Behind Closed Doors

A project by: Sinead Shephard

Successful

WE RAISED £1,326

from 42 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 24 Feb 2017
An ambitious 10-minute domestic drama

Behind Closed Doors follows husband and wife, Amber and Sam, around the time of what would have been their child’s first birthday.

Who are we?

The film is being created by a group of final year Filmmaking and Creative Media students from UWE.

Sinead Shephard – Writer/Director

Sinead is a BFI Film Academy Alumni who has always had a love for creative writing, with a particular emphasis on visual storytelling and creating character-based pieces. As a director, she loves the collaborative process of bringing a vision to life.

Tommy Reeday – Cinematographer

Interested in how we can capture images in new, exciting and unconventional ways, Tommy will be using his creative eye alongside a vast technical knowledge of this area, to realise Sinead's vision. Tommy is continuously trying to perfect his craft; taking part in a number of work experience positions at ITV’s Jonathan Ross, Floating Harbour Studios and an upcoming placement at BBC’s ‘Talent Ticket’.

Gareth Croft & Georgia Wilde – Producers

Two heads are better than one, right? ‘The Two G’s’ work together to help ensure everything's running smoothly and that we can create an amazing film on time and on budget. Both Gareth and Georgia have produced well-received projects with Sinead in the past and are thrilled to be working alongside her again.

Why support this story?

In its simplest form, the story explores the pain experienced by a loving couple at a time when they feel disconnected to each other; an idea that we believe everyone can resonate with on some level. Whether it be your partner, sibling, friend...we all experience our own personal pain when we feel disconnected to someone we love.

We want to share our story with as many people as we possibly can (and hopefully begin to make a name for ourselves!), and therefore would love to see it made to the best of its ability.

Our production is an extremely collaborative process, and so this is your chance to join the team and support up-and-coming filmmaking talent!

Where will your money go?

We should start by telling you where it won’t go. Behind Closed Doors is being produced on a very small budget. We already have: a very talented crew who are all working for free to bring this film to you; the amazing filmmaking resources of UWE; and a great location which has been kindly been provided to us for a very low cost.

our minimum target

This will allow us to pay for an experienced cast who can deliver strong, believable performances. It will also help pay for food and transport for our cast and crew. It’s hard work holding up a boom pole all day, even harder when you’re working for free, we’d like to keep all our crew happy with a hot meal at break times.

our FULL target

A film is incomplete without a soundtrack, and so we’d like to commission a composer who will create a piece that will reflect the character’s emotional journeys. Hitting our full target will also mean that we won’t be restricted when it comes to sourcing costume and props for the film.

If we GO OVER OUR target

(We would be over the moon!) Any extra funding will be spent on entering our film into national and international film festivals ; the submission fees of which can range from £25–£60 per festival. This funding would also help to pay for festival marketing materials and transport.

Rewards!

We have an exciting selection of rewards for anyone who donates to the project (including getting your name in the credits for just a fiver!) We’re incredibly grateful for any amount that we receive - every penny adds up, and every single penny will be put to good use!

Want to know more?

We regularly provide our followers with updates on the film's progress, exclusive insights, and sneak peeks. Be sure to give us a follow!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BehindClosedDoors2017/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCD2017

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inside.behind.closed.doors/

If you believe in our film as much as we do, we need you to spread the word with everyone and anyone that you think would feel the same. A like and a share can go a long way!

Help us succeed!

We believe that this film could help us to begin to make our mark and get our names known. The more people who know about the film, the more likely we are to succeed in bringing Amber and Sam’s story to life ; and the more support you will be giving to a group of determined, motivated and ambitious up-and-coming filmmakers .

1 month, 2 weeks ago

THATS A WRAP EVERYONE! Just thought we would update you on how everything is going. This weekend we finished filming for Behind Closed Door s! It was a hectic weekend, and I think we all need about a week to recover, but it is FINISHED! We are so happy with how it all went, we got some cracking shots and some brilliant memories. We are so excited for you all to see the footage, but for now it is off to our wonderful editor Zuza who will turn a huge amount of film into the finalised Behind Closed Doors (that you will see in just a few months)! Another massive thank you for your constant support throughout pre-production and production!

Best wishes,

The whole Behind Closed Doors crew and of course, Sinead, Gareth and Georgia.

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2 months, 1 week ago

Hello everyone! Just thought we would give you a little update with all things Behind Closed Doors . Last week we had a day on location planning and practising shots, we have included a couple of behind the scenes photos which you should be sure to check out. It is probably time to introduce you to Tommy, he is our fabulous DoP!

As you can see lots of hard work was going on, film making is very serious business - doesn’t everyone have production meetings in the bath? That is our fantastic producer Gareth in the bath, just to keep you all informed with faces and names! We have also had all our filming permissions granted! So everything is really happening! As of today we are 101% funded which means our festival fund is slowly beginning to build. Huge thank you for all of you who have pledged so far, you are making our ideas and plans a reality! Please do continue to share the page and pledge, it really does make a difference!

Lots and LOTS of smiles Sinead, Gareth & Georgia.

2 months, 1 week ago

THIS IS AMAZING! WE HAVE DONE IT! Thanks to all of you wonderful people we have managed to raise a whopping £1,095 in order to make our film! We can’t thank you enough for the money you have pledged, you have managed to make our dreams of making this film, into reality.

So where do we go from here, I hear you ask. Well, now we have the money finalised we can roll into production with our heads held high. Thanks to all the money you have pledged we have managed to find some amazing actors - Ava West and Joseph Steyne - to play our leads, Amber and Sam!

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Despite the fact that we have reached our target, we still need to continue to raise funds so that we can build ourselves a ‘festival fund’ for the film, and continue to grow our fan-base as much as possible! So please continue to help us in this quest!

And don’t worry, even though we are now 100% funded we will still be sending out regular updates on here as well as our other social media platforms, so keep an eye out!

Lots of smiles,

Sinead, Gareth & Georgia.

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Really pleased you have reached your target. Well done all of you xx

fab news... well done :-)

2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello everyone!

We are super happy to announce we have hit the 95% funded milestone for Behind Closed Doors! We would like to give a huge thank you to all of you who have pledged. It is truly humbling to see you giving money to fund our project, and we hope we will make you all proud with the final film - you're going to love it! Stay tuned with this update page, or be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more exclusive info!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BehindClosedDoors2017/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCD2017

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inside.behind.closed.doors/?hl=en

Lots of smiles,Sinead, Gareth & Georgia.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello to all of our fantastic backers! Thank-you so much for the support you have given us and for believing in our project’s potential! We are over the moon with the response we’ve had and you will see that on Wednesday we hit a massive milestone of £1000 ! As of today, that means we are only £85 away from the film being fully funded!

We will be using this updates section to give our backers some exciting behind the scenes info while we create Behind Closed Doors so stay tuned! You’re in an exclusive club now! We’ll also use these updates to provide essential information about the film such as key production dates, information on your rewards (if selected) and of course sharing the final film with you when it’s released!

For now we thought we’d treat you by letting you have a giggle at the bloopers from the making of the crowd-funding video! This is an exclusive preview, just for you guys :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QGKcy2GqLs

Once again, thank you so very much for your support so far, it would be great if you could share our page with your friends so we can rally up even more support!

Thank You!!

Sinead, Gareth & Georgia.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello to all of our fantastic backers! Thank-you so much for the support you have given us and for believing in our project’s potential! We are over the moon with the response we’ve had and you will see that on Wednesday we hit a massive milestone of £1000 ! As of today, that means we are only £85 away from the film being fully funded!

We will be using this updates section to give our backers some exciting behind the scenes info while we create Behind Closed Doors so stay tuned! You’re in an exclusive club now! We’ll also use these updates to provide essential information about the film such as key production dates, information on your rewards (if selected) and of course sharing the final film with you when it’s released!

For now we thought we’d treat you by letting you have a giggle at the bloopers from the making of the crowd-funding video! This is an exclusive preview, just for you guys :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QGKcy2GqLs

Once again, thank you so very much for your support so far, it would be great if you could share our page with your friends so we can rally up even more support!

Thank You!!

Sinead, Gareth & Georgia.

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Well done to all of you. We're sure your project will be a great success. Adrienne and Don

Keep up the good work

Hope you all have fun making the film and I look forward to seeing the result!

Wishing you all the very best with making the film - look forward to seeing the final piece.

It's gonna be awesome!

Well on the way, Sinead - you're doing great ! U.P. x

Good luck

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST IN THE COMING WEEKS WITH THE FUNDING AND HOPE YOUR HARD WORK GETS THE SUPPORT REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR DREAMS INTO FILM...FOR ALL TO SEE

Well done to you all, can't wait to see it

Best of Luck Sinead X

Good Luck to you all xx

A great project -looks fab! Hope you reach the target!

Good luck. X

A great project, well done ! Hope you reach your target :)