A film about a young couple trying to find a home.
It is an organic story told in a form that is an alternative to ubiquitous contemporary digital filmmaking.
Bronco's House is scripted, cast, budgeted, scheduled, locations found and a distribution plan is already in place.
This film will look and feel different. A real film about real issues.
Everyone working on this film is working for free.
Camera and audio recording equipment, lighting, locations, post production facilities for off-line, grade and audio mix are all being provided in-kind by the filmmakers and friends.
We need money to pay for:
- film stock, chemistry and telecine
- travel, accommodation and catering
- prints, promotion and perks
Detailed breakdown of costs:
PROCESS & SCHEDULE
We will shoot a 'pre-visualisation' of the entire film during pre-production to mitigate the risk of our limited film shooting ratio, trialling every sequence in digital lo-fi with the 8mm iPhone App, which replicates the 50mm lens which will be used to shoot the actual film.
Principle photography will begin in the middle of March 2014, for two weeks. We've allowed 6 weeks to process and telecine the footage, by hand and machine, with the edit running through June / July.
Picture lock will be achieved by the end of August, with post-production running through the autumn to final delivery of the film by the end November.
We will then begin festival submissions in December and deliver all your crowdfunding rewards in Jan 2015. You can read more about our festival strategy below.
The film will be released in 2015.
Pledge £1 or more...
For a Pledge of just £1, you will receive a Screen Credit on the film.
Pledge £20 or more...
For a Pledge of £20, you will receive a Screen Credit and ALSO a Pre-release Digital Copy of the film.
Pledge £100 or more...
For a Pledge of £100, you receive a Screen Credit, a Pre-release Digital Copy of the film AND a Limited Edition Handprinted Mounted Film Strip taken from the original negative of the film. The composition will be 24 frames - which represents 1 second of the film.
You can see examples of Mark's unique 16mm film strip prints at Newlyn School of Art.
Pledge £250 or more...
For a pledge of £250, we will arrange with you a special screening of the film introduced by the filmmakers and followed with a Q&A session with the director & producer. Of course, you'll also receive a screen credit - whether you're an individual or a venue! We're limiting this reward to venues in Cornwall (to keep it affordable), but if you're elsewhere in the world and would like a screening arranged, please contact us.
Pledge £10 or more...
For us, part of the appeal of shooting with film is that the material is real, film is tactile, not virtual. It exists in the hand, not on a hard drive, you can hold it up to the light and see an image, an image created by light hitting silver halides. It is permanent, timeless, magical...and we want to share this with you. We are offering a unique single frame from the original shooting negative...
Mark Jenkin - Writer Director
Working in digital and analogue mediums and hand-processing super8/16mm film Mark is predominately interested in experimentation within the form, Slow Cinema and Remodernist Film.
His work at present is involved with exploring the contemporary possibilities of Expanded Cinema and the movie image within the gallery space.
He is the author of the Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 (SLDG13) Film Manifesto which promotes the aesthetic and practical benefits of handmade celluloid work. Through his teaching Mark is keen to embrace lo-fi practical approaches and develop filmmakers as individual freethinking artists as well as collaborative practitioners.
In 2002 he was awarded the Frank Copplestone First Time Director Award at The Celtic Film Festival for his film Golden Burn and he is also a Royal Television Society Award Winner.
Denzil Monk - Producer
Creative producer. Cultural activist. Social entrepreneur. Strategic thinker. Relentless doer. Effective communicator. Problem solver. Collaborative facilitator. Reliable deliverer. Inspired leader. Perceptive Crowdfunder. Shrewd Investor. Prolific filmmaker. Poetic writer. Cornish Bard.
Denzil has produced a profusion of commercials, music promos, animations, shorts and to date two completed features - Brett Harvey's Weekend Retreat and Mark Jenkin's Happy Christmas. He is currently developing a slate of six features at Western Light Pictures.
Henry Darke - Bronco
Mae Voogd - Girlfriend
Mary Woodvine - Sister
Richard Ballinger - Father-in-law
Colin Holt - The Landlord
Jesse Leroy-Smith - Stranger
Nick Harpley - Narrator
Bronco's House will be distributed by Western Light Pictures.
The first stage of our distribution strategy is targeted film festivals. Bronco's House is not a mainstream genre film - we are targeting festivals and slots which specifically program and promote auteur experimental film. These range from 'the most daring sections' at major festivals like the Berlinale Forum, to niche and underground festivals like Ann Arbor and the Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema.
The idea is to then launch the film as a multiplatform day and date release. This will comprise a limited theatrical run at selected cinemas of Bronco's House, double-billed with a complementary archive featurette. We'll also make the film available to screen at independent cinemas and non-theatrical venues through exciting new digital distribution service Cinegi, and Venue-On-Demand platform Tugg. This will coincide with the online launch on VOD platform Distrify, for viewers to stream or download to own the film at home.
We'll work with promoters to encourage synchronous screenings to the official launch. If you're interested in running a screening in a venue near you - please get in touch and let us know!
Article on Director's Notes
Article in The Cornishman
Risks and challenges
If we don't raise the full amount, this film won't get made. This is the leanest budget we could make workable.
We'll be working to a 3:1 shooting ratio, which doesn't allow for much error - but this is also part of the beauty of working with film (rather than digital) Every shot, every take will be carefully considered before calling "Action!"
Part of the nature of experimental filmmaking is risk - and we believe these risks are part of what makes filmmaking challenging, exciting and creative.
When we made 100 min feature 'Happy Christmas' we worked to some very simple principles: "Have a clear vision. Work with available resources. If something's not happening, change tack. Keep the momentum moving on."
This is how we will work, with you, to make Bronco's House.
We need your help to reach our target to make this film a reality.
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