& 39;Charlie Boy& 39; is a short fictional drama film about a simple story of a brother and sisters’ love for each other and how that devotion, when confronted with a severe circumstance, can drastically alter the course of their lives forever.
Tina has spent her life care-taking her brother and has never had the freedom to live her own life fully. When she meets James she truly believes that he holds the key to her future happiness and can give her the life that she has always dreamed of having. When she realizes her naivety and foolishness at putting her trust in James she almost gives up hope. Until now she has always been the good girl, the girl on the street that always thought she was meant for a better life and so separates herself from the people that surround her. When James makes it clear that he wants no part in her life or that he will not support their unborn child, Tina rapidly realizes that she is not the exception to the rule. Coming from a rough estate in East London, surrounded by crime, poverty, violence and drug abuse Tina resigns herself to the fact that she has no way out. For once in her life she turns to her brother for comfort. What she does not realize is that Charlie has his own serious demons to fight and is also looking for a way out; a way out that will set them both free.
Creator & Team:
Vicki Kisner: Director,Writer, Producer
Alex Aires: Co writer, Executive Producer
Stuart Biddlecombe: Director of Photography
Antonia Lowe: TBC
Kathryn Brett: Costume Designer
Simon Hargood: Editor
Actors & Talent:
Alex Aires: Tina
Freya Gray: Little Girl
Nick Blood TBC: Charlie
Joe McGann: James
Parts yet to be cast: Caroline, Tina’s boss at the florist, Charlie’s friends…
Why We Need You!
We need you to help us fund CHARLIE BOY, as there is not a huge amount of funding available for short films. We feel it is an incredibly important medium and art form that enables filmmakers and actors to practice and learn their craft in the hope of reaching the next step in their career. We are very passionate about this project and Alex and I would love some help to see our creative vision reach the screen. We also feel Crowd funding is an exciting, new way to get other people involved in the creative process and hopefully if you donate you will be able to be part of this amazing film making experience too. We have some great rewards so please check them out and get involved.
We hope that you take an interest in our project and help us with the funding needed to hire camera and sound equipment, pay for props, costumes and locations and most importantly to enable us to feed our amazing and dedicated crew. We have managed to get together an incredible team of passionate, talented individuals that are willing to work on the project for no fee, as they too believe in the vision that we are trying to achieve with Charlie Boy.
If you would like any more information about the project please send me an email at Vicki_kisner@hotmail.com