Patient 39 is the new short film project from award-winning writer/ director Dan Clifton, adapted from a short story by William Boyd.
Set in a World War II military hospital, it tells the simple but moving story of the relationship between a doctor and a mysterious wounded young soldier known only as Patient 39.
Patient 39 enters hospital with a serious head wound, an unknown soldier with no memory and only a fragmented sense of self and of the world around him. Under Moran’s compassionate care, he slowly starts to recover and so begins a search for his identity and past.
It's a beautiful story that goes to the heart of what makes us who we are, and with a cinematic treatment that combines powerful images and strong characters, we feel we have all the elements for a compelling short film with the power to touch people everywhere.
Although we are deliberately adopting a contained but credible approach, to make the film we need your help to fund some of the inevitable costs. In particular, funds raised would go towards the fees to cover a stunning period location and the production design needed to bring William Boyd's moving story to life.
By making a contribution, you can be sure every penny will end up on the screen to enhance the overall quality of the film.
You can support this project in many ways. As you can see, we have a wide range of unique and exciting perks for donations at all levels from owning a key prop from the film to visiting the set.
Also, just by sharing this project with your friends and online helps immensely and supports the project in being made. Sharing this page via the social media share buttons above is much appreciated.
We hope you will support it and become part of this exciting project that touches on themes that go to the heart of what it means to be human.
Dan Clifton - Writer/ Director
Official Patient 39 website: www.patient39.co.uk
For more on Dan and to view his previous award-winning short ‘The Calculus of Love’ starring Keith Allen, please visit: www.danclifton.co.uk