A darkly gothic short film inspired by the final poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
Annabel Lee is a new gothic short film from Directors UK member Amy Coop — starring Nathaniel Parker and Angel Parker. Find out more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amycoop/annabel-lee-a-gothic-short-film…
Unseen, directed by Directors UK Associate Members’ representative Lotus Hannon, began its life as one of this year's Challenge ALEXA films. Read more about the making of Unseen here: https://directors.uk.com/news/challenge-alexa-2018-an-interview-with-the-directors
A film following the lives of three Michael Jackson tribute artists as they search for fame and fortune in Hollywood
Moonwalkers follows the lives of three Michael Jackson tribute artists as they seek fame and fortune. Director Tom Goudsmit wrote about the challenges of filming it for Directors UK: https://directors.uk.com/news/directing-a-feature-documentary-with-a-very-limited-crew
Deep Clean is a live action supernatural horror short, an exciting new partnership between comic artist and filmmaker.
Deep Clean, a live action horror short & collaboration between director Matt Harlock & comic artist Krent Able. Matt wrote this article for Directors UK about the project & campaign: https://directors.uk.com/news/crowdfunding-diary-for-deep-clean-a-supernatural-horror-short-film
A short film starring Billie Piper, Sinead Cusack & Poppy Polivnick. Made through Creative England's Emerging Talent scheme.
BEAST is a little gothic fairytale – the story of three generations of women dealing with the aftermath of divorce. Help director Leonora Lonsdale finish this short film, which mixes magical realism with family drama.
Help us shoot our gripping, ghostly finale set under the North Sea & watch the film at BAFTA.
Widow's Walk is a supernatural horror/thriller, the debut feature from director Alexandra Boyd. The film goes into production in November, but they need help your help so they can shoot the film's final action sequence in an underwater tank.
What happened when we built Utopia? A documentary film about utopian dreams, concrete realities... and some rather angry puppets.
New Town Utopia is a documentary feature film that explores the original utopian dreams of a post-war British New Town – Basildon, Essex - and compares this to the modern concrete reality. Member Christopher Ian Smith is raising money to finish and distribute the film.
A feature-documentary about a maverick Spanish psychiatrist and his patients who broke out of the asylum and into big business.
Directors UK member Anna Thomson is looking to crowdfund the final filming block and secure an editor for her latest documentary. Yoghurt Utopia tells the inspiring story of a Spanish cooperative that presents a whole new model for mental health provision.
An intensive and entertaining book about everything you need to know before you shout Action!
Director Jonas Grimås has written a new book based on his popular London Film School seminar. The Film Director Prepares is the missing manual for this vital segment of production. Help fund the book's publication through Jonas' Kickstarter campaign.
Help bring the inspiring story of the founders of Greenpeace to an international audience in time for the UN Climate Summit
Director Jerry Rothwell wants to bring his inspiring documentary about the founders of Greenpeace to an international audience in time for the UN Climate Summit. Help him fund a series of screenings.
A woman who has been dumped eleven times in a row, discovers (to her dismay) that she has a loser in love gene.
Directors UK member Sasha Collington is using Kickstarter to raise finishing funds for her feature film, Love Type D. The film is about a woman who has been dumped eleven times in a row, and discovers (to her dismay) that she has a loser in love gene.
An Anime & classic horror inspired live action sci-fi short film, using a never before seen shooting technique
Directors UK member Tony Sebastian Ukpo wants your help to make his anime and classic sci-fi horror inspired short film. The film will utilise a new visual technique to pull off some of the action and dramatic sequences in a way that closely mimics traditional animation.
BO66Y tells the story of England's greatest football player and forgotten hero, from triumph to tragedy, both on and off the pitch
Journalist Matthew Lorenzo is turning to football and film fans worldwide to help fund his exploration of football star Bobby Moore's legacy. With Directors UK member Ron Scalpello directing, the project marks the 50th anniversary of England’s victory in the 1966 World Cup.
A young couple are torn apart while waiting for a new pair of lungs. A short documentary about the lack of organ donors in the UK.
DUK member James Newton is looking to fund a short documentary that tells the life-affirming story of Sam and Luke - a tale that also highlights the desperate need for organ donation. Help James raise the funds to finish this worthy project and release it to audiences worldwide.
'Charlie is running out of time as she fights to piece together memories that tell of a crisis she never saw coming...'
Directors UK member Richard Elson is crowdfunding his next short film, Late: a love story with a twist. The story will be told through memories sparked by moments in the present, and Richard has some very clear ideas about how to realise that visually.
1949. Two strangers, a beat up diner and an unsolved case. A celebration of film noir and the discipline of shooting on film.
Director Zoe McCarthy is looking to fund her 16mm film noir project, Sunset Rose. Look out for a forthcoming article on www.directors.uk.com about the process behind the test shoot and the launch of this Kickstarter campaign.
Confined in a prison cell, three very different women struggle through a day of conflicting interest.
Award-winning director/writer Carolina Petro is crowdfunding her next short film: INSIDE, the story of three very different women confined to a prison cell. Starring Cristiana Dell'Anna and Seraphina Beh.
Ernie is a widower with an unwanted windfall. Tracey and Amy have each other but no money. Could fate and eggs bring them together?
Director Lucy Patrick Ward is looking to fund her new short film The Nest Egg, a very sweet black-comedy about a chicken suit, good deeds and eggs! Written by Lee Sutton, produced by Martina Silcock, it’s a comedy-drama that will make you laugh and tug your heart strings.
A beautiful short film about a young boy coming to terms with a devastating loss in the family.
A beautiful short film about a young boy coming to terms with a devastating loss in the family. An exciting new project from director Amy Coop, dealing with her childhood fears with regards to mortality.
Before dying, an elderly man is allowed to relive one day of his life. Short film starring Yasmin Paige, to be shot on 35mm film.
Joseph's Reel is an upcoming short film about an elderly man who gets the chance to relive one day of his life before he passes away. It's a poignant, thought-provoking short about love, loss and memory from Writer / Director Michael Lavers and Producer Collie McCarthy.
Our feature film ‘The Fold’ is filled with beautiful music and we would like to release a soundtrack album.
John Jencks' The Fold is released next year is released in cinemas next year, but is already making its mark on the festival circuit. A large factor in the film's success is the gorgeous soundtrack, so this is a great opportunity to help it find a wider audience.
Her brain is broken. Her mind is limitless. A film about a young woman's cerebral haemorrhage with outcomes no one could have predicted
A remarkable and personal project exploring the terrifying aftermath of a brain haemorrhage. Beautifully shot, My Beautiful Broken Brain offers a unique perspective on what happens when our whole world changes before our eyes.
Follow The Money is a feature length documentary about a month in the life of a Ten Dollar bill.
An extraordinary and original project which sees filmmaker John Hardwick literally follow the money; in this case, a ten dollar bill.
Help us collect the stories and retrace the history behind Women & Film, the first ever feminist film magazine, founded in 1972.
The birth of Women & Film was a pivotal moment in both feminist and film culture. Clarissa and Kate's project, to interview the key players in the publication's history, are sure to yield fascinating results.
An intriguing new short film from established TV director Richard Higson, in which a botched kidnap attempt leads to a game of cat and mouse between victim and perpetrators. With the casting of Dr Who's Catrin Stewart in the lead role, this is one we'd like to see become reality.
The story of a man reunited with his family after they discover him in a mental asylum run by its own patients in Juárez, Mexico.
Juarez, Mexico: the most violent city in the world, where lives are lost daily. Yet despite this cruel environment, Mark finds hope in an unlikely place: a mental asylum ran by its patients, where one man is reunited with his family. An extraordinary real-life story.
Our film joins the fight to allow the 300+ Russian children who have met their American families to complete their adoptions.
The Dark Matter of Love documents the successful adoption of Russian orphans by Americans, a practice banned by Putin since the film's completion. Sarah's film could raise the profile of the campign to reverse this controversial law, and help find Russian kids new homes again.
'Out of Darkness' is an ambitious fantasy short film project from PQA Aylesbury & Angelic Films.
An ambitious and original project overseen by D-UK member Amy Coop, Out of Darkness is a fantasy short devised and developed by children aged 7-16. Previous PQA projects have gone on to screen at festivals and prove educative for the filmmakers: we're sure this can do likewise.
93-year-old super hero proposes to save the world... again! But the clock is ticking...
James Lovelock, the discoverer of the cause of the hole in the Ozone layer, has a theory which could prove even more groundbreaking: the belief that the Earth is self-regulating, creating perfect conditions for life. This is a one-off opportunity to hear from the man himself.
An original film about the disastrous workday of Wallace.D. Popple. Yet within this off-beat tale about happiness lies a twist.
The beautifully shot (and dryly amusing) teaser trailer certainly impressed us, and being office-based ourselves we can certainly relate to the title. Nick's obvious talent as a director makes this a project you'll want your name on.
A live action/animation short film of Oscar Wilde's fairytale 'The Happy Prince' read by Stephen Fry
Oscar Wilde remains one of the most enduring writers of the last few centuries, and his work is rarely bettered than when Stephen Fry's involved. Their combined talents put to animation is sure to be a winning formula, and what's more, funders are in line for some great perks.
Nina Forever is a darkly comic love story, the debut feature film from award-winning UK filmmakers the Blaine Brothers.
This darkly comic love story from award-winning short filmmakers the Blaine Brothers has certainly piqued our curiosity, and we think it will do the same for you.
The latest film by Oscar™ winning director Daniel Greaves. It uses a combination of techniques and features comedy, romance and drama.
Animation is one of the great British success stories, and Daniel Greaves' work is at the very heart of that. From his past projects we feel sure this will become something special.
The creator of Repo Man and Sid & Nancy directs a feature comedy based on Harry Harrison's classic anti-war science fiction novel
Alex's attempt to create the biggest student film of all time is bold and worthy of our attention. According to Alex, it could also be the last feature to be shot on 35mm monochrome - so get backing!
We Are Many is a feature length documentary on the story and legacy of the biggest protest in history, which took place on 15 Feb 2003.
The protests across the globe these last few years changed nations, and gave a voice to those who previously could not be heard. This promises to be a fascinating documentary.
Eleven-year-old Masha is learning to love her adoptive family through a scientific programme.
Having thoroughly enjoyed Sarah's last film, The Sound of Mumbai, we're looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.
Penny Woolcock followed the peace process between two of the biggest gangs in Birmingham. This film can change lives.
One of the most vital British documentaries in memory, and made by one of this country's greatest documentary-makers. Need we say more!
This 1997 film set in fetish clubs and culture will fade from view unless we restore the 35mm negative and digitise it to HD
A cult favourite upon release, the restoration and remastering of Preaching to the Perverted will bring new audiences to this risque hit.