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
“For shits and giggles, let’s say evil exists,” says ‘crazy science lady’ Nancy Argyle in the crowdfunder teaser for Among Us, a new psycho horror.[Read more…] about Among Us, a horror that comes face-to-face with evil
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
‘We believe that transphobia and homophobia have no place in the 21st century (it never did!),’ say the team behind the documentary My Way Out.
‘And so we are giving a platform to transvestites, cross-dressers, non-gender people, transexual children and to individuals and associations who are doing an excellent job in favour of the LGBT community, so that they can voice their opinions, their concerns, their hopes and dreams, uncensored and free to tell it like it is.’
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.
Ellie Carter, from Great Torrington, Devon, is the youngest solo pilot in England. She’s 14, and has been flying since she was 9. And from saving up her pocket money to buy flying lessons she’s now sponsored by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic programme. Filmmaker Jake Cauty is aiming to tell her story.
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 feature film project which has been in the planning for over a year, and for which the majority of filming was completed in June, with a spin-off stage show performed in August, is already gaining success abroad.
We’re all looking for our own lighthouse in a way. But in another far more real way the people at Mighty Colour Films are looking to make the film The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Lighthouse Keeper. It’s set in Beer, Devon, and they’re running an Indiegogo crowdfunder.
If you’ve ever shuffled into an all-night supermarket in the wee hours, you’ll be aware of the ghoulies that creep along the aisles. That ripe nightmarish scenario is being mined in The Graveyard Shift, ‘a dark comedy/horror film series set in a supermarket at night’. And you can get involved with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Plus they need more corpses!
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.
Plymouth Arts Centre is looking to bring its cinema alive with the provision of a live satellite link to live performances.
The film Follywood is about a British academic who wanted to prove that the CIA had murdered a Hollywood screenwriter to stop a film from being made. ‘This is not your normal conspiracy documentary,’ says Devon filmmaker Will Westaway, who is behind the film.
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 short film IT Girl -a cynical take on question how connected are we as a community despite constant immersion in communication and media, according to writer Richard Gosling -is in the final days of its crowding funding campaign on KickStarter. Help make the film happen and find out ‘what happens when ‘likes’ are more valuable than anything else’.
Director Simon Lex says the film will help you question your relationship to friends, strangers and your mobile phone. IT Girl is a comedic satire set in the near future, and is ‘a warning of how social networks can foster extremes of anti-social behaviour’.
Here’s the story:
Since Libby McCallister went missing she has become a national icon. Her loyal fan base scours the country in search of her. Libby is the #1 trending story on all social media networks, search engines, and media outlets. Ian, a keen follower of the Libby saga, is about to make the most exciting discovery of his social life.
You may remember writer Richard from his Baby Bird short, which picked up the Best Bursary film at the 2015 Two Short Nights Film Festival in Exeter. Our very own John Tomkins caught up with Richard after his win.
And Simon has worked on The Exam with Chris Jones, who is also part of the IT Girl team.
You can help get the film made and see their IT Girl vision realised by popping over to their KickStarter page and pledging a small modicum of your hard-earned. Pledges start at £5, and rise up to a dizzying £1,000, for all those who want to try their hand at being the next big movie mogul. Rewards range from a heart-felt thank you, to an Executive Producer credit and dinner with cast and crew.
Devon filmmaker Nick Cooke is working on a new film project entitled MulÃ³ a modern ghost story set within a Roma migrant shanty camp on London’s hidden fringes, and they’ve just launched the crowd funder.
You could be having the cinematic time of your life this summer in Plymouth. The Cinema in the City project crowdfunder hopes to take off just Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing, which is, just one of the films they hope to be screening in and around the city.
Until The Day Breaks, a Bristol-based sci-fi buddy movie, is in need of your kick-starter support, and it’s worth a look.
Think a Canadian The Thing – North Devon sci fi filmmaker Ray Smith of Tidy Eye films has been getting excited about Blood and Snow, a new horror feature that is in the midst of a IndieGoGo crowdfunder.
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
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
Luke Jeffery’s short film Seeing Red aims to recreate the 60s in modern-day Devon -no short order.
Newton Abbot writer/director, Luke Jeffery, has been commissioned to make his film Seeing Red by Exeter Phoenix as part of their Devon Short Film Commission scheme, and is currently auditioning actors and crew.
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.