The Knockout is a kickboxing feature film being shot in Devon. As well as a gritty, emotional drama, the movie aims to promote women in film, and push the South West as a filmmaking venue. To that end it’s looking to raise £30k in a crowdfunding campaign.[Read more…] about The Knockout: South West feature crowdfunding campaign kicks on
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The films of the fantastic Oddbodies dwell in a weird and slightly scary crepuscular (that dimsy, to you) world, so our hairs stood on end to hear that they’re in the midst of a new project. And you can imagine where our hairs were when we also heard that you can join in with the film through its crowdfunding project.
The film is called A Penny For Them, a darkly comic and slightly twisted tale of greed, fear, Vikings and taxes [Read more…] about A Penny For Them! Oddbodies crowdfunding for dark tale of greed, fear, Vikings and taxes
Crowdfunding is becoming the new norm for filmmakers wanting to realise new projects. With over 500 active crowdfunding platforms it is no wonder more filmmakers than ever are turning to the Internet and social media to ‘pre-sell’ their projects rather than following traditional routes.
Award-winning, Devon-based filmmaker Tom Austin aims to raise £2500 to make his next short film Host Familie through crowdfunding platform crowdfunder.
An independent filmmaking collective, South of Devon Films, is looking to put their take of Cornish folklore on film, and they need your help.[Read more…] about South of Devon Films take on Cornish folklore with crowdfunder
The adventure that is The Smugglers of Mousehole continued right up to the premiere. And the family film is set to keep on with that adventure if the reception is anything to go by.[Read more…] about Admiration and praise greets The Smugglers of Mousehole
Intelligent Life is a film about hope, scepticism and growing up in a Somerset town. We caught up with director Paddy Earle to ask what attracted him to looking for extra terrestrials in the South West[Read more…] about Intelligent Life: dealing with life’s biggest threat – ‘growing up’
For the ‘palpitating, edge-of-your-seat suspense’ thriller setting of Curiosity in Welcome to Curiosity, read Cornwall. Which could be why the film is getting a special premiere at The Plaza Cinema, Truro.
The Watermark -the main community and entertainment hub for Ivybridge (which is the largest town in the South Hams) -is looking to upgrade and improve its cinema offer, and has launched a crowdfunder for people to show support.
The Hardest Fight is Owain Astles’ film about ‘a young boxer struggling against depression in the lead up to their first fight’. To help get the short made, the filmmakers are looking to crowdfund some extra finance.
Film aficionado Ashley Thorpe has been ploughing his distinct filmmaking furrow more years than you can shake a spectral fist at. And his style, tenacity and downright hard-work (plus talent obs) has been paying hard-won dividends. He’ll be sharing his rich experience -plus some new news about his Borley Rectory film -with filmmakers and film fans during the English Riviera Film Festival. Not an event to miss.
The sea -mysterious, dangerous and alluring -it’s the ambitious setting for a new short All That Remains that tells the story of a lone mariner struggling to escape his past. It’s crowdfuding at the moment.
A groundbreaking documentary revealing the complex and painful struggles faced by LGBTQ faith leaders has earned its director Amanda Bluglass a major accolade.
You’ve just returned from the cinema and what an experience: the music, the action, the story, the special effects and those edge-of-your-seat moments! If you’re an independent filmmaker or film fan you might dream one day of making such a film. So you’ve decided to make to make a feature film, not only that, but fund it independently, gather a wonderful team and five hundred supporters from around the world. Simon Cox, director of sci-fi feature film Kaleidoscope Man, has done just that. I was intrigued to find out more , so I caught up with him.
It’s a sunny day, which is just as well as writer/director Luke Jeffery is scouting a location for a summer fete after our conversation. Although you wouldn’t put it past Luke to somehow conjure up a snowstorm as a backdrop for summer activities. Judging by his films, he has a rather side-long view of the world.
An exciting new short film, Hell’s Bells, made by Exeter-based film and theatre company Wandering Tiger, will be shot in Devon this summer after winning the backing of Creative England and the British Film Institute through their iShorts scheme for emerging filmmakers.
Film, fantasy, & sci fi convention ‘Excalibur’ is coming to Torquay in March to fundraise for an amazing opportunity for local actors. Mordred is a new Arthurian drama feature film and stage show announced, being made, and performed, in Devon & Cornwall.
Legends -that’s the bona fide type, not what you call your buddy for a half-decent punchline -can be a bit daunting to freshen up. But a new production of the Arthurian legend through the eyes of Mordred promises a unique vision of the story, and is giving you the chance to share in its creation through it crowdfunder.
The South Devon Players are preparing to release their Les Miserables film series on the internet, and are looking for crew to take part in this ambitions project.
The final push is on to finish shooting on the animated horror Borley Rectory, starring Reece Shearsmith. And a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo has been set up for people to help towards the film’s completion.
Borley Rectory is written and directed by Ashley Thorpe, who amongst other things has made Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands -three award-winning animated shorts inspired by neglected aspects of British legend. [Read more…] about Help the Borley Rectory team finish shooting their spooking new animated film starring Reece Shearsmith
You can help turn Hollywood dreams into a nightmare. The short film Help! I’m Trapped in a Movie is looking for some crowdfunding to help turn Hollywood dreams into a waking nightmare -that’s the premise of the short -which we reckon will ironically fuel the filmmakers’ own Hollywood dreams!
Now’s your chance to turn your movie producer dreams into reality by donating to the crowdfunder campaign for the documentary The Life of Brians from some very accomplished filmmakers.
The Two Short Nights Film Festival at the Exeter Phoenix is always a welcome relief to light up the season’s evenings. It’s got enough creative juice to leave you lubricated for the rest of the year!
With indie horror supremo Ashley Thorpe on the panel of the Considering Crowdfunding event at the Two Short Nights film festival in Exeter, we thought we’d have a quick catch-up with his Borley Rectory film.