Producer Laura Sivis recently returned from the 2018 Cannes Market, where both projects were pitched to distributors and investors.
In June, 2017, Island School in Hong Kong celebrated its 50th Anniversary with three days of celebrations. Alumni from all over the world reunited at the school, which is to be redeveloped in the coming months. As well as celebrations at the school and throughout Hong Kong, a Gala Dinner was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, on June 10.
Filming took place over the Gala Weekend (June 9 to 11), and interviews with alumni took place over a ten day period, between June 7 and June 16. The footage captured includes 4K U-HD video (interviews and events), as well as a Virtual Reality Archive of the school, captured in Spherical Video with the Orah 4i 360 camera system. A clip from the Archive can be seen below, or on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/225714209
The Indiegogo campaign can be seen here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/island-school-celebrating-50-years/#/
A Crowdfunding Campaign to raise production funding for the Documentary Feature, "Island School: Celebrating 50 Years" was launched on April 20th. The campaign was a huge success, exceeding the initial goal of $5,000, to raise $8,525 in only 25 days!
Later this year, the International School I attended in Hong Kong as a teenager will be demolished to make way for a new design. To mark the 50th Anniversary of the school, and preserve the old buildings for future generations, I'm producing a documentary film that tells the story of this unique institution and the people who spent their formative years there - the Islanders.
The winning screenplay is announced April 30 in Los Angeles.
The online Festival is held from February 16 to March 19, 2017.
Watch the winning January 2017 Horror Best Scene Screenplay Reading.