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Small Change

● Get a digital download link to one of the pieces of music from the film.

0 Claimed ( No limit )

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Est: 1 Aug, 2018

On the Nickel

● All of the above rewards.

● Get a link to the full film one day before the official release date.

6 Claimed ( No limit )

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Est: 1 Aug, 2018

Pockets Are Janglin'

● All of the above rewards.

● Get a digital download link to one additional music track from the film.

● Get a link to the full film one week before the official release date.

● Get a digital print-ready (A3 sized) poster of the film with a personalised quote from us.

3 Claimed ( No limit )

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Est: 1 Aug, 2018

Invitation to the Blues

● All of the above rewards.

● Get your name in our ‘Contributors’ section during the end credits.

● Get a digital download link to the entire music from the film.

● Get an invite (for two) to the cast and crew screening of the film. Bring a plus one along.

*Cost of international shipping and travel need to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

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For a Few Dollars More

● All of the above rewards.

● Get your name in our ‘Special Contributors’ section during the end credits.

● Get a digital download link to the full film even before we send it for film festivals.

● Get a signed DVD of the film post its official release.


*Cost of international shipping and travel need to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

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All The World is Green

● All of the above rewards.

● Get your name in our ‘Special Thanks’ section during the film’s opening credits.

● We’ll also send you a customized trailer of the film with ONLY your name as a “Made possible by” in the Trailer credits.

● Get invited to a special filmmaking workshop in Mumbai by the Director (Skype sessions for outstation backers)

*Cost of international shipping and travel need to be borne by the backer and will be mailed during the time of shipment

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A Fistful of Dollars

● All of the above rewards.

● Get the ‘Associate Producer’ credit in all our online and offline promotions.

● If you are in Bombay when we shoot, you are invited to come to our set for one day and help out any way you can and be part of the execution process, and for this, we will also give you a ‘Third Assistant Director’ credit.

● Take a part of our film with you! We’ll send you an original copy of the script, signed by the Director.

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Est: 1 Aug, 2018

About the project

Finders Keepers is a film about music, memories and nostalgia. A twenty-something girl comes home to find that her mother has sold off a bunch of old vinyls, one of which holds a special memory for her. When she sets about to find it, she encounters a series of unlikely and magical people and places.




What inspired you to make a film like this?

I don’t think it’s possible to live without music! The music we listen to is the soundtrack to our lives.

I believe that of all the world's boundaries, music has none. So I wrote a film about a special piece of music that I remember listening to when I was a kid and how that piece of music brings together two starkly different people from entirely different universes who would have otherwise spent their entire lives without ever crossing paths. And that’s the beauty of music. It does not judge.



What’s the story of your life? When did you decide to become a filmmaker?

Filmmaking was just waiting to happen. I guess I was just waiting for the fat lady to sing.

I’ve been in awe of films ever since I was a 4 year old kid. I never went to film school, life took me on very different roads. I worked in corporates, got fired, travelled across India and abroad. And all these experiences gave me one ingredient that's most important in filmmaking - a wide perspective.



Why crowdfunding?

Well, one of the reasons is that producers don’t like to fund short films because of their lack of commercial value. However, I remember watching films years earlier, and I remember wishing I was somehow a part of it. And with crowdfunding, it’s an excellent opportunity. Another reason is total creative control. With a single producer, we’re at a lack of leverage when it comes to creative control over our film. I don't want to compromise on that and I prefer putting my faith in the many people spread across this planet with sensibilities that match my own.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 25000 in Camera & Lenses

Rs. 20000 in Lights Sound Equipment etc.

Rs. 75000 in Art & Production Design

Rs. 25000 in Rights to the song Tammy

Rs. 20000 in Actors & Crew

Rs. 10000 in Locations

Rs. 10000 in Production Expenses (permissions, locations etc.)

Rs. 20000 in Music

Rs. 45000 in Post Production


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

It’s an elaborate film with a lot of intricate settings and carefully blocked scenes that we need to get right. For eg - There is one scene in particular, in which we have to record live music during the scene, which requires a lot of precision and perfect timing. These are all things we’ve already started rehearsing with our music composer and our actors. But a little here or there during shoot and it will breaks the concentration a little. Apart from that the art direction and production design need to be spot on. Another thing we're going for is getting the rights to use an old classic song, back from the days of Debbie Reynolds in the 60s, and this song is integral to the film.

Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?

I’m giving you guys everything I have, including the guarantee that the hearts and energies of many people are invested in this film. What we don’t have is the funds, because it’s difficult to convince money-making producers to fund something that will not bring them their money back. Also, we don’t want to fight for total creative control, which I believe is an absolute necessity in a film like this. Hopefully, when you see the pitch video and know what the film is about, you will find some way that the film connects with you, and then hopefully you will decide to be a part of it.

Team

Utsav Maitra 

Writer / Director

Udit Khurana

Cinematographer

Sanghmitra Hitaishi

Key Cast

Mia Maelzer

Art Director

Prithpal Singh Bharaj (Pinky Paji)

Key Cast

Nalini Rathnam

Key Cast

Abhimanue Arun

Key Cast

Tarun Bhandari

Sound Design

Taran Bajaj

Casting Director

Sumeet Thakur

Music Composer


Reviews

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Sukrit Sarkar

13 April, 2018

Wish you the very best. -Sukrit Sarkar


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Ishaan Ganguly

3 April, 2018

Do well buddy, can't wait to see the finished product


Creatorutsav maitra

3 April, 2018

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Thanks a lot, man.


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Akshay M

2 April, 2018

Music & Movies are my first & second love . You are bringing them both together, so that’s where you got me . In the 1st meet only, I got convinced you are among are the cool ones , so 😜 I had to join you in some way. Looking forward to the film.


Creatorutsav maitra

2 April, 2018

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Thank you so much, Akshay. Means a lot. It's evident that you are one of the cool ones too. Thanks for the faith.


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Ashi Mishra

23 March, 2018

Good luck Cookie!! This looks very promising :)


Creatorutsav maitra

24 March, 2018

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Thanks a lot, Ashi. And thanks for the contribution :)


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Roshni Ganguly

20 March, 2018

Dearest Cookie, May all your dreams come true and more... excited to be a part of your journey.Love Lal Mashi.


Creatorutsav maitra

20 March, 2018

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Thank you so much. :)


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Shitij Sanghi

20 March, 2018

Junior Maitra, Good luck. Make us proud


Creatorutsav maitra

20 March, 2018

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Hey, what a pleasant surprise. Very cool of you. Thank a lot Shitij.


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Harsha Tirumalaraju

19 March, 2018

Good luck Mitra!


Creatorutsav maitra

19 March, 2018

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Hey Harsha thanks a ton, man.


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Eswar Shathiya

19 March, 2018

Good Luck Guys !! Make a movie that could create good social impact.


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Debobroto Lahiri

18 March, 2018

Way to go all the very best. Pishi


Creatorutsav maitra

19 March, 2018

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Thanks a lot Pish.


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Karishma Hans

17 March, 2018

Good luck, Utsav! I'm so proud of you!


Creatorutsav maitra

17 March, 2018

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Gloria is very appreciative.


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Priti Ranjan

17 March, 2018

With lots of love and wishes for friends/batchmates - Utsav & Udit, and the entire cast and crew! - Priti


Creatorutsav maitra

17 March, 2018

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Thanks Priti. You're a gem.


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Radha Maitra

17 March, 2018

May you reach the skies son....good luck and God bless


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Bupesh Govindaraju

17 March, 2018

We have been hearing a lot about you and wish you good luck for all the greater glory that awaits.


Creatorutsav maitra

17 March, 2018

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Hi Bhupesh, thank you so much for you generous contribution. It is greatly appreciated. You're a rockstar. Coincidentally, I was skyping with Anando when I saw this. Hope your car recovers soon. And congratulations on the baby.