We are Search & Rescue

A documentary exploring the extraordinary characters and stories behind the everyday people who volunteer for Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR).
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Aram Atkinson
Film
Hampshire
United Kingdom
2 Team Members

Short Summary Contributors 

Myself and Jamie are two film students in our final year of university, but rather than make a short fictional film that serves as memorabilia to our university days, we wanted to make a film that could make a visible impact on the lives of others.

Jamie and I have always been fond admirers of documentaries and it seemed the logical route to take, and it wasn’t long until we struck upon HANTSAR. From a filmmaker’s point of view it offered:

  • Great visual scope
  • Great characters and
  • A dynamic range of locations

From a citizen’s point of view however, it gave us the chance to show what an incredible organisation it is and give something back to these volunteers that give so much every time they are called out. 

Jamie and I have known each other for over 6 years now, and in the last 2 years we have begun to make films together, having spent our previous years building up our individual skills. We first worked together on a documentary about a young girl who has Cerebral Palsy, ‘The Isabella Story’, before going on to make the Christmas Promotional video for the charity that help her: The Rainbow Centre (Which should be released in the coming weeks).

We have both had a wide range of experience in acting, film, music and research, which combined with our experience in budgeting, time management and teamwork, will hopefully help us produce a striking film about HANTSAR. I myself had a short fictional film (Our Old Cove) nominated for a festival in the summer, and we hope this can go one better and win at a festival or two, and help bring further recognition to the everyday people who make up this wonderful organisation.

 

What We Need & What You Get

What we need is the funding to help us transport ourselves and equipment to the various places in Hampshire, as well as outside of the county at times, when HANTSAR are involved in either a search/training. Once we break even, we then intend to give any funds left over to HANTSAR. With your help we can make a captivating 20minute documentary, which will in turn hopefully raise further awareness and really start the ball rolling in bringing Search & Rescue units into the mainstream, and give the volunteers the recognition they deserve.

As it is for a volunteer organisation and we are doing this on a non-profit basis, we can't offer much back, but we will offer what we can (see the perks!), and any contribution or support would be hugely appreciated by both us and HANTSAR.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand sometimes money can't match the support you're wanting to provide, in which case here are some other ways you could help.

Volunteer at HANTSAR, or any of the other county Search & Rescues, as they are always looking for new volunteers.

Raise awareness of who HANTSAR are and what they do, and hopefully that will in turn lead to wider support for this wonderful organisation.

 

The Impact

This is an organisation that finds those most desperately in need of help, it could be a lost child or a confused grandmother, but it could also be your lost child or your confused relative, and this unit of everyday heroes is one the county, and the country desperately need. The organisation always needs volunteers and support, which is what we hope to give them with our documentary, and if you can support us in achieving this or support them directly (or both), you will be as much a hero to us and HANTSAR as HANTSAR are to so many.

 

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  • £2GBP
    Much appreciated!

    Any amount is hugely appreciated so thank you very much for contributing what you can :)

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  • £5GBP
    Thank you!

    A massive thank you for helping a great cause and supporting the efforts of two students to make a difference.

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    A big thank you!

    A massive thank you for helping a great cause and supporting the efforts of two students to make a difference.

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  • £15GBP
    A huge thank you!

    As well as a huge thank you, a facebook and twitter shoutout for investing so kindly in our project!

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    An even bigger thank you!

    As well as a huge thank you, a facebook and twitter shoutout for investing so kindly in our project. Also we will send you a link so you can watch the finished film online. (please provide an email address in the shipping details).

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  • £40GBP
    An almighty thanks + Credit

    Atleast 10% of your contribution will go straight towards helping fund Hampshire Search and Rescue with almighty thank you with a facebook and twitter shoutout, but more still, a 'special thanks' credit in the documentary and of course a link so you can watch the finished film online. (please provide an email address in the shipping details).

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  • £90GBP
    We could kiss you all over!

    All of the above plus 15% of your contribution will go straight towards helping fund Hampshire Search and Rescue. Also you'll get a DVD of the final film signed by us both including a personal thank you letter expressing how much we appreciate your contribution!

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  • £150GBP
    You're just too kind!

    All of the above plus, atleast 25% of your contribution will go straight towards helping fund Hampshire Search and Rescue with your name at the top so they can thank you personally on their twitter page aswell.

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