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We invite you to attend East Grinstead's first ever Movie Premiere of an independent feature film. Drama/narrative/biography.
We invite you to attend East Grinstead's first ever Movie Premiere of an independent feature film. Drama/narrative/biography.
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THE BACKSTORY

Two years ago, I wrote a script. I knocked on the doors of many factories and land owners, and most of them said no, or that it was out of their control. Until one person said YES - Mrs Emmett, from Imberhorne farm.

She lent us the old granary for roughly 1.5 years. We had to give up the first film - a sci-fi-trilogy, and so I wrote another. We shot a quarter of that, but the main actor pulled out, so I wrote another. We shot a third of that but the main actors pulled out, so we were left with only a matter of weeks remaining, as well over a year had passed, and we had no film.

So we decided to write a final script - a pretty short script at only 62 pages, and simply called "The Granary". We recycled props from old films, and we had no actors left. Only the loyal crew, who had stayed with me through thick and thin, and a few friends for small parts. It was written in three days and we started shooting immediately, with the help of my good friend Will, who had helped find props and solve many problems for all the projects.


Every crew member played a role in acting, most of which had never acted before. It was cold, and the aeroplanes wouldn't shut up, and sometimes, it was hell, but we finished it.

FILM OUTLINE

The film is about a character I play called Pan (Eveshka Ghost). It is pretty much based on my story of agoraphobia. He is trapped in the granary by his own demons and must find himself and invent his own techniques to escape it. He finds a journal about a Farmer (Will Lightburn) who had a son called Tom. He learns that he and Tom are not so different after all. Inspired by the story, which he tells his doctor (Alex Willis), he uncovers the secret of the granary, which is crucial for him to overcome and fight his anxiety.

THE PREMIERE EVENT

The premiere will take place in East Grinstead cinema, on September the 10th (Sunday) at 8:00 PM. We'll be there before then at about 7:30, and have everyone hopefully in the screen at 8:00. I will introduce the film and then we'll watch it.

It is a long film - at 150 minutes. It is not yet rated, but your funding will help pay for the BBFC certificate - which exceeds the budget of the film in the first place (and the kickstarter, so please keep donating even after the target!) It does allow me to make blu-rays and dvds, as a certificate is required to release those, so if it works out, it will definitely work out.

It is not a commercial film. It is an experimental, artistic and emotional film, with a haunting and original classical score, that takes its time to breathe. I believe the music to be my finest work to date, and the story is a way of carrying that music with images. I believe in making films the way they used to be made, by telling stories in unique ways. The only way to express my experiences with a lifetime of agoraphobia personally, on film, is to give it time to unfold slowly, then accelerate towards the end. And I promise you this now, there are many big twists at the end!

The film covers many mental health situations during the scenes, including anxiety, agoraphobia, depression, suicide, OCD, eating disorders and personality disorders. Many of which I have experienced and survived, so I am hoping to deliver a message to all that there is hope - a light at the end of the tunnel.

NOT ALL REWARDS include a ticket. Please make sure that if you want a ticket, you get one with a ticket, or you pledge twice, one for a ticket, and one for the other goodies. I understand that not everyone will be able to make the Premiere, but if we nail the kickstarter (particularly if we can overfund it), then we will have that certificate for life and I can book more screenings anywhere in the UK until the end of time. :)

The film is not currently rated, but I would expected it to be a 15. Just to be safe side, and due to the complex psychological content, we will only be admitting people aged 18 and above.

Please email me with any questions via the kickstarter page.

My humblest regards, and thank you for your donations. Without you, this wouldn't be happening.

Eveshka Ghost (writer, director)

Risks and challenges

There are virtually no risks, as the film is already made.
I will say that, putting a film onto DCP is a challenge. Although we have tested and it works, there is always a chance of a hiccup here and there,
Previous tests had a few of these hiccup moments (two moments in fact), so if that happens, which is unlikely, it should only last a few seconds and the film will continue as normal.
The hiccups only affect the picture, not the sound.
But this is hardly a risk. More like stalling a car then simply starting it up again 3 seconds later. :)

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    Behind the Scenes images and footage

    We filmed a lot of stuff - I mean, a LOT of stuff (curse those aeroplanes!!) and we would love to share it all with you. To avoid spoilers, you will only get to see some before the premiere, with more to follow. Any help is appreciated. (delivered digitally).
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    Can't make it? Watch it at home!

    You will recieve a digital copy of the film on MP4 HD format via email, but not until after the Premiere! NOTE that this pledge DOES NOT INCLUDE a ticket to the Premiere.
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    Standard Premiere Ticket

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    Premium Premiere Ticket

    This is a ticket to the Premiere in the back half of the cinema. This is also where the cast and crew will be sitting. The Film is shown at 8:00 PM at the East Grinstead Cinema in the Atrium building. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    2-DISC Special Edition Soundtrack

    As well as all the BTS rewards, you will receive a 2-disc set of the COMPLETE soundtrack - all 118 minutes. Only a limited amount available. Signed and numbered by the director/composer. NOTE that this pledge DOES NOT INCLUDE a ticket to the Premiere.

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    The Granary - signed DVD

    We will send a first edition DVD of the film to you, signed by the director. We can only deliver the DVD version of the film to the UK.
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    The Granary - signed BLU RAY

    This is a first edition BLU RAY version of the film, signed by the director. We can only deliver this blu ray version to the UK. You will also receive all the BTS pledge digital goodies!
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    VIP Premiere Ticket

    You and a limited amount of people will get first choice on seats before everybody else in the premium section of the cinema. You will also get to meet the crew and receive a digital copy of the film, BTS, and your choice of either a DVD or BLU RAY, plus, the signed Soundtrack of the film!
    REMEMBER this pledge includes a TICKET, which will be on September the 10th at 8:00 PM at the Atrium Cinema in East Grinstead.

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    All The Goodies

    You will receive a BLU RAY, DVD and Soundtrack, all signed, plus BTS, PDF of the script and other goodies!
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    Visit the Granary

    Help out massively towards the cost of the films certificate (required to have it shown and released) and we will arrange for you to visit the Granary and all the surrounded set. Meet some of the cast and crew and share a few laughs and learn about the hectic events we went through to finish the film!
    You will also receive a DVD or BLU RAY (your choice), BTS images and video, and a Soundtrack CD
    Backers must arrange their own transport to East Grinstead and we will work out a date that suits everyone. :)
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    Visit the Studio

    The ultimate pledge - not only will you visit the GRANARY, including all other rewards from the Granary visit, but you will also get to visit the home studio of the director, and see how everything was done. You will learn the secrets, see unseen footage, and learn about the editing and scoring process. You will learn about future films and see a glimpse of the next film that we have already filmed and edited!
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