About this project
EQ is a sci-fi and SFX film that explores the Emotional Intelligence decline in 2020 London. We meet Olivia, a Chemical Engineer who has developed a drug to cure Emotional Intelligence. And we follow the story of Georgia, Olivia's assistant, who decides to test the drug before it's released. We discover the positive effects the drug has on Georgia's relationship with her boyfriend Mark. But that's not all we discover about the drug...
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Shakira and Kayleigh are both students on the MA Acting for Screen course at Central. This film is part of their final project, for which they must produce a 10 minute film. The projects allows students to act in the film, whilst undertaking a crew role, a fantastic way to understand film-making from both perspectives.
Established in 2005 Acting for Screen was one of the first specialist courses in screen acting in the UK. The course aims to build on and enhance core technical skills and produce creative practitioners who have a specific interest in performing on screen.
In order to fulfil this project, we will require funding for:
Set, make up and costume : 300
Shakira Francis - Olivia
Shakira is a film and TV actress in the UK, studying an MA in Acting for Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. This film will allow Shakira to explore eccentricity and futurism in a professional character. At Central, Shakira has already featured in two short films, Creative Writing (2015) and We Will Meet Again (2015). Shakira is looking forward to adding more film to her portfolio and is excited to showcase her training in this film.
Kayleigh O'Connor - Georgia
Kayleigh is also a film and TV actress in the UK, studying an MA in Acting for Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In contrast to Olivia, Kayleigh will explore the character of Georgia by looking at the ideology of being emotionally unintelligent and how this affects personality changeability and relationships. Kayleigh has short film experience including Bombshell in Penguin (2013), Mia in Birthcloud (2015) and Lily in Always On (2015). Kayleigh can't wait to see EQ come to life!
Caleb Wissun-Bhide - Cinematographer MA Cinematography - Met Film School
Risks and challenges
- Completing the film even without the necessary funding
- Exploring a serious topic within a thought-provoking and light product
- Producing a film of high production value
- Paying travel expenses to all crew and cast.
- SFX - Exploring how we can change skin and eye colours using a colour grading, make up, channel switching or/and lighting
- Shooting the film in 4 days.
- Submitting a final edit in September.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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