Kenzie and Treyden, a couple in their mid-20s who’ve been swept up in a whirlwind six-month romance, find themselves confronting a painful question: Has their love story come to an end?
And we have all experienced this pivotal moment in a relationship. Were we actually dating our partner for the wrong reasons? Was the allure of romance used to fill a void in our life? Were we using our partner to recover from a previous relationship?
As Kenzie and Treyden sit opposite each other at a bar table late at night, they somberly discuss this, and their love story is revealed through a series of flashbacks that illuminate their conflicting, confused beliefs about their relationship.
This poignant, emotional drama explores how in today’s world, the pressures on a relationship, and the obstacles to staying together, have never been greater. The love story of Kenzie and Treyden is their own, but it also reflects the immense societal challenges that we all face in our intimate lives.
COMPLETE THE VISUAL EFFECTS SHOTS
Our multiple award-winning script features a number of visual effects shots that enhance the emotional story of Kenzie and Treyden.
Your pledges in this Stretch Goal will determine how many of these visual effects we will be able to do in post-production.
For the full Stretch Goal total we can do all of them to ensure every visual in our award-winning script comes to the big screen.
We have now shot the first 4 days of our shoot and need just one more day of shooting through your help with this campaign to complete our production.
SHOOT THE COMPLETE 20 MINUTE SCRIPT
We have finally been granted the permit to shoot in a stunning location that is the setting of the only scene from our award-winning script that we have not filmed yet. This scene is pivotal to everything that happens in the love story of Kenzie and Treyden. It completes their story.
The location itself is outside of London in another U.K. city that we need to travel to. The logistics of moving our cast, crew, and kit, between these two cities is a budget challenge that we need your help with please. We will be travelling very early in the morning and returning that night for our one day shoot.
We also need to rehire the kit and purchase the insurance again to keep the location, kit, and team, safe throughout the one day shoot.
It has taken three years to bring this ambitious love story to the big screen, and only this one day shoot stands between us and completing the dream.
This final day of shooting will ensure the full version of the mutiple award-winning script will come to the screen with no compromises. YOU can make the dream come true.
HIRE AN EDITOR
We have had a great deal of interest in our film from a number of Editors, and we are keen to start post-production with one of them asap.
So your pledge of support will ensure we can release When the Rain Sets In even sooner.
Every Rain Pledge will be up there on the big screen in this visually ambitious love story with its multiple locations. We want to take the shackles off and really show what can be done in the short film medium when imagination and creativity are the driving force.
Kenzie - FLORENCE HOWARD
Florence Howard is a London based actress represented by United Agents.
She landed her debut short film roles in Duality for Channel 4, and Music of the Mind for Sky Atlantic.
Along with these, Florence was the Graduate Actor Winner of the Mandy.com Monologue Competition that had nearly 1000 entries.
This led to her being cast in the Channel 4 Television show Dead Pixels.
Florence has now completed shooting consecutive lead roles in two further short films, I Rose, and Allure, both of which will be released this year.
The screen trades have recently announced that Florence will be playing Sian O’Callaghan in A Confession alongside Martin Freeman for ITV Studios and will be in all six episodes when it is released on prime time ITV in late 2019.
Treyden - TOBY SEBASTIAN
Toby Sebastian is an award-winning actor who has starred in a number of productions.
Most notably, he played Trystane Martell in Game of Thrones. His talent caught the attention of the show’s Casting Director Nina Gold from the beginning and Toby landed the much coveted role to appear in two successive seasons of the most awarded television show in Emmy Awards history. This role catapulted Toby into the limelight with his performance seen by hundreds of millions across the world.
After leaving Game of Thrones in season six, Toby was cast as Andrea Bocelli in The Music of Silence, the biopic by Oscar-nominated director Michael Radford. Toby has just won the Award of Excellence for this role at the ICFF in Toronto.
Most recently, Toby has starred alongside John Travolta and Michael Madsen in Trading Paint. Shot in Alabama, the feature film follows the family feud of Father (Travolta) and Son (Toby) as race car drivers in this gripping action movie.
Writer / Producer / Director - JAMES HUGHES
James Hughes is a Multi-Award Winning Writer / Director whose short films have screened at 150 international film festivals.
His short film The Inuring screened at the Oscar Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival, and another 60 film festivals. It won 20 awards - a one in three win ratio. The awards included Best Director, three times, Best UK Short Film, Best Narrative Short, twice, and Best in Show.
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James is also the Writer / Director of The Velvet Abstract, an environmental short produced on six continents. Narrated by Tobias Menzies (Outlander, The Crown) it features visual effects talents from Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Avatar, Game of Thrones, and many more.
It is scored by Jean-Pascal Beintus (The Shape of Water, The Danish Girl, Argo, Harry Potter, The Imitation Game).
The film is edited by Patrick J Don Vito who was recently Oscar® Nominated for the Best Picture Winner Green Book.
This multi-award winning short film screened at 75 international film festivals, winning a string of Best Film awards in the process.
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James has also been a Speaker for BAFTA and the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles.
“The manner in which the film is shot makes the story all the more powerful.” - DC Shorts
"Exemplary independent filmmaking." - Fargo Film Festival
Cinematographer - ANDREAS NEO
Andreas Neo has worked all over the world for a wide ranging portfolio of clients including BBC, ITN, SKY, Sony Ericsson, MTV, Nokia, MasterCard, Ford, Style Magazine, Vogue, and many more. He was also hand picked by Comic Relief to work with Richard Curtis, and has just completed a feature film.
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Risks and challenges
Shooting this complex love story in its final exterior location will be a challenge due to the risk of weather, and also transport delays between the two cities for the shoot itself.
But these will be overcome by our very experienced crew who are used to shooting commercials and features where all manor of challenges are overcome.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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