Joerg Schodl is creating Film
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Ghosts of Levissi is a documentary film that tells the story of a small community in Asia Minor which was torn apart during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. The nations that followed forced both Muslims and Christians alike to leave their homes forever.  Today, most buildings in Levissi date back to the 18th Century with remains of the Eastern Roman Empire strewn amongst the many ruins. There are considerations to turn the ghost town of Levissi, a historical reminder of this involuntary population exchange, into a privately owned holiday resort. Ghosts of Levissi will tell the story of the town's inhabitants and hopefully help preserve the remains of Levissi from further destruction. Production for Ghosts of Levissi began in 2015 and has evolved to encompass principal photography on four continents.

Any contributions will go directly towards the production budget.  This is a completely independently funded film that is intended to preserve the story of the people of Levissi for future generations.  This is not a monthly video release, instead you are helping to make one film that will still require more than a year to complete.

The next step is to cover travel expenses to Australia, where numerous descendants of Levissi exiles have agreed to tell their story on camera.  Thereafter production will move on to Greece via London to interview scholars and film the locations of Nea Levissi and Nea Makri, where many survivors settled after their escape from Asia Minor.  Principal photography is expected to be completed within 2016.

Ghosts of Levissi will also contain a number of animated sequences.  These are extremely work intensive and your contributions will make it possible to hire animators to speed up the process.  Further contributions will go towards editing and the sound design of the film.

Ghosts of Levissi is a film of passion.  This film is in production.  Your contributions will help ease the financial burden, speed up production and increase the overall quality through funding additional talent.

I sincerely thank you for your support!
Joerg Schodl

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A community of Levissi descendants lives in Australia.  Your contribution will help cover travel expenses from the US to Australia.
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Ghosts of Levissi is a documentary film that tells the story of a small community in Asia Minor which was torn apart during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. The nations that followed forced both Muslims and Christians alike to leave their homes forever.  Today, most buildings in Levissi date back to the 18th Century with remains of the Eastern Roman Empire strewn amongst the many ruins. There are considerations to turn the ghost town of Levissi, a historical reminder of this involuntary population exchange, into a privately owned holiday resort. Ghosts of Levissi will tell the story of the town's inhabitants and hopefully help preserve the remains of Levissi from further destruction. Production for Ghosts of Levissi began in 2015 and has evolved to encompass principal photography on four continents.

Any contributions will go directly towards the production budget.  This is a completely independently funded film that is intended to preserve the story of the people of Levissi for future generations.  This is not a monthly video release, instead you are helping to make one film that will still require more than a year to complete.

The next step is to cover travel expenses to Australia, where numerous descendants of Levissi exiles have agreed to tell their story on camera.  Thereafter production will move on to Greece via London to interview scholars and film the locations of Nea Levissi and Nea Makri, where many survivors settled after their escape from Asia Minor.  Principal photography is expected to be completed within 2016.

Ghosts of Levissi will also contain a number of animated sequences.  These are extremely work intensive and your contributions will make it possible to hire animators to speed up the process.  Further contributions will go towards editing and the sound design of the film.

Ghosts of Levissi is a film of passion.  This film is in production.  Your contributions will help ease the financial burden, speed up production and increase the overall quality through funding additional talent.

I sincerely thank you for your support!
Joerg Schodl

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Pledge $1 or more per month
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Even a drop in the bucket helps.  Thank you!
Pledge $3 or more per month
0 patrons
There is strength in numbers.  Thank you!
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you!  You are helping to help preserve history!
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Thank you!  You are making a difference!
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you!  Your name will be listed as a supporter on the Ghosts of Levissi website!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you!  Your generosity will make a difference and your name will be in the films tail credits.  You will also receive a custom printed, limited edition, Ghosts of Levissi card!
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you!  Your generosity will make a difference and your name will be in the films head credits. You will also receive a custom printed, limited edition, Ghosts of Levissi card!