£705 funded
1 day left

Ren’s Courage

Film
Production

Ren's Courage is a 10 minute short featuring a harpist, a fairy and an abusive parent. Tackling how child exploitation can grow into older life, live performance is at the centre of this fantasy film, where an encounter with a woodland fairy forces Ren to relinquish the principles of a father obsessed with fame- and to remember that music is a gift for more than the money it brings.

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£1,010 funded
Ongoing

After

Film
Production

After explores the journey of a woman coming to terms with life after a career-ending injury destroys her hopes of competing at the Olympics. Battling complicated grief, loss and complete isolation from the world she knew, she fights to get back into training hoping to achieve her gymnastics dream. But what is life like, after?

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£145 funded
Ongoing

Pick the Right Fruit

Drama
Production

A BFI Network funded dark dramedy short film, written and directed by Corinne Walker, produced by Sophie Freeman and Exec Produced by Calling the Shots.

On the hottest day of the year, Barbadian fruit pickers Nicole and Vincent endure exploitative conditions on a UK fruit farm. When the farm’s owner arrives, tensions reach boiling point.

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£3,620 funded
Funded

TRANSMUTATION

Experimental & art
Production

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.

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£1,260 funded
32 days left

Tick My Box - Edinburgh Fringe 2024

Comedy
Production

Booze-soaked and unlucky in love Suze has had enough. Dumped by the love of her life Dave, she is determined to re-embrace the dating scene - with 7 hot-to-trot dates, bags of dogged persistence and copious bottles of house white - all in one evening! It's a show that has had audiences emitting uncontrollable trouser-splitting howls of laughter!

Lamb Comedy Productions

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£1,940 funded
Funded

EVENTIDE

Drama
Production

EVENTIDE is a 12-minute sci-fi drama. Exploring love, fear and wonder; as an ordinary family attempt to cope with an extraordinary circumstance. The end of the world. The film begs the question, what really matters to you? Our aim is to remind our audience to live in the moment.

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£3,325 funded
Ongoing

175

Drama
Completion

Rural England, 2013
Juliet and Ruth are waiting for the British Parliament to pass a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in England, so they can get married. But they are racing against time as Juliet suffers from a terminal illness and doesn't have long to live.

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£2,557 funded
11 days left

The Correction Unit

Film
Completion

After being kicked out of another Young Offenders Institute, Shawn is offered a final chance at nTrac, a futuristic new AI educational facility. But as nTrac begins to exert more control over Shawn’s life in the form of manipulative AI, the true intentions of the facility become apparent, leaving him in a desperate race against time and technology to escape.

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£3,351 funded
Ongoing

Foxhole

Drama
Production

After witnessing the death of several of their friends in a bloody skirmish, three battle-worn British soldiers must decide the fate of a lone fifteen-year-old German soldier.

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£940 funded
Ongoing

Bad Seed

Drama
Production

BAD SEED is a short psychological horror exploring women's mental illness and the consequences of generational trauma.

The film takes place in the 1960s and follows Rose, a young woman who, after a fateful call with the family doctor, struggles to piece together the fractured remnants of her psyche and uncover what happened to her sister.

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£1,606 funded
Funded

One Game

SciFi
Production

One Game is a 30-minute short film exploring the power of healing childhood trauma through the eyes of a man seeking love and connection with his newborn son. With sci-fi elements reminiscent of the hit TV show Black Mirror, the film centres around the Emotions Training Program, a virtual therapy designed as a game where he has to pass all emotional confrontation levels to return to the real world

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£1,015 funded
Ongoing

Faithful

Drama
Production

"Faithful" follows Vaila, a brave 13 year old girl who ventures into the scary Scottish woods in the to find the mythical Cù-Sìth, a fairy dog that can open a portal to the Fairy World. Vaila hopes to find the dog so that she can right a wrong from her past and bring her family back together.

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£1,669.98 funded
1 day left

Mercy Kill

Film
Production

When a young couple’s hike is interrupted by the discovery of a body, they are forced to work through their own dysfunction and make an extremely difficult choice.

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£1,315 funded
1 day left

FIFTEEN

Film
Production

At 15, Suna is married off to a stranger, forced to move into her father-in-law's house where her dreams of being an architect fall apart, thrust into early womanhood while battling with strict traditions.

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£2,438 funded
Funded

I Never Learned I Love You

Film
Production

The film follows Aya, a young British-Japanese woman, learning to navigate her life and relationships as an adult. When Will, her first serious boyfriend suddenly tells her he loves her, she does not know how to respond. This awkward moment leads Aya to reflect on her life as a child having moved to the UK and assimilating to a new country with her Japanese mother.

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£5,026 funded
Funded

Janet

Drama
Production

Janet is a comedy/drama short film surrounding the themes of mortality, family dynamics and ageing. After finding out she’s nearing the end, Janet decides to live for herself, against the best wishes of her anxious son, Tommy.

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£900 funded
31 days left

Fatal Remedy

Drama
Production

As a wealthy couple face a severe illness, their cleaner David becomes desperate for a new futuristic cure for his ill son.

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£680 funded
18 days left

UNCOOL

Drama
Production

1909. Rural Lancashire. Patently awkward amateur entomologist Martha is on a mission to get in with the cool kids: the Women’s Suffrage Society North West Organising Committee (and maybe, mostly, their de-facto leader Florence).

LGBT short from a female filmmaking writer-director & producer duo with films at London Short Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival & BFI London Film Festival.

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£3,150 funded
Funded

'Infection' - music video

Horror
Production

‘Infection’ is a high-concept music video being produced for the emerging thrash-metal band Detoxen. It'll be filmed as a riveting story that follows the band fleeing a horde of zombies within claustrophobic warehouse. Their futile attempts to fight back eventually encircle them leading to a final stand. Unknown to the rest is that one of them is infected. Their death is ultimately inevitable.

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£1,849 funded
3 days left

Mr & Mrs Wilcox

Comedy
Production

Mr and Mrs Wilcox is a short comedy, which follows two eccentric parents, living in a 90s suburbia, who are mortified to discover that their precious 18-year-old daughter plans on moving in with her rebellious boyfriend. They devise a series of elaborate schemes and tricks to dissuade her, which ultimately fall flat on their face.

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£1,125 funded
32 days left

Brave Birds

Horror
Production

Faced with the true horror of working with a woman, Alan, a wet sock of a man, gathers all of his wits to scare the willies out of the new recruit. Fortunately she has no willies to speak of.

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£1,776 funded
Ongoing

French Toast II

Drama
Production

Following on from the award-winning short, French Toast. Jada, Tai and Sheridan survive London's COVID-19 2020 lockdown through daily Zoom lunches while WFH. After Tai's devastating secret tears the group apart, Jada must come to terms with her 'picture-perfect' life and her fiancé Simeon has a lot to answer for. It also explores the nuances of institutional racism.

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£2,616 funded
Funded

Curse Me - 詛咒我

Drama
Production

China, 2008
A teenager finds himself exploring his sexuality with a male classmate for the first time. During this, he also seeks answers to something known as "the curse" - the reason for his father's suicide - only to realise that he is cursed too.

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£4,409 funded
Ongoing

The Colour of the Sky That Day

Drama
Production

A young woman is challenged by her dedicated father to get back behind the wheel for the first time in a year. A seemingly ordinary moment, a casual drive filled with a father-daughter banter, transports us back to the day of a family tragedy.

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£10,557 funded
Ongoing

Atlas

Drama
Production

In her vital role at the secretive Bletchley Park, a young intelligence analyst feels the weight of the world on her shoulders as she's forced to confront the cost of war and the barriers set before her. Based on a true story.

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£175 funded
31 days left

Rhapsody

Film
Production

The film wants to increase awareness of drug abuse but also show the effects that a toxic relationship can have on you at young ages. Through the plot of the story, the psychological warfare and oppression that exists in a toxic relationship is presented.
The effects of drug abuse on the body and mind are key topics analyzed. Overall the film wants to discourage viewers from any substance use.

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£20,252 funded
Funded

Dance, then

Film
Production

Iris has been ignoring the death of her mother for too long. She hasn’t collected her ashes and the crematorium keeps leaving her pass-agg voicemails. Embarking on the journey from London to Bradford she has no idea that crossing the threshold of the M1 will take her on the ride of her life.

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£2,375 funded
Funded

Gently Worn, a short film

Drama
Production

When a grieving widower brings a box of his wife’s clothing to the local charity shop, he unwittingly leaves the lonely shopkeeper with a possession that inexplicably opens a door for both of them to find connection, happiness and the hope to love again. Is it just happenstance or is someone orchestrating angelic matchmaking from the other side?

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£1,300 funded
Funded

Sojourn

Thriller
Production

Waiting,

We are always waiting.

Waiting in a queue,

Waiting for some news,

Waiting for the day to end,

And then suddenly it does.

We are left with that nagging feeling,

Did we make the most of our time?

What happens next?

My friends,

Be a part of our vision: Sojourn.

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£2,450 funded
Ongoing

Secrets of a Wallaby Boy

Comedy
Distribution & exhibition

When Tim becomes a courier for the app Wallaby, he reckons he can turn his life around: get fit, earn some money, and even get laid. He’s not accounted for his own haplessness, an antique teapot collection, and a sinister conspiracy. A modern-day queer sex comedy, featuring COLIN BAKER (Doctor Who), MARK BENTON (Anna and the Apocalypse) and LAURENCE R. HARVEY (The Human Centipede 2 & 3).

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£15,475 funded
Funded

The First Time I Never Met You

Drama
Production

Could the life you’ve already lived stop you from re-living it? A troubled widower rewinds time to reunite with his late wife. But can she fall for the man that his grief has turned him into?

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£1,000 funded
Funded

Lose me in the sunflowers but never in your mind

Film
Production

This film revolves around a woman who embarks on the journey of opening an art gallery, with "The Sunflower" as her centrepiece. As the Sunflower changes colours, she finds herself transported through vivid flashbacks. It becomes her responsibility to determine if this relationship is truly right for her.

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£3,290 funded
Funded

The Leak in the Ceiling

Film
Production

In this contemporary Lovecraftian horror, a family traumatised by their relation to inceldom is allegorised as a cosmic struggle against a cryptic terror.

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£1,163 funded
Funded

Beast of Burden

Film
Distribution & exhibition

Connor, an aspiring footballer, is determined to reach the pinnacle of the beautiful game. But do his dreams compromise his mental and physical well-being? Will a chance encounter with Maya alter his mindset and make him question all his previous efforts.

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£3,505 funded
Ongoing

UBIQUITOUS

Film
Production

A young man is forced to confront feelings of self-rejection and isolation as he struggles to express his love for his best friend. Ubiquitous is a short film that blends music, visual poetry and an emotionally grounded performance to tell the story of a young man battling with internalised homophobia and unrequited love.

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£2,020 funded
Funded

Stalled

Film
Completion

He only came for a pint...

STALLED is a ten minute noir and Hitchcockian survival thriller!

Taking its cues stylistically from North By North West, Knives Out, The Maltese Falcon and Snatch!

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£7,710 funded
Funded

Lurk

Thriller
Production

Two children discover a hole that they can throw their mistakes into, making them disappear forever. They live without consequence. Until one day, the hole disappears, right when they need it most.

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£1,715 funded
Funded

Neutopia

SciFi
Production

In 2034 London, a depressed father with a failing career gets addicted to a new mod upgrade that allows you to accomplish any task through AI selective-consciousness.

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£3,014 funded
Funded

AINO

Drama
Production

"She lives only for herself, until a warrior bearing a secret message forces her to change."

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£1,670 funded
Funded

Midnight Love

Drama
Production

Midnight Love is a contemporary depiction of a sapphic love story. Two young women navigate the complexities of their newfound relationship under the pressure of societal expectations.

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£860 funded
Funded

A Silent Beat

Film
Production

After losing his mother, a young man will have to learn how to live without her, as he tries to understand how to face a constant and painful beat within him.

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£520 funded
Funded

The Tourist

Horror
Production

The Tourist is about a man who has thus far avoided the inevitable grief that comes from losing a loved one. He travels and he works and no-one can help him to move on with his life. 
This will be my third short film this year, in my first year as a writer/director, and I shoot exclusively on my OnePlus 8 smartphone. I am hoping to shoot in October, with a cast of three. I will be director,as

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£4,125 funded
Funded

The Sisters Club

Drama
Production

In a long-awaited reunion, three sisters come together in their childhood home after a year apart, awakening a wave of nostalgia and memories that strengthen the unbreakable bond between them. The film explores the relationship between them, using their childhood home as an emotional map for the various aspects of sisterhood.

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£655 funded
Funded

Dark Isle: A new musical

Musical
Production

DARK ISLE is a new musical based on the true story of the 'Flannan Isles Mystery'. Set in the Outer Hebrides in 1900, our story shows what may have happened to three lighthouse keepers behind the closed doors of their lighthouse, and in the lives of their families back home.

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£1,455 funded
Funded

RHIANNON

Film
Production

Determined to escape an arranged marriage Rhiannon, a Celtic Horse Goddess, rides forth in search of her ideal husband, Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. Based upon the Mabinogion story, this short medieval fantasy drama film follows Rhiannon on her quest for true love, inevitably to endure heartbreaking consequences. An English/Welsh language film starring Bethan Rose Young and Rhys Downing.

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£3,691 funded
Funded

Cancelled

Film
Production

An A-list celebrity and her team retreat to her London penthouse apartment after images of her affair leak online.

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£280 funded
Funded

Tinsel

Film
Production

'Tinsel' a short film is unashamedly inspired by cult action movies and is about a lonely 36-year-old actor with ADHD becoming the unlikely hero of an armed hostage situation, all whilst working as an Elf in a British garden centre at Christmas.

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£6,015 funded
Ongoing

Worm: A Modern Folk Horror

Film
Production

A couple’s one-year anniversary in a remote Welsh country house is marked by mysterious emails sent by a deceased ex-boyfriend.

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£640 funded
Funded

Helios

Experimental & art
Production

In the aftermath of his son (Archie's) death, the film explores a father (Argyle's) descent into an all-consuming and destructive obsession with the sun.
In a desperate attempt to revive the memory of his child, he fixates on the star, hypothesising it as an avenue to the past - and a way back to his son.

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£4,260 funded
Funded

Blabbermouth

Comedy
Production

When an eight year old budding impressionist performs for his family hoping to raise money for a new bike, his routine threatens to expose their deepest secrets unless they pay up.

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£10,073 funded
Funded

Rabbit

Comedy
Production

A fresh start in a nice neighbourhood is top of the agenda for Tom and Jess but their desperation to make a good impression leads to disastrous consequences in this dark comedy.

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£5,080 funded
Funded

Dead Town

Comedy
Production

Four Women, one unconscious criminal - in a Basingstoke apartment.

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£5,180 funded
Funded

Huggo

Film
Production

'Huggo' follows April a grief-stricken woman who forms an unusual attachment to a stuffed toy bunny as she struggles to get life back on track. 'Huggo' is a new female driven short film by the team at FlyGirl Films, written by Rachael Sampson and directed by Katie Harriman.

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£4,025 funded
Funded

Punching Bag

Drama
Production

A short film drama about an amateur boxer battling his demons as well as his opponent in what could prove to be the fight of his life.

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£1,330 funded
Funded

These Walls

Drama
Production

These Walls is a comedy-drama exploring the quieter and more absurd elements of grief, resentment and disinheritance.

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£846 funded
Funded

Black Money

Drama
Production

BASED ON A TRUE STORY. A tortured refugee suffering from PTSD struggles to win his father's love and fulfil his neglected potential.

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£3,076 funded
Funded

The Ruby Lion

Drama
Completion

Having never lost a game of pool in over twenty years, a retired world 9-ball champion, Reuben "Ruby" Howard, finally faces a worthy opponent, but the eerily persistent challenger confronts the legends love for the game, resulting in the ultimate sacrifice.

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£5,205 funded
Funded

We want a baby

Documentary
Production

A couple’s monthly struggle to get pregnant and have a family.
Each month gets harder and harder, while all of their
friends have a family, they are the last ones.
Time is ticking in life, what if they don’t have a family, are they enough for each other?

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£1,390 funded
Ongoing

Ships in the Day

Drama
Production

Two strangers meet in a post-apocalyptic wasteland believing each other to be father and daughter, but when it's clear they aren't, will they play along?

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£10,125 funded
Funded

Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Musical
Production

Satisfaction Guaranteed! is a short, feel-good musical comedy inspired by classic Hollywood musicals like Top Hat and 42nd Street. It’s the story of Endi, a young woman struggling to pursue her dreams of West End musical stardom while working in a high-street clothing shop. When a ‘mystery shopper’ visits the store, not only is her day job on the line, but so are her musical hopes and ambitions

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£2,569 funded
Funded

Put Away

Drama
Completion

It's 1965. Every day, Pru tells her story to the decaying wall so that she doesn't forget her story. She's been incarcerated for 45 years. Staying sane has never been so hard.

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£845 funded
Funded

A Click Away

Film
Production

A Click Away is a feel-good film about an unexpected rendezvous between loneliness and sunshine. The film explores the essence of relationships which provide serenity and calmness, expressing human intimacy through the lenses of a photographer and a singer on their ride of low notes to high notes to their serendipity.

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£10,540 funded
Funded

Not A Mourning Person

Comedy
Production

Fresh from a night out at yesterdays wake, 'Rent-A-Mourner' Charlie rocks up to her next funeral late, tired, and hungover. Another day at the office. But when the morning/mourning takes an unexpected turn, she is thrust face to face with a deeply buried secret from the past.
Written by and starring Toto Bruin from IT'S A SIN.

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£4,145 funded
Funded

Minutes

Drama
Production

Experienced through a series of vignettes and set in one location, Minutes is a 12 minute film that spans the entire relationship of Harriet and Jordan. It is an exploration of co-dependency and self-discovery, made by the LGBTQI+ community for the LGBTQI+community.

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£3,996 funded
Funded

3 Birds

Comedy
Production

3 Birds is a dark musical comedy about a man in search of his voice and identity. The story follows an injured John, who staggers into a distorted cockney pub - with a difference.
For John, this pub is purgatory - where everyone inside is in their version of a musical.
He just needs an ambulance.

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£2,262 funded
Funded

Years in a Year

Drama
Production

Years in a Year is a story about Mabel, a teenage girl who leaves her home to protect herself.

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£1,931 funded
Funded

Knockdown Ginger

Drama
Production

After his moped is stolen, a food delivery driver enlists the help of some unscrupulous acquaintances, only for them to turn a simple delivery into a home invasion. Now he must choose between what is right, and backing his 'mates'.

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£610 funded
Funded

Overdosin' - Music Video

Musical
Production

‘Overdosin’ is an R&B music video that follows a band of friends embarking on a euphoric night. We close the story at a carousel of a party where two lovers embrace their reminiscent feelings for one another. The song highlights the theme of love and addiction with catchy hook similar to that of Chris Brown.

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£1,430 funded
Funded

Brotherly Love

Film
Production

Brotherly Love is a British Social Realist short film about two brothers who are normally at each other's throats, called Jamie and Dylan. However, once Jamie learns that Dylan plans to leave for good, he does whatever he can to prevent him from leaving.

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£6,635 funded
Funded

How To Cope With Oliver Pope

Thriller
Production

"How to Cope with Oliver Pope" is the – not entirely untrue but for legal reasons definitely not based on anyone in particular – story of spouses Hannah and Jessica who kidnap and torture their local MP in the hope of changing his ways after he opposed an up-skirting bill and many other progressive bills in parliament.

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£2,410 funded
Ongoing

Mr Hyde

Drama
Production

Award winning DB13 Productions are producing a modern day take on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but with a twist. Directed by Dan Brothers, Starring Adam Astill, Rachel Warren, Jake Cornish, Amber Doig-Thorne, Scott Rees and more TBC

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£19,633 funded
Funded

LIV

Film
Production

'Liv' is a new short film from BAFTA nominated writer/director John Mark Fitzpatrick, producer Jonjo Lowe and executive producer Bingqiang Xu.

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£890 funded
Funded

Sacrifice

Drama
Distribution & exhibition

Sacrifice is a short thriller drama that examines how far people will go for self-preservation, when pushed to breaking point.

In the wake of the pandemic and multiple national lockdowns, Charlotte's life is falling apart. An encounter with an old friend and colleague will test how far she will go to prevent from losing everything.

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£9,132 funded
Funded

Four O'clock flowers

Drama
Completion

Four O'clock flowers is a moving and powerful feature film written by Louise Breckon-Richards and Peter Callow that explores the aftermath of a knife crime through the eyes of two mothers. The Director is Peter Callow. Actors involved are Caroline Trowbridge, Sophie Cartman and Leon Finnan. We have already filmed two thirds of the feature and are now looking to fund the completion of it.

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£4,358 funded
Funded

The Golden Boy

Drama
Production

Produced by the Academy-award winning Slick Films, 'The Golden Boy' is a short emotional act of familial love and sacrifice inspired by true events. It’s Michael’s last week in nursery and the end-of-school assembly approaches. A non-verbal autistic six-year-old boy must elicit the help of his older sister to prove that his high support needs can’t stop potential.

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£5,375 funded
Ongoing

Cab Ride

Film
Completion

CAB RIDE is a fly-on-the-wall short film/pilot about the queer dating scene. The film is an honest insight into the different dynamics that exist within an interlinked community in the small city of London. Can these two individuals break from old habits to find love and a genuine connection?

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£10,795 funded
Funded

Black & White Duppy

Film
Production

A British-Jamaican teenager descends into his heart of darkness in a surreal coming of age horror exploring the impact of colonialism on immigrant family histories and inherited trauma. 

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£2,690 funded
Funded

Rockall - The Edge of Existence

Documentary
Production

Produced by Academy award-winning Slick Films and WILD Studio, Edge of Existence is a short documentary about the most remote island in the UK, Rockall, and the tiny selection of people who’ve attempted to survive there. We follow an ex-Navy adventurer as he makes the 16-hour boat expedition to the rock, to question why we risk our lives for arbitrary accolades and adventure?

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£4,700 funded
Funded

Doubts and Fantasies

Drama
Production

Doubts and fantasies. They are the universally human products of imagination, creativity, uncertainty, fear. Five people in contemporary London navigate doubts and fantasies in their separate lives, with a startling chain of connection.

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£3,710 funded
Funded

Wake

Drama
Production

Starring ALISON STEADMAN OBE, Wake is an original independent British short film that explores the aftermath of suicide in a farming family and follows Hannah, her mother Grace and son Josh as they come to terms with the unexpected loss of her husband Tom.

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£2,048.9 funded
Funded

BLOOM

Experimental & art
Production

BLOOM is short, narrative dance film, which explores the conflict between the desire to go back to the innocence and dream state of childhood and the need to accept the adult world for what it is, no matter how cruel or ugly at times.

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£750 funded
Funded

The Projectionist | A Short Film

Drama
Production

Following the death of his Mother, a young Projectionist must respark his filmmaking passion and overcome the odds and barriers created from his grief.

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£3,123 funded
Funded

i wish you'd look out your window

Drama
Production

This film is as a collection of moments from Lucy and Sarah’s relationship. They spend their free time together doing what teenagers usually do - listening to music, breaking stuff and just generally nothing. But in those moments their feelings towards each other start to grow and neither one of them knows how to deal with them.

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£530 funded
Funded

Pillow Chocolate

Film
Distribution & exhibition

For trans man Jamie, a one-night stand is more than just sex, it's a question of self-worth.

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£1,140 funded
Funded

Christmas, 1978

Film
Production

Set in 1970s rural Devon, 'Christmas, 1978' is a short film that delves into the nuanced relationship between a father and son within a heavily catholic working-class community in the week leading up to Christmas Day. As Jon’s traditional catholic values clash with his son’s new metropolitan lifestyle, the film becomes an exploration of the paradox of Catholicism and Homosexuality.

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£820 funded
Funded

Jumpers For Goalposts

Film
Production

An ex-footballer is awaiting an important phone call when his estranged father resurfaces seeking a reconciliation. 'Jumpers for Goalposts' is a story of hope, fear and responsibility of fatherhood within working class Britain. It studies the bond between father and son, but also how difficult it is for people to move onto the next stage of their lives and the anxiety that brings with it.

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£10,820 funded
Funded

Moustache Man

Comedy
Production

Moustache Man follows a son, Jack, taking care of his mother after the passing of his father. His absence left a mother dealing with grief and her own mental illness, and a son trying his best to care for her while trying to get things back on track. Maybe the best way to do this is to become his father? So obviously he must grow a moustache!

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£7,633 funded
Funded

Monico Perseus

Drama
Production

Monico Perseus is a short film about the bond between two brothers. When Ash escapes from a juvenile detention centre, he clambers through the marshes in an attempt to rescue his disabled older brother from their abusive alcoholic father. Grey, gloomy and gritty, in the same vein as the work of Shane Meadows (Dead Mans Shoes) this short piece will be a powerful punch full of character, heart and

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£9,041 funded
Ongoing

Wedad

Drama
Production

A magical-realist short film about a young mother in Morocco who, facing the harsh reality of her life, must make an impossible choice about her future. WEDAD is the directorial debut of British-Moroccan writer, Elias Suhail. It is being produced by British-Iraqi producer, Arij Al-Soltan in collaboration with Barney Production.

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£1,355 funded
Funded

LATE

Drama
Production

LATE is a short, slice-of-life film about family, identity and honesty, with an unforeseen life-changing twist.

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£6,500 funded
Funded

Girls Hugging Their Fathers

Film
Production

A young woman is confronted by her inability to access her own anger as she makes a final attempt to acknowledge it through the act of hugging her father.

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£2,838 funded
Funded

Fugue

Thriller
Production

Fugue is an Urban Neo-Western. Our Western hero is Mia, a loner drug dealer who works nights in London. During the course of one night, a deal gone wrong confronts her with her past life. Fugue places the Spaghetti Western genre within in a gritty urban aesthetic to tell a story about taking on a new identity, and whether it's ever possible to escape yourself.

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£8,686 funded
Funded

HUND

Film
Production

Hund is a short film about seven year old Jake. Faced with the day of his parents’ divorce, Jake’s anxiety induced Selective Mutism overwhelms and renders him unable to communicate his thoughts and emotions. Desperate for comfort he clings to his best friend - his dog Barley.

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£3,905 funded
Funded

Fall Better

Drama
Production

Robbie is in recovery from a debilitating illness and cannot trust his body to respond to him. But rebuilding a body isn’t just about rebuilding muscles: Robbie must learn to let himself fall, and fail, and face up to his weaknesses, in order to grow strong again.

Fall Better is a deeply personal short film based on writer-director George Magner’s recovery from a life-changing illness.

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£10,393 funded
Funded

SANTI

Film
Production

Santi is an upcoming 10-minute proof-of-concept short film written and to be directed by Harry Richards. With the endorsement of a Medellín-based production company, a huge creative input from London's Colombian community and many Spanish-speaking cast and crew members, Santi seeks to reflect on a Colombian immigrant's experience of middle-class London.

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£2,940 funded
Funded

Thanks For The Harmonica

Drama
Production

'Thanks For The Harmonica' by SKY ARTS Producers!
A short film set in one location about a dejected man who falls in love with a free spirited hotel clerk, who helps him to grieve the death of his estranged father by gifting him a harmonica.

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£1,000 funded
Funded

Beyond Time

Drama
Production

Beyond Time tells the story of Nate, who cannot move on from the death of a loved one. Nate must find a way to move on - with Jessica’s help and a sentinel force - before he loses himself.
What is left beyond time itself?

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£1,013 funded
Funded

The Monster in the Bed

Drama
Production

In 1965 a Jewish Doctor, Gertrude Rosen, is called to a remote care home in North Wales to help identify and treat a dying patient who refuses to talk.
As Gertrude slowly wins the patient’s trust, she discovers the horrible truth of who he is, and faces an awful dilemma.
To help end his life peacefully, or let the monster suffer in pain like the millions of her people who died at his hands…

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£5,099 funded
Funded

The Space Between

Film
Completion

Set in the aftermath of a fatal accident, The Space Between looks at the journey of the soul after it leaves the body, where the only question that remains for each of us is, ‘Did we love well?’

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£1,857 funded
Funded

LOSING GRACE

Film
Production

The story follows the relationship between a mother and daughter forced to flee an abusive home and go on the run as they assess their options. A taut drama that goes into the impact of the trauma as each try to find their footing and explore the aftermath.

We have partnered with the charity organisation, Survivor Family Network, and 20% of our fundraising will be donated to them.

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£2,620 funded
Funded

The Year Dot

Drama
Production

A heartwarming short film about loneliness and isolation...

Dot is planning an end-of-life party. When lockdown begins and her plans are postponed, her family sends teddies to comfort her. The teddies gradually come to life, if only in Dot’s mind.

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£3,724 funded
Funded

Remember?

Comedy
Production

"Remember?" - a short film about forgetting. A light-hearted dramedy about love in the hands of fate set in present day London. Divorced couple Raymond and Joan haven't managed to keep in contact ever since Joan's forced relocation back to the UK. After a miscommunication, they end up in the same day care center that just opened in town, much to their children's chagrin.

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£1,291 funded
Funded

Annie Shared Her Location

Film
Completion

A short docu-narrative loosely based on the stories of several survivors of sexual harassment.

Created by Natalie Ava Nasr

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£1,595 funded
Funded

Float - A Short Film

Film
Production

Following the death of her wife, Ruth encounters a fearless swimmer who pushes her to confront her pain and rediscover the joy of living.

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£5,525 funded
Ongoing

Dream Big

Comedy
Production

A BFI Network developed short film, written and directed by Pip Swallow.

After being passed over for a big promotion at work, Miranda discovers that she can control the world via her model railway set. A bittersweet comedy about a derailed woman, trying to mould herself to the institution but ultimately finding the power within to create her own.

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£6,240 funded
Funded

Boudica

Drama
Production

I have always been fascinated by the legends and heroes that shape our past; ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things. Boudica is one such hero. Mother, leader, warrior, we all know how her story ends, but what we don't know, is how it began. This is a story I want to tell.

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£2,735 funded
Funded

Bakemono

Drama
Completion

A man with seemingly everything embarks on a trip in hopes of retrieving his greatest loss - his son.
A super 16mm short film exploring mental health, imperfections and love, starring ESEA actors in non-racially specific roles.

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£6,016 funded
Funded

Rave

Drama
Production

Some nights only make sense looking back.

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£15,045 funded
Funded

The Ballad Of Olive Morris

Drama
Production

The Ballad Of Olive Morris is a short film based on real life events that took place in the South London neighbourhood of Brixton in 1969. 17 year old Olive Morris gets violently caught up in an incident of police brutality as she intervenes to help a Nigerian diplomat being wrongly arrested for stealing his own car.

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£5,070 funded
Funded

Suzie

Film
Production

Produced by Academy award-winning Slick Films and starring BAFTA-nominated Helen Behan, 'Suzie' will explore the experience of a middle-aged woman on the day she tells her son she is getting a divorce. 


The film will deal with the anguish of preparing and coping with monumental change, confronting the complexity of family life and celebrating the strength shown to find new solutions.

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£15,592.38 funded
Funded

Beyond The Red Light

Documentary
Production

United under a red umbrella, the pivotal symbol for united prostitution collectives, this film explores the different degrees of conflict faced by sex workers, whilst celebrating the activism that exists within the global sex workers rights movement.

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£1,891 funded
Ongoing

Out of Our Hands

Drama
Distribution & exhibition

'Out of Our Hands' is an anthology series of three short films - 'The Bird', 'The Rat' and 'The Whip' - which emerge as a unified response to questions surrounding guilt, truth, and free will. In all three, mundane situations give way to the surreal and the absurd, throwing man’s perennial and profitless pursuit of happiness into sharp relief.

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£4,185 funded
Funded

Scar

Drama
Production

Based on a true story, SCAR follows Noah, a stubborn young man, who is assaulted on his way home after a life-changing first date. The attack impacts his mental health and those closest to him. In denial of his condition but incited to seek help, he must learn to be vulnerable in order to find strength.

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£10,582 funded
Funded

Summer

Drama
Production

A short film developed by Secret Garden Pictures. Written and directed by Serena Chloe Gardner.

Summer's world turns upside down after the sudden death of her brother. A punk rocker and art student by day, her work begins to suffer from continual nightmares as PTSD plagues her life. Summer tries to overcome her grief with the help of her friends by throwing a house party.

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£610 funded
Funded

For the Recently Bereaved

Drama
Production

A daughter seeks to rebuild her relationship with her emotionally distant mother in the wake of her father’s untimely death.

'For the Recently Bereaved' is being produced as part of the BA Film Practice course at London College of Communication.

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£1,155 funded
Funded

Don't Worry About Me

Horror
Production

Don't Worry About Me is a short film about a half-breed vampire who has been a butcher since he left school. When he loses his job and his only legitimate source of blood, his conscience, upbringing and roots set about a moral tug of war from within; does he give in to his inhuman thirst, or does he fight and find another job like any other 'normal' human being?

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£1,255 funded
Funded

Swansong

Drama
Production

Swansong follows Ewan as he produces a cabaret for performers who have decided to give up performing while struggling to decide if his own acting dreams are worth saving.

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£3,705 funded
Funded

The Score

Thriller
Production

The Score is a short film where the characters realise they can all hear the film’s musical score...and it's trying to trick them into killing each other. The Score challenges the cliches of cinema by subverting the prejudicial stereotypes of the thriller genre, and by making the audience complicit through its use of musical scores.

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£3,006 funded
Funded

SERENA

Film
Production

Sheltered from the outside world, living with overly protective parents, a charismatic teenage mermaid dreams of having a normal life. Her parents have other ideas.

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£7,156 funded
Funded

Spar: Pilot Episode

Drama
Production

SPAR is a modern comedy-drama series set around the world of amatuer boxing. A cross between Creed, The Bear with a dash of Cobra Kai SPAR offers a new experience when it comes to television. The obsession, the relationships, the comedy, and thrill of it all wrapped up in one story.

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£150 funded
Funded

Richard Gregson ROH Plaque

Film
Completion

Richard Gregson worked for many years as Staff Producer for the Royal Opera House, reviving operas such as La Bohème, Otello and La Traviata. He was also one of the founders of "Floral Opera", a performance program for opera enthusiasts founded in the early 1990's. After his recent passing, we would like to purchase a name plaque to go on a seat in the Royal Opera House in his memory.

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£1,645 funded
Funded

Wanna Go Home

Musical
Production

Music Video for the song ‘Wanna Go Home’ by the upcoming indie artist Ella Tobin. WGH perfectly encaptures a feeling of alienation and loneliness even when surrounded by many people that most of us have felt at some point.

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£8,000 funded
Funded

Memoria

SciFi
Production

Two gifted scientists create a time machine to help people heal trauma. While trying to test its technical abilities, they get stuck in the past, forced to face their darkest memories.

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£2,066 funded
Ongoing

Like Sitting Ducks

Drama
Production

'Like Sitting Ducks' follows the lockdown life of two millennials and their rollercoaster relationship throughout lockdown; exploring themes of isolation, grief, loss, love, and new life.
We follow Natalie and Jude, both 26 years old and living together in London. With love at the core of their relationship; the global pandemic hits to destabilize and challenge their 4-year journey.

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£1,635 funded
Funded

Hidden

Drama
Production

As a child Esther lost her father to Holocaust. Years later, with a heavy heart she uncovers the truth about the horrifying events of the past, and tells the stories of those who never had a chance to share them.

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£650 funded
Funded

Violinista

Documentary
Production

Following the pandemic, award winning violinist Raffaele Pagano saw his musical career vanish overnight. To survive he took on a new role as a London Uber Driver, which surprisingly became his silver lining.

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£4,052 funded
Ongoing

Daughter

Drama
Production

When adoptee Amee turns up at her birth mother's house and find her sister, teenage mum Belle, all their lives are blown apart.

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£4,475 funded
Funded

All Is Mum

Drama
Production

A young working mother must again become teacher and breadwinner for a second lockdown but with her partner away, things start to take their toll.

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£2,505 funded
Funded

Blue Bear

Drama
Production

A personal journey of love and loss. You never know what's just below the surface.

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£1,240 funded
Funded

Unravel

Drama
Production

Alexia, a young woman who struggles with anxiety, unravels a suppressed childhood memory during one of her therapy sessions.

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£251 funded
Funded

AmDram - Pilot Episode

Comedy
Production

AmDram is a love letter to amateur theatre and the wonderful people who share the stage across the world. AmDram is a 30-minute British TV Comedy Series set in the North of England.

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£2,505 funded
Funded

WELCOME TO THE MACHINE

Drama
Production

In this 15-minute body-horror-drama, a lonely techno DJ questions his mechanical existence as metal begins to break out of his skin after being instructed to employ a sonic algorithm that guarantees success with the crowd... and a ‘supermodel’.

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£1,520.25 funded
Funded

The Regular

Experimental & art
Completion

"The Regular" is an exploration of idle thoughts and dark recesses of the mind. The short examines the conflicting interaction between infatuation, sexual desire and religious devotion. 

The titular Regular is an unassuming, ordinary individual who is consumed by a multitude of weighty thoughts surrounding her sexuality. She is struggling to accept her attraction to the Waitress, and goes to

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£2,061 funded
Funded

The Club of Gods

SciFi
Production

A hundred years from now, an enigmatic establishment offers a remarkable prospect: a personalised video message from the God of your choice.
Yet who exactly appears on the screen? Who are the Gods in this world? And what sacrifices must you make to be a part of it all?

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£8,610 funded
Funded

Dirt - Short Film

Film
Production

Dirt is a film about surrendering to and revelling in life's chaos.

A single mother and her young son transmute numbness into aliveness, freedom and awe.

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£765 funded
Funded

the7thman

Thriller
Production

A petty crook can't believe his eyes when he recognises a face from the past. Has he just seen a ghost or is this the legendary 7th man who stole part of the gold bullion in a heist some 40 years earlier.

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Check out photos and more at http://www.the7thman.co.uk

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£6,559 funded
Funded

How To Keep Up With The Kardashians

Drama
Production

How To Keep Up With The Kardashians’ is a collectively devised theatre performance that was first performed in March 2020 and was essentially the birth of So La Flair. The performance is a dance party protest and fearless expression of being who you are, actively challenging the need to keep up with unrealistic templates AND suffocating expectations.

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£9,030 funded
Funded

Forever 27

Drama
Production

Inspired by the life of the 27 club members but also every troubled artist in the history of music, Forever 27 is a psychological feature music film which explores the influence of media, fame and the music business on the tragic end of these famous young artists. A self-destructive British popstar on the verge of joining the 27 club is trying to reconnect with music while battling her addictions.

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£1,000 funded
Funded

Teddy Picker

Drama
Distribution & exhibition

'Teddy Picker' is a stylish neon drenched Short film that tells the story of a father who's hard up on his luck trying to win a Teddy for his daughter at a Teddy Picker machine, whilst some drama in his life unfolds via a series of intense phone-calls, sending him into a panic amongst the twinkly chaos of the frantic seafront illuminations of Southend-On-Sea.

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£30,385 funded
Ongoing

Getting Away with Murder(s)

Documentary
Completion

Up to 1 million Nazis carried out the murders but in West Germany fewer than 7,000 were punished. Why?

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£520 funded
Funded

Three of Swords

Film
Production

Three of Swords follows 21-year-old Marie through a seemingly ordinary day in Paris, where she leads an attractive yet solitary life. When she decides to confront her fate with a deck of tarot cards, she repeatedly draws the same hand, and as her reality grows increasingly unsettling, Marie realises she may not be as alone in her apartment as previously thought.

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£10,010 funded
Funded

OWN HOME?

Drama
Production

Em and Ly, two friends living in a near future, meet in a home which is not their own, trying to escape their reality. When they get trapped, their identities, their choices and the environment they live in, are called into question. 

OWN HOME? is a short piece of neorealism with a dystopian, sci-fi, thriller twist and a touch of dark comedy.

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£3,155 funded
Funded

Local Hero

Comedy
Production

Local Hero is a heart-warming snapshot into the life of an elderly man. Left alone after his wife Rose dies, Charlie Maguire tries to carry on as normal. He just wants to be left alone with his cat, Dagger. But between his interfering neighbours, the lads in the street and nosy Father Diamond, the Parish priest, he can't get a moment's peace. Maybe they're right. Maybe he can't look after himself

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£4,920 funded
Funded

WARM EGG - A Short Film

Experimental & art
Production

Warm Egg is a queer, surreal, melodrama about Eva, a woman exploring her sexuality and polyamory in a hallucinogenic theatre space. Where can she find guidance if her romantic existence is a taboo?

We are an all-female and non-binary production team of artists and filmmakers, looking to shine a light on modern love.

Mood video by the amazing Helen Jayne Dyke @ludo.figs!

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£7,868 funded
Funded

Beauty Sleep

Film
Production

Beauty Sleep is a satirical short film about the dangers of chasing perfection. Set in a retro futuristic world, our protagonist, Sandy, is a mortician who gives makeovers to teens for their 16th birthdays. Written & Directed by Jasmine De Silva, and Produced by Tuli Litvak. www.jasminedesilva.com
www.tulilitvak.co.uk

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£2,210 funded
Funded

BITTERSWEET

Thriller
Production

‘I love you mom..’
After Hadi’s mother falls terminally ill, he finds himself lost in a liminal maze, haunted by grief and regret.

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£400 funded
Funded

End of the Line

Drama
Production

Hi all
My name is Emma Coleman. I am a producer on a Brighton based short film being made called "End of the Line". 
This is a dark and heavy drama about a man who decides to end is life, by drinking himself to death.
Our goal with this film is to raise awareness about suicide, alcoholism, childhood trauma and sexual abuse, as these are themes that are explored throughout.

Although our crew

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£2,290 funded
Funded

Invincible

Drama
Completion

Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. So, these left-wing, well-educated people have invited over their new neighbours, As classes and outlooks collide, the scene is set for an evening which will have consequences as hilarious as they are tragic, leading to ongoing discoveries of personal trauma.

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£8,205 funded
Funded

Fellow Creatures

Drama
Production

FELLOW CREATURES is a short dark comedy with an absurdist twist that seeks to explore the value of life, predetermination, and authorship of fate. It is a morality tale that illustrates our complicity in the suffering of others if we are given enough temptation for personal gain.

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£435 funded
Funded

Jasteece

Drama
Production

"Jasteece" tells the story of an elderly woman that has to face the consequences brought up by a difficult decision she made years ago in order to support her family, whilst the News rage of the unfairness of the justice system that lets criminals go unpunished due to their status in society.

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£3,184 funded
Funded

Follow Me Down

Drama
Production

Follow Me Down is a feature-length film produced by The Dazey Hills Company, exploring the seedy underbelly of British crime and what lengths a father will go to protect his daughter.

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£1,468 funded
Funded

Doll Parts

Film
Production

Upon returning to her family home, a distrusting young woman begins to experience increasingly more paranoid delusions until they manifest into an Entity that she must face before her trauma engulfs her.

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£1,555 funded
Funded

Get Dogmouth To New Diorama Broadgate!

Drama
Production

Dogmouth Theatre are seeking your support to develop our new play about love, death, and mushrooms.

1000 Ways The World Will End (and how it starts again) was written by Alice Flynn (Women's Prize For Playwriting 2021 shortlist) and will be directed and designed by Alice Robb (recent director of Blue Bottles with Periphery Theatre and as a scenic artist with Polka Theatre)

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£585 funded
Funded

After

Drama
Production

A father, having recently finished a five-year prison sentence comes home, after struggling to cope with the damaged family relationships caused by his sentencing, he is finally able to reach a resolution.

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£1,961 funded
Funded

The Roots of You

Drama
Production

The relationship of two sisters, Rose and Elsa, is strained even more after Rose is found guilty of murdering their parents, even if she has no recollection of doing so. Before Rose’s execution, a troubled Elsa pays her a visit in the prison only to find herself and meet the consequences of hers actions. As things are not what they seem to be, will Elsa find absolution?

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£752 funded
Funded

Haste

Film
Production

'HASTE' showcases a clash between two fighters, Ryan & Nathan. Rivals forced to battle for an underground organisation. Ryan is hesitant until a revelation about his opponent sends him into a rage.

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£12,296 funded
Funded

DUCK PRESS

Film
Production

DUCK PRESS is a new short film which captures a slice of emotionally charged life between a 65 year old widower and his twenty two year old son.

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£4,050 funded
Funded

Call It a Day

Drama
Completion

CALL IT A DAY, a witty comedy-drama webseries, was created as we wanted to explore various topics around today’s women by following two very different ladies, going through different struggles, and supporting each other.
We hope to make a lot of yous out there relate, laugh and feel seen through this series. Or just feel like you’re not as batshit crazy as you thought you were, but merely a 2019

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£2,955 funded
Ongoing

Mother & Wild

Drama
Production

Mother & Wild is the story about a strained relationship between a Mother and her Daughter. Over time, Saffron has grown apart from her estranged Mother.

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£817 funded
Funded

BIG PANTS

Drama
Production

BIG PANTS is about Michael, a young boy who comes home with a black eye. When his mother fails to get any information out of him, she turns to her friend's child Kiki, who just happens to visit at the right moment.

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£330 funded
Funded

Dear Brother

Drama
Production

Dear Brother tells the story of Nina, a transgender woman who was rejected by her family. The hardest for her was to loose contact with her brother, who had always been her best friend. Years later, Nina receives an envelope from him. It only contains a picture, no letter.

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£3,363 funded
Funded

Picturesque

Drama
Production

Picturesque (2023), is a bittersweet LGBTQ+ drama short film, set in the Lake District, proudly taking a stand for authentic representation of blindness & disability on screen. Co-written by Will Hextall and Ellie Wallwork (Call the Midwife, Doctor Who). Directed by Will Hextall.

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£1,805 funded
Funded

Monochromatic

Drama
Production

Based on real events, Monochromatic is a short film that explores alternative mental health therapies, through the story of one young woman’s experience of psychosis. The film follows her journey as she focuses her mind and tells her story through the creation of a monochromatic self-portrait.

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£1,486 funded
Funded

SLAY

Comedy
Production

SLAY is a satirical dark comedy that explores the friendship between flatmates, Phoebe, Jade and Heather. They share one BIG thing in common - hatred for their fourth 'influencer' flatmate Danielle. The three girls come up with a plan to get her to move out of the flat once and for all. But, a shocking discovery means friendships are tested and killers are unmasked...

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£6,410 funded
Funded

A Love Worth Fighting For

Drama
Production

A Love Worth Fighting For explores the futility and human complexity of war at a very personal level, and how one of the most momentous months in the twentieth century played out for the people living and dying in it. But it’s not a war film. Rather, it’s an anti-war film, and a love story. It is poignant, compelling and sad. It asks difficult questions. Yet ultimately, it ends with hope.

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£6,751 funded
Funded

Longitude: a clockmaker's obsession

Musical
Production

We've written a musical about the extraordinary struggle of a humble clockmaker against the establishment. A national hero, although at the time of his death, a broken man. Musicals are notoriously expensive. This one tells an epic story and needs a large cast and orchestra. We've got it this far, but need the last tranche of money to get it onto stage. Thank you so much!

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£10,560 funded
Funded

She Talks In Her Sleep

Horror
Production

New age couple Dan and Faye are excited for their future together, but when Faye begins sleep talking, her eerie, unconscious messages lead Dan to believe that they're both being haunted. Some people’s pasts are too toxic to cleanse.
She Talks In Her Sleep is a new, 9 minute horror short, brought to you by the same creators of the BAFTA nominated: The Blue Door.

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£2,415 funded
Funded

There Is Not A Going Back

Film
Production

Alma, a Filipino nurse in London, is struggling to find home in a new city. Narrated by missed voicemails between her and her mum back home in Manila, we watch as she explores the city alone.

It will be directed by Filipina director Sofia del Carmen and produced by A LOOK INTO, a production company that focuses on current social affairs through the arts.

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£10,486 funded
Funded

Trace

Thriller
Production

Trace is a Sci-Fi Thriller set in a world where memories can be extracted into a tangible drug like product called “Proxy”. Reviewing Proxies enhance your senses and give you a high. The story follows our protagonist Daniel. A retired PI returns to work for the mob to investigate a spree of killings, all targeted at memory dealers. His motivation being the safety of his memory dealer daughter.

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£16,010 funded
Funded

One Man And His Shoes

Documentary
Completion

The Nike Air Jordan was not just a sneaker – it was one of the cultural phenomena of the 80s and 90s. We – Yemi, Michael, and Will – are now experienced filmmakers but, as kids in that era, there was nothing else we wanted more on our feet. The style, the colours, the painfully cool Spike Lee joints for adverts made the Jordan an instant, desirable, transcendent classic that has endured over 30

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£4,050 funded
Funded

Charlotte: The Movie

Thriller
Production

After being locked out with nowhere to go, a young girl is taken in by an older man with questionable intentions.

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£1,103 funded
Funded

You're Not Dying

Drama
Production

'You’re Not Dying' reveals the interplay between autonomy and vulnerability in toxic relationships. When Ingrid finds out that she is pregnant from her older lover Seth, she faces contradictory drives: the need for warmth and support, and the sense that she is undeserving of it. This tension forces Ingrid to recognise a dynamic she was wilfully blind to, and challenge it.

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£742 funded
Funded

Kokoro

Animation
Production

'Kokoro' is a short film about Marco, a young boarding school student, who is struggling to find exactly where his heart lies. During art class, everyone is presented with a piece of paper and asked to fold an origami heart. Simple enough for most of the class. Not for Marco.

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£3,076 funded
Ongoing

Hen Party Massacre

Comedy
Production

Fatima’s not pleased to see Paige. Pauline’s not impressed with Rachel’s dildo collection. Sienna is already drunk, whilst Cecily just wants to have a fun with her best friends. Oh, and there’s a killer on the loose. HEN PARTY MASSACRE is a comedy-horror film following 6 women who are about to have a celebration to remember…

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£6,559 funded
Funded

THE GoODFATHER

Documentary
Charity Screening

Riverman and Greenlit are proud to announce a SPECIAL CHARITY SCREENING of the documentary 'The GoOdFather' about Father Joe Maier and The Mercy Centre, the school and orphanage he started in Bangkok. Filmed by David McLean/Alex Weston, The GoOdfather tells the uplifting story of how Father Joe wanted to give all kids an education, regardless of religion, and what happened on the way.

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£1,025 funded
Funded

Silhouette Man

Horror
Production

Silhouette Man is a short Horror film about a man who awakes tied to a chair in a strange abandoned room. Can he escape and why is he here?

Silhouette Man will be made by local filmmakers in Northampton all in one location. James Ryan is directing and Amii Dawes is producing, casting has already begun. We also have a confirmed location to shoot.

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£4,575 funded
Funded

The Good People

Drama
Production

The Good People is a short coming-of-age film, about Jackson Jones, an aspiring young American writer, who is spending the summer in a coastal village in the south of France on a quest to find inspiration for his writing. His stay takes an unanticipated turn towards the idyllic when he meets a French girl in a café, Jeanne Stajman. The girl leads Jackson back to her house and introduces him to her

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£7,821 funded
Funded

I AM

Drama
Production

'I AM' is a short film that wishes to explore schizophrenia and break the many stigmas and clichés still surrounding this mental condition. Although we live in a world where people feel freer and more comfortable talking about mental illness, there still is a long way to go, especially with less understood conditions such as schizophrenia, which is too often sensationalised and misrepresented in

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£3,720 funded
Ongoing

BEHIND THE SCREAMS

Horror
Completion

Inspired by the creator's real experiences of being a woman working in film, BEHIND THE SCREAMS takes place on the set of a horror movie.
While filming in a supposedly haunted London pub, a film crew is tormented by more than spirits as they fight their way to the end of what has been a chaotic shoot.

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£2,500 funded
Funded

The Support

Comedy
Production

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?

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£1,057.5 funded
Funded

HOUND

Thriller
Production

Camping deep in the vast British countryside, curious Dev leaves his friend Leo to investigate the ominous howl of a hound in the distance.

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£57,872 funded
Funded

Betty's Dream

Animation
Development

"Betty's Dream" is a family-friendly animated film. The story centers on a girl named Betty and her brother, Sami, who has a severe disability — but also the power to control his sister’s dreams. Once Betty enters Sami’s magical inner world, their bond grows and they set out on a life-changing quest.

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£4,775 funded
Funded

Fairview Park

Drama
Completion

Declan Flynn, a man struggling for self-acceptance, is preyed upon by a gang of self-described ‘Queer-bashers’ in Dublin, 1982. Based on the true story seen as a major catalyst for Ireland’s gay rights movement.

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£10,144 funded
Funded

American Dreamers

Comedy
Production

American Dreamers is a modern coming-of-age story whose characters are searching for guidance and mentorship, the contemporary meaning of manhood, and the significance of personal background and national identity. It is a micro-budget feature film that offers a fresh take on the classic American indie comedies of the 90s and 2000s, a kind-of Sideways for Generation Z. It’s a bold mix-up of genres

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£4,625 funded
Funded

Veins of the Earth

Documentary
Production

Veins of the Earth will be a feature length documentary, combining science and conservation, with history, folklore and mythology to address critical issues with river systems in the south-west of England.

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£2,255 funded
Funded

I'm a Good Person

Drama
Production

I’m a Good Person is a dark satirical comedy that explores toxic positivity and the darkness we dismiss by looking on the bright side.

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£1,130 funded
Funded

HOW LITTLE OUR WORLD HAS TO STAY

Drama
Production

A green-fingered, agoraphobic, housebound man. His tired, long-term partner. Together, they are forced to confront the fissures in their relationship, and make choices that will either destroy, or restore the love they have grown together.

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£2,530 funded
Funded

Disordered

Drama
Completion

Based on a true story, a family struggle to save their youngest daughter as an Eating Disorder threatens to take her away.

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£2,110 funded
Funded

WanderLand

Drama
Completion

A young girl attempts to navigate the sea front on the search of her missing alcoholic mother over one night.

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£4,136 funded
Funded

"Jenny, and"

Drama
Development

"Jenny, and" is a film that bravely explores a complex journey of acceptance, identity and trauma. Jenny's world is turned on its head when she learns she's living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder). We follow her quest of self discovery as inner worlds are navigated, Alters negotiated with and amnesia barriers released.

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£1,635 funded
Funded

'Bet On Dwight!' - Feature Film

Drama
Production

- Better Call Saul Meets The Social Network!
- A North East Feature Film Full Of Eccentric Characters!
- Support Both Independent Film + The North East Film Community!
- The Second Feature From An Incredibly Passionate Group Of Filmmakers!
- A Film About Filmmaking Itself!

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£4,840 funded
Funded

The Long Walk

Drama
Production

Inspired by a true story...In the 1980s, a teenager experiences a trauma and suffers a breakdown. Later in life, he suffers another psychotic episode and is lost on London's streets. Help comes from unexpected kindness...

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£3,035 funded
Funded

Subterranean

Drama
Production

Returning to his hometown one last time, a wayward love-rat reignites friendships and reopens old wounds in one self-destructive weekend.

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£11,807 funded
Funded

Two's A Crowd

Film
Production

Comedy drama about two idiot actors who become a delightful double act against their will.

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£3,002 funded
Funded

Elephant Families

Documentary
Production

The urgent story of Elephant & Castle’s changing social landscape through the voices of Latin American immigrant families. We unearth shopkeepers’ forgotten memories from a community being pushed aside by high-rises.

"Elephant Families" cuenta la relevante historia del cambio demográfico de Elephant & Castle a través de las voces de familias inmigrantes latinoamericanas.

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£3,051 funded
Funded

Until We Live Again

Documentary
Distribution & exhibition

"Until We Live Again" is a nonprofit feature documentary recorded during spring 2020, under lockdown. Forced to reconcile with loss and deal with an unprecedented crisis, people from all corners of the world come to terms with this reality and decide to let go of the life they once knew, to make way for a new beginning.

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£10,180 funded
Funded

Ecstasy

Comedy
Completion

Ecstasy is a short film bringing maximum awareness to Parkinson's disease and is inspired by the real-life revelation that the drug ecstasy can temporarily alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's. So step back and become part of a wild action-packed ride where a disabled father and son try to buy drugs so the Dad can dance with his wife... one... last... time

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£6,080 funded
Funded

Squall

Drama
Production

Squall is a short film about a chance meeting between two strangers at rock bottom in their lives, who go on to spend one drunken evening together, putting their respective broken worlds to rights. It's a drama that explores the power of human connection, finding it when and where you least expect, and how that connection can have the power to - even in a small way - alter the course of a path you

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£1,998 funded
Funded

AURORA

Film
Completion

"A peri-menopausal vampire is on a quest to kill a habit that won’t die"

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£13,347 funded
Funded

Silverback

Drama
Production

SILVERBACK is a Black-led sci-fi thriller web series. Taking inspiration from comic books and the superhero genre, the series follows Dee, an ex-offender, as she investigates the mysterious death of her younger brother: a tech prodigy-turned-masked vigilante. With its London setting and Black creative team, the series presents a grounded and uniquely Black British look at the superhero genre.

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£1,635 funded
Funded

Troopers - Independent Short Film

Comedy
Production

'Troopers' is a short form comedy following the bizarre experience of 'Dan' and 'Nick' - in need of money the two friends agree to do a butlers in the buff job, but soon realise they’re in for far more than was advertised.

Follow the Troopers team on their journey and help support an independent film crew of female/non-binary filmmakers fulfil their vision!

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£1,430 funded
Funded

I Am Not Your Muse

Film
Production

From director Elizabeth J. Cassidy, ‘I Am Not Your Muse’ is a stylised short film following an actress's personal awakening - from objectified beauty to authentic identity. Partly inspired by the male artists and female muses of the Pre-Raphaelite and Renaissance movement, 'I Am Not Your Muse' follows a woman's journey of self-reclamation whilst asserting the female gaze on screen.

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£7,532 funded
Funded

Ashland

Film
Production

'Two small-time chancers find themselves in over their heads when they are tied up and blindfolded in a warehouse. Confronted by the mysterious 'X', the lads will need all their wits and charm to talk their way out of the situation. But not all is as it seems...'

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£745 funded
Funded

LOSING GRACE

Drama
Distribution & exhibition

A mother forced to flee from her abusive partner with her daughter finds short-lived refuge, until she is unwittingly tracked down, with dire consequences.

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£6,206 funded
Funded

POLES

Film
Production

A lonely young woman struggles to deal with her melancholy despite the efforts of friends and family.

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£2,420 funded
Funded

The (Un)Holy Trinity

Experimental & art
Production

THE (UN)HOLY TRINITY will be a digital installation consisting of three films.  The films will draw inspiration from key female characters taken directly from the Bible - or who were inspired by the inconsistencies within said book - who through their supposedly unnatural acts of defiance, aggression, or a simple desire for autonomy, have been demonised throughout history to serve as a warning as

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£2,850 funded
Funded

The Rough Gig

Comedy
Distribution & exhibition

Ryan Howe is a successful stand-up comedian who has built his career on making fun of the characters from his home village. When he agrees to come home by his old friend to do a show for "old time's sake", he thinks "what could go wrong?" But will the villagers he has built his career on ridiculing accept his return with open arms, or will this be the roughest gig of his career?

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£1,428 funded
Funded

Whispered Realms

Experimental & art
Production

Together, this creative team aims to craft a visually stunning and emotionally captivating psychological drama (short film) that will resonate with audiences and spark meaningful conversations about the pursuit of happiness and the boundaries between reality and fantasy.

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£4,076 funded
Funded

London's Forgotten

Drama
Completion

In the urban streets of London, the stories of knife crime victims are connected by a wandering drifter who has loose ends to tie.

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£5,200 funded
Funded

The Final Chapter of Madness

Drama
Production

Hot on the trail of a meaty scoop, a journalist secures a killer interview with a murderer of questionable taste. Now he's worried he's bitten off more than he can chew.

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£6,085 funded
Funded

Olive

Comedy
Completion

Olive is a short comedy that explores the highs and lows of dating in the 21st Century. We follow Olive as she tries to find a man to fit into her chaotic lifestyle, only to find out that really there is only space for one, and that’s Olive.

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£6,825 funded
Funded

KINDRED

Horror
Production

From director Sayna Fardaraghi, "KINDRED" is a coming-of-age short, told through a psychological horror lens. In a stylized visual exploration of teenage anxieties, "KINDRED" follows 17-year-old Helena, as the uncertainty of her impending adulthood begins to threaten her sanity. “You exist within an infinite universe containing infinite potentials of you.” Which will you be when you grow up?

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£1,270 funded
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Suspicion

Comedy
Production

Max Chase is an arrogant actor who believes he should be the next James Bond. He has been invited to a lavish house party and is a potential earner of 500.000 pounds that he wants to use to distribute his own film. But when he arrives, there are three more earners. And the host is dead.
Suspicion is a mix of horror and comedy, as the audience figures out whodunnit.

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£1,030 funded
Funded

Fish Bowl Fest

Experimental & art
Production

Feeling isolated this holiday season? You are not alone. Since March, we have been trying to find new ways to connect with those we love, whether it be with phone calls, zoom meetings, or online games. Fish Bowl Fest wants to help facilitate these connections and bonding experiences in a safe and accessible way. 

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£11,420 funded
Funded

Murder Ballads

Comedy
Production

Murder Ballads is an independent feature film set in the rock 'n' roll world of well... rock 'n' roll. It's a dark comedy of six interconnected stories that chart the rapid rise and violent fall of dysfunctional rock band 'Stack of Corpses', who are willing to do anything for success!

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£13,258 funded
Funded

The Marbles

Documentary
Completion

The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece has become the most significant artefact repatriation issue of the 21st Century. Since Lord Elgin first sold them to the British Museum in 1816, they have been surrounded by controversy; and in the last few years, the voices in the UK for these to be sent back to Athens have grown substantially.

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£5,000 funded
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Sidney

Drama
Production

SIDNEY is a tragicomic short film about finding the freedom and bravery to be yourself. Fresh out of clown school, Sidney has high aspirations for his first children’s birthday party booking. But things take a turn when he is dragged into a power struggle with the birthday boy’s dad. With his career at risk, can Sidney find a way to reconnect with himself and his audience?

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£1,285 funded
Funded

Desmós

Film
Production

In ancient Greece, Greek God Hephaestus is sent to secure the bonds on the imprisoned Titan Prometheus. There he learns about the history of the Titans, his father, and his future on Mount Olympus.

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£4,511 funded
Funded

The Boy In The Shed

Film
Production

The Boy In The Shed is a thought provoking featurette, that centres around children’s mental health and bereavement. Eddie, a young boy grappling with mental health, struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his father. He meets Summer, the new girl, who teaches him to talk about his feelings, allowing him to deal with loss, bullying and loneliness in a world he feels no longer his own.

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£7,700 funded
Funded

Petrol Head

Drama
Production

Award-winning company Caged Bird present a film about depression, living in a small town, and... cars? This love letter to the North of England sees a young man pushed to make the unsafe choice for the first time in his life - by joining a high-octane race on the country roads. This is a story about growing through mental illness, getting back in the driver's seat, and carrying on.

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£7,263 funded
Funded

Baby Boy

Drama
Completion

BABY BOY is a hard hitting, stylised piece of storytelling with a social realist streak, that authentically tackles the subjects of addiction, sexuality, toxic masculinity and duality set against the backdrop of modern day London. From the talented team who brought you SMACK EDD, VILLAIN, TRIGGER FINGER, TURNOUT & THE PLAGUE, the film has been shot and we need your help to get it completed and

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£5,482 funded
Funded

Low Power Mode

Comedy
Production

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if there were a miniature community of workers living inside your phone? Low Power Mode is a romantic comedy short film that explores their lives. We follow Henry a cameraman with an unattainable crush on Glimmer, the sparkly new musician. As the phone battery powers down and chaos unfolds, Henry decides to tell Glimmer how he really feels.

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£6,265 funded
Funded

Woodland

Animation
Production

Part-funded by the BFI Short Film Fund.

Deep in the countryside, Alastair, a young gay arborist, navigates a lonely existence. When he meets the beautiful, rugged Fergus amongst a backdrop of lush and secluded woodland, sparks predictably fly. However, when faced with a small town entrenched in traditional values and a community unable to adapt, the two men must make a difficult decision.

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£1,500 funded
Funded

Another Day

Drama
Distribution & exhibition

Three Drama school graduates (from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) have made a film that they are entering into festivals.

The film has already won 12 awards, nominated for one award, been the finalist at 2 festivals and selected into 10 other festivals across 3 continents.

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£3,685 funded
Funded

Cyberlante

Thriller
Completion

CYBERLANTE is a feature-length film produced by Raya Films exploring the world of cybercrime and hacking for good… and evil…

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£7,533 funded
Funded

I/Wanda

Film
Production

'I’ wakes with no memory in a crumbling, sealed room occupied by an unknown person – Wanda. He postures confidence and asserts dominance over the space, but as Wanda speaks, he becomes enraged and confused. If Wanda knows more, he can’t let it be.

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£460 funded
Funded

PETER

Drama
Production

11 year old Peter finds an unexpected father figure in a teenager working at a DVD rental store, which hides a complex secret.

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£2,120 funded
Funded

Rural Romance

Comedy
Production

A deadpan, dark comedy, that follows DERWYN, a lonely young Farmer, who, in the search for companionship, finds himself on a rather lifeless date. Set in rural Wales, Rural Romance deals with themes of loneliness, depression, and suicide - pressing issues in the Welsh countryside. 

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£1,445 funded
Funded

After Coal

Documentary
Production

Death Of An Industry, What Does The Future Hold For Mining Communities?

Situated in Northumberland there are numerous mining villages that were once thriving before the closure of the mines in the late 80s and early 90s.
This documentary follows our producer, Mia, visiting her family roots to uncover what the future holds for the mining communities left in the North East of England.

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£2,314 funded
Funded

ABANDON BERLIN

Drama
Production

A boy named Markus scouts a rave looking for another boy, Lukas, who he knew a long time ago. As the night turns into dawn, present merges into past, revealing the psyche of a boy consumed by the hedonism of a life turned wrong.

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£4,825 funded
Funded

Remnants

Horror
Production

A short film tackling themes of guilt, justice and identity in modern-day Britain, with a particular focus on the immigration system, through an immersive and atmospheric horror lens. The film aims to convey the message that confronting and discussing social anxieties is not something we can easily run away from.

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£2,540 funded
Funded

D Major

Film
Production

When a deaf man’s deceased wife appears when he plays her guitar, he decides to make a song to bring his memories of her back to life.

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£1,298 funded
Funded

Hopes and Beans

Film
Production

On a grey London morning Zoe offers to buy a stranger a coffee after reading about it in a self-help book. And it goes terribly wrong. So she starts over – even worse. And again - car crash. Until we realise we’re stuck in a loop of the worst possible scenarios inside her head.

But this feel-bad comedy has a feel-good twist. There might be something to buying a stranger a coffee after all?

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£3,281 funded
Funded

The Sin-Eater

Horror
Completion

1852, Wales: a desperate young mother carries out a forbidden ritual to save the soul of her unbaptised dead baby, but is tricked into taking on a terrifying supernatural burden.
The Sin-Eater is a powerful gothic horror short film that needs a little help to get it over the line.

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£1,613 funded
Funded

Need To Know

Film
Production

Need To Know is a short, fast-paced comedy drama about life, love, and how many times one person nearly caused the apocalypse, written and directed by Emmy award-winning Antony Buonomo.

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£4,810 funded
Funded

Fierce(ish) Grace

Comedy
Production

As Grace steps into her pay review, she prepares to unleash a version of herself that only her bathroom mirror has seen.

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£2,300 funded
Ongoing

Love, Hate, Hate, Love

Drama
Production

A young woman visits the mother of a girl she bullied at school who died by suicide. The film explores our inability to acknowledge the negative impacts our behaviour has on other people, standing accountable for our actions and asks; in accepting our part in the cruelty against others can we learn to love ourselves and move on?

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£2,635 funded
Funded

Thirty-Six

Drama
Completion

Thirty-Six follows the first meeting of Joe and Jenny, twenty-something, young professionals yearning for connection. Following the study "36 Questions to Fall in Love", Joe and Jenny are thrown into an intimate connection that neither we're prepared for, nor wanted. Exploring themes of love, death and the afterlife Joe and Jenny face a tough decision, to follow their heart or their heads?

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£3,031 funded
Funded

Smile

Drama
Production

Smile, starring the great talents of Sue Vincent and Catrin Stewart, is about a woman in her fifties who has to navigate her way through a sexual assault, corrosive everyday sexism, and how in the end, she learns to fight back.

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£1,495 funded
Funded

Small Chops

Drama
Production

Small chops are the integral parts of the food ceremony at parties and gatherings in Nigerian culture - where to satiate the hunger of your guests, they are presented with tasty, delicious treats before the main course is served. These are known as canapes, finger food or hors d’oeurves in other cultures. This is a story about the sweet, but synaptic parts of friendships - the small chops.

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£7,040 funded
Ongoing

Sherbet

Film
Production

BAFTA called the Sherbet script "a scenic, tense and emotive drama with a ‘seize the day’ theme, relatable characters and thought-provoking dialogue. A story of two characters forced to open up and challenge each other to overcome their fears and be authentic over the course of the cab journey."

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£2,207 funded
Funded

Toko

Drama
Production

Living in a world of isolation and quarantine should ensure safety, but life might not be as secure as promised. Toko is a short drama that will be produced in and around Essex. Exploring challenging and thrilling themes, Toko is set to be a gripping watch, with an expected run time of 10-15 minutes.

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£20,225 funded
Ongoing

KILL YOUR LOVER

Horror
Production

KILL YOUR LOVER is a horror feature film, where 'Blue Valentine' meets the 'The Fly'. A psychological drama with a punk edge and skin-crawling body horror! When Dakota tries to break off her toxic relationship with Axel, it starts transforming him into a monstrous creature with increased aggression, a touch that melts skin and worst of all, he’s contagious...

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£878 funded
Funded

Love Listens

Film
Production

In a future, dystopian world where verbal communication is impossible without true love, the breakdown of a man’s marriage plunges him into silence until, in the most fortuitous of circumstances, he is able to hear the voice of a complete stranger.

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£12,249 funded
Funded

Turn Around

Documentary
Production

Turn Around is an independent, cinematic true crime documentary telling a gangster story you’ve never heard. Featuring Black Panthers, wrongful conviction, love children and some of America’s most dangerous criminals, this untold story of a life eventfully lived really does have everything.

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£6,550 funded
Funded

See You In The Dark

Drama
Production

Two girls stuck in an all-night swirl of violence are led to confront the past.

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£5,445 funded
Funded

My First Dick

Comedy
Production

It has been exactly 365 days since Hannah stumbled across Lolo Ferrari in the 1999 Guinness World Book of Records at the school library, which ignited a fiery obsession of drawing women with giant knockers. Today is Hannah’s 11th birthday and she only wants one thing - to see a penis.

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£6,205 funded
Funded

The Descent of Sanity

Drama
Production

A father tormented by the disappearance of his daughter abducts a man he believes to be responsible for his little girls kidnapping with the intention of finding where she is, whatever the cost.

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£262 funded
Funded

The Erosion

Film
Production

A mother accompanies her son as he settles into university life abroad in the UK, hoping to mend unresolved family issues and discover hidden intricacies in their lives from their time in Taiwan.

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£5,820 funded
Funded

SANDRA GETS A NEW FRINGE

Comedy
Production

THE FEMININE URGE TO RIP EVERYONE'S GUTS OUT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T NOTICE YOUR NEW HAIRCUT.

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