Film-maker wants backing
A young film-maker is asking movie buffs to support his latest project in exchange for a mention in the credits of his feature film. Johan Neethling, 27, came up with the idea of asking people for a donation as a new way of securing funding for his film, The Lost.
A young film-maker is asking movie buffs to support his latest project in exchange for a mention in the credits of his feature film.
Johan Neethling, 27, came up with the idea of asking people for a donation as a new way of securing funding for his film, The Lost.
For �5, the donor's name will appear in the closing credits of the film, and anyone donating �25 or more to the project will also receive a special edition of the DVD upon release and an opportunity to win tickets to the film's wrap party with the cast and crew. “We are planning to use a new production method that will enable us to shoot the whole film in a day,” said Mr Neethling, who moved to Norfolk from his native South Africa with his parents when he was 12.
“This will keep costs down and provide an added element of urgency and realism to the filming, helping us to build the tension and really focus the action.
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“I wanted to give people an opportunity to get involved - British film-making is on a real high at the moment, especially after the success of the Oscars, and it would be great to know that the British public will support young film-makers.
“The cast and crew are all committing their time for free so we just need to pay to hire the camera, the location, catering and rehearsal time.”
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The Lost is a supernatural thriller which follows a group of 20-something friends who, while on a tour of caves, decide to go on their own journey of self-discovery.
Ghosts from the past come back to haunt them, with tragic consequences.
Mr Neethling, who is now based in London, lived in Norfolk for 13 years and attended Flegg High School in Martham, East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston and graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2003.