Somewhere in the Universe is a story about fate. It tells the story of Charlie and Mona - two people who have been forced apart at a young age. She leaves a void in Charlie that remains unfilled. Upon by chance briefly seeing her again, he is inspired to tell his story of young love, missed opportunities and regret. Will fate bring them together again or will Charlie have to learn how to accept someone else into his life?
One of the influences for the script is the Haruki Murakami short story 'Upon seeing the 100% perfect girl' from the book The Elephant Vanishes. One of the most beautiful love stories ever written. It's concept of soul mates being separated from each other was a big inspiration.
We will be filming on the Canon C300 and will be utilising professional equipment such as a Track+dolly and a Slider.
The main location of the film is Clevedon Pier, which is also the location of the cafe our main character Charlie works at. This location is essential to the story as it represents a place that is very important for Charlie and Mona and could potentially bring them together again. We can confirm that we have managed to secure this key location and it will definitely be featuring in this film.
The film will be shot during the course of February 2014 in Clevedon, North Somerset UK.
All of our crew are filmmakers by heart, with experience from many projects in the past. Having all read the short story and subsequently the first draft of the screenplay, we all came together in mutual interest and ambition to make the film the best it can be.
The main production crew:
Producer - Amy Holland
Director - Eduardo Jed Camara
Writer - Robert Swithenbank
1st Assistant Director - Paul Newman
Director of Photography - Scott Clingham
Camera Operator - Monique Hewey
Production Design - Ojhanie Divsalar
Costume Design - Walata Hall
Editing - Paola Abraham
Sound Design & Recording - Timothy Stone
So far we have put together a small amount of money out of our own pockets to fill a portion of the film's overall budget; however in order to produce this film to it's full potential and give the story the production values it deserves, we need to raise a minimum of £1000 from this Kickstarter campaign, with £1500 really being the ideal amount. We are looking at an overall budget of £4000. Your money will go towards:
For your generous donation, you will receive something in return. The more you give, the more goodies you'll get! Some of our rewards include unique souvenirs from Clevedon Pier, a copy of the film and even your own small plaque mounted on the pier deck. Plus many more!
We are extremely passionate and have very high expectations for this project, with various Film Festivals definitely in our plans. So please donate if you can and help us make this film a reality. However we completely understand if you are unable to financially contribute; but you can still help us out! Just tell your friends and help us spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and of course good old email.
Twitter - @somewhereinthetwit
Facebook - www.facebook.com/somewhereintheuniversefilm
Risks and challenges
The weather will be our main challenge due to the nature of our locations.
How we will combat this is to regularly check weather forecasts beforehand and base our shooting schedule around this.
Once we have our actors confirmed, we will also have local actors on standby just in case something unexpected happens.
Time is against us, with less than 2 months before we shoot, which is why we will be working very hard through the christmas period to get as much done as possible.
We have contracts signed for all our locations and actors to make sure everything is set in stone and people are fully committed to the project.
If need be we are prepared to put more of our own money to supplement the budget, however everything will be planned and discussed thoroughly so that this need only be a last resort.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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