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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 13 2015 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Set Fire To The Stars

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Directed by Andy Goddard (Downton Abbey, Dr Who), an aspiring poet (Elijah Wood) in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell-raising hero, Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones). 

Starring:

Set Fire To The Stars is a critically acclaimed and very cool, black & white indie film with a stunning all-star cast and an equally amazing soundtrack by legendary Welsh rocker and frontman of Super Furry Animals, Gruff Rhys (Soundcloud Title Track below).  In November 2014, our low-budget independent film, about the first trip to New York by the legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, made its debut in the UK to rave reviews and enjoyed an independent cinema run (strongly supported by Picturehouse) and is currently available on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes in the UK with USA, Canada, Australia & NZ coming soon.

The New York Magazine described the film as having ‘A Bold Heart’ which we agree with totally, as that was what we needed to create this film against all odds. Seriously if you haven’t heard of the film it’s because we couldn’t afford a big enough campaign to tell you about it. But we made it and it belongs to us all and we are super proud of SET FIRE TO THE STARS, a film that has been described as ‘Excellent’ by Total Film, ‘a Bravo Tour de Force’ by BBC6 Music and ‘Gorgeous, evocative and well performed’ by the LA Times.

You don't need to know who Dylan Thomas is or a lover of poetry. If you loved 'With Nail and I', 'Sideways' or 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' - or any other buddie style movie, then you will love Set Fire.  It's been tough selling a Black & White movie to the world, even with the cast we have - but they all wanted to be in a black & white movie with an awesome soundtrack and fantastic words to say.

We now want to take our mighty low budget indie film and both bolster its current release by sharing it with the rest of the World.  This means we need to spend a lot of time and effort to 'Internationalise it' by creating a raft of language subtitles, closed captions and key international audio dubbed language versions as well as a variety of different versions for DVD, Blu-ray and Digital platforms so it can be released out there.  To achieve we'd like to:

  • Record and mix any sound changes, additions
  • Audio dub the film in some key languages
  • Subtitle in as many languages as possible
  • Create an iTunes Extras package as we have loads of Bonus materials and make that available
  • Create posters/artwork in all languages
  • Create packaging for items like DVD & Blu-ray in all languages
  • Create new DCPs and other masters
  • Pay a brilliant PR & Marketing company to get the word out there

We are a small production company who has moved mountains to make this film set in New York, filmed in Swansea Wales, in only 18 days.  The cast that came to the table were all amazing and we shine the light direct on them when they appear on screen.   We love our film and everyone who gave time to make it - from our original investors, cast, crew and family.  I promise if you watch this film, you will have 96mins of enjoyment and a film you want to discuss afterwards.

Below are some links and further information, but please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.

Many thanks for all your help,

Andy Evans & the MAB Team.

Reviews & Links:

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A snippet of Dylan Thomas from the Cast 

World Premiere Poster
World Premiere Poster
SFTTS T-Shirt
SFTTS T-Shirt
US Poster
US Poster
Elijah Wood as John Malcom Brinnan
Elijah Wood as John Malcom Brinnan
Celyn Jones & Elijah Wood
Celyn Jones & Elijah Wood

Set Fire To The Stars - Title track by Gruff Rhys

Props from Set Fire To The Stars
Props from Set Fire To The Stars
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'Fight Night' scene from Set Fire To The Stars with Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Shirley Henderson & Kevin Eldon 

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 John takes Dylan away to a log cabin after a particularly drunk night in New York to 'sort him out' for the next performance

Celyn Jones as Dylan Thomas
Celyn Jones as Dylan Thomas
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Celyn & Eljah
Celyn & Eljah
Maimie McCoy as Rosie
Maimie McCoy as Rosie
Andrew Bicknell & Steven Mackintosh
Andrew Bicknell & Steven Mackintosh

Risks and challenges

We don't foresee any issues in achieving our goals. The film is made and we're effectively upgrading certain audio and language aspects as well as create additional digital versions including iTunes Extras.

We will refund any backer who does not receive their item or we can suggest other possible replacements.

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    Digital Set Fite To The Stars Poster

    We'll email you a download of the Original UK and US Poster. Poster is a portrait full A1 sized when printed full.

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    Exclusive postcard
    Limited edition double sided postcard we created as part of our BAFTA entry campaign. There are only 50 of these left in existence, so be quick.

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    Set Fire To The Stars - Original Poster

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    PDF of Shooting Script
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    Film Prop: 1950's Matches

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    These are specially designed books of matches used throughout the film.

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    Digital Version of Set Fire To The Stars

    A digital copy you can keep and enjoy across your devices. We'll send you a code and off you go.

    Only currently available in certain countries so make sure you reside in one of the following:

    - United States
    - Canada
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    Signed US Poster - Limited Edition.

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    Digital Soundtrack by Gruff Rhys
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    Exclusive Set Fire To The Stars Crew T-Shirt

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    Designed by LazenbyBrown.

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    Special iTunes Extras Photo Credit

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    Signed DVD
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    Signed Blu-ray
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    Original World Premiere Poster.
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    Set Fire To The Stars - Digital Pack

    Grab yourself the PDF Script, downloadable soundtrack, digital poster, social thank you and iTunes Extras credit.

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    Exclusive Voicemail

    Our star, Celyn Jones who plays Dylan Thomas will record a message of your choice as Dylan Thomas. Of course within good taste and reason.

    We will email you an MP3.

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    iTunes Extras Credit
    Your name on an iTunes Extras special rolling credit which can be played by anyone who buys the film. We'll also include you on the official Set Fire To The Stars movie website Thanks page.

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    Film Prop: Signed letter from Caitlin signed by Kelly Reilly

    Exclusive & Limited. Our film set in 1950 required a whole host of props to be designed. This is the letter to Dylan Thomas from his wife Caitlin played by Kelly Reilly. Kelly will sign the back of each letter.

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    Signed Shooting script
    Signed by Celyn Jones & Andy Goddard who wrote it, which has been requested by the Oscars http://www.oscars.org/library to be part of their Core Collection.

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    Limited Edition photo

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    We'll be able to give you a choice of which photo you want.

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    Signed Vinyl Soundtrack
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    Script to Screen Masterclass - Glasgow

    Budding filmmakers will have the opportunity to book and attend a full day screening of Set Fire To The Stars & workshop with the MAB team to discover how they created the film and what they did to achieve its creation.
    The day will consist of a three-stage seminar delivered by a writer, producer and post-producer, where the filmmaking process will be broken down into - Script, Production, Post Production and Exhibition & Distribution.

    There will be only four workshops of this kind in the UK and they will take place in London, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow in the autumn of 2015.
    Each workshop will be triggered by the appropriate amount of pledges to make it viable for the team to deliver.
    Also each pledge will receive a signed DVD or Blu-ray.

    NOTE: We need a minimum of 25 pledges to trigger this reward and you must make your own travel arrangements.

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    Script to Screen Masterclass - London

    Budding filmmakers will have the opportunity to book and attend a full day screening of Set Fire To The Stars & workshop with the MAB team to discover how they created the film and what they did to achieve its creation.
    The day will consist of a three-stage seminar delivered by a writer, producer and post-producer, where the filmmaking process will be broken down into - Script, Production, Post Production and Exhibition & Distribution.

    There will be only four workshops of this kind in the UK and they will take place in London, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow in the autumn of 2015.
    Each workshop will be triggered by the appropriate amount of pledges to make it viable for the team to deliver.
    Also each pledge will receive a signed DVD or Blu-ray.

    NOTE: We need a minimum of 25 pledges to trigger this reward and you must make your own travel arrangements.

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    Script to Screen Masterclass - Cardiff

    Budding filmmakers will have the opportunity to book and attend a full day screening of Set Fire To The Stars & workshop with the MAB team to discover how they created the film and what they did to achieve its creation.
    The day will consist of a three-stage seminar delivered by a writer, producer and post-producer, where the filmmaking process will be broken down into - Script, Production, Post Production and Exhibition & Distribution.

    There will be only four workshops of this kind in the UK and they will take place in London, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow in the autumn of 2015.
    Each workshop will be triggered by the appropriate amount of pledges to make it viable for the team to deliver.
    Also each pledge will receive a signed DVD or Blu-ray.

    NOTE: We need a minimum of 25 pledges to trigger this reward and you must make your own travel arrangements.

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    Script to Screen Masterclass - Manchester

    Budding filmmakers will have the opportunity to book and attend a full day screening of Set Fire To The Stars & workshop with the MAB team to discover how they created the film and what they did to achieve its creation.
    The day will consist of a three-stage seminar delivered by a writer, producer and post-producer, where the filmmaking process will be broken down into - Script, Production, Post Production and Exhibition & Distribution.

    There will be only four workshops of this kind in the UK and they will take place in London, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow in the autumn of 2015.
    Each workshop will be triggered by the appropriate amount of pledges to make it viable for the team to deliver.
    Also each pledge will receive a signed DVD or Blu-ray.

    NOTE: We need a minimum of 25 pledges to trigger this reward and you must make your own travel arrangements.

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    Signed Lord of The Rings Poster

    For you Elijah Wood fans, we have a Lord of The Rings, Middle Earth poster signed by our star - Frodo himself - Elijah Wood.

    It is not currently framed so will send out in a tube.

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    Film Prop: Cigarette Case

    Exclusive & Limited. Our film set in 1950 required a whole host of props to be designed.

    This is Dylan's cigarette case - image in photograph in Campaign.

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    Set Fire To The Stars - Physical Pack
    Grab yourself physical items including signed poster, signed script, T-shirt, limited edition photo, signed vinyl soundtrack.
    & signed Blu-ray or DVD.

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    Set Visit on 'I'm Jack'

    Our next film is due to shoot late 2015 in the UK. Come along for a set visit, eat lunch with the cast and crew and get your name on the Thanks section in the Film Credits.

    Travel and accommodation not included.

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    Film budgeting workshop UK

    Spend the day with one of our experienced Producers learning how to budget out a film. Maybe you have an idea that needs that first budget, or a budget that needs help. You'll also get a copy of the script, signed DVD or Bu-ray and a T-Shirt.

    Note: UK only and must make your own travel.

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    Dinner with Celyn Jones aka Dylan Thomas

    An evening for two with Celyn Jones and the Producer in the UK. Will include complimentary dinner at a 5 Star restaurant. Will include a signed copy of the DVD or Bu-ray, poster and script.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Framed Pete's Diner cast signed table menu.

    This is a one-off, unique, signed prop from Set Fire To The Stars. Pete's 1950's Diner features in the film and we have a menu signed by:

    Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings)
    Celyn Jones (Joe, Castles In The Sky)
    Maimie McCoy (BBC's Musketeers)
    Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)
    Richard Brake (Batman, Spy, Kingsman)
    Kelly Reilly (True Detective, Sherlock, Flight)
    Kevin Eldon (Hot Fuzz, Hugo)

    You'll also get a T-Shirt, signed DVD or Blu-ray and PDF copy of the script.

    We'll take care of the shipping to you.

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    Script review UK only

    Have your script reviewed by writer Celyn Jones with pointers and advice on narrative and giving it the best opportunity for success. If you have no script yet and need a helping had on getting going, Celyn will use the time to help you structure and plan for the writing process.

    Also get a copy of the script, signed DVD or Blu-ray and T-shirt.

    Note. UK only and must make own travel arrangements.

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    Walk-on Extra in 'I'm Jack'

    Appear as an Extra in or next film which is due to shoot in the UK late 2015.

    Dates subject to scheduling. Travel and accommodations not included.

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Funding period

- (27 days)