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Nigel KellawayBy Nigel Kellaway
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Nigel KellawayBy Nigel Kellaway
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£114
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 17 2015 12:38 PM UTC +00:00

About

In 2008 I met Jimmy when I worked with adults on a drug and alcohol recovery programme. He wanted to tell the story of his battle with alcohol over the previous 30 years. So we worked together to make an animated film that became JIMMY THEN AND NOW. The film was screened at a Drug and Alcohol Service Launch at City Hall in London and the Wood Green Film Festival where it was nominated for an award.

After having the best three years of his life living without alcohol, when he was even able to go on a fundraising walk in India,  Jimmy relapsed and started to drink again. That was when he decided to ring me - 

Jimmy: Hello Nigel?

Me: Hello?

Jimmy: It’s Jim. Do you remember me?

Me: Jimmy - yes of course.

Jimmy: I want to make another film.

Nigel: Okay... 

We met in a cafe and started writing down the next part of his life story and what happened when he turned back to drinking. 

In March 2014 Jimmy came out of a 2 month detox programme and we met up and started making sets, puppets and animatics for the first part of the new film. This time we had no money so we have had to so far use cardboard scavenged from Amazon deliveries and plasticine left over from animation projects that I'd worked on with young people. We were fortunate to be able to find a space to use for building stuff - thank you Art Start.

We need funding now so we can: 

  • Devote more time to working on the film - animation is very time consuming.
  • Pay for space to use for filming.
  • Pay for the soundtrack to be professionally mixed.
  • Promote, distribute and screen the finished film.
  • Be able to show it to users and people on recovering programmes and the families affected by living with alcoholism

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge with making this film is in keeping the momentum going. We are currently working on the first part of the film set in India and once this part is filmed we will move on to building and then filming the second half of the film. Each scene takes along time to set up and film.

We think this film has a unique role to play in helping people dealing with alcoholism and the effect it has on their families. At the very least it works as an ice breaker to get people to talk about their experiences.

This film is also really important in showing the value in running arts based projects with people going through difficult times and we want to make sure that organisations and the people who can fund projects like this get to see it. At the moment so many art therapy projects are being cut - it seems a miracle we got to make the first film.

If we get more money than our target amount then we will put that money towards telling the next part of Jimmy's story.

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