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A new UK film, shooting this Spring.
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49 backers pledged £13,556 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE 3: This is it

We've reached the end of the campaign.

Since reaching our goal after only 8 days, we managed to raise over 130% of our original goal thanks to the generosity of our backers.

Creditors will begin filming next month (April 2014) in Spain. Only backers will receive exclusive updates.

See you at the premiere!

UPDATE 2: Announcing The Cast

Christian McKay ("Me and Orson Welles"; "Rush")

Andrea Deck ("The Counsellor"; "The Devil's Violinist")

Ben Cura ("Comes a Bright Day; "Dream On")

Tom Bateman ("Da Vinci's Demons"; "The Tunnel")

Ania Sowinski ("Extraordinary Rendition"; "Mr Nice")

Simon Callow ("Amadeus"; "Poirot")

Sam West ("Hyde Park on the Hudson"; "Mr. Selfridge")

(Note: cast may change at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts)

UPDATE 1: Our project REACHED ITS FUNDING GOAL IN 8 DAYS!

Thank you so much to all our backers!!! 

We still have 21 days to go. People can still pledge, and we can get more supporters to help us stretch our goal even higher! 

We'll be posting new, limited rewards to keep new people coming on board. 

Stay tuned! 

NEW REWARDS: 

£75 - Get all of the rewards from the £50 reward + Get a personalised Facebook Cover, with your name on it, stating you've backed us. 

£100 - LIMITED REWARD: Get access to the exclusive Kickstarter Backer Online Screening of CREDITORS (date TBD).

£500 - Get a screener DVD/BluRay copy of the film signed by the lead cast + all the the previous rewards included).

"A love triangle is unraveled when a young painter is approached by an admirer who eases him into making sense of his relationship with his wife."

Back in October 2013, we took to Kickstarter to raise money for a new UK feature film, "Creditors", starring BAFTA-nominated Christian McKay, Andrea Deck and Simon Callow and based on a play by August Strindberg.

We asked for too much money, we didn't meet our goal - so we pulled the project from Kickstarter. It wasn't all bad though: we made new friends, got quite a lot of people supporting the project, we were picked by Directors UK and were featured on their curated Kickstarter page, and Filmforecaster picked us as one of the top film Kickstarters at the time.

The film's lead cast: Christian McKay, Andrea Deck, Ben Cura.
The film's lead cast: Christian McKay, Andrea Deck, Ben Cura.

Additionally, people like actor Alan Rickman (who inspired me to turn the stage play into a film with his 2008 stage revival in London), American baritone Thomas Hampson and English actress Sally Dexter came forward to support us - and pledged for the project. 

We amassed quite a lot of views on YouTube and were covered in local and international press. So what didn't work? Who knows. Once we pulled the project, we came close to securing funding outside of Kickstarter - twice - via different investors in the US - until we finally decided to relocate the story somewhere cheaper (but still perfect) slashing the budget in half in the process. 

And then we secured funding for - most - of the film on the new budget. 

We're shooting this Spring, in Spain.

As before, the cast will include: Christian McKay ("Me and Orson Welles"; "Rush"), Andrea Deck ("The Devil's Violinist"; "The Counsellor") Ben Cura ("Comes a Bright Day"; "Dream On"), Simon Callow ("Amadeus"; "Four Weddings and a Funeral"). 
The full cast list will be revealed soon.
Simon Callow will feature in the film. Alan Rickman supported the first Kickstarter push, and was involved in helping me with some of the early drafts of the script.
Simon Callow will feature in the film. Alan Rickman supported the first Kickstarter push, and was involved in helping me with some of the early drafts of the script.

So, now we're coming back to Kickstarter in the hopes of raising £10,000 for post-production and publicity. 

Because you shouldn't give up on something just because it didn't work out when you first had a go at it, and because all of the people who supported us the first time, should still be able to do so.

We're taking to Kickstarter once more to raise money for post-production and publicity.
We're taking to Kickstarter once more to raise money for post-production and publicity.

Fancy supporting us?

1. Pick an amount you'd like to donate and click on "Back This Project"

Either at the top of the page on your computer, or bottom on your phone (location may vary on the app - just look for a big green button)

2. Make sure you select a reward tier available for your donation

If you pledge £350 say, you can choose between rewards 4, 3, 2 and 1. If you pledge £25, you can only choose between rewards 2 and 1. You can also choose to pledge, and get "no reward". But that's crazy. Come on.

3. Go through the necessary steps to process the pledge

If funding is successful by the end date, your pledge will be processed within 14 days, and we'll make sure you have access to your rewards as soon as possible.

Your money will go towards post-production (sound editing, image editing, lab processing, mastering) and publicity (festivals submissions, public relations, flights to and from festivals for promotional purposes etc.). Simple.

Some of the core team behind the first Kickstarter. Christian McKay prepares for a take.
Some of the core team behind the first Kickstarter. Christian McKay prepares for a take.

Creditors Outside of Kickstarter:

-IMDB

-facebook.com/creditors

-twitter.com/creditorsfilm

Tough Dance:

-toughdance.com

-youtube.com/toughdance 

Risks and challenges

This project has been in the works for 3 years. With a failed Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1913997996/creditors-the-film), a series of funding opportunities that dissolved - and then the fact we still managed to find funding to begin shooting in the Spring - it's safe to say we've grown from all of the bumps and obstacles we've encountered along the road, and have learnt from them and have come out stronger on the other end.

As for our team - actors, crew - we're a mix of new talent and seasoned pros. We've worked with some great directors, writers and actors, and most of us have collectively been obsessed about this project for over 6 months now, which is when we all came together for the first time around it.

However much you pledge will go towards making something that'll make you proud to be a part of.

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FAQ

  • At the moment of writing the description of the £50 reward, we were unsure of whether we would be able to credit someone pledging for that reward on IMDB, on top of crediting them at the end of the film.

    We wanted to make sure we had several levels of "thanks" (notice how we mention "thanks" and "special thanks" in different rewards).

    Now we know we can credit you on IMDB, but Kickstarter won't let us edit a reward description once someone's pledged towards it.

    So now you know. "And knowing is half the battle." (G.I. Joe)

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    You get access to the backer only updates. Because you're a backer now. And you deserve this.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $41

    You get the above + a pdf copy of the script after the film's premiere + a thank you on the film's website (when it's up and running) + a thank you on the film's Twitter page, including your Twitter handle.

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    You get all of the above + a digital copy of the soundtrack (after its release) + a clip of the finished film + be thanked in the film's credits (at the end and, where possible, IMDB). That's pretty sweet.

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    Pledge £75 or more About $123

    You get all of the above + a personalised Facebook Cover, with your name on it, stating - nay, proving - you've backed us.

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    LIMITED REWARD: Get access to the exclusive Kickstarter Backer Online Screening of CREDITORS (date TBD).

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    Pledge £350 or more About $576

    LIMITED TIER: Be in the film as an extra in a party scene featuring Simon Callow. You get a guaranteed credit in the film (IMDB and all) and you get to choose your character's name (so you're not called Partygoer 3). This credit is guaranteed even if you can't make the shoot (so if you live abroad, or you ever wanted to buy a credit in a film, this is your chance). LEGALESE: Shoot will take place in London UK, we do not cover travel to and from your location, we do not cover food or drinks - though we may wish to provide them at our discretion - you'll have to be of sound mind. Dress code (which you must follow): smart. You will also get a copy of the script, a digital copy of the soundtrack (after its release), a thank you on the film's Twitter page and on the film's website (when it's up and running).

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    Pledge £500 or more About $822

    LIMITED TIER: Get a screener DVD/Blu-Ray copy of the film, signed by the lead cast. You will also get a pdf copy of the script, a digital copy of the soundtrack (after its release), a very special thank you in the film's credits (that's better than normal thank yous), a thank you on the film's Twitter page and on the film's website (when it's up and running).

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $8,224

    At this point, you're an Executive Producer. So you get to come to the film's cast and crew screening in Soho, London, UK (You'll have to get yourself there) and sit next to us. Then we have drinks and we talk after. Because that's what Producers do. Also, you get credited at the end as an Executive Producer (if you want). And of course you get a copy of the script, a digital copy of the soundtrack, and even, if you fancy, a coffee and a chat in town (London) at a later date - you will also get a copy of the script, a digital copy of the soundtrack (after its release), a very special thank you in the film's credits (that's better than normal thank yous), a thank you on the film's Twitter page and on the film's website (when it's up and running).

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Funding period

- (30 days)