Knackered - ffilm fer yn y Gymraeg

by Sam Sharrocks in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £280

£2,500 target 23 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 5th August 2024 at 9:57pm

We're filming a Welsh-language short comedy in rural Ceredigion -- please help us make this project a reality!

by Sam Sharrocks in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Knackered is a short Welsh-language comedy film about two young women who go to ridiculous lengths to hide a dead body on a sheep farm.

We're raising funds to film the project at the end of August on a working farm in rural Ceredigion.

Darllenwch am y prosiect yn y Gymraeg yma.

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Mae dwy fenyw ifanc yn troi at ddulliau anghonfensiynol wrth geisio cuddio corff marw ar fferm ddefaid. Two young women go to ridiculous lengths to hide a dead body on a sheep farm.

TEIFI and BECA wake up after a crazy all-night bender to find that their drug dealer is dead. Teifi’s father is hosting a shooting day, so the whole farm is teeming with nosy men with itchy trigger-fingers...

Fearing the police or, even worse, social exclusion in the village, they try to figure out how to hide the corpse... and decide their best option is to dress the body up as a sheep and smuggle it into the deadbox for the knackerman to take away.

The film also hints at a wider story about Teifi's identity and her relationship with the world around her.

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Rydym yn gweithio gyda chriw arbennig o greawdwyr ffilm broffesiynol, gynnar eu gyrfeydd. We're working with a brilliant crew of early-career professional filmmakers.

Between us, we've worked on shoots for Netflix, Apple TV, BBC, Aardman, and more. Many of us have worked together before, creating award-winning short films which have played at film festivals across the UK.

Producer / Co-writer: Glyn Owen1720120010_glyn_headshot.png
Glyn is a multidisciplinary artist from Ceredigion and working in London. He was raised in a farming community and is fluent in Welsh. His work as a costume designer, drag and performance artist has been seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Royal Academy of Music and prominent nightlife venues across London.

1720085925_dj_headshot.pngDirector / Co-writer: Django Pinter
Django is an award-winning young filmmaker from London. He has been learning Welsh and helping on the farm for three years. He is a BFI Alumnus and has directed three short films, the most recent of which was nominated for Best Writing at the BFI Future Film Festival. Watch Django's last short film here!

1720097213_rosie_headshot.pngAssistant Producer: Rosie Robinson
Rosie is a director and producer from London and co-founder of Accidental Donkey Productions, which produced Django's last short film. She is an alumna of the BFI Future Film Academy, the NFTS residential course, and has worked at the distribution company Java Films in Paris.

1720097342_sam_headshot.pngAssistant Producer: Sam Sharrocks
Sam is a shooting director and editing producer with credits including The One Show on BBC, Children in Need, Comic Relief, and Taskmaster. He will be producing the film alongside Glyn.

1720097383_will_headshot.pngDirector of Photography: Will Jensen
Trained in lighting on feature films and HETV, Will is a freelance DOP who has worked with other members of the team across music videos, commercials, and a number of short films.

1720098093_ellen_headshot.pngProps & Model making: Ellen Beaufoy
Ellen has a postgrad diploma in model-making from the NFTS and is currently in the puppetry department for The Lion King stage show. She’ll be helping create fake pheasants and body parts!

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Mae lleoliad yn bwysig iawn i’r ffilm - heb fferm defaid, na fysa’r ffilm yn gweithio o gwbl! Locations are crucial to this film – if we didn’t have a sheep farm it wouldn’t work at all!1720364433_loc-4.png

We want to explore the variety of environments on a farm to help build the world of the film. The film includes wide open fields, overgrown forestry, yards and sheds filled with vehicles and tools, and interior shots in Teifi’s bedroom at the farmhouse.1720364495_loc-1.png

We’re very lucky to have access to the farm which Glyn grew up on. This is a working sheep farm in Ceredigion, and has everything we need: sheds, fields, woodland, a deadbox, even a lake. We wrote the script with this farm in mind so that we can use as much as possible.

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We are fortunate to have access to locations and film equipment for free, and have already raised some funds through private donation. However, we also need to cover fees for our cast & crew, travel and accommodation, and production design materials.

That means we still need £2,500 to make this film possible!

Our key expenses are:

  • Travel & accommodation (approx. £800) - we need to get our cast and crew to the Welsh countryside... and keep them there for the whole shoot!
  • Catering (approx. £600) - we're feeding a team of 10-15 hard-working filmmakers for two and a half days!
  • Production design (up to £400) - we need to make fake dead birds, have spare costumes to splatter blood onto, and a fog machine to make the hills as creepy as possible!

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We're on track for shooting the film over the bank holiday weekend in August and screen the film before the end of the year.

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We can't make this without your help!

We are incredibly grateful for all contributions to this project -- every penny will go towards making the best film we can.

Thank you so much!

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