Join me today as I meet with host Debra Eckerling of Write On! Online radio, 1 pm Pacific / 4 pm Eastern. We’ll be talking about life, Los Angeles, and all things TLAU. Tune in, you never know what HRH might say. Listen online and join the chat!
After that, I’ll be furiously raising funds for “They Live Among Us” production costs. Three days. 2k. Can she do it? Yes, she can. Will she survive it? I have no idea…
If you have not pledged to the campaign yet, I urge you to consider doing so now. For those of you just tuning into my blog, my name is Anne Lower. That rhymes with “Flower.”
I am an independent filmmaker living in Los Angeles. I made the move to indie film b/c I felt creatively castrated by the studio system. I was tired of the cookie-cutter approach towards storytelling. As a female filmmaker, I found many resisted placing faith in me; so, I decided to make my own project.
I wanted to write about social issues: addiction, violence against women, isolation, poverty and corporate greed. As a resident of a city where millions live, but few know their neighbors, I decided to create a world of outsiders. I believed the ultimate outsider would be a supernatural being. And so the world of “They Live Among Us” was born.
Part gothic romance, part urban horror and part film noir, TLAU tells the story of supernatural beings – fallen angels and spirits, and the mortals they love. Set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, it explores a grittier side of the city. The mean streets. Raymond Chandler meets Stephen King, in a place known as the City of Angels.
Going indie means that you have to acquire your own funding. And so, I have set up my own campaign. We are trying to raise $600 / per minute for our little dream project. Many films cost close to 1 mil per minute. If you want to see what I can do with little, please watch Ep 1-3.
The spirit of indie is that of working from the heart – and the soul. And that is what we have done. Read about one night when we were tested in an article for Film Courage. Or, listen to my interview with Casey Ryan. For your amusement, take a look at the Tweet-a-thon vids. The only thing injured during the making of these vids was my dignity.
Please consider making a donation. It takes a village to make a film, and we’d love to have you join our tribe.
Now, go write.
HRH, Princess Scribe