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A magical and moving short starring Georgina Sherrington (The Worst Witch) - help us submit it to film festivals around the world
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Stop/Eject is a 17 minute magical and moving fantasy-drama starring Georgina Sherrington (Mildred Hubble in the ITV series The Worst Witch) and directed by Neil Oseman, dubbed "The Spielberg of Hereford" by The Guardian.

After the sudden death of her husband Dan (Oliver Park), Kate discovers a mysterious old tape recorder that can stop and rewind time - but can she save her husband?

Oliver Park and Georgina Sherrington
Oliver Park and Georgina Sherrington

Stop/Eject was completed in 2013 and has already received several glowing reviews….

'Sherrington steals the show with an emotional performance of the highest merit. Well-written, well-executed, and a genuine pleasure to watch.' - The London Film Review

'It’s rare to see such love towards a heroine, consideration for her pain, honesty and respect towards a short film’s audience. A charming, fairytale-like film with a gentle, sad, but noteworthy message.' - Unsung Films

'A very strong, powerful film... A great emotional performance by Georgina Sherrington.' - The Final Cut

Now is your chance to get an exclusive digital, DVD or Blu-ray copy and help us submit Stop/Eject to film festivals at the same time. We have already entered the film into some festivals, but the money raised here will enable us to enter it into many more, giving us the best possible chance of reaching a wide international audience for the film.

To learn more about Stop/Eject, read the director's blog at www.neiloseman.com or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stopejectmovie

Georgina Sherrington as Kate
Georgina Sherrington as Kate

The Rewards

Memoirs of the Worst Witch is a 20 minute video interview we recorded with Georgina Sherrington in which she discusses her time playing Mildred Hubble in ITV's The Worst Witch, covering everything thing from how she got the role, through working with animals, balancing on broomsticks (sometimes unsuccessfully), bonding with the other girls, and how her friends reacted to her celebrity, to winning a Young Artist Award  at a glitzy Hollywood ceremony in 2000. You'll receive a password that will allow you to watch Memoirs of the Worst Witch on Vimeo as many times as you want for one month.

Stop/Eject DVD Contents

  • The film with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (17 mins)
  • Cast commentary with Georgina Sherrington (Kate), Oliver Park (Dan) and Therese Collins (Alice)
  • Filmmakers commentary with producer Sophie Black and director Neil Oseman
  • Record & Play: The Making of Stop/Eject - brand new behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with all the cast and crew (30 mins)
  • Crowd-funding Stop/Eject - Sophie and Neil relate the ups and downs of financing the film, the many ways they promoted the campaign and the lessons they learnt from it all. (10 mins)
  • Filming in Belper - visual essay by Sophie about Stop/Eject's north Derbyshire locations, featuring clips from other independent productions shot in the town and interviews with Stop/Eject's cast (5 mins)
  • Superior Sound Reproduction - a unique look at the little-understood area of postproduction sound, from Additional Dialogue Recording (ADR) through sound effects and music to the final mix, featuring interviews with re-recording mixer Jose Pereira, sound designer Henning Knoepfel, composer Scott Benzie, Georgina Sherrington and Oliver Park (11 mins)
  • Deleted scenes (7 mins)
  • Photo gallery

Stop/Eject Blu-ray Contents

  • All of the DVD features except for the deleted scenes
  • Extended rough cut with optional director's commentary - an early edit of the film containing dialogue, moments and entire scenes excised from the final version (23 mins)
  • Memoirs of the Worst Witch - interview with Georgina Sherrington, looking back on her time playing Mildred Hubble in the popular ITV series (21 mins)
  • Bonus film: The Picnic - starring Therese Collins. When a gentleman arrives for a romantic picnic with his girlfriend, he is enraged to find her in the arms of another man. (2 mins)
  • Bonus film: Ghost-trainspotting -  Norman sets out to spot the fabled Flying Welshman, the spectre of an ill-fated steam train. (2 mins)
  • All content in full HD (1080P)
The Bumper Pack
The Bumper Pack

 Bumper Pack Contents

Stop/Eject on Blu-ray as above. Please note: regrettably we are unable to substitute a DVD copy of the film in the bumper pack.

The press kit was produced for use in promoting the film, and consists of a glossy A4 folder designed by Alain Bossuyt, containing five loose-leaf pages of text comprising cast and crew biographies, credits, a synopsis and production notes.

You will receive one of twelve "hero" cassettes featured in the film. Each one has a label and inlay hand calligraphed by production designer Sophie Black. Please note that the cassettes have no audio content.

Soul Searcher (95 mins) was described by The Guardian as "a fantasy action movie in the grand style". It tells the story of Joe Fallow, an ordinary guy is who is trained to be the new Grim Reaper. The DVD includes a feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary, four "film school" featurettes on subjects like lighting and low-tech FX, deleted scenes, bloopers, previz, photo and artwork galleries, two commentaries and an interactive sound design breakdown. Soul Searcher is rated 12 by the BBFC.

The Dark Side of the Earth: Making the Pilot is a half-hour documentary about the making of a demo scene to help raise financing for Neil Oseman's ambitious fantasy adventure epic. Featuring interviews with actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Kate Burdette, it follows the production of the scene from construction of a seven-foot-tall sword-fighting puppet, through building the set and blagging a cheap deal on an extensive 35mm camera package, to shooting the scenes over three intense days. Bonus material includes a tour of the set-building workshop, video blogs from the Cannes Film Festival, and photo and artwork galleries. (Please note, for contractual reasons the pilot itself is not included on the disc.)

Risks and challenges

Once we've entered Stop/Eject into any given festival, we of course have no control over whether it gets in. Many festivals receive 2,000 - 3,000 entries each year, but are able to screen less than 100 of those. They're long odds, so even though we believe Stop/Eject is a really strong film that deserves to be showcased at a prestigious festival, we still need to enter lots to have a good chance of getting into some.
But the good news is that, since the film is already complete, you'll get your rewards either way. Providing we reach our target, as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is over, we'll get straight on to duplicating the discs and sending them out.

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    Watch "Memoirs of the Worst Witch", an exclusive 20 minute interview with Georgina Sherrington discussing her time playing Mildred Hubble on the popular ITV series. You'll get access to this online streaming video for one month.

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    Watch "Stop/Eject" and "Memoirs of the Worst Witch". You'll get access to streaming videos of both for one month.

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    Own a Blu-ray copy of "Stop/Eject" with over 90 minutes of bonus material - see main text for full details. If you're outside of the UK, please check your Blu-ray player is compatible with 50i material before purchasing.

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    Bumper pack containing: "Stop/Eject" Blu-ray, press kit, one of the cassette props used in the film, plus DVDs of Neil's films "Soul Searcher" (PAL region 2) and "The Dark Side of the Earth: Making the Pilot" (PAL region 0). The Blu-ray contains 50i content, so please make sure your player is compatible with this before ordering, if you're outside of the UK.

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