Independent filmmaker Jeremy Cathey has been working on his dream project. A movie that shows others the magic that can be created with just a video camera and their imagination. In the process of making his feature film, he lost his Puyallup home to foreclosure in January of 2013, as well as the family farm that he had lived on since the day he was born. These incredible setbacks did not prevent him from returning to his former home, to finish his first feature-length film and to bring his dream to life. Selling a number of his belongings to keep the production going by himself, the young man has faced a variety of different challenges throughout the process of making his creation. Camera equipment has been stolen, he has fallen off roofs, and has performed all of his own stunts for the sheer sake of quality entertainment for others to enjoy. The filmmaker could have simply chosen to continue capturing his film with digital effects, green screen and the utilization of images of the farm as backdrops, but he refuses to use green screen for its lack of realism and faltering authenticity. The importance of originality can be seen by the level of dedication that he is putting into this project. Mr.Cathey has spent the last three years returning to the farm and his childhood home, in order to continue production on his creation that promises to blend the reality of his situation with an absolute love for the craft of filmmaking. |
Jeremy has now turned to Kickstarter with a crowdfunding campaign, entitled; ANIMAL MOVIE. The crowdfunding goal of $30,000 is incredibly ambitious given his lack of notoriety, but adversity is not something that Jeremy is worried about. Mr.Cathey has never swayed from his efforts, regardless of the massive setbacks that have stood in his way throughout his pursuit. This certainly is a case of an underdog fighting against the odds, with others either embracing him and his movie-making dreams, or ignoring his efforts and forcing him to continue his journey alone. The film has been funded through a variety of part-time and full-time jobs that Mr.Cathey has worked for months or years at a time, in order to save up the necessary funding for each new scene of the movie’s runtime. In the project's crowdfunding video, Mr.Cathey states that the majority of the film has already been shot, with the remaining work consisting of the final days of production, licensing music for the film’s soundtrack, professional audio mixing, creating sequences on 16mm film stock, and comprehensive post-production work for the film. Jeremy will also be teaming up with theaters across the nation to release the movie theatrically, and if enough funds are raised, the film will be released in cinemas worldwide.
Visit the film's Kickstarter Page to watch the detailed Campaign Video and to hear the Full Story: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeremycathey/animal-movie
Grace V. Nirschl
DeBour Film Agency
Address: Puyallup, Washington, United States
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