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A darkly funny story that focusses on one girl’s efforts to find a place to call home, but house hunting is dead serious business.
A darkly funny story that focusses on one girl’s efforts to find a place to call home, but house hunting is dead serious business.
118 backers pledged £5,815 to help bring this project to life.

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Art work by Walter Martyn Cabell
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THE STORY

A CCTV camera crackles, a security officer stirs, two women enter an attic space shrouded in mystery. But this secretive world unveiled should have remained untouched...

Please forgive us for notgiving away too much away about the film, but we have a David Fincher-esk twist, which we cannot reveal...you'll have to wait and see.

OUR VISION

In bringing Repossessed to life we want to create a short film that holds great storytelling at its heart but in its soul is a poetic piece of magical realism. We will be blending black comedy with the technical elements of visual and special effects in this ambitious project. We want to push the boundaries which is where you come in…

WHY WE NEED YOU?

We want to entertain our audience. We have one shot to take your breath away and we want to leave you wondering how we’ve done it. The majority of the money we are asking for will help us with the green screen we need to create these effects. We also need money for equipment, production design, and of course post production.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

MUSIC VIDEO

We are collaborating with the new upcoming music band Wild Shelter! Alongside the short film Repossessed, we will use the set built for the film to also shoot Wild Shelter's first music video. This will be available on Youtube and Vimeo in September.

Listen to their first single Memories which will be the song used for the music video:

For more details about Wild Shelter, click here.

MOODBOARD

Set inspiration for "Repossessed"
Set inspiration for "Repossessed"
Set inspiration for "Repossessed"
Set inspiration for "Repossessed"
Our reference for the characters of Repossessed
Our reference for the characters of Repossessed

See more visuals here

LOCATION

We have successfully scouted our locations and we will need to build two separate sets for the film. Our fantastic production designer, Lili, and director, John, will work on creating a unique style, with a large portion of the money raised appearing onscreen, in props and set design. John is notorious for his very specific onscreen aesthetics, as seen below in stills from Interference and Overexposed.

Interference's Set - by Tessa Battisti
Interference's Set - by Tessa Battisti
Overexposed's Set - by Lisa Fischer
Overexposed's Set - by Lisa Fischer

GET INVOLVED!

We need your help to spread the word! 

Please LIKE us at www.facebook.com/filmrepossessed

FOLLOW us on Twitter via @RepossessedFilm

Pinterest : https://uk.pinterest.com/jdanvoye/repossessed/

THE CAST

From our own cost, we have already held provisional casting for all the roles. We have scheduled call backs and rehearsals and are excited by the talent, which we have seen thus far. We will announce the final cast on our social media forums in due course.

UPDATE! 

We're excited to introduce to you our beautiful lead actress Kelby Keenan. Kelby is a British actress, who has trained in both London and LA in acting and dance. She has been working as an actress for 5 years, mainly in film, both feature and short. She has recently launched her own production company, Paracosm, in which she writes, produces and directs.

THE CREW

We are an enthusiastic collective of filmmakers. None of us are new to making short films and many of us have worked together before.

JOHN DANVOYE - Director

Born in Brussels and initially a journalist, John started his filmmaking career in London in 2011 at the London Film Academy. His graduation film, Interference, won 6 awards out of 13 official selections in international film festivals around the world.

Since then, he was very fortunate to work on several short films, where he had a chance to gain experience, challenge himself and grow creatively as director. His work has been screened at the BFI, on national Belgian television and in the Short Film Corner in Cannes. He has always been interested in telling universal stories using surrealism depicted in a realistic way.

www.johndanvoye.com

C.K. MCKENZIE - Writer

As an award winning independent writer and filmmaker C.K. McKenzie's passion for both writing and filmmaking springs from the same source - a love of telling stories and of entertaining people. The moment she realised that she could make a career from exploring her rather vivid imagination her fate was sealed.

C.K. has worked on a considerable number of short films, music videos, commercial projects and feature projects as a writer, producer, script editor and director. Many of the projects she has worked on have been screened internationally at film festivals.

http://www.ckmckenzie.net/

ALESSIO BERGAMO - Producer

Alessio is an award-winning writer and producer with six years industry experience between Italy and London. In addition to his extensive reel of corporates and commercials, Alessio's producing credits include At Your Service, directed by Tim Kent from the Actor’s studio of Pinewood and Blanche Dumas: from B to Z directed by Italian filmmaker, Walter Martyn Cabell and The King’s Hand, by the Iranian Filmmaker Sedi Ghadiri.

Working side by side with international filmmakers such as Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Tony Tarantino, Mark Bacci, Ayoub Qanir and many more, Alessio is now using the valuable lessons learnt from them for his own stories.

JOSHUA CARTER - Producer

Joshua’s professional background in management, budgeting, marketing and public speaking has aided him in his pursuit of being a producer. With an MA(hons) in Film Studies & Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews, Joshua moved to London to pursue his lifelong dream of a career in filmmaking. Starting off in production assistant roles, Joshua went on to produce a pilot for a feature film with experienced filmmaker, Walter Martyn Cabell. The pilot, Blanche Dumas: from B to Z, attracted a talented cast, including Hetty Baynes Russell and Simon Callow.

Since then, Joshua has produced numerous short films, commercials, corporate films, music videos and a Film4 documentary. He is currently in various stages of development and pre-production on multiple projects, including a feature film and a number of ambitious shorts.

www.joshuacarter.co.uk

FABRIZIO ACCETTULLI - Director of Photography

Fabrizio started to film at a very young age thanks to his passion for extreme sports. In 2008 he began to follow in his brother's steps (albertoaccettulli.com), having the chance to assist and film for many major sport labels. In 2010, he moved to London in order to further his passion for film. Fabrizio got a scholarship from the London Film Academy and graduated in 2012.

Fabrizio has worked on an impressive amount of large-scale productions as self shooter director, focus puller, camera operator and cinematographer. He has been able to combine the skills learnt from his extreme sport filming background with the advanced cinematography skills acquired at the LFA to produce film with a distinct visual style and flair.

www.fabrizioaccettulli.com

LILI LEA ABRAHAM - Production Designer

Lili Lea Abraham originally from Hungary moved to London age of 17 following her ambition to become a filmmaker. Her first year studying at University of the Arts, London, she discovered her passion for film design: with the unchallenged ability to give others and herself the opportunity to escape from reality. Lili's first film she designed was shortlisted for London Short Film Festival in 2012 and in that summer she represented Hungary at the 69th Venice Film Festival. During her university years she designed several short films in London and Spain.

After her graduation in 2014 July, she immediately moved on to working in the art department of BBC series, The Interceptor and to the art department of several commercials. She had recently finished working as a standby art director on The Carer, featuring Brian Cox and Emilia Fox. At the moment she is working in the property department of The Jungle Book at Warner Brothers Studios as part of Creative Skillset Art Department Scheme and Warner Brothers Creative Talent.

www.lililea.carbonmade.com

Camille Karma-Style - Costume Designer

Camille's career has ​a worldwide and diverse canvas spanning from Munich to Manhattan. ​Where ​celebrity styling, costume design​ and writing ​within ​the ​fashion​ and film​ arenas have been the dominant thread of late, harnessing her ​vibrant passion and broad talent.

​Most recently, ​prestigious and challenging projects​;​ from ​cutting edge luxury brand fashion campaigns​, fashion editorials​, film shorts and an upcoming feature film have taken a definitive heartfelt hold.

Camille's mantra "Only good can come" is a primary motivation and belief for her creative endeavours - and for life itself.

She has now spread her positive mantra to all cast and crew at Repossessed ...

http://karma-style.com/

Barbara De Biasi - Music Composer

Barbara was born in Pisa and has been playing the piano since she was five years old. She began her musical career as a pianist and was awarded a First-class Honours Degree in Piano at La Spezia's Conservatoire at just 20 years of age.

Her passion for music and film, and her dream of becoming a film composer, inspired her to move to London where she was awarded a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Barbara studied Composition there and graduated with a BMus(Hons) in 2013. In June 2014, she was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Composition for Screen from the prestigious Royal College of Music.

Barbara has worked with many directors based in cities across the world, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Madrid, Singapore, Milan. She has written the music for 3 feature films, 3 feature length documentaries and 49 short films.

http://www.barbaradebiasi.com/

SIMON MODERY - Editor & Visual FX Artist

Simon Modery is a London-based freelance film editor. Originally from Germany, he studied Media Design (MA) and Filmmaking (Diploma) in Heidelberg and London. Simon started out in the industry as a news and magazine editor for R.TV in Germany. Having become one of the most in demand editors at the station, he went on to edit a high profile report about German soldiers in the Kosovo conflict, winner of the LFK Media Award in 2007.

After moving to London he worked as assistant editor on The Tournament. The 2009 action film – starring Robert Carlyle and Ving Rhames – remains to this day one of the biggest action films ever produced in the UK.

In 2008, Simon Modery founded the production company Motherlode Ltd.. The company produced branded content and advertising for clients like Barclays, Musto and Anthemis Group before moving on to feature length productions. Apart from his freelance work as editor, Simon also works in the educational field. He is a tutor at the London Film Academy and an advisor on AVID user-interface and workflow for NBC News.

www.modery.prosite.com

Simon has worked on several projects before with the director and producers, and never fails to pull off absolute wizardry in the editing process, as shown in the following films:

Overexposed

Blanche Dumas, from B to Z

 

Risks and challenges

VISUAL EFFECTS

The main challenges of the film lie within the visual effects (VFX). A (worryingly) common phrase on the film set is "We'll fix it in post (production)".

However, with Repossessed, there is absolutely no room for error in the shooting of the film. One mistake on set could cost us in the final look of the film. Therefore, we have to follow very strict instruction whilst filming with green screens and morph suits in order for our highly-experienced editor, Simon, to work his magic in the post-production.

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