A local partnership needs a hand with creating sets for a film based on a yarn by bestselling writer Michael Marshall Smith.
The Intrepid Arts group, led by Media Innovation Award winners Pangaea and Pinewood sfx coordinator Les Street, will be making When God Lived in Kentish Town over the summer, but only if they can find materials to build the set.
Karl Lear, director of Pangaea, told D+CFilm: “We wanted to make a film with a difference. We decided from the outset that we should try and do the film for free – from specialists and industry professionals who have donated their time and expertise to the project.
“The actors are being lined-up at the moment, with MyAnna Buring [The Descent] and Robert Plant set to appear, but one of our biggest challenges is getting the materials to build the sets. We have set designers on stand-by but we need timber, nails and paint before we can started.
“We also need set-builders, perhaps trainee chippies or set-design students, to work under supervision as well as a set designer or art director of some quality.”
Three sets are needed are needed for the flick – a chip shop, Chinese takeaway and ‘God’s’ own shop, apparently an electrical retail store. The film explores the relationship between consumerism and spirituality – one of the reasons behind Intrepid Art’s decision to make it at no cost.
Karl continued: “We are absolutely thrilled to be making this film – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be given a story like this.
“It’s attracted a lot of attention in the film world because of its origins and we want to stay true to our aim of producing a film for free, working on a project for the right reasons because they can express some creative freedom away from the normal financial constraints.
“It’s a completely unique project that has great potential so we’d be very grateful to hear from anyone who thinks they may be able to help.”
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