• Two strangers meet one night to discover it doesn't have to be lonely at the bottom.

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Squall

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Thu 12th Mar 2020, 11:13

Hello Everyone, 



Just in case it might of interest to you, the Greenlit campaign for a new short film called UNREADY launched today. 



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It's a project by Director and co-writer Abigail Parmenter, who I first worked with on my previous short Tea For Two in which she starred opposite John Challis and Amanda Barrie. 



Since then, Abigail has turned her hand to directing and her first film 'What We Say, What We Mean' is currently on the festival circuit now. Her new project is the next step up for her as a filmmaker, and to help her reach that goal I have joined the project as a producer. 



Abigail is one of the nicest and warmest people you could ever wish to meet, but she's also very talented in so many things, including photography and art as well as directing. 



I'm very excited to see her new film come to life, and as such am now sharing with you the link to her campaign page.



If it's a project that speaks to you, any sharing or supporting of the campaign would be greatly appreciated by both of us. 



Thanks for your time! 



Mark 

Tue 10th Mar 2020, 11:48

Hello Everyone, 



Well... I am now just about back on Earth after an incredible Friday evening screening Squall to a cinema audience for the first time. 



It was a wonderful experience to share the film with the cast, crew and invited guests - as well as with some of you at home - and the response to everyone's work has been so very, very kind. 



Thank you to everyone who came out for the screening when they could have been quarantined at home! Big thanks especially to Keith Large and Henk Brugge who travelled the furthest to be with us for the occasion. We were so happy to have you there with us. 



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As you can see from this photo, we had almost our enitre cast present, which made it all the more special for myself and Dan who have been on this journey for over a year. 



Those 3 long, sleepless nights back in July last year now seem like a lifetime ago, but to see our film realised from the chaos that was that weekend makes me so proud of every single person that had anything to do with it - you included! 



Now it's time to see if the film festivals out on the circuit like it as much as we do. We'll be submitting to various events over the coming months and will be sure to let you know should it be picked up. We're keeping everything crossed that it will be! 



Thank you all again - hopefully more news soon! 



All the best, 

Mark 



 

Fri 28th Feb 2020, 9:16

Hello Everyone, 



I'm sorry for the long delay since my last message to you all. 



We've been beavering away in post-production and, finally, I am delighted to tell you that as of late last night Squall is now finished! 

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Over the last few months Carl Austin (editor), Federico Rea (director of photography) and Rufus Ambler (sound recordist) have been working on the edit, colour grade and sound mix repsectively. We've also had Sam Thompson writing and producing the film's original score. All that hard work has now concluded and I am delighted - and grateful - to say we are now ready to screen the film next week. 



The film will also be having a Basingstoke screening at Vue Festival Place on Thursday 26th March at 8.30pm, which we will be in touch about further next week.



However, we'll be busy with Squall far before then, as now starts the next chapter in the film's journey and that is film festivals. Myself and Dan will start compiliing the list of festivals we'd like to submit to and then it's all about keeping fingers crossed that programmers enjoy the film as much as we do. 



In the meantime, myself and Dan will also be going through the final delivery of any outstanding rewards for all your generous support. 



And finally, I've said it before but I will say it again - THANK YOU. 

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Finishing the film last night was like revisiting the feeling when we wrapped the shooting of the film back in the summer - which now seems like a lifetime ago. 



Thank you so much to every single one of you for making this film possible. It's been one of the best and most rewarding experiences I've ever had, and I will be forever grateful to everyone who made it happen.



Excited for you to see the finished film soon! 



Mark x



















 

Sat 30th Nov 2019, 17:29

Hello Everyone, 



Forgive us for being so quiet over the last couple of months, we've been very busy behind the scenes and it hasn't always been easy to get together with our editor Carl Austin so we can finish the edit. The good news is that we're just about there with it now and should be locking picture very soon, and I am very happy with how the film is shaping up. 



Once the edit is locked, we will have 3 more tasks to complete before the film is finished. The first of those tasks is to compose the film's original score. To that end I am delighted to welcome aboard composer SAM THOMPSON to the Squall team. 

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Based at Air Studios in London, Sam is a composer, arranger/orchestrator and conductor. He has composed music for Channel 4, Sky and Playstation as well as numerous short films. I met with Sam a couple of months ago to discuss the film and he's massively supportive of the project ever since. He has already begun work on the score and I couldn't be happier with what he has created - I can't wait to see/hear the rest to come! 



To find out more about Sam and his work you can visit his website. 



I apologise again for the delay in delivering more news about the film, but please rest assured, we're working to complete it as soon as we can. 



Thank you for your patience! 



All the best, 

Mark
Mon 27th May 2019, 11:17

Hello everyone!

 

I am excited beyond words that Squall has blasted through the funding target and can now go into production this summer - thanks to every single one of you my dream of making this film will come true.

 

On top of reaching our target yesterday evening, this morning we welcome a brand new Executive Producer to the project, Keith Large! Keith is a big supporter of indie film and has showed that to us by backing Squall so incredibly generously.

 

We aim to make him, and all of you, very proud! 

 

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There are still a few days left of the campaign, and while we now have what we need to make the film, we'll try to raise as much as we can to make sure Squall is the best it can be. Any additional funding allows us to use better kit and cut far less corners than we might have to otherwise. It will also help with our festival run after the film is complete. 

 

Once again, thank you for your support and generosity to make all of this possible.

 

Upon reaching the target yesterday evening I went about celebrating on behalf of all of us, so while I'm feeling somewhat delicate today, I can assure you that I will be getting stuck into Squall pre-production with gusto tomorrow!   

 

LET'S MAKE A MOVIE! 

 

Mark x

 

 

Sat 18th May 2019, 15:09

It is with great excitement that we can announce our second lead actor confirmation.

Squall is a two-handed drama featuring two very layered characters experiencing a very tough time in their lives for very different reasons. We have already revealed who will be playing Margaret in our film, and now we can tell you who she will be spending this eventful night with.

To play the role of Ben we have now officially attached...

GARY BEADLE!

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Gary first read the script late last year and has always been keen to be involved. We’ve had to wait for certain things to align but should all go well, we’ll be filming with the great man very soon!

He’s a tremendous actor that I have admired since his time in Eastenders, but has since worked on projects such as Patrick Melrose, Silent Witness, Grantchester and the upcoming Summer of Rockets. I am so thrilled for the opportunity to work with him on a character that I’ve only ever seen being played by him for a very long time.

However, to get that chance we do need to reach our target and we have a long way to go- so please do keep sharing and tell your friends about what we’re all trying to achieve together. We really can’t do it without your support.

Take care out there.

Team Squall.

Sun 12th May 2019, 13:33

Hello Everyone,



On this fine and sunny Sunday afternoon we are very pleased to announce that Mr Danny Kinnear has joined our team as Executive Producer!



This is Danny's first dip into the wonderful world of entertainment and we are sure that it will lead to much more.



The addition of an Executive Producer to the project brings not only much needed cash that takes us ever closer to our target but also more support and credibility to the project as a whole.



We are so pleased that Danny has chosen our project and really look forward to working with him to bring this film to the standard that we believe can be acheived.

All the best.



Dan.

Genre: 
Drama
Scope: 
Short
Seeking funding for: 
Production
£6,080.00
raised of
£4,500.00
102% funded
Project Funded
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Created By Mark Brennan