After travelling through a large proportion of Europe, filmmaker Mikey Oldfield started developing an idea for a story. Bulgaria was the landscape that caught his imagination, with vast wilderness, long valleys and awesome mountains. The story is simple: two brothers decide to take their motorcycles on a journey through these mountains. But brotherhood is a condition you have to work at, so these two brothers battle it out in an adventure of life.
The crew is a fantastic team, each with real talent in their respective areas. The crew works very well together, efficiently.
Editor: Dan Sulliven
Sound: Charlene Borg
Screenplay: Joe Pegg
Director of Photography: Mikey Oldfield
Producers: Jon Sanders and Mikey Oldfield
Director: Joe Pegg
What we want YOU for
The short film (10mins) has been in pre-production for three months and production will start in March 2013. As the script is being developed, cast being headhunted and planning underway, we need to raise the carefully-planned budget. The budget is £5,000 ($8,000) which is broken down like this:
- £2,500 for production and equipment costs (camera equipment, motorcycles, eg.)
- £1,500 for cast and crew expenses.
- £1,000 for post-production, publicity and festival expenses.
2013 will be a busy year for the production of My Father's Son. The last few months have seen a large part of pre-production completed (concept, treatment, location scouting, pilot). The cast and crew will be flying out to Bulgaria in March, where production will last for ten days. Post-production editing will take the next six weeks. Then mid-May will see the start of publicity and marketing and will start featuring in film festivals and cinemas by the height of summer.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you want to be involved with an exciting film project that we expect to be very successful, we invite you to contribute financially! This can be an investment that you will be proud to be a part of, and certainly a unique way to give your money. The nearer we get to summer, the more exciting this project will be! We appreciate you wanting to get involved, and very grateful for your contribution.