A STORY THAT STRIPS DOWN TO REALITY

Delilah's Den

AN AFI THESIS FILM
DEADLINE TO DONATE: November 1st, 2019

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Friendly

 

SYNOPSIS

One afternoon NIKA, a  scrappy but self-doubting tomboy, begins to question her world when she hears a rumor from her best friends that her Mother might be a Stripper. Shocked & angry, NIKA realizes she has never asked herself why her Mother acts the way she does, where her Mother goes each night, and how her Mother actually puts food on the table. So, NIKA decides to investigate. But only when she sneaks inside the local strip club, DELILAH'S DEN, does she find the truth that will change her relationship with her Mother forever.

This film is a gritty and raw coming of age story, centered on the strained but paradoxical relationship between NIKA and her Mother, CHRISSY. While their everyday lives are worlds apart, their hearts are in the same place as both long  to be better understood by the other. 


 

One afternoon NIKA, a  scrappy but self-doubting tomboy, begins to question her world when she hears a rumor

from her best friends that her Mother might be a Stripper. Shocked & angry, NIKA realizes she has never asked

herself why her Mother acts the way she does, where her Mother goes each night, and how her Mother actually

puts food on the table. So, NIKA decides to investigate. But only when she sneaks inside the local strip club,

DELILAH'S DEN, does she find the truth that will change her relationship with her Mother forever.

This film is a gritty and raw coming of age story, centered on the strained but paradoxical relationship between NIKA and her Mother, CHRISSY. While their everyday lives are worlds apart, their hearts are in the same place as both long  to be better understood by the other. 


 

Development/Pre-Production

August 13th, 2019 - November 4th, 2019

Deadline for Budget Fundraising

November 1st, 2019

Filming Principal Photography

November 5th, 2019 - November 14th, 2019

Reshoots for Additional Photography

January 16th, 2020 - January 23rd, 2020

Picture Lock

February 8th, 2020

Project Delivery

April 11th, 2020

PRODUCTION

Development/Pre-Production: August 13th, 2019 - November 4th, 2019

Deadline for Budget Fundraising: November 1st, 2019

Filming Principal Photography: November 5th, 2019 - November 14th, 2019

Reshoots for Additional Photography: January 16th, 2020 - January 23rd, 2020

Picture Lock: February 8th, 2020

Project Delivery: April 11th, 2020

Completion  of  this  Thesis  Film  is  required  in  fulfillment  of the  AFI  Conservatory  Program 

 
 

FILMMAKERS

DIRECTOR  /  WRITER

Jane Stephens Rosenthal

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PRODUCER

Ross O'Shea

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CO-PRODUCER

Katie Paczynska

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CINEMATOGRAPHER

Jo Jo Lam

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PRODUCTION   DESIGNER

Evan Xiner Hong

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EDITOR

Krishna Sanchez

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FUNDRAISING + DONATIONS

We are seeking monetary support for our Production Budget, as well as In-Kind Donations of  Equipment, Services, and Other Goods to our Thesis Film.

We are seeking monetary support for our Production Budget,

as well as In-Kind Donations of  Equipment, Services, and Other Goods to our Thesis Film.

We adhere to a strict set of Production Guidelines established by the AFI Conservatory. While we are rising Independent Filmmakers, we are not allowed to be Guerrilla Filmmakers at the AFI Conservatory. Everyday, we learn at AFI how to become better storytellers, and your support is both an investment our film and in us as filmmakersWe are all very excited to be making this film, and cannot wait to watch it with all of you all on the big screen!

We adhere to a strict set of Production Guidelines established by the AFI Conservatory.

While we are rising Independent Filmmakers, we are not allowed to be Guerrilla Filmmakers at the AFI Conservatory. 

Everyday, we learn at AFI how to become better storytellers, and your support is both an investment our film and in us as filmmakers.

We are all very excited to be making this film, and cannot wait to watch it with all of you all on the big screen!

OUR    GOAL  

$65,000

DEADLINE TO DONATE: November 1st, 2019

Anything Helps, Thank You!

Thank You To All Our Donors! We Are Able To Make This Film Only Because Of You!

PLEASE NOTE

All donations to our film must be submitted directly to the AFI Conservatory. AFI is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means any contribution can be considered as a charitable gift in the United States & Canada. If you would like to make a wire transfer donation, or potentially qualify for an In-Kind Donation please see the documents below.

All donations to our film must be submitted directly to the AFI Conservatory.

AFI is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means any contribution can be considered as a charitable gift in the United States & Canada.

If you would like to make a wire transfer donation, or potentially qualify for an In-Kind Donation please see the documents below.

AFI Wire Transfer Donations

AFI In-Kind Donation Form

AFI Canadian Donations

Thank   You   Again   For   Your   Support !

You've Helped Us Reach Our Goal!

 

DAVID LYNCH (Directing)

Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Dune

AMY HECKERLING (Directing)

Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

TERRENCE MALICK (Directing)

Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, Tree of Life

DARREN ARONOFSKY (Directing)

Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan

STEVE GOLIN (Producing)

Babel, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine

DANA LUSTIG (Producing)

Brick, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Kill Me Later

WALLY PFISTER (Cinematography)

Inception, The Prestige, Memento, Batman Begins

ROBERT RICHARDSON (Cinematography)

Kill Bill, The Aviator, Inglorious Basterds

JANUSZ KAMINSKI (Cinematography)

Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Munich

MATTHEW LIBATIQUE (Cinematography)

Cowboys and Aliens, Black Swan, Iron Man

STEVEN ROSENBLUM (Editing)

Braveheart, X-Men, Blood Diamond, Defiance

VICTOR DU BOIS (Editing)

The Last Samurai, Profiler, Roswell

SUSANNAH GRANT (Screenwriting)

Erin Brockovich, Unfaithful, Everafter, 28 Days

PAUL SCHRADER (Screenwriting)

Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Bringing Out The Dead

TODD CHERNIAWSKY (Production Design)

Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Armageddon

JOE GARRITY (Production Design)

Sunshine Cleaning, Waiting for Guffman, My Girl

ABOUT  THE  AFI  CONSERVATORY

At the world-renowned AFI Conservatory, a dedicated group of working professionals from the film and television communities serve as mentors in a hands-on, production-based environment nurturing the talents of tomorrow's storytellers. The Conservatory is consistently recognized as one of the world’s top film schools.

 

With an emphasis on narrative visual storytelling and personal expression, each class breaks into teams that mirror a real production environment. Those teams collaborate on and produce more films than any other graduate level film program.

 

Established in 1969, the two-year Master of Fine Arts program provides training in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. Admission to AFI Conservatory is highly selective, with a maximum of only 140 graduates per year.

DAVID LYNCH (Directing) Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Dune

AMY HECKERLING (Directing) Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

TERRENCE MALICK (Directing)  Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, Tree of Life

DARREN ARONOFSKY (Directing)  Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan

STEVE GOLIN (Producing) Babel, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine

DANA LUSTIG (Producing) Brick, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Kill Me Later

WALLY PFISTER (Cinematography) Inception, The Prestige, Memento, Batman Begins

ROBERT RICHARDSON (Cinematography) Kill Bill, The Aviator, Inglorious Basterds

JANUSZ KAMINSKI (Cinematography) Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Munich

MATTHEW LIBATIQUE (Cinematography) Cowboys and Aliens, Black Swan, Iron Man

STEVEN ROSENBLUM (Editing) Braveheart, X-Men, Blood Diamond, Defiance

VICTOR DU BOIS (Editing) The Last Samurai, Profiler, Roswell

SUSANNAH GRANT (Screenwriting) Erin Brockovich, Unfaithful, Everafter, 28 Days

PAUL SCHRADER (Screenwriting)Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Bringing Out The Dead

TODD CHERNIAWSKY (Production Design )Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Armageddon

JOE GARRITY (Production Design) Sunshine Cleaning, Waiting for Guffman, My Girl

NOTABLE    ALUMNI    INCLUDE...

 

CONTACT

If you have questions, comments, would like to get in contact with us, or want  join our mailing list for updates on the progress of our film please send us an email anytime!

If you have questions, comments, would like to get in contact with us,

or want  join our mailing list for updates on the progress of our film please send us an email anytime!

Let's make a movie!

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