CFC to Support Alumna Ann Marie Fleming’s Indiegogo Campaign for Upcoming Animated Feature Window Horses
By Cory Angeletti-Szasz ● October 28, 2014 19:00
Award-winning Canadian filmmaker and CFC alumna Ann Marie Fleming today announced her first collaboration with actress Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways) for her latest film, an animated feature called Window Horses.
The duo is launching a campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds to make the film. CFC is proud to support this alumni project under our partnership with Indiegogo to offer campaigners access to one-on-one support and discounted platform fees. The Window Horses campaign aims to raise $130,000. Contributors will be awarded unique perks that range from a DVD of the finished film, to a character in their likeness appearing in the film, and even an associate producer credit.
Window Horses centres on Rosie Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh), a young Canadian poet of Chinese-Persian heritage who travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival. On her trip, Rosie begins an unexpected journey of forgiveness, reconciliation, and above all understanding, as she is forced to confront her past and the Iranian father she assumed abandoned her. Hollywood icon Nancy Kwan (The World of Suzie Wong, Flower Drum Song) will voice Rosie’s grandmother.
“This story was born of my interest in cross-cultural and cross-generational fears, assumptions and misunderstandings that often accompany any kind of diaspora, but at its core, it’s about a daughter’s search for her father while finding her own voice,” said Fleming. “Crowdfunding on Indiegogo will help us to tell a story that we’ve been working on for some time, and is very close to our hearts.”
“Ann Marie and I share a common belief that art, music and poetry can inspire transformation in one’s self and the world,” added Oh. “Indiegogo allows us to reach out directly to those who share that same belief and are interested in seeing themselves, their stories on the screen.”
Please click here to contribute to Window Horses or for more information about the film and the campaign.