This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 6 2018 12:05 AM UTC +00:00.
Swept up in a six-month romance, Kenzie and Treyden, a couple in their mid-twenties, have skidded to a defining crossroads. One that has led each of them to contemplate the journey ahead. While Treyden gazes at the rainbow, Kenzie is melancholic in the rain.
Isolated in the soft glow of a quiet beer garden at night, they discuss their conflicting decisions that have led to this pivotal moment. As they do, fragments of their romance unwind to punctuate their poignant conversation. Caught up in this reflection, the star-crossed lovers feel the impact of when the rain sets in.
At the heart of this short film is something we have all experienced - the moment when two roads open up before us and life defining choices present themselves. In today’s world the pressures on a relationship have never been greater. One must constantly fight to keep the flame alive – to keep our hearts dancing. So the love story of Kenzie and Treyden very much reflects the society in which we now live.
It will be shot across 4 days in 2018 on a Red Weapon 8K camera, before going into post-production for a professional grade and sound-mix.
Brought to you by a team of Oscar and Emmy Award-Winners, When the Rain Sets In will be released across the film festival circuit in 2019.
Kenzie - ANDREA DECK
Andrea Deck is an award-winning actress who has played key roles in The Crown, The City and The City, and Mr Selfridge.
Andrea has also worked with some of the prominent directors of our time, including Ridley Scott in The Counsellor, Roland Joffé in Time Traveller, and Oscar-Winning director Tom Hooper in Les Misérables.
Her talents also extend to video game narration where Andrea has voiced characters in some of the biggest games in the Industry, Star Wars: Battlefront, Batman Arkham, and most notably as Ripley’s daughter, Amanda Ripley, the main protagonist of Alien: Isolation.
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.
Writer / Producer / Director - JAMES HUGHES
James Hughes is a Multi-Award Winning Writer / Director whose short films have screened at over 100 international film festivals.
His short film The Inuring screened at the Oscar Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival, and over 60 film festivals since. It has won 19 awards on its festival journey, including Best Director, three times, Best UK Short Film, Best Narrative Short, twice, and Best in Show.
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. Scored by Jean-Pascal Beintus (The Shape of Water, The Danish Girl, Argo, Harry Potter, The Imitation Game), the film has already won 11 awards on the festival circuit, including 9 for Best Film.
James has also been a Speaker for BAFTA and the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles.
"Highly original." - BAFTA
“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.
Composer - AMIE DOHERTY
Amie Doherty was recently announced as the Sundance Institue/Time Warner Foundation Composer Fellow.
She has worked on HBO's The Night Of, FX/Marvel's Legion, and Emmy-winning show Fargo for which she received an Emmy award herself, for her work on the score. She most recently worked on the score for Star Trek: Discovery.
Having scored the Director's previous film, Amie was keen to continue their creative partnership, and will work on the original score for When the Rain Sets In from her base in Los Angeles.
Choreographer - PAUL HARRIS
Paul Harris is a leading choreographer whose most notable choreography to date, is the laser scenes for Catherine Zeta-Jones in Entrapment and the wand combat sequences in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for which he devised the physical language for the use of the wand.
He has coached and choreographed Sean Connery, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, and many more.
Our £6K target is the minimum amount for the production of When the Rain Sets In.
If we go beyond this target it will allow us to shoot some extra scenes that we are keen to bring to the screen so audiences can watch the full breadth of this sweeping love story.
However our ambitions for this love story extend far beyond the shoot. We aim to launch a strategic film festival campaign to ensure a film YOU made happen reaches audiences all over the world and even comes to a film festival near you so you can watch it on the big screen!
Therefore every single rain pledge for and beyond our target will be used entirely for our film, and when we say 'our' that includes YOU.
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Risks and challenges
Shooting this complex love story across four days will be a challenge due to the risk of weather delays at certain locations. 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