The End brings you explosive action and an original story; welcome to London on the 21st of December 2012, the night of the apocalypse. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 27, 2011.
About this project
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
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Pledge $6 or more
Hell – You’ll receive a ‘Thanks’ credit, and we’ll send you a digital copy of the film when it’s completed.
Pledge $9 or more
Fall of the Damned – You’ll receive a ‘Thanks’ credit, a digital copy of the film and a beautifully presented ‘making of’ digital document, which includes the film’s script, its poster, and the design artwork for the creatures.
Pledge $25 or more
Death of the Reprobate – You’ll receive a ‘Special Thanks’ credit, a DVD of the film, on its completion, and the ‘making of’ digital document.
Pledge $55 or more
Mankind Beset by Devils – You’ll get a ‘Special Thanks’ credit, a DVD of the film, a printed and signed copy of the ‘making of’ pack, as well as a signed 'The End' film poster. And we won’t print it on some scrappy sheet of A4. No. This will be a proper one sheet, fit to adorn your bedroom wall.
Pledge $125 or more
Ecce Homo – a.k.a., ‘behold the man’. That is you, and now we’re getting serious. You’ll get the ‘Special Thanks’ credit, the DVD, the printed and signed ‘making of’ pack, and poster. You’ll also get as much Batman merchandise as we can cobble together, with a signed note from the young Bruce Wayne himself.
Pledge $230 or more
The Conjurer – You’ll get all of the above (the credit, the DVD, the printed pack, the poster, and the Batman clobber). You’ll also get signed pictures from both of our stars, and one of our crew in London will mosey over to Forbidden Planet and pick you up a Harry Potter wand, which we’ll include with a signed note from none other than Gabrielle Delacour.
Pledge $650 or more
2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)
Terrestrial Paradise – If we’re going this high, we’ve got to make it worth your while. You’ll get all of the rewards from the $200 donation. You’ll get an ‘Extra Special Thanks’ credit. We’ll also take you out for a drink in either London or Los Angeles and have serious film chat. Want to get involved in our next project? This is the one to plump for.
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)
The Garden of Earthly Delights – You’ll receive an Executive Producer credit, and all of the above. We will also arrange and pay for a dinner for you in either London or Los Angeles, depending on which is more convenient for you. Present at the dinner will be either the director or the producer (depending on your choice of city) and as many members of the young and talented cast and crew as we can rustle up. In short, we will treat you like a king.
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