Spectrum

Spectrum is an upcoming Psychological, Drama written and Directed by Jonell Rowe, which aims to explore the miscarriage of justice, emotional trauma, sexual assault and false allegations, through the parallel journeys of it’s two main protagonists, Joshua Chambers and Mariah Carson. The aim of this production, is to shed a light on the experiences of these two victims, and highlight the failures

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    Spectrum

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

    Spectrum Synopsis

    Spectrum is a psychological Drama that focuses on the Parallel journeys of it’s two protagonists.  Joshua Chambers, an artist on the rise is preparing for an art exhibition, when he is suddenly confronted by three police officers, who arrest him for an allegation of sexual assault. Shocked and confused by this accusation, Joshua recalls the events of the night during his stay at the police station and realises that the accuser has set him up. Now Joshua must fight to prove his innocence, before he is convicted of a crime he did not commit.  Attending a party she wasn't supposed to, behind her mother’s back, Mariah Carson, gets heavily  intoxicated, abandoned by her older sister Chelsea and becomes a victim of a sexual assault by an unknown figure. Fearing that  no one would believe what happened to her, Mariah closes herself off from everyone around her but begins reimagining the traumatic event repeatedly. When Mariah attempts to resolve the situation with her sister Chelsea, her religious zealot mother, Linda, discovers what happened and drags Mariah to the police station to report the incident and seek justice for happened to Mariah.  

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    Introducing the production team 

    Jonell Rowe: Writer, Director and Co-Producer

    Jonell Rowe is a London and Bristol-based independent writer, director and editor who first ventured into the arts through studying drama and fine art, at The BRIT School of performing arts. After graduating in 2011 with both a BTEC National and extended diploma in drama, Jonell went on to complete writers' course at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 2012 and along with other creatives, founded the production company "Lionstooth films". His style of work focuses on emotions spiralling out of control, affecting an individual's actions, which in turn affects the world around them. Jonell has gone on to write and direct 16 short films that have been recognised by industry professionals and won awards such as Best narrative short film at the Hollywood Sun film awards in October 2017.  

    Director's statement 

    I want to create a film, which sheds a light on the failures of the criminal justice system and highlight how victims of false allegations of sexual assault and victims who have experienced sexual violence have been repeatedly failed by the system, while their perpetrators have been allowed to go free without consequence. This miscarriage of justice, has continued to negatively impact the lives of these respective victims from the opposite ends of the spectrum, resulting in the wrongful imprisonment, convictions and the loss of lives for those who are falsely accused of one of the most monstrous crimes. In contrast, victims of sexual assault, have become too afraid to speak out on their horrific experiences and live in a constant state of Fear of disbelief, of unjustified blame, of retribution, of re-traumatisation. It was from coming across and reading up on numerous real-life events, surrounding both victims' traumatising experiences, that sparked the idea for Spectrum.

    In the narrative of Spectrum, I will examine the two-sided experiences of both victims, with the aim of spreading awareness of their respective injustice occurring. The miscarriage of justice cannot continue, and it is time that a change is made for the better.

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    Moses Ssebandeke: Co-Producer 

    Moses Ssebandeke is a Writer/Director and Producer His Film “Patient 4318” was screened on National television as well as being screened in Hollywood LA in 2015 at the African American Film market. In 2017 Moses Ssebandeke's script Mary's Room was shortlisted by Creative England to be a part of the Shortflix program Moses has written and directed many award-winning short films. That has been screened on the BBC. He also wrote and directed a BBC Africa/art interactive drama starring Brit award winner Stormzy. Moses recently graduated with a postgraduate diploma in Writing and producing from the BAFTA-winning National Film and Television School. in 2018 Moses won the screen skills short film award for his short film "Reflection" This film was screened at BFI (The British Film Institute) His other short film "distance" was screened in Budapest and won the "Channel 4 values award". Moses’ Graduation Film “Insta Grim” Won the best African Diaspora film at the 23rd African Film awards.

    Statement

    "I wanted to come onboard as a producer because I wanted to help give a voice to the voiceless. We've had a history of people being victims of injustice and I feel this film sheds light on that disparity"

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    Sam Mina: Executive Producer 

    Samuel Mina is an actor and Executive producer, who studied at the BRIT School for performing Arts. He has won multiple awards acting upon the stage and is broadening his experience within the film industry, both on and off screen. 

    Statement

    “I wanted to get involved in this existing project as I feel that the subject matter, although a tough and sensitive one, needs to be told for others to feel their story is also being told and heard”.

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    Sophie Brown: Executive Producer 

    I come from a background of film and media study and a passionate film and TV watcher, especially when it comes to stories that grow awareness of taboo issues and minorities. Also an avid fantasy lover, the last few years my creative streak has progressed in screenwriting as a student at Metfilm School.  I’m so excited to be an executive producer on ‘Spectrum’ as it’s a story close to my heart and I know too many strong, brave women and men that have had their voice taken away by sexual assault and had no justice.  In my opinion there’s no greater call to action than being able to play a part in steering the conversations that change these circumstances. 

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    Katie Noriega: Executive Producer 

    Based in London and south west of England, she has a vast background in the performing arts and entertainment business. 

    Katie has also appeared on screen and worked behind the scenes with film crew in popular TV and Film Productions such as Netflix, HBO, Sky and BBC channels. 

    Currently Katie has been focusing on representing and supporting independent artists from around the world via her company ON SET STAR Management.

    Statement

    While working with Jonell Rowe and getting to know him on a personal level he revealed to me the synopsis of Spectrum, which immediately struck a chord with me and I wanted to help in the creation and delivery of his feature film.

    My personal background around my work life has involved me being witness too and being a victim of abuse and struggles with mental health issues.

    The story of Spectrum highlights the sinister truth, what I believe is a raw subject that people otherwise overlook in their busy day to day lives. The justice system and media is very quick to falsely identify a goodie and a baddie but it doesn’t take time to investigate the real reason, feeling and emotion of the individuals to fully reveal the real criminal at the heart of the situation.

    Spectrum depicts all of this and focus’ on the actions that have ripple effects on the people at each end of the spectrum and more people need to see and understand this side of human psyche, for human betterment, hence my support and involvement.

     

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    Sophie Storm K: 1st Assistant Director 

    Having grown up in Singapore, Wales, and England, Sophie is a creative who is passionate about showcasing different voices in her work. Now based in London, She is a freelancer with experience in working on indie feature films and as a floor runner for HETV. She is particularly skilled in working to tight deadlines, problem solving and adapting to new situations. 

     

    Statement

    "I was keen to be involved with Spectrum after seeing the care and attention that has gone into the creation of this project and the way that the themes are being explored. It is a thought-provoking story that deserves to be told"

     

     

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    MAIN CAST FOR SPECTRUM

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    STORY BOARD 

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    VISUAL LOOK AND TONE OF SPECTRUM

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    Marketing for spectrum

     

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    COVID-19 health and safety 

    To ensure the health and safety of both cast and crew is carried out throughout the production a Covid-19 Marshall and supervisor will be consulted and the production itself will work to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines for film and television productions that the government and the British Film Commission have laid out.

    £2,960.00
    raised of £3,420.00 goal
    4 Days left
    36 Backers

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    You can make a pledge to support Spectrum without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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    1st tier donation perk

    For donating £5 You will receive a Special Thanks in the film's ending credits

    £5.00
    2nd tier donation perk

    For donating £10 you will receive a personalised thank you video made from our production team in addition to the special thanks credit.

    £10.00
    3rd tier donation perk

    For donating £20 you will receive a signed official teaser poster from the production team in addition to a personalised thank you video made from our production team and special thanks credit.

    £20.00
    4th tier donation perk

    For donating £30 you will receive a signed official Film poster, signed by the production team in addition to a personalised thank you video from our team and the special thanks credit.

    £30.00
    5th tier donation perk

    For donating £45 you will receive an invitation ticket to Spectrum's opening premiere in addition to a signed official Film poster, signed by our team, a personalised thank you video and the special thanks credit.

    £45.00
    6th tier donation perk

    For donating £70 you will receive a signed copy of the full screenplay, in addition to an invitation ticket to Spectrum's opening premiere, a signed official Film poster, signed by our team, a personalised thank you video and the special thanks credit.

    £70.00
    7th tier donation perk

    For donating £100 you will receive an invitation to join us on our film set and be apart of the production process, in addition to a ticket to Spectrum's opening premiere, a signed official Film poster, signed by our team, a personalised thank you video and the special thanks credit.

    £100.00
    8th tier donation perk

    When you donate £150, you will receive a signed digital copy of the entire story board for Spectrum. The story board will detailing the visual journey of the film's narrative. Created by our talented artist.

    £150.00
    9th tier donation perk

    For donating £200, we will provide a selection of Spectrum's behind the scenes materials such as BTS photos, footage of cast & crew interviews, rehearsals and location Recess, which will be digitally compiled in a package and make its way to you. This also includes the previous perks as well (Poster's personalized video etc)

    £200.00
    10th tier Perk donation - Producer   

    With this contribution, you can become one of our producers and will be credited as such wherever the credit appears (Ends credits, IMDB page etc) You will also receive the previously listed perks. Signed posters, Personalised thank you video, Behind the scenes Materials etc

    £400.00
    11th tier Perk donation - Associate Producer  

    With this huge contribution, you will be credited as an Associate Producers in the film's credits shown. This will also include all of the previously listed perks. Personalized thank you video, signed copy of script, posters etc  

    £500.00
    12th tier Donation - Executive Producer

    Executive Producer---£1,000.00

    This is it, the big one! with this huge contribution you can become one of our Film's Executive Producers where you'll be credited in the film's credits when they appear. An Executive Producer is one of the most important and valued parts of any film production. You'll also receive all of the previously listed perks below. Special thank you credit, Posters, Personalized thank you video, signed copy of the script, storyboard etc

    £1,000.00