The Projectionist

The Projectionist is a short film love letter to cinema that delves into mental health.

A young Projectionist has lost the ability to make movies, instead sharing it with others in the cinema as he deals with depression following the death of his Mother. He must respark the passion of filmmaking in hopes to find closure and regain who we once was.

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Drama
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    The Projectionist

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

    Synopsis 

    A young Projectionist has lost the ability to make movies, instead sharing it with others in the cinema as he deals with depression following the death of his Mother. He must respark the passion of filmmaking in hopes to find closure and regain who we once was.

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    Why make this film?

    This film is a passion project, based on an idea we've had for a long while. The film is a homage to cinema and a love letter but also delves into mental health and the power of movies. This film is important to us, both with the message we want to show, and the people we want to connect with.

    We want to film in Lowestoft, UK, since attending their first annual film festival there last year, we knew this location would be perfect for the cinema and location in the script. We have cast Andrew Hooper as the Projectionist, but we also want to hire cast and crew in Lowestoft to help get more film work for the citizens of Lowestoft who want to make movies.

    The money we receive from your donations will go towards renting out locations like a cinema in Lowestoft, paying our cast and crew, rent equipment, catering for all, props, costumes and of course, travel and accommodations.

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    Cast & Crew

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    1) Andrew Hooper - The Projectionist

    2) Adam Gammage - Eric Caine

    3) Becky Morgan - Script Supervisor / First Assistant Director 

    4) Grant Barker - Co-Writer / Producer

    5) Jack RH O'Sullivan - Director / Co-Writer

    6) Reece Lambert - Director of Photography

    7) Charlotte Hughes - Hair & Make Up Artist

    8) Gary Mutch - Music Composer

    More to come.

    Director's Statement

    I've had the vision of a young Projectionist in a modern projection booth in an independent cinema by the coast dealing with grief and depression and with the help of Grant my Co-Writer and Producer, we managed to get a screenplay made and an eager passion from all within. Having grown up making home movies and short films as a coping mechanism from depression, cinema and movies saved me and we want to do the same for others. Depression and mental health is a large element of this movie and we want to depict it carefully and authentically.

     

     

     

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    About Movie Making Media

    We are a multi award winning independent short film studio based in London. We have produced twelve short films, including our latest which is a semi-auto biographical drama film about Director Jack RH O'Sullivan's life with Tourette Syndrome. Tourettes & I.

    Four Tourettes & I's awards, nominations, and festival sections see below:

    AWARDS Special Recognition Award - Lowestoft Film Festival (2022) Best Drama Short - Europe Film Festival UK (2022) Best Trailer - Europe Film Festival UK (2022) Marginalised UK Disabled Grand Jury Film Award - Big Syn Award (2022) Jury Special Award - Golden Wheat Awards (2022) Promising Young Actor Award | Ashton Cooper - MLC Award (2022) HONOURABLE MENTIONS London Monthly Film Festival SELECTIONS Ealing Film Festival (2022)  IFEA International Film & Entertainment Festival Australia (2022) Black Cat Award International (2022) Lift Off Filmmaker Sessions (2022) Lift Off First Time Filmmakers (2022) Lift Off Filmmakers Global 2022 Sessions (2022) Lift Off Filmmakers Global 2022 Sessions (2021)

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    £230.00
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    35 Days left
    8 Backers

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