The Support is an upcoming coming-of-age comedy created by students of the University of the Arts London. Set in the 90s, it follows four teenage boys the night before they leave for University, however, frontman Leo has lied about his plans for the future. Instead of studying, he hopes to take their band on tour as a support act, but can he convince his friends to give up on their goals?
The support follows Leo, a singer with big dreams of becoming a star, but his bandmates are preparing to head off to university. At the same time, he has been unsuccessful in his applications. Afraid of being left behind, he encourages his friends to perform for a reputable music agent looking for a support act for an upcoming tour.
The support is a short ten-minute film, filled with music, laughs, and some tears, the support is, at its core, a coming-of-age film about male friendships and learning how to show vulnerability.
This film is part of our final major project on our BA Film and Television course at UAL. Although this is a university project, we have high aspirations. Once the film is completed we will be entering it into a festival run so that we can share the film with a large audience.
Where the money will go...
The majority of the money will go to funding locations, transport, catering and our art department. We have been given a small grant from the university but it will not be sufficient to cover all costs related with creating this film.
We hope you will consider donating as every donation helps us get closer to our goals.
MEET OUR HODS!
A quote from our Director...
Studying film at university I’ve found my personality and passions have driven me towards directing, I love bringing out emotions from beneath the surface of my characters and immersing myself in the world of my stories!
A quote from our Producer...
Producing The Support is a lot of work, but it's incredibly fun to do and there's an amazing team working hard to create an insanely funny and heart-warming story. I can't wait until it's ready to premiere.
A quote from our Production Designer and Creator...
I was really inspired by the independent music scene in the UK at the moment, especially how hard it is to for many bands to bring themselves up.
A Quote from our Sound Recordist...
As a drummer, I feel very happy and honoured to be able to participate in a short film about a rock band. There is a lot of space for me to create and edit.
A quote from our Director of Photography...
I’m really excited to work on the support, it’s a project that has so much potential for beautiful imagery along with a heart warming story.
A quote from our Editor...
I wanted to edit The Support as I love how editing helps convey emotions in scenes and the change from the witty banter early on, to the emotional vulnerability shown by characters later intrigued me while giving me a challenge I'm excited to embark on.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us so far!
We are now halfway to achieving our goal and fully funding our film. We really appreciate The Support shown by everyone so far, without you all creating our film would not be possible.