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Chicago Filmmaker/Model Looks to Make Good on Film About Icon
Feb 01, 2013
In just a few months, Carissa Lynelle, 26, needs to raise $2500 in order to achieve her dream of making her first short film about 60s and 70s Icon Edie Sedgwick.
Lynelle’s quest is part of a kickstarter.com campaign, wherein she must reach her goal of $2500 by March 16, or all the money she has raised will be given back to those who donated and she gets nothing.
This is what Kickstarter.com calls “all-or-nothing” funding and serves as a way to motivate artists to follow through with projects, according to the Web site.
Lynelle, a part-time model who is studying psychology, became aware of Edie Sedgwick’s unique influence and look when she herself did a photo shoot in the spirit of Sedgwick.
“What a beauty she was! She was known for her short dyed blonde hair, heavy dark eye make-up and ‘shoulder duster’ chandelier earrings,” Lynelle writes on her Kickstarter page. Lynelle demonstrates that she is not so shabby herself with several of her own pictures on the page, emulating Sedgwick’s style which dominated 60s glamour.
Lynelle goes on to rave about Sedgwick’s “free spirit” and “vibrant personality” and humorously notes how she was often seen holding a cigarette and drink in her hand very elegantly.
This is not the first time Sedgwick’s look and spirit has been recreated. In fact, it was when Lynelle saw actress Sienna Miller bring Edie’s character to life in the 2006 movie “Factory Girl”, that she decided she wanted to try her hand at making a movie about the legend.
Before Sedgwick died at age 28 of a drug overdose, she gained fame as one of Andy Warhol’s muses. He dubbed her “superstar” and made her one of the main members of “The Factory”- his New York studio where he churned his unique and lasting out pop art.
As her pictures suggest, Lynelle seems the perfect fit to not only direct the movie, but rehash the role of Sedgwick and give it her own interpretation. First Lynelle wants to do a short movie, and use that to gain momentum for a feature-length film about the famous blonde.
The $2500 Lynelle seeks for the movie will be used towards camera gear, props and locations, and most importantly to be able to send it out to many film festivals. She has some actors picked out but is yet to cast the entire film. Lynelle’s vision is to reach out far and wide to fans of not only Sedgwick’s, but also of Warhol’s to gain support for this movie.
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All of the above, Also, “Andy Warhol wayfarer black sunglasses,” or “Andy Warhol black bifocal reading glasses with an eye prescription of 1.00.”
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You get to pick from the following items as worn in the film: A “Leopard evening purse,” “60’s style black and leopard sunglasses,” an “Oversized leopard coat,” a “Leopard 60’s style mod hat, “Vintage black and silver headphones,” and Edie Sedgwick Type chandelier earrings as worn in Life Magazine in 1965, and used from the movie “Factory Girl,” worn by Sienna Miller. First come first serve! You can also view these items in the “Rewards section” at the beginning of the film.
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You get to have a speaking or non-speaking role (depending on your preference) walk-on role written specifically for you in the film. Meet with the cast and crew! Your own personalized signed poster, “Executive Producer” credit in the film, updates and previews, backstage footage. Please keep in mind travel expenses are not covered.