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Applause for a Cause Feature Film: Dead Tongues

Raised toward our $750 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on December 02, at 01:00 AM EST
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Applause for a Cause Feature Film: Dead Tongues

About Our Organization

Established in 2010, Applause for a Cause is the only student film organization on campus and—as far as we know—the only organization in the nation that creates a feature-length film and donates all the ticket proceeds from the premiere in May to a local Chicago-based charity. We are proud to provide this unique opportunity for students of all studies and backgrounds to combine their interest in filmmaking and their passion for altruism.

Our Project

It is an exciting time for Applause since we are currently in the throes of production for this year’s film, Dead Tongues. We have our cast and our crew, and we are working to secure our location and update our equipment. When winter quarter approaches, we hope to have everything we need to run our shoots smoothly and without problems (fingers crossed). Unfortunately, as you know, nothing in this world is free. This is where you come in. We are seeking donations, in any amount, to help partially cover our production expenses, from props and special effects materials to lighting, sound, and camera accessories. We hope to make some investments for future Applause films, but we focus on being resourceful and making the most of our microbudget to make the best film possible. Anything you can offer will help, and if you are in town in May, we would love to see you at the premiere where you can see how your donations were put to good use!

The Film:

Written by Christopher Reichert ('16)

Following the mysterious suicide of her ex-boyfriend, a woman teams up with his estranged twin brother to unearth the uncanny plot preceding her former lover’s death. (Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s short story, “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family.”)

How you can help

You can donate to our Catalyzer by clicking on one of the levels beside this description, or you can even enter your own amount; $1 can go a long way! Even if you cannot donate to us at this time, you can still show your support by watching our video and sharing our project on social media and with family, friends, coworkers, and colleagues. We would greatly appreciate anything you can do for us. Let’s make a movie!

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Small Production Items

These items would include things like script copies, C47s, gaff tape, and trashbags.


Lighting Accessories

These items would include things like light bulbs, china balls, and stingers (extension cords).


Art Supplies

These items would include things like special effects, make-up, or production design materials.


Sound Accessories

These items would include things like a slate or enough batteries to power the recorder for the whole production!


Camera Accessories

These items would include things like lenses and adapters; we need an upgrade!


Large Equipment

With this amount, we could purchase an additional light stand (C-Stand) or boom pole.

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