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Jimmy FrancisBy Jimmy Francis
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Jimmy FrancisBy Jimmy Francis
First created
SEK 6,373
pledged of SEK 185,000pledged of SEK 185,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 4 2017 8:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

Summary

The story centers around a few of the former Greek gods that live among us in modern society. They are forced into group therapy sessions in order to deal with their depressions as well as other personal issues.  

This is an independent feature film project prepared to shoot in the fall of 2017 with great investments in the form of technical equipment and a sound stage among other things. Now we are looking for financing to finalise a high-class cast and crew to this unique project. 

Ares - God of War
Ares - God of War

Synopsis

Ares and the former Greek gods live among us today in modern society. They are broke, hateful to people and suffer from different addictions. When they are forced to go to therapy sessions in order to receive welfare money, they are faced with a therapist who believes they must have new goals in life. Ares refuses to accept this but when more problems of mortal life start to pile up, he must decide if he can live in our modern world or leave it forever.

Poseidon - God of the Sea
Poseidon - God of the Sea

Vision

Support Group Olympus is about being able to let go of ones past and move on in life. It has a subtext of how finance affects our role in society.

The film is stylistically a modern Blues-Opera with a touch of Film Noir.

Ares and the other gods represent human problems such as anger, alcoholism etc. that come out of the feeling of having reached ones peak in life and not being able to accept change or new beginnings. The idea is to create a very human story in surreal circumstances.

This is a story I’ve been writing and re-writing for the past eight years based on a short film I did during my high school years.

Aphrodite - Goddess of Love
Aphrodite - Goddess of Love

What we need...

The film will be shot in Stockholm, Sweden. We have a lot of the practicalities needed to shoot a feature film on the quality level that we are aiming for. We have an investment deal with the equipment rental house Ljud & Bildmedia that are standing behind the project in terms of the necessary technical equipment such as camera, lenses, lights and grip. We also have an investment deal with Metronome Rental that are supporting the project with a sound stage to build sets and shoot on.
We have a sponsorship deal from a lumber yard, Beijer Bygg Lidingö that is sponsoring the project with construction material to build sets with.

Despite these great investments and perhaps a few more practical ones on the way, making a film the right way is expensive, very expensive in most cases. Just getting a professional crew and great actors involved usually costs a project millions. In the case of Support Group Olympus we are making the film on independent terms and getting a ton of professional work done for little to no money. However, to really make this film all it can be we need to guarantee a good cast and crew for the project. Making a film is an art form and no matter what top of the line technical aspects a production may have nothing will affect the end result more than the actual artists working on it.

The money asked for is the minimum amount needed to finalize deals for a professional cast and crew and locking them into place to shoot this fall. 

Some of the money will also be used for administrative costs as well as creating and distributing the rewards.

If you are interested in making an investment deal in this project either with cash or something that you might think we could use, please contact us.

Athena - Goddess of Wisdom
Athena - Goddess of Wisdom

If We Get More...

Should we surpass our goals of 185 000 SEK (approx: 19 500 USD) we will invest in a higher quality of set design and props ensuring the film gets the maximum out of its look. A higher budget will also give the film more casting options.

Atlas - the Titan
Atlas - the Titan

 

Risks and challenges

With so many different aspects in a production there are always a number of risks when making a film.
Working several years as a First Assistant Director it has been my job to see potential upcoming problems and make sure the production avoids them. This experience is invaluable when it comes to tackling a larger project.
Certainly having the right equipment and logistical solutions is important to any large scale project but in my experience there is nothing that will be as important as having the right people involved.

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    Photo Print: L'Abym - Depth Unknown

    An Underwater Photo Fine Art Print by Jimmy Francis. The photo is a high quality print in A4 size inside a A3 white edge. Edge is signed and dated. The photo features the top of a Coral wall in Dominica's great underwater ravine L'Abym where the depth is still unknown. Can be found on: www.jimmyfrancisphoto.com
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    Photo Print: Giant through Snowy Sea

    An Underwater Photo Fine Art Print by Jimmy Francis. The photo is a high quality print in A4 size inside a A3 white edge. Edge is signed and dated. The photo features a Basking Shark gliding through the plankton rich waters of the Scottish Archipelago. Can be found on: www.jimmyfrancisphoto.com
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    Photo Print: Curious Chelonia

    An Underwater Photo Fine Art Print by Jimmy Francis. The photo is a high quality print in A4 size inside a A3 white edge. Edge is signed and dated. The photo features a close up portrait of a Green Turtle in Barbados. Can be found on: www.jimmyfrancisphoto.com
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    Photo Print: The Banded One

    An Underwater Photo Fine Art Print by Jimmy Francis. The photo is a high quality print in A4 size inside a A3 white edge. Edge is signed and dated. The photo features a close up portrait of a Banded Coral Shrimp living in a sponge coral on a reef in the Grenadine Islands. Can be found on: www.jimmyfrancisphoto.com
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    Photo Print: Balahoo Below

    An Underwater Photo Fine Art Print by Jimmy Francis. The photo is a high quality print in A4 size inside a A3 white edge. Edge is signed and dated. The photo is a underwater/surface split shot featuring a profile view of the unique looking Ballahoo fish with a tree line background. Can be found on: www.jimmyfrancisphoto.com
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    This Film was Supported by:

    Your name will appear as "This film was Supported by:" Credit in the films Beginning(!) title sequence.
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    The Support Group Package

    Package includes:
    - A "This film was Supported by:" Credit in the films Beginning(!) title sequence.
    - A personal letter from writer/director Jimmy Francis, thanking for your support
    - A Fine Art Photo Print (A4 size inside a A3 white edge. Edge is signed and dated)
    - The script, signed by main cast & crew members
    - 5x Special Limited Edition Posters OR 5x Concept Art Posters
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    Poseidon's World

    A five piece collection of Underwater Photo Prints by Jimmy Francis. Each photo is a high quality print in A4 size inside a A3 white edge. Edge is signed and dated.
    The Collection includes:
    - L'Abym - Depth Unknown
    - The Banded One
    - Giant through Snowy Sea
    - Curious Chelonia
    - Balahoo Below
    The photos can be found on: www.jimmyfrancisphoto.com
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    A Day on Set + Prop + First Screening

    This reward gives you access to a day on the set of the film. You will have your own chair to view production from as well as have lunch with the cast and crew. (NOTE - this reward does not include travel or accommodation)
    You will also receive a notable prop in the film that is used by one of the main characters.
    You will also receive an invite to the first cast & crew private screening session of the finished film.
    Along side this you will also receive:
    - A "This film was Supported by:" Credit in the films Beginning(!) title sequence.
    - A personal letter from writer/director Jimmy Francis, thanking for your support
    - 5x Fine Art Photo Prints (A4 size inside a A3 white edge. Edge is signed and dated)
    - The script, signed by main cast & crew members
    - 5x Special Limited Edition Posters
    - 5x Concept Art Posters
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Funding period

- (30 days)