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I am a British Film Maker, set to make a motivational feature film about life and redemption.
I am a British Film Maker, set to make a motivational feature film about life and redemption.
61 backers pledged £10,115 to help bring this project to life.

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 WHAT'S THE STORY?

A motivational dramedy featuring "Raymond", a man who is told that he has only 30 days left to live. After learning this devastating news, he sets out on a journey of redemption that takes him to the furthest reaches of Britain as he searches for the five people he has wronged the most. 

Raymond’s voyage of self-discovery entangles him in the lives of others, leading him to question his own life, and where his story will take him. Friends, family and an unexpected social media sensation leads Raymond in a direction that he could hardly have dreamed.

WHO IS MAKING IT?

After the huge success of Hastings Infinity Films' previous projects including "White Dreams" (which premiered at an Odeon cinema) and "The Distance" which has been accepted into Cannes International Film Festival's Short Film Corner 2016, James Hastings (Director), a 16 year old film maker, is now ready to deliver another great film – his biggest project yet.

James has been making films for over five years and is ready to conquer the mighty challenge of a feature film. From the outset, James has always searched for those stories that tell us who we are – exploring life and the reason to live!

This film is going to be the largest Hastings Infinity Films’ production to date. With a larger cast and crew, the film is set to be a hilarious, exciting and inspiring journey. Investment in this film is an investment in the future of film making!

CAST & CREW

Sam Halpenny - Raymond

Sam is a native North Londoner. He trained as an actor at 'The Poor School'. He was a member of 'ChangeInSpeak Theater Company' for ten years, producing new plays which were preformed in London, Edinburgh and on tour. His TV and Film credits have included various police, robbers, soldiers and doctors in programs such as Casualty, Doctors, Eastenders, Heartbeat, Pie In The Sky, Prime Suspect, The Bill and much more! Sam is a qualified primary school teacher, and has worked in schools across London. He has had years of experience teaching drama to both children and adults.

His full Filmography can be viewed here.

James Hastings - Director

James is a 16 year old Film Maker and Director from Berkshire, UK. He's been running his production company "Hastings Infinity Films" for over five years. Creating a number of short films such as "The Distance" and one feature entitled "White Dreams". The Distance has recently been accepted into Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner 2016. His projects have given him a wealth of experience equipping him to deal with larger and larger films.

"Being a Director gives you the opportunity to communicate certain stories that need to be told in one of the most creative mediums; Film!"

James' website can be viewed here.

The full cast and crew can be seen here

HOW WE WILL USE YOUR MONEY

The aim of this project is to make a small independent film that looks and feels like a big Hollywood Blockbuster, a quality that James has already achieved before. He has been in deep discussion with the producers and crew to outline how the money will be spent:

Estimated Budget: £10,000

  • Equipment Hire - £2,500
  • Travel Expenses -  £1,500
  • Distribution and Marketing - £2,500
  • Catering and Set Services - £2,000
  • Other* - £1,500
*Includes Makeup, Soundtrack, Locations and additional supplies.

When the Budget is reached any additional funding will be put towards a higher standard of equipment and more advanced distribution. The chart below shows how the budget will be split:

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

PRODUCTION UNDERWAY!

James and Adam filming in Iceland
James and Adam filming in Iceland
On April 3rd James (Director) and Adam (Producer/Actor) flew to Iceland to shoot a number of scenes for the film. They were there for 3 days filming up and down “the golden circle”.

A Still From The Film
A Still From The Film
The trip was a huge success, the footage captured representing the fantastic standard of photography that will feature throughout the film. We just need you're help to make our dreams a reality!

THE SCRIPT

The script is 112 pages long. It was written by James Hastings and Junior Day. They began working on it in September 2015.

"I've always had an interest in what life really is? ...I suppose we all do.”

One of the biggest causes of death today is Cancer. Currently around 7.9 million people die from cancer a year. In the story, Raymond is diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour and is told he has just 30 days left to live. This film shows the extraordinary things that can be achieved, if one puts their mind to it.

Applying Finishing Touches
Applying Finishing Touches

THE KICKSTARTER VIDEO

The video featured above is the inspiring and positive collaboration showing the commitment and energy that will be put into Raymond's 5. It took months of planning, recording and rehearsing, and the final product is amazing! The joyful and uplifting spirit depicted here will carry through to the main project – representing the atmosphere throughout the finished film. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we did making it.

Behind the Scenes - The Kickstarter Video (Photography by Karen Knowlson)
Behind the Scenes - The Kickstarter Video (Photography by Karen Knowlson)

Related Links

http://kknowlson.zenfolio.com/about.html

http://www.laurencechapman.com/

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1) Spread the word - Help us gain our target by spreading this page through Facebook, twitter and all of social media. 

2) Email me with any questions or queries - hastings550@gmail.com

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates!

www.hastingsinfinityfilms.com

www.raymonds5movie.com

Risks and challenges

The Risks for this film:

With all feature film projects there is a small margin of risk, as our project will involve hundreds of people and require intricate transport co-ordination, there is a possibility that we may be unable to film the 112 page script in the planned 30 days. We'll already be filming at a more intense speed then most films of this scale but with your help we can make this happen. Many of our crew have been working in this industry for years and have a realistic perspective on what is possible and how to achieve it!

Regardless of whatever issues may arise during the production process, the project will be completed to an exceptional standard and an amazing film will be delivered, even if it's not everything we hoped to achieve.

We would like to stress, it is extremely unlikely that any large changes will have to be made during the creation of this project.

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