Told in 10 minutes and 99% dialogue free, LEFTOVERS is the tale of a man's emotional return from the dead to redeem himself of a terrible guilt. It's a ghost story without the trademark shocks and effects that usually define the genre.
People's stories don't really end when they die. You can forgive but not forget and you carry your actions to the grave. Those that you have hurt carry it with them long after your death. This is what LEFTOVERS is about.
During his funeral, ROY returns from the dead to the shock and horror of the mourning congregation - for reasons unknown.
Silently he leads his estranged wife, ALLISON, and the mourners to the place he and his wife spent their final unhappy moments together.
There, in an effort to redeem himself, Roy reconstructs the last dinner with his wife in a desperate hope to reverse the damage he has inflicted on her their entire married life.
Will she forgive him?
Varun's clear and descriptive writing style instantly draws you in. Stark images leap from the page and into your imagination.
We can't wait to bring this story to life.
We want to tell the story with a distinct style that will make a deep and lasting impression on audiences, so we are determined to be bold and inventive with how we shoot the film.
Meet our composer, MILES HANCOCK.
- BA in Music from the University of Nottingham, MA in Music from Oxford Brookes University
- Worked as an assistant to Ivor Novello nominated film composer Ilan Eshkeri and multi grammy award-winning score producer Steve Mclauglin.
- Recent credits include: The Bounty (Directed by Daniel Albury) and Puppy Dog Tails (Directed by James Atkins).
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We are determined to make 'Leftovers' and take it as far as any short film can travel. With an inspired, passionate, hungry and talented team giving all their energy to the project we have everything we need to make this goal a reality - aside from the funding.
Your generosity will ensure that LEFTOVERS grows to its fullest potential. It's an opportunity to support the next generation of burgeoning filmmakers, be part of this creative process, and to help make what we believe will be a powerful film.
With your kind donations we will be able to get our excited hands on the necessary equipment, confirm the perfect locations and cover all those pesky expenses so that we can focus on making the best film we can to submit to top film festivals, help further the careers of all the passionate people involved and… show our friends and family what we've been dedicating ourselves to tirelessly over the past few months.
Writer/Co-director: Varun Kanish
Varun Kanish is a writer and director passionate about writing stories that can only be told on screen. He received his B.A. from the University of Lincoln, where he studied short film making. Whilst there he also acted in and directed theatre – taking a production to the Edinburgh Fringe 2007. In 2010 he received a Distinction MA Feature Film Screenwriting - Royal Holloway University of London where his feature screenplay 'Duty' was nominated for David Lean Foundation Award. He is a firm believer in trying to find the most innovative way to tell a story, subverting expectations and striving to challenge the form with a deep love for cinema that is evident in his writing. 'Leftovers' is his Directing debut and the first in a evolving slate of shorts and features he is determined to produce in the next two years and beyond….
… when he isn't obsessing over film he can be fun.
Producer: Shatara Michelle Ford
Shatara is a producer, writer and aspiring comedienne dedicated to making innovative, thought provoking stories about or by communities not normally depicted on screen. She received her B.A. from Pitzer College, where she studied the politics and sociology of race and gender in popular culture. Having written screenplays from an early age and coming from a family of cinephiles, Shatara moved to London to further develop her filmmaking skills. In 2010 she received an MA in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London and now works in production.
Co-director: Tom Wootton
Tom Wootton has recently finished working on Tim Burton’s new stop-motion, film Frankenweenie as an Assistant Cameraperson. Having been shacked up in a studio for just over a year Tom’s now focused on projects that he can get his teeth into creatively. Having come from a technical and camera background - Tom is exited by the challenges of Directing his first fiction short after his great experiences in corporate video, TV and big budget feature films.
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS
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Other Ways you Can Help
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Thanks very much for your time, consideration, and support.
The LEFTOVERS team
First off, with Kickstarter being a US-based site, they currently only work in US dollars. Which for us, once converted into GBP, we are actually asking for something closer to £4,500.
If we don't reach our goal of $7,500 - by Thursday, July 12, we don't receive any of the pledges. Your credit or debit card will not be charged. You will also have to see Varun's sad-face (which no one should see)!
Exactly. The budget covers the essentials and nothing more. No salaries, no excess. This covers:
TRANSPORTATION for crew and main cast
FOOD to keep us all alive and functioning
HIRING of filming equipment, props and locations
ADDITIONAL PROPS such as flowers and a rented hearse for Roy's funeral.
COSTUMES AND MAKEUP SUPPLIES - So we can bring back Allison's bruised face and Roy's lifeless body from the dead.
SPECIAL EFFECTS AND SOUND - So we can effectively enhance this nearly dialogue free film.
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