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Sweeney Todd inspired thriller set in a British Kebab Shop plagued by binge drinking culture.

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****NEW STRETCH GOAL £15,000***

Please help us to reach our new stretch goal so that we can improve the film's special effects shots! Several stylistic choices have been made currently to make the film feasible at a certain budget level however if we can hit our new target we can promise more realistic looking body parts!

Our wonderful SFX girl Jen Nelson has been crying since we made the decision but you can put a smile back on her face by contining to support the movie! Check out some of her fantastic work at maximalfx.com

Blood'n'guts: Our SFX girl Jen Nelson of Holby City fame needs your help!
Blood'n'guts: Our SFX girl Jen Nelson of Holby City fame needs your help!

 K-SHOP

A Sweeney Todd inspired thriller set in a British Kebab Shop plagued by binge drinking culture. After the authorities fail to bring to justice the drunken customers responsible for the death of his father, Kebab Shop Owner Salar begins the dark and lonely descent into the world of vigilantism. After a fight with a disrespectful customer goes wrong, Salar finds himself needing to dispose of a dead body and turns to the one place he knows best…the kebabs. Witnessing his unsuspecting customers wolfing down the new recipe, Salar quickly realises his opportunity to further escalate the fight against the drunks and launches into a killing spree against those he deems punishable.

***CAST UPDATE***

Ziad Abaza is Salar
Ziad Abaza is Salar

Ziad is an incredible emerging talent and has starred in several feature films including Island, Shemata and the soon to be released Ridley Scott movie Exodus.

Darren Morfitt is Steve
Darren Morfitt is Steve

 Darren has starred in a number of successful British feature films including Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and recently featured in the BBC's high-end drama series Atlantis.  

Ewen MacIntosh is Nigel
Ewen MacIntosh is Nigel

Made famous by his dead pan expressions and explosive one liners as Keith in the office, Ewen has had great success as a stand up comedian. 

Lucinda Rhodes is The Officer
Lucinda Rhodes is The Officer

Lucinda is a prolifically brilliant actress on the British independent feature film scene having starred in over 20 movies and TV series' including Dream Team.

SUPPORT US

As independent British filmmakers, we have set out to try and make a film that delivers a clear message about the state of British binge drinking culture by adapting and modernising the age old story of Sweeney Todd. Set in our home town of Bournemouth, the film will paint a picture of the typically unsavory environment that can be found in our town and city centres up and down the country every night of the week!

With a dark comedic underbelly, fused with a dash of slasher horror, the film will aim to both entertain and provoke thought on society's unhealthy reliance on alcohol as a means of releasing pressure.

 Currently we have in place:

  • A fantastic script which has received great acclaim from within the industry;
  • A great track record producing award-winning films;
  • A successful team of film makers creating award-winning digital content for brands around the world including Mizuno and Garmin;
  • Support from the BFI Film Academy helping to inspire young filmmakers.

WHAT WILL THE MONEY GO ON?

Producing a film in the UK is financially challenging and therefore we need your help to generate additional funding to secure and design the film's two main locations in the kebab shop and its seedy basement.

Every additional pound we can generate between now and the beginning of principle photography (commencing 3rd Feb 2014) will be invested in improving the authenticity of Salar's kebab shop. We intend to generate enough to build a fully functioning space complete with table booths, fryers, a salad counter and of course our hypnotic kebab grills that will ensure the environment of the film is an utterly familiar and believable one.

Building our shop from scratch is necessary due to the complications of shooting in an existing licensed premises. Most active shops in the UK are run on extremely tight margins and as result cannot lend enough time to us to facilitate large scale disruptive film making on enough consecutive nights of the week.

With £10,000 we can really bring the bleak and grimy world of K-SHOP to life, thus ensuring our audience focuses on the film's message about the impact of excessive alcohol consumption and not on its below-par production values. If we are fortunate enough to reach this target and generate really significant interest in the project then we plan to stretch this goal to £20,000 which will subsequently be invested in the film's special effects and camera budget to give the film an even stronger cinematic look and feel.

Only with your help can we make K-SHOP the cinematic hit it has the genuine potential to be!  We have put together a great range of rewards to help make your decision easier and to thank you for your kind support.  If you would like to know more about us, please read on or donate now by using the options on the right of the screen.

EXCLUSIVE K-SHOP GRAPHIC NOVEL

We have teamed up with the people behind the amazing graphic novel DEAD ROOTS to create an exclusive K-SHOP graphic novel for Kickstarter supporters.  During the movie, our lead character, Salar, goes on an unseen 7 year killing spree and the novel will expand on this in more detail.  It will be written by the director of K-SHOP, Dan Pringle, edited by DEAD ROOTS writer Mike Garley and illustrated by Martin Simmonds.

Above: A page from the highly acclaimed Dead Roots Comic Anthology 

WHITE LANTERN FILM

K-SHOP will be produced by WHITE LANTERN FILM, a UK based independent production company with a track record producing award-winning content. We love film and are passionate about motion pictures and have released the award winning environmental documentary DRYING FOR FREEDOM and psychological thriller EMULSION. Check out our trailers for our last two movies below:

We are also part of the BFI Film Academy, inspiring talented young film makers and supporting the local film industry in our home town Bournemouth through B-REEL, a regular film networking and screening event, and our training course GET INSIDE MOVIES.

CREW

We are working with a fantastic crew of award winning professionals who are dedicated to breathing life into K-SHOP.

Dan Pringle, Writer & Director

Adam J Merrifield, Producer

Chris Ferguson, Cinematographer

Assistant Producer, Will Shutt

Assistant Producer, Mikel Iriate

Special Effects, Jennifer Nelson

Production Designer, Andrew Soakell

Art Director, John Jeffers

CAST

We are currently in advanced talks with a number of talented and recognisable actors and hope to announce news on the film's cast very soon so keep your eyes wide open! 

MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION

Making movies doesn't just end with the production, we want to ensure that the movie is seen by as many people as possible to make sure that your support reaches a wide audience. We aim to shoot the film throughout February 2014 and edit the movie between March and June ready for submission to film festivals such as the London Film Festival and Sundance. We aim to hold a premier of the movie in September 2014 and aim for a theatrical release in February 2015.  

Your support will ensure that K-SHOP is the next breakout hit!

Risks and challenges

K-SHOP is fortunate to already have a large part of it's small production budget secured through private investment and support from the BFI Film academy however the films success lies in it's attention to detail, only achievable through additional financial support.

As ambitious film makers our intention has always been to get this film and it's message in front of as large an audience as possible and as such we have developed a script that fuses popular genres to appeal to a broad range of film goers. Of course, we have had to consider a financial limitations at every stage of the project to date and as a result we have developed a film set largely within two main locations making it highly feasible and cost effective to produce on a small budget.

With the majority of our crew signed up and committed to 5 weeks principle photography commencing 3rd Feb, the film is guaranteed to be made in a capacity however with this last wave of additional financial support we will undoubtedly be able to make a truly exceptional piece of engaging cinema.

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    THE CHILLI SAUCE: A big thank you for supporting this new British thriller on the movie's Facebook and Twitter page and your name will be in the K-SHOP HALL OF FAME on the official movie web site.

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    THE PITTA BREAD: A special mention in the film's credits detailing exactly what your money went towards e.g. John "Two kilos of the worlds finest lamb donner" Smith.

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    SMALL CHIPS: Exclusive access to the film via video-on-demand (plus all the previous rewards).

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    GARLIC BREAD: A DVD* of the movie when its released (plus all previous rewards).

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    THE CHEESY CHIPS: Your own kebab* signed by the cast and crew plus all of the above.

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    THE SALAD KEBAB: Your very own official K-Shop "I love Kebabs" T Shirt* (plus all previous rewards)

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    THE CHICKEN & CHIPS: A special limited edition K-SHOP graphic novel* conceived by K-Shop Writer Dan Pringle, edited by Mike Garley and illustrated by Martin Simmonds, part of the acclaimed team behind the successful Dead Roots comic anthology (plus all previous rewards).

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    THE QUARTER POUNDER: VIP invite to the K-SHOP London Premiere followed by a kebab of your choosing (plus all previous rewards). *you are responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs.

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    THE KOFTE KING: Expenses paid trip to Bournemouth to take up a role in the film as one of the kebab shop customers, shooting in February 2014 (plus all previous rewards). *travel within UK by standard class train or equivalent.

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    THE BIG SHISH: Associate Producer credit and VIP invite to the London Premiere followed of course by a kebab of your choosing! PLUS a DVD, signed poster and thank you credits on the movie and website. **additional shipping charges apply outside the UK and you are responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs.

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    THE DONNER FATHER: Your face and name on the t-shirts of one of the film's stag parties plus a DVD, signed poster and thank you credits on the movie and website. **additional shipping charges apply outside the UK.

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    THE MEGA MIXED GRILL: Executive Producer credit and a kebab named after you on the K-SHOP set menu boards PLUS a DVD, signed poster and thank you credits on the movie and website. **additional shipping charges apply outside the UK.

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    THE PARTY ANIMAL: Single slate "film made possible by" brand or name credit at the start of the movie, your likeness re-created in a scene in the K-Shop graphic novel, VIP invite to the K-SHOP London Premiere, a DVD, signed poster and Executive Producer credits on the movie and website. **additional shipping charges apply outside the UK.

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Funding period

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