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Baby Shoes is a film based on several true events, incorporating many bizarre things that have happened to me and the story of a homeless man I met last year. The film goes like this:

Paul loses his job, his home and everything he owns in a fire and finds himself in a homeless shelter where he meets a man called James. James is a strange man with an even stranger background but, despite their differences, the duo build an unconventional friendship. They must travel to the other side of Britain to get Paul's home and life back but encounter several unfortunate occurrences along the way. And, unbeknown to Paul, James has an ulterior motive for their long journey.

The film will be shot in 4K using two Sony FDR-AX100E cameras. Much of the film is in the form of a road-trip and and takes place in a car, a dilapidated truck and the back of a lorry trailer. All of these scenes, which make up the majority of the film, will be shot in a chroma key (green screen) studio. The remainder of the film, including two major stunt shots, will be filmed on location in Leeds and Glasgow as these cannot be achieved in studio.

The film is currently in the casting stage. No permanent cast/crew members can be hired until the project is funded. However, I have had an overwhelming number of actors contact me who are interested in being in the film and who are as passionate as I am about the film's humble message.

The goal of Baby Shoes is to make and excellent character-driven film with a heartfelt, meaningful story that will captivate people from beginning to end. But, of course, the film has many aims. A big one is to prove that small, independent films with no studio backing can make just as big of an impact that a big-budget Hollywood film can.

£10,000 is the minimum amount of money Baby Shoes can be made for. The film is written and we're currently in the casting stage of production. Baby Shoes is a character-driven film, focusing largely on dialogue and story telling and giving the actors a chance to shine. We won't be filming on location as much as other, less story-focused films. The advantage of this, other than the fact the film will be more emotionally engaging, is that it will cost less money to make. Here is a budget breakdown:

Studio Hire - £1250                    Set Hire - £1500

Cast/Crew - £3750                     Transport/Catering - £600

Filming Equipment - £900         Post-production - £500

The remaining budget is for backers' rewards, festival entries and screenings. If we manage to raise more money (which I hope we will) then updates, detailing where it will be spent, will be posted promptly.

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PLEASE BACK BABY SHOES! The only way this unique film can be made is with your help! Thanks for reading.

Risks and challenges

While a meticulous schedule will be constructed for this project, production problems can arise which means the film's completion could be delayed. This is unlikely to happen, but if it does it will be documented in the 'updates' section.

Another potential problem is the weather. As some of the film will be shot on location there is always a chance the weather could delay production. There really isn't anything that can be done about this. This is Britain after all, and our weather is notoriously miserable.

All in all though, it is very unlikely any major delays or problems will arise. If they do, they will be documented in the 'updates' section.

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    A physical copy of the screenplay.
    A personal letter from the director.
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    A "Co-Producer" credit.
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    A physical copy of the screenplay.
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    NOTE: FILM SCREENINGS WILL TAKE PLACE IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016. TRAVEL/ACCOMMODATION NOT INCLUDED IN REWARD.

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    A special-edition DVD/Blu-ray combo of the film.
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    A page of the production screenplay, signed by the director.
    A physical copy of the screenplay.
    A personal letter from the director.
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