The Pump

“In the cutthroat world of clowning, a charismatic duo faces their biggest performance yet. However, when one partner decides to betray the other their relationship shatters. By interviewing both parties we try to unravel what happened that fateful night."

Director: Dom Poots
Producer: Maxim Euling
DOP: Harvey Metcalf

£2,170.00
raised of £3,000.00 goal
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Drama
Scope
Short
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Production
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    The Pump

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

    Hey, I’m Dom Poots, the writer and director of The Pump. 

    This has been a passion project of mine for many years.  The idea originated in my childhood when I watched my mother (a clown) and her clown colleagues.  I always found the balance in between the natural silliness of the profession and the seriousness and importance with which they practice it.  This film reflects that concept. It’s a comedy/drama that deals with betrayal, greed, fame, love and death seen through the eyes of one of the most humorous professions on the planet. 

    I've worked with Maxim and Harvey before and I am super excited to bring this concept and vision to life.

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    Producer: 

    Hey, I’m Maxim and I’m the producer of The Pump.

    Once Dom had pitched me his idea for ’The Pump’ I knew I couldn’t say no. I am super excited to work with both Dom and Harvey to bring this fun and unique idea to the big screen.

    Having moderate experience producing short films in the past I am confident in my team and I’s ability to create a captivating narrative-driven short film. I look forward to collaborating with our wonderful crew on this coming project.

    Follow the Instagram to see more about this upcoming project!

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    Director of Photography:

    Hi, I’m Harvey and I’m the director of photography for The Pump. The uniqueness of the story is what interested me in this project and there is a lot of opportunity for distinctive experimental cinematography. It’s a very exciting short film for a DoP to be a part of and the process so far working with Dom has been great as always.

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    LOCATION NO.1 : ‘The Space Theatre’ 

    The home of the clowns. 

    The Pump focuses on the clowns rivalry in a small theatre. Within this theatre we see the entire performance process from the dressing room to the stage. ‘The Space’ offers everything we need in a filming location, a perfect blend of rustic visual appeal and creative freedom.

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    LOCATION NO.2 : ‘Oliver’s Jazz Bar’

    The final performance.

    Our second location reflects one clowns elevation to a higher position in the industry and the other’s bitter desire for revenge. The finale of ‘The Pump’ is not to be missed.

    Oliver’s Jazz Bar if the perfect filming location for the finale of our film due to its sophisticated aesthetic and flexibility.

    £2,170.00
    raised of £3,000.00 goal
    14 Days left
    25 Backers

    Pledge without reward:

    You can make a pledge to support The Pump without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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    Signed Posters

    Signed Posters from all of the HoDs as well as the cast. We will have a variety of posters to choose from by the end of the project and will get in touch with you directly to enquire about which one you would like.

    £20.00
    Personalised video from the Director and the cast

    A video recorded specifically for you! Thanking you for your donation as well as filling you in on behind the scene gimics and drama brought to you by our wonderful Director Dom Posts.

    £30.00
    Clown Noses

    Clown noses that have been used in the film. Upon request can be signed by a member of the cast or crew.

    £50.00