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Weʼre raising £6,000 to make 'Parklife', a short film set in London, 1997 - a coming of age story of four 12 year olds navigating through the city at night.

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In mid-July 2018 we're shooting Parklife (working title) - a story of four twelve-year-old friends who, during a sleepover in Camden Town, decide to break out at midnight and travel to Hyde Park to see in dawn. Set in 1997, the children have no smartphones to help them so they call the TFL hotline from payphones at various stages of the journey, always speaking to the same operator, Leon, who guides them through central London to their final destination.

The film is a passion project and will be independently funded; the cost will be somewhere in the region of £20,000 to completion so we're asking friends and family to give a helping hand getting this made. The cast and crew have been locked down and filming will take place around the weekend of July 14th, with post-production starting soon after. The money will be spent on the permits for filming in central London and Hyde Park, crew, logistics, equipment hire, post-production and film festival submissions.

The film is being made in memory of Ben Martin, one of the friends who made the journey in 1997, who passed away in 2009. Thanks in advance for your support, and we're looking forward to seeing you at the first screening.

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    • Anonymous


      Aug 16, 2018

      With love


    • Heather Joshi

      Heather Joshi

      Aug 15, 2018

      sent on behalf of my friend Linda Eshag


    • Anonymous


      Aug 15, 2018

      With love


    • Dr Genius

      Dr Genius

      Aug 1, 2018

      Good luck with the story.

    • Alex Lebus

      Alex Lebus

      Jul 19, 2018

      Looking forward to seeing it! x


    • Daniel Marmot

      Daniel Marmot

      Jul 15, 2018

      Hope the filming went well. Look forward to seeing it!!


    • Ned Y

      Ned Y

      Jul 13, 2018


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    Murat Gokmen

    Murat Gokmen

    London, UK

    After years of documentary and commercial work, this will be my first fiction short. As many of you know, this is a project I've been developing for some time so thanks for your support; myself, Aled, and Steve and Kate at OBR, look forward to see you at the first screening.

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