HUGE THANK YOU! New Stretch Goal - 60k!
Massive thank you to all our backers for helping us reach our goal! Because of your support we now will be able to create some brilliant action scenes in ALLEYCATS! We can't thank you enough!
The amazing news is that we've already reached over £52,000 so we're going to keep pushing until the deadline! This is a truly independent film and every pound really does count, so if you are still thinking about pledging, please do it! We're getting really ambitious and we're going to INCREASE OUR GOAL TO £60,000!
Any extra money we raise will help to make ALLEYCATS a better film with truly thrilling action scenes. Please keep sharing on Facebook and Twitter!
The Alleycats Team
What is ALLEYCATS?
Alleycats is an independent action/thriller feature film; exploring the underground world of illegal bike racing in London. These races take place throughout the world and are called Alleycats.
For a full synopsis visit: www.alleycatsfilm.com/
My name is Ian Bonhote and I am the Director. I was introduced to real life Alleycats by a courier friend of mine and instantly became completely hooked on this underground world of bike racing. I even took part in some of the races. I have been developing the film for five years now and I want to bring the unique shooting style I have developed from making many commercials and short films to the forefront of this film.
Alleycats will be an action-packed, stylish film with a pumping soundtrack that will show a side to London that you have never seen before.
Who is your cast?
We have a fantastic cast already attached! Rose Wicksteed is our brilliant casting director and we are now finalising the details of the feature cast.
Stay tuned for further announcements!
Eleanor Tomlinson - JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, ANGUS THONGS AND PERFECT SNOGGING and the up-coming BBC series: POLDARK.
John Hannah - FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, SLIDING DOORS, THE MUMMY trilogy and SPARTACUS.
Camilla Rutherford - GOSFORD PARK, ROME, THE DARJEELING LIMITED, DIMENSIONS and FLEMING.
Sonoya Mizuno - EX MACHINA, HIGH STRUNG and VENUS IN EROS.
Juan Cely - BLOOD AND RAIN, THE PASSION OF GABRIEL, EL LABERINTO and THE PROMISE.
Virgile Bramly - INCEPTION, POINT BLANK, THE LINE OF BEAUTY, MADERLAY and the upcoming PICNIC IN GAZA.
Frederick Schmidt - SNOW IN PARADISE, STARRED UP, SECOND COMING and the upcoming PATIENT ZERO.
Hera Hilmar - DA VINCI'S DEMONS, ANNA KARENINA, THE FIFTH ESTATE, GET SANTA and LIFE IN A FISHBOWL.
Sam Keeley - THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, DREAM HOUSE and BAFTA award winning series MISFITS and THE BORGIAS.
Who are you?
Ian Bonhote. My career has earned me credits spanning commercials, music video and short films, as well as co-founding the Production Company Pulse Films (pulsefilms.com) with fellow producers Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford.
As a Director, I have created campaigns for Gatorade, Nike, Puma, Pepsi, as well as music videos for Mumford & Sons, Morcheeba, Jamie Cullum, Tom Jones, amongst many others. I have extensive experience working with entertainment and sports celebrities, including Tiger Woods, Blank Vlasic and Thierry Henry.
Andy Ryder is our Producer, he has extensive experience within the TV and film industry working on major Hollywood blockbusters (Including Batman - The Dark Knight), feature documentaries, large budget drama/docs, music videos and commercials.
Andy has also produced five high quality short films which have all gained entry to major festivals worldwide.
It's your first film... Do you know what you're doing?
OK... Where does Kickstarter come in?Action scenes are expensive! Especially sequences which require us to perform dangerous stunts and close London streets. For Alleycats to work, it will depend on the action sequences within the film being effective. Every penny from backers of the campaign will go directly towards making these action scenes, so that we can ensure Alleycats is an amazing, fast-paced, action film that does justice to the culture.
Who else is involved?
The RewardsOur fantastic rewards are many and varied.
for their support,
receive rewards ranging
from (but not limited to):
As well as this - If you would like a reward signed then all it takes is an extra £25 donation!
We have also created a really fun, addictive game that links in with our ﬁlm. Fans can share their scores with us and we hope that with this project we will create not just a ﬁlm, but a community as well.
What if I want more than one reward?
We've tried to design the rewards in such a way that it's easy to group them together for the package you want. If however there are separate rewards, or you'd like multiple rewards for gifts or any other reason, please get in touch with us directly to discuss.
Other Important Questions
What happens if you don’t reach your target?
Kickstarter is an all or nothing model! If we don’t reach our target no-one gets charged. That’s why we need you… and your family and friends! So please, even if you can’t donate, help us by spreading the word on Twitter, Facebook or word of mouth.
How do we contact you?
Via our Twitter and Facebook pages! We want to share the creative process with you and are constantly updating on our social media to give you an insight into what exactly goes into making a feature film.
If you have any questions or suggestions for rewards that you would like, please just leave us a comment.
Risks and challenges
As with anything in life, there is a risk and making films is no different.
We aim to start shooting in March and have the film completed by September, and although we feel it is a realistic date, quite often schedules change due to weather, crew/cast not being available for certain dates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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