What would you do if you had to spend your dying moments with the person you hated the most?
When The Dust Settles is a short wartime drama that explores this very idea.
Jacob and Max, British soldiers in Afghanistan, find themselves trapped together after a succession of roadside bomb explosions near a checkpoint. Forced together in their dying moments, they are compelled to confront their troubled past.
As Jacob slips in and out of consciousness, fragmented moments from their childhood friendship piece together, showing their brotherhood but also the disintegration of their relationship as they meet Isla, the woman who ultimately tears them apart.
We need your support to bring this film to life!
As students at the University of York we are very lucky to have access to brilliant postproduction facilities and fantastic equipment, but we need your help to make the production match this.
So what would your money be spent on?
We are currently securing our locations for the shoot. Moreover we are hoping to recreate an indoor set - to make sure we have the most control over our production!
Therefore we need your help to make this happen.
As a result every penny you donate will be seen on screen. We need funds for props, set pieces, costumes and specialist film makeup. All of which will come together to create a beautiful and professional final production.
Who is the crew?
- Producer: Laura Barlow
- Writer: Emily Westwood
- Director: Luke Quine
- Director of Photography: Ronnie McQuillan
- Production Manager/1st AD: Hayley Calvert
- Production Design: Angie Nicholson
- Editor: Jordi Blanc
- Sound Designer: Bob Clarke
- Colourist: Lilli Goddard
Check out our Director of Photography's showreel:
Risks and challenges
We understand that recreating a modern war scene is going to have it's challenges. However, we are a very dedicated and passionate crew that are determined to see this film succeed and fulfil its potential. We have spoken to industry professionals and have already received lots of advice which we have taken onboard.
Since our go ahead on this project we have excelled as a team and as a production and cannot wait to begin filming in February.
As a result your support really does mean everything, and even the smallest donations will help us make our film a reality.
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