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About this project

The movie poster. Who would guess...
The movie poster. Who would guess...

 

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
Pages from our storyboard which also just happens to be one of the perks!
Pages from our storyboard which also just happens to be one of the perks!

 

Well, wouldn't you know it. If this isn't a snippet of the very script!
Well, wouldn't you know it. If this isn't a snippet of the very script!

 

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.

Producer and Director pointing at stuff.
Producer and Director pointing at stuff.

 

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!

If this won't get everyone's attention at your local pub nothing ever will.
If this won't get everyone's attention at your local pub nothing ever will.

 

Every backer pledging more than £35 will receive a The Pitch beer mat.
Every backer pledging more than £35 will receive a The Pitch beer mat.

 

A lovely The Pitch coffee mug for first 15 backers pledging over £45!
A lovely The Pitch coffee mug for first 15 backers pledging over £45!

 

 

mr. Writer and mr. Director
mr. Writer and mr. Director

 

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.

mr. Producer
mr. Producer

 

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.

mr. Director of Photography
mr. Director of Photography

 

 I got lost on the way to college, Sir.

mrs. Art Directress
mrs. Art Directress

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!

mrs. Storyboardress
mrs. Storyboardress

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.

mrs. Script Consultant
mrs. Script Consultant

 

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

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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.

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    Robert Rodriguez

    Your name shall be praised on set (while delivering famous one-liners) as well as on our Social media!

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    Wes Anderson

    A proud owner of our movie you will be (try reading this in Yoda accent). A digital copy for you and just because we think you're so amazing we'll send you a bunch of behind the scenes photos for good measure.

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    The Coen Brothers

    An extra behind the scenes video to get the best making of experience and a digital booklet with interviews, photos, script excerpts, etc.
    And did we mention how good you look today? You had us at hello!

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    Sofia Coppola

    A very physical DVD version of our film and a The Pitch beer mat directly into your real life inbox! In the box with the covers and all.
    You're so super cool! Stay here with us. We'll start a jazz band.

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    Spike Lee

    A phyisical copy of our booklet with interviews, photos, script excerpts, storyboard art and much much more.
    Let's get physical!

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    Stanley Kubrick

    A signed hand-drawn page of our storyboard to show you our film making appreciation.
    Schwing! Excellent!
    + first fifteen people to pledge £60 or more will receive a limited edition Pitch coffee mug.

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    Paul Thomas Anderson

    To show everyone how unbelievably cool you are we will send you a limited edition T-shirt for you to boast around!
    Yeah baby, ravishing!
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    Quentin Tarantino

    A neatly bound script signed by all the cast and crew and a personal message from the producer and the director will be packed and sent directly to you so you can enjoy The Pitch anywhere and anytime in it's paper version.
    You amazing person you!
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    Francis Ford Coppola

    Look at you being all supportive generous!
    And to show you just how much we respect that we will give you an original prop from the movie making you the one and only owner of that particular item.
    An offer you can't really refuse.
    + first fifteen people to pledge £60 or more will receive a limited edition Pitch coffee mug.

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    Alfred Hitchcock

    We will arrange Skype call with the producer and the director to thank you and have a chat about anything you want (can also be just small talk) and invite you to the screening of the film. Plus your name will appear somewhere in the film. Not just in the credits, like, in the story.
    Talk about suspense!
    + first fifteen people to pledge £60 or more will receive a limited edition Pitch coffee mug.

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    Kathryn Bigelow

    With great power come great benefits!
    You are the film's executive producer - so you get an IMDB credit! - and can participate as an extra as well!
    To personally tell you how much we appreciate your donationyou get an afternoon in London (the director being your guide of the day) with a meal and a drink at a Hitchock themed pub (travel expenses not included).
    Because you are class and you're a contender!
    + first fifteen people to pledge £60 or more will receive a limited edition Pitch coffee mug.

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    Steven Spielberg

    The amazing person you are, only deserves the best. You get invited to the wrap party, spend a day on set and eat, talk and party with our cast and crew. On top of that you get a framed special edition movie poster (hand-painted, acrylic on canvas) and a special edition blu-ray.
    Booyakasha!
    + first fifteen people to pledge £60 or more will recieve a limited edition Pitch coffee mug.

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    The Essence

    Since you have decided to fund the majority of the project there is little that compares to your generosity. The only thing that we found fitting is the thing that makes every director great. The thing that connects Spielberg, Coppola, Kubrick and our director. The director's beard. You will receive our director's beard in a neat wooden box with a certificate and a video of him shaving it off to state the authenticity.
    You are a great person and only deserve the best!

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