The Burying Party

by Richard Weston in Liverpool, Merseyside, England

The definitive film about the war poet Wilfred Owen

by Richard Weston in Liverpool, Merseyside, England

We did it
On 1st September 2017 we successfully raised £5,190 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.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

Meurig will cry your name with a deep and thunderous roar.

£5 or more

2 of 30 claimed

£5 Reward

Your second name will appear on a list. On Wilfred's desk. In the film. How cool is that?

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Copy of the Film With this perk you get a digital copy of the film on its release!

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Name in the Credits With this perk you will receive all of the above along with your name in the credits!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Poster You will receive all of the above along with a poster of the film!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Signed Script With this perk you will receive all of the above on their scheduled dates, along with a signed script from writer and director Richard Weston!

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Crew Hoodie You get a crew hoodie from Sine Wave Media!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Video Thank You A thank you from our team via a video link on Vimeo, along with above perks.

£300 or more

£300 Reward

Ultra Supporter Get the hoodie, a copy of the film, the poster and the exclusive shirt and have your name in the credits of The Burying Party.

£375 or more

£375 Reward

Uber Supporter Get the signed script, the hoodie, a copy of the film, the poster and the exclusive shirt and have your name in the credits of The Burying Party!

£2,500 or more

£2,500 Reward

Associate Producer Get a credit as an Associate Producer of Sine Wave Team, and an IMDb credit. Includes all the benefits of Premiere level and Uber Supporter level, and a profit share percentage of 3.5%

£3,500 or more

£3,500 Reward

Co-Producer Co-Producer credit in film and profile creation on IMDB. Make a visit to The Burying Party set. Includes all benefits of Uber Supporter level. Set visit date subject to scheduling. Also a 5% profit share of the overall product.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Walk on role Appear as a featured extra in the film. Shooting will take place summer of this year. Includes all benefits of Uber Supporter level. Dates subject to scheduling. Travel and accommodations not included.

£7,500 or more

£7,500 Reward

Executive Producer Executive Producer credit in film and profile creation on IMDB. Make up to three visits to The Burying Party set, have a walk on role and receive all benefits from the Uber Supporter category. Set visit dates subject to scheduling. Plus a 10% profit share.


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