Seed

'Seed' is a quiet psychological horror film starring Amelie Leroy. Its main themes are infertility, obsession, insomnia and madness, and the story has been described as 'Rosemary's Baby' meets 'The Day of the Triffids'. We are seeking funds to shoot the film later on this year, in Oxford, with our fantastic production team.

£2,980.00
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    Seed

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

    What?

    Seed is a short narrative fiction film - a quiet psychological horror movie about infertility and its impact on mental health. It's a female-centric story, rather strange, beautifully shot, and with a tangible sense of pathos occasionally illuminated by flashes of dark humour.

    Why?

    I wanted to use elevated genre as a way to explore the horrors of infertility, obsession, insomnia and madness. I think this is a subject - like many subjects related to female health - that is not talked about enough in society, perhaps because of a sense of taboo around reproductive health.

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    Who?

    Sara Roberts is a versatile Writer and Director from a cross-cultural background, with a global outlook. She enjoys working collaboratively and is particularly interested in writing about women's stories. She is interested in exploring themes of mental health and the dehumanising effects of institutions, and has a keen appreciation for the comedy of the absurd.

    Sara has lived in Ecuador, Spain, France and Portugal, and is currently based in Oxford, UK, where she teaches English and writes. She worked briefly for the BBC and was editor of Cafe Aphra, an online journal and writing blog, for several years. She has had her prose work published in a number of literary magazines and is an award-winning screenwriter for TV and film.

    Seed is adapted from one of her short stories.

    How?

    As is well known, external funding sources for short films are few and far between, so we've decided - in addition to applying for external funding - to raise our own funds to make this film a reality.

    There are different ways that you can help us to make this film as good as it deserves to be. If you are able to make a donation - whatever the amount - to this crowdfunding campaign, it would be received with immense gratitude and huge thanks from all of us on the production team.

    But even if you can't contribute financially, you can still make a really big difference by sharing this campaign with your friends and family, your colleagues, and everyone you know who appreciates the art of cinema!

    The more we spread the word, in a meaningful way, about this film, the more people are likely to help us make it happen, and make it great, and then watch it with us afterwards. 

    We've come up with some fantastic perks and rewards, which you'll see here on our page, and I hope very much that you find something you enjoy there.

    However, if there's anything that is not on the list - you fancy having a character named after you, or you'd like a Zoom call with the Director, or something else we haven't thought of - please do send us a message on Instagram @seed.shortfilm or just an email to: seed.shortfilm@yahoo.com and if we can possibly grant your wish, we'd love to!

     

     

    £2,980.00
    raised of £4,000.00 goal
    18 Days left
    60 Backers

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    You can make a pledge to support Seed without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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    THANK YOU - a huge thank you from all of us, most sincerely, and everlasting gratitude!

    £5.00
    Short story and soundtrack

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and a digital download of the soundtrack.

    Please note: the soundtrack may not be available to download until we have completed post-production - we'll email you a link when it's ready!

    £15.00
    Watch the film before everyone else!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and a digital download of the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else!

    Please note: the soundtrack and film will not be available until we have completed post-production - we'll email you a link when they're ready!

    £25.00
    All the rest, plus behind-the-scenes photos of 'the making of' Seed!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and a digital download of the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And...

    ... You get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos) of the making of the film!

    Please note: the soundtrack and film will not be available until we have completed post-production - we'll email you a link when they're ready!

    £35.00
    All the rest, plus a signed, limited edition poster of the film!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and a digital download of the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And...

    ... You get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos) of the making of the film.

    ... Plus we'll send you a signed, limited edition poster of the film!

    Please note: the soundtrack, film and poster may not be available until we have completed post-production - we'll email you a link when they're ready, and we'll send you the poster in the mail as soon as it's done!

    £50.00
    Thank you in the credits and on IMDb!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and a digital download of the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And...

    ... You get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos) of the making of the film.

    ... You'll get a named thank you credit on IMDb and in the credits of the film.

    Please note: some items may not be available until we have completed post-production - we'll send them through as soon as they're ready!

    £60.00
    All the rest, plus a personalised thank you note from the team!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and a digital download of the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos).

    ... You'll get a named thank you credit on IMDb and in the credits of the film, plus...

    ... We'll send you a signed, limited edition poster, and a personalised handwritten thank you note from the production team. :)

    Please note: some items may not be available until we have completed post-production - we'll send them

    £80.00
    All the rest, plus a limited edition, signed DVD or Blu-ray of the film!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos).

    ... You'll get a named thank you credit on IMDb and in the credits of the film.

    ... We'll send you a signed, limited edition poster, and a personalised handwritten thank you note from the production team, as well as a limited edition, signed DVD or Blu-ray of the film!

    Please note: some items may not be available until we have completed post

    £100.00
    All the rest, plus we'll send you a screen-used prop!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos).

    ... You'll get a named thank you credit on IMDb and in the credits.

    ... We'll send you a signed, limited edition poster; a personalised handwritten thank you note from the production team; a limited edition, signed DVD or Blu-ray of the film; as well as a screen-used prop! (Limited number available.)

    Please note: some items may not be available

    (4 remaining out of 5)
    £150.00
    The rest, plus be invited to a cast and crew screening!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos).

    ... You'll get a named thank you credit on IMDb and in the credits of the film.

    ... We'll send you a signed, limited edition poster, and a personalised handwritten thank you note from the production team, as well as a limited edition, signed DVD or Blu-ray of the film.

    ... In addition, you will be invited to an exclusive cast and crew screening

    (7 remaining out of 8)
    £250.00
    The rest, plus an Associate Producer credit on IMDb!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos).

    ... We'll send you a signed, limited edition poster, and a personalised handwritten thank you note from the production team, as well as a limited edition, signed DVD or Blu-ray of the film.

    ... In addition, you will be invited to an exclusive cast and crew screening of the film and you'll get an Associate Producer credit on IMDb and on the credits

    (3 remaining out of 4)
    £500.00
    The rest, plus an Executive Producer credit on IMDb!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos).

    ... We'll send you a signed, limited edition poster, and a personalised handwritten thank you note from the production team, as well as a limited edition, signed DVD or Blu-ray of the film.

    ... In addition, you will be invited to an exclusive cast and crew screening of the film and you'll get an Executive Producer credit on IMDb and on the credits

    (3 remaining out of 3)
    £1,000.00
    The rest, plus a Co-Producer credit on IMDb!

    A huge thank you, plus a digital download of the short story that inspired the film and the soundtrack.

    ... Plus you get the link to watch the film before everyone else! And exclusive access to behind-the-scenes photography (and/or videos).

    ... We'll send you a signed, limited edition poster, and a personalised handwritten thank you note from the production team, as well as a limited edition, signed DVD or Blu-ray of the film.

    ... In addition, you will be invited to an exclusive cast and crew screening of the film and you'll get a Co-Producer credit on IMDb and on the credits! (Only 1

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    £2,000.00