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A short film following Jim Maxwell (genius and all round good guy) in his vain attempt to do something nice for his girlfriend Lucy.

We've rolled film (metaphorically speaking) on Radio Friendly and here's a little preview scene to whet your appetite for what's to come! If you like it, share it around and consider chipping in to help us get to our target. Cheers, Cormac

Radio Friendly is a rom-sci-fi-com. At the minute it exists as an 18 page script and a sequence of shots that I can see in my head but desperately want to put on the screen. To achieve this end I've put together a great crew of people with bags of experience and my cast of 5 are second to none.

I'm an audio engineer by day so both sound and music are massively important to me. I've secured some great music for the soundtrack including original work by Max Williams and one of my favourite songs of all time by Minneapolis's own Arcwelder.

I'm also a big fan of film posters and thanks to Alex at Crooked Cartoon we have an amazing piece of artwork to promote the film with.

We're ready to roll on 6 September but we're looking for support from this campaign to make the production go with a real bang.

  • We want to get some extra lights and a strobe so we can achieve some of the special effects in the film 
  • We would love to get a dolly for some slick camera moves 
  • Some of our locations have proven hard to come by so we need to cover some expenses on those 
  • We need to make sure the cast and crew are fed and watered throughout the shoot 
  • When all's said and done I want people to see this film so I'm planning a pretty active festival campaign so entry fees will be a factor 

All funds raised will be left on the screen, one way or another, I can guarantee that.

A brief history of Radio Friendly

Picture the scene (probably in a wide shot). I'm stood at the bar in the Curzon Cinema in Soho. It's the end of the Sci-Fi-London film festival and I'm discussing the merits of the short film programme with a few other people. Someone, quite innocently, turns to me and says 'Why don't you have a go at making a film?' 

Fast forward 10 years, it's June 2013 and I'm finishing up the sound mix on Ellipse, the first short film produced by Sci-Fi-London. I idly reminisce on that conversation in the Curzon and on a whim I dig out the spec story I'd written shortly after the conversation. I drink some coffee and give it a read. One hectic montage later and I've written a script that I really want to make into a film. And here we are. Thanks for reading.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Like any film production we could fall foul of any number of calamities between now and completion but our pre-production has gone quite a ways towards mitigating some of those.

Locations - we are shooting on location, in peoples homes, a bar, an office. If any one of those falls through we have some backup options. We'll only be slightly delayed, not permanently derailed.

Production - we have a rehearsal day scheduled for the end of August which should put us in good stead for the filming itself. We are not weather dependent on the shoot (phew).

Post Production - this is the bit I can be 100% sure about as it all rests on my head. I've got my own studio (you can see a little of it in the video above) and have already got a self imposed deadline to meet. Nothing focuses the mind like a deadline.

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