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Crowdfund This: ‘Testament of the Shadow’ – Avant Garde Film About the Idealism of Love

Crowdfund This: ‘Testament of the Shadow’ - Avant Garde Film About the Idealism of Love

It’s rare that we get a filmmaker who has a fundraising campaign for an avant garde/experimental
short. I suppose filmmakers might think that the subject matter may be too
difficult or complex for a potential donor to contribute to.

But director/writer/producer
Dawn L. Hall doesn’t have that fear. As she says, she uses “film as my platform to explore innovative, spiritual techniques that
focus on the liberation of Soul,” adding that she is also a poet who expresses
“through poetic images that speak to the
subtle body.”

Ms. Hall was
the producer of the web series “No Strings, Please,” which we profiled last year, and an actress who has appeared in indie films like “Detonator,” and the teenage audience drama “59 Seconds.”

She also has
previously directed a experimental short film, “Parallel Shift,” which she made in collaboration
with cinematographer Daniel Patterson (“Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” “Gun Hill Road,” “Newlyweeds”) which you can view HERE.

She is now
in development for her new experimental short entitled “Testament of the Shadow,” which
is a film “about the
idealism of love in the psyche according to the Shadow aspect… a story of idolization and liberation
told through emotion, nature and symbolism.”

She says that her aim with the new film project is to produce “powerful images that reflect unseen conditions that touch humanity. The idea of Love is highly misunderstood because of self aspects we put aside appropriate to the conditions which social necessity imposes on us.”

A
nd to help finance it, she has started an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to raise $25,000 by January 3, 2015.

Go HERE to
check out the film’s Indiegogo campaign page, and HERE to check out Ms. Hall’s personal website.

Pitch video below:

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