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Two couples in one dark comedy. The well-received stage play now becomes available for everyone!
Two couples in one dark comedy. The well-received stage play now becomes available for everyone!
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Cheating: A Dark Comedy Short Film (Make 100)

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The successful stage play now as short film

Cheating was performed as a stage play at a London theater early 2018 and received great reviews. The audience loved it and thought it was funny, brave and challenging. This was the moment when Viktor and Harry decided to take the story from the stage to a big screen in form of a short film.

Viktor Leandersson is the producer of Cheating and has years of versatile working experience in theater productions and television, as well as tech industry. He's been directing, writing screenplays and watching more films than are possible in a lifetime.  Well, he just loves storytelling.

And so does Harry ter Haar. He wrote Cheating, both in its current short film format and the original stage play. He's been writing and directing short format stories in film and theater for over 10 years. Them combined, we have a dream team! They are ready to shoot this film late January 2019. We just need a little bit of crowd-help!

 Late at night after a boozy dinner, two couples get into a heated discussion over what ‘cheating’ actually means to each one of them. To their horror, they discover that all have a different understanding of the word. 

This dark comedy short film puts four strong characters in one room to bounce the heated discussion of what cheating is about. This is portrayed in a funny, yet challenging way, so the audience gets both a laugh and food for thought... 

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We can proudly present a team of glorious and experienced people behind this production. They will be the true heroes who will make this film a reality. The project is well structured with a solid, well proven working method that is used in the whole film industry. This allows our team to grow, inspire and empower their and others creative thinking. With this crew, the film cannot fail.

A big thank you to the team!

  •  Do you have equipment? Yes, it is booked and ready. We are pulling some strings, so we won't need to use 99% of our budget for it.
  •  Who is in the cast? We are still keeping it a secret, but we can promise you that you won't be disappointed.
  •  How many locations will you be using? Only one! This makes it easier for us to focus on the important things - a really good film.
  •  How many days will you be filming? Three.
  •  Will people get paid? Sadly not (although we would have loved that). The whole budget will go into covering food, transportation and location hire.
  •  Where can I see this film? The film hasn't been produced yet and that is why we need YOUR help. If we raise all the money, we'll shoot Cheating and then show it mainly at film festivals around the world. If you want to see it, make sure to pledge for a digital copy package.
  •  Will I be able to see this project somewhere if I do not pledge for a digital copy? Yes, but you will have to find a film festival, where Cheating is shown, and buy the ticket on your own. Safest way to get a copy of the film is to pledge AND go to the festival. That way YOU make sure the film gets into production, and YOU get to see it on the big screen.

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Email the producer on viktor.leandersson@metfilmschool.ac.uk 

Risks and challenges

With secured equipment, no salaries to pay and a story playing out in only one location this project is ranked as a low-risk project. Even so, there are always risks with every project.

The biggest challenge will be keeping to a tight production schedule. The hard work will be on set making sure we get our days, and that all the moving pieces come together in the right way.

Distribution is always a challenge for low-budget productions, but by using our network of people we are sure that festivals, and even TV, are ways for us to show this film. We already have a list of small festivals around the world that's welcoming low-budget short films with open arms.

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    Unlimited digital love

    A personal thank-you shout out on Instagram/Facebook saying how great you are!

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    Digital love grande

    Viktor & Harry will email you an exclusive Thank-you VIDEO telling you how AMAZING you are!

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    Early Bird (first 5 days special)

    Get the full film for only £15 instead of £25 (only the first 5 days). It's just a bargain! Good to be fast sometimes...

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    The Watcher

    Get your very own password-protected digital copy of the film and watch it as many times as you like. Stop, pause, make popcorn, continue. It's all yours!

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    Director-signed script

    See your name in the film AND get a signed script. Take your time to read all the wonderful jokes over and over. And smell that fresh inc from the director's signatures on the front page. Who knows, maybe you'll make a fortune on this in the future!

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    • Director-signed script
    • Credits as "Sponsor"
    • Digital copy of the finished film (2020)
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    Signed film-poster & E-book

    Get one of 30 unique film posters signed by the whole team behind this dream project. We all want to share our love with you!

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    • Crew-signed film poster
    • E-book: "The behind-the-scenes of Cheating"
    • Credits as "Sponsor"
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    Make 100: See behind the scenes!

    The ultimate limited make-100 package. See behind the scenes in our unique physical book "The behind-the-scenes of Cheating". Get a personal secret letter, with content that has not yet been revealed. And get to see the film before everyone else with a pre-release password-protected digital copy of the film. This gives you access to the making of the film only the crew and cast knows!

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    • Exclusive book " The behind-the-scenes of Cheating"
    • SECRET LETTER with content we can't reveal...
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    Get the secrets

    Get to know all the dirty details behind the production. What was the biggest mistake? How did you light the scene? Ask about everything in a 30-minute skype call with both Viktor (producer/co-director) and Harry (writer/co-director).

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    • 30 minute Skype call with both directors
    • E-book: "The behind-the-scenes of Cheating"
    • Credits as "Sponsor"
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    On-set-experience for two

    Exclusive behind the scenes tour for two on our set in London. Get on to the set of the production during one day and see the real action live! This is a unique experience you can not get anywhere else.
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    Available in London 19th - 22nd of January. If this would not fit we will arrange a tour of our next film. You won't be disappointed.

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    • See the real film-set
    • Thank you in credits
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    Creatives lunch

    Get to meet Viktor (producer/co-director) & Harry (writer/co-director) together with the other backers at a private lunch in central London. Ask all weird questions you have. Discuss do's and don'ts in filmmaking. Pitch your next film. The time is yours!

    Includes:
    • Creatives lunch (London)
    • Exclusive book " The behind-the-scenes of Cheating"
    • Director-signed script
    • Digital copy of the finished film (2020)
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    Become Associate Producer (DISCOUNTED)

    Become an associate producer before everyone else becomes an associate producer. Get to ask the real questions first. See the film before the final edit is done and come with your feedback. You are now one in the team, and your input to the film will highly affect the end result. Welcome onboard captain!

    Includes:
    • See the first cut of the film (and give your feedback)
    • Pre-release digital copy of the finished film (2019)
    • 30 minute Skype call with both directors
    • Crew-signed film poster
    • Exclusive book " The behind-the-scenes of Cheating"
    • Director-signed script
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    Be one of 5

    Become an associate producer. Get to ask the real questions. See the film before the final edit is done and come with your feedback. You are now one in the team, and your input to the film will highly affect the end result. Welcome onboard captain!

    Includes:
    • See the first cut of the film (and give your feedback)
    • Pre-release digital copy of the finished film (2019)
    • 30 minute Skype call with both directors
    • Crew-signed film poster
    • Exclusive book " The behind-the-scenes of Cheating"
    • Director-signed script
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    Dinner with the directors (+1)

    Directors dinner in London! Get to know the two directors behind the film personally. You and your friend of choice get the time and the wine to ask the difficult questions. Great combination of wine and food is promised in the London Area. Share this unique opportunity with one friend.

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    Be ONE

    Get it all, as well as an exclusive dinner for four together with the cast of the film. This will be a luxury dinner cooked and served by the directors themselves. The food and drinks will be designed around the guests. A great night is promised. And don't forget - you will receive many other perks x 4. Cause we believe in sharing with friends.

    Includes:
    • Executive producer credit
    • Digital copy of the finished film (2020)
    • Dinner with cast for four guests
    • 5 second special thank you credit
    • Exclusive book " The behind-the-scenes of Cheating"
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Funding period

- (30 days)