A Director pitches his film idea to his Producer, whilst finding himself inside a homage to some of cinema's greatest Directors.
A Director pitches his film idea to his Producer, whilst finding himself inside a homage to some of cinema's greatest Directors. Read more
About this project
The Pitch is a ten minute film about a Director pitching his own ten minute film to his Producer. As the excited Director tries to fire up his Producer’s enthusiasm (successfully or not), we witness an homage to some of the greatest Directors cinema has ever seen.
Be prepared for subtly placed moments, quotes and shots from the most iconic film makers of all time. In short, if you love film and know your Tarantino’s from your Coen’s, you’re going to love The Pitch.
We aim to send this film to festivals and in order to stand out it needs two things: A good story - which we believe we have - and a high-end look. In order to make it look, feel and sound good we need the following:
- Equipment (camera, lenses, lights, tripods, dollies, etc.)
- While some of the crew are happy to volunteer their time for the film we believe that people should be paid and so our target will allow us to make sure that everyone gets the minimum wage for the project
- The crew and equipment can be as high-end as possible but it kind of doesn't mean much without the actors
- The location where the film will be shot needs to be rented
- Sadly none of our grandmothers have too much time on their hands so the food for the cast and crew needs to be provided by us
- We want the colour grading and sound mixing to be done by the best possible which means reaching out to post-production houses
- As mentioned before we want to enter and compete at film festivals and they all have their participation fee
Two guys met in a pub at a meeting for some local film festival. One was a London-based producer/director, the other one a Slovenian videographer. Many evenings were spent saving the world reminiscing cinemas greatest moments. They have both immersed themselves into filmmaking in one way or another. Hell, the big producer guy has already been to Cannes. Twice! A sober conclusion was made – that they should stop talking about shots and dialogues and actors and lenses and twists and behind the scenes stories and how they could’ve done it way better than that guy who got crowdfunded and just go on and do it.
So they started a short web-series called Espresso and found out they work pretty well together. A documentary they embarked upon next only strengthened their wish to make a narrative short. Luckily one of them had a boring enough job to let his imagination spark during a lunch break and a few pints later, lo and behold, the first draft for The Pitch was born. The word got around, more people got involved and the story is now exactly where it is with you reading it dear fellow film lover.
The Pitch is created under Guildhall Pictures whose goal is to help new filmmakers achieve their dreams. A web series has been launched this year, a short film produced from start to end, a full length documentary is in production and there are several scripts waiting for pre-production. All the knowledge, friendships, connections and extra funds from any of our projects become part of the next one so with supporting The Pitch you are supporting an on-going cycle of projects and creative people.
We tried to make the rewards as original and personal as possible for you. Or at least we like to think so. Ranging from T-shirts to beer coasters and coffee mugs featuring our storyboard design to booklets, paintings and behind the scene footage. Higher pledgers can get their hands on original props from the movie as well as having a chance to be an extra in the very film!
Creating order from chaos and stories from order has been my job for the last ten years. Starting as a video editor on a local news TV, later freelancing and leading a team of editors on a larger commercial television. I dipped my toes in short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. When I’m not slicing and merging clips, I like to imagine I’m a writer and spend many a sleepless night spilling ink. Be it a movie or a book, as long as it smells of stories.
I like to think that if I spot someone who has that spark, or hear an idea that makes me listen (short attention span us producers) then I am the man to get it made. I make sure that the director is surrounded by the most talented crew and cast that I can find. I’m all about using what you have and renting, borrowing and blagging what you don’t to get the director’s vision into a film can. It isn’t always easy and it isn’t always fun, but I create worlds and what megalomanic wouldn’t love that.
I got lost on the way to college, Sir.
I have been into art ever since I can remember and I am now a keen painter and photographer. I love working on the production design of a film as it allows me to view the project from so many different angles and it is a great way to have a true artistic input and influence on the final look and feel of the film!
I’m a #polishgirl and a restless searcher of who I want to be. So far I’ve been a pharmacist, a painter, a pianist, a vice president of a volunteering centre, a hockey player, a portraitist and recently a storyboarder. I like every sort of art and film is one of them. I love creative people although I usually envy their ideas. I don’t like queueing for fitting rooms and sushi.
Some say I have a dark mind but I like to think I'm merely curious and open to possibilities. Especially the possibilities of murder, betrayal and identity (on the page naturally). I've written numerous short films and am currently penning my second feature length script. I also author a blog on film and London life, so you might find me (with pen) in a pub near you. Don't worry, there's nothing to be nervous about.
We know how kitschy and cliche it sounds but we do need your help. Become part of bringing this story world to life by like-ing, share-ing and tweeting or contributing your Friday pints’ allowance. We have decided to go for all-or-nothing system so if we don’t reach our goal, you don’t part with your money.
Thank you very much for everything that you are doing. You are making quite a few grown-up kids' dreams come true.
We stand and salute you!
“What the studios want now is "risk-free" films but with any sort of art you have to take risks. Not taking risks in art is like not having sex and then expecting there to be children.”
- Francis F. Coppola
Risks and challenges
The challenge, as with every film, is to ensure that it reaches as wide an audience as possible. With this in mind, we intend to apply to numerous film festivals and also tackle the task of selling the film. We will consider every option available, from television to short film collections, to video on demand. In creating and implementing this Kickstarter campaign we have learnt a lot about promotion and pitching, so we are confident that the film will find it's audience and be enjoyed and shared by many.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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