The Outside World is an upcoming drama film, directed and written by Raphael Camua in his directorial debut, and produced by Brendan Thompson. The student film stars Brendan Thompson, Carly Peters, Amanda Lopez, Kaela Elmido, and Devin OBrien. It is in pre-production and has a set date for December 4, 2015.
Depressed introvert Adam Song (Brendan Thompson) agrees to go to a music festival with his close friend (Kaela Elmido) who wants nothing more than to see him get better. At the festival, he finds a new beginning in the form of a girl he meets (Amanda Lopez), who not only understands what hes going through, but has been through the same things herself. They spend a night together at the streets of San Francisco and the film will showcase their conversations on fate, the future, and the search for happiness.
Brendan Thompson as Adam Song
Carly Peters as Rosaline Dusk
Amanda Lopez as Dawn Hemmings
Kaela Elmido as Lana Manor
Devin OBrien as Ariana Valentine
Raphael Camua as Isaac Greene
Camua and Thompson both funded the film through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo for forty days from February 2, 2015 - March 14, 2015. While reaching 50% of their goal, the two began to earn money to fund it through other outlets, such as creating original artwork and shirt designs. The two promoted heavily through their own network as well as the popular social networking sites Instagram and Twitter. The film will make its website debut in the late Spring 2015, powered by The Grid.
The film is currently in pre-production, with the two co-managers of the film working on their respective duties to help further fund the film. Pre-Production will run from March 15, 2015 to May 31, 2015.
The film takes place in San Francisco, so the crew and cast will film the external scenes in various areas there, as well as in the San Fernando Valley. Filming will be done in segments from May-August 2015. Filming officially began on 23 May 2015, when Camua, Thompson, and Elmido visited LACMA in Los Angeles to film scenes.
The Outside World will be released on iTunes to those who donated through Indiegogo a week in advance, with the public release on 4 December 2015.