Feature Documentary Film
Our film team is dedicating a year and a half of their time and many talents to produce 7 Yards and provide a source of inspiration for our viewers to summon the courage and resilience it takes to overcome. The crew will film for 35 full days. Collectively, the crew is donating more than $72,500 of time to keep the budget as lean as possible.
To best capture and honor Chris and Emily’s story, we have budgeted for the best equipment in the business: including insured RED cameras, Cine-lenses, lighting and audio. Although we own professional gear, equipment rentals are needed for larger production scenes needing multiple angles, special effects, lighting and challenging audio situations. We have eight planned filming trips, averaging $8,300 per trip)
Our talented post production team will have the massive task of meticulously paring down nearly a month’s worth of footage to craft a final 75-90 minute documentary. Budget includes editing, color correction, and sound mix.
To capture the appropriate tone and emotions of this film, we have enlisted the talents of Jesse Keller of Rellek Entertainment to bring 7 Yards to life with professional musical scoring. He has graciously given us a discounted rate. Budget also includes the purchase of licensed music needed for the film.
Wedding Photography & Videography
As a part of our "Ultimate Wedding Gift" for Chris and Emily, we have arranged for renowned wedding photographer, Sarah Kate, to photograph their big day and will further gift them with a wedding video package by Jonathon Link Studios and highlights from our footage. ($15,000 valued gift)
Wedding Flowers & Decor
As a part of our "Ultimate Wedding Gift" for Chris and Emily, Nathan Johnson, Creative Director of GRO Designs, is donating his time and wedding planning expertise to help create the wedding-scape of their dreams. Funds raised will help cover the expense of flowers, linen and decor. (Budget will be based on giving from our amazing backers)
Our film crew lives in Dallas, Texas and our travel budget includes round trip flights for these scheduled trips to film entire story:
Decorah, Iowa (film and re-enact football game, helicopter and hospital scenes)
West Palm Beach, FL (film Emily’s interview, real life, Chris’s workouts at Barwis Method’s)
West Palm Beach, FL (for the wedding walk) - 10 crew member round trips - Includes crew, photographer, event team
Dallas (film "College days" with Chris and his four best friends, hospital and campus scenes)
Rochester, MN – (Film crucial interviews with Chris’s Doctors, PT’s and nurses at Mayo clinic)
Des Moines, Iowa - (Film additional b-roll, interviews with family members, re-enactment scenes)
Dallas, TX – Fly Chris and Emily to Dallas, TX to shoot movie poster with Sean Berry, dating scenes, childhood re-enactments)
Total round trip flights: 48
Lodging: 2 hotel rooms for approximately 35 nights
Car Rental: Van for 35 days in various shooting locations.
Check out our instagram page to see our hotel accommodations, our guys help us keep the budget lean by bunking up in one hotel room and we stay in the most affordable hotel option without risking getting bed bugs :)
If you would like to donate mileage or can help us get a discounted hotel or car rate, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon completion of this film, we will work tirelessly to distribute and inspire viewers all over the world with Chris and Emily's story through film festivals, theatrical screenings and digital distribution. Our previous work can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Pureflix and we hope to continue these great relationships to screen 7 Yards in homes across the globe. Funds will be used for marketing, advertising, licensing, closed captioning fees and attorney fees.