Working for the Woman Funds

by Bethany Goode in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Working for the Woman Funds

£310

raised of £300 stretch target

18

supporters
103% 6 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by December 20th 2018 at 3:53pm

We are raising funds for the production of controversial and fascinating short film 'Working for the Woman'.

by Bethany Goode in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

New stretch target

Any extra money we receive after reaching our target will spend it on further production design and logistical elements to the production of Working for the Woman. Expenses such as props, set design, costume, cast, travel and location.


IF YOU PLEDGE FOR A REWARD PLEASE CAN YOU SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND POSTING ADDRESS TO: b.goode7649@student.leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About:

An emerging group of filmmakers currently studying their Bachelor honour degrees at The Northern Film school in Leeds are looking to raise funds for the production of exciting new film 'Working for the Woman'.

Holding up a mirror to society 'Working for the Woman' seeks to show the double standards women are judged by and the harassment they endure in the workplace. It parodies the myths that women are emotionally unstable and incapable of technical or demanding roles. In the wake of new movements such as #TimesUp and #MeToo, a new wave of emerging filmmakers seek to challenge not men, but the patriarchal supremacy that persists in enslaving us all.

Film Synopsis:
'Working for the Woman' is a short drama based in a parallel universe where gender ‘roles’ are reversed. Women dominate and men struggle to survive in a world that views them as emotionally weak and hormonal creatures. 

Ashley, a white male in the prime of his life and potentially his career receives an interview for his dream job as ‘Civil Engineer’. Excited and hopeful, he reaches his interview where he anxiously waits in reception. The receptionist, a young and very good looking male oddly stares at Ashley as he sits waiting. Looking around Ashley sees magazines with unrealistically gorgeous men on the front and recipes for the average house husband. He gazes at the fully female board of directors where he recognises the names of his two interviewees (Michelle and Haeisha). He becomes increasingly more nervous as he notices the traditionally sexist environment. That is until he sees the previous applicant coming out of her interview, she is smiling as she comes out. He relaxes and heads for the interview room door, where inside two very powerful looking women greet him.

 
Mistaking Ashley as the ‘Tea boy’, Michelle and Haeisha reel of their coffee order and begin accosting him when he awkwardly stands there. Ashley proceeds to explain he is there for the interview, when the two women begin questioning and accusing his capability to do the job and of lying about his qualifications. Shocked by all the sexist remarks, Ashley struggles to keep composure and eventually walks out on the two women and job opportunity. The women see this as just a hormonal outburst and more evidence of his inability to work as a civil engineer.


What will your money be spent on?

Your money will be spent on creating the world in which the story is told. Primarily the money will be used to pay for the location in which we are filming in, however it will also go towards costume/set design and production costs. Your money will go towards all elements of the production paying for expenses such as cast, travel, location and vehicle hire costs. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Receive an exclusive online link to the completed version of the film.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Receive an exclusive online link to the film and be named as a contributor in the films credits.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Receive an exclusive online link to the film, Be named as a contributor in the credits AND get a signed version of the script by the cast and director.

£40 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£40 Reward

Receive an exclusive online link to the film, Be named as a contributor in the credits AND get a signed version of the script by the cast and director. You will also receive copies of the original artwork created by our production design team.


Let's make 'Working for the Woman Funds' happen