The film, which is told from Amya's perspective, follows her journey to rediscover something she once loved.
Amya is a young, dynamic woman who lost her vision 5 years ago. Her sight loss has prevented her from pursuing her passion for art and design. She is feeling demotivated and uninspired. However, she still craves a creative outlet. When she meets an older gentleman, Kyle, he attempts to reignite her excitement for the arts. He offers alternative ways to experience art, using her other senses.
I will be writing, directing and producing my own film. I have written and directed films before and have a real passion for this work. Writing this story has proved such an enjoyable process for me. Whilst the majority of us can't relate directly to Amya's story, at some point in our lives many of us have lacked inspiration or felt disconnected from what we love to do. Perhaps it has taken someone, maybe a stranger, to help us reawaken.
I will be challenging myself to become more experimental in my film making. I have I will put my all into this film, working alongside a fantastic group of collaborators. I will be working with a skilled production team, including James Coy as cinematographer and Carina Kuczynski as production designer. I have worked with both James and Carina in the past and have had great outcomes on each occasion.
James Coys portfolio- https://www.jtcoy.com
I will also be working with some talented illustrators who will help me explore Amya's artistic processes through animation. I will also be using 3D sound to further enhance my film, making it a more immersive experience for you, my audience.
But where will your money be going?
The bulk of my budget will be spent on pre-production costs: locations, actors' wages, art commissions, props, costumes and travel expenses for crew and cast. I will also be submit my finished work to film festivals.
Any extra money and any potential funds raised at festivals, will be donated in its entirety to The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
RNIB offers help and support for blind and partially sighted people – this can be anything from practical and emotional support to campaigning for changed reading services. The RNIB focuses on inspiring people with sight loss to transform their own personal experiences, their community, and and ultimately society as a whole. Our focus is to give people the help, support and tools they need to realise their aspirations.
If you can't donate-
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INSTAGRAM COMING SOON-
Where you will be able to track the films progression. I will be posting updates on the production, behind the scenes and stills from the shoot.