HOUND

Camping deep in the vast British countryside, curious Dev leaves his friend Leo to investigate the ominous howl of a hound in the distance.

£1,057.50
raised of £5,500.00 goal
Funded
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Genre
Thriller
Scope
Short
Seeking funding for
Production
Campaign type
Flexible Funding
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    HOUND

    Genre
    Thriller
    Seeking funding for
    Production
    Scope
    Short
    Campaign type
    Flexible Funding

     

     

    Camping deep in the vast British countryside, curious Dev leaves his friend Leo to investigate the ominous howl of a hound in the distance. 

     

    OUR AUDIENCE, INSPIRATION AND GOALS

    We're hoping to engage an array of British creatives, interested in film and television. We feel our project caters specifically to younger adults between the ages of 16-25, however, with the broad focus of nature and a dismal yet beautiful countryside landscape, we are wanting to build on a relatable feeling for any viewer of the experience of going out into the countryside and nature. In particular, the landscapes and thriller elements will attract viewers. 

     

    When thinking about the interests and viewing habits of our target demographic, we brainstormed films, such as the surreal black comedy 'The Lobster', and dark comedy 'Shiva Baby'. With a crew heavily interested in alternative ways of exploring the thriller genre, we hope to bring in a refreshing approach to bring in and engage audiences. 

     

     

    THE CREW:

    MEET THE DIRECTOR: BENJAMIN KEIR

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    Benjamin Keir is the writer and director of Hound, he’s directed plenty of short films and written scripts for other people as well as himself. 

    He graduated from the BFI Film Academy at the age of 17 and gained a Silver Arts Award. He then directed and screened his short film ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ at a cinema in Canterbury where he had a live Q&A with the audience afterwards. 

    During A-Levels, he won two awards for ‘Outstanding Achievements in Visual Arts’ one of which was awarded to him by Director Clio Barnard. 

    Since then he’s directed a few more short films including Common Ground which was given an honourable mention at Screen Power Film Festival and gained set experience as an Assistant Director, Production Assistant and BTS Photographer.

     

     

    MEET THE PRODUCER: LYRIC BUSK 

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    Lyric Busk is the producer of Hound. Specialising in producing short films and music videos, they are excited to be a part of this project. After first hearing about the project, they came onto it, excited to work with the crew and challenge themselves.


    Having gained industry experience from 16 in the BFI Film Academy, Love Island, within the ITV Development Team and working as a production coordinator, they have gained skills in budgeting and organisation.



     

    MEET THE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: TOM THAIN

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    Tom Thain is Hound’s Director of Photography. With an interest in photography from a young age and as a visual learner, the progression to cinematography has been a natural one. 

    Picking up a bridge camera as a youngster, he won the Arran Natural History Society Photography award as an adolescent only furthering his passion. With a wide variety of roles in the camera and lighting department, Tom has developed his technical knowledge directly on set. 

     


     

    WHERE THIS BUDGET WILL GO:

    The money donated from this campaign will go directly into this project. Overall, our budget will allow us to put money into and cover:

    • Equipment
    • Casting 
    • Props, design and wardrobe
    • Cover of expenses for cast and crew
    • Location specific items for rural areas
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    Thanks for looking into our campaign, please share our greenlit and Instagram page, as well as donate! :)

     

    Instagram: @hound.film

     

    £1,057.50
    raised of £5,500.00 goal
    Funded
    27 Backers
    Hound Zine

    Receive a HOUND Zine once production is finished, including:
    - BTS
    - Stills
    - Art

    £40.00