by joe-stacey in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd July 2016 we successfully raised £3,580 with 169 supporters in 28 days

Help us make Fissure: A dark and tense little story exploring the loss of a child, addiction, bereavement and inter-dimensional travel.

by joe-stacey in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

If we are lucky enough to meet our funding requirements of £3500 anything over this will go towards film festival submissions.

Ten years after her daughter went missing Kate, a bereaved mother destroyed by guilt and drugs finally seems to have her life back on track. That is until she begins to suffer from flashbacks which unlike the self loathing nightmares of her past point towards the possibility that her daughter is still alive, trapped on another plain of existence where dark forces rule.

Why support Fissure?

 A hugely talented team has come together to create something they believe in.  The only problem is that with all the best will in the world, equipment doesn't come cheap what with rental fees, insurance, both for gear and for everyone involved so everything must be done right, and that costs money.  If we know one thing about the arts, there's not a lot of that stuff going round.

What we need money for:

  • Camera Hire including lights, stabilisers etc.
  • Catering.
  • Insurance
  • Wardrobe
  • Prosthetics
  • Festival Submissions

Even by pledging a small amount it goes towards creating a wonderful work of art that not only the cast and crew can be proud of, but you can too.

The Team:

Paul Wright Writer/Director

Paul Wright

Paul has been directing music videos and short films for nearly a decade.  Has had notable collaborations with Louis Barabbas and Gein's Family Giftshop.  Fissure is based on a recurring nightmare from his childhood.  Weird.

Joseph Stacey & Jenny Longworth Producers

Dry Run Films 

Towards the end of 2015 Joe and Jen decided to focus their years of experience in zero budget film making by setting up an 'official' production company. Through focusing heavily on developing collaborative partnerships with writing and directing talent across the North West, Dry Run Films aims to foster a fertile creative environment in which small stories can blossom into marketable feature film projects.

Barney Batchelor Director of Photography

Background on Ridley Scott features & over 10 years on set experience across TV feature and hundreds of commercials. Driven by storytelling and narrative, he draws inspiration for Fissure from his favourite genre - thrillers.  His passion lies in conveying mood & meaning through photography.

Nicole Pott 1st AD

Nicole is an upcoming Director from the north, who has worked across many different areas, including Producing, Production Management, 1st AD, Assistant Producing and Production Assisting.  Nicole’s 1st movie ‘In a Year’ is currently doing the rounds at festivals and was recently selected at the Los Angeles Cinefest.  She’s very excited to work on Fissure with a brand new team and looks forward to seeing how this great experience progresses her own career.

Emma Laidlaw: Kate

Matt Aistrup: James

Lucy Hird: Rebbecca

Louis Barabbas & Biff Roxby Score

Louis Barabbas is a writer, performer and director of Debt Records, best known for caustic love songs and energetic stage shows. 

Biff is a producer, engineer, musician, composer and arranger. He likes odd noises, field recordings and late night mixing marathons.

Thank you so much for checking out our project.  

The Fissure Team.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you for believing in this project! And a big shout across the world of social media :)

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A shout out on the old social and private link to 'Fissure' pre festival run which will be available for one week. :)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A shoutout, a download link and your Facebook picture done as pixel art by Paul (the director) as he enjoys that kind of thing.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

All of the above + private link to 'Fissure' pre festival run which will be available for one week along with a USB stick on which will be stored the Shooting script, storyboards tons of concept art and a couple of gigs of space to do with what you will.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

All the above + a signed poster and a 'thank you' in the credits + the first 10 pledgers get a signed copy of Louis Barabbas's album Gentle Songs of Ceaseless Horror! Not too shabby!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

All of the above + get a picture of you into the movie on a VHS tape box or photo in a frame! +VIP ticket to wrap party and screening :) *Album is subject to first 10 backers

£500 or more

£500 Reward

For £500 You will receive all the above gain an executive producer credit on IMDB We will also display your business logo on all our promotional material effectively making you a partner... Pretty cool :) *Album is subject to first 10 backers

£750 or more

£750 Reward

All of the above, logo, Exec credits included and an original piece of reactive art made especially for the film. :) *Album is subject to first 10 backers

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

All the above +a specially curated Gin tasting with music provided by the one and only Louis Barabbas himself! *Album is subject to first 10 backers)

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