Although at times absurdist, abstract, and darkly comic, The Indiscernibles is ultimately a deeply personal project inspired by themes of identity, alternate possibility, and the pusuit of the unattainable. This will be my first feature film as a director. Though I studied music throughout college and grad school, I have spent the last several years working as a cinematographer in Brooklyn’s vibrant independent film scene, shooting features, shorts, docs, music videos, and a variety of other projects. My goal with the film is to bring my visual, musical, and written sensibilities together in an abstracted personal story that captures my unconventional artistic proclivities along with my equally obscure sense of humor.
The Indiscernibles is currently in production with approximately a quarter of the shooting schedule completed. The film is partially funded with further fundraising in progress. We are fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts and are seeking to fund the film through grants and charitable donations.
Making a feature film is never a lone pursuit and helping me out in this endeavor are several talented and experienced individuals:
Producer – Volga Calderon
Volga Calderon is a film and television producer based in New York and Istanbul. Volga has produced a variety of non-fiction television formats for ABC, Bravo, MTV, Oxygen, AMC, VH1, Style Network, and others. She has also produced film projects in the United States and Turkey and worked with Ismail Merchant and James Ivory at Merchant Ivory Productions. Volga is currently co-distributing a film with Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation. As a member of the Producers Guild of America, she serves as a Chairperson of the PGA East Mentoring Committee, a member in PGA’s Women’s Initiative Network, and serves on PGA’s Diversity, International, Documentary and Green Committees. Volga is also a member of New York Women in Film and Television.
Executive Producer/Editor – Rich Calderon
Richard Calderon is a New York-based television and film producer and one of the owners of NYC based production company, Bite the Hand. As a show-runner and Executive Producer, he has worked for MTV, Bravo, TRUTV, A&E, CBS and others. Prior to show running, Calderon was an editor and producer for MTV, NBC, Miramax, Dimension Films, ABC, Bravo, Channel 4 England, A&E and others. Notable projects he edited include: Michael Moore’s “The Awful Truth”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, The Academy Award-nominated documentary feature “Tupac: Resurrection”, and “I’m Still Here (Teen Diaries from the Holocaust)”, for which he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in a Craft: Editing.
Executive Producer/Finance – Lucy Mallett
Lucy Mallett is an accomplished finance director with extensive experience working with both for-profit and non-profit corporations, primarily in the arts. She currently serves as a financial consultant to multiple organizations, ranging in budget size from $250M to $4MM, and is responsible for accounting, annual budgets, and production budget management. Lucy is treasurer of the board of directors for Elevator Repair Service Theater and serves on the board of the Center for Performance Research. Lucy will be responsible for overseeing finance and accounting for The Indiscernibles LLC.
The $250,000 budget of The Indiscernibles is being funded through a combination of personal funds, charitable donations, and grants. Though the vague possibility of commercial success is present, it is not the overall goal of the project. Rather, we hope to realize the artistic nature of the film as fully as possible without market driven compromise.
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