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A young woman finds a man unconscious on the road one night. When he wakes up he has no memory. Does she Love Him or Fear Him?
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I have struggled for 5 long years with this project. 

I got the idea that no one would ever give me the chance to direct anything I didn’t set up myself, so I wrote something that would be cheap to make, but look and feel like a film costing a hell of a lot more. Together with Co-Producer Darren Ripley we set about putting the film together and landed Rachel McDowall (Mamma Mia! / Streetdance / Quantum of Solace) for the female lead.

Rachel McDowall
Rachel McDowall

We shot The Stranger in 2010 and then went into a long and seemingly endless period of no money, favours, falling outs and finally completion! I personally went through a period of 18 months during which I was housebound due to the extreme symptoms of vertigo. But I kept going, slowly, forging the film forward to completion, paying for things myself and using up every favour possible!

Darren K. Ripley
Darren K. Ripley

But now it’s done! The Film is Finished!

And now we need money to promote and sell the film – That’s where you come in! We need money for Film Festivals, Film Markets, Promo Materials and to set up and do a Limited Theatrical Release which will enable us to access online platforms like Netflix, Amazon, Lovefilm, iTunes & Sky Box Office.

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If we manage to raise enough money we can take the film to the Marché Du Cannes, which is a film market attached to the Cannes Film Festival. But we would love to take the film to the European Film Festival, Tribeca in New York, The Los Angeles Film Festival (where Rachel McDowall now lives), maybe even Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival. The more we can raise the more we can do for the film and for our fledgling filmmakers (and maybe finally pay everybody).

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As a disabled filmmaker I am itching to see this “out there” and giving me the chance to move on and make another film and forge a career in filmmaking.

This is me (without the ponytail)
This is me (without the ponytail)

So please, take a look at the quality of the clips and see if this is something you could back, and if you can, please do. Join the campaign and become part of the team.

Risks and challenges

We have several things to overcome in the promotion and selling of this project. We will need to get a Sales Agent - either traditional or digital - and they should help promote and sell the film - but film festivals are up to us! And Sales Agents generally charge handsomely for their nominal costs (i.e. pitches at various film markets around the world). The more critical acclaim we can garner for the film the more likely it is that A) we'll get a Sales Agent, and b) they'll be able to sell the film.

We have numerous Deliverables to develop to fulfill sales needs also. These are technical requirements we need to meet for distributors and exhibitors. One of these will be a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) - which is a specific cinema format for exhibition. We also need a BBFC rating - which itself will cost £840. We need to shoot interviews with cast and producers/director for DVD deliverables also.

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    Digital Press Kit - A digital copy of the press kit sent out to Film Festivals and the Press, complete with original artwork, bios, and director’s statement.

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    DVD Movie & Signed Stills - Your own personalised copy of the film with Exclusive Stills from the movie, signed by Lead Actor Darren Ripley and Writer/Director John Craig Howells.

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    Bluray Movie & Signed Stills - Your own personalised copy of the film with Exclusive Stills from the movie, signed by Lead Actor Darren Ripley and Writer/Director John Craig Howells.

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    Exclusive Limited Edition Movie Brochure - Exclusive Deluxe high gloss brochure with Exclusive Stills from the movie, signed by Lead Actor Darren Ripley and Writer/Director John Craig Howells.

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    Original Movie Poster - • Limited Print UK QUAD Cinema Poster (30”x40”). The Poster will be signed by Writer/Director John Craig Howells and Lead Actor Darren Ripley.

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    Film Industry Screening - You will be invited to a private screening for filmmakers. Rub shoulders with actors, writers, producers & directors in this exclusive event.

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    Producers’ Lunch - Meet Producer/Actor Darren K. Ripley and Writer/Producer/Director John Craig Howells for lunch at Morgan’s Hotel’s fine dining restaurant in Swansea, and discover the whole story behind the making of The Stranger.

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    Associate Producer - As Associate Producer you will receive On Screen Credit and be added to the movie page IMDB for film professionals. You will receive updates every 6 months on the progress of your film and also be privy to further projects from the team.

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    Executive Producer - As Executive Producer you will receive On Screen Credit and be added to the movie page IMDB for film professionals. You will receive updates every 6 months on the progress of your film and also be privy to further projects from the team. This credit is not given lightly, and you will be afforded the opportunity of becoming involved in future projects also.

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    Senior Executive Producer - As Senior Executive Producer you will receive the original script the writer/director used to make all his directing notes and shot lists on – this battered script is one of a kind, there will never be another one! On Screen Credit and you will be added to the movie page IMDB for film professionals. You will receive updates every 6 months on the progress of your film through Film Festivals & Markets and also be privy to further projects from the team. This credit is one of a kind, and you will be afforded the opportunity of becoming involved in future projects also.

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