'Three's a crowd' is a ten minute stop motion animation. This film will be very different from other stop motion films,
"why" you may ask? "is it animated?"
"is it puppets?"
"So what's different then?"
"Well, the story telling."
Animation tends to be very 'childlike' in its approach. By that I don't mean it's solely for children, what I mean is, it tends to be soft around the edges, generally safe and friendly. I wanted to create something different, something more drama based. Up until now, finding funding for an animated film like this has been virtually impossible. But, then comes along the fantastic KickStarter. Fantastic because it allows everyday people to put in small sums of cash that when combined, become large sums of cash, but without all the usual TV/film funding issues. You can write a script that is different, something that is story led. It’s animated yes, but not soft, fluffy and childlike. Neither is it, crass, crude and abrasive. This is a story that is new and fresh that doesn’t have to have potential marketing deals behind it, it doesn’t have to have guaranteed viewing figures or merchandising rights before any one will back it. It is right back to basics.
The person sat at home! You simply look at it, think, yeah, I like the look of that, it may go somewhere, I'll chuck in a fiver, why not!
That is the beauty of KickStarter.
'Three's a Crowd' is a fantastic story, superb characters, it's new, it's fresh and it's already in production. You can help to finish this fantastic short film and take ‘Three’s a Crowd’ around the world. It could be the start of a new way of writing animation. So, if you have faith in me and like my ideas, then PLEASE, throw a fiver into 'Three's a Crowd’. Massive, huge, enormous thanks.
'Three's a Crowd' Director.
Three's a Crowd story outline.
Ray lives alone. He is a private man that likes to keep himself to himself. Next door to Ray lives single mum, Paula and her 6 year old daughter, Sophie'
All is fine until the unwelcome arrival of Paula's ex boyfriend 'Wayne', Wayne has decided to come back into Paula's life now she has a flat.
Ray can hear Paula and Wayne arguing through the night. He is afraid for Paula and Sophie's well-being but does not know whether to act.
Should he mind his own business or get involved?
Risks and challenges
'Three's a Crowd' is an ambitious project but anything worth doing, I feel, usually is.
I have completed loads of scenes, made props, sets, puppets and have animated through the night.
My only hurdle now is post production. Your funding will help me finish the film and complete this. Once completed, Three's a Crowd will look beautiful. It can then be edited together with Phil Brookes fantastic music laid over it. Once finished, the rest of the funds will help me to enter it into fantastic festivals all around the world.
You can help me to send it off on its adventures. You can be at the very start of ‘Three’s a crowd’.
Three’s a crowd, director.
- (36 days)