Producer Setu Raval Talks ‘White Elephant’ [Crowdfunded Cinema]
Crowdfunded Cinema is a column that focuses on filmmakers seeking funding for projects via crowd-funding platforms, offering new ways for independent artists and audiences to connect. With each article, we will focus on a single project that we find particularly interesting and inspiring.
White Elephant is the new project for director/producer team Jessika Pilkes and Setu Raval. Having created a number of successful shorts together, the duo is setting out to produce their first feature, with the beauty of Indonesia as their backdrop and inspiration.
We caught up with Raval recently to discuss the project. We’d also like to encourage reader’s to visit the film’s Kickstarter page for more information about this new project. And, as great projects come from great support, please consider donating and becoming involved.
TFS: Tell us a bit about how this project came about?
Raval: Jesse [Pilkes] and I went to school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. We paired up our first year and have worked together since. Spend a few hours with Jesse and your world will have just gotten bigger, more exotic and a bit more surreal.