Ticking is a short film, written and directed by Chris New, based on a short story by Matthew Allard.
Thank you! Really.
Holy smokes! As you can see, we've exceeded our goal in record time. We can't begin to explain how grateful we are for your incredible donations. (But we'll start trying.) Your generous support guarantees that we can now make our film!
When we initially set our goal, we didn't know what to expect; we crafted as scrappy a budget as possible in hopes that we'd be able to make "Ticking" at all. NOW, with support still coming in, not only will we be able to make our film—we'll be able to make a better film. Every extra dollar over our goal remains in the production and affords us all the chance to see this project come to life in the best way possible. We are amazed that so many people have contributed and ecstatic that you are all now a part of our team.
Thank you for your support! We are very excited to make this movie.
Love, Matt + Chris
I'm Matt, an author and Internet geek. Once upon a time, I published an illustrated short story collection called To Slow Down the Time.
And this is my friend Chris:
Chris is a TV and theatre actor. You might also recognize his handsome mug from when it starred as Glen in last year's award-winning film Weekend.
Oh! And then there's this:
This is "A Place to Sew", and it's pretty much the reason we're here. Another friend, an illustrator named Ian Dingman, painted it in 2009.
In 2010, I wrote a short story inspired by it, called it "Ticking", and included it in my book. It's a little tale about obsession, growing up, and two teens desperate to find something more in life. It's also about bombs.
So... First "Ticking" was a painting, then it was a short story, and now Chris aims to take it one step further. He's adapted it into a great screenplay, and he's ready to direct it. I feel his vision brilliantly brings to life the nostalgic, coming-of-age tone I'd hoped to capture in the original.
And that's it, really. A snapshot of it. This Kickstarter is about raising funds to make my short story into a short film. This Kickstarter is about the evolution of art. And, heck yeah, this Kickstarter is about connecting with people who give a damn about creativity.
Are you one of those people? If so, please consider helping us out.
We hope to film "Ticking" early July 2012 in London. Thanks to the generosity of Chris's UK film community, we've been able to greatly reduce the budget for this project. Our incredibly talented cinematographer, producers, sound guys, and assistants have all offered to participate for MUCH LESS than they are professionally worth, and we've even had equipment donated to our cause.
Still, it will cost money to insure our production, pay location fees, complete post production, and have the film shown at film festivals as we intend. EVERY SINGLE CENT will be spent on making this a quality production, and if we should surpass our goal EVERY SINGLE CENT will still be spent in that regard—and we'll have an even better film. While Chris and I have agreed to make nothing on this project (we're in it for the action!), how nice would it be to actually compensate the talented folks that have offered to volunteer their time? Please consider pledging. EVERY SINGLE CENT is greatly appreciated.
For your awesome participation, Chris and I hope to send you some great stuff in return. First and foremost, just $10 guarantees you'll get to see our film! But, among the other rewards, we're excited to offer behind-the-scenes access, autographed books and scripts, various film credits, personalized "thank you" videos, and even a dinner hang out with Chris or myself. I mean, we'd really love to take you out and get you drunk (if you're old enough!) when this is all over.
You've made it to the end of our pitch. Thanks so much for hearing us out. If you should decide to participate, well, we really can't thank you enough. And if you'd like to help but cannot—that's a lie. YOU CAN STILL HELP, MAN. You can still help simply by sharing our project with your family, friends, dog, mailman, trainer, mistress, etc. Share us on Twitter, share us on Facebook, reblog us on Tumblr, go to the mall and have a shout. We love you for it. Thank you!
Matt Allard & Chris New
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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