WATERTIGHT is an experimental, hybrid documentary with conversations between friends that are interrupted by fake commercials, digital animations, archival and personal footage. Award-winning director Fox Maxy’s (MAAT MEANS LAND, Ammodo Tiger Short Competition Winner at IFFR 2021) debut feature film zooms in and out of many issues: mind and body health, pollution, dreams, nightmares, Standing Rock, suicide, traditional ecological knowledge, partying, praying. These series of interconnected vignettes are built on the possibilities of creating your own realities and opportunities. This film is for freaks.
in order to finish this film, we need $89K.
we raised $14.8K through grants and sharing on social media.
THIS MEANS WE NEED $74.2K TOTAL.
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this film details my personal struggle with suicide, my mother's suicide, and my journey learning about wellness. the film also reaches out to others, featuring over 60 voices, people who carve their own places in the world and create their own happiness. this film celebrates differences. 50% of the film is completed. for the remaining filming, we need to travel to ca, nm, nd, sd and nyc to conduct interviews.
66% of the budget goes towards compensation. although this film started with 1 person, zero budget and an iphone, it will not be finished that way. we believe in honoring the people in this film and prioritizing proper wages. the remaining filming requires a 12 person crew, minor equipment updates, and safe travel accommodations. 9 out of 12 crew members are native youth from the institute of american indian arts (iaia).
we are open to support in many forms. if you have access to resources (such as transportation, equipment, accommodations, etc), please reach out! we're looking for people or brands to sponsor this film, donors or executive producers. if you want to see the treatment document and budget breakdown, we're happy to share. no$shoon looviq
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