This is great! Film director Nate Hapke went to kickstarter to get funding to finish his film about two men who bond over a game of chess. He writes ” Some of the most interesting and compelling stories to me, are those that involve human emotion and that examine what happens to a person when they go through a traumatic experience. I love thinking about how those experiences shape who we are, how we act, and what we do.
Thom & Gerry is the story of two men who have lost the most important person in their respective lives and examines what’s left of their lives. A dual-narrative through and through, T&G is really about what is truly important to people and what we need as individuals in order to overcome the worst of circumstances in our lives in order to regain some shred of happiness again. This is by far my most ambitious film to date in terms of budget and scale.
Two amazingly talented actors, one who will be revealed at a later date once all of the other specifics get figured out, have expressed a genuine interest in going on this ride with me to tell the story of these two men.”
Nate managed to get the necessary funding and the result is the short video below. ENJOY!