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Sam MoonBy Sam Moon
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Sam MoonBy Sam Moon
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£6,340
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21
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 26 2013 3:16 PM UTC +00:00

About

Animal - catchy title, but what have you been doing?

Well, fighting for funding. As Batman mumbled, "there's no true despair without hope." We have faith in this production and we know we've a fantastic film, but without this last push for funding Animal is on a short leash and looking skinny. We've shot all our important scenes save for ten minutes of pick-ups. We're over 80% complete, so now we're reaching out for your help.

I'll need convincing, so tell me more...

We've been working on Animal for three years, from writing the script to shooting. The film has been both a truly challenging and rewarding experience, and now that the rough edit is finished we're really proud and simply want to show it to everybody…but if you're going to set off on a project like this you have to do it right. There's still quite a bit to do before Animal is exactly how it should be and that's why we're here.

What is the film about?

Animal is a beautifully shot, psychological thriller about a troubled young female punk rock musician, Acacia (Kate Sission), whose life is turned around when she moves into a dilapidated rectory in south east London. Taking on the role of caretaker after the suspicious death of the alcoholic vicar (John Stahl), Acacia has been given her first lucky break in months to clear debts, sort out her addictions and finish some songs. What at first appears to be  a fortuitous and easy path to avoid paying rent spirals into a disturbing pact that threatens to break her vulnerable resolve. As winter sets in with a broken boiler, Acacia is forced to confront her violent past, the Church, unforeseen visitors and unsettling visions in a house whose occupants won't let go without a fight.

Frames of reference please?

David Lynch's Mulholland Drive meets Roman Polanski's Repulsion.

Sounds like my cup of tea.

That's not all. Animal stars a number of very talented British actors, including Kate Sission (Doctors, BBC), Sarah Crowden (Brideshead Revisited), John Stahl (Game of Thrones), Tom Burke (The Hour, BBC, Third Star), Steve Sweeney (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Amy McAllister (Call the Midwife, BBC).

Here's some production stills...

Acacia (Kate Sissons)
Acacia (Kate Sissons)
The Vicar (John Stahl)
The Vicar (John Stahl)
Victoriae played by Sarah Crowden
Victoriae played by Sarah Crowden
Valerie Gogan as Hordenine
Valerie Gogan as Hordenine
Amy McAllister as Nico
Amy McAllister as Nico
Steve Sweeney as Harry & Tom Burke as Rune
Steve Sweeney as Harry & Tom Burke as Rune

And not only do we have a brilliant cast and crew, we have a pretty great soundtrack too!

We have a great instrumental score written and preformed by talented musician Richard Thompson and a cool song by Sonora called 'Brains'.

Here's a preview clip of 'Brains' by Sonora (Dillon, Castagnetto, Barton):

And depending on how much you contribute to the completion of the film, you get a chance to get a physical vinyl copy as well.

Can I see a trailer?

As well as the Kickstarter film there is a trailer which can been seen at either the Animal Film website under the About section or here Trailer.

So, what can I do?

Support us with whatever financial contribution you can, tell your friends about Animal and spread the word on whichever social media channel you prefer. Just include a link to our Kickstarter campaign - we'd really appreciate it.

Like us on Facebook: The Animal Film

Visit our website: animalfilm.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: Animal Film

Alright. Where's my contribution going?

We principally need this funding to complete the essential elements - we need to shoot scripted scenes we couldn't afford before (which you can take part in, if you pledge a little more). That means costs for equipment, locations and feeding a hungry crew.

We also need sound mixing, color grading, music rights and visual effects, plus a lot of other things that go into finishing a feature film.

REWARDS

We have a whole bunch of great rewards for each pledge tier and here are some of the really cool highlights:

+ A DVD copy for everyone who pledges £50 and above.

+ A signed Blu Ray copy of the film.

+ A 7" vinyl copy of the film soundtrack including the wonderful song Brains by Sonora (Dillon, Castagnetto, Barton).

+ YOUR NAME in closing credits.

+ A high-quality screen-printed white t-shirt with this image (or Animal text on it's own on black t shirt, please indicate):

+ A chance to receive the antique flying duck prop featured in the film (which can be seen in the trailer at 32 seconds).

+ A chance to receive the antique drum Jaan plays in the film.

Jaan playing the drum.
Jaan playing the drum.

+ A chance to have Acacia's vintage sheepskin flying jacket.

Acacia wearing the flying jacket.
Acacia wearing the flying jacket.

+ A choice of two one-off lighting sculptures featured in the film, built by the director himself (link to exhibition page: sammoon.co.uk).

working leg and drum light sculptures
working leg and drum light sculptures

+ An executive producer title that will appear in the film and on IMDB.

+ Dinner with director, Sam Moon and leading actor, Kate Sissons.

+ A chance to be an extra in our pick-up shoots.

+ An opportunity to come and visit the set and meet the cast and crew.

+ A chance to come to a private screening with cast and crew.

(if you want to opt out of any part of a reward, please let us know)

FUNDING BREAKDOWN

We know we're asking for quite a bit of money, so here's an accurate funding breakdown chart.

We've saved costs where we can and our pledge goal is the bare minimum we need to finish and perfect Animal. As you can see, we're serious about finishing this film.

IN CONCLUSION

The Animal Production Team is passionate about this project. We're so very close to finishing, but we need your help We're 80% done! That means thefilm won't linger in horrible limbo land once we've reached our pledge goal. None of the principal production team is being paid and so all the money will be going towards bringing the cast back, pick-up scenes, post-production and distribution. In conclusion, we need you to be part of the Animal team

Thank you for reading through our campaign. We hope we've persuaded you enough to be part of the team and help.

- The Animal Production Team.

Risks and challenges

Since we have finished shooting principal scenes, the real risks and challenges are mostly to do with attaining equipment and getting the actors back to shoot the pick-up scenes. And that might take time but where there's a will there's a way and we are determined that once we've reach our pledge goal, we won't be sitting around twiddling our thumbs.

Even so, for every film production there will always be problems and The Animal Production Team are going to keep you guys updated every single step of the way through shooting pickups, through post-production and through to the eventual release!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD + INSTRUMENTAL SCORE DL

    For just a fiver, you get a personalised thank you note on our website and facebook page as well as an individual hi-res digital postcard to post and share on social networking sites. You also get to download Richard Thompson's instrumental score!

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    3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    A personalised thank you note on our website and facebook page as well as an individual hi-res digital postcard to post and share on social networking sites (spread the word!). You also get to download Richard Thompson's instrumental score and you will be sent a private link to see 3 minutes of UNSEEN FOOTAGE.

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    YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    You get all of the above rewards PLUS YOUR NAME in the closing credits.

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    A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    A private HD link to watch the film online after it has been released. AND all of the fabulous prizes above!

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    SIGNED DVD COPY + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    A HD link to DOWNLOAD the film, as well as a physical DVD copy SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR when the film is released in the UK. And of course, all of the above including but not limited to: a personalised thanks online and your name in closing credits.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $128

    7' VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    A high-quality 7" vinyl of the film soundtrack including Brains by Beatrice Dillon as well as a limited edition screen-printed t-shirt (size will be asked in survey) and all of the goodies above including but not limited to: YOUR NAME in closing credits, and a download link to the song Brains by Beatrice Dillon.

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    ANNOTATED SCRIPT + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    A bound physical copy of the director's annotated scriptAND all of the above prizes including links to the mp3 version of the title track, a physical DVD copy of the film, a HD download link and YOUR NAME in the closing credits!

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    Pledge £300 or more About $385

    *SIGNED* BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    A limited run Bluray copy of the film PERSONALLY SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR. And of course, all the wonderful prizes above including YOUR NAME in the closing credits, a printed t-shirt and 7" vinyl of the soundtrack.

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    INVITATION TO PRIVATE SCREENING + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    An invitation (+1) to the private screening of the film and after party with cast and crew in London (travel expenses not included). And all the prizes above including but not limited to a screen-printed t-shirt, 7" vinyl and YOUR NAME in closing credits.

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    Pledge £600 or more About $770

    DUCK PROP + PRIVATE SCREENING + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    You'll get the antique flying duck sculpture featured in the film and an invitation to come to the private screening in London with cast and crew. You will also receive all the above rewards.

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    SMALL DRUM PROP + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + PRIVATE SCREENING + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    You'll receive the small antique drum featured in the film and an invitation to the private screening in London with cast and crew. And of course, all the above rewards including the screen-printed t-shirt and bluray/dvd copy of the film after it's been released.

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    SET VISIT + PRIVATE SCREENING + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    All of the above including the invitation to the private London screening AND the chance to visit the set during the pick-up scenes in London (at a pub so the first drink is free). Travel expenses are not included, although we will help you find your way to the location. Food and drink will also be provided on the day.

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    A CHANCE TO BE AN EXTRA + PRIVATE SCREENING + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    A CHANCE TO BE AN EXTRA on one of two days pick-up shoots in London. Travel expenses are not included, although we will help you find your way to the location. Food and drink will also be provided on the day. And rewards also include all of the above such as the invitation to the private screening and a bluray copy of the film when it's released.

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    LUNCH WITH DIRECTOR and ACTOR+ ASSOCIATE PRODUCER TITLE + SET VISIT + PRIVATE SCREENING + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    An associate producer title. Lunch with director Sam Moon and Amy McAllister in London. And all the above rewards including but not limited to: YOUR NAME in closing credits, a chance to come on set and meet the cast and crew, and an invitation to the private screening in London with the cast and crew.

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    FLYING JACKET + LUNCH WITH DIRECTOR + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER TITLE + SET VISIT + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + PRIVATE SCREENING + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    The vintage sheep-skin flying jacket that Acacia wears. An associate producer title. Lunch with director Sam Moon. And all the above rewards including but not limited to: YOUR NAME in closing credits, a chance to come on set and be part of the team, and an invitation to the private screening in London with the cast and crew.

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    ELECTRIC GUITAR + LUNCH WITH DIRECTOR + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER TITLE + SET VISIT + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + PRIVATE SCREENING + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    You will recieve the electric guitar featured in the film and an associate producer title. Lunch with director Sam Moon. And all the above rewards including but not limited to: YOUR NAME in closing credits, a chance to come on set and be part of the team, and an invitation to the private screening in London with the cast and crew.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TITLE + FESTIVAL TICKETS + SET VISIT + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + DINNER WITH DIRECTOR AND ACTOR + PRIVATE SCREENING + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    An executive producer title. Dinner with director Sam Moon and lead actor Kate Sissons in London. A chance to come on set during pick-ups and meet the cast and crew (details above). An invitation to the private screening. Festival tickets to subsequent screenings of Animal (travel expenses not included). And of course, all the great rewards above such as the 7" vinyl, screen-printed t-shirt and a signed bluray copy of the film after it's been released.

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    LEG LIGHT SCULPTURE + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TITLE + FESTIVAL TICKETS + SET VISIT + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + DINNER WITH DIRECTOR + PRIVATE SCREENING + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    The Leg Light sculpture that also featured in the film (it works!). An executive producer title. Dinner with the director, Sam Moon in London. A chance to come on set during pick-ups and meet cast and crew (details above). An invitation to the private screening. Festival tickets to subsequent screenings of Animal (travel expenses not included). And of course, all the great rewards above such as the 7" vinyl, screen-printed t-shirt and a signed bluray copy of the film after it's been released.

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    DRUM SCULPTURE + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TITLE + FESTIVAL TICKETS + SET VISIT + BLURAY COPY + ANNOTATED SCRIPT + DINNER WITH DIRECTOR + PRIVATE SCREENING + 7" VINYL + T-SHIRT + TITLE TRACK DOWNLOAD + DVD COPY + A PRIVATE HD LINK TO FILM + YOUR NAME IN CLOSING CREDITS + 3 MINS OF UNSEEN FOOTAGE + A THANK YOU NOTE + DIGITAL POSTCARD

    A Drum Light sculpture that is also in the film. An executive producer title. Dinner with director, Sam Moon in London. A chance to come on set during pick-ups and meet the cast and crew (details above). An invitation to the private screening. Festival tickets to subsequent screenings of Animal (travel expenses not included). And of course, all the great rewards above such as the 7" vinyl, screen-printed t-shirt and a signed bluray copy of the film after it's been released.

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Funding period

- (30 days)