Returning to his hometown one last time, a wayward love-rat reignites friendships and reopens old wounds in one self-destructive weekend.
Subterranean has been funded! The whole team would like to thank everyone involved in the campaign and anyone who donated to the project. We'd also like to thank everyone who shared our page and help spread the word. We couldn't have done this without you all. We will see you on the other side.
Welcome to our campaign,
This is a Brighton film through and through. Our aim is to capture the atmosphere of the city and the bohemian DIY style that is ingrained in the local creative scene. We will reflect this in the filmmaking in order to avoid the postcard idea of what Brighton is. Instead, we want to capture it as a colourful party town known for its illicit pleasures. Brighton also has a reputation for as a musician’s town and we really wanted to have reflected in key creative decisions. From the writing stage through to casting. We want the city to be as much of a main player in our film as Harvey is.
After Oliver had written the initial draft of the script Linn was brought on-board as Co-writer and Producer. Together they began refining the script and zeroing in on the core themes that we as a team wanted to explore. Once the script was in a presentable position they began to work with Ewan who has a background in Producing and Videography on an array of music videos. It wasn't long before the team began confirming additional crew members from London and the South East. When considering our options for casting, it was really important to cast professional and non-professional actors who really embody our characters so that we can get under the skin of our characters in the rehearsal stage.
The whole team is currently deep in Pre-Production. We are really excited to have found a talented and passionate cast and crew who will join us in bringing this project to life!
Subterranean's subject matters deal with themes and issues that are very close to my experiences. I want to continue to explore, through my stylistic approach to filmmaking, what I have been experimenting with in regard to content and form. I have always been inspired by the freedom found in the filmmaking style of revolutionary New Wave cinema movements. From the Czechoslovakia New Wave of the '60s to the Mumblecore movement in the early '00s. I think it's important to also name check certain influential filmmakers such as John Cassavettes, Maurice Pialat, and Mike Leigh when discussing my approach to filmmaking. I aspire to make rich character studies. Through my films, I wish to explore issues close to my generation in a country that stands before an uncertain future and with an aesthetic that matches our digitally rich lifestyles. With filmmakers such as Mark Jenkin making personal character studies in locations around the country often unseen or appreciated in cinema. I believe that Brighton’s rich cinematic history has a few more pages to be written.
CAST & CREW
HENRY WYETH 'Harvey'
The team is really proud to be working with musician Henry Wyeth who will be playing our lead character, Harvey. Henry is most known for being a member of Amber Run who are currently touring the United States. From the moment Linn and Oliver saw his audition they knew this was a perfect opportunity to collaborate. Henry's enthusiasm, natural confidence in acting and performative experience from touring with his band proved to us that he was the right choice for the lead role.
OLIVER J. HUNT writer, director, producer
Oliver is a Brighton-based filmmaker. He began filmmaking in his teenage years before studying Film & Television Production at Buckinghamshire New University. Oliver is currently a freelance Videographer and Video Editor as well as a Content Writer for numerous online and print outlets. His previous films including Omelettes with Spinach have played internationally and garnered numerous audience choice awards.
LINN BOUDIN writer, producer
Linn is a passionate writer and filmmaker with experience in feature films, short films, music videos and promotional films. With experience in Acting and as a writer of several short films and campaign films, as well as content for social media and the web, she has extensive knowledge in creating engaging scripts. With Assistant Director, Producer and Production Manager credits on a multitude of projects, Linn has a vast understanding of the different aspects of film production.
EWAN JONES producer, crowdfunding manager
Ewan is a Brighton based filmmaker. Co-owning his family business, Long Way Home Productions, he has created numerous creative media products for local and international clients alike. Starting out as a volunteer Production Assistant, Recordist and Video Editor, Ewan gained knowledge in many aspects of filmmaking. Ewan now works on music videos, shorts, and events. Ewan is excited to be refining his skills in short film Producing and Crowdfunding Management.
ROWAN HOLDFORD director of photography
Rowan is a talented Videographer and Cinematographer. As a freelancer, Rowan has had the opportunity to develop his work as a Camera Operator and DoP as well as a Video Editor and Colourist through working on corporate, TV, short films and feature films. Rowan feels most at home when working on a project that affords him the creative freedom that he thrives on.
NATALIE KERR 1st assistant camera
Natalie currently works as a freelance filmmaker and photographer in Brighton, working on shorts and features she has a love for storytelling and is further developing her skills within cinematography
SHANE GRAVESTOCK sound operator, sound mixer
Shane's experiences range from short films, features, TV, and online branded content. He's worked on TV shows such as The Playlist on CBBC, The Live Lounge Show on BBC4 and comedy shorts for Dave UKTV. Post-production sound he has worked on trailers for Just Cause 4 and Darksiders 2, online content for National Portrait Gallery and The Barbican, along with independent short docs and short films which are currently going through film festivals. Shane is really looking forward to working on this project and bringing it to life with some great recorded dialogue and creating a sound mix that sets the mood and tone of the film.
MILLIE BUTLER-HIORNS costume & props master, art director
Millie has worked in a multitude of Fashion and Textile roles, from involvement with her college costume department, making accessories and screen printing to creating and running an Etsy page selling her t-shirt designs. Millie’s design work predominantly uses second hand and upcycled clothing, so finding thrifted pieces for looks is second nature. Millie is the manager of The Fashion School in Brighton whilst teaching workshops to students who create unique fashion for themselves.
We will be announcing cast and crew members in the coming weeks!
The money raised through this campaign will go to paying cast and crew members to help to bring our vision to life. Overall our budget is projected to cover:
- Wardrobe and props. Our team believes in sustainable and ethical practices being employed in the filmmaking process in regard to fast fashion and the over-consumption of plastic.
- Hiring equipment costs for the Sony FS7 camera we want to use, as well as the best sound equipment.
- Location hire. We want to shoot, boots on the ground, in and around the city center and work with local businesses.
- Additional set decoration props.
- Travel expenses for all cast and crew.
- Catering for the shoot days to keep the production running smoothly and keep everyone energised.
- Film festival run. We want to get our film out to as many people as possible all around the globe.
We are looking for any kind of support for our project. If you cannot help financially we would really appreciate it if you could share our GREENLIT page on social media to help spread the word.
Thank you for looking through our campaign.
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