Morning Tide

by Kitty Moss in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Morning Tide

Total raised £2,067

raised so far

25

supporters

We're a group of passionate film students hoping to raise enough money to be able to fund our short film project, Morning Tide

by Kitty Moss in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 20th February 2024 we'd raised £2,067 with 25 supporters in 69 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

If we exceed our target, we will donate 10% of the total amount raised to the Trinity House charity that maintains over 60 Lighthouses around England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar.


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This heartfelt story explores the challenges faced by three sisters who inherit a lighthouse, dealing with grief, societal expectations, and a shocking family secret. As students, we're fuelled by creativity and a desire to tell meaningful stories, but making a film comes with its financial hurdles. Your support will go directly into making our vision a reality—covering equipment rentals, props, and production essentials helping to make this film possible. Join us in our journey, and together, let's showcase the power of student-driven storytelling. Every contribution counts, and we're grateful for any support you can provide. Read below to understand more about Morning Tide and how your contribution will help!

If we exceed our target, we will donate 10% of the total amount raised to the Trinity House charity that maintains over 60 Lighthouses around England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar.

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Morning Tide is a 10-minute short film that is set in the 1950s. It follows three sisters as they grapple with grief, responsibility, and societal expectations as they inherit their father's lighthouse. The eldest Beatrice unravels a family secret that forces her to confront a loss of identity, threatening the unity needed to prove their capability and keep the lighthouse afloat.

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Our film is envisioned as a meticulously crafted and visually-driven narrative, where the power lies in the subtleties. We aim to captivate our audience through delicate and realistic conversations that resonate profoundly. The visuals emphasise the nuances of body language, facial expressions, and actions, becoming a language of their own to convey the profound depths of our characters' journeys. The interaction between the sisters is at the heart of this visual storytelling, offering an intimate glimpse into their shared struggles and individual perspectives. Through this emphasis on subtlety, we invite the audience to engage deeply with the characters, fostering a connection that transcends mere observation and immerses them in the sisters' collective journey forward.

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Drawing inspiration from Greta Gerwig's "Little Women," our director, Kitty Moss, embraced a similar spirit of authenticity and nuanced storytelling in the creation of our film. Inspired by Gerwig's ability to weave intricate narratives around familial bonds, Kitty sought to capture the essence of genuine, heartfelt conversations and the complexities within relationships. Much like "Little Women," our film delves into the intricacies of sisterhood, emphasising the strength found in shared experiences and the subtleties that make each character's journey uniquely compelling. By channelling the spirit of Gerwig's masterpiece, we aim to create a film that resonates with audiences on a deep and emotional level, leaving a lasting impact much like the inspiration that fuelled its creation.

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 We're turning to Crowdfunder to rally support for our ambitious film set in the captivating era of the 1950s. With our primary location being an authentic 1900s cottage, we aim to swap out modern elements for period-accurate furniture to create a convincing and immersive setting. Your contributions are crucial for acquiring unique props that are integral to our storytelling, capturing the essence of this era.

 In addition to meticulous costume and hair styling for authenticity, your support will compensate our dedicated cast and crew, ensuring their hard work doesn't go unrecognised. Contributions will also help provide quality catering and cover transportation costs, maintaining the team's well-being and the smooth operation of our shoot. As we plan to share our story with a wider audience, your support will fund film festival submissions and contribute to strategic distribution efforts, making this journey a collaborative success.

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Embarking on this crowdfunding journey with us comes with its own set of fantastic perks to express our gratitude for your invaluable support. Depending on your contribution level, donors can look forward to a range of exciting rewards. From being mentioned in the film credits to receiving an exclusive film-related merchandise goodie bag that includes a  beautifully designed poster, a tote bag and an enamel badge to commemorate your role in making our project a reality. And for those who go above and beyond, you can have your name credited as an Associate Producer or Executive Producer!

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£15 or more

Film Credit

Your name in our closing credits to show how integral your help has been

£30 or more

Merchandise Goodie bag

The Merchandise Goodie Bag includes a tote bag, printed copy of the film poster and an enamel badge, shout out on instagram, as well as your name in our closing credits

£75 or more

Associate Producer

Includes an Associate Producer credit, a digital copy of the film and script and the merchandise goodie bag

£150 or more

Executive Producer

Includes a ‘Special Credit’ in the film as an Executive Producer, a digital copy of the film and script and the merchandise goodie bag

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