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ARA SCI - FI / THRILLER MOVIE

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*** FIRST JUST WANT TO THANK ALL OUR AMAZING SUPPORTERS OUT THERE--THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE OF YOU!! ***



ABOUT THE FILM:

ARA is a Sci-Fi Thriller about a time of global transition, shifting alliances, a mass awakening of consciousness set in dystopian futuristic New Zealand & ARA is the key.Jason is the man who gave ARA a purpouse.He is grieving husband and worried father who happens to be biotech software engineer genius trapped in his own mind.Jason is trying to save his daughter Sam from a fate soon to be the same as his recently departed wife.The world he knew is not the same anymore.He,ARA and his daughter Sam age 8 are in the hands of C.O.M.A. Corporation.The only reason Jason and Sam are still alive is because C.O.M.A Corp needs something else from them.But for how long they can stay alive?In which way the scales of reality will tip?

ARA YOUTUBE PAGE:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ARATHEMOVIE?feature=mhee

ARA FACEBOOK PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/ARAMOVIE

WRITER/DIRECTOR DIMI NAKOV'S INSPIRATION AND PASSION

                   "ARA" means - Path, Road, Awaken, Arise

I am passionate about film and this is my life every day whole day .Making movies is my dream come true and making it happen every day makes me the happiest man on earth.It all started when i was 8 years old.My grandfather bought me a stills camera with black and white film which had 24 frames in it.I quickly lerned that each frame has to matter and not waste shots as it can be done so easily these days with digital.I learned to appreciate each moment and wait for the right time to capture it.Also my granddad was a teacher of physics and chemistry and also he ran a photography workshops where i learned how to develop the photos in the dark room.Those moments are still in my head watching how the white paper gets filled with black and grey colors and the white slowly disappears and transforms into the photo i have taken..It was amazing.It was magic for me.So i want to keep that magic alive and keep making what i find soe creative and fascinating and that is moving images or so called movies..I am learning how to do that every day and i am thankful for that opportunity every day as well.

I call New Zealand my home since 2002 and the hauntingly beautiful scenery and Maori mythology has influenced my writing and will be featured in the film, which is set quite a few years into the future in a reality that is no longer recognisable as we all know it. ARA portrays a dystopian futuristic  scenario set in New Zealand with the obvious bad and powerful C.O.M.A Corporation. I am fascinated by the concept of virtual reality, being in another world, which can be visionary, scary, futuristic or all of this at the same time. Taking that even further into the alternate realities that we create in our minds every day to survive, the lenses each one of us views the world through. How two people can watch/see the same event, but when they recount what they saw it sounds like they were in two completely different situations.  

I also feel trapped by the increasing pressure in society today to keep up with the “Joneses”, how large corporations prey on this perceived need for consumers to maintain a certain social status by encouraging us to spend more money than we have, to buy stuff that we don’t really need and with features that we won't ever use.  That these large organisations encourage us to all fight for a better life based around money and “stuff” rather than things of real value like people and taking time to appreciate the little things in life. I love experiencing cultures, spending time getting to know people and seeing small traditional businesses succeed, yet I find myself struggling with the fact that I am still attracted to having all that “stuff” that we are constantly told we need and I don’t like that about myself.

All these things and more have provided the inspiration for this feature film "ARA"..


WHAT DO WE NEED?

To get this project of the ground we need a minimum of $45,000 a sum we can only reach with help from you! The cast and crew are already donating endless hours of their time to make this film a reality so please help us reach our goal. If we get more you can be sure we will put it to good use on even better locations and digital effects!

HOW WILL WE SPEND IT?
We have allocated 6 Blocks/Weeks (of 4 days shoot each week) + 4 Contingency Days for Pick Ups (Total of 28 Shoot days) with principal photography starting on 28th February 2013 and even though we already have lots of borrowed equipment and volunteers working on the project we still estimate additonal costs will be:



$16,500 - Additonal Film Equipment Hire

$6,500 - Location and Studio hire

$8,500 - Art Department,Props and Special FX

$5,000 - Catering for between 18-32 Cast and Crew for the 30 day shoot

$8,500 - Petrol Vouchers so Cast and Crew can get to location


Every dollar you donate will help us reach our goal to make this an outstanding film that you will enjoy watching.

After Principal Photography in March - April 2013 and we have the film in the can we will be in full swing with post-production/editing which will be completed by October -November 2013.Then we will begin with the film festival submissions world wide,which will be followed by theatrical or DVD Release or both.All of this will costs money and time in order to get the film to you at the end. Then you can be proud your name is on the big screen amongst everyone else involved with the making of this film and you can say "I did this film"."I helped with the making of it." "I funded this film". It feels great and i know that for sure everytime we complete a project and feeling the satisfaction of getting it done and being proud that all the hard work pays off.

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