Newlyweds, Cami and Aaron, struggle to start a family. As options dwindle, Cami resorts to superstitious methods. The couple visits a temple for worship and are gifted a 'Rabbit's Foot', to help with fertility and fortune. Soon both are plagued by ominous events and must find a way to stop them.
Inclusion StatementTOKEN's story focuses on the combination of fertility and prosper, which is a common European and Chinese belief about 'Rabbit's Foot' charm. This is significant because it paves the way for a diverse cast and crew in order to bring forth a project that allows different voices to be heard.
About The Project
Growing up in a traditional Asian family household, I've been told by my parents of the different superstitions that exist in our culture. Try to avoid the number 'four' (in chinese is si) - means death. Do not send someone a clock as a gift. The golden cat statue brings good business if placed in front of the store. The number "eight" (in chinese is ba) - means prosperity/weath.
This is just a handful of what I've heard throughout my childhood. I have always question the legitimacy of these sayings. However, I started to come around it...
A few years ago, my uncle passed away and the family was still grieving. Before his death, a feng shui master (historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures) came to inspect my uncle's house. The master had determine that the house had bad feng shui energy and something will happen. When I first heard of all this, I thought to myself, "wow, this is pretty BS". As soon I think that, everything falls apart in the family.
Ever since then, I started to believe, thus beginning my mini journey in seeking answers about this topic. Eventually it led me to researching different symbolic objects, specifically the 'Rabbit's Foot'. I've always heard about 'Rabbit's Foot' from folklores and in media, but it was never clearly explained.
Only thing I've read is, you have to capture or kill a rabbit in the cemetery on Friday the 13th during the full moon. The prefered leg would be the left hind leg as that would provide the best of luck.
There is an air of mystery behind this particular object and it's just fascinating to read. I'd like to answer the questions "Is it true that certain objects or even structures can determine the luck or fate of a person?" or "Is this all just in our minds and a false belief?" through this story.
This film project is important because people seem to be searching for that one thing to believe in due to all the crazy events happening now. Some turn to religion, some test their spirituality and some carry objects or charms. These are all designed to possibly make us happier and live with protection. In other words, it should be relatable to everyone.
HOW TO HELP
As part of the communal nightmares crowdfunding campaign rally,
We are looking for at least 1,000 FOLLOWERS for the campaign and $7,500 PLEDGES in order to qualify as one of the finalists.
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Co-writer hire; creative/development executives sales strategy and feedback; film markets for pre-sales; casting director; securing the cast; legal person.
Any additional contributions after the set goal will move towards pre-production and part of the production process.
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About This Team
My goal and passion has always been cherishing the opportunity to create something that is meaningful and can change perspectives. I go out and seek others whose goals align with mine and this is exactly what I get out of the current members on this team. We are all not only collaborative, but have a strong desire to make a difference in this society through storytelling. We believe films have a certain amount of influence and power on an audience. Because of that it is important to explore an intriguing story and show rich relatable characters; therefore expanding peoples' minds.