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Brief Synopsis

Taking place in a parked car over the course of one afternoon, former drug dealer Jimmy (23) confronts his drug dealing childhood best friend Che (22) about the dangerous road she is leading her younger brother down. 

But is this really why Jimmy's here? And why now? 

Friendly reunion soon turns violent intervention with Jimmy and Che at each other`s throats with what is left of their broken friendship hanging in the balance.

Concept art done by Matt Kitt
Concept art done by Matt Kitt

"The inspiration for the film came when a close childhood friend explained the moment and the events surrounding the day his flat was raided by the Police. He was arrested for possession with intent to supply a class B drug. It had been a long time coming… 

I remember he described a deep sinking feeling when he realised how much this singular moment might define his life. In reality my friend is an amalgam of both Jimmy and Che. They represent two different sides to his character and I was fascinated by two things in particular; the idea of deconstructing him, fleshing him out into two different characters and exploring the idiosyncratic nature of friendship.” Louis Chan, Director

The Team

Team Looking cool, Photo by Kobbie Kessie
Team Looking cool, Photo by Kobbie Kessie

Louis Chan - Writer / Director 

Louis has been working as a Director and Editor for the past four years on projects ranging from fashion commercials to online content and short films. Clients include Unilever, Corona, Budweiser, WeTransfer, Rankin, Hunger TV, Coco De Mer, Triumph, Neutrogena and Microsoft. Louis completed directing his first documentary ILIA in 2016 which went on to premiere at the BAFTA recognized Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York. Louis was selected for the professional talent development programme 'BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew' in 2017 for upcoming British filmmaking talent as well as B3 Media`s Talent Lab and Encounters` Widening the Lens 2017. Louis` website: www.louischanfilms.com

Jonathan Caicedo-Galindo - Producer 

A Colombian born and raised in East London, Jonathan’s background is in documentary filmmaking for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky Arts as well as online platforms such as VOD, Random Acts, and ALL4. These projects focused on topics such as urban youth culture, The Mod movement and Northern Soul Culture. Jonathan has also worked on music projects which featured Dappy, Liz Bizu, and Paul Weller amongst others. Since 2012, Jonathan has been curating the youth brand of the East End Film Festival, Cutting East. For Jonathan, STATIONARY is an extension of his previous work and he`s excited to mark his first foray into the medium of drama and fiction.

Samira Oberberg - Director of Photography

Samira is a London based cinematographer. Originally from Germany, she has lived in Iceland and worked across Europe. Her fine short film work has already screened at some of the leading film festivals including Cannes, Edinburgh, Bristol Encounters and Raindance. Samira worked at a kit house and as a camera assistant for several years before studying Cinematography at the prestigious National Film and TV School (NFTS). Samira is a junior member of the BVK, the German Society of Cinematographers. https://samiraoberberg.com/

Alexei Slater - Executive Producer 

Alexei worked at former Beatle George Harrison`s famed production company HandMade Films for over seven years before founding Turn The Slate Productions where he has produced/exec produced seven successful short films that have screened in dozens of film festivals and won many awards. Alexei met Louis at the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew and is advising on the production. http://turntheslateproductions.com/ For all you Godfather fans out there, think of Lex as Consigliere Genco Abbandando of our production team (we would have said Tom Hagen but anyone worth their salt knows Tom “isn’t a wartime consigliere”.) 

CAST

Stationary Workshop day
Stationary Workshop day

Aaron Thomas-Ward - Jimmy

Aaron Thomas-Ward
Aaron Thomas-Ward

Aaron Thomas Ward is a rising star with credits including “Call The Midwife” on BBC and the features “Accident Man," “Lie Low” and "Nefarious." Horror fans may recognise Aaron from his lead role in Crypt TV’s massively popular short film “The Birch” from 2016. A very natural and adaptable actor, with strong dance, animal movement and fighting styles. His commitment to each role is based on finding the truth in a character and bringing it to life on screen.

Rebekah Murrell - Che

Rebekah Murrell
Rebekah Murrell

Rebekah is an actor, director and facilitator from London, trained with National Youth Theatre, Tricycle Young Company, The Actors Class and ALT. Her work in theatre includes Nine Night (National Theatre); The Host (National Youth Theatre); and Puppy (Vaults Festival). TV includes Roman Mysteries and Myths (BBC); and Being Victor (MTV).

Xavien Russell - Gino 

Xavien Russell
Xavien Russell

Xavien is a confident performer with a lot of character and charm. He has most recently worked with Minnow Films for Channel 4 on new TV series, The Watchman. Xavien appeared as Michael in both series of Channel 4`s Top Boy and also worked with Hartswood Films on BBC comedy Me & Mrs Jones and appeared in the Ill Manors music video for Plan B as well as short film What If… for Vertigo/ BBC/ Film 4 as part of the Cultural Olympiad 2012. Xavien has also worked with acclaimed Director Rankin on his short film Balance for Channel 4′s Random Acts.


We have many costs to cover the film, ranging from paying (and feeding) our cast and crew, to booking locations and equipment, taking appropriate insurance cover and much more. 

Below is a more detailed breakdown of our costs to show exactly where our Kickstarter fees will be going to help make the film happen! 

Budget break down  

Cast cost - £1385.00 - 13%  

We are using our wonderful professional actors (as seen above) and must pay them for their time for rehearsal and the length of the shoot.

Crew Cost - £3519.20 - 32%  

We are working with a professional crew and are making sure everyone receives a fee for their individual contribution; every film is a true team effort.

Equipment - £2360.00 - 22%  

We intend to provide our DoP Samira with the cameras, lenses and equipment that she needs to help bring Louis' vision to life and...kit ain't cheap.

Location cost - £340.00 - 4%  

Having thoroughly scouted various locations, the team needs to lock down filming permits, pay for access to the desired locations as well as reserving parking spaces for the main car we will film in...for the shoot to happen.

Art Department - £100.00 - 1%  

We need to provide some props though they should be able to be sourced relatively inexpensively..we hope!

Catering - £364.00 - 3%  

As on every shoot, we must make sure that the cast and crew are fed, hydrated, caffeinated and energised to perform to the best of their abilities.

Post Production - £1090.00 - 10%  

Once filming is completed, we will be working firstly with our terrific offline editor and then our sound mixers and colorists to bring the film to its best possible state for exhibition.

Insurance - £400.00 - 4%  

We must take the appropriate insurances out for the duration of the film in case of any mishaps to make sure everyone (and everything) is safely protected!

Marketing & Festivals - £1100.00 - 11%

Once the film is finally completed, we intend to submit it to a good number of festivals in the UK and internationally so it can be seen by people far and wide...fingers crossed!

Budget Break down
Budget Break down

Exciting Partnership!

Turn The Slate Productions

Turn The Slate production "82" (2011), starring Nick Moran.
Turn The Slate production "82" (2011), starring Nick Moran.

Turn The Slate bring well over a decade's experience of working in the film industry, having spent many years working at George Harrison`s HandMade Films, the company behind classic British films like ‘The Life Of Brian’ and ‘Withnail & I’. In 2011, Turn The Slate produced their first short film ‘82’ which starred ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ star Nick Moran. 82 went on to win 15 separate awards at international film festivals and screen at over 50 film festivals in total including London Short Film Festival, Dresden, Florida and Raindance. 

Since then, Turn The Slate have gone on to produce numerous shorts that have screened in dozens of films festivals and worked with a number of wonderful actors including Olivia Poulet and Nicholas Pinnock on ‘Candice’, Tracy Ann Oberman and Kevin Eldon on ‘Call Me Alvy’ and Janie Dee on ‘The Driving Seat’. 

Founder Alexei has been selected for the BAFTA Crew x BFI Network for the second successive year – alongside Louis, Jonathan and Samira!

FAQs

What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?

If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!

What are the rewards you mentioned?

This isn't a one way street! If you pledge at certain levels, you can claim some wonderful swag! Check out the right of the page to see some of the goodies we have to give out.

Who does the money go to?

Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly into the movie budget - i.e. your money goes directly to the funding of this film.

I'm not in the UK. Can I still pledge to the project?

Yes! You can pledge from anywhere. If you can't support us financially, please do share the Kickstarter around and follow us on soical media too!

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges lie at the very core of filmmaking. With a project this ambitious they are ramped up even more so. That's why we've surrounded ourselves with incredibly talented and hardworking people. What we're asking our team to pull off is incredible, but they're an incredible bunch! We have purposefully kept our production contained (within the car!) so we can really focus on what is important for us: performance!

We'll be putting in a lot of our own sweat equity to cut down on costs. This means we might take a bit longer to create the pieces than usual. Having said that, the more you pledge, the faster we'll be able to complete the film and the better it will be!

When the campaign is over, we will keep you up to date with the production, post production and delivery of 'Stationary' and all Kickstarter reward tiers to make sure that you are fully in the loop. If you want to ask us a question, do email stationaryshortfilm@gmail.com at any point and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Any problems, delays and hurdles successfully managed, as well as all cool things that happen along the way, will be included on our wonderful company facebook page, instagram and twitter. Give us a shout! :)

https://www.facebook.com/FreshLookFilms/
https://www.instagram.com/stationaryshortfilm/
https://twitter.com/freshlookfilms

For any further information, check out our website!

www.stationaryfilm.com

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