Cupid's Awakening is a short film about love, connection and
power, with twists of jealousy, anger and sorrow. We all have a
dark side sometimes - this is hers...
The story is based around an anti-cupid who has become lonely
and longing for a connection with another person, like that of the
love she used to create. Over time she has become growingly
frustrated with couples that throw love away, due individuals'
indiscretions. This is where the story of Cupid's Awakening
Her frustration has caused her to act out, upon seeing
wrongdoing in love, shooting an arrow to reverse the effects that
initially brought the two together. After having to do this too
often she becomes disinterested and accidentally hits a loving
couple. Unable to reverse what she has done, she is in despair.
Cupid follows the woman she wrongly shot and the film climaxes when
she notices the woman standing on a ledge. Cupid runs to try save
her, even though she is invisible to everyone in the mortal
I'm in my last year of Fine Arts study at Victoria University of
Wellington, and about to start the final stage of my Master's
degree: my independent project. I chose to undertake
this project in particular because of my passion for
video editing. I want to construct a story that highlights
my editing skills, and create a piece that really demonstrates
everything I love about editing - bringing a vision to life. This
short film has no dialogue; instead it is set to a song. This is a
creative decision I made with the intent to really emphasise my
editing skills to bring the story to life.
To realise my creative vision and do the
project justice I am seeking funding to help cover the costs of
building and acquiring the important props for the characters and
set dressing, as well as adding to an allowance to help with
on-shoot costs, and transportation.
I am currently working with a very limited budget (and A LOT of
LOVE!) and I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to enlist
the help of some amazing up-and-comers from my Master's cohort. I
am asking for $700 in extra funding to help with the minimum costs
of pulling this project together - anything extra will help
make my dream project a reality by expanding the scale and
adding smaller details.
Along with that amazing feeling you may get if
you choose to donate and my unwavering gratitude, you will also
have become a part of not only creating something pretty cool, but
contributing to my growth as an artist. I'd also really like to
(with your permission) credit you at the end of the
film for the help that makes my vision a reality.
Thank you for your support!
Sneak Preview of Music! and more...
7 MONTHS AGO
Things are starting to come together.
Casting calls are out and auditions will be held in the next few weeks.
WE HAVE FOUND A BOW!! and it is a BEAUTY!!!
AND - we have a sneak preview of the music written for the Short Film, check it out at this link https://www.facebook.com/294142617742866/videos/301661166991011/
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Finally (and most importantly) THANK YOU! to everyone who has donated already, you are absolute angels. We have $350 to go, and remember it is all or nothing, so if you know anyone who might enjoy this project - PLEASE SHARE IT!!