In the early hours Miri is woken up by Tamara with a single question; "Why can’t you touch me?" A psychological drama laced with body horror

by Cara Weatherley in Bournemouth, Dorset, England

We did it
On 15th December 2016 we successfully raised £3,350 with 49 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

The relationship between the camera, our actors and their surroundings is an essential part of creating "4am" - a time of silence, stillness, and paranoia. With our new stretch target we will be able to hire a steadicam operator to give us the freedom to use our location to the fullest - with unrestricted movement around the house and the ability to adapt to our actors' spontaneous performances, hiring a steadicam operator will allow us to tell Miri and Tamara's story in the most effective way.

First stretch target
With a body horror comes the need for prosthetics, and we don't want to shy away from using them! Our new stretch target will allow us to buy all the silicone and specialist materials that will be used across four days of filming on both our actresses and give our make up artists the freedom to make the prosthetics as detailed and believable as possible for the camera.

Prosthetics moodboard

Not only that, any additional funds raised will be kept aside until we complete the film to be spent on entry fees into British and international film festivals. After being publically screened at the BFI in July 'Hookworm' will go on a two year film festival circuit. With the average cost of submitting a short film being £22 per festival, any extra money to help us get 'Hookworm' seen is greatly appreciated!



4 months ago Tamara was involved in an accident that has left her with a large, nasty scar. Although healed, Tamara suspects Miri now sees her as tarnished. When confronted with her unwillingness to become intimate again, Miri opens up about her desire to understand the pain her partner went through.

Desperate to bring balance back into their relationship Miri proposes an extreme solution; she needs a scar of her own.


Hookworm
is being produced with great emphasis on precision filmmaking; Tamara and Miri will be the sole focus of the film and as such will carry its pace and energy from beginning to end. Camera movement and production design will all be influenced by the mood and story of the characters. With a close environment and two leads, we hope to achieve a restrained, emotive film that contrasts the domesticity of a relationship with the fear and romanticism of a “broken body”.

                                          Concept, cinematography and production design moodboard


We already have 25% of our budget secured, and the team are working hard to fundraise more money behind the scenes, however to give each department the support they need to fulfil their visions for the film we need outside support. With your financial backing we can meet productions costs for the following;

  • Cast fees and accommodation
  • Costume and make up
  • Location hire and set dressing
  • Transport and food for the cast and crew
  • Hire of specialist equipment

It's not just financial help we need help with - we need to spread the word! Whether by mouth or showing your support by joining us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram and commenting on and sharing our posts, interest in our project will help us get Hookworm off the ground! 

Get involved! Post, tweet, let us know you're there! We love sharing what we do, and we'd love to talk to anyone who's interested in what we're doing. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Thank you for your support! We'll give you a THANK YOU SHOUT OUT on our Facebook page!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A tenner can go a long way! You'll receive a PERSONALISED PHOTO OF THANKS from the crew & a THANK YOU CREDIT at the end of the film

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Get sent a PRIVATE LINK TO THE FINISHED FILM. Plus a thank you credit at the end of the film & a personalised photo of thanks from the crew

£35 or more

£35 Reward

All of the above plus a private link to an EXCLUSIVE "FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN" FEATURETTE! Take a look behind the scenes at all the creative & technical decisions that went into making the final scene.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

A family member in the crew? We'll send you three printed 4x6" BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS OF A CREW MEMBER OF YOUR CHOICE working hard on set, all presented with pride in a frame. Plus a thank you credit, personalised photo of thanks and a private link to the film.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Come see the film on the big screen! You'll get an INVITE FOR TWO TO THE UK PREMIERE of Hookworm at the BFI in July where you can meet the cast and crew! Plus a thank you credit, personalised photo of thanks and a DVD copy to keep.

£60 or more

£60 Reward

We'll send you a MEMORY STICK WITH THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS that were produced in the making of the film. From the script to the storyboards, with a PDF detailing the journey the crew went on in bringing Hookworm to the screen. Plus a DVD COPY OF THE FILM.

£80 or more

£80 Reward

A personalised BEHIND THE SCENES BOOKLET FEATURING ORIGINAL CONCEPT ART from a variety of designers and artists, plus a DVD copy of the film & an invite for two to the film's premiere at the BFI in July

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Make yourself feel at home with a PERSONALISED ADULT-SIZED BLANKET embroidered with a name or sentence of your choice! Plus a DVD copy of the film & an invite for two to the BFI screening.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

For your huge support you'll get an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT on IMDb and at the end of the film! Plus a signed DVD copy of the film with a special message of thanks from the crew and an invite for two to the BFI premiere with a drink on us!

£300 or more

£300 Reward

The biggest donation warrants the biggest show of thanks; you'll receive an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT on IMDb and at the end of the film! Plus a signed DVD copy of the film with a special message of thanks from the crew, printed A3 poster and an invite for two to the BFI premiere with a drink on us!

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