Holes in their Souls

by andysmithlfsgooglemail.com in Merseyside

We did it
On 8th June 2015 we successfully raised £6,182 with 43 supporters in 28 days

A true urban myth.

by andysmithlfsgooglemail.com in Merseyside

  • Our aim is to successfully raise 10k within 28 days to help produce our darkly funny and twisted film. We will be posting regular updates on the progress of our Pre-production, and keep our linked social media sites updated as we go into Production and finally Post Production. Posting both sound and image to make our journey as entertaining as possible for all that dare follow!

     

    'Holes in their Souls' is short film project that fuses both drama and documentary, based on a true story that has become one of Merseyside Police's most bizarre cases to hit the headlines. To many it was just believed to be rumor or gossip, an urban legend or myth at best, but to others including yours truly it was all too shockingly real.

     

    Here’s what happened….

    In the mid 90's two men conned thousands of people into giving them their socks in the name of charity. They would also take photos of the socks' owners and carefully keep track of their names and pictures. It later emerged that the men were foot fetishists and were hoarding the socks for their own sexual gratification"

    
Their bizarre foot fetish was uncovered as police investigated a sordid catalogue of sex acts involving the pair. Officers who searched their homes found an 18-inch deep "carpet" of socks and numerous pictures of their owners. 
Sgt John Belger told a court: "They were everywhere and anywhere - on furniture, hanging from lampshades and even covering the microwave. The majority were in good condition. "It was like there had been an explosion in a sock factory and they had been blown all over the place. I've never seen anything like it". 
The court heard they made weekend trips to pubs and clubs where they persuaded drinkers to part with footwear "for charity". 

Two cops and a traffic warden were among donors. But it was a sham to hide the couple's fascination with feet. The pair were arrested after film processors developed a string of obscene photos. Police later found thousands more pictures. During their probe detectives advertised for duped sock owners to get in touch so they could be re-united. But not a single pair was claimed. 
They were later donated to the Salvation Army. While in prison the pair served out their time working in the laundry room - Cleaning other prisoners' socks.

    We are also offering you the chance to make your Socks real Action Heroes! The production design in our film requires lots and lots of socks. So by donating your socks we can not only use them in our film but then once the film is complete we will ship them off to our affiliated charity, The Joy Of Sox, who recycle them for the homeless and help prevent the crippling effects of frostbite! So join us in being a Film Philanthropist and make your sock a real life action hero.

 

 

Latest news from the HITS Producers...

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

May the Sock be with you! A very heart felt thank you from the team. (Approx US$8)

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Secret sock sniffer? A thank you on all our social media sites for believing in our project and regular emails updating you on the progress of the project. (Approx US$15)

£12 or more

£12 Reward

A Private link to the completed film for you to view at your leisure:) (Approx US$20)

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Mmmm, smell my cheese! Get your Sock Selfie in our film as part of our production design. Please pledge here, then post your photo to holesintheirsouls@gmail.com (Approx US$20)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A foot Fetish maybe? A HITS T-Shirt plus a thank you on all our social media sites for believing in our project, a thank you in the credits of the film plus regular emails updating you on the progress of the project. (Approx US$30)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Send us your old cotton socks, or woollen even better and we will not only use them as part of the the films production design, we will ship them of to our affiliated charity, The Joy Of Sox to be recycled for the homeless and prevent the onset of frostbite. Please email us at holesintheirsouls@gmail.com for postal details.

£30 or more

3 of 100 claimed

£30 Reward

Be our Guest and attend the cast and crew premier of HITS followed by a Q&A by the filmmakers!! (Approx US$50)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Wow you do love socks! A HITS Hoodie, with crucifix design. A photo of yourself holding up your own sock next to your face to be part of the films Production Design. Your name in the thank you's at the end of the film and regular updates of the films progress. (Approx US$80)

£70 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£70 Reward

Sock lovers unite! Get to be a featured extra or if your not keen on being infront of the camera spend the day on set hanging with the cast and crew A HITS Hoodie, a photo of yourself holding up your stinky sock to be included in a very special dirty scene in the film, plus all the usual social media and email updates on the progress of the film.(no accommodation or transport will be provided) (Approx US$100)

£100 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

mmmm..... Beer! All of the above plus a pack of especially brewed and labelled "Holes In Their Souls" real ale.(over 18's only, proof of age will be required) (Approx US$155)

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

Sockart! Signed original Storyboard Artwork and Shooting Script from the film. Also a one off pair of embroidered socks with film's logo. (Approx US$780)

£1,000 or more

0 of 7 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Hey big spenders!!! This is our exclusive offer, aimed at business's wishing to have their products placed within specific scenes of the film. Please contact the team for further details at holesintheirsouls@gmail.com (Approx US$1570)

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