Black & White Duppy

A British-Jamaican teenager descends into his heart of darkness in a surreal coming of age horror exploring the impact of colonialism on immigrant family histories and inherited trauma. 

£10,795.00
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Black & White Duppy

Genre
Film
Seeking funding for
Production
Scope
Short
Campaign type
All or Nothing

We follow 17-year-old Red, a painfully insecure skater, on the day of his grandmother’s funeral. He clashes with his mum and tries to navigate a cultural rift that he doesn’t fully understand. The quest for answers leads him to a horrifying manifestation of colonial evil and difficult truths about his own past.
 

Inspired by the new wave of African American magical realist cinema, the film is a blend of surrealism, drama and horror depicting a multi-generational British experience in a truly refreshing way because Black-British identity is unique.

Often we identify with the ancestral homelands of our parents and grandparents, more than the country we were born in. It’s class, ethnicity and geography; and for Red it is a crisis. Adolescence is a desperate search for a sense of self. It’s confusing enough without being Black in a dead empire that refuses to acknowledge race. The most difficult conversations are always the most important. 

This is a film about love, forgiveness and understanding. In the end, we are stronger together.

"Writing Red's story was a cathartic process and I hope it will connect with anyone who was a Red at some point in their lives."

 

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Tom Blackman is a British-Jamaican filmmaker who aims to contribute towards a shift in British culture that truly reflects the diversity of Black-British people. His writing often touches on themes of culture and identity. Tom has honed his craft through a series of independently made shorts, the latest of which, Motherland (2020), has been officially selected for Cinemagic Belfast 2020, The London Short Film Festival 2021 and Manchester Lift Off 2021. 

"I want to see Black British films of every genre and I believe that the best way to do that is to tell your story, your way. I want to make the kind of film that never existed when I was growing up."

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Kate Shelley is a South London born producer who specialises in documentary and humanitarian work. As someone with her fingers in all the metaphorical vegan pies, Kate has a strong sense of structure, and is hoping her connections to local businesses and people in Brixton can bring a real sense of community to the film's production. 

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Emily Ong is a Malaysian filmmaker whose work is drawn to the dynamics in interpersonal and cultural identity. A writer and director herself, now specialising in cinematography, Emily is confident in her passion and hopes her work contributes to a creative community that champions the voice of the Minoritarian. 

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MYSTERY PRINTS

Stand to own a full set of exclusive prints made by our very own cinematographer and artist, Emily.

x3 Postcard Sized Prints to be released soon!


BUDGET BREAKDOWN

 

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£10,795.00
raised of £10,000.00 goal
Funded
164 Backers
Watch it first!

A private link to the film, as soon as the film is premiered, to be watched as many times as you want.

Included after film's completion :

- A private link to the film
- A postcard sized print of our choosing
- A 'contributor' credit on the film

£20.00
Digital Copy of Official Poster & Screenplay

Receive a digital copy of the screenplay and poster

Included after film's completion :

- A private link to the film
- A postcard sized print of our choosing
- A 'contributor' credit on the film
- Private digital copy of the official film poster and screenplay

£35.00
Signed Official Screenplay

Receive a personalised signed copy of screenplay from the Director and Main Cast.

Included after film's completion :

- A private link to the film
- A full set of 3 postcard sized prints
- A 'contributor' credit on the film
- Private digital copy of the official film poster and screenplay
- Signed copy of the official screenplay

£50.00
Signed Official Screenplay + Poster

Receive a personalised signed copy of screenplay and poster from the Director and Main Cast.

Included after film's completion :

- A private link to the film
- A full set of 3 postcard sized prints
- A 'contributor' credit on the film
- Private digital copy of the official film poster and screenplay
- Signed copy of the official screenplay
- Signed copy of the official A1 sized poster

£70.00
Exclusive Premiere Tickets

x1 Exclusive premiere ticket for you and a friend.

Included after film's completion :

- A private link to the film
- A full set of 3 postcard sized prints
- A 'contributor' credit on the film
- Private digital copy of the official film poster and screenplay
- Signed copy of the official screenplay
- Signed copy of the official A1 sized poster
- x2 Premiere ticket

(5 remaining out of 10)
£150.00
Join our Afterparty!

Come to the premiere with a friend then join us for a very special Cast & Crew Afterparty.

Included after film's completion :

- A private link to the film
- A full set of 3 postcard sized prints
- A 'contributor' credit on the film
- Private digital copy of the official film poster and screenplay
- Signed copy of the official screenplay
- Signed copy of the official A1 sized poster
- x2 Premiere ticket
- x2 Access to Premiere Afterparty

(5 remaining out of 5)
£500.00
Associate Producer

Become an official Associate Producer credit on IMDb and film.

Included after film's completion :

- A private link to the film
- A full set of 3 postcard sized prints
- An 'Associate Producer' credit on IMDb and film.
- Private digital copy of the official film poster and screenplay
- Signed copy of the official screenplay
- Signed copy of the official A1 sized poster
- x2 Premiere ticket
- x2 Access to Premiere Afterparty

(2 remaining out of 5)
£1,000.00
Executive Producer

Become an official Executive Producer credit on IMDb and film.

Included after film's completion :

- A private link to the film
- A full set of 3 postcard sized prints
- An 'Executive Producer' credit on IMDb and film.
- Private digital copy of the official film poster and screenplay
- Signed copy of the official screenplay
- Signed copy of the official A1 sized poster
- x2 Premiere ticket
- x2 Access to Premiere Afterparty

(4 remaining out of 4)
£2,500.00