Face Value: A Film Production
WHO WE ARE
Hello everybody! This is Akhila, Carson, Diane, and Regina speaking to you on behalf of the Face Value team. All people working on this film are in Delta Kappa Alpha, UC Berkeley’s professional cinema fraternity.
Everyone in DKA is extremely passionate about film - some want to go into the film industry as a career, while some love film as a hobby (like Diane, who's pre-med!). In all, the crew will consist of about 25 students doing jobs such as sound, script supervising, lighting, and much more.
In addition to making narrative films, we also make commercials for clients, raise money for SeriousFun Children's network, run an annual film festival, and host industry education panels.
Feel free to check out our website and find out more about who we are and what we do! www.caldka.org
Face Value paints a society where people can tell how “good” or “bad” a person is simply by looking at them. If a person has a good character, they have flawless skin, whereas if a person has a flawed character, they develop character scars on various parts of their bodies. The catch, however, is that people can also get physical scars from getting cut, or being burned, so naturally, the ambiguity of the scars creates discrimination in the society.
The story follows Mason, a morally ambiguous woman with half her face raked in scars, as she witnesses first hand accounts of discrimination, but also commits acts of violence.
This project is important for 2 major reasons.
First, it gives UC Berkeley students the opportunity to work and gain experience on a film set. Contributions will help us run the set professionally, and make the film look realistic as possible, through equipment, props, location rentals, etc.
Secondly, the film alludes to problems faced in today’s society, such as racial profiling and gender inequality. A metaphorical piece, this dystopia hopes to portray these issues in a unique light to urge people to question appearances and judgments.
WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?
April 9 - Filming locations confirmed; April 10 - Actors cast; April 14 - Shot list due; April 15 - All props ordered; April 22 - All props tested, all stunts practiced; April 23 - Acting rehearsal; May 13 - Camera tests, rehearsal
Filming dates: May 15-22 (4 days within that window)
August 1 - Rough cut Sept 1 - Picture lock October 1 - Final cut, with original score October 15 - Film sent out to donors January 1 - Submissions to film festivals (on a rolling basis)
We would love you all to be part of this project! Please consider making a contribution, and giving us a share :)
If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also be sure to like and follow our facebook page! It'll be a fun experience :) https://www.facebook.com/facevaluedka/