Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,413
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lance T. Karasti
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
February 2018
End Date
December 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,413
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,087
Direct expenses
$5,500
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

It is my goal to create a substantial feature film that will allow me to expand my outreach beyond Minnesota. The film "Hyper Dark" will be a high quality work that attracts investors and actors to work on future projects. I want the film to be showcased around the United States in film festivals including one of the top tier festivals. This film should open the door for future grants and fellowship opportunities. If the film plays at any festival outside of Minnesota it will accomplish many of my goals. Most high tier grants and awards require that your work be exhibited outside of it's home-state. If the film plays at a high tier festival it will expand my outreach significantly and allow me to grow my presence and audience. If the film attracts investors or known actors for a future project it's ultimate goal will have been achieved.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Career Development Grant

Project Details

Hyper Dark Feature Film - Clark's primal instincts begin to take over his life after he accidentally kills someone in a car accident. "Hyper Dark" will be shot in Duluth, MN and explores a young man's spiral into psychopathy.

Project Manager
First Name
Lance
Last Name
Karasti
Organization Name
Lance T. Karasti
State
MN
Phone
(218) 349-0370
Email
lancekarasti@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Richard Colburn: photographer, retired professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa; Tim White: photographer, writer; Karen McManus: musician, administrator at Mesabi Symphony Orchestra.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No