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£825
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21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 24 2019 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

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OUR PROJECT

Mum's House touches the themes of loss, family, and the fear of becoming independent, following Terry, a desperate middle-aged British man. The script is partially inspired in a real character and also a short story written by the writer's father (Santiago Pérez), called 'Del azar y el destino', included in the book 'Relatos de Piaya Cayana'.

The film will run approximately 12-15 minutes and will be shot in London, UK. The inspiration in terms from narrative and aesthetic, comes from different British films with a high content of social realism, such as 'I, Daniel Blake' by Ken Loach and 'Fish Tank' by Andrea Arnold, and also some american 'dramedies', such as 'Nebraska' by Alexander Payne and 'Punch Drunk Love' by Paul Thomas Anderson.

SYNOPSIS

After the death of his mother, Terry, a middle-aged man, faces the fear of leaving the house that he shared with her since he was born. This short film follows a moment of crisis in Terry’s life, when he receives the unexpected visit of his pushy sister Hannah. They both inherited their mum’s house, but, clearly, one of them is not happy to sell it. Things get complicated right before a real estate agent arrives to do an appraisal.  


CHARACTERS

TERRY: a lonely 48-year-old man with social anxiety. With a life full of failures and frustrations, his mother's house became his 'comfort zone'. Seemingly introvert and impulsive, he is terrified with the possibility of turning his life around, now that his mother is not there anymore.

Character reference for Terry: Charles Cumb (Robert Crumb's brother). Image taken from 'Crumb' documentary by Terry Zwigoff
Character reference for Terry: Charles Cumb (Robert Crumb's brother). Image taken from 'Crumb' documentary by Terry Zwigoff

Hannah: a nosy and bossy 45-year-old woman. As a single mother of 2 young boys, she has developed a natural maternal instinct, which she does not hide at the moment of interacting with her brother Terry. Her intentions are good, but she is probably unaware of the consequences of some of her actions. 

Character reference for Hannah: Elizabeth (Mary Lynn Rajskub) in 'Punch Drunk Love' by Paul Thomas Anderson
Character reference for Hannah: Elizabeth (Mary Lynn Rajskub) in 'Punch Drunk Love' by Paul Thomas Anderson

PROJECT STATUS

We are currently on the pre-production phase. Your investment will enable us to rent all the necessary camera equipment, pay our cast and part of our crew (and, of course, feed them), secure the ideal location, and rent/buy all the necessary props (and wardrobe) to make this film happen! We will be shooting during 14-16 of June.

This is how our budget is divided:

  •  £ 800: Cast
  •  £ 900: Location
  •  £ 500: Cathering and transport
  •  £ 1000: Equipment and camera crew
  •  £ 300: Makeup and props

Total: £ 3500

As you might know, London is not cheap and nor is producing a film in this city. However, we are positive that, with your help, and our amazing crew, we will be able make a powerful and meaningful film.


OUR CREW

Writer/director: Alejandro Pérez

Director of photography: Matt Gillan

Producer: Ksenia Gumerova

First assistant director: Duncan Kennedy

Risks and challenges

Mum's House is in the pre-production phase already and we are fully committed to finishing the film, but we need your contribution to make this happen! :)

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