Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The thrilling journey of one young novice into the dark world of an ambitious artisan. Think "Perfume" meets "Dangerous Liaisons"
The thrilling journey of one young novice into the dark world of an ambitious artisan. Think "Perfume" meets "Dangerous Liaisons"
36 backers pledged £6,463 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Seams - A Period Thriller (Short Film) project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

£6,463

36

Synopsis

‘Seams’ centers on the ambitions of a young streetwise girl wanting to do more with her life than just to survive on the streets of Renaissance Venice. Upon winning an apprenticeship with famous Valtieri, a charming and talented craftsman after he catches her stealing pieces from his workshop, she thinks all her dreams have come true

….But nothing is as it seems... 


Valtieri is an eccentric and Flavia’s curiosity is piqued when she witnesses throngs of women visiting the workshop during all hours of the night…. Is he a harmless womaniser or is there something more sinister at play? Through this journey Flavia grows from being a feral girl masquerading as a boy into a confident and strong person who must make a heart-breaking sacrifice to save herself from her master. 

What we have achieved so far

We began this project in August 2013 and embarked upon the first part of principle photography in December 2013.

With the help of our dedicated crew of amazing craftsmen/women, we managed to build a stunning set in only four days and shoot our interior scenes – only about 50% of the footage that we absolutely need in order to complete the film and be able to tell this story.

Every single crew member has poured so much dedication, time and energy into the creation of ‘Seams’.

All who have helped, have done so purely out of excitement over the project - receiving no pay (though not shying away from on-set munchies) and giving us an impressive backing of skills, artistry and a daily boost of positive vibes!

We want to pull you into Flavia’s world and transport you back in time and place. And in order to support the sense of credibility of the Renaissance era, we have been spending all our money on state-of-the-art equipment, lavish costumes and unique high-end props.


So far we have maxed-out our credit cards, borrowed money from our loved ones and been very fortunate to have had kind people, prop and hire houses donate equipment and materials to help us bring our vision to life. 

In addition to this, the Producer and Director have invested £8000.00 of their own money into this film – that’s how much we believe in this film! But it’s not over yet…

... and that is why we need your help! 


We desperately want to finish this film. We are asking £6000.00 because that is the bare minimum that we need in order to complete our project.

As you know, travelling is expensive. We are convinced that ‘Seams’ will highly benefit from our Italian location – a small, completely preserved medieval village and the façade of a Renaissance mansion! We keep digging for deals and special/off-season prices to transport a team of 2 actors and 5 crewmembers – that is the absolute minimum for us to be able to maintain our shooting standard.

In addition to travel and transport expenses, your donations will also help us cover the costs for essential post-production work – such as a basic grade and basic mix.

Our dedicated cast and crew have worked so hard to make our shoestring budget stretch so far - please donate to help us finish it.

What do we need your donations for?

1. Location shoot - a trip to Lombardy (Italy) for 5 crewmembers and 2 actors to haul in essential footage and complete our shoot.

> Flights and bed and board expenses for a 3 day shoot

> Permits and permissions

> Equipment hire and transportation of equipment

> Costumes and Make-up

2. Post-production

> Music score - a soundtrack written by a professional composer specifically for 'Seams'.

> A professional basic colour grade.

> A professional sound mix

> Dolby license

3. Festival submission - Whatever money is left over from our location shoot and post production will go towards funding:

> Marketing campaign:

> Prints and design of our posters 

> Developing our film stills

> DVDs and BluRays / DCP

Some of our rewards....

Risks and challenges

The thrilling and exciting part of filmmaking, the actual shoot – sadly – comes at the cost of many risks and challenges. Unforeseen events, issues and mishaps can compromise the completion of any film – e.g. the denial or last-minute cancellation of a shooting permission, illnesses or the breakdown of equipment.

However even prior to the pre-production period of this project the producer and director have worked closely to ensure that all mishaps, misadventures and problems are pre-empted and planned for as much as humanly possible.

In the event that our preferred Italian location shoot falls through due to unforeseeable reasons, we will move to backups, i.e. alternatives, which we have treated with an equal sense of priority. 


We assembled a crew of highly experienced filmmakers, who would be excited and challenged to showcase their skills within the framework of such an ambitious project. More importantly our crew is made up of people passionate and dedicated to storytelling and who have given so much to bring the project this far.



For us, there is no possibility that this project isn't completed and sent into festivals:

Our director's and producer’s MA accreditations are at stake if the project isn't finished.

Crucially, we have all invested so much money, time and energy into making this film – it is our obligation to all the actors, crew and helpers, who have worked so hard to bring us this far to reward them with a finished film.


Keeping you in the loop...

· 'Like' us on facebook @ facebook.com/SeamsShortFilm

· Follow us on twitter @ twitter.com/SeamsShortFilm

Meet the team! http://www.invisibleseams.org

We will be utterly grateful if you donated anything to help us reach our goal and bring us so much closer to completing ‘Seams’! 
Your support here on Kickstarter will also enable you to get regular, exclusive and comprehensive updates on our progress through the mailing list in addition to the updates on our social media accounts and our website.

Even if you can’t donate any money, please help spread the word around to your friends or just give us a like on our facebook page or follow us on twitter. Please also don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.


Thank you!

:-)

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    Thank you so much for your support! We will shout it out on our facebook page and feature it on our website!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    9 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £15 or more About $25

    Grab your digital download of 'Seams' once its festival run finishes! Be featured on our website and facebook page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About $33

    What's that film? Add a glossy 'Seams' A2 or A3 movie poster to your collection! Grab your digital download of 'Seams' once its festival run finishes! Be featured on our website and facebook page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £35 or more About $58

    So how did the story come together? Grab your digital download of 'Seams' upon its completion and see how the story evolved from the very beginning - get a digital pdf copy of every draft of the screenplay (from draft version 0.5 to 6) and a printed still from the film! You will also be featured in the rolling credits of the film, our website and facebook page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About $83

    It’s movie time! Get a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film and script, see your name in the rolling credits, receive an IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £75 or more About $125

    Get a set of three photographic prints from our film and a hard copy of the script signed by cast and crew! Get a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film, see your name in the rolling credits, receive an IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £75 or more About $125

    Get your own Leonardo da Vinci-styled anatomical sketch (colour graphite and charcoal on paper) – drawn and signed by our Art Director Nicholas Nazari! (see below) Get a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film, see your name in the rolling credits, receive an IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About $167

    Receive your hard case DVD with a handmade booklet, a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film, receive a special thanks in the end credits of the film, an IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £200 or more About $334

    They used this in the film! Get your hands on one pair of the original iron-cast scissors used in ‘Seams’! Receive your hard case DVD with a handmade booklet, a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film, receive an 'Associate Producer' credit, an according IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £200 or more About $334

    They used this in the film! Create your own little Renaissance corner – receive a box with a selection of unique and antique props used for ‘Seams’! Receive your hard case DVD with a handmade booklet, a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film, receive an 'Associate Producer' credit, an according IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge £300 or more About $500

    The Gutenberg Edition! Receive an exclusive bound art book featuring production notes and sketches, photos, tutorials, etc. - signed by the cast and crew in addition to your hard case DVD with a handmade booklet! Get a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film, receive an 'Associate Producer' credit, an according IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Reward no longer available

    Pledge £500 or more About $834

    "I bet those medieval dresses were comfortable." I'd say 'Hell, yeah!' - but find out for yourself! ;) Get your hands on a handmade period dress (size M) worn in 'Seams', created especially for us by one of our talented wardrobe designer and seamstress Judith Ekblom! Receive your hard case DVD with a handmade booklet, a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film, receive an 'Executive Producer' credit, an according IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,668

    Is your cupboard missing that certain something? The 5'6” (~168cm) tall mannequin/sculpture of human skin can't wait to scare and fascinate the hell out of you and your friends! Receive your hard case DVD with a handmade booklet, get a personal invitation to join us for a free screening of a film that inspired ‘Seams’ together with the director, producer and some of the crew and talk shop with us over drinks! Get your exclusive pass to the Online premiere of ‘Seams’ before its festival run, grab your digital download of the film, receive an 'Executive Producer' credit, an according IMDb credit and a mention on our website and facebook page!
    (Unfortunately we are unable to pay for transportation to get you to the screening in London with us but if you do decide to join us we will make sure the event is worthwhile)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)