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Last Rites is a short comedy following documentarian Simon Oiseau. You've heard of John Wick, now meet the people who clean up after him.

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

New stretch target

All extra money will go towards promoting the film and submitting to film festivals. 5% of total amount raised will go to charity (Halfpenny Animal Sanctuary)


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WHAT IS LAST RITES?

When a documentary crew are sucked into a world of crime cleaners, murder and pigs, presenter Simon Oiseau, feels like a powerless pawn trapped between 1 crime queen, 2 questionable cops and 3 badass assassins with no obvious escape. Will he choose his life or his film?

1592675209_storyboard.pngLast Rites is a satirical, light-hearted mockumentary in which we explore the world of Sarah and her ragtag friends, watching them dispose of dead bodies isn’t what Simon was expecting when he agreed to film them for the show: ‘Women in unconventional roles’. But one crime queen, two corrupt cops and 3 badass assassins later he’s finding himself IN a lot deeper than he thought he’d be.

Will he save Sarah and himself from the morality of their actions, or is this one mess that can’t be cleaned?

Inspired by fantastic mockumentaries such as What We Do In The Shadows and This Is Spinal Tap, Last Rites balances dark themes with humour and ridiculousness in an exploration of how far people in desperate situations are willing to go.


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A MESSAGE FROM GROUP 1

Hello there, do you like comedies about Cleaners? Gangs? And a whole lot of pigs? We thought so. Why else would you be here? Well, you’re in for a real treat. But perhaps you just stumbled upon this page, maybe you don’t like pigs or comedies, at all. Well, don’t worry, stick around anyway! Because you’ll soon see that this film is about so much more than that. 

 

We’re Group One of NYFA (AKA Foam Finger Productions), welcome to our crowdfunding page, feel free to look around, share it with your friends, or donate some money. Whatever you decide to do, thank you for taking your time to read this message and find out a little about what we’ve been up to.

 

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we haven’t been able to meet each other, but that hasn’t stopped us from creating a solid bond of friends and developing all of our skills, while learning from each other, and now you can join our journey too. 

 

Here at Foam Finger Productions, what makes our group so special is that we believe every member of the team has something valuable to bring to the film and we strive to keep everyone involved in every step of the process and now, we want you to be a part of our group too!

 

The outright enthusiasm of every member has been the driving force behind our work so far, and the fact we are cutting no corners in creating the boldest film we can possibly make. A testament to this enthusiasm is that a dedicated portion of our planned budget will be going into the ambitious final scene of the film, which, we assure you, will be worth it, and yes, it may involve pigs, lots of them.  

 

Even the smallest donation, share or social media shout out will make all this enthusiasm worth it, and bring a group of talented filmmakers and actors, and now fine friends, closer to achieving their dreams.


WHY US?

So, let’s get down to brass tacks. 

What makes us worthy of your donation?

Think of your donation as an investment in creating a better world. You wouldn’t invest in a company if you didn’t have confidence in that company’s ability to create value. 

By investing in this film, you are helping us create a better world in 3 vital ways:

1. Investing in the next generation of filmmakers.

The National Youth Film Academy has put together some of the UK’s best and brightest upcoming filmmakers to collaborate on this project, your donations will not only be appreciated, but remembered as this film will serve as a launchpad for many future collaborations. 

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We will also be submitting this film to as many festivals as we can. Having already qualified for Raindance, this also gives us access to submit our film to the Baftas and Oscars, so join the movement and help make our (that includes you!) film a success!

2.    Making a SAFE & HIGH QUALITY film. 

Our main priority is to make this film the best version of itself, your donations will go a very long way in making our dream a reality, by insuring that we do this film justice. 

Due to the ongoing COVID19 crisis, we will have to take several costly measures to ensure our set and our crew are safe and your contribution will help make sure that our cast and crews wellbeing is at the top of our priorities, so that we can make a film that does not compromise on production design quality or health & safety.

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3. Raising money for a good cause.


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5% of our total budget will be donated to Halfpenny Animal Sanctuary. This sanctuary is a truly amazing place that takes in animals and makes sure they are cared for and are living in the correct habitat. Please make sure to check them out and the amazing work they do! They've also been kind enough to help us deliver our featured £75 perk : )


WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY

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SOME OF THE STARS

This film is an ensemble piece, take a look at some of our awesome cast! We'll be releasing more soon on our social medias so keep an eye on those spaces : )

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WHERE'S ALL THE MONEY GOING?

Here is an estimated overview of how we plan on spending the money that is raised. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions and we really appreciate your support : )

We need a total of £9000 raised to do this film as effective and efficiently as possible, which we will be raising in two instalments. The first target being £5000 and our stretch target being an additional £4000. 

(H&S costs are part of production value)

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FOR YOU

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*Please be aware that some of the attached creative assets are from different stages of the creative development phase of this film and that the final product (film) could potentially stray from certain elements mentioned above.

THANK YOU

Should you decide to support us, financially or even just raising awareness through Social Media, please know that not only will you receive the rewards listed above, but also that you will be directly helping a group of incredibly talented aspiring actors and filmmakers achieve their dreams and establish careers in what is promising to be an unstable foreseeable future. 

For that, we are endlessly grateful.

Contact

src20g1@gmail.com


Social Media

Twitter - @LastRites_Film

Instagram - @Last_Rites_Film

Facebook - Last Rites

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

ENTER IN OUR T-SHIRT COMPETITION

If you select this new reward, you will not only be helping make Last Rites happen, but you will be entered in a raffle automatically to win our EXCLUSIVE Foam Finger Productions T-Shirt just by pledging £1

£5 or more

SHOUT OUT & RAFFLE ENTRY

We'll give you a great big warm thank you on our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter pages! You will also be awarded one entry to our raffle, with 2 tickets for our premiere at the Greenwich Odeon on the 23rd of August up for grabs!

£15 or more

PERSONAL THANK YOU + DIGITAL COPY OF FILM

A personalised message from our team thanking you for your amazing support and access to an exclusive digital cut of the film, for your eyes only, while it makes the festival runs.

£30 or more

EXCLUSIVE POSTER + SIGNED SCRIPT

You'll receive an exclusive MOVING version of our film poster and a signed copy of the script by group 1! (Foam Finger Productions)

£50 or more

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THE PREMIERE AWAITS + FOAM FINGER

You're amazing! We'll invite you on the 23rd of August to our premiere screening at the Greenwich Odeon in London, meet the crew and be spoilt like a celebrity because we love you! + a Foam Finger, the signature hallmark of our group, so you know you're really one of us! We will also include your name in our credits for Special Thank You! *Subject to availability

£75 or more

PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM PIGS + SIGNED PROP

Get a personalised video message from the Pigs at Halfpenny Farms! [We have some wonderful pigs playing a running gag throughout the film ;) no spoilers] + One of your favourite props from our film, signed by Cast+Crew of your choosing and delivered to your home! We will also include your name in our credits for Special Thank You!

£100 or more

T SHIRT + BE IN THE FILM

You'll receive our official T Shirt and also get a sneaky cameo in our film! We will photoshop you into one of the pictures that are shown in Grandmothers office, keep an eye out for her needles! We will also include your name in our credits for Special Thank You!

£250 or more

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EXEC PRODUCER CREDIT & TICKET

You truly are our biggest fan! For this prestigious reward, enjoy a ticket to our premiere on the 23rd of August at the Greenwich Odeon in London, get to meet our director, writers & cast! *Subject to availability. You'll be credited as an Executive Producer on both the end credits and IMDB page.

£350 or more

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ALL IN VIP PACKAGE + READ THROUGH

All of the perks (Including Exec Producer) + VIP Ticket. VIP tickets will enable the holder access to the VIP Area and VIP Bar for the Screening event as well as walking the red carpet! Get to walk the red carpet and your own exclusive seating area at our premiere! Attend an online table read with our cast & crew. (VALUE OVER £450!!)

£5 or more

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SHOUT OUT & RAFFLE ENTRY

We'll give you a great big warm thank you on our Facebook, Instagram & Twitter pages! You will also be awarded one entry to our raffle, with 2 tickets for our premiere at the Greenwich Odeon on the 23rd of August up for grabs!

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