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Exploring the obstacles that lie before a creative life and how to overcome them with incredible artists of all disciplines.
Exploring the obstacles that lie before a creative life and how to overcome them with incredible artists of all disciplines.
Exploring the obstacles that lie before a creative life and how to overcome them with incredible artists of all disciplines.
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Breakthrough: a documentary for the creatively curious.

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This movie is for anyone who's dreamed of living a creative life...

...and now I need your help to finish it.

We all doubt our own ability, we all ask ourselves stupid questions that stop us from being productive and leading a creative life. Over the past year and a half I visited twenty poets, painters, musicians, skaters, illustrators and graffiti artists to explore the obstacles to a creative life and how to overcome them. 

This film means the world to me: directing it has given me the confidence to pursue my passion. I hope everyone who watches it feels the same way from the lessons within it. The movie has been shot - it's all done. We now need you lovely people to help us edit it and finish it.

This journey has changed my life. Speaking to such incredible artists from the famous to the completely unknown: everyone has taught me lessons about the world and myself. Lessons that I hope will apply to anyone who watches it.

ONE THING TO REMEMBER: You will ONLY be charged for your reward when the entire project is FUNDED. Happy days!  

My experience:

Read the following bio that is in the third person :O I definitely didn't write it myself... definitely.

Harry Hitchens is the founder of Everyday, a film production company based in Shoreditch, London. He is a Royal Television Society Award winning non-fiction filmmaker and photographer. He’s made documentaries for Channel 4, Sky 1 and YouTube. He has taken pictures and written for Vice, Noisey and acted as personal tour photographer to the likes of Rita Ora. Harry founded and hosts the largest creative industries podcast on iTunes called Filler.

Physical Rewards:

Film Poster - stunning A3 graphic posters, designed by Valery Lemay. These posters will be printed by a fantastic quality printer in London. Perfect for framing or pinning to your wall at home.

Art Prints - beautiful art prints from pictures I took on my travels. You'll be able to select your favourite from the options which I'll put to print once the project is funded. Options are below. These prints are limited - they will never be printed again.

Option 1 - 'Sang's Palette'
Option 1 - 'Sang's Palette'

 

Option 2 - 'Sang's Canvas'
Option 2 - 'Sang's Canvas'

 

Option 3 - 'Sang'
Option 3 - 'Sang'

 

Option 4 - 'Shanghai'
Option 4 - 'Shanghai'

 

Option 5 - 'LA'
Option 5 - 'LA'

 

Option 6 - 'Robbie's Studio'
Option 6 - 'Robbie's Studio'

 

Option 7 - 'Robbie's Studio 2'
Option 7 - 'Robbie's Studio 2'

 

Option 8 - 'Venice Beach'
Option 8 - 'Venice Beach'

 

Option 9 - 'Sustain'
Option 9 - 'Sustain'

Schedule:

DECEMBER: 

  • Project ends
  • Physical rewards shipped globally

JANUARY:

  • Edit begins
  • Animation commissioned

MARCH/APRIL:

  • Edit finished
  • Download of film distributed (dependent on festivals + theatrical release)

Risks and challenges

There are genuine risks to making films, particularly time. Because it's my first feature film I want it to be perfect. And now I may have the added pressure of my beloved backers, it has to be even better!

If I had the chance I'd probably edit forever, but to ensure a proper delivery time I'm hiring a Post Production Supervisor who will be drawing up a proper schedule with myself an the editor. This will make sure everything happens on time.

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    Viewer, early discount.

    For all you early birdies. This offer is limited to the first 100 backers.

    A high quality digital download of the film so that you can watch it over and over! It'll be available after film festivals and/or theatrical release.

    LIMITED AMOUNT!

    Thank you :)

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    Personal Message

    A personal video of thanks from me sent straight to you :) yay.

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    An amazing viewer!

    You're not just any viewer. You're an AMAZING VIEWER. i.e. you're either too late for the early bird discount or just very generous!

    A high quality digital download of the film so that you can watch it over and over! It'll be available after film festivals and/or theatrical release.

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    Signed Official Film Poster

    A3 art print of the film poster.

    The poster is designed by the incredible Valery Lemay - she's just wonderful.

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    Signed Art Print

    Art Print signed by me :O (either 8x10" or 8x12" - size varies depending on the aspect ratio of your chosen image!) Whilst travelling around with the team I took pictures of the artists we spoke with and their incredible studios on a very pretty medium format film camera.

    You'll be able to select your favourite picture from the project and have it printed masterfully in Europe before it's sent straight to your door.

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    Patron - Movie Credit

    Your own credit in the movie! And a huge virtual hug and thank you from me. Thank you so so much.

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    Holy-moly Patron!

    Oh my goodness, thank you. If you back the holy-moly patron reward you'll get a credit in the film as well as a personalised video message from me to whomever you'd like, including yourself.

    And a signed poster!

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    Private Screening Ticket

    Come hang out with me and be boujie at a cool cinema. (we'll also watch the movie)

    A ticket to one of two private screenings hosted by myself and the team in a beautiful independent cinema in London.

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    Signed Large Art Print

    Large (HUGE) Art Print signed by me. (either 20x16" or 24x18" - size varies depending on the aspect ratio of your chosen image!) Whilst travelling around with the team I took pictures of the artists we spoke with and their incredible studios on a very pretty medium format film camera.

    You'll be able to select your favourite picture from the project and have it printed masterfully in London before it's sent straight to your door.

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    Private Skype Q&A with Harry

    Have a private chat with me! We can talk about films - from writing and directing them, securing funding and more.

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    Art Print Set, Signed

    One Large Art Print & two Small Art Prints! All signed. Whilst travelling around with the team I took pictures of the artists we spoke with and their incredible studios on a very pretty medium format film camera.

    You'll be able to select your favourite picture from the project and have it printed masterfully in London before it's sent straight to your door.

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    Portrait Session by Harry

    Harry will take your portrait on a medium format film camera.

    All film processing included and you'll receive up to 30 images via email. How's that for a deal!

    Shoot must take place within Zone 5 either at a residence or at a public location.

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    Associate Producer Credit

    This is a huge one. For this reward I'd put your name front and centre in the opening titles of the film and send a personal video of thanks.

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    Dinner with Harry!

    I'll wine and dine you at a top restaurant in London.

    Travel to and from London is not included in this reward.

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    Private Workshop

    I'll come to your workplace/college/school and give a workshop or Q&A on journalistic/non-fiction filmmaking and writing.

    Within an hours drive from London. Any further and the backer will be expected to cover expenses/overnight costs if necessary! :)

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    Executive Producer Credit

    A credit as Executive Producer of Breakthrough on IMDB and the opening titles. You'll also have the opportunity to come down to the edit suite and take a look at the rough cut of the film!

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    Partner Sponsorship

    I'll work with you to create materials for your brand. Exclusive clips and logo placement included. Email for more info.

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    Official Sponsor

    Promotion on all film posters worldwide on theatrical release and media releases.

    Logo at the start of the movie the same size and prominence as my production company.

    A "Presented by" credit.

    If you or your company would like to organise a more formal arrangement please do contact me outside of Kickstarter.

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    Production Partner

    For production companies only.

    Please do email for information on how to become a part of the film.

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Funding period

- (21 days)