Woodfalls – an
exploitation thriller set in rural England about a family of travellers and the conflict their presence
brings when moving to a new town. It will cross boundaries and question the
value of life.
The writers and co-directors of Woodfalls are Ben Simpson and David Campion, of Half Man Half Spam Films. They began filming their first feature Patrol
Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1394360/) in 2008, which was later released in February 2011 by Crab Tree Films and has been
distributed nationwide across the UK.
We want Woodfalls to be an artful, shocking,
emotional thriller that will bring something new to the subculture of
Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter page – Please watch the Kickstarter
video above to meet the directors and learn more about Woodfalls!
What is Woodfalls
When a family of
travellers come to a rural town conflict ensues amongst the locals. Stigmatized
as “gypsies” they are unwelcomed. Woodfalls revolves around the children of the
family, Billy and his sister Rebecca. Billy is trying to fit in after being
misunderstood for his unconventional way of life and Rebecca is discovering her
sexuality in effort to escape the conservative nature of a traveler’s religious
friends whilst gaining a few enemies, putting his family in danger and stirring
up conflict in the small town. As things heat up, Rebecca’s innocence is
tainted and the family breaks. Acceptance would be key but is inevitably absent
in this exploitation thriller that questions the value of life and what’s
worth putting up a fight for.
What inspires us to make this film?
We think the story of Woodfalls is relevant in current UK society due to all of the turmoil happening towards travellers and their communities. The film depicts a traveller’s culture in a positive light, honing in on a theme that we’re not so different after all and to accept people for what they are. Though the film has violence and tragedy, it is a story that coincides with today’s culture and can reach audiences with truth and honesty.
Campion came up
with the central idea for Woodfalls
after his family and friends told him real events regarding discriminated travellers,
which is what this story is exaggerated upon. He went to Simpson with the idea
and together they decided this would be a great follow up to their first
feature, allowing them to exercise their directing talents with a completely
different subject. Julia Volonts (producer) came onto the project after after reading the script and seeing its success potential.
Where are we in production?
Campion have been working on the script for Woodfalls
over the past six months. It was
sent to many trusted advisors who have provided wonderful feedback. They now feel it is solid and ready to come alive.
schedule has been set, we plan to start filming in March 2012, though immediately after funding we will begin casting,
extending our crew, and securing shoot locations.
Letter from Directors
Hello Fellow Kickstarter Funders,
Thank you for taking the time to look at our
Kickstarter page and watch the video. We are passionate about this script and
would love for you to be a part of our project. We are putting Woodfalls in
your hands in hope that you will join us in making our film a success.
xx Ben and Dave
Going Further... (FAQ's)
What is your Kickstarter goal? What will the money go
Our goal is to
raise $20,000. These funds will be used as follows:
Pre production: $500.00
- Crew and
actors: Actors, Gaffer, Focus Pro, Assistant Director, Set Designer, Art Director, Make-up artist and Wardrobe
- Location: Permits
- Equipment: Lenses, Lights, Camera, Sounds, Props, Makeup, Special Effects
Post Production: $8,000.00
- Sound mix
*We also have a budget breakdown packet that can be
emailed to you upon request, please see my contact at the bottom of this page.
Can you exceed the goal?
Yes! The more
funds we raise, the more resources we will have to make our film. Any
additional funds we get will most likely go to special effects and post
production editing, which are two of the most costly points on our list.
What happens if the goal isn’t reached in time?
If we don’t reach
our goal, Woodfalls receives
nothing, no funding. Let's work together and do this! You can pledge as much as you'd like, from $1- endless!
Can donors increase pledges once they have been
Yes again! If you
have already donated, and are signed in to your account, then instead of a
green “Back This Project” button on our page, there should be a blue “Manage
Your Donation” button. Click that, and you can enter a new amount or choose a
What do donors receive for giving?
We spent time
thinking up rewards that we felt you would enjoy upon donating. This is a fun
way for you to be a part of the project as well. Our greatest reward is a trip
to London! Just look to the right for more information.
I'm interested in Woodfalls-
aside from donating, how can I help?
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like meeting new people and fellow creative’s so say hello!
If I have any questions for you…
If you have any
questions about Woodfalls or donating
to our Kickstarter please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.
Thanks again for
visiting our Kickstarter page– we hope you’re able to help us reach our goal!