Oddbodies, (www.oddbodies.com) the creative team behind the award-winning 'Mrs Lustleigh's Fancies' are making another short film, and would love you to get involved...!
*UPDATE* Thank you to everyone who's supported us so far, we are thrilled to have met our goal already but of course WE CAN GO OVER OUR GOAL! so please do still help if you can and please spread the word ! It would be amazing to make it to $3,000.....
Who we are
Oddbodies is an Arts Company based on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. We have many years experience of creating, producing and performing highly acclaimed theatre work which has toured all over the UK, to Europe and the USA. Recently we have begun to develop work for film, and our first short, the darkly comic and fabulously grotesque 'Mrs Lustleigh's Fancies' was made last year with a tiny budget and an incredible team. It won The Best Film Award on its premiere screening at Exeter's 2 Short Nights Festival and is currently being submitted to festivals around the world. We are now working on our second short, the wonderfully colourful and curious tale of magic, martinis and maternal meddling...
'The Nature of Angrove' - Synopsis
Angrove Laxeter, a shy and unassuming 30 year old, lives at home with his widowed and domineering mother Ashleen. Living in an 'upper middle-class' suburb, Angrove works as an accountant, and in his spare time, practices magic tricks.
her son will never marry, Ashleen signs him up to the dating agency The Nature of
Love. Roger Ranthorn, the oily
proprietor, takes a personal interest in all his clients and views Angrove as a
series of dates ensue, held at the Laxeters home and overseen by
Ashleen. Angrove endures these
mis-matches, coming alive only when performing his wholly unappreciated (and
occasionally inappropriate) magic tricks.
after a succession of candidates (approved by Ashleen yet clearly unsuited to
Angrove), Cherry the maid reveals her hitherto suppressed feelings. Angrove has
finally met his love match.
Ashleen however, is less than happy with his choice and tries to snuff
out this romance before it has begun.
by his feelings for Cherry, Angrove decides to take matters into his own hands,
with extraordinary and magical results...
Style - This will be a highly stylized piece very much influenced by Magic Realism. Set in an indeterminate age but with the Art Deco look of the 1930s and 40s.
Visual References - 'Kind Hearts and Coronets', 'Brazil', 'Amalie', Ettore Scolas 'Le Bal', The Marx Brothers, Miss Marple, Buuel, Hitchcock
We are shooting the first week in July at our base on the edge of Dartmoor. The script has been written, most of the cast & crew are in place, the set is being built, costumes and props are being created, rehearsals will be taking place - we just need your support...
Where your money will go...
The money you give us will be going on direct costs of production - equipment hire, insurance, travel and food expenses for cast and crew and any set, props and costumes that we can't 'beg, borrow or steal' in in-kind support. Everyone involved is working for expenses only. We are lucky to have some studio space and some (limited) equipment already in place, and on the strength of our past work have managed to secure in-kind support from a number of local businesses.
But we do need money to help us make this wonderful piece. This is a unique opportunity for you to be directly involved in the making of this film. By contributing to the production budget you are, in effect, joining our small but perfectly formed creative Company and helping to realise a unique and quirky film made by a highly motivated and gloriously talented team...! whether you fancy a 'Big Thank you' credit or a Limited Edition 'Executive Producer's' credit, we really hope you'll join us on this journey.
PS - You can donate from anywhere in the world, (the currency is automatically converted by paypal or your credit card)
Other Ways You Can Help
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