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A short poetic documentary exploring beauty in old age and nature.

by Mollie J Carter in Penryn, England, United Kingdom

Concept

Though a prevalent topic amongst young people today, this documentary takes the concept of body-image and directs it towards an age-group whose voices have gone unheard. Ungild the Lily addresses the misconception that beauty solely lies in youth, and instead celebrates old-age through a comparison with the natural world. 

Meet the Team! 

 Mollie Carter | Producer


Mollie recently produced a short film exploring the contraceptive pill and its correlation with depression, and has a passion for all things documentary. 

“Ungild the Lily is a really special idea, and it’s what documentary is all about: getting involved with people and learning from them. I’m really looking forward to helping the crew create a film that gives voice to a community of people so often overlooked in this area of discussion.”

 Lucas Stones | Director

Having worked with Mollie on a short documentary about  the contraceptive pill and its links with depression, Lucas is moving from what lies under the skin to the surface itself.

“Ungild the Lily asks a simple question, why do we associate beauty with age in nature, yet not with people? It looks at an age-group where we’re told to shut our eyes, and urges isn’t it about time we opened them.”

Rebecca Algeo | Director of Photography      

                                                                                              

Originally from Ireland, Rebecca is a keen photographer who’s worked with both digital and analogue film. She is currently working on numerous short film projects as Director of Photography.                                                                                             

“I am excited to experiment with the cinematography and focus on close-up visuals to show the similarities and shared beauty between people and nature.”

Ben Kirby | Sound Designer

 Ben Kirby Sound

Ben is working towards being part of the sound department in industry and has worked as a boom operator.

“Ungild the Lily will have a diverse soundscape combining an original score with the sounds of nature to place our interviewees within the beauty of our world, not just visually but aurally too."

Emily Cooke | Editor


Emily has had previous editing experience and is a certified Avid Media Composer user.

“I am excited to work on a documentary that engages with a topic that is so strongly relevant in today’s society. I’m especially looking forward to highlighting the relation between elderly people and the natural world though the edit, using techniques such as match cuts.”

Ethan Formstone | Assistant Director

                                                                                                 

 Ethan is looking forward to the scheduling and organisational duties of the role of assistant director, running the set to ensure every beautiful moment is captured.

“I really believe in film as a communicator, especially when it comes to important and affecting subjects such as this. I can’t wait to see the end product and spread a really great message!”

Molly Denton | Assistant Camera 

Molly is keen to specialise in cinematography and help assist the vision of the project to make it come to life.

“I feel the topic of this documentary is so important and the allegory between age and nature is a really beautiful approach. I’m so excited to get to work behind the camera with an amazing crew capturing first-hand the essence of what it is to age beautifully.”

Where We're At

Currently the film is in pre-production, and our team has been busy planning and researching for when production starts in January. We've filmed a promo video (above) which shows you what we want the feel and look of the final film to be, which we hope you enjoy!

We've drafted up a budget for the film to show exactly where your money will be going if you donate. Every penny really counts and we need your help!

Find us on Social Media

We'll be updating our social media with behind the scenes of the shoots, some very cool crowdfunder reward prototypes, our planning and location scouts and plenty more exciting stuff! So make sure to follow us on the social media linked above! 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Seedling

Digital copy of the film, PLUS all previous rewards. Expected delivery date: May 2020

£5 or more

A Seed

HUGE thank you from the Team, Shout out on social media, as well as an emailed digital copy of the poster.

£25 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Sprout

Printed Art Card designed by our Illustrator, Thank You credit in the film, Digital copy of the film, HUGE thank you from the Team, Shout out on social media, as well as an emailed digital copy of the poster.

£35 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Sapling

DVD copy of the film, Printed Art Card designed by our Illustrator, Thank You credit in the film, Digital copy of the film, HUGE thank you from the Team, Shout out on social media, as well as an emailed digital copy of the poster.

£50 or more

Oak Tree

Printed A3 poster, Early digital link to the film, DVD copy of the film, Printed Art Card designed by our Illustrator, Thank You credit in the film, Digital copy of the film, HUGE thank you from the Team, Shout out on social media, as well as an emailed digital copy of the poster.

£125 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Mature Oak

Printed BTS Booklet (including exclusive behind the scenes photos, storyboards, quotes from the film and Illustrator designs), Printed A3 poster, Early digital link to the film, DVD copy of the film, Printed Art Card designed by our Illustrator, Thank You credit in the film, Digital copy of the film, HUGE thank you from the Team, Shout out on social media, as well as an emailed digital copy of the poster.

£200 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Ancient Oak

Framed A3 poster signed by the whole Crew, Printed BTS Booklet (including exclusive behind the scenes photos, storyboards, quotes from the film and Illustrator designs), Early digital link to the film, DVD copy of the film, Printed Art Card designed by our Illustrator, Thank You credit in the film, Digital copy of the film, HUGE thank you from the Team, Shout out on social media, as well as an emailed digital copy of the poster


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