Till Death Do Us A Party

by Shirmaine Ong in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

Till Death Do Us A Party

£1,295

raised of £1,500 stretch target

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by February 6th 2019 at 10:34am

My aim is to reach out to people who believe in me and my story and raise enough to fund the production of my graduation film.

by Shirmaine Ong in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All extra funds raised will be donated to Age UK Norwich. A local charity that supports older people, their families and carers. 

Link to website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/norwich/about-us/


Hello there! First of all, I want to thank you for checking out my crowdfunding page. My name is Shirmaine and I am a third year film student at Norwich University of the Arts. The aim of this page is to raise funds for the production of my graduation film because well, I can't do it alone :")

Synopsis

After coming to the conclusion that their friend's funeral didn't live up to who she was as a person, Ethel and Margaret decided that they'd very much like to be in-charge of how they go. Though, will having a deliberate plan really be enough for when the time comes?

'Till Death Do Us A Party is a light-hearted take on life, companionship, and death.

Why this story?

I am passionate about this story because coming from an Asian background, the subject of death is still very much a taboo. Unfortunately, it is something that everyone would eventually have to experience. So why then, in the event that one's been given the opportunity to live a full life, shouldn't they be able to plan it however they want it?  

The two characters, Ethel and Margaret, are very much inspired by the strong, intelligent and brave women in my life who support and inspire me to be the best version of myself everyday. 

What will your money be used for?

Your donations will go into necessities such as,

  • Cast and crew travel cost
  • Cast accommodation
  • Shoot locations
  • Props, costumes, hair and make up
  • Equipment
  • Cost of casting professional actors
  • Film festival submissions and distribution

*I will be donating all extra funds raised to Age UK Norwich. A local charity that supports older people, their families and carers.

When and where are we shooting?

We are scheduled to shoot in March 2019, so we are currently hard at work with pre-production. 

The film will be set in locations around Norwich and the Norfolk area.

The 'Till Death Do Us A Party' Crew

Shirmaine Ong | Writer, Producer, Director

‘Till Death Do Us A Party’ is a short film about two elderly ladies planning their funerals, it also happens to be my graduation film. I’m thrilled to be telling this light-hearted story about life, companionship, and death. 

I’d like to think that it’s loosely based on Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and all that’s magical about their existence; or Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang in their 80s, taking no shit from anyone anymore. You get the gist.

I’ve previously had the opportunity to work on a few TV and documentary projects, and the last film that I directed had the honour of premiering at the Fringe! Film Fest 2018 in London.

I'm also working with an amazing team to bring you this heartwarming tale.

Carina Kuczynski | Production Designer

Hi, I’m Carina, the production designer on 'Till Death Do Us A Party'. I’m excited to continue to develop my skills as a production designer and challenge myself to bring the quirky, fun, and loving personalities of Ethel and Margaret to life. In addition to production design, I will also be in charge of costume and hair/makeup, which will be key elements in the storytelling. I am passionate about Shirmaine’s film, because although it is light-hearted, it tackles important subjects such as the acceptance of death in old age. Her film will encourage individuals to live life to the fullest, no matter what the age!

James Coy | Cinematographer 

Hi, I am James and I am the Director of Photography for 'Till Death Do Us A Party'. I have specialised as a DoP for 3 years now and am honing my craft in order to deliver fantastic visuals that not only look great but also aid the narrative and the emotion of the film. I will be using Canon Cinema cameras as well as their Cine Lens range in order to create a cinematic look across the entire film.

James Adams | Sound Designer

Hi, I’m James Adams and I’m the sound designer on 'Till Death Do Us A Party'. I've worked in a variety of departments but keep finding myself back in sound! I'm super excited to help bring this film to life having worked with much of the team on previous projects in the last two years. I plan on creating a calming, naturalistic soundscape to compliment the cinematography, and to generally not get in the way too much on set....

Damla Duru | Editor

Hello My name is Damla Duru and I am the editor for 'Till Death Do Us Party'. Editing is my passion, and I hope to pursue it as a career after I graduate in May. In my spare time, I edit trailer style videos for my own youtube channel and I love the creative freedom I have with it. Furthermore, that is what drew me to Shirmaine’s film. I am so excited about this film, it truly touches my heart, and I love the ‘slice of life’ feel to the project. I think Shirmaine will have a lot of room to play with in the edit, and I can’t wait to support her in the process.


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You will 1. Be the very first to see the finished film. 2. Be credited as a donator in the finished film. 3. Receive a PDF version of the Till Death Do Us A Party script.

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You will 1. Be the very first to see the finished film. 2. Be credited as a donator in the finished film. 3. Receive a PDF version of the Till Death Do Us A Party script. 4. Receive a hand written Till Death Do Us A Party postcard from me to say thank you very much.

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You will 1. Be the very first to see the finished film. 2. Be credited as a donator in the finished film. 3. Receive a PDF version of the Till Death Do Us A Party script. 4. Receive a hand written Till Death Do Us A Party postcard from me to say thank you very much. 5. Receive an A2 sized Till Death Do Us A Party poster.

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You will 1. Be the very first to see the finished film. 2. Be credited as a donator in the finished film. 3. Receive a PDF version of the Till Death Do Us A Party script. 4. Receive a hand written Till Death Do Us A Party postcard from me to say thank you very much. 5. Receive an A2 sized Till Death Do Us A Party poster. 6. Receive a Till Death Do Us A Party tote bag

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You're Extraordinary!

You will 1. Be the very first to see the finished film. 2. Receive a PDF version of the Till Death Do Us A Party script. 3. Receive a hand written Till Death Do Us A Party postcard from me to say thank you very much. 4. Receive an A2 sized Till Death Do Us A Party poster. 5. Receive a Till Death Do Us A Party tote bag. 6. Be credited as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the finished film.


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