Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A micro-budget feature based on playwright Chris Dunkley's hit play. Starring David Hayler, Matti Houghton & Johnny Flynn.
A micro-budget feature based on playwright Chris Dunkley's hit play. Starring David Hayler, Matti Houghton & Johnny Flynn.
112 backers pledged £10,319 to help bring this project to life.

About

Smallholding - A feature film directed by Chris New project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

£10,319

112

Hi there! 

We’d like to introduce you to someone - 

This is Chris New - he makes theatre and films. 

And this is his friend Chris Dunkley - he’s a playwright. 

A couple of years ago Chris Dunkley wrote a play called ‘Smallholding’ and Chris New wanted to act in it.  This year they premiered it at the young and trendy HighTide Festival and, luckily for them, it went really well. The audiences loved it and the production was crowned the ‘hot ticket’ of the festival. Woo-hoo! But, now, the festival’s over and the production’s gone.   

We want to give the play a new lease of life. A sexy, shiny, show-it-in-cinemas-and-in-homes-around-the-world kind of lease of life! And there is only one way to do that and that’s to make a film! 

Our story centres on a couple - Andy and Jen - who are returning to where they grew up in an attempt to find a new life, but the life they try to leave behind isn’t done with them yet. It’s an occasionally comic but, more often, heart-rending tale. And we’re excited to share it with you. 

We’re in a very good place; Chris and Chris have adapted the script, Chris New is gearing up to direct and our main cast is now confirmed -

Matti Houghton played Jen in the original stage production. Luckily for us, she’s agreed to reprise the role.

David Hayler will take the role of Andy. He recently starred in the Chris New directed production of Chris Dunkley’s latest play ‘The Precariat’. He’s also, supposedly, one of Ricky Gervais’ favourite actors. 

And, to round off the cast, the brilliant actor and musician Johnny Flynn has recently agreed to join the team.  We're thrilled that he is on-board.

We’re ready to go, all we need now is YOU!   We’d love for you to join the team. 

Risks and challenges

As with any film we are at the mercy of the elements. Shooting entirely on location will present challenges but, with such a small cast and crew, we should be flexible enough to stay on time and under budget.

We’d really appreciate your support, either in the form of a pledge or - just as valuable to us - by spreading the word far and wide. Every penny we raise will go straight into the film and, hopefully, we’ll create something you’ll enjoy and be proud to have been a part of.

Thanks for hearing us out.

Chris & Chris

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.28

    You get a karmic hug from us all. Can you feel it?

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 13

    Congratulations! You just bagged yourself a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the film which you can view at your leisure.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    19 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 19

    You get the the Digital Download plus our BONUS FEATURES which will let you follow our journey from the first day of shooting all the way to the films release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    25 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £35 or more About US$ 45

    In addition to all of the above, we're offering a copy of Chris New's never-before-heard, specially created, 'Weekend' audio commentary. Listen-in as Chris talks you all the way through the film.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    19 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 64

    In addition to the digital download, the bonus features and the 'Weekend' audio commentary, you'll also receive an INVITATION to our BACKERS PARTY, to be be held in London, where you can mingle with fellow backers, meet the cast and crew and celebrate the film's completion!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    19 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 128

    In addition to the digital download, the bonus features, the 'Weekend' audio commentary and the Backers Party Invitation, you'll also get YOUR NAME IN THE FILM CREDITS UNDER 'FRIENDS'.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    20 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £500 or more About $642

    Now we're getting serious; So, you get the digital download, the bonus features, the 'Weekend' audio commentary, the Backers Party Invitation plus YOUR NAME in the film's credits under 'BEST FRIENDS' and copies of the original PLAY and the FILM'S SCRIPT, both signed by the entire cast and crew.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £2,000 or more About $2,567

    Now we're getting really serious; As well as the Digital copy, the Extra Features, the 'Weekend' Commentary, the party invitation and the copies of the original play and the film's script both signed by the entire cast and crew, you'll also get your name in the credits and on IMDB as our ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and an invitation to the ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS' DINNER, which will be held in London, hosted by Chris New & Chris Dunkley.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £5,000 or more About $6,416

    And, finally, the REALLY big one. As well as the Digital copy, the Extra Features, the 'Weekend' Commentary, the Backers' Party Invitation, the copies of the original play and the film's script signed by the entire cast and crew, you'll also get your name in the credits and on IMDB as the films EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, a PRIVATE DINNER, which will be held in London, hosted by Chris New & Chris Dunkley AND, if you are in the area, a SET VISIT during the shoot.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)