Facendon Avenue - A 5 Minute Short Film
My name is David Toms, I am a festival nominated filmmaker from Birmingham, UK.
Last year I wrote and directed, The Objects a 2 minute short film that was based around the mystery surrounding a set of rare, impossible and expensive objects. It went on to be nominated for best short film at the Pasadena International Film Festival in Los Angeles and attracted local press attention here and across the pond.
Fast forward to now and I have written and planned a new short film called, Facendon Avenue
With much of the same crew in place, we want to make a spectacular short again.
Here's the plot - "When best selling author Warren Harley finishes a book signing for his latest work, Facendon Avenue, he expects a quiet night. That plan is thwarted though by the appearance of one of his books down-trodden characters, who is looking for answers following the death of his lover."
Whilst I scrimp and save every penny to try and make this film happen next month and my own wedding happen later this year, I really need help from everyone out there.
We've made the lowest perk at a pound so even someone who can’t afford much, can still chip in if they’d like to. But even if you could spread the word, that is a huge help too.
I think we have some great perks and a great plan and hopefully you will too.
Our Budget and Your Help
Want to be on set? Or even on camera?! We have a perk for that. I've always loved novelty postcards with film posters on, so most of the perks make that available too. I'd love for everyone to be able to donate £10 or more, but that isn't always possible, so we have our perks starting at only £1. Posters, DVDs and more, take a look.
The film needs £520 to happen - this is a low budget short film and that money will go towards getting some good kit hired for the shoot and creating high production values - "put the money on the screen" is what most filmmakers are told, so that is what we are trying to do. The film is pretty prop heavy, as it features a fake novel, so we're making those by hand and having covers printed, it all adds up.
We're using local talent to make this film happen in the Midlands.
Because the crew are just like me, they want to get their name out there, they want to try and be part of something amazing, so we really hope you can help.
What It Means To Us
A group of huddled twenty somethings, standing around in the cold waiting for the next take. Sounds fun right? Filmmaking isn't that glamorous, thankfully most of this shoot will be inside, but everyone involved would give their left foot to be working on a film set.
A lot of campaigns mention how the project you are supporting will further the artist or crew's careers. Whilst this is no exception, Facendon Avenue is a story I have been working on for a few months, I really want to share it and hope that it can gain some traction at film festivals across the globe. We've had our first taste of film festival success with our last short film, we want that to be a trend not a fluke.
Sharing Is Helping Too!
We understand if you have no money to spare. If you have a few seconds though, just use the Indiegogo share button to pop a link to this page on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
The more people see the link, the more chance people will click it and you know the rest.
Thank you for your time,