The Project_Two years ago I wrote a short story (< click here to read the original) that i secretly dreamed of turning into a short film one day. Set in a small village in the mediterranean mountains, it was a simple story about about the naivety of young love and its devastating impact on the lives of some of its inhabitants.
I hadn't ever seriously entertained the idea of adapting it to film until I showed the story to a director last summer. He was incredibly supportive and really encouraged me to push forward with it to make it happen.
So i started:
I wrote many many draft scripts and finally got to one I thought did the original story justice. I booked a short trip to Greece to do some pre-production (location scouting + casting) and got on a plane for the first time in 12 years.
The script is ready.
The cast have been assembled.
The locations have been secured.
A donkey has even been acquired!
Now I just need to return to Greece and put all these things together!
And this is where you come in : ]
Funding + What You Get_
I'll be travelling to Greece in March with an assistant director, a second camera operator (i'll be operating the other one) and a sound recordist. I have family in Greece who will be helping with accommodation and some internal transport so this will help enormously with keeping costs down- the core cost is for food and flights !
- we'll need about £850 to cover flights and trains/coaches to and from Greece
- additional funds raised beyond the target will go towards a 10-16mm lens + sound recording equipment
In exchange for any support you feel able / willing to offer I will be offering (varying depending on donation):
- my *deepest* thanks!
- advanced online previews of the final film
- limited edition DVDs
- signed prints of film stills
- props from the film
*Any* support you are able to offer will help me to achieve something i once considered impossible.
Money is great but if that's something you feel unable to contribute then there are other ways you can still help:
share this project with any friends or family you feel may be interested in it
- "like" the film on Facebook
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