"I will work only on my feature doc 'Road to Somewhere' for the next month but only if 80 other people will donate £10 to help me do it."
— Naomi Smyth, Filmmaker
Deadline to sign up by: 31st October 2008
50 people signed up, 30 more were needed
I've been making a feature documentary about a community of artists and performers since September 2006. I've shot 90% of it on my own and I'm editing it myself. It's stunningly visual and deals with issues of derelict urban space, the uneasy compromise of underground arts with corporate capitalism and the politics of communal life.
To see what 'the story so far' was back in May, see this link: http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/road-to-so...
And to see what went on last weekend at the old Police station, see this: http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/revi...
To see other examples of my work, see www.youtube.com/user/naomidv
At this early stage of the edit it's very important that I can work without spending all my time doing freelance work. Anyone who donates at this stage will get a DVD copy of the film when it's done. Anyone who donates £20 or more will also get a ticket to the premiere- with live music and circus too.
I will work on it exclusively for the entire month of November provided I can afford to cover my bills, housing, food etc. The £800 this pledge could generate will take care of that, with £200 going on production costs and the rest on living expenses.
I will have to look again for donors at the start of November, as it is going to take longer than a month to finish this. So if you like the film so far and want to see more, please tell your friends and forward them the link.
This is an experiment for me- I would be absolutely knocked out to receive help on this and the knowledge that I am supported by so many people would make the work that much easier.
If you would like to donate please email me at email@example.com and I will send you the details.
Naomi Smyth, the Pledge Creator, joined by: