Should we exceed our initial target we intend to invest all funds (to a maximum of £1500) into further submissions of 'After Auschwitz' to film festivals.
All funds raised in excess of this will be invested into our next short film written and directed by Paul Blinkhorn.
(Our previous short film 'Duty Calls' won 'Best Short' at the Pennine Film Festival 2009)
We are seeking support to help us cover the costs of submitting our completed 12-minute short film 'After Auschwitz' to film festivals internationally. Many festivals typically charge fees of £20 or more to submit short films for consideration as part of their programme. For filmmakers like us who are submitting to multiple festivals the collective cost of these fees can prove to be a barrier to getting our work seen.
Everyone working on this project donated their time for free and success on the film festival circuit would enable each of us to develop new networks, audiences and industry contacts. It would also make producing future work that much easier.
View the trailer here:
Our previous short film 'Duty Calls' screened at the following festivals:
Artensive International Festival – Romania, Bradford International Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival – Short Film Corner *supported by North West Vision and Media, Cornwall Film Festival, Deep Fried Film Festival, End of the Pier International Film Festival, Falstaff International Film Festival, Giggleshorts International Comedy Short Film Festival, Mid-Ulster Film Festival, North by North Western Festival, Not Part of Festival, Oxjam Film Festival, Pennine Film Festival *awarded ‘Best Short’, Purbeck Film Festival, Salford Film Festival, Saltburn Short Film Festival, Short Cuts Film Festival, Strasbourg International Film Festival, 24:7 Festival.
Written and directed by Paul Blinkhorn
'After Auschwitz' is a short film about survival, truth and reflection. It examines the emotional survival of one woman as she looks back on the choices that she has made in life.
Hiding from the shadows of the past, Rebeka reflects on the paths not taken, of love lost and the moral obligations of being a survivor.
Rebeka - Cathleen Blower
Young Rebeka - Hazel Earle
Director of Photography and Producer: Paul Anderton
Editor and Producer: Steven Hutchinson
Production Designer: Philip J Lunt
First Assistant Director and Script Supervisor: Mark Butcher
Second Assistant Director: Benjamin Kilburn
Music: Dominic Mason
Sound: Nicholas Challenor
Camera Assistant: David Noble
Researcher: Joanne Fountain
Runner: Christiana Brockbank
Stand-in for Ms Blower: Hannah Burton
Make-up: Anne-Marie O'Hagan, Lucy Nickson, Natalie O'Connor
Props: Jeffrey Lunt
Transportation: Lisa Coburn, Nick Howarth
Production Assistant: Emma Connolly, Samantha Walker
Special thanks: Rochelle Cole, Jeannie Holt, Natalie Segal, Colin Warhurst, Wayland Shay Donlan, Alex Grime, Jeremy Freedman, Lydia Warhurst, David McCabe, Stephanie Shipley, Sandys Row Synagogue (London), Manchester Jewish History Museum.
Produced by Ultimatum Films