Textual Relationship

When everyone you know is at the touch of a button, who can you really connect with?
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Oh. Hello you, beautiful Internet stranger. 


If you happen to know any of the cast and crew involved in this project then you’re probably a friend or family member of ours, in which case you can just CLICK THE DONATE BUTTON AND STOP WASTING EVERYONE’S DAMN TIME.

If you don't know who we are then you’re some random person off the interwebz, and you’ve got the unusual problem of having too much money. Please, come right in. Let’s take some of that for you. 

THE STORY…

Textual Relationship tells the story of two socially awkward singletons known simply as Uniquetalent_33 and DarkDemon92, who instantly hit it off when they meet online.  

All day, everyday, they text, they tweet, they sext. Slowly but surely, digital love blossoms. The only problem is they’ve never actually met. Not in the real world. Unfortunately, when they do decide to meet face-to-face, their physical connection doesn’t quite live up to their online one.

They’re left with a choice. Move on or make it work. But how do you make a relationship work when you don’t want to spend actual time together?

Well, for starters don’t decide to move in together…


TELL ME MORE…

Textual Relationship isn’t your usual rom-com. These characters have the unusual ability of being able to break the 4th wall and speak to us directly. You know, that Malcolm in the Middle, Ferris Bueller type.

As the audience, we are put in the uncompromising position where these characters tell us EVERYTHING about their relationship, for better or worse... whether we want to hear about it or not.   

Textual Relationship is a character driven comedy that visually emphasises the extreme lengths this couple will go to minimize actual contact between each other. For this couple, second-screen relationships are the future and that’s the way they like it. It’s definitely going to be the funniest thing ever.*

* End result may not be the funniest thing ever. Humour is subjective.
   Viewer discretion advised.


WHY CROWDFUNDING?

Basically, recording moving images, capturing sounds at the same time and giving everyone involved some sandwiches is phenomenally expensive. Especially when certain cast members want baguettes.

Crowdfunding not only allows us to raise funds, it allows us to connect and engage with our audience (that’s you btw) at every stage of production.  


WHY REALLY?

Filmmaking is not for the faint hearted; it’s an ongoing pursuit.

Making films can be very costly. At our level, it is difficult. Regardless of the genre or film length, all films have a cost attached. In order to minimize costs, we’ve taken the guerilla filmmaking “beg, steal & borrow” mantra to heart and we’ve managed to pull together all our resources and call in every favour. We also may or may not have sold our bodies (to science) to get some of that sweet, sweet dough. 

The cast and crew are also chipping in, so we’ve raised some of the budget. However, we still need a little help to raise the rest: £3000.

For all the non-filmmakers out there who’ve suddenly spat their tea at their computer screen in shock, please wipe it. That’s gross.

This is a minimum amount that we need to make this film.
Anything less and something’s gotta give.

ALL the money pledged via Indiegogo will go directly into the production and delivery of Textual Relationship. Then we’re gonna let you have it. That’s a promise.


BREAKDOWN OF COSTS

We’ve worked hard to convince councils to waive their usual filming fees to let us film in amazing locations for next to nothing. Also, never underestimate how far a bottle of Jaigermeister will go when crashing on a friend’s sofa for a week. 

Every single person working on this film is donating his or her time, talent and resources voluntarily because they believe in the project and want to make it happen. Simple as. In the beginning, that’s the only way we as filmmakers can expect to build a career in storytelling. Show what you can do with nothing but initiative and determination. However, some costs cannot be substituted and this is why we need some help.

If you’re generous enough to donate some of those digits from your bank account, they’ll go on the following things:

KIT HIRE

INSURANCE

POST PRODUCTION

FILM FESTIVALS

SUSTENANCE

PRODUCTION DESIGN

If you can help with even one of the above, you’ll become one of our favourite people ever.

Okay, let’s wrap this bad boy up.


THE CAMPAIGN 

The reason we’re doing a 12 day campaign is to keep it short & sweet. No point in dragging it out. Not that we need the money sooner rather than later or anything…

We’ve designed the campaign to release new content everyday to help give you more of an insight into the film and it’s characters. By doing this, we hope it shows you how serious we are about making the film and this in turn encourages you to support or donate.  

Over the 12 days, you’ll expect to see webcam videos (not those kind of videos), our fictional dating commercial, teaser posters, prequels, cast script readings and an interview with the writer, Tom Glover.

Oh yes – the PERKS. As we said, we don’t expect your money for nothing and we’ve tried to create a diverse selection of perks to suit everyone. From the more obvious ones such as online screeners to the more obscure where you can have your selfie included on the dating site the characters use in the film.

If you don't have the money to pledge, don’t worry we won’t hold it against you (forever). But if you still want to help, please share our campaign with everyone and anyone. Friends, family – even that randomer who always favourites your tweets. Help us get the word out. You may even know someone who’s in their own textual relationship. We can’t promise our little film will fix that problem, but it may raise a wry smile. Just.

We're really excited about making this film and now we hope you are too!

Cheers then,

The Textual Relationship team

Want to “check out” out the cast and crew? Then head over to our (dating) website…

www.textualfilm.com


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£3,000GBP
raised by 66 people in 13 days
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This campaign ended on August 10, 2014
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  • £5GBP
    IT'S A MATCH!

    You’re amazing. You’re basically our best mate. You’ll receive a digital, personalised Thank You photo from the cast and crew on set of Textual Relationship. Oh, and you’ll be thanked in the final credits and be immortalised forever.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • £10GBP
    BEGIN YOUR LOVE STORY TODAY

    Not only will you receive the personalized thank you photo and film credit, you will also receive a DIGITAL SCREENER of the film. Watch the film (with a few added extras) before anyone else AND before we start our film festival run.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • £15GBP
    FEELING E-HARMONIOUS

    If digital is a bit too 'now' for you or you just like to collect, we are offering a physical DVD of Textual Relationship. With all the added bonus features that only a mother would love.

    5 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • £25GBP
    WE ♥ YOU

    For all our fellow filmmakers out there, not only will you receive all of the above but we want to return the favour. For supporting our film we will invite you and your latest film to premiere alongside ours! The shorter the better and rom-coms will always be welcomed. But why not throw a zombie film in there too? UK residents only as you will need to make your own travel and/or accommodation arrangements.

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    £30GBP
    FOR 5 DAYS ONLY!

    Send us your best selfie or a photo that you'd be happy to use on a dating site and YOU can be one of our characters’ “potential matches" - Tindr style. Your face will be in our film. A very unique perk if we do say so ourselves.

    6 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • £100GBP
    OK, CUPID.

    Congratulations, you've just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on Textual Relationship. But don’t worry, you can just sit back and relax whilst we do all the hard work. You will also receive all of the above AND a copy of the final shooting script.

    5 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
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