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On 20th July 2020 we successfully raised £11,463 with 262 supporters in 27 days

A dystopian comedy-drama in which characters deal with their bizarre new lives under the overbearing yet elusive powers that be.

by National Youth Film Academy in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

By achieving our "stretch target", as described by Crowdfunder, we (the cast and crew) can ensure that INTRUSION reaches its full potential. The total of £11,000 will allow us to upgrade the equipment used, thus achieving even-better-quality footage. It will also allow us to achieve the involvement of the talent whom we desire, as well as enhanced finishing touches in post-production! Not to mention that this would entail increased coverage of our film --- and therefore its message -- on account of more entries into film festivals and organised screenings alone! Achieving our stretch target of £11,000 will -- absolutely -- elevate INTRUSION to a whole new level.


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Hello! Welcome to our crowdfunding page and thank you so much for showing your interest in our chilling, chuckle-inducing production. Enjoy a browse through our page to find out more and get involved! If you, too, are passionate about our short film and would like to donate, we have some brilliant rewards to say thank you for your support. 

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Written by Caius McCrone, produced by Tommy-Joe Brown, directed by Sophie Sandor and executively produced by the National Youth Film Academy, INTRUSION is a tri-segmented vignette style comedy-drama set in a near-future dystopia that displays the lives of an ensemble cast as they deal with the bizarre reality of their new lives under the overbearing yet elusive powers that be. 

INTRUSION expresses the timeless threat of government to our individual freedom, alluding to authoritarianism in its many forms -- from nanny state laws to curtailments on free speech. Depicted in a darkly comedic fashion, it is also an indictment of the current climate and public discourse, not least because it has been conceived in, and partly inspired by, lockdown life!

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We initially set a lower target of £5,000 and a "stretch target" of £8,000 to fund the production and post-production of INTRUSION. As all of the work thus far has been carried out during a radical lockdown, and many have fallen upon hard times, we, the cast and crew, initially presented a tentative target, based on the possibility of budgeting in some areas, and raising more funds down line for promotion. We had no idea how it was going to pan out, but we have been incredibly successful. Therefore, we have increased our stretch target to £11,000

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We are a collective of young professionals -- at the early stages of our careers in the arts -- based across the UK, whom the National Youth Film Academy has selected to produce and promote a short film as part of its 2020 programme.

Cast: Jayam Bizima, Helin Ekin, Reuel- Eli James, Victoria Jones, Maria Khan, Ryan Owen-White, Kirsty Prince, Rosie Skuse, Nina Smith

Crew: Yuran Arantes, Tommy-Joe Brown, Caius McCrone, Sophie Sandor, Futsum Zere

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In the fictional world of INTRUSION, bizarre forms of control come to light. Sugar is now defined as a Class A drug, there is a "non-essential contact" law designed to prevent procreation, and swearing is banned -- as "swearing breeds anger and anger leads to the decomposition of society". 

Everyone is on the brink of becoming a fugitive of the law, as they tentatively struggle to keep abreast of the stifling regulations and the rumours borne by fear that surround those regulations. Nothing spreads like fear...

Whoever is in control always has their reasons. It's for the good of the people, and rulers are always better-placed to know what is best for an individual, right? 

INTRUSION is inspired by regimes and politicians, past and present, across the globe, that have sought to frustrate individuals' freedom. It aims to poke fun at, invite criticism of, and raise awareness of the constant creeping threat of such oppression and the various and subtle forms that that can arrive in and be supposedly justified by -- all whilst making viewers laugh! 

We were exceptionally well-positioned to develop this concept, living through a government-imposed lockdown and therefore easily able to enter the minds of the characters who are driven crazy by having their desires to do what they once could, or expect they should be able to, thwarted. The humiliation, degradation and sapping of the human spirit that that level of control entails is a reality we also believed crucial to present.

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We will use the money that we raise from your kind support via this Crowdfunder campaign to fund our props, shooting location fees, camera and associated equipment costs, costumes, an external actor (who will play the narrator and whom we are hiring in July), marketing and festival applications, and to allow us a contingency fund.

Please see the pie chart below for an overview of how the budget will be proportioned.

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Segment I: Who Do You Think You Are?

A young girl, DEVRIM (15), lives alone in a sympathiser’s attic. Whilst she conducts her morning routine - consisting of playing SingStar, deciding what to have for breakfast and trivial conversation with her imaginary friend - an ambitious government agent, MAYA (20s), watches the house, convinced an illegal is being kept in hiding.

Segment II: Dilution

Swear words and all expressions of anger are forbidden. When TAMMY (20s) decides he’s had enough, his rebellious behaviour leads to the deterioration of his relationship with the compliant OLIVIA (20s). As Tammy becomes increasingly anarchic, Olivia turns to their neighbour JOE (20s) for love and support. Tammy suspects foul play, and when Joe turns up at their flat, his paranoia and recklessness leads to trouble.

Segment III: Chocolate Milk

Amidst the backdrop of the recently enacted ‘non-essential contact’ law, FLO (20s) begrudgingly cares for the excessively precocious and highly allergic VIN (20s). As Vin becomes increasingly unbearable and with the encouragement of her friend AZRA (20s), Flo decides to take matters into her own hands and punish Vin for his loyalty to, and collaboration with, the powers that be.

1592906623_1592906626915.png If you would like to ask us any questions relating to our crowdfunding campaign, read the script or have questions about the production itself, please email our Producer, Tommy-Joe Brown, at src20g12@gmail.com.

Also check out our website for more exciting updates:

Intrusion Film Website

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£275 or more

BECOME A VIP WITH 2X VIP SCREENING TICKETS*

Get the VIP treatment as you join us to watch our creation come to life on the big screen in London’s Greenwich Cinema. Be amongst the few select people to see the first cut of the film and get a chance to talk to the cast and crew afterwards as we enjoy a well-deserved drink! We also invite you to give any feedback to us ahead of our final cut meaning you have the chance to contribute further to our final film *Includes all rewards under £275

£5 or more

LET'S GET SOCIAL

Social Media Shout Out and Become an Intrusion Film Friend: Get a personal shout out across our social media channels as a "thank you" for your kind support! Becoming an Intrusion Film Friend means you will also be kept in the loop with the film's progress and any exciting updates. Once confirmed, we will send you information about how to remain involved.

£10 or more

SEE YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS AND WATCH THE FILM*

As a big "thank you" for your support, we will feature your name in the end credits of the film so you will see your name on the big screen! As well as a film credit, we will send you a personal link to the film, meaning you will be one of the FIRST people to watch our film. Once the film is completed, we will send you a password to our Vimeo page so that you can see the result of your kindness and our hard work. *includes all rewards under £10

£20 or more

GET THE OFFICIAL FILM POSTER

To go with your first preview link to the film and film credit, we will also send you an exclusive digital version of the official film poster ready for you to print! *includes all rewards under £20

£25 or more

GET ON THE GUEST LIST

As well as a film credit, we will send you a personal link to the film, meaning that you will be one of the FIRST people to watch our film. Once the film is completed, we will send you a password to our Vimeo page so that you can see the result of your kindness and our hard work.

£50 or more

EXCLUSIVE INTRUSION THANK YOU PACKAGE*

We'll send you an exclusive package containing Intrusion film goodies: film artwork, a "thank you" postcard with a personalised message from each of our cast/crew, and a printed copy of the script with a personalised message from the writer. It doesn’t stop there… you'll also get your hands on early-release tickets to our first screening at London’s Greenwich Cinema where you will view the film and meet its makers. *Includes all rewards under £50

£75 or more

EXCLUSIVE ONLINE SCREENING + Q&A WITH CAST/CREW*

We are very excited to be able to offer you a seat at our special, and first, online screening of the film followed by a Q&A where you will have the chance to chat to the makers of the film and ask them first-hand any questions you wish. *Includes all rewards under £75

£100 or more

GRAB A SEAT AT OUR FIRST SCREENING & GET INVOLVED*

Join us as we watch our creation come to life on the big screen in London’s Greenwich Cinema. Be amongst the few select people to see the first cut of the film for the very first time and get a chance to talk to the cast and crew afterwards as we enjoy a well-deserved drink! We also invite you to give any feedback to us ahead of our final cut meaning you have the chance to contribute further to our final film. *Includes all rewards under £100

£200 or more

BRING A FRIEND & HAVE A DAY ON SET!*

Experiences are best when they are shared! So why not invite a special someone to join you at the exciting screening event! We are also offering you the chance to come and visit the action first-hand – join us on set for a day and watch the film come to life before your very eyes. *Includes all rewards under £200

£400 or more

BECOME A HEADLINE SPONSOR*

As well as all the former brilliant rewards, we are offering a chance for your business/organisation to feature as a headline sponsor of our film. See your brand on the big screen during our credits as well as securing a spot on our website and at related events. This is a brilliant way to gain exposure whilst supporting us! *Includes all rewards under £400

£600 or more

BECOME AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER*

As a huge "thank you" for your support, we would like to offer you the role of Associate Producer of our film, Intrusion. You will secure yourself your own IMDb profile, as well as all the other brilliant rewards. *Includes all rewards under £600

£850 or more

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE*

Wow, THANK YOU! We would like to offer you an Executive Producer credit, which not only secures you your own IMDb profile, but we will even throw in a magnum of Laurent Pierre Champagne to enjoy during your VIP trip to our first cut screening. *Includes all rewards under £850

£1,000 or more

THE A-LIST EXPERIENCE PACKAGE*

We cannot thank you enough for your support, BUT we can offer you this exclusive A-list package. Live like a star for your trip to London to view our first-cut screening at London’s Greenwich Cinema. Get your pick from a range of amazing 5* experiences including a fine dining restaurant experience, a stay at a 5* hotel, and many other unforgettable experiences yet to be announced! *Includes all rewards under £1,000

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