HAL GOULD: THE MAN IN THE DARKROOM
Director/Producer/Research/Writer: Shannon Piserchio
Associate Producer: Kathy Aldworth
Director of Photography: Dominic Frederico
Sound Engineer/Chief Editor: David Greene
Composer: Brian Ebert
Production Assistant: Charlie Sterling
FUNDING: Crowd-sourcing through Kickstarter (Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands). Also applying for fiscal sponsorship through the Independent Filmmaker Project so that we may receive grants and tax-deductible private donations.
1 January 2012 – 1 August 2013
A biographical examination of Hal Gould’s life, accomplishments, and mission to get photography recognized as fine art.
To create an interesting and informative feature-length documentary through narrative, interviews, and photographs which examines the work and achievements of Hal Gould’s extensive career as film photographer, collector, and curator of fine art photography.
MARKETING and DISTRIBUTION
The aspects of this film are far-reaching and will appeal to a wide audience. Although, at its core, this a biographical account of Hal Gould and his accomplishments relative to fine art photography, it is very much a human interest story brimming with the message that life is what you make it and you never reach an age where you cease having hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the future, hence the tag line: Think life ends at 91? Think again…
The film will be submitted to film festivals for consideration as well as to other media outlets as a means of reaching the widest audience possible.