FOREVER YOURS is the next short film from the partnership of new young director Bruno Collins and writer Craig Daniel Adams who are creating work under the umbrella of GIANT JACK PRODUCTIONS.
Marred by the emotional scars of his previous relationship, a lonely receptionist tries to piece back together his life and move on, but his burgeoning feelings for a charming colleague force him to deal with the demons from his past.
The script for FOREVER YOURS was entered into the international BlueCat Screenplay competition this year to resounding feedback:
An engaging, probing, brutal short film script
You have constructed an emotional, cathartic, coming of age short film script and do a beautiful job illustrating this sad story or someone just trying to move on and be less vulnerable. It’s extremely touching and you appropriately mine it for its emotional depth. You do it justice.
Director Bruno Collins on FOREVER YOURS:
FOREVER YOURS is a beautiful story; tragic, but beautiful. At the core of it is grief and love; how the two connect and how we deal with them and move on or don't. We all have gone, or will go, through this; whether it's a lover, friend, sibling, parent or grandparent. The journey of losing those we love is one that we all will take. It can make us stronger or bring us down, but for any chance to move on we must at some point let go. That doesn't mean forgetting, but allowing ourselves not to be held down by our own sense of loss - something that can be painful. In our story Eric has that journey to travel. He has to allow himself to move on, but he can't let go of the love he has. To say goodbye is the hardest thing to do because it seems so final.
This film is very important to us and we believe it is a story that has to be told.
We had massive success earlier this year with FOUR:Play – the Vignettes. Made with proceeds from the successful crowd-funding campaign via IndieGoGo, FOUR:Play – the Vignettes was given a West End Screening and has had over 3000 views on YouTube to date.
Some intelligently-written, tightly-directed and highly impressive short films. Funded by a crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo and created with care on a shoestring budget, these vignettes are designed to illustrate the style and tone of the feature [NOBODY GETS ME LIKE YOU] and introduce the main characters. If these shorts are any indication of the quality of the final product, it’s an exciting project in terms of modern British cinema, let alone gay-themed movies.
On top of the success of the Vignettes (a prelude to our feature project in development, NOBODY GETS ME LIKE YOU) we have recently self-funded two new short films, KIT and The GENTS, which are currently in post-production. We hope to show you trailers of both throughout the campaign.
KIT, The GENTS and FOREVER YOURS will act as a trio of shorts illustrating our voice and style as filmmakers.
Our aim is to tell stories that whilst having LGBT characters in the leading role; those characters are not defined by their sexualities. We tell stories about individuals, their relationships, families and love, that we believe are thematically universal and accessible to all, with no socio/political agenda.
YOURS is our most ambitious project to date and
this is why we are returning to IndieGoGo to ask for your help to get it made.
We truly believe it shows who we are as filmmakers and storytellers, and have
high hopes for it in the 2014/15 festival circuit. We are also bringing
together the production team we hope to use on NOBODY GETS ME LIKE YOU, so
that FOREVER YOURS will serve as an example of our intended look and
storytelling style to potential future producers/investors.
DIRECTOR – BRUNO COLLINS
Bruno has a BA in 3D Animation and an MA in Film and TV Directing from the University of Hertfordshire.
He had great online success with his first short film THE MORNING AFTER and subsequently with FOUR:PLAY – the Vignettes.
Working with motion graphics and editing, Bruno's main focus is the story that we tell.
We see our lives in stories. They are how we process the world around us and connect with others, and through these stories we convey our own experiences, perspectives and ultimately bond. We are made by our stories and how we tell them.
What I want to communicate to an audience is an experience; an emotional state.
WRITER – CRAIG DANIEL ADAMS
Craig trained as an actor at Arts Educational Schools, London.
FOUR:PLAY- the Vignettes marked Craig’s professional debut as a writer. He has since gone on to write and produce two further shorts, KIT and The GENTS, as well as completing the script for the feature, NOBODY GETS ME LIKE YOU.
Feedback on NOBODY GETS ME LIKE YOU from BlueCat Screenplay competition.
A well written ensemble romantic comedy reminiscent in tone to ‘Love, Actually’ and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral.’
Tones of light drama and rom-com blend very nicely in this story about the complications surrounding an upcoming wedding. The screenplay is well-paced and structured, with a large but not excessive cast of rounded characters that definitely inspire sympathy and affection in the audience. The dialogue is clear, evocative of character, natural and entertaining.
It’s easy to care about your ensemble of cosmopolitan Londoners as they search for love.
CINEMATOGRAPHER – ESTHER VARDY
Esther has worked on BAFTA award winning productions, feature films, entertainment and dramas as an experienced Loader/Focus puller, as well as numerous commercials. She has also worked as part of the camera teams for the BBC, SKY, ITV and Channel4.
This work includes feature cinema release 'Unfinished Song'.
Dramas such as 'The Village', 'Utopia', 'Ring Circle', a short for Working Title films and a docu-feature following Jarvis Cocker.
Having witnessed the work first hand of world renowned Cinematographers Christoper Doyle HKSC, Michael Coulter BSc, Kieran McGuigan BSc, David Odd BSc, to name but a few, she now has gone on to start her own journey in the cinematography world, and served as a camera operator on various productions, as well as cinematographer for shorts including 'Almost Obsolete', 'OCD', alongside various music videos.
From the Director, Neasa Hardiman:
I worked with Esther on all three series of our BAFTA-winning BBC drama. She was consistently innovative, intelligent and creatively engaged. Her wit, energy and positive attitude was remarked on by cast and crew. Esther is a valuable addition to any creative team, and I have no doubt her talent and ambition will lead her to the top of the industry.
FOREVER YOURS will also feature an original soundtrack by song-writing duo, PARNELL PAGE.
PARNELL PAGE are London based singer-songwriters known for their haunting blend of acoustic folk & soul.
They are Richard Parnell-Page and Jack Hawitt, young singer-songwriters
from Devon and Cumbria, who met in a bar in Leeds and have since been making
Their songs capture a distinctive, haunting, ethereal sound and their soulful melodies encased in a stripped-down acoustic folk setting give their performances an unforgettable emotional air.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Through this campaign we hope to raise the money to fund the filming of FOREVER YOURS in Spring 2014.
The money raised will be used to pay cast, crew, costume, equipment hire, location hire, catering, marketing and post-production.
There are a series of perks available as thanks for those contributing to the campaign. With these we hope people can feel that they are a part of FOREVER YOURS and our journey as filmmakers.
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