An original film about the disastrous workday of Wallace.D. Popple. Yet within this off-beat tale about happiness lies a twist.
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Wallace D. Popple is having a bad day. A series of painful mishaps befall him as he goes about his work. Yet within this off-kilter tale about happiness lies a twist for the twisted...
OUR LEADING LADY, KARA LILY HAYWORTH, HAS JUST BEEN CAST IN JUPITER ASCENDING, THE LATEST FILM BY THE CREATORS OF THE MATRIX, THE WACHOWSKI BROTHERS.
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Bad Day At The Office is an off-beat black comedy (in the vein of the Coen brothers or Wes Anderson ) that attests to the fact that what we see is not always what it seems - illustrating that the nature of individual happiness is subjective.
Today, life kicks Wallace D. Popple in the balls... Literally. The narrator chronicles Wallace’s pitiful existence in the corporate mincer against a backdrop of painful mishaps and begs the question; Is Wallace’s luckless day just desserts for a spineless existence in a job he despises?
CAST AND CREW
We assembled a world class crew, all of whom believed in the story and the distinctive vision of the piece.
Director - Nick Scott (Read more about him in the 'bio' section) or view his showreel here.
Producer - Harriet Macdonald has worked with the likes of Ian McKellen and Nicholas Hoult, her productions have been screened around the world from Milan fashion Week to Cannes Short film Corner.
Director of photography - Lorenzo Levrini has a number of features under his belt and his team crafted a beautiful, cinematic look. Using the Arri Alexa and Cook lenses, the film employs the same state-of-the-art technology recently employed in films such as the latest installment of James Bond, Skyfall.
Lead actor - Matthew Fraser Holland trained at the National Youth Music Theatre and at the National Theater Institute, U.S.A. He has performed as 'Ariel' in The Tempest, 'Wayne Allsop' in Sky One's Is Harry On The Boat, 'Brian Jennings' in Channel 5's Harry & Cosh, and has recently finished filming the role of 'Colin Collins' in comedy pilot MeatPuppets.
Lead actress - Kara Lily Hayworth is a 25 year old Actress and Singer trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama. Kara has just made her West End debut as the leading role of Edwin Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Arts Theatre Leicester Square and has just finished working on feature film ‘Maleficent’ with Director Robert Stromberg which starred Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Kara has recently been cast in Jupiter Ascending the new movie from the creators of The Matrix, The Wachowski brothers.
Composer Si Begg is somewhat of a legend in the electronica scene. His work has been released on Ninja tunes and Mute records (home of Depeche Mode and Moby). He has created a multitude of scores for commercials and TV idents as well as recently moving into full feature film soundtracks.
Full Cast and Crew :
Writer/Director: Nick Scott
Producer: Harriet Macdonald
3rd AD: Stine Elverum Heggen
3rd AD: Andre Thomas
DOP: Lorenzo Levrini
1st AC: Joshua Richards
2nd AC: Natasha Mullan
Sound: Freddie Halliwell
Gaffer: David Beaumont
Spark: Anton Novoselov
Spark: Daniel Anthony
Grip: Max Macgachan
Make-up Designer: Jessie Deol
Make-up Assistant: Gracie Coupland
Costume: Crista Repo
Costume Assistant: Stella Macdonald
Art Director: Josie Aileen Kealy
Art Assistants: Amy Paige, Samuel J Tyler, Joshua T Howell, Grace Carroll
Runner: Shaun Coombs, Cristina Tarquini
Art Department Mechanical: Edd West
Editor: Rob Ward
VFX: Leandro vazquez
DOP: Lorenzo Levrini
1st AC: Yannick Hausler
2nd AC: Bren
Make-Up: Helen Shrimpton,
Make-Up: Trish O'Rourke
Art Direction: Gary Roberts
Promotional Stills Photographer: Rob Ward
This is where you come in. We have high hopes for the film in terms of getting it to some prestigious places. All the ingredients are there but we need your help with some of the final points to finish it.
Your money will go towards the following:
Mastering, transfers to required formats for festival submission, festival submission fees, track licensing, additional post-production requirements.
It isn't a vanity project for us, so your contribution is intended to go somewhere. So if you want to be associated with something that is aiming for recognition in the upper echelons of the industry (with your name attached!) then please help us propel this original vision as far as we can.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Many of the risks have already been overcome. We all knew we had a really original script - instead of idling and waiting for funds, we took the bull by the horns, spent savings, gathered our collective skill sets and shot it.
It was an ambitious shoot mainly due to the locations, we wanted a timeless, Gilliam-esque type world. So logistically we set the bar quite high with Art Deco offices, derelict houses etc. We also had a pretty risky stunt to produce (undertaken by a professional stuntman)
We achieved the look - at the expense of everyone needing to travel a great distance over the shooting days (which all did with great spirit).
We also wanted high production value in terms of camera, lenses, track...this obviously is more time consuming and put added pressure on us time-wise when coupled with our elaborate sets.
The biggest 'risk' now is that this original film doesn't get to as many people as possible. Our preferred route is to take it to festivals first - and garner some interest from seasoned producers before a blanket online release. This is mainly because it gives us potential targeted exposure to industry 'gatekeepers' (with regards to a feature film we are developing.)
That said we are truly into the 'independent' mindset - this is why we are asking for your help! - It just makes sense for us to start with the traditional route before moving on. We will continue to create stories in this independent way but it doesn't hurt to dip a toe into the established world. Thanks for your support.
The film is edited, in post production and soundtrack is being created, the only risk is that without your help, we won't get the much needed exposure that this effort warrants - so please help if you can.
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