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A one-man film from award-winning performer Alp Haydar. A curious story about a kebab shop worker who goes looking for his lost father.
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I know there are nobler funds to support. If my work makes you smile and you want to see my next project - this is your way of securing your ticket! 

I want to take my story-telling to the next level and I need equipment to do it... 

Even a few quid would edge me closer.

I've sold my beloved folding bike and I've just started a second job... As I'm about to celebrate 10 years since my very first live show, I want to tell my next story in a way I've not tried yet - in film.

I ask anyone who can afford a few pounds to help me along with this dream - please whip that debit card out and donate something small to my Kickstarter fund and that will guarantee you, at the very least, a secret online link to watch the film and providing your donation is over 10 pounds, a ticket to see the live pre-show and to attend the film premiere itself at a central London venue in Autumn 2020.

You can make a donation without a reward but take a look at the list of rewards to your right. I have gifts for anyone donating £5 or more.

I have a very unusual and very exciting screenplay that I've story-boarded. I've had music arranged and commissioned and paid for original backing tracks for this 22 minute short and I've even collected the costumes, wigs and prosthetics for the 100+ characters I will play in this 'one-man film'.

When I was caring for my father I wasn't able to perform and to be honest, I didn't really feel like performing. And to be even more honest, I'm not really sure I do now. What I've always enjoyed is the video element in my shows and while I was caring for my dad I decided I would write a screenplay. While I'd go about my daily dad duties, day after day, month after month and finally, year after year - I would play the same this fantasy over in my head. That I'm standing at some trendy film festival, having shown off my work, and people are telling me how exciting the adventure I took them on was. How wonderful my film was. And then I'd be back in the real world, caring for dear dad. But I continued writing my ideas down and especially after I lost my dad, I realised how helpful the writing had been for sorting out my thoughts. And this film, as it turns out, is about a guy who's looking to find his lost father. I lost my dad piece by piece to Alzheimer's and perhaps in making the film, I get to find him again. 

All my characters from my live shows will be back, along with your favourite songs 'My Son Is Gay' and 'While You Were Sleeping' and one very new one. I've committed to paying for the musical rights for background tracks and the expensive original music I've had commissioned especially for the musical numbers but even with this second evening job, I'm only putting away a few hundred every month after rent. I want to own my own equipment and I want this to be my first film of many. That means a DSLR camera, so I can shoot for something as large as a cinema screen. A wide-angle lens, as I film in my bedroom - with limited space, so I need to capture the video in a way that shows more of the image - as if I was filming further away. A new green screen and mounting rig, so I can film myself against a bigger area and finally a green screen specific lighting system - to get the best possible footage to composite against all my handmade backgrounds.

It's going to be a funny, touching, thrilling film with green-screen magic and physical miniatures for the sets and handmade props. An adventure you won't forget I took you on.

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter works in an 'all or nothing' way. Providing I make £1000 (and I'm confident I can pull another £500 together myself in the next couple of months) it will be all systems go and I will start filming on my new equipment. MY DREAM.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Private Link To Watch The Film

    If you donate £5 or more, you'll receive a private link to watch the film online after it's release. The London premiere will be Autumn 2020, you'll receive the private link to the film in December 2020. Merry Christmas!

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    TICKET TO SEE THE FILM & SPECIAL SHOW

    The film will have it's premiere in Autumn 2020. This event will most likely be held at ROXY Bar and Screen, in Borough. The 22 minute film will be presented as part of a 10th Anniversary show, alongside all your favourite characters and songs. In December, you shall also receive the private link to watch the film online.

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    VIP PREMIERE TICKET WITH LUXURY GIFTS

    Along with your ticket to the premiere screening of the film and the live show that accompanies it (most likely at the ROXY Bar & Screen, Borough) - you'll receive a a flute of champagne to enjoy during your evening and a packaged DVD of the film to take home. In December, you shall also receive the private link to watch the film online.

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    OPENING FILM CREDIT (& Ticket, DVD, etc)

    Your name in the opening credits.

    Along with a ticket to the Autumn 2020 central London premiere screening and show (most likely at the ROXY Bar & Screen, Borough), the flute of champagne, the packaged DVD to take home and the private link - you will have your name presented with 'SPECIAL THANKS TO...' during the opening credits of the film.

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    CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU + Ticket, etc

    A character in the film will be named after you.

    Along with a ticket to the Autumn 2020 central London premiere screening and show (most likely at the ROXY Bar & Screen, Borough), the flute of champagne, the packaged DVD to take home and the private link - you will have a character in the film named after you. The character can have your first name, use your surname or both.

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    Pledge £400 or more About $500

    YOU APPEAR IN MY FILM.

    Technically, this film is a one-man film - I play all the characters. However, for that wonderful person donating £400 - you will be invited to my green screen studio in Spring 2020 and I will dress you up as a character, and we will sneak you into the film. It will be silent role but you’ll be on the screen for 20 seconds or so, preserved in my film forever.

    Along with this bizarre opportunity, you will receive a ticket to the Autumn 2020 central London premiere screening and show (most likely at the ROXY Bar & Screen, Borough), a flute of champagne, the packaged DVD to take home and the private link - you will be immortalised and part of my film - forever. I think we'll have fun.

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    Pledge £300 or more About $375

    THE NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE (And song)

    As guest of honour at the premiere screening of the film - first you'll receive a bottle of champagne, four glasses along with four tickets - During the live show, before the screening - I will premiere a new song I have written, dedicated to you. Sure, you'll blush and feel embarrassed but you'll hopefully laugh as well and hopefully feel chuffed you helped me achieve my dream. This performance will be filmed and I'll share the video with you as a keepsake.

    You'll have a fantastic night of laughter and feeling pampered. Everyone at your table receives a shoulder & back massage from my friend, regulated practitioner Sarah Lou Gibson.

    Along with the tickets to the Autumn 2020 central London premiere screening and show (most likely at the ROXY Bar & Screen, Borough), the bottle of champagne, four packaged DVDs for you and your friends to take home and the private link - you will also have a 'Special Thanks To...' credit in the opening credits of the film.

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