While a Kickstarter.com fundraising video was being completed for the project, studio owner Jack Gittings died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 62. He assisted in the underwater training, lighting, and facilities use at Fathom Films in Woodside, California, up to the point of his passing. See the project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/
“It’s as if death came and challenged this production by taking away our main supporter and friend; Ironic for a film about death. Jack will be sorely missed and we have dedicated this film to his memory.”
-Michelantony Dunston, Director / Producer
The film’s script includes an ongoing conversation with death that twists in a unique manner, mixes genres, and has an ending that, in Dunston’s words, “Challenges the audience to uncover a different perspective on our ultimate fate.” Upon completion and funding, the ‘Life and the Lady’ project is to be submitted to major national and international festivals such as Sundance, Telluride, Tribeca, Cannes, Hong Kong, and London, to name a few.
Dunston’s company, Triple Spiral Productions, is an award–winning video production company located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will run the Kickstarter video until the campaign ends this Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 8pm EDT.
For more information on the ‘Life and the Lady’ short film project dedicated to Jack Gittings, visit the Kickstarter.com project page, company website http://www.triplespiralproductions.com, or contact Michelantony Dunston at 510-235-0333.