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Explores the concept of social interaction and aims to make a statement about the world of technology. Is it possible to escape?

A short film which explores the concept of the Internet and social interaction, aims to make a statement about the world of technology we now live in.

Is it ever possible to escape?

Arthur Lawson wishes to remove himself from the Internet, after meeting the Internet himself and some hard persuasion, his existence is removed. However he soon realises that a world without the Internet is not quite as good as it seems. He rushes back to the Internet in the hope his actions can be reversed.

Genre: Drama

Themes: Internet/Viral Culture, freedom, power, Individual vs. Society.

Characters

Arthur: One of the two main characters of the film.
Arthur Lawson is a 28 year old, he is a humble man with a sense of humour, quite the average Englishman. He’s single and he prefers tradition over modern developments, Arthur craves normality and routine.

Personified Internet: One of the two main characters of the film.
The Internet is a middle-aged man, between 35 and 60. Possibly thin, in fair physical condition. Dresses in a smart casual shirt and suit jacket, imperfect hair. He has a wry smile, a good poker face, not quite as slick as an MI5 spy, yet just as skilled.

Charlotte: Small female role
Ex-girlfriend of Arthur.

Charlotte’s Boyfriend: Small male role
New boyfriend of Charlotte, Arthurs ex.

Our Team

We are a production team of 9 people, who have worked together in the past to create fantastic films. We also have a great line up of work experience. This includes work for the BBC, ITV, Sky, Glastonbury, Contra Image, Solent Creatives, Solent Productions, Abbey Road Studios, Pinewood Shepperton PLC, Southampton Football Club, Carfest (BBC Children In Need), Annex Film Company, ARM Ltd, Talent Television, Wessex Cancer Trust, Naomi House and much more. Some of us have also worked internationally at Wenneker TV.

More information on the website:

http://404film.weebly.com

£200 is the minimum we need to make this film happen. With £200+ we can do a whole lot more. Ultimately, the money we raise will be used to fund the film until it's conclusion, for example:

Paying for Locations: The most exciting scene in the whole film is when Arthur comes face to face with the "Personified Internet" for the first time, The Internets 'office' is a huge 32,000ft empty warehouse. Our warehouse is the legendary Black Hangar Studios, the second biggest sound stage in the UK, but this comes at a price.

Money for props: The warehouse needs props. For this we are looking to Skyfall for inspiration, the background will be filled with filing cabinets and old computer equipment which comes at a price. On top of the vintage computer equipment we need to create an Internet Cafe, and buy clothes for all the actors.

Travel and Catering: We filming not far from Alton which is a 45 minute journey away, but this comes at a price for both actors and crew. We also need to be able to transport all the kit to all the locations. Its also important that all our actors and crew are treated well on set and we want to make sure we can provide the best catering for them!

Great Sound: Great sound is crucial for a great film, filming on a sound stage is going to be hard work, so we want we want to hire a professional sound man to help out on the shoot. He will guide us to help make fantastic sound.

Soundtrack: We're working with fantastic musicians to make the film sound great, music is incredibly important for every genre, but especially a film like ours.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Filmmakers always have to prepared for the worst to happen and although we've been really lucky on past films, we're always aware of the problems that could happen.

Outside shooting - the script calls for many outside scenes, we all know the UK likes to sprinkle snow at the moment, so this could cause a problem.

Snow and adverse weather could also restrict are travel to Alton for our warehouse shoot.

There is always a risk that actors might bail out which leaves us with big problems. We've met every person we've cast and not only cast on acting credibility but also excitement for the project.

Injuries or illness - whilst we cannot control people falling ill, we always create all the risk assessments and checks needed. This means we always adhere to health and safety rules, so hopefully nobody ends up hurt!

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