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A comic short film. An adventure story about grief like you've never seen before.
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Actor and writer Adam Byron and director Matt Peover are seeking funding to make their new short film, Widdershins.

Widdershins - like a broken ghost train crashing through the wilderness of the Hampshire countryside!

Widdershins is a surreal comedy about a man called Kim set in a 1940s-inflected England. After the death of his mother, Kim is sent on an absurd journey to find an Uncle he's never heard of and discover the significance of the word 'widdershins'. 

Along the way he encounters suicidal gardeners, strange children and invisible beasts.

Why can't Kim remember the Christmas he spent with Cousin Wally?

When will the maid stop shouting at him?

And why is the gardener burying the corned beef?

'A fellow could easily got lost around here'

After the success of their last short Pick Your Own Watch here for free! which won best Debut at the Discover.Film Awards in London Byron and Peover are looking to make a more ambitious film with its own unique style. This is an opportunity to support independent film-makers - independent film is a hotbed of artistic freedom and creative expression, creating work that can shock, amaze and make you take a second look at the world around you.

We're passionate about equality in the film industry so will do everything we can to make sure the cast and crew is diverse and and has a 50/50 gender split.

The money raised will complete the budget for the film, allowing us to pay, house and feed the cast and crew, hire locations and fund post production. Based on our past experience we are confident we will have a exceptional movie to show at the end of it. 

We will be entering the film into film festivals before eventually putting it online for free, so everyone can see it. 

Here's some of our early story boarding:

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Risks and challenges

Our budget is at the lower end of the spectrum for such an endeavour, but if we are to shoot this year we need to get into serious pre-production at the start of August and work quickly, so we want to be realistic. We have great experience of managing budgets and getting excellent results. The weather is always an interesting element in UK shoots but shooting at the very start of September will help our chances, and thankfully unlike Pick Your Own we aren't needing idyllic weather for this one (interesting fact: on one day of the two day shoot for Pick Your Own, it rained! You wouldn't know it.) It will be a tight shoot over two days, so planning is key, tight story-boarding, and sourcing locations close together in Hampshire which we have already begun, and housing the cast and crew in the same area. There is always a risk with these projects of post-production delays. We have set a realistic time frame of 9 months and will project manage this closely, working with people we know and planning well in advance to stay on schedule.

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    The Corduroy Trouser.

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    The Undertaker's Squint

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    The Uncle's Hair Piece.

    A £100 pledge will get you all of the above PLUS a very special personalised video message from both Adam and Matt and a bloopers out-takes video from the shoot

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    An invite to our cast and crew screening
    A private screener link (April 2020)
    Your name as a supporter in the credits of the film
    A personalised video message from Adam and Matt (July 2019)
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    The Cousin's Firm Grip

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    A social media thank you
    An invite to our cast and crew screening
    A private screener link (April 2020)
    Your name as a supporter in the credits of the film
    A personalised video thank you message from Adam and Matt (July 2019)
    A bloopers out-takes video from the shoot (October 2019)
    A personalised on-set thank you video from cast and crew (September 2019)
    And a shooting script signed by cast and crew (September 2019)

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    The Feathered Hat

    A £1000 pledge will get you all of the above PLUS an associate producer credit, a rough cut of the film so you can watch it develop and share your thoughts with us.

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    A social media thank you
    An invite to our cast and crew screening
    A private screener link (April 2020)
    A personalised video thank you message from Adam and Matt (July 2019)
    A bloopers out-takes video from the shoot (October 2019)
    A personalised on-set thank you video from cast and crew (September 2019)
    A shooting script signed by cast and crew (September 2019)
    An associate producer credit
    A rough cut of the film so you can watch it develop and share your thoughts with us (November 2019)

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