A new super natural sci-fi thriller starring Lydia Wilson (Never Let me Go), Anthony Head (Buffy) and Storm Free Runners.
"She should have died Hereafter; There would have been time for such a word. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow"
William Shakespeare - Macbeth - Act 5, Scene 5
A Shakespeare quote? Yeah, now we've slipped that one in from the start to show you how damn clever and culturally aware the script is, let's cut to the chase.
And not just any chase... a chase by genetically modified free runners!
Hereafter is a super natural sci-fi thriller. We're all very excited about it. Its world is one of mind-blowing action, drama and suspense, near future technology, sexy lotus girls, supernatural possessions and kickass 'Guardians' - the genetically modified secret police of the State that our heroine 'Katcher' is called up for. It's a world we want you to be part of.
The film is serving both as a pilot for a future series / feature and a stand alone piece in its own right. It has a cracking up and coming cast including Lydia Wilson (Never Let Me Go / Black Mirror / About Time), Rob Ostlere (Game of Thrones), Morgan Watkins (The Hour), Taron Egerton (Smoke / The Last of the Hausmanns), James Garnon (Anonymous / The Enemy Within), Akemnji Ndifornyen (The History Boys / Leonardo ), hot new talents Eloise Lovall Anderson, Ashley 'Spyder' Holland, Julia Vandoorne, Harriet Catchpole, Olivia Morgan, Flora Berkeley, Hedydd Dylan and Anthony Head (Merlin / Ghost Rider / Little Britain / Love in a Cold Climate), best known for playing 'Giles' in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
It also features some amazing stunts and jumps from members of The Storm Free Running team. Check out some of their mind blowing parkour skills below...
Hereafter is written and directed by award-winning young film-maker Johnny Kenton. He and his amazing team are very grateful to the micro budget funding they received to get the film started. The team has also poured money in from their own pockets and many have worked stupid hours (often for free) to get Hereafter to the place it is now and to make a film that will blow your 21st century minds. Special thanks also goes to stars like Anthony Head who waved their normal fee to give a new director a chance just because they liked the script so much. We think you're going to love the story too.
Principal photography has been completed and now we're looking for people to get involved so we can raise around £4000 of investment for the film. This will be used to pay for the edit, sound mix, foley, grading and post production - a process that is as important and costly as the shoot itself. We have managed to secure an incredibly good deal on post production from a top London FX house who are willing to work for less than half their usual fee. We also need a bit of help for the fees to apply for entry to the short form competitions at all the major festivals. Anything we raise above this will be spent on promoting the film at festivals.
We need to have the funding in place by the end of May 2013 so that the film can be entered into the Brief Encounters and Raindance Film Festivals and so be eligible for short form Oscar and Bafta nominations.
We are looking for you to get involved in completing the film and taking it out into Festivals and the world. There are lots of fun ways you can do this. Whether it's joining the cast and crew for a screening and after party, grabbing a DVD or - for the more adventurous - by training to become a Guardian with our free runners, or even by becoming a producer on Hereafter.
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Risks and Challenges?
We ain't scared of them! We've chucked ourselves off buildings, gone to the future, been possessed and maxed out our credit cards to get this rolling... We've got your back Hereafter team. The biggest risk coming to you is meeting us at the After Party!
That said, the major challenges / questions that come up with any indie film are these... and we think we've got them covered too.
It's a low budget indie film - can you get it shot and can you get a good cast?
A lot of films that apply for funding struggle to get shot by a good crew and cast. Some films don't get off the ground even with funding and some fail half way through shoot, "Lost in La Mancha" style. But like we said... we've got that covered. The film has already been shot by a first class crew (a team that includes members of the crew of Game of Thrones and Hit or Miss) and a truly world class cast including rising stars and established award-winning actors. We just need your help in finishing the last lap.
It's a low budget film so is it going to look any good?
Yes! It already does...largely thanks to our superb camera and lighting team. Take a look again at the stills above. However this isn't yet the full picture. When the picture gets properly graded and goes through post production it will look AMAZING! And that will be down to you.
Is anyone going to see it?
Yes. The Shine Media Group has already agreed internet distribution for the film to make it one of the biggest online sci-fi films in Europe. And with your help we will be able to take it around the major festivals and enter it into short form competitions. Additionally, every penny we raise above the £4000 needed to complete the film will be spent on publicity to take it to an even greater audience.
So those are the risks. Now take a small one yourself and get involved!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Thanks! For a pledge of £1, We will promise not to possess you when you get internet in your head in the future. Trust us. You don't want us to be inside your head. We will also thank you by putting your name in on the roll of honour on our website. Every backer of Hereafter will be thanked in this way no matter what the amount they pledge.Estimated delivery:
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For a pledge of £5 we will send you a digital file with stills photographs from the film, info on the world of Hereafter and a link so you can be the first to watch the finished film before anyone else.Estimated delivery:
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For £10 (about the cost of an average cinema ticket) we will give you... a cinema ticket! But not any ordinary cinema ticket...A ticket to the London premiere screening of Hereafter which will be attended by the cast and crew. OOOooooooohh!Estimated delivery:Ships within the UK only
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For £15 we will send you A DVD of Hereafter in all it's glory complete with behind the scenes and all DVD extras.Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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For a pledge of £25 we'll send you a complete Hereafter Guardian Kit that includes 1 DVD, Shooting Script and Film poster sent to your door.Estimated delivery:Add £10 to ship outside the UK
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For a pledge of £25 we're going to give you a helluva fun night out! You'll get a ticket to the first London screening of Hereafter and also an invite after the screening to the Here Afterparty - see what we did there? - which will be attended by cast and crew. Come and celebrate with us!Estimated delivery:
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Get fully kitted up as a Guardian Bad Ass! For a pledge of £50 we'll send you a complete Hereafter Guardian Pack that includes 1 Deluxe DVD, a shooting Script and Film poster, a Hereafter or Guardian training T-Shirt and a Guardian certificate.Estimated delivery:Add £12 to ship outside the UK
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For a pledge of £60. You'll get Tickets to the London Premiere screening and after party for Hereafter. As you rock in to the after party you will be greeted with a signed movie poster, shooting script and a deluxe copy of Hereafter on DVD.Estimated delivery:
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For a pledge of £100. You'll get your name in the credits - as will everyone who pledges more than £100. You'll also get VIP Tickets to the London Premiere screening of Hereafter and after party- a complete pack of merch and Dvds etc and a personal skype or phonecall thank you from the director and some of the cast.Estimated delivery:Add £5 to ship outside the UK
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Say My Name! This is probably the sexiest bunch of our rewards going. In the world of Hereafter Lotus Houses are the sassy places where creditors go to party and get it on. For a £150 you get the Lotus treatment... You will be escorted to the London premiere and after party by one of our lotuses from the film where after you've seen your name light up the screen in the credits you'll also receive a full pack of Merch and Dvds and a giant signed film poster. And if this wasn't enough The Director will also agree to thunderously call out your name next time he has sex. You may have to wait a while for this. Maybe a long while. But it will be done sometime... Hopefully sooner rather than later. Oh please let it be sooner. SAY MY NAME!Estimated delivery:
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Hello Americans. For our Guardians across the pond- If you can't come to London for the European premiere but can make it to New York this might be the pledge for you. The Director of Hereafter will hand deliver you your rewards in New York on the week of Independence Day. You can pretend to be Bill Pullman or Will Smith. He won't care. You'll be given a full VIP Guardian kit that includes a signed movie poster, shooting script, T-Shirt and a copy of Hereafter on DVD brought to you in person by Hereafter's creator. Control yourselves.Estimated delivery:
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Ever fancied being a genetically modified badass bringer of brutal free-running justice? - For £250 you can. We will send you one of the Guardian jackets that were actually used in the film. You will look cool and hard in it. Grrr. And you'll be able to put it on over your new Hereafter T-Shirt as you watch your deluxe DVD, and attend the London premiere and After party of Hereafter where a signed copy of the script and film poster will be waiting for you. Should you be unable to attend the premiere and hang out with the cast and the crew in person they will give you a thank you skype call and mp4 video thank you instead.Estimated delivery:
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Want to jump off buildings? Think you've got what it takes to become a Guardian? Try it...For a pledge of £500 you'll get a parkour lesson, martial arts and personal training session with the stunt and free running team from Hereafter. After you've honed your hardcore skills you can attend the premiere and afterparty and collect all your free merch safe in the knowledge that you are now carved from stone. Available in London, UK only.Estimated delivery:Ships within the UK only
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Your name will be scratched into film history in the credits as a special thanks for a pledge of £750 or more and that's just the start of the fun. A major member of the cast will accompany you to an exclusive crew and cast drinks reception before the screening and afterparty where you'll collect a VIP bag of special signed merch. There will also be a special mystery gift sent to your door from the shoot sent to your door.Estimated delivery:Add £25 to ship outside the UK
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In the world of Hereafter the Creditors are the top dogs and For a pledge of £1000 you get the VIP Creditor's Treatment. A MAJOR MEMBER OF THE CAST will accompany you to an exclusive crew and cast drinks reception before the screening and afterparty where you'll collect a VIP bag of special signed merch and props from the film. We'll also be keeping in touch for more than just the one night. You'll get a postcard from the Director from every festival Hereafter gets into. More importantly you get your name in the credits under special thanks - which will be there for ever on every DVD and at every screening.Estimated delivery:
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For a pledge of £2500 or more you will be immortalised in film history with a full Associate Producer credit on the film. As an AP, you will receive VIP treatment when attending the London premiere of Hereafter. You and up to 3 guests will be introduced to the leading cast and crew before collecting your exclusive signed Hereafter merchandise - including deluxe versions of posters and DVDs as well as props and costumes from the film. You will also get VIP guest tickets to all screenings and parties to all the film festivals that Hereafter is accepted into. You will also have our lasting gratitude for being the absolute man. Unless you are female. Then you'll be the lady. Either way you rule in the world of Hereafter.Estimated delivery:
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For £4000 you can rightly claim to be solely responsible for what might turn out to be a seminal moment in sci-fi and film history. Your generous donation gets you an Executive Producer credit on Hereafter. As Executive Producer you and your guests will get escorted to the London Premiere screening and after party by the Director where you personally be introduced to the leading cast and crew and be given your signed deluxe DVDs, Shooting Scripts, Giant Movie Posters and props and costumes from the film including the lead characters Guardian Jackets. Further than this you will also get guest tickets to all the film festivals that Hereafter is accepted into and a lifetime invite to all future premiere's of Johnny Kenton's films. An Executive Producer relationship is a key one to any film maker and it will be a relationship that the team of Hereafter will look forward to keeping you throughout our careers wherever it takes us.Estimated delivery:
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