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This is your chance to be part of an exciting new musical feature film and to prove that British filmmaking is so much more than horror movies and gangster flicks.
'Art Is...' an exciting new musical feature film, starring Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later, Rise of the Footsoldier, The Basement), Paul McGann (Withnail & I, Doctor Who), Gary Kemp (The Krays, The Bodyguard) and Will Bliss (Godard & Others, Misfits). The film features ten all-new beautiful songs written by Doug Berwick, a stunning ballet choreographed by Elisabetta d'Aloia and paintings by acclaimed contemporary artist Sharon Drew (http://www.saatchionline.com/profile/36252).
This magical, contemplative and funny film is written and directed by Barry Bliss and tells the story of Lulu, a young artist preparing for her first solo exhibition.
We started filming in December 2011 and finished production on 'Art Is...' six months later, juggling actors, locations and finances along the way. So far the film has been independently financed by the director but we still have major post-production work ahead of us in order to complete the film in time for festival submissions in Autumn 2012. This is where we need you!
If you think the majority of cinema's becoming too mainstream or no longer challenges you, if you love musicals or fine art, or you support independent British cinema, please join us and help spread the word on this unique project. We're hoping to raise $8,000 (£5,150) to complete 'Art Is...' and we'd love you to join us on this journey!
Making a feature film isn't just about the shoot, there's a huge amount of work to be done during post-production including editing, grading, sound design, music production on the songs and entering film festivals. It's taken a year to get get to this point on 'Art Is...', and now that we're at the end of filming and with so much beautiful stuff in the can, it would be a huge shame not to complete our film.
Films like 'Art Is...' don't often get made in Britain because our industry's struggling and people don't believe there's an audience for them - we believe this isn't the case. We think 'Art Is...' is beautiful, delicate and challenging. All we need now is your help to make it a reality!
What We Need & What You Get
We have spent roughly £12,000 ($19,000) on 'Art Is...' so far but we need a little more help in order to make the film look and sound polished. If we aren't able to raise the total amount, all funds will go towards post-production and we'll look into other areas for funding.
Every contribution helps and every contributor who invests $25 (£15) or more will receive a copy of the completed film so that you can see how your contribution was put to use. We also have some unique perks available including signed merchandise and a CD of the original soundtrack. Higher levels of contribution include invitations to the premiere, bespoke props from the film, IMDB production credits and an original artwork by Sharon Drew.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you like the look of 'Art Is...' and want to help us spread the word, please tell your friends or anyone you think might be interested in making the film happen. We need your help!
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AND ONCE AGAIN, THANKYOU SO MUCH. WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO FINISHING THE FILM!