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A comedy short set on Halloween about a man who opens his door to a teenage girl who is trick or treating using a card payment machine
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On Halloween night a man opens his door to a teenage girl who is out trick or treating with a card payment machine. In a series of awkward moments he tries to please (whilst following instructions on the screen) and put a smile on the girl's face, who is utterly unimpressed by everything.

Trick or Receipt is a comedy about the ridiculousness of modern gift-giving and graciousness.

Please help me make this short-but-sweet 2-3 minute comedy film. I'm already putting my own money into it, but just want to raise this (in filmmaking terms relatively modest) extra £600 so we can take this project from good to great. Your contribution will help us rent equipment, buy props, feed our cast/crew, submit to festivals and add that little cherry on the top, which will make all the difference.

about the team

Sam Peter Jackson - Writer/Director

Sam's play ‘Public Property’ ran in the West End (Trafalgar Studios) and earned a 2010 WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best New Comedy. In 2010 he co-wrote and presented the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary ‘First Cut: The Other Michael Jackson’ about his father, which started a move from theatre towards film.After writing a series of short films and commercial virals (one of which won the IVCA Award), he wrote and co-directed the short film ‘Charity’ (Exposure Films), which won Best Comedy at the 2012 Crystal Palace Film Festival. In 2013 he made ‘The Bathroom’, his first short film as writer/director, which got him selected for Think-Shoot-Distribute, the BFI’s annual development programme for emerging filmmakers during the London Film Festival.

Louise Hollamby - Producer

Louise worked as an actor, singer and composer for ten years before moving into writing in 2009. Her first work was an eight episode multigenerational adventure story, 'Sienna Fitch'. She followed this with her first full length screenplay 'Loss And Found' in 2011. She founded Scorched Spoon Productions in 2011 with the intention of utilising the skills of the hugely talented people around her to make high quality British film and television work. She successfully produced the short film, The Bathroom, doing exactly that and continues to work with up-and-coming writers and creatives in the development of new projects and scripts.

Chris Clor - Director of Photography

Chris is best known as a renowned international advertising photographer specialising in conceptual, portrait, product, landscape, video and CGI. He has worked as a visual storyteller for over 30 years and has won numerous awards. As a commercial cinematographer he has worked for many major clients such as Ford and Gillette. 

Risks and challenges

The risks with this project are relatively low. The budget is small and we are a group of professionals who have worked together before on more ambitious projects than this. The film will be shot in a day. If the worst happened, we have the expertise to deal with it. For everything else we have insurance. :)

For more information about my work go to...

www.sampeterjackson.com
https://twitter.com/sampeterjackson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Peter_Jackson
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1640225/

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    A digital download of the film and a recipe for an awesome pumpkin and sweet potato soup!

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    A DVD of the finished film, an original piece of Halloween decoration used in the film, signed by the creative team, plus you will be thanked in the credits!

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    A DVD of the finished film plus an executive producer credit on the film and a I will bake you a pumpkin pie! :)

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