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£5,239raised of £6,000 target by 67 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,239 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.

    London, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 13th October 2018

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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.

    For more information on the project, please contact


    Murat and Aled



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      • Anonymous


        Aug 30, 2018

        Yeeeeah Murat!


      • 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!!


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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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