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A man invents a device that allows him an infinite amount of attempts to impress the girl of his dreams...but he must die each time.
A man invents a device that allows him an infinite amount of attempts to impress the girl of his dreams...but he must die each time.
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THE FILM

Ed is a hopeless romantic that invents a device allowing him an infinite amount of attempts to impress the girl of his dreams; however, with each failed first impression he must kill himself before he can go back and try again.

THE TONE

CTRL Z is a science fiction romantic comedy that draws it's storytelling inspiration from the fantastic sci-fi comedies of the 80's. With it's weirdly dark sense of humour, film noir visual aesthetic and hilarious characters the film is sure to be a great time for all who watch it!

THE PITCH

Rather than make you read what the film is about (Ugh! who has time for that?!) why not watch a video of James Kennedy (Writer & Director) pitching you his idea for CTRL Z...

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 DIRECTORS STATEMENT

Ever since James first sat in a movie theatre as a short, skinny, blonde haired kid he knew he had to be a writer/director! The movies he watched became more than just movies to him; they became the reference point for his visual language. The way he saw the world and the stories he could find within it.

He has always loved small stories about incredible things and CTRL Z is a perfect example of that. Our main character has created a unique version of a time machine, and where most movies would look at the bigger picture, instead he has decided to take a smaller slice out of that story and focus on the interesting minutiae that may be overlooked. What would a hopeless romantic use the device for? How would that change the world? What would his best friend think of it? 

WHY SUPPORT THIS FILM?

CTRL Z is a time travel story unlike any other, with great warmth and depth and put's a unique spin on traditional science fiction storytelling. Using the basis of a romantic comedy and adding the science fiction element has created an interesting combination that we are excited for people to see.

With strong characters and a storytelling complexity unlike many others, this is a ride that will intrigue and excite people and we genuinely feel this is a film with a broad audience appeal.

THE TEAM

James Kennedy, Writer/Director

James Kennedy has been making films for over 17 years, beginning with just his family camcorder and a group of friends. He has since gone on to shoot music videos for some of the worlds biggest musicians and TV commercials for some of the largest brands. However, his goal was always to use those commercial projects as a training ground for this moment when he could put his directorial experience into action with a great script.

Having funded, written, directed and produced a feature film at the age of 21 (Dead City) he is looking to create a short film that will introduce him to the cinematic masses and further his career in film.

Here is James' Directors Showreel so you can see some of his beautiful visuals

James Oldham, Cinematographer

James Oldham has worked with the writer/director on various TV commercial projects and was the cinematographer on the award winning film "The Flying Lesson".

With a great eye for iconic cinematography, James will produce stunning visuals that will elevate CTRL Z to the visual heights that it deserves.

ED EASTON, Lead Actor "Ed"

Ed Easton is a brilliant actor and gifted comedian that is part of the award winning comedic sketch group "Geins Family Giftshop". We are confident Ed will bring great warmth and personality to the main character.

Look out for more of the cast here shortly!

HOW IT WORKS

90% of the funds for the film have already been raised however we're just looking for the final amount to enable us to cover certain things, such as:

  • location fees
  • permits
  • insurance
  • catering
  • wardrobe

Once our funding goal has been reached, any additional contributions will increase the production value of the film, offset post production costs and cover festival submission fees.

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A share is just as valuable of a currency as money. Please use the Kickstarter share tools to raise awareness of our fundraising campaign. Sharing the link on your various social media platforms helps connect people who may be passionate about our project with our campaign.

THANK YOU

Every little bit counts! Your contribution is appreciated and our team is so thankful for your support in making this film. Also thank you to http://kickingitforward.org for promoting the film too.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges differ for any project. Our main challenges with this will be financial which is why I have come to kickstarter to finish the funding. As we have already raised enough to start shooting we are in a strong position to see this through and we're just looking for that little bit extra to elevate it further!

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    EXCLUSIVE BACKER UPDATES & THANK YOU!

    Don't have much to spend, but want to help the cause? For the price of a cup of coffee, you'll receive not only our eternal gratitude, but you'll have access to exclusive backer updates throughout the production of CTRL Z!

    Please help us make this movie a reality.

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    CREDIT & DIGITAL POSTER COLLECTION

    For the price of a pint of beer in London (if you're lucky these days!) you can have your name on the end credits of CTRL Z and also receive a digital download of ALL the posters created for CTRL Z and exclusive backer updates!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE MOVIE

    Get a downloadable version of the film!

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    THE CTRL Z MIXTAPE!

    For £20 you will receive THE CTRL Z MIXTAPE which will be a collection of songs gathered or written for the movie by various artists! This will be in CD form as no one has a tape player anymore sadly...but it will have a cool cover!

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    SIGNED STORYBOARD FROM THE MOVIE

    Should you pledge £30 then you will receive a single page of the storyboards that will be signed by the director and actors.

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    Digital download of the movie
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    EARLY BIRD LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POSTER

    If you pledge £40 you will be mailed a limited edition CTRL Z hand screen printed A2 art print signed by the cast and crew of the movie. These will be numbered 1-10.

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    Digital download of the movie
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    LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POSTER

    If you pledge £50 you will be mailed a limited edition CTRL Z hand screen printed A2 art print signed by the cast and crew of the movie. These will be numbered 11-40.

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    The CTRL Z mixtape
    Digital download of the movie
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    BE THE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!

    Be the Employee of the Month in the cafe where the movie is set! Your photo will adorn the wall of the set and be featured in the movie! We are offering multiple versions of this reward as there can be an employee of the month for previous months on show.

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    The CTRL Z mixtape
    Limited Edition Signed A2 Poster
    Digital download of the movie
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    NAME THE WAITRESS CHARACTER!

    If you choose this unique pledge reward then you get to name the female waitress in the movie CTRL Z. The name will adorn the name tag throughout. (PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept anything offensive or inconsiderate)

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    The CTRL Z mixtape
    Limited Edition Signed A2 Poster
    Digital download of the movie
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    YOUR FACE ON A CHARACTERS T SHIRT!

    Have your face adorn the T-Shirt of one of the characters in the movie!

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    Limited Edition Signed A2 Poster
    Digital download of the movie
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    THE SLATE USED ON THE MOVIE!

    Own the slate used whilst making CTRL Z! This will be signed by the entire cast and crew of the movie.

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    The CTRL Z mixtape
    Limited Edition Signed A2 Poster
    Digital download of the movie
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    TICKETS TO A PRIVATE SCREENING!

    Be in the audience with the cast and crew as they show CTRL Z on a fantastic night of cinema where it will play with other great short films and a special classic movie!

    This will include travel if within a 30 mile radius of Manchester or London (by car, train or bike)

    You will also receive:

    The CTRL Z mixtape
    Limited Edition Signed A2 Poster
    Digital download of the movie
    Digital poster collection
    Your name in the credits
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    BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOBOOK & SCRIPT

    For £120 you will receive a limited edition coffee table book that features behind the scenes photographs, poster art and the script (with directors notes) signed by the cast and crew of CTRL Z.

    The book will feature stunning behind the scenes photographs with notes, costume designs, poster artwork, concept drawings of the device, script pages with notes, storyboard artwork and more.

    You will also receive:

    The CTRL Z mixtape
    Limited Edition Signed A2 Poster
    Digital download of the movie
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    BE AN EXTRA IN THE MOVIE!

    Be in the background of the movie! You will travel to the set and be involved in the actual movie! We will pay travel costs (Train, Bike or Car) up to 50 miles radius of the location (Manchester)

    You will also receive:

    The CTRL Z mixtape
    Limited Edition Signed A2 Poster
    Digital download of the movie
    Digital poster collection
    Your name in the credits
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    Pledge £180 or more About $255

    OWN "THE DEVICE"

    You could own "The Device" itself as seen in the movie CTRL Z! Choose either the device in it's open or closed state and be the envy of your friends as they ask "what the hell is that?!" and you reply "you're not cool enough to know.."

    You will also receive:

    The CTRL Z mixtape
    Limited Edition Signed A2 Poster
    Digital download of the movie
    Digital poster collection
    Your name in the credits
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    THE ULTIMATE CTRL Z PACKAGE!

    This is the BIG ONE!

    You get to NAME the device! Imagine it being called "The Gary" or "The Bruce"!

    You will also receive a scale version of the device itself with your given name on it, Limited edition photobook & script, be an extra in the movie AND ACTUALLY SAY A LINE ON CAMERA, tickets to the private screening with travel, signed storyboard page, digital download of the movie, digital poster collection, CTRL Z Mixtape, your name in the credits and Exclusive Backer Updates!

    Unfortunately, due to travel limitations we can only offer this to UK residents.

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Funding period

- (30 days)