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Survive

A short film based in a dystopian future. One man with no hope, fights for survival, stopping at nothing to avenge his wife.

Survive

A short film based in a dystopian future. One man with no hope, fights for survival, stopping at nothing to avenge his wife.

£1,713
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23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, August 4 2015 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 31, 2015

About

HI

My name is Richard Rowden, I am the writer and director of Survive.

Click for CV
Click for CV

One thing I forgot to mention in the video.... I'm also acting in Survive! Yes, I'm doing a Clint Eastwood. There aren't many opportunities as an actor to perform in these types of films so I wrote one for myself.  This film marks my first time as a director and it's by far the most ambitious challenge I've ever set myself! luckily I have the best cast and crew I could have ever wished for, I have full confidence they will do an outstanding job. 

Check out our test score Johnny Yates did for us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQEz7MJMIdQ

A bit more story talk

The film is set in an unknown future. The government has crumbled and Britain is now controlled by one man (Joey Tadiar) and his own police force. This man has re-introduced slavery and anyone who doesn't agree is punished. In some cases sentenced to death. Talib (Chuku Modu) a slave and prised fighter to this man has escaped from his slave ring to try and find his sister. During his escape he takes shelter in what he thinks is an abandoned house, only to find Zach (Richard Rowden) pointing a gun at his head... and with the police not far behind, Zach must make a choice. 

I'm a huge Christopher Nolan fan, I love the way he keeps everything secret and lets you discover his world yourself rather than him telling you. I don't plan to reveal much more about the story, Survive will certainly set your imagination on fire.

ACTORS

All the actors in this film are fully trained and have vast amounts of film/tv credits. Our actors have featured in 'Me Before You' alongside Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, 'Da Vinci Demons', 'Snow White and the Huntsman', 'Amber Run' music videos and all have featured in adverts for television. They've also tread the boards at The Old Vic and The lion and Unicorn theatre (Housed, Frankenstein, The Jungle Book). Click images for CV's.

Chuku Modu
Chuku Modu
Sabrina Salerno
Sabrina Salerno
Joey Tadiar
Joey Tadiar

Mood and Style:

The Road
The Road
Defiance
Defiance
Book of Eli
Book of Eli
Forest
Forest
Lost
Lost

WHY THE LAKE DISTRICT?

Last year I visited the lake district for the first time. I was shooting a music video for a band called Amber Run (Click image for video). 

Amber Run - Pilot
Amber Run - Pilot

We shot in some stunning locations, even the drive to set was amazing. The landscape changes quite drastically. One minute its beautiful lakes the next huge mountains, long roads and vast countryside. When we wrapped on the video I said to myself I have to shoot a film here. Sadly it means a bigger expense but I rarely see the Lake District in films. I want people to know how epic it is and I plan to expose it's beauty. 

All our locations have been scouted with a contract written up from the Nation Trust allowing us to film on the lakes and mountains we need. Most of the filming will be on and around Derwent water, near a town called Keswick.

Derwent water
Derwent water

Some of the team:

Yannick Hausler: Cinematographer.  (Click image for reel)

Yannick Hausler
Yannick Hausler

Yannick and I have known each other for a good few years now, we have worked together on many passion projects. He is one of the hardest working people I know and his dedication to capturing that perfect shot always impresses me. Check his website out for more info on his amazing work. http://www.yannickhausler.co.uk

Click image for website.
Click image for website.

Mike Tyler: Editor and VRX artist.

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Click his face for website

Me and Mike met while shooting Amber Run's music videos (he was an onsite editor). He is by far one of the most talented people I've met, he's a film wizard! Just watch his latest video for Enter Shikari which he directed, wrote, edited and did all the VFX. (Click Image). Visit his website for more info on Mike: www.mikejctyler.com

Enter Shikari - Torn Apart
Enter Shikari - Torn Apart

Arran Green: Camera Assistant

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Click image for website

Arran is also a fantastic cinematographer. He has the same dedication as Yannick to capturing that perfect shot. They will make a great team. to see some of Arrans work check out his website: http://www.arrangreen.com

Johnny Yates: Composer

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Click his face for website

This guy! He's worked on some pretty impressive campaigns (Lamborghini, HSBC, Rouge and American Express). He is currently working on some super exciting projects I can't disclose yet. He is fitting my film into his very busy schedule which I am hugely thankful for. Check his Website: http://www.johnnyyates.com

Thats just a few of our crazy talented team, I can't wait to start working with them all again. The team are working professionals taking time out from very well paid jobs to help with this project. They know there isn't a huge financial reward but they believe in the project and love the idea. Who knows.... We may expand this into a feature film at a later date.

How much?

   We need £6000 to make this film. The money will go towards:

  • Hiring real cinematic cameras like the Red Epic or Ari Alexxa.
  • Everyone is London based so we need to cover van hire for equipment and transportation for actors and crew.
  • 4 days worth of accommodation. We plan to rent out a camping barn thats centralised in the Lake District.
  • Catering and any bits and bobs we may need during filming.
  • Costume and props
  • Red Bull
Behind the scenes
Behind the scenes

Shooting in the Lake District will become tiring very quickly. Most of our locations are short hikes away and our schedule is jam packed for the 4 days and nights we plan to shoot. I want everyone involved with the film to enjoy making it, so most of the budget will be spend on a decent bed and healthy food to keep us on track. The better shape we are in the better the film outcome will be.

Everything is ready! We have our dates to shoot with all crew and actors available to film. We plan to shoot for 5 days in September and plan to release the film summer 2016. The film has planned screening dates next year so we can't publicly release the film until the screenings have finished. 

I really do hope you will join us on this adventure. It's going to be a blast making Survive and you can follow our progress on social media. Links below.

Survive Facebook
Survive Facebook
Survive Twitter
Survive Twitter
Survive Instagram
Survive Instagram

Thank you,

Team Survive.

Risks and challenges

Survive may take up to a year to finish. Filmmaking is full of surprises but Hopefully if everything goes to plan one year is plenty of time.

One major problem that could cause delays is weather. Our film is almost entirely shot outside so if the weather isn't right.... there isn't much we can do about it but wait.

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