Orb: A Sci-Fi short film by Darine Hotait

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Orb is a Sci-Fi short film about immortality, repulsion and Beirut City in the year 2050.
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Campaign successfully funded on: 07 Jun,2014

This project has been successfully funded with $16,193 (101%)

Feeling lost and don't know what all of this is about?

WHAT IS 'ORB'?

A Science Fiction short film by director Darine Hotait that tells the story of a mother who just lost her child however she is given the chance to bring him back to life and make him immortal through a technology that enhances the human's life span. The film questions our understanding of the repulsion between mortality and immortality, these two poles of extremities that govern our nature. 

Science Fiction genre is underrepresented and almost non-existent in Middle Eastern/ Arabic speaking Cinema. With this film, the director proposes a vision of Beirut in the year 2050.

WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST THE DIRECTOR WITH YOUR MONEY? 

All we can say about the director (other than what's written in her biography next door) is that she is a Futurist. She is passionate about the technological advancement in the fields of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and their effect on the Human evolution. 

She has written 3 Science fiction films, in the process of writing a Sci-Fi short stories collection, directed 5 award winning short films, optioned her debut feature film screenplay (she's also attached as the director), won prestigious awards for her work around the world and survived a 1990 car bomb right below her 1st floor apartment in Beirut. 

Watch the award winning films by writer/director Darine hotait this will help you wipe out any doubts. 

Beirut Hide and Seek: Winner 'Audience Award' at Zero Film Festival in Los Angeles, Winner 'Best Short Film' at Evolution International Film Festival, Winner 'Best Original Score' at Los Angeles International Film Festival, 'Honorable Mention' at Los Angeles International Film Festival, 'Nominated Best Foreign Short Film' at International Filmmaker Film Festival in UK. Official Selection: La Cabina Film festival, San Francisco International Women Film Festival, Lebanese Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner.

https://vimeo.com/29812919


Beirut Hide and Seek


The Far Side of LaughterWinner 'Excellency in Filmmaking' at Evolution Film Festival, 'Honorable Mention' at Art Center Film Festival, Official Selection Chicago Short Film Festival, Official Selection Salento International Film Festival, Official Selection Portland Oregon International Women's Film Festival. Featured on House of Shorts. Selected for distribution by the Journal of Short Film DVD Volume 31 A publication by the Ohio State University. 

https://vimeo.com/69825577

Check out her New York based independent film production house:  www.cinephiliaproductions.com

WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING?

Pre-production: we need to make tests and hire special effects consultants. (Approx. $2500)

Production: cover the cost of filming for 5 days in Beirut on location and in a studio. We need to rent camera/light/sound equipment. Pay the crew and professional actors. Pay for location rentals. Build our futuristic sets. Rent/design props & make costumes. Feed everyone.  (Approx. $10000)

Post-Production: We need to pay for 3D animation, special effects and digital compositing services. We need to pay all the post-production team (sound designer, music composer, editor, colorist...) (Approx. $8000) The money will partially cover the post-production expenses. We are in discussion with potential partners to sponsor post-production services. 

We're trying to make a great Sci-Fi film on a shoestring. EVERY $ COUNTS.

PERK VILLE!!!!

Seriously we're not just asking for your money. We want to reward you too. When you give good karma you get good karma in return. Check the different perks, and hey, you might appear in the film or have a personalized screenplay written for you or get invited to come on set and enjoy the experience...and many many other ways to immortalize you in this project. 

WHAT IF WE DON'T REACH OUR $20000 GOAL?

What a SAD SAD SAD ending of what was meant to be a beautiful beginning!!! We won't be able to make the film. 

If the project doesn't reach its $20000 goal within 45 days, all the funds return back to the donors. WE DON'T GET ANYTHING & YOU DON'T GET TO SEE BEIRUT IN THE FUTURE. 

But remember this project is part of the Women's Pioneers Challenge. Every dollar you donate to this project gets matched by another dollar offered by Zoomal. You donate $100 I receive $200. You donate $25, I receive $50. You donate $1000, I receive $2000. 

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  03 May,2014


In 10 days Orb reached 53% of its funding goal. Thank you all for your support. You've been awesome. The campaign ends in 35 days. By then Orb should hit the 100% mark. Keep spreading the word and help us reach the largest number of people. We have a lot of exciting news to share with you. Stay tuned! 


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Darine Hotait is a New York based award winning screenwriter, film director and short story writer. She received her MFA in Film directing from Art Center College of Design in California. Darine is the founder of Cinephilia Productions, an independent…

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$25 or more
→    THE HUMAN

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Digital copy of the film + a lovely shout out on social media platforms + Digital copy of poster + signed copy of the screenplay
$50 or more
→    THE IMMORTAL

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Digital Matte painting of Beirut as seen in the film + You name will be immortalized in the ending credits of the film (contributors list) + Everything in 'The Human' reward
$100 or more
→    THE VISIONARY

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I will read your treatment or screenplay or short story (less than 20 pages) and give you a 1 page written feedback + Everything in 'The Immortal' reward
$250 or more
→    THE SAPIENT

24 Available

Appear as an extra in one scene + Everything in 'The Immortal' reward
$500 or more
→    THE SAGE
OUT OF STOCK

30 minutes Skype meeting with director + 2 invitations to test screening (Beirut or New York) + 2 invitations to Wrap Party (Beirut) + Everything in 'The Immortal' reward
$1000 or more
→    THE AFICIONADO

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Chat with the director over a coffee in her favorite bistro in New York or Beirut or a Skype meeting then she will write you a 3-page screenplay with you as a lead character + 1 ticket to premiere (accommodation and flight not provided) + 2 invitations to test screening (in Beirut or New York)
$2500 or more
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Associate Producer credit + Invitation for dinner with director (in Beirut or New York) + 2 tickets to film premiere (accommodation and flight not covered) + 2 invitations to test screening in Beirut or New York
$5000 or more
→    THE MARTIAN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

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Executive Producer credit + Invitation to join the crew on set for 1 day + 3 tickets to film premiere (accommodation and flight not covered) + 3 invitations to test screening in Beirut or New York
$8000 or more
→    THE AVATAR PRODUCER

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You must be an immortal human. We cannot believe that you actually exist until we see you throughout our production and post production process & on the red carpet when we are getting recognized as a team. You will be part of the process from beginning to end. You will be given a PRODUCER credit (It would be more fun if you could get in character and act like one!) Let's meet to start planning our production.
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