“I made up my mind not to care so much about the destination, and simply enjoy the journey.”
― David Archuleta
Welcome to our funding campaign for "Love, Unemployed" on Indiegogo. My name is Ricky Wong, I am director and co-writer of this beautiful and unique story.
I would like to invite you all to be part of the film-making process and together create a positive vibed fan base that will help encourage us to make this a truly great film.
In return when the film is finished I hope to do what Kevin Smith started and what other directors are following on from with their own independent films, which is to BRING THE FILM TO YOUR CITY. We will go to your home town and screen 'Love, Unemployed' in a selected cinema near you, so that you can see the film that you helped support on the big screen. They'll be a Q&A and general chit-chat about the film and then drinks with the cast and crew, signed photos, t-shirts, posters, and we can share first-hand with you our war stories about how we made this film. This is not just going to be a night out to the cinema where you simply watch the film, it's going to be an awesome night celebration.
But first, we need to raise £30,000, to help carry us through production, and listed on the right are some perks to hopefully entice you a little more. Absolutely anything you can contribute would be massively appreciated. And if you can think of any perk you'd like that we've perhaps not listed, get in contact with us, we'd love to hear.
Thank you, thank you!
Ricky Wong and the team "Love, Unemployed"
'Love, Unemployed', is a sweet, fun feature-length drama with an emotional roller-coaster ride of laughter, tears and joy. Eros, a disgruntled and repugnant street bum, used to be a Cupid. Now however, he spends his days fighting the monotony of his mundane existence and uses his gift of foresight to throw unwanted blessings at all who pass him by.
Then one day, Eros encounters a peculiar young girl named Lily, a lone back-packer who carries with her a rather distinguished analogue camera.
Eros is inextricably drawn to her, fascinated by her off-kilter ways and carefree spirit.
Soon, he finds himself seeing the world through a new set of eyes and together, the two strangers embark on a journey across the stunning landscapes of Europe, in search of truth, doctors and a few precious snapshots.
This story is told in a different way to usual, uniquely different and uniquely fresh.
Want to know more about the production?
We have experienced cast and crew eager to start so if we succeed in raising the full amount. We are scheduled to film this summer 2013!
All we need is your support to help us through the filming process.
This film is a relatively big-scale production, what makes this special is that this is going to be a joint international venture of other filmmakers in an low budget independent scale. This is an original approach that has never been attempted before and we believe this would make this film spectacular and unique.
We will journey all across Europe following our two characters explore and discover answers to their questions. Therefore we would need help with location scouting, camera assistant and most importantly help with translation. If anyone is interested in joining our adventurous project please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and take part in a wonderful creative journey! :)
In order to achieve this within our budget, we plan on taking only vital crew and equipment with us and almost go ahead as you would a travellor. We will keep you up-to-date with video blogs of our journey, so that we can share our experience with you, and keep a record of how things are progressing.
As a film maker who has as-of-yet only made a few short films and done several freelancing jobs, I was struck by surprise when one of my short films got accepted into Cannes Court Métrage last year and imagine my surprise that this year a short film that I made with Leonora has been selected into the Cannes Film festival. Whoo!!!
After the Cannes experience from last year it opened my eyes to the challenge of making a film that is special and memorable for everyone to watch. Here I am now embarking on a journey to shoot my first feature length film with the awesome help of my multi talented Actress, award winning Director and Screenwriter Leonora Moore (her debut feature film "East" won Best Feature Film at the UK Film Festival last December).
After telling Leonora my initial concept for the story and discussing the basic premise and characters, she went off and wrote the first chapter in under an hour! From then on, we immediately started bouncing ideas back and forth, and within about a month we had a first draft in front of us.
Along with the support of cast and crew whom I have worked with on my previous short films, like Drew Hancock, Rodolpho Feijo, Joe Allman, Dominic Shields, Michael Siegel, Marcus Alexander, Marina Bandres, Abi Rachel Pulleyn, Benjamin Massey, Jo Hailes, Gaz Thompson, Mercedes Yau, Kenneth James and the ever growing cast and crew that will be joining us in the near future, we hope to make this a great story that can be shared with you all and that people will love to watch.
How will your contributions help?
With your massive support the funding will be used for both pre-production and the actual production itself. Here are just a list of the things your contributions will be used for:
- Camera Equipments: Lenses, Shoulder mount, Lights, Sorftbox, Kino Flo, Glide track.
- Sound Equipments: Radio Mic, Location Audio recorder, Mics.
- Insurance: For the rental equipments and people
- Batteries: Lots and Lots of them.
- Hiring Locations: Hospital, City Skyline
- Legal permits
- Cast and crew travel expense
- Transportation: Equipments
If people come on board and help fund it, we have perks from a shout out from me on our cocial media sites, a signed photograph of actual pictures taken by "Lily" in the film on her Sardinia Lomography Camera, custom illustrated T-shirt by the director himself, a signed poster, signed scripts, copies of the film once it's released, Opportunity to be in the film, Private screening and much more on offer.
If we don't reach the entire goal, the production will still go ahead but the production may staggered or scaled down. But we don't want that would we. I believe in this film and believe that it will be enjoyed by others, as so many people have already expressed an interest in seeing this develop and becoming a success. This is something that I do not want to disappoint on.
PLEASE NOTE. Once we reach our full goal we can send out the perks. Some of our perks will not be delivered until the film is completed, and copies of the film may be delayed depending on, film festivals rules, distribution or different cirucmstances. If you are given an invite to the set, we cannot afford travel expenses and not for outside the country unfortunately. If you have any problems with this, let us know. I will do what we can to help as you have help support the project. Thank you.
Other ways to help?
Yes, of course. To help us achieve our goal, whether updating your Facebook status, tweeting to your followers or sharing our video on your YouTube channel, or even when you are just talking to your friends, any way of spreading the word would help us enormously.
The more you share this page via Indie Go-Go, the more Indie Go-Go will help promote the project. Anything you can do to help us would be greatly appreciated!
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