It's happening! We've begun pre production of the movie and as with any crazy project we need funding. I've started a quick little fundraiser with GoFundMe simply because any funding with them will be immediately available when we start filming at the end of December and the beginning of next year.
As far as location...we've been invited to film in the Hackbarth House, a wonderful old house which is also rumored to be haunted. (So watch the screen carefully!) This location is local for us, and perfect for our 1908 interior settings. Built in the 1800s this house has all handmade furniture that was crafted by the original owner. Hardwood floors, a unique hand carved fireplace, incredible relics throughout. I can't think of a better home for the parlor scene than the parlor in this home. If you've seen the trailer, we filmed that scene in Port Townsend at the Admrial's House in Fort Worden.
We have a special treat for this scene. Our musicians Paul Burback and Justine Jeanotte who are writing the film score, are also writing the chamber music that the children play. For those who don't know the story, the children have recovered from their time in the sanatorium, having suffered from tuberculous. The Queen and her family care so much for them that some of the children are taught to play music by the young duke (prince) Martim and make additional money for their family by playing in the courtyard for guests. In this scene, Martim is practicing with his students before his parents arrive, and just as Cassie makes her entrance in the castle.
Our violinist, Justine is bringing her students to portray the children in the movie, and they will be the ensemble that performs the music. It's going to be a lovely time. And of course, we're going to want to have the most beautiful costumes for them! Which is one reason we've begun this crowd funding now.
We've got some great perks for anyone who donates, and really I think the best is being a part of this fun project! Please consider helping out!
GoFundMe and help Cassandra's Castle become reality! Thank you!!