Stretching The Play

by lottieoconnell in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 17th March 2018 we successfully raised £1,336 with 39 supporters in 21 days

Not your average gay film - a comedy short by LSBU students

by lottieoconnell in London, Greater London, England

New stretch target


THE IDEA

Sophie’s the new girl at a school in Wiltshire and, coming from Manchester, she feels a bit of an outcast. She is keen to pursue a relationship with one of the most popular girls in school Natalie. Natalie is keen at first but her reservations towards Sophie prove to get in the way of things.

WHY THIS PROJECT?

The topic of LGBT is so current and important in todays world and it's so important that we celebrate it. A topic that  has always been important to our writer, she is a firm believer that films involving the LGBTQ+ community don’t need to be the main plot line, or the cause of a disequilibrium. 'Stretching The Play' is a film about a gay couple, not about the fact that the couple are gay.

Also with women in film being a big discussion, creating a film with a female led cast and crew has always been a main priority for us and we're excited to surround ourselves with a company of talented female creatives.


MEET THE TEAM

AIMEE BOWE

Aimee is the writer and director of ‘Stretching the Play’. She’s in her final year of Film Practice at London South Bank University. Aimee has developed a love of writing and directing over her course, and has always had a passion for comedy ever since she was in school.

LOTTIE O'CONNELL

Lottie is the producer of 'Stretching The Play'. She is also in her final year of Film Practice at London Southbank University. Throughout the years of studying film she has found a love for producing and is enjoying watching the project come together. 

Aimee and Lottie have worked together on previous projects and are very excited to work together again. They both share a passion for gender equality, something very important in every project they’ve both worked on together.

CHARLEE AVIS

Charlee is the editor and 1st Assistant Director of 'Stretching The Play'. Not just only an editor for The BFI from years 2014-15, but all round miracle worker and 'fixer in post'. 

Charlee, Aimee and Lottie have all worked together on multiple films and projects over the last three years, all knowing how each other work and tick to make exciting, funny and engaging films for a range of different audiences.

 SOPHIE GALUSTIAN

Sophie Galustian is the lead actress in our film. Aimee wrote this film based on Sophie herself, as her sharp wit and care-less attitude are something that Aimee found very endearing about her as a person. She also studies at London South Bank University, but as a Drama student, and is very excited about the role and the film.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

As stated in the video, we have already raised £1000 independently but we need a further £1000 to reach our target goal and make this film possible.

This is where YOU come in.

Since we're asking for your money, it might be nice for you to know where it's going.

  • We have already secured one location but we still need to rent a high school to shoot in for a whole day - these don't come cheap!
  • We need a man with a van to get us, and all our kit, from A to B
  • It's important for us to create a world that our audience can fully immerse themselves in so art direction is integral. We need props, costume and a make up artist.
  • We're a hungry bunch and for us to be on top of our game we need feeding!

HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?

No money? No problem. Do us a favour and share our campaign and spread the word!

Rewards

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Credit and Digital Copy

As a thank you your name will be include as a special thanks in the credits and you will receive a private link to the film before its online premiere!

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Behind the Scenes Video

You will receive a private link to the behind the scenes video of the shoot, bloopers and all. Plus all the previous perks!

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6x4 Behind the Scenes Film Stills

This pledge entitles you to 2 of the 35mm BTS pictures of your choice. Each still will be signed by the director. Plus all the previous perks!

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Signed Copy Of The Script

You will receive an exclusive copy of the original script, signed by the director. Plus all the previous perks!

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Executive Producer Credit

As a special thank you for your generous contribution you will be given an executive producer credit! Plus all previous perks.


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