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.
We will meet a young woman who's childhood is shattered when her family are murdered. She swears an oath to avenge their deaths and travels into a dark and dangerous world. She will encounter some extraordinary characters and together, they embark on a journey that will leave them all forever changed. Our female lead will have to find the courage to step into her own power and learn that sometimes the greatest challenge, is simply finding the courage to be who you are.
I am an actress, writer and producer and I have assembled an incredible cast and crew to bring this project to life. Every member of our crew has many years of experience in quality film making. With such a beautiful story and an experienced team, we know we have something special. Investors and production companies are already interested and now we need to produce a proof of concept trailer, that will enable us to secure the funding we need for the full feature. We have put together a compelling story board for the trailer and we have already secured our stunning locations, among them, some gorgeous ancient woodland and a genuined replica iron age village. We have also secured equipment, costumes, weapons and transport. In short, everything is in place for this trailer shoot; now we just need YOUR help to make it happen .
JOIN US - AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
In order to create the kind of visually beautiful cinematography the trailer for this project requires we need to raise a budget of £6000. Every penny will be going towards costumes, weapons, insurance, equipment, and locations. To produce something true to the period we cannot cut corners and our production values need to be high.
By contributing to this project you will not only be helping us get this trailer made, you will also be joining us on an incredible journey. The journey starts here, with the making of the trailer and it continues on with the acquiring of funds for the full film. We invite you to join us on this adventure and be a part of something extraordinary.
Your contribution will also be rewarded with some immediate perks. Why not come along and join us on set? You could also choose signed autographs from some of our names actors (casting to be announced soon!), free film festival tickets, a VIP invite to our screening or even a credit as a producer or executive producer. Also of course everyone who contributes will get a personal thank you and shout out on social media.
Our bare minimum budget of £6000 will help cover the cost of:
- Hiring kit - we'll be shooting on Black Magic Ursa 4K, plus we'll need lighting and a generator
- The hire of a props, weapons and costumes. We will be using a costume designer who will design a look for each and every character.
- Locations. We want to shoot in a reconstructed iron age roundhouse. This location is essential to our story but it comes at a significant cost.
- Props to dress the set - we have a strong visual tone for the shoot which will need some specific props to add authentic character, depth and texture.
- Travel expenses for cast and crew as well as no frills accomodation for some of our crew. We will be filming very early and the days will be long. The closer we are to our locations the best use we can make of our shoot days.
- Catering - this will be a very intense and tiring shoot as we want to get everything in the can over 3 days. We want to be able to feed our team adequately and keep them refreshed and energised
Historical films and TV series are cinematic experiences that have widespread appeal. There is something about epic historical tales that captures the imagnation. Infuse these incredible adventures with approachable and realistic characters, and you have a story that is relatable and exciting to any modern day audience. While all good film making should inspire and uplift, this genre particularly has the ability to literally transport an audience to another place and another time. There is nothing more exciting than breathing new life into characters that have lived in the collective conciousness for thousands of years.
By joining us on this journey your impact will be more far reaching than just the making of an incredible trailer. We not only hope to go on to produce the full film, but we also have a sequel which is already written and ready to go. In short, this concept has franchise potential and we believe we have created a world that, with your help, will entertain and uplift a widespread audience.
We have a proven (and award-winning) track record in ONLY delivering film to a high cinematic quality. We do not take your support lightly.
CREATIVE TEAMDIRECTOR - GILES ALDERSON
Award winning producer, director and screenwriter Giles Alderson has recently locked picture on ‘The Dare’ for Nu-Image and The film has been picked up Millennium Films (Hellboy, The Hitman’s Bodyguard) . He has recently wrapped production on the dark found footage horror feature film Cassette as producer for Parkhouse Pictures starring Harry Jarvis (Free Dance) Nina Wadia (Bend it like Beckham) & Loreece Harrison (Black Mirror)
His feature documentary World of Darkness, that he produced and directed, had its world premiere at Sitges Film Festival before it’s international release earlier this year.
He produced This Way Out
for Forward Motion Pictures which was BAFTA long-listed, screened at over 30 festivals and acquired by the Sundance Channel. He has directed and produced 8 award winning short films, including, Barry Brown
, Sports Day 3D
, the first live action stereoscopic 3D drama filmed in the UK, and winning best film & best director for his psychological drama 47 Cleveland
. He has screened at Cannes Short Film Corner, won Best Film at the Portobello Film Festival & Accolade Film Festival, Official Selection at LIFF and East End Film Festival.WRITER/PRODUCER - ANNA RUBEN
Anna recently wrapped filming on The Utah Cabin Murders
produced by North Bank Entertainment and due for release later this year. She can also be seen in an episode of the TV series Sex, Lattes and Hideous Dates
, due to be released on Amazon Prime and she was nominated for a best actress award for her role as Dr Jane Harte in the short comedy Dear Jane
Anna is best known for her work as Cary Gibson in Bart Layton's (American Animals
) BAFTA wining The Imposter.
She has also worked with Directors, Scott Mann (The Heist
, Final Score
) and Pascale Caubet (in Last Hour
with Michael Madsen and David Carradine). She worked on Transporter II
(Louis Leterrier) and has been in several independent films including The Fallow Field
described by American director John Landis as a "handsome, thrilling movie."
Anna is a member of the Directors Cut Theatre which, supported by the Southwark Playhouse, aims to bring new and experimental writing to the stage. Anna is also a member of the AMAW London acting studio masterclass and her stage work includes the first UK production of the french masterpeice "L'Echange" by Claudel at the Jermyn Street theatre. She also peformed in the world premiere of "Aristides; the Outcast Hero" at the Greenwhich Playhouse and has perfomed at the Camden Fringe the Rosemary Branch, the Southwark Playhouse, and the Tristan Bates theatres.
As a writer Anna has written screenplays and several shorts. This will be her first produced screenplay and she is currently working on her first novel.
ANDREW RODGER - CINEMATOGRAPHER
Andrew Rodger is known for his critically acclaimed work in features, commercials and episodic television. With a meticulous eye and a fierce talent for lighting, Andrew is much in demand for television and film productions alike.
His latest comedy series, Borderline, is currently airing on Netflix and Comedy Central.
Andrew's last feature ‘To Dream’ released worldwide in December 2018 and his fifth feature, thriller 'The Dare' is slated for cinematic release in 2019
MUSIC COMPOSER - MICHAEL CSANYI WILLS
Award winning composer and Pianist Michael Csányi-Wills has written works ranging from Chamber music to Choral and Orchestral works to film scores
Michael has also written scores for a range of films including documentaries such as “The King of Nerac” and “Maestro” a feature documentary feature about conductor Paavo Järvi and feature dramas such “The Trouble with Dot and Harry” written and directed by Sundance Film Festival prize winner Gary Walkow. He also won BEST SCORE at the Movie Maverick Awards, for his score to the short film “A Love story in Milk”. Michael’s latest project “Kesulat” directed by Alan Trow, is a feature drama about a village thrown into the middle of the Kosovan war in 1993.
As a pianist, Michael still performs and records regularly and is currently recording the complete Weinberg Violin Sonatas with Russian Violinist Yuri Kalnits the first 2 volumes of which were released by Toccata Classics to critical acclaim. Both CDs won a “Diapason d”Or” in the French Magazine “Diapason” for May 2011 and September 2014.
Michael was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in January 2012 and was appointed Head of Composition at the World Heart Beat Music Academy, London in January 2013
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - STU LAURIE
Alongside screenwriting Stu has crewed on a variety of projects including short films, TV, music videos, commercials and feature films in roles ranging from Runner, Production Assistant and Third AD to First AD, Production Manager, Producer, and Script Supervisor.
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER - DAN BURMAN
Dan Burman is an actor, fight performer and arranger with over 10 years experience in TV, Theatre and Film. He is a graduate of East 15 Acting School on the world's first full time actor training programme to include a specialisation in Stage Combat.
As a fight performer, he has appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Huntsman, Disney's Cinderella and Vikings. His most recent project includes Hurricane starring Iwan Rheon and Milo Gibson.
He is also the current Fight Arranger for the English National Opera.
ROSS MULLAN - FAOLAN
Ross Mullan, is a Canadian-British actor and puppeteer. He is mostly known for his work portraying the White Walker on HBO's Game of Thrones
in its second through fourth seasons. He has appeared in episodes of Doctor Who
as a Silent in The Time of the Doctor
, the Teller in Time Heist
, and a Wraith in Hell Bent
. Ross is also known for his work in Clash of the Titans
and A Monster Calls.
TIM FELLINGHAM - EUDEYRN
Tim Fellingham is known for his work in Madame (2017), The dare (2017) and Jesus VR: The Story of Christ (2016). He can also be seen in season six of The Vikings released later this year.
SABINE KVISTE - BRIANA
Sabine is a latvian actress who moved to the UK when she was 16. She combines raw acting talent with body building, martial arts and weapons training. She's just starting out in her acting career but has already secured roles in several features and TV shows including Channel Four's "Humans." She's definitely one to watch.
RHYS HOWELLS - MORDCAR
Rhys has appeared in HBO's Game of Thrones and on the long running British soap Hollyoaks. He can aslo be seen in leading roles in the short films Denham Psycho and The Jeanmaker. He has most recently been seen in a groundbreaking retelling of the story of Jesus Christ in VR, the very first project of its kind, and also in the Walliams & Friend (2016) sketch show.
COSTUME /SET DESIGNER - ISA SHAW ABULAFIA
We are lucky to have the very talented Isa Shaw-Abulafia as our set and costume designer. Isa is not only experienced in set and costume design but also in the fabrication of armour, masks, props and creatures.
Her stage design and mask work inlcudes productions at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, the National Theatre, the Royal Exchange, and the Orange Tree Theatre.
Her work for the screen includes: Go Make Memories, Mind-Reading Algorithms Are Stealing Our Democracy!, Revival and Viking Siege.
COSTUME DESIGNER - CERI ADAMS
Ceri Leigh Adam is a talented dressmaker and costumier. As well as private commissions she has worked on various theatrical costumes for stage productions throughout the UK