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A mentally unstable vagrant comes to the aid of a student. When she tries to return the favor she gets far more than she bargained for.

Nick Moran of Harry Potter, Naomi Scott of Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova, and Lech Dyblik, a living legend in his home country of Poland.
Nick Moran of Harry Potter, Naomi Scott of Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova, and Lech Dyblik, a living legend in his home country of Poland.

We are looking for COMPLETION FUNDS for our ambitious short film. There are so many projects out there that are no more than a twinkle in the filmmaker's eye, but we have done so much already!

When it looked like the window was going to close on a fantastic opportunity to work with such established actors and a die-hard crew, on a rock-solid script, I took the plunge and drained my own personal savings account to get the film SHOT. Have a look at the special edition Kickstarter trailer, that shows where we are so far...

But that's only half the battle...Now we have to get the film FINISHED. That means getting through all the post production, where the film gets polished to a level that really captivates an audience. Our goal is so tantalizingly close. If funded, we should hit our goal of having a finished film to share by the end of January.

concept art of "demon dog", one of the waking visons that haunt the vagrant.
concept art of "demon dog", one of the waking visons that haunt the vagrant.
3D render  of "demon dog", one of the waking visons that haunt the vagrant.
3D render of "demon dog", one of the waking visons that haunt the vagrant.

And for some more eye candy, check out these tests we did on the footage we shot, to help use decide on a colour palette for the film. In the past, my work has been more on the monochromatic side, and so for this one, I really want to assign a colour signature to each scene, that reflects the emotional content. I know that sounds pretty nerdy, but it's my job!

The story weaves its way through more touching, humane drama and the haunted interior world of the main character. He's not in a good way, as his mind starts to unravel.

3D work in progress of waking visions
3D work in progress of waking visions
Screenshot of one of the creatures that haunts the main character
Screenshot of one of the creatures that haunts the main character

My style of filmmaking is an unique blend of the animation I learned in my early days, and the more emotional storytelling I developed in the last few years. Have a look at these clips, including one for UK band the Maccabees, (now on tour with Florence and the Machine!), and Skunk Anansie, for a better feel of what kind of storytelling I deliver.

And for a taste of my style of cinematography and mood, here is an environmentally-themed clip I animated and directed.

And for some more eye candy, check out these tests we did on the footage we shot, to help use decide on a colour palette for the film. In the past, my work has been more on the monochromatic side, and so for this one, I really want to assign a colour signature to each scene, that reflects the emotional content. I know that sounds pretty nerdy, but it's my job!

The "high concept" RED design you can get signed by Naomi Scott and Nick Moran.
The "high concept" RED design you can get signed by Naomi Scott and Nick Moran.
The FALLEN DRUNK design you can get signed by Naomi Scott and Nick Moran.
The FALLEN DRUNK design you can get signed by Naomi Scott and Nick Moran.

So please, it would break the hearts of all the people who have already sacrificed so much, if the film doesn't see the light of day soon. All the people involved are really proud of their effort, so we need your help to get a chance to complete the film and show it off.

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It's important to us that we carry the same level of quality that went into the shoot, to go into the post production. We need to get the picture edited, and with 4-5 hours of footage, shot over nearly a week, to make a 25 minute film, that is no easy task. Bad sound is unforgivable, so we need to get an ace sound designer, and of course then there is the music, which really comes to the forefront in the final sequences of the film. We already have people in mind for all these roles, but we need to pay them at least a modest rate, as a gesture of our appreciation.

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