with cardboard, hot glue, paint and many many ideas. This is an unpaid position, but if you're in the New York area and -seriously- interested, please send us a note. You can apply by contacting Cait directly: sotufilm@gmail.com
    Department:Sets
    Role:Set Designer
    Apply

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