RUN AWAY is a short, experimental and extremely creative film, using elements of gesture and movement to tell a unique and exciting story. The film has many ingredients that will spike your curiosity, whether it be the relationship between two women who've just met, the imposing room that appears to get smaller and smaller, or the plants which seem to be shadowing them wherever they go, we guarantee each moment will be more captivating than the last.
RUN AWAY tells the story of Lily and Colette, strangers caught in a moment of eye contact whilst dancing in a crowded room. The girls conspire to run away together, but they become trapped within the walls of an expansive, yet claustrophobic house, and their adventure becomes a struggle to escape the tide of obstacles that are preventing them from leaving.
Choreography will take inspiration from DV8 and Pina Bausch in its physically theatrical nature, telling a story of passion and secrecy through gestural patterns and movement.
This project is being worked on by a large team of students from different universities and courses who are committed to creating something truly extraordinary.
Our core consists of final year film students hailing from the Northern Film School, who have brought together students from other universities and disciplines to give 'RUN AWAY' the expertise that it needs.
RUN AWAY is the unique brain-child of our Lithuanian cinematographer Judita Ragauskaite, who came up with the idea when experimenting with different ways to use her homemade, stylistic filters. She is currently working on some amazing bubble and water filters with magic.
The project was then taken into the hands of Producer Craig Bromyard, who, after working with local professionals to make a short film at a summer camp in 2005, pursued film by studying Media Production at Stockton Riverside College. In 2010 he won a student Royal Television Society award for writing and directing his short film, 'Aplomb'.
The project was then adopted by Director Katie Affleck, who's pursuit of filmmaking has taken her from Durham to Sacramento, California, and back to Leeds to complete her degree. This is her most ambitious project to date, and her aim is to create something that is visually unique and entrancing, yet tell a story to engage the audience with a sense of hope and vulnerability.
Craig Bromyard - Producer (3rd Year Northern Film School)
Katie Affleck - Director (3rd year Northern Film School)
Judita Ragauskaite - Director of Photography (3rd year Northern Film School)
Kate Stanley - Production Designer (3rd Year Northern Film School)
Ben Cole - Editor (3rd Year Northern Film School)
Ula Liagaite - Choreographer (3rd Year Northern School of Contemporary Dance)
With music from Declan Forde (Leeds College of Music)
Costumes by Gabija Razanskaite (London College of Fashion)
& Illustrations by Lucy Sherston (Leeds College of Art)
With this campaign our team aims to raise £780 to fund this project. This money will go towards:
- Camera and equipment (renting C300, lenses, filters)
- Production Design (materials to make costumes, props, plants upon plants, an old victorian bath, set building)
- Locations (power, heating)
- Visual Effects (e.g. DIY lenses)
This film is going to be based heavily on visual style and artistic statements, some elements being extraordinary to say the least. We're really dedicated into making this a one-of-a-kind film that will stir emotions as well as deliver its striking vision.
Keep track of us on Twitter @runawayfilm
We've found our primary location - Sunny Bank Mills
We've cast our cat! Clips will be playing the role of Peter!
Tonight we recorded our choir songs at Leeds College of Music. Who says singing can't be improvised?
Conducting the whispering -
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is going to be casting a cat (yes, a cat!) we need a very patient and docile animal that doesn't mind the hustle and bustle of a film set. There are also health and safety issues within this area, but to overcome these and gain some experience we're going to get some help and advice from a local 'animal actors' company.
We also have a scene where the walls of the house move in gradually, we're currently experimenting with polyboards and castor wheels in order to create this illusion.
We have a lot of water involvement in our film. This of course is another health and safety issue which must be taken into account. We're doing extensive planning to ensure it is dealt with in the safest manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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