Photos From a Day of Filming

Sunday, September 29th, we began filming Cassie’s Cause at our first location. As we neared the beginning of the shoot, the natural nerves and doubts were present, as with any project where this kind of time and energy is invested, and so many things can go terribly wrong. It’s easy to fear for the worst.

As the cast and crew arrived, and we began to set up the scenes, those nerves quickly turned to excitement. Spirits were high as shooting commenced, and remained so for most of the day. We were impressed by our actors, the focus of our crew, and the willingness of our extras. Even the dog hit his marks.

If the first day of filming sets the tone for the rest, things are looking pretty good for this heartwarming tale of a girl and her Zombie.

Day One: Success!

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Rehearsal photos and a shout-out!

As promised, here are a few photos from our first rehearsal with the lead actors. These kids are passionate about the project and a blast to hang out with. They both bring their own unique flair and perspective to their characters. We can’t wait to collaborate with them during filming!

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We received a new backer Wednesday evening! Samantha Hager from Las Vegas, NV. Sam is a writer and teacher currently working on a Young Adult novel. Thank you, Sam for supporting the film! Sam will receive a Signed Cast and Crew photo, plus a WOOF! t-shirt and button, plus all the shout-outs!

Have a fabulous weekend all, and always, always hug your Zombie!

Rebekah Faubion, Screenwriter and Assistant Director

Big Day for Cassie’s Cause!

Labor day — a time for taking off, chilling out, and generally NOT laboring — saw our Kickstarter work extra hard to bring in new backers. We had an amazing day today over at Cassie’s Cause. Not only did we receive four new, beautiful, diverse and generous backers, but we surpassed our funding goal!

Neha Heidler from Frisco, TX supported the film Friday! Thank you Neha for remembering Cassie’s Cause and choosing to support us with a pledge. Neha will receive shout-outs on all our social media sites, plus a WOOF! t-shirt and button!

Tonia Gaston from Austin, TX! Thank you Tonia for taking time from your labor day to check out our Kickstarter and make a donation! Tonia will receive the full incentive package which includes A Producer Credit PLUS a Thank you in the “This Film Made Possible By…” section of the credits, not to mention a Signed Cast and Crew photo, a super stylish WOOF! shirt and button, as well as shout-outs!

Chuck and Pam Pierce from Corinth, TX! Your generosity goes above and beyond our expectations. Chuck and Pam will receive the full incentive package which includes A Producer Credit PLUS a Thank you in the “This Film Made Possible By…” section of the credits, not to mention a Signed Cast and Crew photo, a super stylish WOOF! shirt and button, as well as shout-outs!

Kerry Hansher from Corinth, TX! Thank you Kerry for taking time from your day off to give to our project, we are eternally grateful. Kerry will receive the full incentive package which includes A Producer Credit PLUS a Thank you in the “This Film Made Possible By…” section of the credits, not to mention a Signed Cast and Crew photo, a super stylish WOOF! shirt and button, as well as shout-outs!

I’d like to take this opportunity to send out another heartfelt thank you to all who have supported the project so far! We send that love right back! As first-time Kickstarter users, we set our goal low in the hope we would make it. We aren’t presumptuous people, and the rules of Kickstarter are pretty clear: if you don’t meet your goal, you lose all pledges. BUT you can exceed your goal by however much your backers are willing to give.

If you are still considering giving to the film, please don’t hesitate! Every cent given will be used to make this project more fabulous, more realistic. To provide equipment we can use for future film projects, or to help insure the film is considered for as many festivals as we can qualify for.

This project is a first fruit. A chance to step out into new and scary territory, holding hands with all our supporters, and hopefully making waves and connections that will help produce more unique stories with big, open hearts.

Share the links to our Kickstarter and blog! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! And thank you for visiting, supporting, or sharing. We certainly appreciate it.

The Blessing of Backers

I am so excited to be doing the backer shout-outs on the blog, Twitter, and Facebook! It is Christmas in my inbox when Kickstarter sends me the “Alert, Cassie’s Cause Short Film has received a new backer” emails.

This morning, my sister-in-law that lives in Jerusalem, Israel sent me a message on Facebook to let me know she was putting together a pledge. Not long after, my inbox dinged with another email.

Amber Pierce, owner of New Wine Lights, Inc., is a gifted entrepreneur and vibrant mother of two. The crew behind Cassie’s Cause is so immensely grateful for her — and YOUR — support!

Amber will receive the full incentive package that includes a Producer Credit, plus a thank you in the “This film made possible by…” portion of the credits, plus a signed Cast and Crew photo, not to mention the stylish WOOF! t-shirt and button.

Have a day filled with imagination and Zombie good times, Amber!

If you can’t pledge to the Kickstarter, no worries. On the right of your screen are some handy little follow widgets. Show your support by following on your preferred social-networking site and retweeting or sharing info about the project!

Puppy dog kisses to all,

Rebekah Faubion, Screenwriter and Assistant Director

Our Backers are Brilliant!

Yesterday was a great day for the Cassie’s Cause Kickstarter campaign. We received four new supporters, and we all did happy dances in our living rooms. Sadly, no one was around to film us. Rest assured, we’ll soon post video and pics from our first rehearsal with our lead actors. Keep your eyes peeled for that!

Now for shout-outs!

Lindy Heidler from Denton, TX! You rock, Lindy. Thank you for supporting the project. Be looking for your WOOF! t-shirt and button sometime in October.

Abbie Squier from Austin, TX! Big Zombie hugs, Abbie. Thank you for taking the time to pledge your support for our film. Keep Austin Weird!

To all our supporters, and anyone whose finger is currently hovering above the “Back this Project” button, thank you! This project can only fund if we reach our goal, and your pledge takes us one step closer.

Two More Beautiful Backers!

We received two more fabulous, Zombie loving, puppy kissing backers this evening, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Every buck helps in the quest to make this film a reality, and every backer makes our hearts swell to Grinch on Christmas morning proportions.

Robert Heidler from Corinth, TX!  Thank you Robert for your generous pledge. Keep a lookout for your WOOF! t-shirt, button and Signed Cast and Crew photo, coming your way in October!

Susan Stanfield from Denton, TX! Thank you Susan for your generous donation. Keep a lookout for your WOOF! t-shirt and button, coming your way in October!

Cassie’s Cause flare is oh-so-stylish! You know you guys want some too.

 

 

Shout-outs!

The Kickstarter campaign for Cassie’s Cause launched Monday afternoon, and we already have two beautiful, Zombie/Puppy loving backers!

Penny Pierce from Corinth, TX. Penny will be getting the full incentive package, which includes a fabulous WOOF! t-shirt and button, all the shout-outs, a thank you in the “This Film Made Possible…” section of the credits, and a Producer credit.  Thank you Penny for showing your support!

Susan Crispell from North Carolina. Susan is a talented writer herself, with a book due January 2014 in e-format from Swoon Romance.  Love and Cupcakes is a quirky romance you won’t want to miss! Susan, keep an eye out in October for your stylish WOOF! t-shirt and button!

Sending Zombie hugs and Puppy kisses to our backers! You guys rock!