Property tells the story of Steph, a young woman who works tirelessly to rehabilitate victims of human trafficking. Motivated by the fleeting memories of her sister's disappearance and possible abduction, the discovery of a potentially enslaved girl tempts Steph to take her work to the frontline. But how far is she willing to go to find the truth?
Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing crime. It's a billion dollar industry that affects EVERY country in the world. Despite the widespread assumption that slavery is only present in developing nations, the reality is that it is also extensive in the West. The Global Slavery Index estimates there are 136,000 people living in modern slavery in the United Kingdom.
Slavery exists in many forms: forced labour, sexual exploitation of adults and children, forced marriage, domestic servitude... the list goes on and on. It's a horrendous crime that needs to end. However, before a problem can be fixed people need to know that there is a problem in the first place. Although the situation is so severe, a large number of people don't even realise that slavery still exists, let alone in the UK.
Our team spoke to the UK's anti-slavery government body, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to gain further insight into the difficulties they face in fighting modern day slavery. It was clear from this meeting that the main problem that needed to be tackled was public awareness. We HAVE to get the message out about what is happening in this criminal and secretive underworld.
Who We Are
A majority of us are freelance filmmakers who have met each other before through countless different productions. Over the years we've built professional relationships and personal friendships with one another, culminating in this moment. With a shared passion and drive for our film and its message, we've come together to create something truly spectacular that we believe can make a genuine difference in the world.
Property is produced by LTBL Productions: a fantastic, award winning production company that has been instrumental in making all of this possible. With their belief and support in our project and the tremendous hard work of our cast and crew, we've already achieved amazing things - and now we're SO close to being able to show you all of our dedicated efforts!
Finishing The Film
It's already been a busy year! At the end of 2018 we held a crowdfund campaign for our film and managed to raise £3425. We were tremendously grateful for this, but having not reached our goal of £10,000 the next stage of the film's conception would be a massive challenge. Through January we refined and perfected everything in pre-production. This hard work would then payoff tenfold when we faced the mammoth task of production in February. Despite consistently filming against the clock, we managed to capture everything we wanted for the film at a fantastic level of quality across the board: performances, visuals, sound - it all came together beautifully!
We have a truly special film in our hands - but we now face the final sprint to the finish line! To complete our film we need to do TWO things:
- Develop a unique and beautiful score for the film
- Finalise the edit for our film festival plans
Our main focus is that of scoring the film; but all additional funds raised through our campaign will be put towards preparing the film for our festival plan and the costs of submitting it to the prestigious festivals we are looking at entering.
Where Your Money Goes
Your support will be the final push to get the film finished! We're working with the incredibly talented, award winning composer Alexander Arntzen. With experience such as interning for both Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman; we know Alexander will give Property a unique, emotional and powerful score that helps push the tension and drama of our story forward. A film's score is so important; in fact Alexander says it best: “Original film deserves original music!"
Check out our composer’s website here: https://www.alexanderarntzen.com/
All additional funds not put towards scoring will be used to finalise post-production for a festival ready film. Additionally, we'll be putting anything else on top directly into paying for submission fees for prestigious festivals we intend entering Property.
What To Do Now
We'd love you to join our team by pledging to our campaign. Check out our rewards, select anything that catches your eye and follow the link from there. We've only managed to make it this far because of all of you; so let's finish this final sprint together!
There's other ways you can support us too... we need to spread the word! The more we can get our campaign message out, the closer and closer we'll get to completing our film. Anyone who can share our campaign on social media or to their family and friends, you have our eternal thanks! Everything anyone does to help our campaign pick up speed and traction helps us and our project significantly.
If you’d like, you can follow our Facebook page for updates about our film too.
We need you to make this film happen; so thank you for all your help, we truly mean it.
Lots of Love,
The Property Team
Risks and challenges
With development and production now behind us, we've managed to overcome all risks and challenges we've faced so far. This has been achieved through dedicated hard work and genuine care for our project. Now at the final few hurdles of our films creation, the challenges we face pale in comparison to what we have already achieved. Our biggest current challenge is solved through this campaign. Simply put, if we can raise the funds we need there's nothing that can stop us finishing Property to the level of quality we've always desired.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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