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Julian has a problem; every woman he meets turns into a chair. After trying to make it work with his wife-turned-furniture-piece, he becomes desperate for love.
Christopher Bevan
541 Facebook Friends
United Kingdom
4 Team Members

UPDATE 12/03/13

Thanks to your amazing support and contributions, our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for Love & Other Chairs has now finished 137% funded! We’ve smashed the target, raising £1637 towards the film and can’t thank everyone enough for making this possible.

The Film - 'Love & Other Chairs'

'Love & Other Chairs' is a darkly comic short film about a lonely, depressed, wreck of a man living in a house full of chairs. As Julian sits in his kitchen drinking tea, he recollects the time he first moved into the house and got married, and how every woman he met turned into a chair, including his wife.

Our Story

For writer Luke Kondor, getting this script into production has been something he's been looking to do for a good while. "I've been a little bit obsessed with the idea of people turning into chairs for a while now, and I don't think I'm going to be free of it until I see it come together as a finished piece on the screen. The themes resonate quite strongly with me, and I feel like it's a concept that people can enjoy and hopefully get a lot of."

This is a passion project for all involved with the film's influences stemming from the surreal and abstract work of people like David Lynch, Charlie Kaufman, Andrew Kaufman & Etgar Keret. The film will be directed by YSP Media's Christopher Bevan will direct the project and will collaborate with the team's Director of Photography Karl Poyzer. Christopher and Karl have worked on several short films over the last few years as part of YSP Media, constantly striving to push the bar higher as filmmakers. Our recent short film Caught in the Headlights, successfully funded last year here on IndieGoGo, went on to win and receive nominations at several film festivals across the country and we hope that the success of this film will help galvanise support for our next endeavour.

We feel that the twisted and unusually comic nature of Love & Other Chairs creates so many opportunities for a memorable film and we're looking forward to telling this story. Julian's bizarre unravelling as he loses his wife to the form of a chair is such an eye catching idea and the script Luke has developed is brilliant at showing not just the darkly humourous concept, but also the heartache Julian goes through. It's a double edged sword and we'd like you to help us develop this project into a fully realised film.

Love & Other Chairs is one of our many projects currently in development and is part of our aim to connect with exciting new writers to help bring funny, intriguing and heart warming stories to the screen. After a successful past year with 5 shorts produced, we're looking to step things up again this year by producing a film that is at once unique, surreal and touching.

Starring in the lead role as Julian is Mark Drake, a versatile actor with much acclaim and experience of playing a broad range of roles in film, television and theatre. Further roles in 'Love & Other Chairs' are due to be cast in the coming weeks with auditions for other roles in the film due to be announced soon.

What We Need & What You Get

To help fund Love & Other Chairs we're looking to raise £1200 which will go towards costs for cast, crew, locations and to every department involved in the production. If we can raise the funds thanks to your generous contributions, this will go a huge way to ensuring that our short film is as successful as it can be. The funds will roughly be distributed to cover just some of the costs of:

-Expenses to cover transport, food and accommodation for the cast and crew
-Art and costume department costs for costumes & props 
-Location costs
Contributions start at just £1 and go all the way up to £200. In exchange for your contribution and becoming a part of Love & Other Chairs, we're offering a wide range of fantastic perks, including but not limited to:
-Executive Producer and Associate Producer credits on the film
-Premiere invites
-Digital Development Folder including storyboards, shot lists and behind the scenes set photos
-Advance online screener of the film
-Exclusive set visit, walk on role or corporate/music video 
-IMDB and film special thanks credits
For your investment you'll also be part of a collaborative project with a dedicated crew committed to making Love & Other Chairs reach festivals and audiences around the world. Any contributions and support are massively appreciate by the whole team. Take a look on the left to see the contributions and perks and we hope you'll consider backing Love & Other Chairs and making this film a reality.

Cast & Crew Involved

Take a look below at some of the cast and crew behind our short film 'Love & Other Chairs' to see what else we've been up to!


JULIAN - Mark Drake

KATE - Faith Knight

DANIELLE - Rowan Scarborough

STACEY - Katie Hind

MEGAN - Della Brett

JOGGER - Lucy Varney



DIRECTOR & PRODUCER - Christopher Bevan

WRITER - Luke Kondor

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Lynne Land & Todd Plesco

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Michael Burke, Ces Peynetti & Mark Young



FOCUS PULLER - Grant Murphy

GAFFER - Phil Arnold

SOUND - Benjamin Hodge



EDITOR - Silvia de Abreu


ART DIRECTOR - Joseph Maudsley

ART DEPARTMENT - Lynne Land & Hannah Land

CONCEPT ARTIST - Sydney Henningsen

Other Ways You Can Help

There are many ways to help us achieve our goals which don't just involve making a contribution. We'd be delighted if took just a moment of your time to share our campaign for Love & Other Chairs on Facebook, Twitter or any social networking sites. You can also share the official YSP Media Facebook page (www.facebook.com/yspmedia).

Every bit of support no matter how big or small is appreciated immensely. Please feel free to contact me via Twitter (www.twitter.com/chrisbevan89) or visit (www.yspmedia.co.uk) for more information on the company behind Love & Other Chairs.

For further reading, take a look at this feature on the Hatch'd Magazine website!


Find This Campaign On
raised by 58 people in 29 days
136% funded
No time left
£1,200 GBP goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on March 11, 2013
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  • £1GBP
    Wooden Chair

    A special thanks over our channels on Twitter and Facebook. We're grateful to anyone who backs our campaign and we'll give you a shout out as a token of our appreciation.

    7 claimed
  • £5GBP
    Deck Chair

    A shout out of your site, name, business and services over our channels on Twitter and Facebook. Provide us with what details you'd like to share and we'll get the information out there!

    4 claimed
  • £10GBP

    Special thanks in the final credits of the film along with a personalised video thanking you for your generous contribution to our campaign. We'll also give you a social network shout out!

    10 claimed
  • £20GBP

    An IMDB special thanks credit on the film and in the credits plus an advanced online screener of the final film! You'll also get a thank you video and a Twitter/Facebook shout out for you or your business.

    16 claimed
  • £50GBP

    An exclusive digital development folder with concepts, set photos, shot list, storyboards and a copy of the script! You'll also get all of the above perks including advanced screener, IMDB special thanks credit, video and social network thanks from the crew!

    0 claimed
  • £100GBP
    Chaise Longue

    Associate producer credit on the film on IMDB and film plus an invite to the premiere! You'll also get a signed 35mm film set photograph, an advanced screener of the film, digital development folder, video thanks and social network shout out!

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • £200GBP

    Executive producer credit on the film on IMDB and film. We can also offer you a walk on role OR set visit OR a small video for your business. You'll also get a signed 35mm film set photograph, a premiere invite, the advance screener, digital development folder, video and social network shout out with our immense thanks!

    2 out of 5 claimed
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