COMMUNION is the fourth feature film from award winning and critically acclaimed director Greg Hall whose previous work has garnered a reputation as raw, cutting edge, relevant British cinema in the shape of feature films The Plague (2004), Kapital (2007) and SSDD: Same Shit Different Day (2010).
Following the very recent success of short film BRUISED (2012), the creative collective Broke But Making Films return with another potential gem of stand out independent cinema in COMMUNION, written by Paul Stevens & Greg Hall and produced by Becky Finlay-Hall.
This exciting new project shares many of the previous films qualities with real life character based drama and a gritty cinema verite style. COMMUNION is a road movie unlike anything you've seen before, a complex thriller set in the deep dark depths of the British countryside.
Actor Paul Marlon - recent recipent Best Actor (Short Film) Award for BRUISED (Bootleg Film Festival - Toronto 2012) - is set to play lead character Father Clemence who through a process of losing his faith has taken to executing his own form of vigilante justice. Along this journey he is joined by Maria (Ana Gonzalez Bello), a hitch hiking fiery punk who is fleeing her hometown of Mexico City. Together this odd couple will embark on a roller coaster of adventures that is at times both violent, dark, scary, real, funny and heart warming.
Over the eight weeks of crowd funding we will be uploading a new video every friday that gives an insight into our unique creative process and brings to life the world of COMMUNION. The team has a strong reputation in delivering raw hard hitting drama that has picked up awards and acclaim on shoe string budgets. We urge you to check out our previous work and proven track record.
Be a part of the team and help make this project happen.
**CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS WEEKLY UPDATES**
Teaser Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJ9y8rYVJc
Music Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdURkrZ1lpY
Comunión es la cuarta película del laureado director Greg Hall, cuya trayectoria ha forjado una reputación de cine inglés de vanguardia y relevante, como se demuestra en sus películas The Plague (La plaga, 2004), Kapital (Kapital, 2007) y SSDD: Same Shit Different Day (MMDD: Misma mierda, diferente día, 2010).
Después del reciente éxito de su película corta BRUISED (Lastimado, 2012), el colectivo creativo “Broke But Making Films” (“En quiebra pero produciendo películas”) vuelve con otra potencial joya de cine independiente y de vanguardia: COMMUNION (Comunión) escrita por Paul Stevens y Greg Hall y producida por Becky Finlay-Hall.
Este emocionante proyecto comparte muchas de las cualidades de las películas anteriores, con un drama basado en personajes de la vida real y un estilo crudo de cine realidad. Comunión es una película de viaje como nunca se ha visto antes, un thriller complejo ubicado en las entrañas oscuras de la campiña inglesa.
El actor Paul Marlon –galardonado como mejor actor de película corta por Lastimado en el Festival cinematográfico “Bootleg” 2012 de Toronto)- encarna al personaje principal, el padre Clemente, quien después de un proceso de pérdida de fe se dedica a ejercer una muy particular forma de justicia por propia mano. Durante su viaje se le une María (Ana Gonzalez Bello), una intensa rebelde que escapó de su hogar en la Ciudad de México y viaja de aventón por el mundo. Esta extravagante pareja se embarcará en un sinfín de aventuras, lo mismo violentas y tenebrosas que divertidas y tiernas.
A lo largo de las ocho semanas de nuestra campaña de recaudación de fondos por cooperacha (crowd funding) estaremos subiendo un nuevo video cada viernes que permitirá dar seguimiento al peculiar proceso creativo con que daremos vida al mundo de Comunión. Nuestro equipo tiene una sólida reputación como productor de dramas directos, realistas, con presupuestos mínimos, que ha sido reconocida y premiada.
Te invitamos a revisar nuestro trabajo previo y nuestra comprobada trayectoria. Sé parte del equipo y ayuda a que este proyecto se concrete.
Well we only have 8 Days Left of our campaign! Please watch and enjoy our final promo video:
What a journey we have had! And now is our most important week! We need to raise as much money as possible so we can achieve our target. Whatever money we do get we will be shooting on but we would love - with your help - to achieve our goal.
To everyone that has funded us so far and to all our new funders - a massive heartfelt THANK YOU! It really means the world that you have become part of the team to make this unique piece of cinema happen. What we need from you now is in this final week to sing from the rooftops your involvement with the film! If you can all help get one or two friends or family to buy a DVD and Premiere Tickets in the next couple of days that will have a massive impact!
If you are reading this on the Sponsume site and you have not yet purchased a package then please make today the day that you support independent british cinema.
Once again THANK YOU to everyone that is supporting us. With your help we can really make this happen.
8 Days To Go!!!
Greg, Becky & Paul Xx
Hello to all our wonderful backers and hopeful future backers of COMMUNION!
As promised each week we have a promo video for you to view to see our progress with the project and this week is extra special! We would like to introduce to you the band who are producing the score for the film - the amazingly talented 52 Commercial Road - and to mark this special occassion we have produced a music video for their track "Kadmar" off their second album "A Wreck Makes An Excellent Foundation". The music video is shot and edited by myself so as well as hearing their amazing music you also get a more detailed taste of my film making skills!!
Please enjoy watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdURkrZ1lpY
And we highly recommend listening to the album which can be heard (and purchased!) here: http://52commercialroad1.bandcamp.com/
They will unquestionably produce an amazing score and we are really pleased to have them on board with the project which is really shaping up. We have spent a few more days working with our main actors Paul Marlon and Ana Gonzalez Bello on building up their characters, I am so excited to unleash Father Clemence and Maria onto an audience, we enter full rehearsals in a couple of days where we will be devising large parts of the script so I look forward to updating you all with a teaser of how that goes!
Well we only have 15 Days Left!! And we still need to raise two thirds of the budget. This is not impossible. Firstly thank you to everyone that has sponsored us - it really means so much - and at the end of the day whatever amount we raise we will make the film on that! Our track record proves we deliver outstanding and cutting edge cinema. But in the final two weeks we really want to make a big push and try and raise as much money as possible to make sure we are not compromising during the production of the film. We really can reach our goal of 15,000 but we do need your help. If everyone who has backed us so far can get at least one more person to invest then we will be a lot closer to our target. So speak to friends and family, let them know about the project you have invested in, that you are part of, and get them onboard with a £15 Credit/DVD Package or £30 Credit/DVD/Premiere Ticket Package so they can be part of making independent cinema in the uk happen.
And to everyone reading this who has not yet invested and is thinking about it... well please make that decision and come onboard today. We can not reach our target with out you supporting us. Every person that clicks through and purchases a package is making the film become more of a reality. Don't miss out! Our previous work shows that we are the one's to watch in the UK Independent Film scene - so come onboard and be part of making something special happen!
To All Our Lovely Backers & Potential Future Backers,
Here is our latest update for you all to enjoy, we had our first day of rehearsals this week and wasted no time in delving into the deep psychological world of our two main characters, we do hope you enjoy sharing the film making process, watching it unfurl each week with our videos!
We have 22 days left and we still have £10,000 to raise so we really do urge you to share the details of our campaign with as many people as possible…. We have only a short time left but it isn’t impossible. Just imagine the feeling of watching the film in a cinema or seeing the DVD on a shop shelf and knowing you made that happen, it is a rare but wonderful achievement.
Also a big thank you to all those who created a great turn out for our screening last night at The Portobello Pop Up Cinema, it was a great night and a great Q&A session.
Anyway please do enjoy this weeks offering and again a big big thank you from the heart, you have absolutely no idea how happy and touched we all are with each donation.
Happy FRIDAY 13TH!!
Enjoy the TEASER TRAILER for COMMUNION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJ9y8rYVJc
We are exactly halfway through the duration of our crowd funding campaign and that's why we wanted to deliver a Teaser Trailer to introduce the main character of Father Clemence. Please watch, email to friends, share it through social networks and most importantly - enjoy! The campaign is now going to step up a gear, we only have four weeks left to raise awareness of the film and to secure the financing, so the next few promotional videos will give you more of an insight into the actors working together, the band scoring the music and the general process of devising the piece.
To everyone who has backed the film and become part of the team - thank you so much! We are so grateful for your support and very happy that you have come onboard with us. Enjoy watching the creation of a film you made happen! And in the meantime please tell your friends about the film you have helped finance. We need to get more people onboard so we can reach our target!
To all those who are still considering backing the project please take the time to watch our teaser trailer, the promotional videos for the project and our previous work. If you are impressed and want to be part of making this happen then please purchase a package and join the team.
Thank you everyone for the support. If you are in London on Thursday 19th July please come to our screening at the Portobello Pop Up Cinema 7:30pm and pick up a free BBMF Goody Bag.
Big Love Greg x
P.S. The full 15 minute interview of myself, Paul and Becky on Dissident Island Radio is also now online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXjnFOUUtQA
Hello friends and supporters of BBMF,
Paul here, just a few words to say thanks as always for the liking, sharing and following us through all the networks, please keep up the good work and of course to keep you in the loop about what’s happening.
We are fresh off the set of the teaser trailer for ‘Communion’ which will be released on FRIDAY 13TH for your pleasure, it’s looking good and we hope you will enjoy it. Please check out (and share) this weeks video update with Producer Becky Finlay-Hall:
The campaign itself has slowed down and we really need the people who are saying they will come on board and be backers to click that link and buy their copy of the film. So if that’s you? Or someone you know? Please no more “oh yeah I’ll do it later” just come on board and be part of BBMF today!! We have 36 days left and really need your support today.
To all of our wonderful backers please keep spreading the word! This is technically your film so please encourage friends and family to get involved and help make your film happen. All the support in sharing the sponsume link and personally telling people about the project is fantastic!
In other news don’t forget the screening of our last Award Winning Feature Film 'SSDD: Same Shit Different Day' and our Award Winning Short 'Bruised' in London on Thursday 19th July 7.30pm (Portobello Pop Up) and tonight (Friday 6th July) Greg, Becky and me will be live on Dissident Island Radio (http://www.dissidentisland.org) speaking about the film sometime after 9pm.
Lots of Love
Hello Lovely People,
A Big Big Thank You to all our new backers who have come on board in the last week, we really do appreciate your help in making this film a reality and welcome to the ever growing team....70 and counting!
As an important part of our team we have promised to keep you updated with developments every Friday so please find our latest video installment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUiJ_WILMIk. Here you will get a chance to meet our two main actors and see them at the beginning of their creative journey and hopefully you will, over the weeks, enjoy seeing their characters come to life.
This crowd funding campaign is a new adventure for us and we are learning as we go...what I have really begun to realise is if we are going to succeed we need to embrace and encourage the 'pay it forward' idea, if each of you our lovely backers gets two of your friends who love cinema to buy a DVD we really have a chance of raising the amount we need to make a new independent piece of British Cinema. So please spread the word, get a friend to join the team or even buy it as an interesting/alternative birthday/anniversary gift!!!
Also if you are free and in London on Thursday 19th July at 7.30pm, come and join us all at a screening of our last Award Winning Feature Film 'SSDD: Same Shit Different Day' and our Award Winning Short 'Bruised', Greg is taking part in a Q&A following the screening. It's at the Pop Up Cinema on 3 Acklam Road W10 5TY (Under the Westway on the corner of Portobello Road). We would love to see as many friendly faces in the audience and we have lots of Goddie bags to give away.
Much Love & Once again Thank you for your generous support,
Un gran abrazo de gracias a todos quienes la semana pasada se sumaron al apoyo para nuestro proyecto. Realmente apreciamos su ayuda para hacer realidad esta película. Bienvenidos sean a este equipo cada vez más numeroso: ¡van 70 y la cuenta sigue!
Parte muy importante del proyecto es nuestra promesa de mantenerlos al día con avances cada viernes, así que en la siguiente liga encontrarán el más reciente clip [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUiJ_WILMIk], en donde tendrán la oportunidad de conocer a nuestra actriz y actor estelares y seguirlos desde el comienzo de su viaje creativo. Esperamos que a lo largo de las siguientes semanas disfruten ver cómo sus personajes cobran vida.
Esta campaña por cooperacha (crowd funding) es para nosotros una aventura nueva y estamos aprendiendo sobre la marcha. Ahora veo que para tener éxito debemos empeñarnos en una estrategia de “compra anticipada”. Es decir, si cada uno de ustedes queridos patrocinadores logra que dos amigos cinéfilos compren por anticipado un DVD de la película, sí podremos reunir la cantidad que necesitamos para esta nueva producción de cine británico independiente. Así que por favor corran la voz, animen a un amigo a unirse al equipo o quizá a comprar el DVD como un atractivo regalo de cumpleaños o aniversario.
Y si andan por Londres el jueves 19 de julio a las 19:30 y no tienen compromiso, los invitamos a la presentación de nuestra más reciente película galardonada, “SDD: Same Shit Different Day” (MMDD: misma mierda, diferente día) y del también premiado corto “Bruised” (Lastimado). Después de la exhibición habrá una sesión de preguntas y respuesta con Greg. La cita es en el cine Pop Up Cinema, 3 Acklam Road W10 5TY (bajo el Westway, en la esquina de Portobello Road). Nos encantaría ver a muchos amigos entre la asistencia, y tenemos hartas bolsitas sorpresa para regalar.
Mucho cariño y de nuevo gracias por su generoso apoyo.
It's been a fantastic launch week so we would love to thank everyone that has backed us so far. We've still got quite a way to go but we are confident with everyone's support we can really achieve this. What is so important is everyone sharing links and telling friends about the project. As promised we are releasing a promo video every friday so here is the second video for you to enjoy:
We've got lot's in the pipeline so please keep checking back, following us on twitter, liking us on facebook and generally showing the amazing love that you have already!
Thanks Greg x