All Is Mum
A young working mother must again become teacher and breadwinner for a second lockdown but with her partner away, things start to take their toll.
All Is Mum
WHAT IS 'ALL IS MUM' ABOUT?
'All Is Mum' follows Sabrina, a single working mother whose life is turned upside down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After the announcement of the third lockdown, she must now juggle between being a competent work colleague to a compassionate mother in a split second, but things are starting to take their toll.
‘All Is Mum’ aims to shed light on the challenges single working mothers have been facing during the lockdown and the psychological impacts it has on one family.
WHY ARE WE MAKING 'ALL IS MUM'?
Some words from our Writer/Director Kieran Bourne:
" I'm making the film because there will definitely be a lot of movies made subsequent about lockdown but not how it felt being locked down. Especially, working mothers who relied on school to take care of the children. What I like films to do is not provide a commentary on people should do but simply show what this particular character did and how they succeeded, failed, changed or remained the same.
Some audiences will find themselves in it and some will observe it but as long as the cinema allows them to empathise and feel it, that's the objective. Everyone should feel "home" when watching the film and that's the aesthetic because I believe that it adds to the drama and the heartbreak and the fear and the relief when that sense of comfort and ease is turned on you and reversed. We feel betrayed which can make even your own children feel like enemies.
The psychological impact on adults, parents and children and the obvious effects on mental health due to the pandemic is a topic that needs to be treated carefully and seriously. My ambition is that this film will allow people and families to know that all they went through had not been ignored, unseen or unheard."
Our crowdfunding goal is £12,000 to ensure that the costs prior to filming are paid, these include equipment hire, location & permit, onset catering and finally props & wardrobe. As part of our commitment to tell the story in the most engaging way, we decided to shoot on film (which is totally worth it).
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Whilst our crowdfunding target is £12,000, this is just enough to cover the key costs related to filming.
- Stretch goal stage 1
if we reach £17,000, we will able to pay for the post-production's key stages. This includes editing, sound mixing, music and grading, bringing to life the story the writer/director envisioned.
- Stretch goal stage 2
And £18,000 will help us increase our advertising and festival budget to bring 'All Is Mum' to BAFTA qualifying festivals and ensure the recognition this film deserves.
MEET THE TEAM
- WRITER/DIRECTOR: KIERAN BOURNE
Kieran Bourne is an independent Screenwriter and Director of Film, TV and Theatre. He has written and/or directed numerous award-winning short films including the Oscar and BAFTA Qualifying ‘I Am Pilate’ starring Shaun Scott, ‘Call It a Day’ which won the Best Dramedy Award at the BNM Web Fest 2020, ‘Say Your Name’ which received Best Director and Best Actress nominations at the Unrestricted View Film Festival 2019, LGBTQ drama ‘Soft Hands’ which won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Fusion International Film Festival 2020 and the Oniros Best Silent Film Award winner ‘She’s Just a Girl and So Am I’.
He has shadowed directors on BBC dramas ‘Casualty’ and ‘Doctors’ as well being a Performance Arts Lecturer on Acting and Film at the Bucks New University.
- PRODUCER: CANDID BROADS PRODUCTIONS AND ORIANE PICK
Oriane Pick is an actor and producer. In 2019, she produced and starred in the multi award-nominated short drama 'Say Your Name', for which she received two nominations as Best Actress. Having dreamt of creating her own series, Oriane is also the co-Showrunner, Executive Producer and one of the lead actresses in short-form dramedy 'Call It a Day'. She is the founder of Candid Broads Productions which aspires to give the stars of tomorrow a chance to create their projects with a fresh and original perspective, bringing to life diverse and meaningful stories to independent filmmaking, such examples include 'Smudged Smile' and 'KOTTI'. Oriane's latest role is Gabi in 'I AM', a short film that she also produced. It seeks to bring a new perspective on mental illness and break stigmas that still surround schizophrenia and is currently in post-production.
- DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHEN J. NELSON
Stephen started making movies aged 11, having been inspired at an early age by Steven Spielberg's "E.T." Attending high school, he found his love of movies amplified by his best friend who was determined to be a Director. Together they saved their pocket money to purchase Super 8mm film stock and began shooting their first feature film - an homage to "E.T." that was unfortunately never completed. From here Stephen was hooked and it seemed inevitable that he was bound for a career in the film industry.
At the age of 15 Stephen landed his first job as a trainee on the low-budget movie ‘Chasing the Deer’. Following this he began assisting on short films and at 19 he shot his first feature, ‘The Ring and the Seal' directed by Hollywood FX guru Tom Lauten.
These early experiences enabled him to secure a position as a Camera Technician at ARRI Rental in London - a leading movie equipment rental house, where he provided on-set technical support to major films such as ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’. After 8 years at ARRI Stephen left to assist renowned photographer Greg Williams after meeting him on the set of Quantum of Solace. Greg has shot some of the World’s most famous actors as well as many high profile advertising campaigns for the likes of Hilfiger, Dunhill and Lacoste.
Stephen aided Greg in his transition to directing by shooting his first two short films, ‘Sergeant Slaughter: My Big Brother’ – starring Tom Hardy, and ‘Tell Tale’ – starring Carla Gugino, Adam Arkin, Jesse Spencer and Clifton Collins Jr. and for which he won Best Cinematography awards alongside Greg at both the Burbank International and New York Shorts Film Festivals.
Off the back of two recent feature films: "The Takedown", directed by stuntman David Newton and "Nene" directed by Paul Mills, Stephen is currently working within the British Film and Television drama scene and recently shot the 2nd Unit photography on Alan Moore's latest film 'The Show', Directed by Mitch Jenkins.
With a desire to influence the next generation of filmmakers and offer them the help he desperately sought as a young filmmaker, Stephen is now working alongside Screen Northants in Northampton, UK to teach movie making to under-privileged and excluded children.
RISK AND CHALLENGES
We know that the presence of Covid-19 and especially its new variants may cause considerable risks towards our production and thus we have carefully planned our shoot having everyone's safety in mind.
Our talented team is now familiar with this environment as they have been working on multiple projects since the start of the pandemic. This experience provided both cast and crew with the knowledge of the different safety protocols needed to ensure a secured set for both cast and crew during filming. Moreover, a covid supervisor will be present on set to make sure rules are respected. Set in London, our film will adhere to the city’s guidelines which will be constantly monitored, adapting our shoot if needed.
To proceed to filming, we would need at least 70% of the fund raised, which we know is a challenge but we also believe in this project's vision and we are certain it's a doable goal to achieve.
We know that the pandemic also has had a huge impact on everyone's finances and your ability to donate.
If you are able to financially contribute, we’d be forever grateful, but if not, spreading the word about the campaign could also make a huge difference.
Thank you so much for joining us on this journey!