COD student Joshua MacNeal is ready for the Tribeca Film Festival, well… almost.
A writer and poet, MacNeal is getting ready to begin filming on his newst project, ‘The 4th Meeting.’
A major undertaking, MacNeal co-wrote the book, auditioned all the actors and found his cinematographer (a student at Columbia). Just in case that were not enough; he is the producer and director too.
MacNeal and his team of professional Chicago actors will portray the story of a career woman,Diana who must deal with circumstances and conditions that are forced upon her after the sudden death of her husband.
The main character is also keeping a dark secret in order to prevent what she thinks could potentially demolish her already broken life.
The story takes place in Chicago, and although MacNeal says that is not an overt element of the film, he is using the city as a “backdrop, really like a canvas” on which he will paint the
complicated lives of the characters he and his sister, the
co-author and assistant director have created.
MacNeal is so
dedicated to ‘4th Meeting’ that this young student is impressively funding the project himself as of right now.
The director hopes to realize his minimal Kickstarter goal of $3,500 by Mar 23; money raised will go toward actor/crew compensation, filming permits, music rights and
equipment. MacNeal hopes to use any leftover funds to pay the submission fees at film festivals like Chicago
International, Sundance and Tribeca.
“‘The 4th Meeting’ can only be told if we reach the proper budget. I feel confident in my crew’s ability to complete this project no matter what, but complete funding will allow it to be a
higher quality film, more
suitable for festivals, and to be viewed by a larger audience.”
MacNeal expects to show the movie at COD once completed.
With just 23 days left to go, the film only has $1,373 to raise before the project can see that money, and every single dollar helps.
To support fellow student Joshua MacNeal and the entire cast and crew of The 4th Meeting, head to Kickstarter.com and search ‘The 4th Meeting.’