Lost Excalibur

by Ben Clingan in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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We're looking at raising the budget for our third year project, Lost Excalibur, a retelling of a Cornish folklore tale.

by Ben Clingan in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Hello! My name's Ben Clingan and I'm the producer and second unit Director for our third year project, Lost Excalibur. The story is a retelling of the Cornish folklore tale around the death of King Arthur and the resting place of his legendary blade Excalibur.

The film looks at the story from two lenses. One, King Arthur in his life during the 5th century as he prepares to leave for Gaul with Cador, the Duke of Cornwall, and his trusted knight Bedivere. The other from the eyes of Amy Guarden, a history student in 2021 completing an assignment on the legendary king and his role in history and myth. Both follow their own paths, but end up in the same place at the culmination of the film.

With the intention of shooting the script with half English dialect and half Cornish, the film leans heavily into Cornish culture and heritage, using key locations such as Kresen Kernow and Tintagel Castle.

More details will follow as they are confirmed, so keep an eye out here and on our social media!

Why this Story? Why now?

We've all grown up with stories. Fairytales, folklore, books and even film. It shapes our imaginations as we grow up and often become the stories we tell our own children. This story is one that should be retold as it is one about loyalty and courage in a time when so much goes wrong, and one rooted in Cornish folklore. What better story to tell against the beautiful, sweeping landscapes of Cornwall then one tied to King Arthur, Cador and the legendary Excalibur?

As for why now, with Cornwall a popular location for holidays a story such as this, which is planned to use the Cornish language for half of the film, is a chance to share the heritage of the area. For those that live here, it is a chance to see familiar locations and see a folklore story brought to life. I believe that all stories, no matter their age, can teach us something. This story is no exception, especially given recent times.

MEET THE CREW: 

Producer:

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Director:

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Cinematographer:

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Editor:

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Production Designer:

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Promotional Manager:

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The Budget and how your donations will be spent:

Below is a breakdown of the budget for the project with how funds will be spent in making the script a reality.

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Rewards

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

£50 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Seeker

The chance to be an extra in one of the sequences of the film (travel not included - Shooting in February 2022 date TBC), a Special Thanks in the credits, A3 Poster and digital BTS pack

£10 or more

Friend

A Special Thanks in the project credits and digital BTS Pack

£25 or more

Admirer

A Special Thanks in the credits, A4 Poster and digital BTS pack

£50 or more

0 of 35 claimed

Observer

A bespoke screening, held in Falmouth, Cornwall for the donator and a +1, A3 Poster and digital BTS pack

£100 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Squire

A copy of the final script, signed by cast and crew, a bespoke screening in Falmouth, Cornwall for the donator and a +1, a Special Thanks in the credits, A3 Poster and digital BTS pack

£350 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Knight of the Round

An Honourary Executive Producer credit, a signed A2 poster, a copy of the final script, signed by cast and crew, a bespoke screening in Falmouth, Cornwall for the donator and a +1 and a digital BTS pack

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Monarch of Light

King Arthurs crown, made for the film, an Honourary Executive Producer credit, a bespoke screening in Falmouth, Cornwall for the donator and a +1, a signed A2 poster, a copy of the final script, signed by cast and crew and digital BTS pack

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Monarch of Dark

Mordreds crown, made for the film, an Honourary Executive Producer credit, a bespoke screening in Falmouth, Cornwall for the donator and a +1, a signed A2 poster, a copy of the final script, signed by cast and crew and digital BTS pack

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