Resilience is a metaphorical short film that takes place in the mind of a young woman, Renée, as she’s recalling her recent past experiences. Renée is an artist who leaves her country to study abroad. Here, her homesickness will transform in the search of the real meaning of “home”.
Through the short film, her memories are connected one to the other in a sequence of symbolic images where the different emotional states that Renée is passing through are represented by matching water physical states combined with different natural (and interior) environments.
A passionate group of people fully dedicated to making this wonderful film.
Aurora Ovan (Writer/Director/project creator) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Florence, Italy and currently studying filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. In Italy she worked as a portrait, live concert photographer and directed local music videos and also published a fantasy book in 2012 (Il Mio Destino – Clieh, il potere della Terra).
DP: Federico Tamburini is an Italian-American student at New York Film Academy in the filmmaking department. Federico says “In the past two years I’ve been freelancing as videographer and photographer building a portfolio that incorporates corporate, music and narrative movies. My main focus is cinematography because it allows me to tell stories with light and movement.”
1st AD: Dina Chun from Orlando, Florida. Currently studying at New York Film Academy pursuing her dream to become an inspiring director. Dina says “I hope to make films that humans can connect with.”
Marketing & Social Media: Rachel McCrory is an Italian-American student at the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York currently persuing a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Rachel says “I’m passionate about everything that has to do with social media and I am focused and involved in the world of Fashion and Entertainment.”
Aurora Ovan has started a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising $3,500. The fund raised will be used for Production Design, Locations, Logistics and Catering.
In the creator’s own words: With this story I want to show with visual metaphors through a stream of consciousness what meant to me to leave my country and study abroad and how this experience changed my life.
In Italy, leaving your family to study abroad is something that every high school graduate has to consider seriously and, sometimes, the fear of losing your shelter is stronger than the desire to pursue a dream.
I’ve been fighting a lot with myself before taking the decision to leave my “old” life and flying to New York to study filmmaking: the thought of being alone for so long was extremely frightening. Because it’s not easy to make yourself dinner alone at night, it’s not easy to get used to think in another language, it’s not easy when “it’s just you”.
But then it’s beautiful when you make it, you understand how it goes, you grow. Isn’t it?
And this is the most important thing I learned since I’m living here: Resilience, that is the ability to cope with change and how this can lead to understand that home is a feeling.
You’ve read this far. You’re ready to support. THANK YOU! But everyone loves perks. Take a look at what they’ve got to offer!
Pledge $15 Little Petal – You’ll receive a personal thank-email by the crew with shout out on the Facebook Page and the link where you can download their Wallpapers!
Pledge $25 Petal – If you’re an artist, this perk is the perfect one for you! You’ll receive a personal thanks-email from the crew and shout out on the Facebook Page where they will share your page!
Pledge $35 Stem – You’ll receive a personal thanks-email from the crew and shout out on the Facebook Page where they will share your page PLUS special thanks credit in the short film!
Pledge $50 Seed – You’ll receive a personal thanks-email from the crew and shout out on the Facebook Page where they will share your page PLUS special thanks credit in the short film AND a thank-you video by the crew and cast!
Pledge $65 Corolla – You’ll receive a personal thanks-email from the crew and shout out on the Facebook Page where they will share your page PLUS special thanks credit in the short film, thank-you video AND a prop from the set signed by the cast and crew!
Pledge $75 Wave – You will receive all the previous perks, except for the prop from the set, and a personal invite by email for the first preview at the New York Film Academy theatre at the end of May! Come and see your name on the big screen and meet cast and crew!
Pledge $120 Artwork – You’ll receive all the previous perks (excluding prop) and a fan secret artwork! It can be a poster, a card, a notebook… who knows! 🙂
Pledge $200 Sea drop – If you’re an artist or an investor this perk is for you: you will receive all the previews perks (except for the prop) AND you can become part of their crew! Which talent can you share with them?
Pledge $300 Digital copy production book – You will receive the whole pre production and production book with notes from the set, original script, director’s notes, production design notes and a lot more “secret” stuff! 😉
Pledge $500 Lotus Flower – You will receive the whole pre production and production book with notes from the set, original script, director’s notes, production design notes and a lot more “secret” stuff in HARD COPY, signed from all the cast and crew! 😉 Also, you will be credited as Executive Producer!
Thank you so much for any help you’re able to give. And please forward this campaign to anyone you think may be interested and willing to help.
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Have a look at the Indiegogo link below for more information.