Delighted to say that Louise Jameson, from Dr. Who and The Omega Factor, will be starring alongside Charlie Ross in 'Extra Time'.
The Producer and Director...
Mark Lever is a Television and Broadcast Graduate from the University of Portsmouth, living in London. Since leaving university, he has worked on a number of films as a freelance film maker including 'Moving In: the Web Series', 'If This Isn't Love' music video, 'The Wrong Date' short film. Extra Time allows him to work on his two favourite subjects 'Football and Time Travel' He is also looking forward to working with the talented stars of Extra Time. In fact he is very excited about the whole project.
Gary Thomas, the Director of Extra Time has now directed 10 short films. Including several Arts Council Funded films as well as being backed by regional screen agency Screen South. He raised £16,000 to fund his split screen film installation, The Dog & The Palace a film inspired by The London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. He was also awarded an Inspire Mark for the work on the film from the London Olympic Committee.
The filming partnership have now worked on 2 web series episodes, 1 music video and 2 short films together as Producer and Director. They are very much looking forward to working on this project and taking their film career a step further by pushing their skills.
With the funding, we will be able to recruit experienced cast and crew who will help achieve the technical level, 'Extra Time', deserves - pushing our boundaries with special effects, stunts and star actors.
What We Need
One of, if not the most important thing to get right is the cast. That's why we want to be able to pay them, so we have the choice of the best. At the moment, the cast budget over the six days of filming stands at £3198 and that will hopefully pay for a big star to be part of our cast and a top Stand Up comedian.
Let's not forget about the people behind the camera. They are what makes the film look beautiful and sound amazing. That is why its essential we get the best possible crew we can by paying them for their hard craft. To be able to pay the crew of at least 10 people we have in mind, we will need £5416. This will be able to pay the crew for 6 days of filming of at least 10 hour days.
Extra Time is the most adventurous Gary Thomas, and I will be when it comes to extras. We need to be able to pay for extras to be 27 football players who star in Extra Time. Allow us to make the football scenes as realistic as we can by helping us raise £754.
It is very important we hit the ground running and shoot as much as we can in the days of filming, that is why its essential we get as much practice as we can beforehand. So we would like to be able to pay for a cast and technical rehearsal prior to shooting by raising £1346.
We would love to be able to make the film in mind but if we aren't able to raise the money, we still have a back up plan in place. Though, this will be a compromised version of our vision for this film. We will be compromising it by reducing the script size, the amount of cast and crew (Most likely we'll have to turn around and say to the crew we have so far and say we can't pay them the amount we have agreed and potentially lose them), the equipment we use)
For a donation of...
£5 - Digital Copy of the Film
£5 - Attend the fourth film evening by Mark Lever, where he shows a selection of his latest films and a selection of his friends. Every film evening has always been a really enjoyable, light hearted affair.
£5 - A high quality postcard of a still from the film. Mark Lever, has had plenty of experience producing great artwork designs and always gets great behind the scene stills for his film.
£10 - A badge selection featuring artwork from the film designed by experienced Graphic Designer, Mark Lever
£15 - Attend a stand up gig starring Charlie Ross, who is playing Spacey in 'Extra Time'. Charlie Ross, has spent the last six years establishing himself as one of the top stand-up comedians in the country. He has received warm plaudits for his laid-back charming style, which he uses as a platform for observations on life and popular culture.
£20 - A professionally produced CD album of our favourite Rob Lever songs. Rob Lever is the films music composer. You can check out his work here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOFtS5Vmbjk
£20 - Attend the cast and crew screening of 'Extra Time'. Get to mix amongst the cast and crew of the film.
£30 - Have a 'Executive Producer' credit - Forever have your name stamped on the film's credit and see your name in lights! Share a credit title, which has had the likes of 'Steven Spielberg' have.
£50 - Get a Signed Football Shirt plus a digital version of the film
£100 - Be an extra in the film - Come on set for a day of your choosing and have a chance to watch our cast and crew in action as we film this masterpiece! If you are a fan of football, you can have a chance of being part of the crowd watching the match in one of our scenes.
£250 - Receive all of the above plus an invitation to the Premiere screening. We are hoping to get a star attached to this project, so if you attend the premiere, you may have a chance of meeting them.
£8000 - A ‘first look deal’ with the filmmakers on their future projects for the year 2014/2015
You will help the producer, Mark Lever, and the director, Gary Thomas, show the world what they can achieve with a decent budget, strong cast and crew, and a chance to ‘push the boat out’ on the content of the film. This will be our most ambitious film to date.
Help us reach the next level in our film career
You will be part of the team. We will keep you informed along the way.
- We aim to submit to film festivals
- Find an audience willing to pay to see our work. We will be targeting TV companies.
- It’s World Cup year - we aim to hitch ourselves to Brazil 2014 fever!!!!!
Our Track Record
Produced half an hour sitcom, Moving In, with a £500 budget, 70 hour shoot and was seen by over 2000 people and got very positive reviews for its writing and directing
Produced short film, The Wrong Date, set for film festivals this year.
Produced short film, Don’t Marry Him, Have Me, came in the top ten of the Shooting People film of the month. Seen by nearly a thousand people and has been used as an example of great film making with a limited budget in front of a film class. Set for film festivals this year.
Produced web series, Moving In: the Sober Future. Seen by over 1000 people
The Dog and the Palace, shown at several festivals and screenings
Early One Summer, shown at festivals and released on a DVD by Hollywood Independents following screening in Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.
To date Gary’s films have had nearly 100,000 views online.
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