A culture of filmmaking has taken root throughout the region.
The project received a boost recently from
"Technicolor, the brand, the name, just launched this company called
The story is about a young man reaching that point of his life after college when he suddenly has to adapt to the very different pressures of the real world, complicated further by unexpected tragedy.
"It's about loss," Croyle says. "That's the one thing that everybody experiences. It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, geographically, economically. We all deal with loss."
His movie, which he has been filming during the past year, is about 95 percent done.
"It was written as a screenplay in college, like 15 years ago," Croyle says. "I put it on the back burner and moved to
"Potential Inertia" has been funded primarily through crowd-sourcing, online at the film's website: www.potentialinertia.onefishfilms.com. The actors, producers and crew have donated their time and money to make the movie, but there are plenty of other production costs.
The website asks supporters to "get behind a film project that's not about cashing in at the box office, and is about what film should be -- storytelling."
"We have backers from nine countries around the world," Croyle says. "I started off on Indiegogo, just to kind of kick it out there. I learned from the model that Indiegogo was using, and I kind of developed it into my own thing."
Crowd-funding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter put time constraints on your project, but Croyle wanted to keep it more open-ended. He didn't want an artificial deadline to end donations.
"Originally, I thought we could shoot it for
"I've been helping Matt out with a couple scenes, shooting scenes, giving him some ideas, helping promote the film," Fishel says of his duties as executive producer. "It's kind of an ambiguous term. Whenever I can help out Matt, I'm doing it."
Croyle says he's working on an agreement with the
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