Time Signature

Time Signature

Sci-Fi
Short
Brooklyn
PRODUCTION
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Danielle meets her favorite guitarist, Astra, backstage at a concert and they become fast friends. The two women head out on an impromptu road trip and Astra reveals that she's a time-traveler who has come back to change Danielle's future.
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Camera
Item Image Item Name Price Quantity
Accessories - Filters
Filters help us capture a beautiful picture in most any conditions.
$10.00 per item 4 of 4
fulfilled
Accessories - Follow Focus
We've got to keep that image crisp so we can properly capture the actors' performances.
$35.00 per item 1 of 1
fulfilled
Accessories - Matteboxes
More accessories to keep that picture looking great.
$52.00 per item 1 of 1
fulfilled
Accessories - Stabilizers
Keeping the camera steady while we shoot.
$28.00 per portion 2 of 2
fulfilled
CANON C500 RENTAL
A high-end compact camera offering up to 4K quality so we can provide the best look for the project.
$25.00 per portion 6 of 17
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COOKE S2 UNCOATED SPEED PANCHROS LENS RENTAL
The best camera needs high-quality lenses to capture the highest quality image.
$25.00 per portion 4 of 16
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Monitors - On-board monitors
$54.00 per item 1 of 1
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Data Management
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Hard Drive
Storing our footage and audio to get them to post production.
$25.00 per portion 1 of 16
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Lighting
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Kino: 2' x 4 bank
While we're shooting some exteriors much of the film will be in cars, parties, and apartments.
$45.00 per item 1 of 2
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Lighting Package
Much of the film is interiors and we need to be able to light those scenes.
$25.00 per portion 8 of 8
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Props
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Prop Package
We need art and props to help build a convincing story world.
$25.00 per portion 4 of 20
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Location Sound
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Production Sound Mixer
Sound is as important as picture and it's a costly job.
$25.00 per portion 3 of 30
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Administration
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Production Insurance
If we break it it's going to be costly to buy it. So, we need insurance.
$25.00 per portion 1 of 16
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Locations
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Location Rental Fee
Scenes need locations to happen in and we need to reimburse the owners of those locations.
$25.00 per unit 57 of 60
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Post-Production Picture
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Editor
Someone has to cut this thing together. That takes time and a lot of work.
$25.00 per service 10 of 20
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Talent
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Actor
We need people to perform the script or it will get a bit bland.
$50.00 per day 5 of 8
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Vehicles
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Cargo Van
We need to transport all our rentals from the rental house to our locations.
$25.00 per portion 1 of 8
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Picture Car
The climax of the film happens in and around our lead character's car. We need the car!
$25.00 per portion 1 of 20
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Crew
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Behind-The-Scenes
We want to document our process and give you supporters a look at how Time Signature comes together.
$25.00 per portion 1 of 8
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Cinematographer
An artist deserves to be compensated for his time and work.
$25.00 per service 4 of 8
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First Assistant Director
One of the most important people to making sure we're on time and on budget.
$25.00 per service 0 of 8
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First Camera Assistant
Vital position for a smooth shoot.
$25.00 per service 0 of 3
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Second Camera Assistant
A vital role in keeping the shoot running smoothly.
$25.00 per portion 0 of 3
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Catering and Craft Services
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Craft Services Food
Food & water keeps the cast & crew rolling through the day. Coffee keeps the director sane.
$25.00 per portion 9 of 24
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Grip
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GRIP KIT (Small): C-Stands
Holds up various lights and light modifiers to keep the picture looking great.
$8.00 per bunch 1 of 1
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GRIP KIT (Small): Flags
Flags help us modify the light and have more control over the picture.
$30.00 per bunch 1 of 1
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Total value raised : $7,910
Wishlist total : $7,890

Incentives

$ 5 or more

CASUAL FAN:
Everyone gets a personal video thank you from a member of our team. Tell us your preferred social media site and ID there (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and we'll post a video there thanking you, so everyone gets to see what a fantastic individual you are.
Estimated Delivery : June, 2014
Limit : None
1 Supporters

$ 10 or more

DEDICATED FAN:

You get the personal video but also you will get a link to stream the finished film for free and you'll see your name in the end credits in the SPECIAL THANKS section. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
10 Supporters

$ 15 or more

LIFELONG FAN:

The video Thank You, your name in the Special Thanks during the end credits, the streaming version of the movie,  and we'll use the miracle of time travel to get evidence of you at the historical event of your choice (we'll photoshop you into a photo or painting of a major event in history). 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
15 Supporters

$ 25 or more

DIE HARD FAN:

Your very own digital download of the movie to watch whenever and wherever you want. You also get the video thank you, access to the streaming version of the movie, the photo of you as a time traveler, and your name in the Special Thanks section of the credits.

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
29 Supporters

$ 50 or more

BACKSTAGE PASS:

You get all of the above (stream the movie, download it, all the thank yous) and you also get access to exclusive Behind-the-Scenes materials. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
18 Supporters

$ 100 or more

"WITH THE BAND":

Everything listed above and you get what we like to call the "Producer's Package," which contains cool process materials like the shooting script and storyboards. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
7 Supporters

$ 150 or more

GROUPIE:

Everything above plus an invite to our Cast & Crew screening of the final cut (which will take place in New York City). 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
0 Supporters

$ 175 or more

ROADIE:

Everything above and a night of Karaoke with Writer-Director Sean Mannion (Also Known As: The Greatest Night of Your Life). (Dependent on Geographical availability)

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : 10
1 Supporters

$ 200 or more

SESSION MUSICIAN:

Everything above except the night of Karaoke and you're invited to join us on set as a Featured Extra for our pivotal backstage party scene. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : 10
2 Supporters

$ 250 or more

BACK-UP SINGER: 

Everything above except the limited incentives (Karakoke and Featured Extra) and forget about the Special Thanks in the credits because you're an ASSISTANT PRODUCER (with an IMDB credit and everything).

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
1 Supporters

$ 300 or more

DRUMMER:

Everything except the limited and forget about being an Assistant Producer, because you're an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
2 Supporters

$ 500 or more

BASSIST:

Everything but the limited incentives and you're a full-fledged PRODUCER. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
2 Supporters

$ 750 or more

RHYTHM GUITARIST:

Everything above including the limited Karaoke Night and Featured Extra role. Plus that sweet PRODUCER credit. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
1 Supporters

$ 1000 or more

LEAD GUITARIST:

Everything including the limited incentives. Plus you get an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
1 Supporters

$ 1500 or more

KEYBOARD PLAYER:

Everything including the limited incentives and the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit. Plus you get a one day filmmaking workshop with Time Signature writer-director Sean Mannion and co-founder of Congested Cat Productions Christina Raia in New York City. 

Estimated Delivery : June, 2015
0 Supporters

$ 5000 or more

LEAD SINGER:

Again, everything including the limited incentives, plus your EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit goes at the beginning of the film. It will say "[Your name] presents" before the title of the film. Then at the end you'll be listed as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. 

Estimated Delivery : December, 2014
Limit : None
0 Supporters
About the project

"... the best evidence we have that time travel is not possible, and never will be, is that we have not been invaded by hordes of tourists from the future."

- Stephen Hawking, "The Future of the Universe" Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

What if we have been invaded by tourists from the future? Would we even know? Maybe the man who asks for directions on the street is from the 22nd century. The woman in front of you in line at the coffee shop could be from the 26th century. Your favorite artist could be a refugee from the 31st century. How would we know? Time Signature started with the idea that a woman would meet a member of her favorite band and discover that that person is in fact a time traveler. 

I have always been a huge fan of time travel narratives. The notion of being able to go back and change something, to see how things would be with even just a minor change. Time travel stories can be big with major impacts on history but the more interesting stories are the little ones. Personal stories that are maybe the things that you or I would do if we built a time machine. Time Signature isn't particularly concerned with the mechanics of time travel but the emotional impact of a decision to make a significant change in one's own history. 

Synopsis

Danielle is an awkward college student with a passion for the band Vicky Lester. She wins a backstage pass to meet the band and becomes fast friends with the lead guitarist, Astra. Astra invites Danielle to go on an impromptu road trip and Danielle accepts. Alone at a rest stop Astra reveals that she's from the future and she's come back to change Danielle's life. 

ABOUT THIS TEAM

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Sean Mannion (Writer/Director/Producer) - Sean has made nealy a dozen short films over the past five years, including lo-fi science fiction horror film Abel and Cain, surreal video found poem O'Blivion, and the Ione Shorts.

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Peter Westervelt (Director of Photography) - Peter is a talented cinematographer who has worked on a variety of projects, notably the popular comedy web series Kelsey.

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Kitty Ostapowicz  (Lead Actress: Danielle) - Kitty is a New York City based actress who has appeared in many short films including as the star of the Ione Shorts.

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Tara Cioletti (Lead Actress: Astra) - Tara is a New York City based actress who has appeared on stage in critically acclaimed plays and also on film in Abel and Cain.

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Hye Yun Park (Supporting Actress: Maya) - Hye Yun is a New York City based actress and filmmaker with her own web series: Hey Yun.

Schedule
Friday, June 20, 2014 to Monday, June 23, 2014
Distribution plan

Those backers who support the film above a certain level will receive their own digital copy of the film. The film will then be submitted to appropriate festivals before being distributed online for everyone else to see.

Amount you want to raise on Seed&Spark:
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Log Line
Danielle meets her favorite guitarist, Astra, who reveals that she is a time-traveler.

UPDATES

Post-Production progresses! Here's a screenshot of the magic of editing:

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Exciting, right?

More soon. 

Also, have you fine supporters checked out the Seed&Spark Cinema? Did you know that you can watch films here? Did you know that when you contribute (as all of you fine people have) that you get awarded "Sparks" and that you can spend those "Sparks" on watching fims in the Seed&Spark Cinema (you can also pay cash, if you want). Well, you can! In fact, you can go over to the Seed&Spark Cinema right now and plunk down your "Sparks" to watch Hye Yun Park (she plays Maya in Time Signature) in Sumi a short film she wrote and stars in. It's excellent I highly recommend it. Just go here to see the film: http://www.seedandspark.com/cinema/sumi

Finally, here's another behind-the-scenes clip. This time it's our Assistant Director Carolyn Maher talking about her favorite time travel film Timecrimes. Again, all our behind-the-scenes material was shot by Heidi Kikel.

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Sean Mannion 1 week ago

In this quick clip Tara Cioletti talks about the difference between Time Signature and the previous film we worked on together,...

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Sean Mannion 4 weeks ago

Hello again! Post production progresses as I continue to consult with some trusted people on the rough cut. Today I wanted to share with you a...

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Sean Mannion 1 month ago

It's September! How did that happen? Why is it so hot? (In New York, anwyay, I don't know how it is for the rest of you but wow is it hot here in...

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Sean Mannion 1 month ago

Hey there wonderful backers, I have a few quick updates for you.

First, this week we finalized permission for the music we wanted for the...

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Sean Mannion 2 months ago

Hello wonderful supporters! I know it's been a bit quiet here since the end of the shoot. After we finished shooting there was business to be...

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Sean Mannion 3 months ago

I'll be posting a more robust update about the shoot soon, but I just wanted to let you fine supporters know that we wrapped shooting yesterday...

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Sean Mannion 4 months ago

Tomorrow, Sunday the 22nd, will be our final day of shooting. Our first two day have gone well. We had great weather for shooting our exteriors in...

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Sean Mannion 4 months ago

Sorry for the extended silence after the campaign. As soon as it ended we jumped straight into pre-production and are gearing up to start shooting...

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Sean Mannion 4 months ago

Wow, I'm overwhelmed by the support you've shown us in the last few days of our campaign. Now that we're finished and over our 100% goal, I'm...

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Sean Mannion 4 months ago

It's our last day of the campaign. We hit the 80% threshold and are green lit and we're still rolling through this final day towards our 100% goal...

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Sean Mannion 4 months ago

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Current Team

  • Kitty OstapowiczDanielle
  • Carolyn Maher Assistant Director
  • Peter WesterveltDirector of Photographymore
  • Erin ClaytonSecond Assistant Cameramore

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Kitty Ostapowicz as Danielle
Emily Best at the Signing of the Magna Carta
Liam Billingham at the defeat of the Spanish Armada
Christina Raia hanging out with Amelia Earhart
Erica Anderson riding a camel on the moon.
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Ryan Kramer with Charlie Chaplin
Katie Carman fighting for women's suffrage
Carolyn Maher at the 1900 Paris Exposition
Amanda Giordano at Woodstock
Lee Rothenflue on the set of The Shining

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