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Lewis OldfieldBy Lewis Oldfield
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Lewis OldfieldBy Lewis Oldfield
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

The Comedown 

The comedown is a film based around the breakdown of a young woman, who lives in an essentialist culture, where people don’t value each other, only their own image, the isolation and loneliness Monica experiences has her searching for opportunities to escape. The film follows Monica and explores the effects of the drugs on her emotional state – using surrealist imagery to engage the audience.

Overall - The style is surrealistic but grounded in a narrative with realism and a genuine message we feel needs to be promoted.

Message - We are a dedicated production team working to create a short film that deals with the issues surrounding loneliness, something which a lot of people go through. We hope to bring awareness to the issue in a way that speaks to the audience.

Contribution to the project will help us bring our message to life for the world to listen too and hopefully people will have a better understanding of the problems people go through. Loneliness is linked with depression and in today's essentialist culture where facebooks likes can be all that matters, we aim to make a statement on bringing awareness to people going through these issues. Set design is something we are looking to make the most of, and with your help, we can make visions a reality as it really isn't cheap and a lot of funding and effort will be taken out to create a realistic set. With outside help from people with set design degrees and architecture degrees, we aim to make the funds really count. Other costs will help with props and costume design. 

The Team 

We are a team working with top of the range equipment which our group consisting of Oliver Kelly (Writer/Director), Lewis Oldfield (Producer), Obi Okosi (1st AD), Amani Vig (Lighting), George Foy (Cinematographer), Rory O'Brien & Jess Fog (Both Sound). All of our crew have worked together before, through a good relationship, strong determination and a good overall background/experience within the industry all ready to create a good final product.

On a recce for a potential location in our upcoming Short film "The Comedown".
On a recce for a potential location in our upcoming Short film "The Comedown".

Influences 

The film takes influence from Spring-Breakers in its colour tones. With tonal influence from the work of Surrealist Directors like Vera Chytilova – Daises (1966), in the visuals and performances – and Lynch’s sound design. The sound is a strong focus of the film, we have looked at the work of Alan Splet and Angelo Badalamenti (both worked for David Lynch) who each have a strong sense of how to make sound unnerving to an audience, building tension into a scene.

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The tone and style of the film, using low key lighting techniques to create vivid colour on screen to enhance a surrealist look.
The tone and style of the film, using low key lighting techniques to create vivid colour on screen to enhance a surrealist look.

Risks and challenges

We have already started on Pre-production. Important things like actors and locations are being booked/auditioned through November, giving us plenty of fall-back time if someone were to drop out unexpectedly. The next step is to tackle social media and get the presence of our film out there for the public to witness, something which as a team has been executed before and should prove beneficial for the crowdfunding campaign.

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