Meet Jamie. He’s your average London teenager. School; nagging parents; that girl down the road. He’s got everything. And he’s about to lose it all. It’s Christmas, 2012. The decorations are up, and there’s a chill in the air.
There's something wrong out in the streets. But Jamie ignores it. It’s the biggest night out of the year, the night that he’s going to get with Frankie, the night it’s all going to happen. Except his parents want him to stay home. And so Jamie has to get creative. He’ll get his night out. But, unfortunately for him, that night also happens to be the last date on the Mayan calendar. And that can mean only one thing: apocalypse.
- HELP US INSTIGATE THE END OF THE WORLD -
The End is a short film, written and directed by Ted Marcus, produced by Fred Rowson, shot by Oliver Kember, and edited by the Cannes Young Director Award nominated John X. Carey. Between us, we’ve assembled a team of young, independent filmmaking talent from London and Los Angeles, to create the ultimate short film, portraying the world’s greatest city, on screen and under siege from a Hollywood-scale biblical disaster.
Starring is Gus Lewis, who’s previously been seen as the young Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins. Opposite him is Angelica Mandy, who’s also featured in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Gabrielle Delacour. Also on board is Simon Pearsall (Doctor Who), along with parents, friends, and other talented filmmakers, all of whom have donated their time and skills to this project.
We’ll bombard you with links to our team’s previous work and credentials below but, for now, we’ll get straight to the pitch: we shot The End on a wing and a prayer, on a tiny budget, and now that we’ve come to the post-production phase, we need your help.
The End is for you – we want to entertain you. We want to
shock you. We want to show you hoards of demons pouring out of the clouds, and
we want to do it all in under ten minutes. Brevity, energy and watchability are
best parts of a good short film, and we intend to make ours widely available
once it’s finished.
We just need to get those demons right. We’ve got a hit list of VFX houses and experts, to whom we want to send our film, and now we require a small budget, raised through donation, so that we can afford to hire their talents to work on The End.
And that’s what it all comes down to. We need your contributions – and even the smallest amounts will be a help – in order to conjure the kind of CGI apocalypse that Michael Bay could only dream of.
We know you’re up to it. And, if you look over to the right, you’ll see that there are some pretty cool rewards involved, too.
With devilish best wishes,
The End team
WHO WE ARE
Written and Directed by Ted Marcus
Produced by Fred Rowson
Executive Producer, Pierre E. Plassart
Director of Photography, Oliver Kember
Editor, John X. Carey
Gus Lewis as Jamie
Angelica Mandy as Frankie
Poster by Jamie Stoker
Creature designs by Bryan Wong
- (30 days)