This ten minute short film gives us a darkly humorous glimpse into the competitiveness of classical musicians. We find it is the classical talents that have just the same secrets and ambitions as their more publicised Rock ‘n Roll contemporaries.
No one is innocent and it is a rough game of talent and subterfuge.
Whilst there are moments of classical beauty during the performance, backstage reveals a web of deceit, intimacies and secrets.
We start with the more common world presented to us on our televisions. Celebrity culture, the red carpet and the interviewing of the person in the spotlight for their five minutes of fame. An almost everyday display we can find within all of our media.
Before long we dip briefly into a world of distorted vision and sound seen through the drug induced haze of the Clarinetist.
The dénouement descends further into a distinct note of the “noir”. Will something come from the shadows to seek revenge?
As these different beats weave through the script they will be carefully reflected in the direction, performance and cinematography of the piece. The flow and pace of this microcosm of talent and deceit will be richly layered where each individual and their motives will be highlighted against a dark background.
Jennie Paddon is taking this script as her second step into film directing. She is currently in post-production on her five-minute non-dialogue piece, “Die”.
She studied Drama at Goldsmiths College where she both acted and directed. Jennie was also involved in setting up a new Theatre Company for which she acted and directed, staging productions on the London fringe.
For the last twelve years she has been observing and learning from some of the leading directors in the film industry whilst working in the camera department on productions both large and small.
Julie Bower is a writer who has credits in radio, theatre and television. Her last short was funded by the Wandsworth Borough Production fund and the British Council and won the Sunnyside Film Festival in New York.
Chantelle de Carvalho is a creative producer who began her career in the entertainment industry in the theatre, directing and acting in contemporary and classic works. She moved into film and television production, working on international features and dramas for the South African Broadcasting Corporation as well as features, documentaries and commercials for independent film production companies.
More recently in the UK Chantelle has produced several varied commercial projects for top international digital agencies and premium brands.
As a creative producer her short films have screened at several international film festivals and won awards.
All money being raised will be going directly into the production value elements of the film. Whatever money is contributed will effectively be seen on screen. The Director is already funding £4000 of her own money which will cover the more boring aspects like insurance, transport and feeding the fabulous crew that is being put together.
The filming will take place in South East London during March over two and a half days
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Thank you for taking the time to have a read this page.
An article about croudfunding today appeared in The Times and our project was mentioned.
Thank you again to everyone who made this possible getting close to a cut now.
Thanks to everyone who has pledged money and backed this film. Without your amazing generosity this film would not have been able to go ahead.
I look forward to be showing you all the end result.
It is truly remarkable how lovely and kind you have all been.
I also wanted to thank everyone who has tweeted and facebooked about this as well.
Thank you so much everyone.
The "amazing in any situation any country" Grip
Sam Phillips has joined the team
The incredible and long suffering Ben Unwin
Editor extraordinaire joins the team
We have Il Maestro himself composing for the film.
Ross Power has joined the team
So casting begins as the fantastic casting director Manuel Puro joins the team.
Watch this space!