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THE COLOUR OF BLOOD - A SHORT FILM
Driven by his friends and rising racial tension in his hometown, Nasir, a young British Pakistani man, seeks revenge for the brutal murder of his older brother. On a dark journey through the wilderness, Nasir begins to reflect on his ability to carry out his act of vengeance. Plagued by racism, violence and fear Nasir must face his insecurities in order to arrive at his final destination.
WHAT IS A SHORT FILM?
Short films are a unique form of storytelling; highly sought after, yet not generally screened in your local cinema. Defined by the BFI, AFI and AMPAS as any film with a run time of less than 40 minutes, today they are used as the foundation of a filmmaker’s career. Filmmakers make them to cut their teeth, gain experience and reputation, and they act as a vital stepping stone to making full-length feature films. Festivals across the globe select and screen short films, and producers and other creatives use them as a way to find new talent and profitable filmmakers. That is what we are doing here; we are making a film destined for the international film festival circuit to further our careers.
Due to their length and budgets, short films often explore one or two main themes and give an audience a brief look into their world. This particular short film, "The Colour of Blood", is what we believe to be a unique and special story that focuses on British ethnic minority identity.
The Colour of Blood is an ambitious project and we need your help and support to make it a reality. Public film funding is very sparse at the moment and as an expensive industry, making a film that lives up to the high production values expected for festival entry, can be very difficult without large budgets. For "The Colour of Blood" we have managed to chip away at our budget in order to reach the lowest possible production cost while maintaining confidence to meet the high standards required for success on the film festival circuit.
Your investment will help us achieve our dreams and allow us to produce film that we can send all over the world for audiences to enjoy. This is an opportunity for you to help us make our best work to date and to allow our careers to flourish. This film is an important production for ethnic minority representation and aims to give those underrepresented a voice. So, your money is not only going to a unique and exciting film, but also a greater cause for ethnic diversity and representation in the media. We hope, with the success of this project, to move swiftly on to endeavours where we are able to make a real impact.
We believe this is an important story that will capture audiences around the world, particularly in the UK. This is an opportunity to join us on our journey to create a film that will be screened all over the world. Of course, the benefits of being a financier exceed simply the satisfaction of supporting our filmmaking careers. As a financier, you will be eligible for exclusive rewards, such as invitations to cast and crew screenings, regular updates on the status of the film, a copy of the film, and of course a wonderful print of the final poster. You may even get a special mention in the credits, receive the prestigious titles of Associate or Executive Producer* , or be invited on set.
* These are the primary financiers or contributors of a film who contribute £2,000 or more.
HOW MUCH ARE WE ASKING FOR?
The smallest amount of money we require to make this film is £10,000. We are grateful for any contributions you would like to make and are happy to discuss the specifics on an individual basis. Every little helps, so even if you’re only able to contribute a couple of pounds, it will help keep the cast & crew fed. However, the more you are willing to invest, the more we can accomplish!
OUR GUARANTEE OF SUCCESS
We will be working with hugely talented individuals to ensure that the film meets our expectations. We hope to work with a professional and successful cast, targeting the likes of Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel for the lead role. To achieve this, we will be working with a Casting Director who has a decorated CV and years of experience in the film industry. Our cinematographer has worked on popular commercials and music videos as well as acclaimed short films. Furthermore, we intend to work with established film labs and post production facilities to ensure the final product is polished and ready for viewing on the silver screen. Our talented cast and crew will contribute their expertise and talent to the production and you can rest assured that we are very discerning in our choice of individuals to work with.
GET IN TOUCH
If you would like to be a part of this film or have any questions, feel free to contact our Producer or Director, whose details you will find below. Please take care to include the project title in the subject field!
Shahid Malik (Director)
Cameron Krogh Stone (Producer)
Thanking you in advance,
Shahid & Cameron.
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I am a Writer-Director based in London. I am currently working on my latest short film destined for the International Film Festival Circuit entitled "The Colour of Blood". The film explores racial identity in Britain.
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