End Of Infinity
Charlotte and Jacqueline, two young women, swap jokes and comfortable silences on a bus journey through the idyllic English countryside. As time goes by we discover that there is something more than meets the eye. Saying goodbye to a loved one for the last time is never easy, but a bus full of goodbyes is heartbreaking, an end of infinity, a bus of one last moments.
End Of Infinity
Two young women unknowingly embark on a bus journey, a moment that could be their last.
End of Infinity, written and directed by Flora Lopategui (Olive 2021), is a female led, 10 minute virtual production short film that explores the universal longing for one more moment with a loved one.
The film centers around Charlotte (Rosie Graham: Sanditon, School of Good and Evil, Outlander) who reconnects with her late grandmother (Gwen Jones: Wednesday), highlighting the importance of cherishing moments in the present.
The film's vintage aesthetic, with soft greens and deep gold tones, evokes a nostalgic atmosphere, while providing an inviting and warm backdrop to the theme of human relationships, love and the profound impact of loss.
A common thread in all our lives, loss is experienced every day, whether it is through the passing of a loved one or the pain of heartbreak, we are, therefore, confident that this film will deeply resonate with the hearts of many.
Filmed at Garden Studios at their Lily 3 stage (sponsored by Anna Valley) and produced by Window Zebra Productions, End of Infinity went off without a hitch. Filmed over the course of 3 days, with an incredible team of industry professionals, cast and crew came together to bring this special story to life.
An emotional experience, no one was left untouched by the deep sentiment of losing a loved one. This was highly reflected in the performances by Graham and Jones, as well as the entire supporting cast and crew. We are so incredibly proud of what we have achieved and now need the final push to finish and distribute our film.
Please see our behind the scenes video below!
The production was generously sponsored by Garden studios, Way To Blue, Anna Valley and Lee Lighting Services.
On the last day, Garden Studios, Anna Valley, Director’s UK and Way To Blue sponsored a Virtual Production event, in which industry professionals were treated to a panel with the Heads of Departments on the film, as well as an interactive showcase with the set of the film, in order to learn more about virtual production and how they can utilise it in their own films.
It was a successful event, showcasing the immersive and visually stunning content that can be achieved by using Virtual Production.
For End of Infinity, large LED walls were used used to display plates that we filmed in the peak district using 360 cameras, prior to shooting on set.
This new and exciting technology meant that the actors were able to see and react to their environment (unlike green screen). This is important because the background mimics the tone of the film i.e as the light changes, the mood of the film shifts as well. The use of VP also meant that the HODs could previsualize scenes and camera movements in a virtual environment before actual production, aiding in planning and creative decision-making. Virtual production also reduced the need for extensive location shoots, saving both time and money in the production process.
For example, filming on a bus would have been difficult, lighting could change, the sound may have been jeopardised and we would of had to put a lot of money into permits and shutting off the road. Filming in VP meant that we did not encounter any of those issues, as we could control our environment, such as changing the time of day, design the lighting set up and film in an order that worked best for us.
As we step into the post-production phase of "End of Infinity," we are eagerly seeking a second round of funding to collaborate with our post-production partners, this includes a partnership with award-winning composer Alexander Arnzten, known for his work on top Netflix (Last Man Down) and HBO MAX (Unmothered) films and TV shows. We are also in talks with a successful and renowned post-production house, which would take on the grade and sound mix of the film.
This vital funding will, therefore, be directed toward essential elements such as refining the editing process, designing the color grading, perfecting the sound mix, and facilitating partnerships with prestigious post-production houses and composers. These efforts are crucial to ensuring a high-quality finished product.
We are actively inviting dedicated sponsors and partners to join us on this journey to bring this remarkable film to its final, polished state. Your support will play a pivotal role in helping us reach the finish line!
We are aware that the success of our distribution plan depends on understanding our target audience, building relationships in the industry, and adapting our strategy based on real-time feedback and opportunities. Sponsorship will, therefore, enable us to do the following:
Festival Circuit: We have intensively researched and targeted festivals that suit End of Infinity’s genre and style and are setting the bar high with our festival run. We have set our sights on festivals such as Slamdance, Short of the Week, Manchester film festival, Camarthen Bay and many more!
Film Markets: We plan to attend film markets like Cannes to promote the film to potential buyers and distributors. We have put together a high-end press kit that includes plot, cast and crew bios, and high-quality stills in order to hook online platforms such as Nowness, Omeleto and Short of the Week.
Press and Media: We have partnered with the renowned Way To Blue, who will handle all the press releases and press kits to send to film-related publications, bloggers, and critics, once the film has been completed. This is with the aim to secure interviews and features to generate buzz and reviews around the film. We have already garnered interest from the Girl’s on Film podcast who attended our virtual production showcase and are in talks for an episode around virtual production and female led films.
Film Screenings and Events: Off the back of the success of the Virtual production Garden showcase we are planning a premiere of the film with Q&A sessions with the cast and crew.
Metrics and Analytics: We are planning to closely monitor the performance of our film on online platforms and social media, in order to adjust our marketing strategies based on audience engagement and feedback.
Brand Visibility and Exposure: Sponsors will benefit from increased brand visibility and exposure to a potentially wide and engaged audience, including attendees at film festivals, viewers on streaming platforms, and participants in film-related events.
Credits: We will offer sponsors various credits depending on the level of sponsorship. This includes but is not limited to Executive Producer and Associate Producer credits!
Association with Art and Creativity: Supporting the arts! We are a small indie production company that truly believes in the art of storytelling and providing a safe environment for people to laugh, cry and shout at the screen! If you support us you will be allowing us to continue this endeavor and connect with people all around the world as well as continuing to employ and further the careers of industry professionals.
Supporting a female led film: Women have been historically underrepresented in film directing roles. In 2020, women directed only 16% of the top-grossing films in the United States, moreover, Women are underrepresented in key behind-the-scenes roles, such as cinematography, editing, and writing. The representation of women in these positions remains lower compared to men. End of Infinity is a female led project with 60% of all crew being female. This includes a female Writer & Director, Producer, Production designer, Costume designer and many more! By sponsoring this project, you will ensure that we continue the fight to encourage more and more women into leadership positions.
Networking and Partnerships: At Window Zebra, we love creating fruitful and meaningful partnerships. We would love to foster potential collaborations, partnerships, and access to industry professionals in order to support the indie community.
WE WANTED TO SAY A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SPONSORED AND SUPPORTED OUR FILM SO FAR. We are so grateful for the support and cannot wait to get our film over the last hurdle and into the spotlight.