"Abby and the Lights and the Sky" was made possible by these generous donors
VY Canis Majoris Donors
Xaviera & Spencer Pepe
VV Cephei A Donors
Beth Bagley-Stanton & Tom Stanton
Reyna & Xavier Vanegas
Mu Cephei Donors
V838 Monocerotis Donors
WOH G64 Donors
Katharine & Saul
V354 Cephei Donors
KY Cygni Donors
Thank you so very much to those of you who have backed our little project. "Abby and the Lights in the Sky" takes on tough issues like emotional distress and social anxiety -- there are not many films like it out and the topics featured in the picture are rarely seen on screen. It is because of the support of people like you who allow for artists to take on tough matters and bring them to the screen.
We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that has come from this campaign. Thank you so much for your contributions but above all, emotional and philosophical support.
The Abby and the Lights Team
"Abby and the Lights in the Sky" follows the life of a woman after a tragic loss and her emotional recovery as she sees visions of lights in the sky.
The film takes traditional conventions of suburban science fiction and collides them against humanist drama. The result is an experiment in the form of narrative storytelling and genre blending.
Part of making the film is exploring a curiosity: can I make a film with emotion, wonder, and thrills? Can it be psychological too? This picture is my attempt at entertaining an audience using some of my favorite cinematic conventions.
The picture has occupied the last several months of some of my best friends and creative collaborators and now we need the finishing funds to get through that final push to bring it to the world. We are ready to show our friends, family, and friends to be. We are ready to experience this picture with you if you would only help us in our need for financial support.Below is a list of items that we are raising funds to cover:
Budget Items Breakdown:Picture editingSound designColor correctionHD cam tapes for film festivalsFeaturettes and special featuresPostersArtworkSound mastering (stereo and surround)Recording musicians for scoreFilm festival entry feesFestival DVDs
"Abby and the Lights in the Sky"
Abby Eiland as Abby
Alex Newell as Alex
Directed by Xavier Vanegas
Written by Cody Theilman & Xavier Vanegas
Executive Produced by Christopher Din
Produced by Cody Theilman and Xavier Vanegas
Cinematography by Shea William Vanderpoort
Original Score by William Stanton
Edited by David Alexander Papiasvili