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Web drama following a present day producer who after moving to the North seeks to gain more power and control.

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ReFocus is a 12-15 minute web series drama based in the North of England.  In the series Stuart Thornton an ambitious TV producer from London is 'promoted' to a new position in the North of England. Feeling that the move is nothing but to improve the security of his bosses job he bitterly vows to outshine the South and get his seat back in London and out of exile. His tools? Charisma, charm and his network. It's a relationship business.

 The series will focus on career driven people with themes of ambition, relationships and greed.  In a way similar to Macbeth, Stuart will try to climb to the top but power or success, especially reached through immoral ways, will always be an unsafe mountain to climb.

Please visit our website and find out more about the film, cast and crew involved! http://refocusweb.wix.com/refocusweb

Mathew McAllister-Jones in the lead role of 'Stuart Thornton' during rehearsals.
Mathew McAllister-Jones in the lead role of 'Stuart Thornton' during rehearsals.

'There's daggers in men's smiles' 

                                                                 Macbeth, William Shakespeare

ReFocus will be in the traditional sense an office based drama about the film industry politics and the relationships of the people within it. But like the business the series is about, it will self-reflect on the progress of the industry and comment on contemporary issues around it. It will do this through story lines and the very medium it will deliver the content through, the web series.  With the technology available to audiences now, scheduled TV seems outdated; audiences should now expect to be able to watch what they want, when they want without the fear of missing content. We hope that the series pilot's availability on the web anywhere, at any time will be appealing to its intended busy 21st century audience.

Ben Mansley, Producer steps in during Location scout.
Ben Mansley, Producer steps in during Location scout.

We've come along way so far and have been very grateful for the help and support we've had from our team.  But, we now need your help to bring ReFocus to the screen. Your contributions to our £800 budget will go to;

  • Actors Expenses- We're lucky to have some amazing actors working on our project and we want to make sure they are not out of pocket for working on our project. This primarily means transportation costs but also considers food to make sure the actors are in the best frame of mind to perform for our film.
  • Set decorations- We want to make the series look as professional as possible. Once again we have been lucky to get some amazing locations but we still require to set them up and look realistic for our  characters world.
  • Promoting the film to public view- We want to make sure that our teams efforts are seen and this means getting it to the public view. 

Kickstarter is an ''all or nothing'' fundraising platform. This means that our £800 minimum budget goal must be met in order to receive your funding. We at 'ReFocus' are really passionate about our film and our ultimate goal is is for our team of crew and actors to continue working on the 'ReFocus' series after the pilots release.

So be part of 'ReFocus' today and help us get this story onto screen. Every pound counts and everyone of you are vital to this production. 

Callum Campbell, Director, with Mathew McAllister during rehearsals
Callum Campbell, Director, with Mathew McAllister during rehearsals

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Like most filmmaking projects 'ReFocus' has its challenges. As a student production our biggest constraint for the project is time. We need to complete this project before university deadlines which means we will have the project completed in May.
'ReFocus' is going to require a great deal of organization in order to come out the way we want it to in this small time frame. Filming on location with actors can always pose as a challenge with scheduling. Our permits or agreements may fall through or be postponed, which would mean delays in the production.
However everyone on the 'ReFocus' team are passionate about our work on this project and we will deliver a finished product.

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