Hi – Jeremy Lutter here. I’m a filmmaker born and raised on Vancouver Island.
I’ve just embarked on the making of my latest short film, Floodplain, which has already been quite the journey and I haven’t even started shooting it yet!
I was accepted in to NSI Drama Prize along with fellow team member, writer/producer Daniel Hogg. We’ve been busy location scouting, and working on a fundraising campaign.
Based on a short story by D.W. Wilson, Floodplain is about two teens, Vic and Duncan, who learn that love demands sacrifice when they raft across a floodplain in the Rocky Mountains of B.C.
The first stop on my journey: Winnipeg, a part of of Canada I had never visited before. That’s where I began NSI Drama Prize training, made new film friends and enjoyed what was (apparently) the mildest winter on record. Though for this west coast guy, it was still pretty cold.
Next stop, Invermere – a small town in the Rocky Mountains, 10 hours from Vancouver. I needed to see the setting of the story and scout locations. Along the way I gained an appreciation for all the diverse communities in BC. I was on a search for a floodplain.
Our film takes place on the water, which is an ambitious undertaking in terms of locations and logistics. It’s a huge challenge that I’m excited to take on, and I’m looking for your financial help to build a raft for Vic, Duncan and the film. It will be the vessel that completes the story.
But this is no ordinary raft.
It’s the personal dream vehicle of Vic and Duncan; a childhood promise, floating adventure and every teenager’s fantasy ride come to life. It will be the place that as a teenager you always wished you could escape to. Away from your parents and the troubles of life.
The whole film takes place on the raft.
After a summer of hard work Vic and Duncan set sail. It’s their finest moment. They’ve been talking about this raft for as long as they can remember. Epic and awesome, for a very important journey – that’s the sort of raft we need.
We’re looking for your support to make Vic and Duncan’s dream come true: join the IndieGoGo campaign.