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- The Fox is about two thieves who meet burgling the same house
- It is a film about reflection.
- It stars Himesh Patel (Eastenders)
- The screenplay was chosen from hundreds to receive a small grant from the Earls Court Film Festival where it will premiere at the end of the year
- The filmmaking team behind it have won awards all over the world and their films have screened at over forty film festivals
- The money raised will be used to hire equipment, locations, and a great cast & crew
- If we beat the target the extra money will be used for post-production and music
When two thieves meet robbing the same house, they get a chance to see the harm they cause in people's lives. Will either of them change their ways?
The Fox is a short film that combines elements of noir, dark comedy and crime thrillers against an urban backdrop. It is set in West London where the rich are an easy target for experienced thieves.
This film is about reflection. Amidst the action and drama it's really a look at what it takes to change yourself, to sacrifice everything you've built up for a better life, a change, a new start.
The Fox has already received a production grant from the Earls Court Film Festival where it will be screened at the end of the year. We're really delighted that the ECFF has chosen The Fox from hundreds of other entries. The ECFF board commended the screenplay for The Fox as being 'an original fresh & entertaining voice'.
The Fox will star Himesh Patel (Eastenders).
Himesh is a hugely talented actor who despite being in his 20s already has almost decade of experience playing Tamwar Masood in Eastenders.
Gideon is a theatre actor who has also had roles in Emmerdale, Holby City and Bad Girls.
Writer/Director - Henry Scriven
Henry Scriven’s debut feature film, How To Become A Criminal Mastermind starring Joerg Stadler (Saving Private Ryan, Spy Game), picked up four festival awards including the Best Low Budget Film Award at the London Independent Film Festival and the Best Director Award at the Green Bay Film Festival despite being shot for less than £20,000.
Prior to that his short films such as To Let, The Babysitter and Divided screened and won awards at film festivals such as BFI London Future Festival, Edinburgh Short Film Festival and London Shortcutz Film Festival, the latter of which invited him onto their jury. Henry has also amassed over 3 million total views on Youtube and shot commercials and content for clients including Boeing, Barclays, Harley Davidson, Hyundai, Coca Cola and WWF.
Henry is represented by Nick Knight Management.
Producer - Seep Scriven
Versatile producer Seep is just as comfortable producing branded content for clients such as Tesco and DFS as she is on film or TV series such as Ewan McGregor’s Cold Chain, Extreme Homes and 24 hours in A&E.
She has worked for the BBC and ITV and her first short film, The Babysitter, won the Best Short Film at the Shortcutz Film Festival and was screened at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival and the London Future Film Festival.
Cinematographer - David Cawley
Passionate cinematographer David won four awards for the feature film, How to Become a Criminal Mastermind, his first collaboration with Henry and Seep. Since then he has forged a strong career shooting for TV, films and documentary.
Awards included Best Conservation Film at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival for Horn, Best Foreign Feature Film at the Moondance International Film Festival for The Insatiable Moon and the Special Jury Prize at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival for Andy Parkin: A Life in Adaptation.
We want to shoot the film with the latest equipment, the most experienced crew and best actors possible to ensure the film is of the highest quality. We can't do this without your help.
To make this film we need the bare minimum which is £2000. This will cover basic costs.
Our dream would be to make £4000. This would enable us to also cover post-production, music, marketing, screening and festival costs.
Supporting us in whatever way you can either by making a donation or by sharing our kickstarter project or both is really appreciated.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP & LOVE!!!!
Risks and challenges
Every project has its risks but we are incredibly lucky to have such a talented cast and crew in place already that we do foresee any unexpected problems with our production.
Having the backing of the Earls Court Film Festival not only allows us a grant and a festival to screen the film but the trust are also helping us out with filming permits and other area related issues. It also means that our film is due in November at the latest so we will not delay the shoot.
Weather is always a factor especially when shooting in England but rest assured we have a contingency plan if rain does impact our shoot.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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