Hi, I'm Ellis, a 2nd year Filmmaking student with 3 years worth of experience. I've been making films since I was 9 years old, and writing stories for as long as i can remember.
The long and short of it is my best friend of 11 years and I have written a film we're really proud of. Our university professors love it as well as our peers and we want to make it.
"The Cliff' is a short, character driven script addressing domestic violence amongst male victims. Subjects such as this - topics that fall amongst the 'equality' category are becoming increasingly popular and more people are becoming aware of the issues raised.
Amanda and Alex are our leads, Alex drives the couple to a cliff's edge with something seemingly important to discuss. Amanda starts arguing before Alex can get a word in edgeways. Throughout the 7 minute argument Alex doesn't say a word, he's subject to physical and verbal torment, the only thing that falls from his lips is a single drop of blood. Alex eventually musters the courage to end the abuse and leave the car. Amanda then finds a wedding ring in the glovebox of the car and looks up before seeing something that shocks her.....
The film recieved an in house award at my university for 'best short film script' out of over 100 applicants.
We're funding most of it ourselves with favours and volunteer help but we need a small budget to cover expenses such as kit hire and casting.
This is a student project but with passion, a successful short film at university level can launch the career of a budding young filmmaker such as myself and I want to make this happen.
Every little helps.