She Moved Through The Fair - Supernatural Thriller
"Alice opens her eyes and takes a breath. Her surroundings look familiar, but the atmosphere is anything but..."
Welcome to our Kickstarter page for She Moved Through The Fair - a supernatural thriller. My name’s Owen Franklin and I’m the writer and director of the film. This is a project I’ve been developing for several years, and have spent the past 18 months polishing and refining the script.
WHAT IS 'SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR'?
She Moved Through The Fair tells the story of a young woman called Alice (played by Kat Kleve) who awakens one morning to find herself in an unfamiliar environment, remembering nothing about her life except her name. She quickly discovers that she is unable to interact with the people around her, and is approached by a charismatic but mischievous character called Dawn (played by Émilie Du Leslay), who offers to help Alice to make sense of her surroundings. After meeting Cass (played by Alice Coles), another young woman in the same predicament, Alice suddenly finds herself being pulled in two directions in a dangerous game as she seeks answers that she may not be ready for. Dealing with the themes of life, death and the places in between, She Moved Through The Fair is a tale of acceptance, redemption and recovery. In this world, reality walks hand in hand with madness, and Alice discovers that she must embrace both.
Meet the Principal Cast
Kat Kleve is Alice
As a member of the Guildford School of Acting, Kat has appeared in productions including Sweet Charity, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Romeo & Juliet, Guys & Dolls and Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be. Outside of theatre she has also appeared in music videos and provided vocals for all three of Owen’s albums.
Alice Coles is Cass
Currently at the Birmingham School of Acting, Alice appeared in independent feature film Down The Dark Road, with onstage credits including Merry War, Foot/Mouth, Cinderella and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. She also provided voice work for the National Trust.
Émilie Du Leslay is Dawn
Émilie is currently studying at Arts Educational Schools London where she has appeared in Dirty Dancing. Her previous credits include lead roles in Les Miserables, Billy Elliott, Fame, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and 42nd Street. She has also appeared in music videos and portrayed Mary I in David Starkey’s Edward and Mary: The Unknown Tudors.
Meet the Principle Crew
Owen Franklin - Writer/ Director/Composer
I am an independent musician and writer from Bristol. I’ve recorded three albums and an EP of original music, while also co-directing four music videos. In addition to directing and editing promotional films for UK businesses I’ve also written literary reviews for AREA magazine.
Jonny Clooney - Producer/Editor/DOP
Jonny is a Bristol based independent filmmaker and editor. He’s previously worked on projects including Nature’s Great Events, Life and Deadly 60 for the BBC, and with many of Bristols production companies on a wide range of video content for companies all over the world. He has co-directed many of Owen’s music videos and directed and edited videos for several of Bristols local acts. He’s the creator of forthcoming documentary series Why We Do, and was the editor and a cameraman on the fixed gear documentary BÖIKZMÖIND. You can check out his showreel here.
Gordon Strong - Creative Consultant
Gordon has written many books on myth, legends and metaphysics. His Merlin - Master of Magick was a runaway success in the United States. He has appeared in productions for National Geographic Television and several documentaries including The Druids - Travels in Deep England. He is also a musician and visual artist.
Creative projects are a collaborative process, whatever they may be. Music, movies, art, video games and more are better developed together, but creative projects also cost money to create so that they can entertain their intended audience. Crowdfunding has made it easier than ever to engage your audience and invite them into that process, and we want to invite you to collaborate with us on our film. Every single penny you donate will go towards making the movie a reality. Whether it’s securing locations, equipment hire, graphics, recording studios, festival marketing, screenings or crew, each coin has a purpose. You’ll see from some of the rewards that we want you to join us in physically being a part of the film where possible too, and with some members of crew still needed, we’ll be posting up some positions in the coming months that we hope some of you might be interested in filling.
Risks and challenges
2013 is our main shot at making this movie a reality. The key members of cast and crew have schedules aligned for filming this summer, and we want to do everything possible to make sure the cameras begin rolling in mid July. Although we would never say that if the movie were not to be filmed this year, it would never get made, it’s certainly true that it will become more difficult to manage the project. It will be a tight shoot window, but every scene is meticulously planned to ensure that we’re putting the movie together in the most efficient way possible. We do have a dedicated team ready to go to make sure that happens and that we’re hitting each production target as we go to prevent us falling behind schedule. As it stands we have a great team behind the project, a strong script, many of the locations secured already in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Unsurprisingly the biggest challenge is cash flow, but with your help we can smash through that challenge.
It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Hear us squeak!
We hope you can believe in this project as we do, and we look forward to sharing the journey with you. And be sure to help us shout about the project through Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and more!
~ Owen - Writer/Director
- (30 days)