Photo: Sébastien Toulouse, 'Soir d'hiver à Portiragnes-Plage'
The English Coast. Following a suicide attempt, David Miller befriends Jakob Denisovic, an eccentric Russian widower leading a lonely life in an English seaside village. Jakob reveals the village is being terrorized by a mysterious black beast, and enlists David’s help to confront the beast in its woodland lair. But the beast forces both men to face up to themselves in unexpected ways.
‘The Village in the Morning’ is a horror film about having children, or not having children. Jakob and David are two men haunted by their familial status; David overwhelmed by his young family, Jakob regretful of his childlessness. The film uses the terrifying black beast as a metaphor for the often unspoken anxieties men feel around parenthood. Or, alternatively, it’s just a ghost story.
'The Villiage' is a scary, funny, delightful short film and we have a fantastic cast lined up who love the script. All we need is a little backing to make it a reality.
Director's notes on "The Village in the Morning"
"The idea of embracing and immersing into other people’s material is always a point of interest, mostly because it has a fascinating, almost hypnotic feel through the discovery of other’s way of seeing life. It’s also a checking of one’s limitations, and how much you are able to accept and fully embrace a new way of looking at the world. Tthe pressure of dealing with it respectfully but in an honest manner creates an expanded vision.
I knew James Harris as a writer of political satire and always delighted in the humour of his work, so it came to me as no surprise that I found “The Village in the Morning” both a brilliantly entertaining comedic story and maturely-written film script. I wouldn’t be afraid to say that James demonstrates a strong visual scenographic feel in his new story and can easily make a swift and well-balanced transition from theatre narrative to film."
Lavinia Simina - Director
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Risks and challenges
The issue we have is similar to that faced by all films, that we might not be able to deliver the film on the schedule we envisage. Things go wrong, people get sick, edits take longer than expected. So the finished film might take longer to appear than we desire.
But rest assured that we will be aiming to deliver it to you as early as possible. We already have some of the funding in place - now we just need your help to make the rest of it happen!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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