TRANSMUTATION

Transmutation is an audio-visual fantastia exploring monstrous androgyny in the metamorphosis of the body through surrealism.

The film unfolds as a hypnotic spiral of sequences: two celestial characters awaken and fuse into a mythological being.

The film is a collaboration with the Guildhall Orchestra, who will be creating an original score with experimental composer Sioul Blaphate.

£3,620.00
raised of £5,000.00 goal
Funded
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Genre
Experimental & art
Scope
Short
Seeking funding for
Production
Campaign type
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    TRANSMUTATION

    Genre
    Experimental & art
    Seeking funding for
    Production
    Scope
    Short
    Campaign type
    Flexible Funding

    STORY

    Spirals, Magic, Fantasia!

    A magician discovers a mysterious woman born out of a lion corpse who he becomes symbiotically entwined, the two bodies fuse into a single celestial entity - becoming the alchemical fusion between the Sun and Moon/Body and Soul. The film centres on the monstrous androgyny in a spiral of alchemical events taking place in tandem with the transmutation of several characters. The film is kinetically told in an enfolding series of feverish monochromatic vignettes like a dizzying dream.

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    MUSIC & VISUALS


    Our aim is to create a film like a visual-spell, an alchemical engraving from another time, informed by the primacy of gesture, and movement.

    Transmutation will be a collaboration between a talented and dedicated team of young and diverse creatives. The film will feature a chaotic original score by composer Louis Perrett (Sioul Blaphate) in collaboration with the Guildhall Orchestra.

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    Tone

    Working on celluloid, the presence of diffused fermented soft-edges will inform the texture the films' visual language, we will be using vaseline lenses to create a as if seen from a tired eye, or a mirage.

    The grain and organic texture of film is crucial to the aesthetics of the film, Transmutation is inspired and references a period of magic in cinema, theatre, and surrealism. Filmmakers bound by ritual, time, and illusion, much in the vain of experimental filmmakers like Patrick Bokanowski, Maya Deren, George Méliès, and Karlen Zeman.

    The film will capture a synthesis between planimetric tableaus composition, and theatrical masks. All appropriated into an underlying ritualistic narrative, that emulates a primordial sense of image, a film that exists more as a spell than a story.

    Through referencing these filmmakers, I want to present a metamodern nostalgia, an invocation of an archaic past which is re-written as a present.

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    We Need Your Support

    As young emerging creatives beginning their career, this project comes as a labour of love across a talented team of creatives all eager to bring together a wild and creative vision. This project is a great opportunity to support emerging queer and neurodivergent creatives. Experimental films are becoming impossible to fund with governments cutting art funds, especially in a time of a financial crisis.

    Money is scarce, especially for films like this which challenge and explore unusual territory.

    And with no financial support from our University, we are in need of your help to make this film. 

    We want to bring ourselves the freedom of a budget to cover production & crew costs for what will be an incredibly challenging and rewarding form of shooting. Your support will ensure that we will be given a fluid workflow. Your support is crucial for enabling us to tell the craziest and most technically realised version ofthis film.

    Which is why we will be infinitely grateful for anything you can give, if you cannot donate please share this with your friends and familiars, and together we can create this seance.

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    £3,620.00
    raised of £5,000.00 goal
    Funded
    98 Backers

    Pledge without reward:

    You can make a pledge to support TRANSMUTATION without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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    Seedling

    To show our appreciation for your kind donation we will give you a shout out via our social media accounts.

    REWARD INCLUDES:
    ✺ Social Media shoutout

    £10.00
    Blood

    You will receive a private link to the film on completion

    REWARD INCLUDES:
    ✺ Social Media shoutout
    ✺ Private link to the film on completion

    £30.00
    Bone

    As a generous patron, your name will appear in credit of the film and on the official IMDb page

    REWARD INCLUDES:
    ✺ Social Media shoutout
    ✺ Private link to the film on completion
    ✺ Special thanks film credit

    £50.00
    Face Cast

    For your generous donation, the director Charlie Jimenez will create a wax cast of your face for you to keep an artefact born out of the world of Transmutation

    REWARD INCLUDES:
    ✺ Social Media shoutout
    ✺ Private link to the film on completion
    ✺ Special thanks film credit
    ✺ Custom-made face cast

    (2 remaining out of 3)
    £100.00
    Organ

    You will receive unique polaroid frames, capturing the performers and crew in the process of creation. Each shots will forever encapsulate the magic that took place behind the scenes of Transmutation.
    REWARD INCLUDES:
    ✺ Social Media shoutout
    ✺ Private link to the film on completion
    ✺ Special thanks film credit
    ✺ Custom-made face cast
    ✺ Artwork from Behind the Scenes

    (3 remaining out of 4)
    £150.00
    Chalk & Charcoal

    You will receive chalk and charcoal portrait of yourself or a person of your liking created exclusively for you by the director Charlie Jimenez

    REWARD INCLUDES:
    ✺ Social Media shoutout
    ✺ Private link to the film on completion
    ✺ Special thanks film credit
    ✺ Commissioned portrait of you

    (5 remaining out of 5)
    £350.00
    Spell

    You will officially become the Associate Producer of the film and will receive an invitation to attend the private premiere of the film where you'll have an opportunity to meet all cast and crew.

    REWARD INCLUDES:
    ✺ Social Media shoutout
    ✺ Private link to the film on completion
    ✺ Associate Producer Credit
    ✺ Private Premiere ticket

    £500.00
    Body

    This contribution grants you with the title of the Executive Producer of Transmutation
    REWARD INCLUDES:
    ✺ Social Media shoutout
    ✺ Private link to the film on completion
    ✺ Private Premiere ticket
    ✺ Executive Producer title
    ✺ Private Q&A call with Charlie Jimenez & other major contributors

    £800.00