Hello Kickstarter! We are so happy to be amongst the FIRST UK FILM COMPANY'S ON KICKSTARTER! Woohooo!
We have a great core team of people. We are a North West UK based / Isle of Man Film Company and would love for this film to be the stepping stone for creating more British films and work for creatives and film makers!
We are all ready to shoot this January... We have a fantastic original script... we have the locations perfect for the film.... we have a director with a wealth of experience... and we have a fantastic DOP from the USA ... we have started casting ... we have some amazing crew wanting to be involved on the project and are on hold as soon as we know we have the funds to go ahead! We have even secured all post production and editing from one of the top editors working today in British Television.
We have invested all the money we can so far into this film and we have created the project to keep costs as low as possible but we still have a short fall to cover before we can get started.
We need funds to pay for :
Equipment hire (camera's, lighting, lenses and rigs)
Accommodation and expenses
Post production (editing etc)
The amount of funding we are asking for is the absolute minimum needed to make out movie viable. If we dont' reach our target, the film won't get made... :-(
If we do meet our target however, every single penny on top of that will go towards making the whole process smoother and easier. We will be able to add extra cameras to cut down on shooting time, better accommodation for cast and crew and we may even be able to give them more then bread and water so they won't get grumpy!
Although we are a new independent production company, we are lucky to have some amazing and experienced talents involved. Meet the team...!
Pip Short, Director.
- Pip Short is our director, well known for his numerous credits on Coronation St, Emmerdale, Doctors and soon Holby City, Pip is excited to be joining forces to create his first feature Film.
Elizabeth has worked in the industry for over 10 years. Acting work includes leading parts in 'Sherlock Holmes' on DVD (USA Asylum Films), 'The Lost' (Thamesgate films) and 'Crazymaker' (Beatnix - post production).
Elizabeth originally trained as a ballet dancer and has choreographed for ITV and BBC. She has also recently enjoyed production managing a feature film in North Wales 'A World After' where she met our writer AA Hamilton.
Richard Sanderson, has enjoyed a varied career in the business. He has toured Shakespeare internationally, directed a Horror show in Malaysia and ridden motorbikes on E4 - film work includes 'Sherlock Holmes' (Asylum Film), 'The Lost' (Thamesgate films) and can be seen on Emmerdale on the 6th November
Richard is also a fantastic photographer and cameraman with a studio in North West UK. He has taken production stills and publicity photo's on many feature films as well as enjoying taking actors headshots photo's of pets and people!
-We have an amazingly talented up and coming new British writer - Alex Hamilton author of 'The Howling Throne'. He has just had his first feature film script commissioned 'A world After', currently in post production and due to be released next year from 1085 films. We met Alex whilst working on the film and are delighted that he has written us this thrilling script. As one of our pledges we are giving away SIGNED books addressed to whoever you like in time for Christmas this year!
Money and funding aside, one of our first challenges will be finding cast and remaining crew for the movie. We are so lucky to know many people who ma be the perfect fit but we certainly won't just be handing out jobs to our friends... If we did then we'd never meet any great new people!
We are really excited about the challenge of casting and as actors ourselves, we know both sides of the table. We really don't like the traditional idea of holding auditions in a room somewhere in London or Manchester and dragging in everyone who may fit the part. And we're also really keen to use local Isle of Man people wherever we can and so we are looking at new ways of casting, such as using video auditions through a site such as www.letitcast.com. That way we can be sure to reach people far and wide. It will also be a great way to raise awareness of our project!
The logistics of provinding transit, accommodation and food to the cast and crew will certainly be quite a challenge, even for the small team of 17-20 we have planned. As we will be filming 'off-season', prices will not be at their peak but we will still be searching for great deals with local hotels, restaurants and shops.
This is our first feature film and we are well aware that challenges will come thick and fast. In fact we wouldn't have it any other way, the problem solving camaraderie that can happen on a film set is really a priviledge to be a part of. We are so excited and confident in the team we have started to assemble, we know that challenges along the way will be met with experience, good nature and aplomb!
Special Thanks on the film WEBSITE, and you will be added to our mailing list (if you wish) to receive UPDATES as to the film's progress, any news and press, and screenings both local and international!
SIGNED COPY OF 'THE HOWLING THRONE' by the Author AA Hamilton - want a
gift before THIS CHRISTMAS? This is a signed copy made out to whoever you like, a perfect christmas gift! PLUS an exclusive look behind the scenes in January via web link to our filming days!
Amazing! Thank you so much - you will receive a signed LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY DVD!
PLUS a signed production still postcard from the cast!
PLUS a thank you on the Website, Twitter and Facebook - and kept updated with news and press (if you wish)
A SIGNED Blu ray DVD from the producers.
PLUS THE HOWLING THRONE Book (signed by the author)
PLUS a massive thank you on the Website, Twitter and Facebook page! Also to be kept updated (if you wish) to all news and press
SKYPE conversation with the producers ... and any one else involved in the film we can get on that day! Ask anything you like from from Independant film making to where the best place to have dinner in the Isle of Man is? PLUS you choice of DVD and POSTCARDS with A massive THANK YOU!
All above plus photo session with Shootingheadz mobile photography. A three hour session and disk to take away. Choose a family shoot, headshots for actors or even a movie related shoot! (UK and Isle of Man availability til Febuary2013 and August 2013 - then Los Angeles Febuary 2013 - August)
BE AN EXTRA in the film... star in the robbery itself! You will be featured and will be able to see yourself on the big screen and credited on IMDB! :-) (travel and accommodation may not be included) PLUS your choice of DVD, BOOK and POSTCARDS! And A BIG THANK YOU!
A weekend stay in a luxury apartment in the Isle of Man (Douglas) for two at a time of your choice (subject to availability)! See the house where LONGTAILS was filmed in and enjoy the views and attractions of the small the beautiful Island. PLUS your choice of DVD's and postcards of the film!
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Credit on IMDB! See your name on the OPENING CREDITS of the movie ! We can't make this movie without you - you will be invited to the screening at choice of venue, or a private screening at our home if you wish! Plus your choice of DVD, BOOK and POSTCARDS!
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Credit on IMDB! PLUS get to keep one of the two GUNS used in the film!
PLUS DVD and Postcards of choice and come join us at the PREMIER at choice of Isle of Man, London or Los Angeles
Associate Producer Credit on IMDB!!!
Come join and party with us in your choice of screening -Isle of Man, London or Los Angeles!
Photoshoot with Shootingheadz!!!!!
Skype us all to say hey!!!!
2 night stay in the Isle of Man!!!
The Howling throne book, Blu Ray DVD and postcards all signed by cast and crew!
PLUS a SIGNED ORIGINAL SCRIPT!