Here's a pitch video I made for my Kickstarter project "People of the Delta". I wanted to share on Vimeo because Kickstarter's embed settings are not high resolution. You can check out everything about the project on the Kickstarter website here: kickstarter.com/projects/joeyl/people-of-the-delta-film-project
Here's some information about the project:
People of the Delta is a cinematic narrative film collaborating with real people and stories from the tribes of Ethiopia's Omo Valley.
The script was written with true events in mind, shaped from the collective wisdom of stories handed down from the elders of the Dassanach and Hamar tribes. These two tribes are historically known for competing against one another for the limited amount of fertile land found along the Omo River. This fragile way of life becomes the backbone of our film’s plot.
Conflict over resources extends to every culture and country on the globe today, and is expressed with an entirely unique perspective in the film.
The story is told in two chapters from two unique perspectives. Kulcho- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a warrior, and Bona- an elder chief of the Daasanach. Although they are from rival tribes, their lives become connected.
Joey L. (Director) joeyL.com
Sean Stiegemeier (Cinematographer) seanstiegemeier.com
Susie Hayasaka (Producer)
Snaproll Media (Chopper Shots) snaprollmedia.com
Animal (Post-Production) animalvfx.com