Your Weapons

$19,295
55%
Raised toward our $35,000 Goal
28 Donors
174
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Project ends on June 02, at 12:59 AM PDT
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Your Weapons - A CSUN THESIS FILM

With tensions running high in post-riot southern LA, the relationship between two young teens is changed forever when they realize just how terrifyingly destructive the racial hatred is that remains deeply rooted between their two communities. 


 SYNOPSIS


 A year after the Rodney King riots that left South LA in smoldering shambles, long-standing racial tensions between the Korean and African American community are still running high. Facing toxic prejudice on all sides, Elijah Taylor (African American), and Se-bin Park (Korean American) keep their romantic relationship secretive from friends and family. Feeling pressured to live double lives, it is only a matter of time before worlds begin to collideworlds that Elijah and Se-bin have been trying so desperately to keep apart. As conflicting tensions come to a head, the two star-crossed lovers are faced with the ultimate decision of choosing each other or choosing to side with friends & family. Will they make that decision before it's too late? 


 HOW YOU CAN HELP


With your donations, the Your Weapons team will be able to make their project a reality by covering the costs of the following aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production. Thank you for your consideration!


Locations (Owner fees, Liaison fees, Film permits)

Hired Professionals (Armorer, Stunt Coordinator, Talent, and Custodial) 

Equipment and Rentals (Camera, Sound, Grip, and Electric departments) 

Art (Production design, Set dressing, Props, Wardrobe, Hair and Make up) 

Food (Catering and Craft services)

Production Materials (Walkies, First aid kit, etc.)

Picture Vehicles 

Working Trucks (Camera, G&E, and Catering) + mileage

Covid-19 PPE

Post Production (Hardrives, Transcoding, Color correction) 

Distribution (Screenings and Festival submissions) 


Contributions to Your Weapons are 100% Tax Deductible! The California State University, Northridge Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit California corporation. 



 THE CREW


         Joanna Zhang - Director          

Erika Martinez - Producer 

Timmy Fierro - Producer 

Zandra Cullen - Director of Photography 

Cynthia Nunez - 1st AC

Sharon Martinez - 2nd AC

Malu Pizzato - 1st AD 

Joy Suryakusuma - 2nd AD

Madison Walker - Script Supervisor 

Athena Rethis - UPM and CCO

Nareh Dovlatyan - Gaffer

Christian Hernandez Salcedo - Key Grip 

Hye Young Ra - BBG & Editor 

Kneo Flores - BBE

Evan Farnsworth - G&E Swing

Jackson Geary - G&E Swing

Leo Minikovski - Editor 

Josh Gomez - Sound 

Isaiah Bryant - Sound 

Yu Qiaoli - Post Sound 

Claudia Sepulveda - Art Direction 

Justin Sirkin - Art Direction 

Bryan Higashida - Prop Master

Alara Worrick - Wardrobe

Taylor Clark - Associate Producer

Jessalyn Pardo - Production Assistant

Ram Margalit - Production Assistant 

Brandon Lien - Production Assistant 


Casting by

Kerry Barker


 PROMO VIDEO CITATIONS


DivKid. “Dusk.” Audio Library, YouTube.

Taylor, Mick. "LA Riots - aftermath." Flickr. 13 Oct 2022, 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56353907@N00/159598182

“HHC_B1_03_P_55.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.

“HHC_B1_03_P_60.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.

“HHC_B1_03_P_63.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.

“HHC_B1_03_P_124.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.

“HHC_B1_03_P_127.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.

“HHC_B1_03_P_132.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.

“HHC_B1_03_P_143.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.

“HHC_B1_04_P_02.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.

“HHC_B1_04_P_09.tif.” Hambrick Collection, The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, CSU Northridge.


 MERCHANDISE COMING SOON!


SOCIAL MEDIA

 Instagram: @yourweaponsfilm

Levels
Choose a giving level

$5

The Origami Rose

An origami rose is a gift from Se-bin to Elijah, a symbol of their love. We appreciate any gift you're willing to give to bring our young couple's story to life!

$10

The Walkman

Just like Se-bin appreciates Elijah's cassette tapes, the "Your Weapons" team endlessly appreciates you for your contribution!

$15

Instagram Shoutout

Thank you for supporting our film! We'd love to shout you out on our film's Instagram account: @yourweaponsfilm

$25

Your Weapons Fine Arts

This donation will provide access to the concept art, storyboards, and spotify playlists specially curated to our film's main characters: Se-bin and Elijah.

$50

Behind the Scenes (BTS)

You will receive early access to photos from set and our official BTS video! (Includes the perks from the two previous tiers!)

$100

Special Thanks!

Your name will be included in the "Special Thanks" section of our film's end credits. (Includes the perks from the three previous tiers!)

$250

Personalized Set Dressing

Reserve a spot among the numerous artist/band posters in Elijah's room with your own name, fictional band name, or photo! After production, the crew will sign the back and ship it you. (Includes the perks from the four previous tiers!)

$350

News Anchor Character Name

The first donor to give at this level will have this current unnamed character named after them! Subsequent donors will receive the perks from the $15-$100 levels in addition to a copy of the final script signed by the crew to be shipped to you.

$500

Elijah's Skateboard

The first donor to give at this level will receive Elijah's skateboard signed by the crew to be shipped to you after production! This tier includes your name in the "Special Thanks" section of the end credits and a copy of the final script signed by the crew to be shipped to you. Subsequent donors will receive the perks from all previous tiers.

$1,500

Executive Producer Credit

As an integral member of our filmmaking process, you will be listed as an Executive Producer in our film's end credits. Thank you so much for your generosity!

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