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"I mean, there's nothing worse, is there,
to find someone like that and to
connect with them and then lose the
Have you ever gone to a convention and made a real connection with someone? Did you lose touch with them, only to realize that they could have been your soul mate?
Were they dressed as the Tenth Doctor?
Meet Angel (Chloe Dykstra), a cosplayer who met her perfect "Ten" at last year's convention. He was everything she looked for in a guy, with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Doctor Who and an impeccable Tenth Doctor cosplay. The only trouble is that she never got his name or number. And there are hundreds of other cosplayers who look just like him!
At this year's convention, Angel's friend Tamara (Tiffany Smith) is on a mission to help Angel hunt down her perfect Ten in a sea of Doctors. Will she be able to find him again? Or will she find another connection in an unexpected place?
Tenspotting was conceived by a group of writers having drinks and shooting the breeze one evening at the 2013 Comic-Con International in San Diego. The idea was simple: what if you met your soul mate at a convention, but couldn't find them among similar cosplayers? Screenwriters Emily Blake and Michael Patrick Sullivan wrote a script, Respect Films signed on to produce, and a short film was born!
Everyone involved in this project is a true geek at heart. We all love Doctor Who and convention culture, and we are fascinated by how fans from around the world come together at conventions and make new friends - many of whom becoming life-long companions - in a single whirlwind weekend. Tenspotting is a love letter to fandom, particularly the dedicated Doctor Who fandom that spans the globe.
Read the first scene from the script!
Chloe Dykstra (Angel) is an actress, model, and producer. She is a cast member on the popular cosplay-centric show Heroes of Cosplay, and produces and writes the show Chaotic Awesome.
Tiffany Smith (Tamara) is a host and actress. She's co-hosted G4's Attack of the Show and currently hosts DC All Access. You can also find her on the Schmoes Know YouTube channel and Fandango.
Kit Williamson (Ben) is an actor, writer, and producer. He created and stars in the popular webseries Eastsiders and recently had a recurring role as Ed on Mad Men.
Emily Blake (Writer) is an action screenwriter who is occasionally hilarious. She is one third of the Chicks Who Script screenwriting podcast (www.ChicksWhoScript.com) and has a serious addiction to Twitter (@Bambookiller). She is obsessed with dogs. If she could be any Doctor Who character, she would be Russell T. Davies.
Michael Patrick Sullivan (Writer) is a writer and not an international spy. Not at all. His plays have been performed in Chicago, Los Angeles and London and his first book, The Auslander Files, was recently published by Pulp2.0 Press. His favorite Doctor is probably Peter Capaldi.
Patrick Meaney (Director / Producer) is a filmmaker and co-founder of Respect! Films, a production company that has produced several documentaries about the world of comics in partnership with Sequart Literacy & Research Organization. His previous films include Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, The Image Revolution, Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont's X-Men, and most recently She Makes Comics. His films have played at film festivals and comic conventions around the world, including the Napa Valley Film Festival, Helsinki International Film Festival, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival, as well as San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con.
Marisa Stotter (Producer) is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. A recent graduate of Wesleyan University, she spent the past year directing and producing her first feature, the documentary She Makes Comics that tells the story of women in the comic book industry.
Jordan Rennert (Director of Photography / Producer) is co-founder of Respect! Films with Patrick Meaney and serves as director of photography on the company’s projects. He has worked on Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, The Image Revolution, Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont's X-Men, and most recently She Makes Comics.
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We're coming to Kickstarter with an amazing script, a talented cast, and a dedicated crew all devoted to making this film the best it can be - and worthy of the Doctor Who fandom. We can't do this alone, but with your support, we can make Tenspotting a reality and bring this touching story to fans around the world.
The money we raise through this campaign will all go towards making this film the best it can be. It will go towards hiring the best crew and renting the best equipment available, as well as towards post-production that will polish the film and make it look great.
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NOTE: All rewards at $35 or higher will now receive a PDF of the script. All rewards at $50 or higher will receive a PDF of the script AND a production diary from the set of Tenspotting.
Please note: for international backers, a flat fee of $15 will be applied to cover shipping costs.
Risks and challenges
Filmmaking is a risky venture by nature. It requires a great deal of money upfront without the guarantee of a return, let alone a profit. We aim to minimize the risks in a few ways.
We did a great deal of planning during our pre-production phase to ensure that there are no weak links in the chain. Every aspect of production is budgeted and accounted for so that we know exactly what we need to shoot and how to shoot it. We have backups in place so that no one obstacle prevents us from finishing the film.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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