A short, live action, character driven Sci-Fi about a man desperate to find meaning in his life, many years after his death.

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Thank you so much for getting us here, we're very excited to be able to share this with so many of you!

Scott and Liam

The Story

 

'Franklin's Brain' is a short, live action, character driven Sci-Fi about a man desperate to find meaning in his life, many years after his death.

Set in the 2090's, reclusive Tom lives and works alone on a small sewage plant in the West Country. His only companion, Franklin, is a box containing the thoughts and memories of a man born in the 1990s. Obsessed by the mystery of his own death, Franklin asks Tom to visit his grave where the clue to his death may lie.

The themes in the film explore the desperate search for meaning in our lives and how we struggle to let go of the past. The film revolves around the codependent relationship of the two main characters, both hopelessly afraid to move on.

The tone of the film is dark, but there are moments of comedy and joy and although it is a science fiction story it is very much based on the development of the characters and not just the futuristic world around them.

 

Concept Art

 

Illustated by Georgia Harrison

 

 

The Project

 

After pitching the idea at BFI London, the script for 'Franklin's Brain' was chosen for development and part-funding from BFI Net.Work and Creative England in their iShorts scheme.

We're really excited to be working closely with them and Crowdfunder to spread the word about the project and get people involved from the start.

We want to share this experience with all of you, so we've got some great rewards that will give you an insight into the whole process of making an industry level short film.

Mood Boards

 

Here's a look at some of the moods boards for the design and visual effects team:

 

 

The Team

 

 

       

                                                  Scott Quinn

                                             Writer & Director

 

Scott is an experienced writer and director within the short film medium and has directed music videos for various bands in Bristol.

With a real love of science fiction he is prepared to tackle the genre and put his own stamp of character based sci-fi that fans of the the genre will appreciate.

Check out some more of his work here - http://scott-quinn.tumblr.com  

 

 

 

                                                 Liam Hobbs

                                                    Producer

Liam is a South Wales based producer. A graduate of both Film Studies and Film Production from Cardiff and Newport Universities, Liam has spent the past 2 years working across the board on projects ranging from feature films and shorts, to live events and music videos.

He is excited to be collaborating with Scott again, and to be working with, and under the guidance of, the BFI. Network and Creative England teams.

 

  

Rewards

 

£5 - A Massive Thank You For Supporting The Film: We're so thankful for your support and we'll put your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£10 - Behind The Scenes Video Diary: Come along on our wild adventure! We will be filming the whole journey from start to finish, updating the video diary every couple of weeks and sharing it with you. Plus we'll put your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£20 - Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot: Before the film is released, we will send you a digital download of these as well as the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£25 - Digital Download Of The Film: Once the project is complete and available for release we will send you a High Definition download of the short film plus a Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot before the film is released, the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£30 - Official Poster and Art Prints: Once we have all our designs finished and released we will send you a signed official poster and high quality art prints as well as a High Definition download of the short film plus a Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot before the film is released, the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£40 -  Signed DVD Package + Stills and Art Prints: Once the project is complete and available for release we will send you a DVD with the short film as well as our last short film and Behind The Scenes Video Diary along with high quality prints of selected Art Prints and Official Stills taken on set. As well as a High Definition download of the short film plus a Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot before the film is released, the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£45 - Signed Screenplay and Storyboards + Signed Art and Official Stills Prints: We will send you a signed copy of the screenplay and storyboards. This will be a really interesting one as Scott goes into real detail with his drawings when planning. You will also see the scriblings of notes from pre-production along side each page. As well as a High Definition download of the short film plus a Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot before the film is released, the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

Here is an example of Scott's storyboard designs from our last short film next to what the image actually ended up as in the final cut.

 

 

£50 - 2x Tickets To The Preview Screening: Come see the film on the big screen! We'll give you two tickets to the preview screening of the film so you and a friend can come and celebrate with us and see our exhausted bodies at the end of the journey (travel not included). As well as a High Definition download of the short film plus a Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot before the film is released, the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£75 - 2x Tickets To The Preview Screening + Choose either Signed DVD Package or Signed Screenplay and Storyboards: If you want to come and see the film on the big screen and celebrate with us but also want something tangible then this package is for you! (travel not included). We'll contact and you can choose between the Signed DVD Package or Signed Screenplay and Storyboards. As well as a High Definition download of the short film plus a Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot before the film is released, the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£100 - On Set Visit for Two: This one we're really excited about. You and a friend can come to the set, meet the cast and crew then watch us film on location. Travel not included but lunch is on us! As well as a High Definition download of the short film plus a Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot before the film is released, the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

 

£250 - The Full Package!: If you're a massive supporter of the film and the project then you can get it all! An On Set Visit for Two + 2x Tickets To The Preview Screening + Signed Screenplay and Storyboards + Official Poster, Signed Art and Official Stills Prints + Signed DVD Package As well as a High Definition download of the short film plus a Download of the Screenplay + Storyboards + Official Stills From The Film Shoot before the film is released, the Behind The Scenes Video Diary and your name in the supporters credit list!

 

We will send rewards that need to be posted as soon as we are able to, and get them to you as soon as possible!

 

 

Here's a peek at the first page of the script:

 

 

Thank you!

 

We would like to begin by thanking you for visiting Franklin's Brain's Crowdfunder page today, and hope you have been able to contribute towards making the film a reality. Your support in not only massively appreciated, but hugely important in making Franklin come to life.

This is only the start of a very exciting journey, and with your help we hope to create a truly unique story that you will enjoy and be proud to say you have supported and been a part of!