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A feature-length documentary that takes you on a journey with Stephen Wiltshire. One of the most extraordinary artists of modern time.
114 backers pledged £35,777 to help bring this project to life.

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Who is Stephen Wiltshire? 

Stephen was born in London, United Kingdom to West Indian parents on 24th April, 1974. As a child he was mute, and did not relate to other people. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and lived entirely in his own world. At the age of five, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London, where it was noticed that the only pastime he enjoyed was drawing. It soon became apparent he communicated with the world through the language of drawing; first animals, then London buses, and finally buildings. These drawings show a masterful perspective, a whimsical line, and reveal a natural innate artistry.The instructors at Queensmill School encouraged him to speak by temporarily taking away his art supplies so that he would be forced to ask for them. Stephen responded by making sounds and eventually uttered his first word - "paper." He learned to speak fully at the age of nine. His early illustrations depicted animals and cars; he is still extremely interested in American cars and is said to have an encyclopedic knowledge of them. When he was about seven, Stephen became fascinated with sketching landmark London buildings. He sold his first work at a young age of eight.

Over a period of time, his savant abilities developed and he became an accomplished architectural artist whose work has gained great worldwide popularity. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly.

Words from the director about the film. 

My name is Sergey and I’m a London based independent film maker with over 15 years of experience in the film and video production field. In 2015 I started working on an observational documentary about the extraordinarily gifted artist, Stephen Wiltshire. I was very fortunate to meet Stephen and was trusted to follow him around and capture moments of his life over the past 3 years. Stephen is well known for drawing large city landscape panoramas entirely from memory, following a short 20 minute helicopter ride viewing a city. At the age of 3 he was diagnosed with autism but this hasn't stopped him from doing what he loves most and achieving great recognition. This film will take you on a journey with Stephen and let you experience what it takes to be an artist of such scale. It will also let you in to his own sketch book world that has never been shown publicly before. It is an exploration into Stephen’s interests, challenges and preferences in life, the people surrounding and supporting him, places he visits, his personality and of course his amazing work. Not long ago I was very lucky to come across the amazing music composer Hainbach, whose work resonates so much with my approach and visual style for this film of telling the story primarily through the viewers feelings and experiences rather than through the traditional narrative documentary story telling way. I am very pleased to have his work already in the trailer and very excited for him to be on board with us for producing an original sound track for the film. I really hope that through this cinematic experience that we are creating together with your help here you get to know Stephen better and be inspired to follow your dreams and remain benevolent no matter what achievements or challenges life brings you.


Behind the scenes while making the film.

Finishing touches to the Houston panorama.
Finishing touches to the Houston panorama.
Stephen on the morning news.
Stephen on the morning news.
Observing Mexico City.
Observing Mexico City.
Mexico City helicopter ride.
Mexico City helicopter ride.
Filming in progress.
Filming in progress.
Artistry in progress.
Artistry in progress.
Security in place.
Security in place.
Setting up for the TV interview.
Setting up for the TV interview.
Tea break.
Tea break.
Finishing touches to the Mexico City panorama.
Finishing touches to the Mexico City panorama.
Shooting in London.
Shooting in London.
Shooting in Barbican, London.
Shooting in Barbican, London.
 

Rewards.

We have a great selection of rewards to chose from; The film official poster, postcards, Limited Edition t-shirts, hand signed prints in a variety of sizes, Limited Edition prints and amazing original art works. In addition we have invitations to the premiere screening and regular updates about the film progression. One of the three top rewards will give you the opportunity to commission Stephen to create a custom drawing for your home. Our other top award includes four archived books that aren't available to purchase anymore, Stephen will sketch an image of your choice on the inside cover of each book.

As part of one of the top three rewards. Four archived books that aren't available to purchase anymore, Stephen will sketch an image of your choice on the inside cover of each book.
As part of one of the top three rewards. Four archived books that aren't available to purchase anymore, Stephen will sketch an image of your choice on the inside cover of each book.


The most unique and special prize is to own one of Stephens private sketch books, this is filled with pages of drawings, ideas and notes and is a one off, once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a treasure! 

Over 50 pages of Stephens unseen sketches could be yours to keep!
Over 50 pages of Stephens unseen sketches could be yours to keep!

If prints or originals are listed in your Reward please make your selection from Stephen Wiltshire Gallery page: https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/gallery.aspx and let us know about your choice so we can reserve that work for you. Please feel free to contact Project Creator if you have any questions.

Direct links to A5 size originals that are currently available:
https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8389 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8394
https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8417

https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8418
https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8419

Direct links to A4 size originals that are currently available:
https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8381 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8364 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8361 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8202 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8141 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8024 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8022 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=7806 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=7299 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=5945 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8398 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8397 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8396

Direct links to A3 size originals that are currently available:
https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8273 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8153 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8107 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8108 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=8110 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=6876 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=6487 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=6248 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=5996 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=6481 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=4094 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=3624 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=3031 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=2483 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=2476 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=2324 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=6473 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=3036 https://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/art_gallery.aspx?Id=3359

Brooklyn Bridge Limited Edition print. Only 50 copies will be produced especially only for this campaign. Sketching of this image will be featured in the film.
Brooklyn Bridge Limited Edition print. Only 50 copies will be produced especially only for this campaign. Sketching of this image will be featured in the film.
 
The official film poster.
The official film poster.

Look at these amazing t-shirts, arent they cool? All the images are the actual scans from Stephen sketch books. If you have a Limited Edition t-shirt listed in your award please just make your choice and let us know the size you need.

T-shirt 0011
T-shirt 0011
T-shirt 0012
T-shirt 0012
T-shirt 0013
T-shirt 0013
T-shirt 0014
T-shirt 0014
T-shirt 0015
T-shirt 0015

We must reach our minimum goal in order to receive any of the pledges, this means that your credit card will not be charged for the amount you specify unless we receive all of the £25,000 or more in funding needed by the 8th of August 2018. When you make a pledge, you have the option of selecting a reward that is equal to, or less than the amount you're donating...or none at all.  For instance, if you make a £150 donation, you can choose any ONE reward that falls within the £10-£150 category.  If the project successful, all rewards will be delivered by the end of October 2018. The link to the finished film will however only be available following the London premier and festival screenings.  

90% of the film has been shot over the course of the last 3 years and it is currently in the early stages of editing. It has been independently funded up to this point. In order to take it further and have it completed by the end of February 2019 we need your support.

Please pledge whatever you can and be a part of this journey with us.
Thank you for your kind contribution!

Allocation of funds.

Filming: 5-10%
Editing / Colour grading: 40-50%
Soundtrack / Sound design: 20-30%
Festival & Screening fees / Promotion & Distribution: 10-30%

Risks and challenges

All creative projects, especially documentaries, contain an element of uncertainty. Fortunately for us, the film is already 90% shot, which means that the risk of not completing this project is extremely low. In addition to that, Kickstarter uses an all-or-nothing funding model which means if unsuccessful – all contributors will get their money back. Only then, may we face some challenges with completing the film by the set deadline. The production will be a lot easier to accelerate in completing the film because of your much appreciated support.
Also, we will do our absolute best to deliver your rewards on time in accordance with the dates that we list on our Kickstarter page.
In addition, Stephen's own gallery that is based in Central London, UK opened its doors in 2006 welcoming visitors from all around the world. His website at www.StephenWiltshire.co.uk has been delivering orders worldwide since 2001 and has shipped over 75,000 items to his fans. This will ensure that rewards will be fulfilled seamlessly via a well established business.

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    + An A3 size official film poster signed by Stephen.
    + A link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + One Limited Edition t-shirt.
    + An A4 size print of your choice and one of the Stephen Wiltshire postcards.

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    + An A3 size official film poster signed by Stephen.
    + A link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + Two Limited Edition t-shirts.
    + An A3 size print of your choice, signed by the artist and three Stephen Wiltshire postcards.

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    + An A3 size official film poster signed by Stephen.
    + A link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + Two Limited Edition t-shirts.
    + Brooklyn Bridge A3 size Limited Edition and A3 size print of your choice, signed by the artist. Five Stephen Wiltshire postcards.
    + Invitation and two free tickets to the London Premier. Venue TBC (travel and accommodation not included).
    + SEE YOUR NAME ON THE BIG SCREEN! Your name will appear on the film's final credits for all to see.

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    Thank you and for supporting the film. You will be the first to know about the progress of the film, its related public events, campaigns, appearances, screenings and exclusive invitations. You will receive a streaming link for the film following the London premiere show and film festival screenings.
    + An A3 size official film poster signed by Stephen.
    + A link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + Two Limited Edition T-shirts.
    + Brooklyn Bridge A3 size Limited Edition and A3 size print of your choice, signed by the artist. Five Stephen Wiltshire postcards.
    + Invitation and two free tickets to the London Premier. Venue TBC (travel and accommodation not included).
    + SEE YOUR NAME ON THE BIG SCREEN! Your name will appear on the film's final credits for all to see.
    + Own an A5 original work of your choice.

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    Thank you and for supporting the film. You will be the first to know about the progress of the film, its related public events, campaigns, appearances, screenings and exclusive invitations. You will receive a streaming link for the film following the London premiere show and film festival screenings.
    + Film poster, signed.
    + A link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + Three Limited Edition t-shirts.
    + Brooklyn Bridge A3 size Limited Edition and A3 size print of your choice, signed by the artist. Five Stephen Wiltshire postcards.
    + Invitation and two free tickets to the London Premier. Venue TBC (travel and accommodation not included).
    + SEE YOUR NAME ON THE BIG SCREEN! You will appear in the film's final credits for all to see.
    + Own an A4 original work of your choice (first comes first served from the available choices).

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    Reward number 4

    Thank you for supporting the film. You will be the first to know about the progress of the film, its related public events, campaigns, appearances, screenings and exclusive invitations. You will receive a streaming link for the film following the London premiere show and film festival screenings.
    + Film poster signed.
    + A link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + Four Limited Edition t-shirts.
    + Brooklyn Bridge A3 size Limited Edition and A3 size print of your choice, signed by the artist. Five Stephen Wiltshire postcards.
    + Invitation and two free tickets to the London Premier Venue TBC (travel and accommodation not included).
    + SEE YOUR NAME ON THE BIG SCREEN! You will appear in the film's final credits for all to see.
    + Own an A3 original work of your choice (first comes first served from the available choices).
    + Invitation for lunch in London with the director, producer and Stephen. A unique opportunity to chat about the film and hear stories about the making of "Billions of Windows".

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    Reward number 3

    Thank you for supporting the film. You will be the first to know about the progress of the film, its related public events, campaigns, appearances, screenings and exclusive invitations. You will receive a streaming link for the film following the London premiere show and film festival screenings.
    + Film poster signed.
    + A link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + Four Limited Edition t-shirts.
    + Brooklyn Bridge A3 size Limited Edition and A3 size print of your choice, signed by the artist. Five Stephen Wiltshire postcards.
    + Invitation and four free tickets to London Premier Venue TBC (travel and accommodation not included).
    + SEE YOUR NAME ON THE BIG SCREEN! AS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER.
    + Invitation for lunch in London with the director, producer and Stephen. A unique opportunity to chat about the film and hear stories about the making of "Billions of Windows".
    + Have an A3 size original work of your choice produced especially for you by Stephen, this work will also be featured in the film.

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    Reward number 2

    Thank you and for supporting the film. You will be the first to know about the progress of the film its related public events, campaigns, appearances, screenings and exclusive invitations. You will receive streaming link for the film after London premiere show and film festivals screenings.
    + Film poster signed.
    + Link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + Four Limited Edition t-shirts.
    + Brooklyn Bridge A3 size Limited Edition and A3 size print of your choice, signed. Five Stephen Wiltshire postcards.
    + Invitation and four free tickets to London Premier. Venue TBC (travel and accommodation not included).
    + SEE YOUR NAME ON THE BIG SCREEN! AS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER.
    + Invitation for lunch in London with the director, producer and Stephen. A unique opportunity to chat about the film and hear stories about the making of "Billions of Windows".
    + Four archived books that aren't available to purchase, Stephen will sketch an image of your choice on the inside cover.
    + Plus an A5 original of your choice (first comes first served from the available choices).

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    Reward 1

    Thank you and for supporting the film. You will be the first to know about the progress of the film its related public events, campaigns, appearances, screenings and exclusive invitations. You will receive a streaming link for the film after London premiere show and film festivals screenings.
    + Film poster signed.
    + Link to additional 20 minutes unseen footage.
    + Four Limited Edition t-shirts.
    + Brooklyn Bridge A3 size Limited Edition and A3 size print of your choice, signed by the artist. Five Stephen Wiltshire postcards.
    + Invitation and four free tickets to London Premier. Venue TBC (travel and accommodation not included).
    + SEE YOUR NAME ON THE BIG SCREEN! AS ASSOCIATE PRODUCER.
    + Invitation for lunch in London with the director, producer and Stephen. A unique opportunity to chat about the film and hear stories about the making of "Billions of Windows".
    + Own one of Stephens private sketch books, this is filled with pages of drawings, ideas and notes and is a one off, once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a treasure!
    + Plus an A4 original of your choice (first comes first served from the available choices).

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Funding period

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