I met Bert over the internet. He had seen the casting call for Ashley/Amber and wanted to know if I needed any crew. I was a little reluctant because he was a complete stranger, but I had a good feeling about it. He turned out to be a total MVP on set— I don’t know how we could have gotten through production without him. On top of that, he’s an awesome guy.
Anyway, now Bert is fundraising for his own thesis, a low-budget horror film about a lake monster. He is shooting on 16mm, so all you film-lovers out there especially should really should look inside your hearts & wallets to support the art students trying to prove that real film is not a dying medium.
You can donate as little as $1 ($20 gets a DVD), and speaking from experience, small donations really make a difference on set! Think about all the media you watch for free on the internet— and all the people who make art out of love, maxing out their credit cards in the process. You get to enjoy it and not pay a penny. Well, here is an opportunity to make a tangible contribution. It is a good feeling!