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YOU CAN HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!

GOAL:  $7,500
RAISED:  $4,400
REMAINING:   $3,130
58% FUNDED!
ENDS: December 8TH!!

ABOUT

From the team that brought you the multiple award-winning short film Fragile Storm (starring Lance HenriksenEvie’s Christmas Gift is a horror film about a precocious 10-year-old girl who learns a valuable lesson about opening gifts before Christmas morning!  Written and directed by multiple award-winning filmmaker Dawn Fields.

With your help our goal is to get the film shot and released in time for Christmas this year (around December 18th)!  So we need to hit our goal by Dec 6th!  And you can help make it happen!

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CAST

AMELIA SHEIKH

AMELIA SHEIKH

"Evie"

       

Biography
HILARY BARRAFORD

HILARY BARRAFORD

"Sarah"

    
Biography

ANDY STEINAUER

ANDY STEINAUER

"Sam"

    
Biography

ZAHRA INGERSOLL

ZAHRA INGERSOLL

"Elf"

   
Biography

WHAT WE NEED
The money we’re raising will go towards paying for cast, crew, art dept, SFX, food, post production, etc The film is already on IMBb so you’ll get your film credit right away!  Check out all the great perks on the right including IMDb credits, invitations to our private production blog and more!

PAYMENTS:  All payments are SECURE.  We accept Paypal and most major Credit Cards (except American Express) and we can also accept checks by mail (EMAIL US for address).   

 

CREW

Dawn Fields

Dawn Fields

Writer/Director/Prod.

       
Biography

James Popiden

James Popiden

Producer/Exec Producer

       
Biography

Martina Webster

Martina Webster

Producer

       
Biography

Kelly Raymer

Kelly Raymer

Senior Executive Producer

       
Biography

Debbie Rankin

Debbie Rankin

Executive Producer

       
Biography

Tina Carbone

Tina Carbone

Executive Producer

       
Biography

Pergrin Jung

Pergrin Jung

Director of Photography


Website

Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer

Production Designer

       
Biography

Eva Murdock

Eva Murdock

Set Dresser

  
Biography

Joe Alfano

Joe Alfano

Composer

  
Biography

Gray Marshall

Gray Marshall

Colorist

      
Biography

Rick Santizo

Rick Santizo

Sound Designer

      
Biography

MEET EVIE’S BACKERS!
VICTOR COMPETIELLO

VICTOR COMPETIELLO

Senior Executive Producer

       

TRAVIS BURRELL

TRAVIS BURRELL

Senior Executive Producer

       

MEL MACKARON

MEL MACKARON

Senior Executive Producer

      

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

RENO ANASTASIO
MARIA ATTANASIO
DAVID COHEN
JOHN A. GIBBONS

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

PAUL BURROWS
COLIN CHICK
ROBERT COX
STEPHEN DIXON
RICHARD KRAUS
GRAY MARSHALL
TAMARA NANCE
DORI RUSSELL
JENNIFER WIGGS

VERY SPECIAL THANKS

JUAN MANUEL FIGUEROA
DONALD EVANS
LAURA GOODWIN
LUCA RACITI
JEFF J. SCOTT
DARSHAN VAIDYA

SPECIAL THANKS

MICHAEL S. DEAN
TODD STARUCH

THANK YOU

VENITA OZOLS-GRAHAM
ANGELA PAGE
VICTORIA ROSENDAHL
DEB SULLIVAN

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BACKER LEVELS

  THANK YOU!

  • Your NAME listed on this page under the “Thank You” section
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

SPECIAL THANKS!

  • SPECIAL THANKS on IMDb and in the end credits of the short
  • Your name listed on this page under the “Special Thanks” section
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

VERY SPECIAL THANKS!

  • VERY SPECIAL THANKS on IMDb and in the end credits of the short
  • Your name listed on this page under the “Very Special Thanks” section
  • An invitation to our PRIVATE PRODUCTION BLOG where you can follow the making of the film! (like a mini film school!)
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER!

  • ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on IMDb and in the end credits of the short
  • Your name listed on this page under the “Associate Producers” section
  • An invitation to our PRIVATE PRODUCTION BLOG where you can follow the making of the film! (like a mini film school!)
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

CO-EXEC PRODUCER!

  • CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on IMDb and in the end credits of the short
  • Your name listed on this page under the “Co-Executive Producers” section
  • An invitation to our PRIVATE PRODUCTION BLOG where you can follow the making of the film! (like a mini film school!)
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!

  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on IMDb and in the end credits of the short
  • Your NAME, PHOTO and links to your IMDb, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus listed on this page under the “Executive Producers” section
  • An invitation to our PRIVATE PRODUCTION BLOG where you can follow the making of the film! (like a mini film school!)
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!

  • SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on IMDb and in the OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE of the short
  • Your NAME, PHOTO and links to your IMDb, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus listed on this page under the “Senior Executive Producers” section
  • An invitation to our PRIVATE PRODUCTION BLOG where you can follow the making of the film! (like a mini film school!)
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

SINGLE TITLE CARD EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!

  • SINGLE TITLE CARD EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on IMDb and in the OPENING TITLES of the short
  • Your NAME, PHOTO and links to your IMDb, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus listed on this page under the “Senior Executive Producers” section
  • An invitation to our PRIVATE PRODUCTION BLOG where you can follow the making of the film! (like a mini film school!)
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH!

  • IN ASSOCIATION WITH credit for your PRODUCTION COMPANY on IMDb and in the OPENING TITLES of the short
  • Your PRODUCTION COMPANY NAME, PHOTO and links to IMDb, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus listed on this page under the “In Association With” section
  • An invitation to our PRIVATE PRODUCTION BLOG where you can follow the making of the film! (like a mini film school!)
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

PRESENTED BY!

  • PRESENTED BY credit for YOU or your PRODUCTION COMPANY on IMDb and as the FIRST TITLE OF THE FILM
  • One SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on IMDb and in the OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE of the short
  • Your PRODUCTION COMPANY or YOUR NAME, PHOTO and links to IMDb, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus listed on this page under the “Senior Executive Producers” section
  • An invitation to our PRIVATE PRODUCTION BLOG where you can follow the making of the film! (like a mini film school!)
  • Advance link to the SHORT (before it’s released to the public)

Amelia Sheikh was born in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky and lived there until she was 6, chasing fireflys in the summer and building snow-Queens (she is an avowed feminist) in the winter. However, since she could stand herself up and jibber-jabber a couple coherent words, Amelia has been telling stories. From her earliest days, she has been performing plays with her stuffed animals and Barbies and drawing and writing stories, all the while recruiting friends and strangers alike to fill her audiences at home, park and shopping mall play area.

She has been acting professionally for over a year and has shown intense dedication to mastering her chosen art. She she recently earned a guest-star spot on an episode of the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers and she is incredibly excited to take the next step in her career with the exciting role of Evie. She is chomping at the bit to tackle this incredible opportunity!

HILARY BARRAFORD has appeared in, produced and written numerous projects for film, television and digital. HILARY plays suburban snoop Jessica in Megan Freels’ campy horror film THE ICE CREAM TRUCK coming in 2017 and down-to-earth sidekick Sam in the upcoming digital comedy series RILEY. Other film highlights include Oscar-nominated writer-director John Sayles’ drama GO FOR SISTERS, divorce dramedy THE WAY WE TALK and drama INTERWOVEN, starring Oscar-winner Mo'nique. HILARY made her small-screen debut on Showtime’s UNITED STATES OF TARA. She has also written, produced and appeared in several comedy shorts, including WHAT’S UP WITH YOUR FRIEND?, REUNION and LEGITIMATE. She continues to revel in roles on both sides of the camera, and has several projects in development. Born in Boston, she received a B.A. in English from Williams College in Massachusetts. Hilary currently lives in LA. For more info: www.hilarybarraford.com.

Andy Steinhauer is a theatre nerd from Colorado who loves acting in Shakespeare.  He and his wife moved to LA about five years ago so he could continue his career.  His background includes a lot of musical, improv and comedy and taking those broad genres and choices and building them into something usable for the camera has been really rewarding.  Andy is the quintessential "Dad Next Door" and we love him for this role!

Zahra Ingersoll is a thirty-four-year-old actress from Temecula, CA.  She began acting in 2014. I has performed at several Halloween conventions as well as performed at Insomniacs Escape Psycho Circus Rave the past 2 years (2016-2017).

Dawn Fields (IMDb) is a Los Angeles-based writer/director and owner of the film production company Palm Street Films.  Her short film Fragile Storm, starring Lance Henrisken, has garnered 25 nominations and 19 wins.  She has over 20 years experience working as a producer, writer, director and editor and has a background in acquisitions, development, crowdfunding and film finance.  She has worked for such companies as Lucasfilm, Brett Ratner’s Rat Productions, Gran Via (Mark Johnson), Twentieth Century Fox, TriStar, ABC, NBC Universal, Aaron Spelling Productions, Morgan Creek and more.

James Popiden (IMDb) graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor’s degree in Television Production and a master’s in Bioethics.  He has a passion for telling intellectually engaging and life-changing stories.  He has co-produced eight short films, including the multi-award winning short film Fragile Storm, starring Lance Henrisken.  He has experience as a writer, producer, director, and editor and hopes to one day write and produce a prequel sci-fi movie that leads into a long running tv series.

Martina Webster is a producer of the feature film Wind of Heaven and a festival programmer and coordinator.  She is a HUGE Christmas enthusiast and goes all out every year decorating her home for the holidays.  It was her house that inspired Evie’s Christmas Gift and will server as the shooting location as well.

Kelly started out acting, doing short films in Houston including “Write Your Way Out” and “Clementine's Grave”. He produced his first film in 2013 called “Guyco” - Dating Insurance for Men”.

In 2014, he moved to Los Angeles. He then became an executive producer and producer of the multiple award winning film “Fragile Storm” with Lance Henriksen, that garnered multiple award nominations and wins on the festival circuit.

Kelly has also produced other short films such as Funny Fare, Danny’s Apartment and A Very Orphan Thanksgiving.  He is also the producer of Show Your Shortz, a monthly screening of short films at Flappers Comedy club in Burbank, CA.  He lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

Debbie Rankin is a LA based producer.  After 15 years producing award winning promos and campaigns for television networks, including garnering 2 Emmy’s, she moved into film production about 6 years ago.  

Coming off the festival circuit with multi-award winning Fragile Storm, she went straight into producing the comedic feature film Misfits, which is in post production and set to be released early in 2018. Her next feature Route 46 is a sci-fi film currently in pre-and will begin production in January of 2018. 

With 18 years of experience and over forty successfully produced credits to her name, Tina Carbone has turned her creativity and love of film into a successful career that she plans to continue for the foreseeable future.

 
With a specialty in elevating productions with small budgets into AAA-quality films, she can be counted on to handle any project, and all the challenges that come with them. Many of her films have gone on to see successful festival runs and earned many awards.
 
Tina believes that a happy set produces a better end product (and of course encourages more people to make films), and strives to encapsulate that in any way. You can expect impromptu dance parties between takes, more high fives than many receive in their lifetimes, and a producer that isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and do some heavy lifting.

Linda Palmer is an award-winning production designer with credits in film and TV.  She designs her own projects she directs, including two new films completed in 2017, CAT DEXX: INKOSI and PASSAGE, as well as several other award winning films, MY NAME IS LAMAR, LAST CALL AT MURRAY’S, OUR FATHER, HALLOWEEN PARTY. 

She has also designed for THE AFTER PARTY (dir. Colin Costello), WOW (dir. Sandra Payne), CARBON DATING (showrunner Amanda Serra), OCTOBER 30TH (dir. Michael Yurinko), THE WEDDING VIDEO (dir. Todd Wade) and a variety of commercials for director, Scott Ritchie. 

She will be directing/designing her new feature film, TURNOVER, in 2018.  She studied at UCLA Extension, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and Long Beach City College.  She’s a member of the TV Academy, Women In Film and Film Independent.

 

Eva brings over 30 years of experience, knowledge and creative talent to her second production with award-winning film director, Dawn Fields. As a set dresser her eye for details produce remarkable results. Eva is excited to help bring a little nightmare to Christmas.

Giuseppe Alfano has written for award-winning short films, has been twice nominated for his score for the multi award-winning short film Fragile Storm, worked with BAFTA award-winning director Peter Nicholson, was mentored by Heitor Periera (composer of Despicable Me, Madagascar), and contributes to library companies supplying Warner Bros and Sony Music. Earlier this year Giuseppe's music was nominated for Aubagne Film Festival 2017.

Giuseppe also worked on My Mom And The Girl picked up two awards at Cannes Film Festival 2017 and the film is now long listed for the Academy Awards. His most recent work was a collaboration with BAFTA nominated director Charlotte Regan on the short film Visiting which is due to start its festival rush in the New Year. Giuseppe now works in both London and LA on film and TV projects.

Gray Marshall is a Digital Colorist & recovering VFX Supervisor, whose recent work includes “Thor: Ragnarok” & “The Post”, as well as previously coloring “Fragile Storm”. He’s very happy to be getting his Christmas gift early by getting to work with Dawn Fields again. 

A Los Angeles native, Rick is a Re-recording Mixer and Sound Editor with over 20 years of experience in the audio industry. In 2003, Rick and Veronica founded Santisound with a focus on post production audio. In late 2017, Rick and Veronica launched Sound Junkie Post, a destination for editing and mixing unique content like featurettes, VAM, trailers, TV commercials, film commentary, and theatrical sound.

Rick is also a Re-recording Mixer on the roster of Studio Unknown in Maryland and in 2017, joined the Sound Team at Warner Bros Studios in Burbank, CA.

Experienced in dialogue editing and clean up, noise reduction, mixing, sound design, and sound supervision. Clients include Disney, ABC, Fox, Discovery, BBC, NOVA, History, HBO, Showtime, and others.

His studio facility experience includes Technicolor, Deluxe, Warner Bros, Sony, Post Haste, Capitol Records, Oceanway Recording, The Record Plant, and on location all over the country.

Rick has been fortune to work with artist such as Chris Cornell, Goo Goo Dolls, Rancid, Kinky, Smokey Robinson, Black Eyed Peas, and Justin Timberlake.