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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 24 2017 12:00 PM UTC +00:00

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SYNOPSIS

Flying since the age of 9, Ellie, sponsored by Virgin, lives in the small town of Torrington, set in the midst of rolling, unspoilt green countryside. Narrated by Ellie, this will be an emotive and inspiring exploration of her passion for flight whilst taking a peek behind the curtains of her future; becoming a professional stunt pilot.

ARTISTIC APPROACH

Stunning, stylistic cinematography with a soundtrack by Audiomachine (The Revenant, Avatar, Prometheus), I visualise an innocent, yet captivating story and a tremendously unique piece of cinema. A story that will stand out from conventional documentary, taking the viewer on a fantasy esque journey making them feel something from the outset.

A fantastic expedition of awe inspiring wide shots of Ellie marching through miles of greenery, to extremely crisp, emotive pictures with shallow depth of field. This, with monumental aerial footage, an emotionally absorbing soundtrack, and minimal narration, allowing the story to unfold naturally on screen will be a massively powerful way to tell this story.

PROJECT STAGE

Currently in pre-production; sourcing production talent, approving locations and flight tests, I am aiming to go into production by mid July 2017, whilst aiming for project completion by mid August 2017.

DISTRIBUTION

Following the success of my previous short ‘Panthers’, I will endeavour to reach greater heights with this release. Besides social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Stage32, Facebook and Vimeo, this film will see a large range of global film festival submissions including Sundance and Cannes. 

Other lines of distribution include Filmaka which contains a jury of industry professionals including Colin Firth, and Short Of The Week; an online short film channel which has over 100k followers on Facebook and Twitter.

IMPACT

Funding has a huge impact on the final outcome of any product. In this case, with the extra crew, equipment, time, and proposed music licenses, we can produce the initial visualised image; a stunning, beautifully and stylistically created piece of storytelling with the ability to capture imaginations and inspire people to pursue their own dreams.   

 

 

 Ellie, from Great Torrington, Devon, has had a massive interest in aviation since she was a toddler, and has been flying since age nine. 

After being invited to fly with the US Air Force, she started buying flying lessons using saved up pocket money. She’s now sponsored by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic programme. 

Having made her first solo flight on her 14th birthday, Ellie continues to fly at least once a week and has taken the controls of 12 different aircraft - including a WWII L4 Grasshopper. 

Ellie takes control of a WWII Grasshopper
Ellie takes control of a WWII Grasshopper

Schoolgirl and inventor, Ellie looks to the future where her ambition is to become a stunt pilot. 

 

 


A filmmaker with 10 years experience in the industry. Being introduced into filmmaking by his father from a young age, Jake gained his first contract in 2008 where he worked on a documentary series for ITV. He then travelled the world editing on a global sailing series for Sky Sports, CNBC, Euro Sports and Fox Sports.

"AN EDITOR BORN WITH THE MIDAS TOUCH" - REDHANDED TV

Following this, he worked on numerous projects across many different roles, including editing for Disney and Mercedes, and directing for West Ham United Football Club. 

Mostly recently, Jake has produced, directed, shot and edited his debut short film, Panthers, which has taken the ice hockey scene and film festivals by storm.

Working across film, documentary, broadcast & stage, Arthur has worked with the likes of British funny man and political activist Russell brand, World record breaking pop duo The Pet Shop Boys, the wrestlers of WWE, Miami’s World Symphony Orchestra and international brands such as BMW, Mazda and Electronic Arts, with credits on programming for Sky, CNBC, Channel 4 and Eurosport. 

"AN EXTREMELY TALENTED FILMMAKER" - AL SNOW, WWE

As a stock footage artist with Getty Images, Arthur has provided film & video content for Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Fox, Disney, Sony and the NFL.  

With more than 10 years experience in film production, Josh has a huge range of skills as a cameraman and sound recordist through a variety of film styles from BBC's Springwatch to local events, film sets and documentaries. 

Offering bespoke photographic and film services, with over 20 years experience working as professional Photographers and Film makers, The Really Good Media Company was founded by Jack Gorman and Jack Kirby.

Working alongside companies all over the uk as well as internationally, 'the Jacks' have built up an impressive list of clients, including Yamaha, BBC, NHS, Mercedes Benz and CGTN. 

 Please pledge what you can and help us tell this amazing story. Thank you.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Especially in the UK, weather conditions can vary massively. There will be flight specialists on site to ensure it is safe to fly to protect lives and production equipment.

With the unpredictability of the weather, and the film industry, we cannot guarantee an exact date for delivery, however, the team is completely dedicated to this project, ensuring its completion and distribution.

We, along with our professional team, hold the ability to produce a fantastic story efficiently and safely.

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