Hi-Lo Joe

"Black Swan meets 500 Days of Summer". A dark romantic comedy with a psychological horror edge. For Joe there is no middle ground.
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Sonder Films
Film
London
United Kingdom
2 Team Members


Thirty year old Joe Ridley meets Elly, the woman of his dreams. They should live happily ever after, shouldn't they? As Joe and Elly's relationship develops, he finds it increasingly difficult to hide the dark thoughts tormenting his mind. In a refreshing change of pace, the story presents us with depression from the "Hi" side as well as the "Lo."

James Kermack writes from personal experience and delves into aspects of depression not previously seen on screen. As the euphoria of love meets the despair of a reconciled past, Hi-Lo Joe explores a man who lives in two worlds - when they finally collide, we can only watch and see which side will emerge at the finish line. Check the teaser below.

Why we are making this Film:

This campaign is important to James Kermack, as having lived with depression himself for 20 years, he has written this script from experience.

Depression and mental health are still not talked about as much as it should be. But the statistics speak for themselves. 

a) It's likely we all work with at least one person suffering from a mental health problem. 

b) 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. 

c) 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem.

d) People with a mental illness are more likely to be a victim of violence.

e) 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination.

By helping fund our film, you will not only contribute to the film's production, you will be a part of the outreach to those who suffer from the effects of depression. 

We have been very lucky to have assembled such a fantastic and experienced cast and crew, all of whom have come on board for the most minimal fee, based on the strength of the project.

Check out or website for more information: www.hilojoe2014.com 

CAST


GETHIN ANTHONY as ALEX

Renly Baratheon in Game Of Thrones  (HBO)


AMY BAILEY as SARAH

FILM AND TV INCLUDES: Nine (Dir: Rob Marshall), Alice in Wonderland (Dir: Tim Burton), Vikings (History Channel). 


TOM BATEMAN as TONY

FILM INCLUDES:  DaVincis Demons (BBC Worldwide/Starz) Dir: David Goyer


RYAN OLIVA as BLACK EYES

FILM CREDITS INCLUDE: Empire Awards Best Horror Film Nominee - The Seasoning House


LIZZIE PHILLIPS as ELLY PARKER

FILM CREDITS INCLUDE:  20,000 DAYS ON EARTH (FILM 4)


WILLIAM POSTLETHWAITE as SHOREDITCH WANKER

TV CREDITS INCLUDE: Midsomer Murders (ITV)


MATTHEW STATHERS as JOE RIDLEY

FILM AND TV INCLUDE: Young High and Dead (Feature), Sink Or Swim (Channel 4)


MIA AUSTEN as ANNA

TV INCLUDES: Call the Midwife (BBC)


DAVID MUSCAT as JAEGER BOMB BARRY 

THEATRE CREDITS INCLUDE: Billy Elliot the Musical (West End). 


THE CREATIVE TEAM 

JAMES KERMACK – WRITER/DIRECTOR

James started as an actor and went on to write and direct. His credits span through film, theatre, commercials and music videos.

ON SCREEN: Memory Loss (Short film) which he also wrote was nominated for three awards at the Encounters Film Festival in 2012.

THEATRE: James has directed many critically applauded theatre and comedy shows a few of these include: Manor (Soho Theatre, Tristan Bates), Lads - which he also wrote (Old Vic, Edinburgh Festival and Canal Cafe)


ALEXA JAYNE WAUGH – PRODUCER

Alexa is an actor, researcher and producer. She first worked behind the scenes at Prime Focus in Post Production on TV programmes such as Take Me Out (ITV) and Sherlock (BBC). She moved to Pioneer Productions and has worked on Secrets of Britain and Strangest Weather on Earth. She is currently working on Planet UFO for National Geographic.


KEERTHI SURESH – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Keerthi currently works at Zebra Crossing Ltd, a production & post production company based in Central London. She has over 6 years of experience spanning a variety of production roles in the Advertising, Film & Television Industries worldwide, having worked and studied in London, Paris & Bombay.

Her recent feature film credits include "Nice Guy" and "The Wee Man", with numerous other credits in the past including documentaries and shorts. 


MARK HOPKINS - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 

Mark's first feature as a producer is Kids in Love currently in post-production. Starring Bafta EE Rising Star Winner Will Poulter and Cara Delvegnine. Mark has produced a number of music promos and short films, including That Night (with James Corden, Alexandra Roach - in competition LFF 2013), Training Day and most recently A Plea for Grimsby (with Vicky McClure, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario)


MARK NUTKINS - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Mark has been working in the Film & TV industry for 13 years. His career has allowed him to work with Directors of the likes of David Mamet, Stephen Poliakoff, Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam.

As Director of Photography credits include: Nigel Cole's 'The Wedding Video' (2012) Feature Joint Credit, BFI's Opening Gala Film 'Chance Meeting' (2013) shot on 35mm.  Shorts Films 'Babysitting' Holland Park Pictures, 'Training Day' Imperial Pictures, 'Streets in the Sky' BFI's Best of Borough's. 


MONIKA CHOWDHARY - ASSISTANT PRODUCER 

Graduated in 2010 from Royal Holloway University with a degree in Media Arts, specialising in Directing and Film Aesthetics. Monika has worked in Film and Theatre and helped produce short films for the last five years. Companies include: Chokolate Productions, Prime Focus and Pioneer Productions.

 

ANN SCHUTTE - ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Previously a commercial litigation solicitor, Ann now works in television documentaries at Pioneer Productions.


BILLIE JADE KERMACK - MAKE UP & SFX

Billie’s experience is immense, her makeup and sfx wrap she includes: Disney Channel, 4OD, Channel 4, Sky, Universal, CBS, ITV4, Living and A&E. She has also lead teams on various magazine covers and events doing make up for people such as Andrew Scott (Sherlock), David Tennant (Dr. Who) and sports stars Dame Kelly Holmes and Jermain Defoe.

                                    

                                     WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET

We need your support to raise a micro budget, and shoot an excellent story. Location, equipment, food for our hardworking team, insurance, travel expenses, visual FX, design, post-production and our beautiful arri Alexa Camera (used to film Gravity, The Hunger Games, Life of Pi, Iron Man 3 and Skyfall) are all included.

For a feature film this budget is incredibly small; we're able to keep it small because great deals of skilled people are coming on board to help purely on the strength of the project.

We have a range of exciting perks to being a collaborator with us. From signed scripts and photos, to being in the film, exciting workshops with key members of the team and exclusive cast and crew screenings.

THE IMPACT

This project has the potential to show the intricacies of depression and start a dialogue. We've already started receiving messages to this affect so let’s keep the momentum going. The story is honest, hopeful, and funny and will be visually beautiful. So join us in making that happen.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

We ask that if you find the project interesting that you share the link, talk to us, and make some noise and help us get the word out to other potential Hi-Lo Joe supporters. You can do this by using the Indiegogo share tools! 

Thank you for taking the time to look through Hi-Lo Joe, and we look forward to working with you.



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  • £5GBP
    HI-LO HERE WE GO

    VIDEO AND THANKS: Follows on Facebook and Twitter, regular updates on the film as it progresses. A personal video thank you from Writer/Director James Kermack.

    8 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • £10GBP
    HI-LO GIVE US YA DOUGH

    SCRIPT: A signed and personalised copy of the script. A video thank you and regular updates on the films progress.

    22 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • £25GBP
    HI-LO BRO

    DOWNLOAD: A downloadable version of the finished movie rocked into your inbox after release. Special mention at end credits and PDF of script.

    10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • £50GBP
    HI-LO HELPER

    FILM IN YOUR HAND: Signed DVD copy of the final film when it is released. (Postage Included). Special credit thanks on film and an IMDB credit.

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • £100GBP
    HI-LO DOUBLE O

    EXCLUSIVE SIGNED PHOTOS: An on set film still of your favourite cast or crew member personally signed by them with thanks to YOU. PLUS a DVD and Assistant Producer credit on the film.

    9 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • £250GBP
    HI LO ANGEL

    PERSONAL THANKS FROM CAST: Personalised video from a cast member (choose anyone from Game of Thrones Gethin Anthony, Vikings - Amy Bailey or Shakespeare himself Tom Bateman) of your choice thanking YOU for your donation and a signed photo. A DVD, signed script and an IMDB credit.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • £500GBP
    HI-LO HERO

    BE ONE OF THE CAST: Come on set, get yourself onscreen in our big party scene featuring most of the main cast. This contains an exciting five minute one take steadicam shot so no matter what happens you won't end up on the cutting room floor. A cast credit and we let you choose your name so it's not just random guy at party (unless of course your name is 'Random Guy at Party') (You just have to get yourself to the set). Associate Producer credit, DVD, PDF script and a personal video thank you.

    1 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • £1,000GBP
    HI-LO LEGEND

    FILM WORKSHOP: An invite to an afternoon of talks and workshops about how we produced the film discussing the process and giving tips on our various speciality areas. (Travel and Accommodation not included). These include talks with Mark Nutkins (DOP), Mark J. Hopkins (Producer), James Kermack (Writer/Director), Billie Jade Kermack (Make Up and SFX) and various actors. Plus all of the above perks.

    0 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • £5,000GBP
    HI-LO SKY HIGH

    Firstly we love you forever and of course you get EVERYTHING in previous packages. Plus this makes you a big shot Executive Producer. Come to the film's cast and crew screening in London, UK (You get yourself to us) we'll sit together, enjoy the movie, hold hands if you like, drink and chat over canapés like Exec Producers are known to do. A very special thank you in the film's credits (which makes you instantly special), and on the film's Twitter page and website. PLUS everything else too.

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