Caravan is a cautionary tale set in the 90's which follows a young family on a road-trip. As night falls the family pull in for a routine rest-stop where their caravan is invaded by a malevolent intruder.
The idea for the short was originally inspired by Nathan’s personal experiences of family road-trips and growing up in the 90s. Through the writing process Sarah was inspired by the baby-sitter urban legend that was adapted into the feature film “When a Stranger Calls”. She wanted to see how a film like this could play out on the road and to see where that could lead the story and characters.
Thematically the film revolves around the anxieties of parenthood and the questions parents ask themselves when raising their kids.
Caravan also focuses on not getting too caught up in life, enjoying the journey rather than focusing on the destination
How the funds will be used
While the basic production costs for the shoot have been sourced we are still a long way from affording the special effects for the film.
Not only are films expensive to make but they're even more expensive to make safely. Therefore we would rather raise funds to cover studio hire fees than risk our cast and crew's health and safety because at the end of the day that's the most important aspect of a production.
What we need the additional $2500 for includes:
- Studio hire expenses
- Mastering & grade
- Professional lights to achieve the look we need
- Practical effects- SFX makeup, blood, all the fun stuff
Any additional funds we receive for the film will go straight into affording VFX.
YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE GILM AND WHAT THE FUNDING REWARDS ARE BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.