Watson’s Aim CSUN Senior Thesis Film

$3,060
20%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
25 Donors
44
days left
Project ends on March 05, at 11:59 PM PST
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Watson's Aim - A CSUN Senior Thesis Film

 

Welcome to the campaign for our CSUN Senior Thesis Film, Watson's Aim.  

 

The Story

Watson's Aim is a nostalgic neo-western about a young woman, her grandfather, and the tall tales that save and unite them. 

This story seeks to reinforce the idea that everyone - no matter how old or infirm - deserves dignity, and it's also about the hints of truth that lie at the heart of every far-fetched legend.

Our goals

Our goal is to raise $15,000 in order to adequately produce the project from start to finish. 

Just as CSUN alumni have done in the past, we intend on submitting this film to a wide array of festivals across the country. As proud filmmakers from CSUN we aim to give our school and this film the recognition it deserves.  

Where Your Money's Going

All donations will go towards the following:

- Location (permits, insurance, transportation, etc.)

- Casting (casting director, talent, studio teacher, etc.)

- Rentals (audio, lighting, grip & electric, camera gear, etc.)

- Covid enforcement (Covid Safety Officer, PPE, cleaning supplies, testing, etc.)

- Catering (to feed our crew and cast!)

... and more!

Safety during COVID

In addition to the already sizeable costs of creating a high-quality film, it is imperative that our budget also allows for the utmost safety of our cast and crew. Preventative measures will be a strict necessity on set. These will include, but are not limited to:

  • COVID Tests leading up to (and potentially during) production
  • Symptom screenings - and temperature checks if feasible - conducted before entering set
  • A COVID compliance officer present on set
  • Ample PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) provided and properly worn
  • Prepackaged meals, and socially distanced seating for meal breaks
  • Disinfectant and hand sanitizer easily accessible
  • Where possible, paths of one-directional foot traffic through set established to prevent crowding

To further ensure the safety of our crew and cast, we will be following the covid safety protocols put in place by both SAG AFTRA and Los Angeles Department of Public Health

 

Can't Donate, But Still Want To Help?

Even if you can't donate at this time, it would be a huge help to us if you would get the word out by sharing our donation and social media pages! Please feel free to email, share on pages such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or even invest in our merchandise (see below). 

Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/watsonsaimofficial/

Donations: 

bit.ly/watsonsaim

Contributions to Watson’s Aim are 100% tax deductible. CSUN is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

Merchandise (TBA!)

Stay tuned for an online merchandise store featuring T-Shirts, Hoodies, Stickers, and more, all bearing original illustrations & designs!

 

Thank You!

If you've read this far, thank you so much for your interest in our film! We want to make it the best it can be, and we can only achieve that with your generous contributions. We all wish you a safe and happy 2021!

If you have any questions regarding the project and would like to contact one of our producers directly, please feel free to email one of the following, or both, producers below.

Jennifer DuClos

Jennifer.brown.222@my.csun.edu

Ryan Lopez

Ryan.Lopez.993@my.csun.edu

Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Social Media Shout Out

For this tier, you will receive a personal shout out on our Instagram page’s story!

$50

T-Shirt

This tier gets you a Watson's Aim T-Shirt featuring an original illustration! Please contact Jennifer Brown or Ryan Lopez (bottom of page) to provide your preferred shirt size. (Includes all previous tiers)

$100

Signed Poster

In this tier, you will receive a framed Watson's Aim Poster signed by our cast and crew! (Includes all previous tiers)

$200

Behind The Scenes Video

In this tier you will receive a behind the scenes video as well as a limited edition Watson’s Aim hoodie. In addition, you will also receive a thank you card signed by the cast and crew of Watson’s Aim. Please contact Jennifer Brown or Ryan Lopez (bottom of page) to provide your preferred hoodie size. (Includes all previous tiers)

$400

Virtual Screening

For this tier, you will receive one-of-a-kind behind the scenes Polaroid photos, a behind the scenes video of the editing process, and an exclusive invite to a virtual screening of Watson’s Aim. Please contact Jennifer Brown or Ryan Lopez (bottom of page) to provide your preferred hoodie size. (Includes all previous tiers)

$600

Thank You Credit

For this tier, your name will be placed in the end credits of Watson's Aim where you will receive an on-screen thank you for your generous donation! (Includes all previous tiers)

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