Trichster

Trichster

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Documentary Feature New York PRODUCTION
Living with the most common disorder you've never heard of.
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Camera
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50mm lens rental
It makes everything look really pretty
$13.00 per item 2 of 2
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70-200mm Lens rental
For capturing those intimate close ups
$31.00 per item 3 of 3
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Canon 7D Rental
Because without cameras, there is no film
$65.00 per item 3 of 3
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CF Card rental
File storage
$36.00 per item 8 of 10
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Redrock Handheld Rig rental
Because a shaky camera = sick a audience
$65.00 per item 0 of 4
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Data Management
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6tb Hard Drive
This is where we edit our film!
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Location Sound
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Boom pole
We need to keep the mic out of the way
$35.00 per each 1 of 6
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Lav Mic
We want amazing audio!
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Shotgun Mic rental
That's a microphone, not a weapon...most of the time
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XLR Cable
We need to get sound from point A to point B
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zoom h4n
We need to record files somewhere!
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Walking to the airport with luggage is no fun
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Materials Shipping
Why make promotional material if no one gets to see it?
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Postcards
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Promotional Posters
Get people excited about the film!
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Travel and Living Expenses
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Flight back to London
Because Rebecca needs to be returned to her family
$200.00 per unit 1 of 4
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Flight from London
We really want Rebecca to be with us for the conference
$200.00 per unit 1 of 4
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Zip Car
Sometimes the journey is just as important
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Camera Man
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Sound Crew
How many silent documentaries have you seen?
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Lunch
When the crew is hungry they attack the director
$15.00 per each 4 of 20
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Total value raised : $13,126
Wishlist total : $10,449

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$ 10 or more

A shout out on our Facebook page and your name added as a contributor on our website!
Estimated Delivery : January, 2013
Limit : None
110 Supporters

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A shout out on our Facebook page and your name added as a contributor on our website and you will be sent a full HD digital download of the finished film!
Estimated Delivery : November, 2014
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93 Supporters

$ 50 or more

A shout out on our Facebook page, your name added as a contributor on our website, an official Trichster Postcard with personalized message from the director, your name in the end credits of the film, and a DVD of the finished film!
Estimated Delivery : November, 2014
Limit : None
56 Supporters

$ 100 or more

A shout out on our Facebook page, your name added as a contributor on our website, an official Trichster Postcard, your name in the end credits of the film and on IMDB, and a DVD copy of the finished film!
Limit : None
28 Supporters

$ 250 or more

A shout out on our Facebook page, your name added as a contributor on our website, an official Trichster Postcard with personalized message from the director, an official Trichster poster, your name in the end credits of the film and on IMDB, and a signed DVD copy of the finished film!
Estimated Delivery : November, 2014
Limit : None
7 Supporters

$ 500 or more

A shout out on our Facebook page, your name added as a contributor on our website, an official Trichster Postcard with personalized message from the director, an official Trichster poster, your name in the end credits of the film and on IMDB, and a signed DVD copy of the finished film, and an invitation to the pre-screening of the film in New York (travel costs not included), and tickets to the premier.
Estimated Delivery : November, 2014
Limit : 15
2 Supporters

$ 1000 or more

A shout out on our Facebook page, your name added as a contributor on our website, an official Trichster Postcard with personalized message from the director, an official Trichster poster, your name in the end credits of the film and Associate Producer credit on IMDB, a signed DVD copy of the finished film, and an invitation to the pre-screening of the film in New York (travel costs not included), and tickets to the premier.
Estimated Delivery : November, 2014
Limit : 8
2 Supporters
About the project

Director Jillian Corsie grew up with a friend who kept their trichotillomania hidden for a year. As a result, Jillian is using her love of filmmaking as a tool to raise awareness about a community she cares deeply for.

Trichster unfolds through those who live with trichotillomania, showing the very real day to day affects the disorder can have on people and what it is like to live with varying degrees of it. While the film  highlights an often embarassing and isolating disorder, it ultimately acts as a tool of inspiration and hope, showing the prevelance of trichotillomania and why it is important to understand.

Synopsis

Trichster follows seven individuals, ranging from eight years old to late twenties, as they navigate the complicated emotions surrounding trichotillomania and the effect it has on their daily lives. Whether dealing with family and friends to budding relationships and careers, each is affected differently and have unique obstacles to overcome. Ultimately each must decide how much they allow their disorder to define who they are as people.

So what is Trichotillomania? Trichotillomania, or trich for short, is a disorder where sufferers pull out their hair. This includes scalp hair, body hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes. It is currently defined as an impulse control disorder but there are some objections about how it should be classified. Recently, it’s been associated within the family of “body-focused repetitive behaviors” (BFRBs), which includes skin picking and nail biting. The ultimate takeaway being that this is a behavior that the sufferer cannot control. They can’t simply stop pulling.

Fifteen million people in the United States suffer from this disorder – that’s three times the amount of those who suffer from anorexia or bulimia – yet the disorder still remains unknown to the majority of the public. Trichster aims to normalize this disorder, which often isolates and alienates its sufferers, by showcasing the perspective of those who live with it every day.

Trichster is a story of overcoming life’s challenges and finding the inner strength to accept your true self. It is the goal of this documentary to present this disorder honestly and accurately while showing the emotional and human side of each sufferer. It is our hope to be the first steps toward starting a larger conversation about hair pulling and other BFRBs. By raising awareness both inside and outside the trich community, we hope to generate interest and ultimately empower those who are suffering silently to come forward and seek help.

 

ABOUT THIS TEAM

Trichster is comprised of a team of industry professionals who are lending their time and talents to a film they all believe in. A group of editors, cinematographers, and producers, the Trichster team is working hard to produce a film with high production value.

Production schedule
Friday, June 1, 2012 to Sunday, October 13, 2013
Distribution plan
Finishing in 2014, the Trichster team will be submitting the film to various festivals anticipating a year-long international festival run after which the film will be released for online streaming and for purchase on DVD.

UPDATES

Hello all of our lovely supporters!

We have a big announcement!

After going back and forth about it for months, I’ve decided to leave my job and work on Trichster full time. After wrapping up some shooting in New York in August, I’ll be doing a bit of traveling, including a stop in London to shoot with Rebecca one last time, and then it’s off to California where I will focus on editing the film down from 250 hours to an hour and a half.

It was a really difficult decision to make, but ultimately I feel that it is best for myself and the film. Trichster has become more important to me than I could ever have imagined, and I want to devote my time to trying to deliver to you the best film I possibly can.

While I’m in California, the rest of the Trichster creative team will remain in New York doing any pick up shoots we may need and we hope to have our first screening in the New York area.

There’s still a lot to be done and we have months of brutal work ahead of us, but we’re so excited to finally be headed into post production!

I want to thank you for all of your continued support. You all are the reason that we’ve gotten as far as we have and we’re so excited for the next step! Please continue to follow us and re-post our facebook statuses and tweets! The more followers we have, the more places we will be able to screen the final film.

Thanks for reading!

Jillian

 

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Jillian Corsie 8 months ago

The conference is upon us! In just a short week from today we will be shooting for an entire weekend at the TLC Conference in New Jersey. Rebecca...

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Jillian Corsie 1 year ago

Last weekend was really important for Sophie! She showed her parents her photography for the first time at the Mentor Show. Thousands of people...

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Jillian Corsie 1 year ago

This morning Trichster was named one of the Top 5 Trochotillomania Moments in Film and Television. Check out the article here:

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Jillian Corsie 1 year ago

Hello everyone!

I can't believe it's been over a year since we started working on this project and just a year away from...

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Jillian Corsie 1 year ago

To thank all of you for your support, we are (semi) proud to present this dancing video for your viewing pleasure:

 

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Jillian Corsie 1 year ago

Wow everyone, I don't even know what to say. If I could send a glass of champagne to all of you I would. All of you are...

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Jillian Corsie 1 year ago
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Current Team

  • Carolyn Maher Line Producer
  • Amanda Giordano Producer
  • Oluwaseun Babalola Director of Photographymore
  • Kathleen O'Loughlin Director of Photographymore
  • Alison Corsie First Assistant Cameramore

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