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Rabbits is a post-apocalyptic psychological thriller short by 1st time Writer/Director Alex Alexandrou backed by Film London.
106 backers pledged £6,009 to help bring this project to life.

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Rabbits is about that moment when you finally do what has to be done, even if it hurts the ones you love. 

The Story 

Rabbits is a psychological thriller which tells the story of one man (Richmond) and his abusive brother (Arthur) who believe they are the sole survivors in a post-apocalyptic London until the first knock on their door in 20 years throws everything the held true into question. 

The initial story of Rabbits was written after the Writer/Director (Alex) woke from a flu-induced fever dream with the story almost 90% complete. Since this time the script has been developed and honed with the help of Southern Exposure and Film London and now stands as a story that, whilst holding on to most of its original surreal and bizarre subject matter, is at its heart a character study in a three act structure. 

This film will do that rare thing - take a serious dramatic study but tell it through the lens of a psychological thriller. The result is a powerful and entertaining film which should leave our audience with questions and a desire for another watch…  

The World

The first reaction with a film set against a post-apocalyptic landscape would be to throw lots of CGI and VFX and the screen. This is something we will not be doing. Instead, we are going to let our choice of locations, set design and character tell the story of the world that Rabbits is set in. 

Our vision for Rabbits is to give the audience the same experience that our protagonist, Richmond goes through, letting the audience discover the truth of the film's world at the same time as Richmond starts to suspect there may be more to his. 

The Crew 

Alex Alexandrou (Writer/Director)- Alex is a first-time Director who comes from a background in Branded Content and Commercial Projects. His previous work includes projects for Remmington, Liverpool Victoria and KLM.

James Alexandrou (Producer) - After 20 years in the film/tv and theatre as an actor/filmmaker, James makes his debut as a producer with Rabbits. His first Short as writer/director "Cowboys" had a successful festival run, qualifying for BAFTA entry and James went on to write/direct his first feature film "The Show" which is premiering in 2017's East End Film Fest.

Mark Cobb (DOP)  - A close friend of Alex and alumni of Film London after DOP’ing 2016’s “firecracker” - Mark has quickly established himself as an accomplished DP both in narrative fiction and the commercial industries. His work includes projects for brands such as Birdseye, Vanish, Tottenham Hotspurs and Man United.

Katie McGoldrick (Stylist) - Katie McGoldrick is bring here amazing creative eye to the wardrobe department of Rabbits. 

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Why We Need the Money 

All donations will go towards paying our amazing cast and crew, hiring equipment and locations and post-production. The end results of these donations will be to make Rabbit the best it can possibly be. 

Risks and challenges

We have a very accomplished team backing first-time filmmaker Alex Alexandrou.

Our producer James has extensive experience bringing in all kinds of projects from Short film to features to music promos and more on time and under budget.

The risks involved can only be calculated as anything that would drastically delay shooting the film, but even in that case we would ensure all relevant insurance is taken out and the shoot re-scheduled This film is getting made

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