The Burying Party

The definitive film about the war poet Wilfred Owen

We did it!

On 1st Sep 2017 we successfully raised £5,190 of £5,000 target with 62 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target

This amount would mean the optimal production for the project. Anything less means we will have to make compromises. 

WHO WE ARE

We at Sine Wave Media are making our most ambitious project to date, the award-winning filmmakers behind:

  • Post-apocalyptic feature film The Young, winner at the Los Angeles Movie AwardsBest Director at the Liverpool International Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the Latina Film Commission.
  • Sanctimonia, premiering at the Histories of Thought exhibition in Ghent.
  • Saddenly Now, winner at the Cinema World Fest Awards

This new project is our most exciting venture yet. We have the screenplay and team to make it happen. But unfortunately it's never as simple as that. With your help, we can finally do justice to a poet whose words changed the way we saw the world forever.

HOW MUCH WE NEED

We are asking for a minimum of £5,000 in this campaign, but more money would mean much greater production values. Here is a breakdown:

 

HOW FUNDS WILL BE USED

We are looking forward to this challenge, but we can't do it without your support! Funds from this campaign will go to:

  • Fees to get to the stunning locations such as Edinburgh and The Somme. That's right, the actual places his story took place. 
  • Cast and crew. We will be casting the very best talent in order to make the best production possible. The more money available to us, the more people we can attract. 
  • Festival submissions and insurance. Basically all the boring fees we have to pay in order to have our film seen by the right people and screened. Not only that, but we need to be insured just in case!
  • Visual effects. In war, there were both casualties and heavy combat. Without the access to these and to the props and costumes from the time period, we would be pretty stuck!

THE IMPACT

We have researched the subject for the past two years, and have developed a script that we feel needs to be put onto camera.

Wilfred Owen's poetry captured the imagination of a whole world. Our title was taken from his incredible poem "Exposure":

"Tonight, this frost will fasten on this mud and us,
Shrivelling many hands, puckering foreheads crisp.
The burying-party, picks and shovels in shaking grasp,
Pause over half-known faces. All their eyes are ice,
But nothing happens."

His experiences were wideranging. From his "shellshock" treatment at Craiglockhart Hospital where he met his mentor Siegfried Sassoon, to his meeting of the greatest writers in literature and the excruciating final letters to his mother, it is a story that needs to be told.

This film will not just be a historical account but a commentary on today's events.

What happens to the human mind when it is constantly subjected to such terror, and how can we use art to its best 

Please check our perks in the column next to here for all the rewards you will receive on helping us toward our goal.

Thank you so much for your consideration.


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