Geoffrey's Belt...true love unbuckled
Geoffrey’s Belt is a short film, a true romance about a woman’s sexual awakening and the husband who loves her.
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Geoffrey’s Belt is a love story between two ordinary people, experiencing a revolution in their relationship, through a set of extraordinary circumstances.
A 10 minute short film produced by iblade films in partnership with The Hospital Club in London's Covent Garden.
Jane and Geoffrey are a middle aged couple, happily married since their teens. Though very much in love, they find themselves at a crossroads when Jane experiences a sexual awakening that Geoffrey cannot understand. When Jane's frustration leads her to seek an extreme experience elsewhere, Geoffrey is forced into action.
Geoffrey's Belt is a tender black comedy about the intimicies and intricacies of a relationship. It will explore the quiet moments, the unsaid tensions, the disappointements, before giving way to a rollercoaster of excitement as Jane pursues her desires and Geoffrey's refuses to give up on love.
We are acutely aware of just how much depends on great performance and the need to cast the project carefully and effectively. It is our intention to bring the highest possible calibre of talent on board. Where appropriate we will look to trade on our existing relationships with actors who have a public profile.
Tom Bacon- Writer/Director
Tom graduated from The Guildford School Of Acting in 2000 with distinction. A diverse character actor, he has since worked extensively in film, television and theatre, with roles ranging from the much loved comic catastrophe Rafe in Making Waves for Eden Films, Banquo in Macbeth (New Wolsey) and the brilliantly depraved title role in Claw by Howard Barker (Kazida), to notable acclaim. Tom appeared in Plan B's directorial debut Ill Manors alongside Riz Ahmed and Natalie Press and can next be seen playing Samuel in Walking with the Enemy for Liberty Studios with Jonas Armstrong and Hanna Tointon, shot by legendary cinematographer Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park/Back to the Future/Apollo 13) and the lead role of Huey in Passengers for Ratio Films opposite Anna Popplewell, both due for release in 2013.
Renee Tillott- Writer/Producer
Renee Tillott graduated from The Flinders University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) majoring in Screen Studies and Screen Production Techniques. Her graduate film, Raw Meat and Radio (writer/director/producer) was unanimously judged to be the highest achievement of the class by a panel of independent industry professionals. Since then Renee has worked as a locations manager and assistant director on a number of high profile television advertisements and independent productions in Australia before moving to the UK. Geoffrey’s Belt will be Renee’s first UK production. Most recently Renee has worked as 1st AD on short film The Actress, directed by Ben Charles Edwards starring Perry Benson, Sally Phillips and Sadie Frost.
Dominic Gynn- Composer
Dominic Glynn is a familiar name to Doctor Who fans, being one of the few people to have arranged the theme tune to the classic TV series. His career began with his 1986 reworking of the famous theme that accompanied Colin Baker's Doctor, and he composed incidental music for the series through the late 1980s. The 1990s saw his love of underground dance music result in record releases with Creation Records - famous for leading the Brit Indie scene with bands like Oasis and Primal Scream, and also Rising High Records - a label that was firmly at the forefront of UK techno. He went on to form his own No Bones Records, and throughout the last ten years has DJ'd regularly for The Big Chill. In the early 2000s Dominic scored music for the video games Forsaken and Re-volt. Live work has included a performance at London's Royal Festival Hall with pedal-steel legend BJ Cole, and the electronica/jazz hybrid project Cybajaz. His collaborations with video artist collective D-Fuse have resulted in performances in the UK, Germany and Switzerland, together with regular screenings as part of the One Dot Zero video arts festival.
Today, as one of Britain's most prolific composers of production music, his work continues to feature in films and TV productions worldwide, as diverse as The Simpsons, American Idol, Red Dwarf and Dead Like Me and in movies such as Kevin & Perry Go Large and Eddie Murphy/Jeff Goldblum comedy Holy Man. Recent work has included the score to the Brit-crime-thriller Bad Day, which starred Claire Goose, Donna Air and Sarah Harding (of Girls Aloud fame). He scored a series of supernatural horror shorts produced by horror legend David McGillivray - all screened at London's Frightfest film festival. In 2012 he has arranged and performed music for the hit BBC comedy Episodes and his score to the radio revival of the famous Blake's 7 sci-fi series has been broadcast on BBC 4 Extra.
Peter Emery- Cinematographer
While an undergraduate Peter was awarded the Douglas Slocombe BCS Scholarship for cinematography. Over the last decade he has amassed particularly wide ranging experiences in drama, documentary, advertising and the unclassifiable. His work has taken him around the world. Credits include Kevin Macdonald’s cinema documentary Marley, art installation work bought by the Tate Modern, commercial work for some of the worlds biggest brands and independent drama features such as Little Deaths directed by Oliver Merchant.
The Hospital Club
The Hospital Club is London's premier private members club and the only one exclusively for members of the creative industries. They have recently started creating their own creative content through structured partnerships. We are very excited to be working with them on this project. They have pledged in-kind support and will be screening the completed film before each of their feature screenings in the members cinema.
What We Need & What You Get
We need to raise £3500 to get the production under way.
All crew are working for free, donating their time and talent to the project.
Your money is going towards primarily insurance, transport, equipment (some equipment is being donated or is owned by crew) and production design, not to mention the nuts and bolts of getting a film made like batteries and gaffa tape! Every penny raised will be spent on improving the quality of the film, more money means more kit, better set design, and better locations.
To encourage you to part with your hard-earned cash and fund our film we have thought long and hard to offer some quality insentives that are worthy of your kind donations. Take a look at the unique and personel perks we have come up with to show our appreciation!
All donations no matter how small are invaluable to us as there is no other source of funding for this project. This is our first film as iblade films and will give us the opportunity to showcase our personality and what we can do. We have gathered our crew on the strength of our script and have other scripts ready to shoot. Your donation will fund not only this film, but also the birth of a new creative partnership.
We believe Geoffrey's Belt is important as it gives a voice to middle aged sexuality. How important sexuality in our fifties, what does it look like, what is taboo? Why wouldn't couples in their fifties still be exploring and discovering their sexuality? Is there a penalty for having a loving, lasting, secure relationship? Can love and passion co-exist long term?
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