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Emma & BenBy Emma & Ben
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Emma & BenBy Emma & Ben
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£1,500
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30
backers
25hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 22 2019 11:30 AM UTC +00:00.

About

FILM SYNOPSIS

The new feature film by Emma Charles and Ben Evans James, On A Clear Day You Can See The Revolution From Here, is an immersive journey through the Kazakh steppe, where history collides with the present. The film drifts through industrial landscapes, small towns and cities, as well as recounting personal stories of place and identity. This journey is weaved together with Kazakh folklore and music, bringing into focus a country at a crossroads both geographically and politically as it searches for a new post-Soviet identity.

WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR FUNDING

We are lucky enough to have received modest support for the film from a number of different sources including direct funding from Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust and The Kazakh Embassy to the United Kingdom and in-kind support from Splice Post-Production and FilmShed.  Although working with a micro budget, this film has been produced, directed, filmed and edited ourselves, enabling us to cover production costs including 16mm film stock, processing and scanning, travel and fees for the crew to Kazakhstan. We are also indebted to a large number of organisations and individuals who have given up their time to work with us. 

After three years since our first conversation about this project we are now just 8-10 weeks away from finishing the film but require final funds for: Sound composition / Colour grade / Titling and graphic design / Translation and voice-over / Marketing and distribution / Entry fees for film-festivals. Although the funding received does not stretch far enough to pay for our own time, it is extremely important that the people we work with always get paid. That is why, although out Kickstarter goal is set to £1500, we hope to raise between £5,000-7,000 to cover our costs fully. 

It has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears (mainly Ben) and a few arguments (mainly Emma) and a whole lot of laugh-out-loud (lol) moments but we hope your generous support will help us finally get the film complete, released and screened!

We know it is not possible for everyone to contribute financially but by simply sharing this kickstarter page we can hopefully reach our goal! :) xx

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Emma Charles and Ben Evans James first started collaborating together in 2013 through Peckham based gallery South Kiosk which Ben co-founded alongside Dave Charlesworth. 

Emma Charles (Director)

Emma Charles is a London-based artist. Working with photography and experimental approaches to sound and moving image, her work often transverses the boundaries between documentary and fiction. She works both in analogue and digital formats which is often mediated by the subject in which the physical and material focus of the work become implicit in the aesthetic process. Current research areas include architecture, digital cultures, economics and temporality.

Charles holds a MA in Photography from Royal College of Art. She has exhibited and screened at Jerwood Visual Arts, Serpentine Galleries, ZKM, Karlsruhe; HKW, Berlin; Jeu de Paume, Paris, LUX and ICA in London and is the recipient of a 2015, 2017 & 2018 Arts Council England award, Elephant Trust fund, ZKM commission and has been published in ‘Reset Modernity!’ edited by Bruno Latour (MIT Press).

Ben Evans James (Director) 

Ben Evans James is a filmmaker and curator whose practice centres on the role of imagination and myth in the construction of political economies. Departing from documentary traditions, his work employs fiction to construct complex filmic worlds where social realities can be encountered and recorded.

James is the co-founder of the project space South Kiosk in Peckham and is a visiting lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture and Falmouth University. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty for New Media Art at the University of Sunderland.


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