Two former College of West Anglia students are asking for support in their latest film-making project – a tale of two strangers set on Norfolk and Lincolnshire’s roads.
The pair are part of a bigger team who have set up a Kickstarter project to fund their forthcoming short production, Someplace Else.
Lynn-based actor Krage Brown, 28, has joined forces with director and writer Thom Munden, 26, of Terrington, after the pair both trained at Lynn’s College of West Anglia.
Krage said: “After growing up and training in Lynn it would be amazing to get a film made around these parts and a great way to showcase to the industry just how amazing a backdrop the Fens can be in film.”
Making up the rest of the team are producers Miranda Shrapnell and Lizzie Powell. Their Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise £4,000 by Monday in order to fund the project, otherwise it will not be able to go ahead.
Krage said: “Without your amazing contributions it’s really simple – we just could not make Someplace Else. Anything you can spare will help so much with every aspect of the filmmaking process.
“There’s a lot that goes into making a film – hiring the camera and lenses, lighting and sound equipment, location permits and insurance, helping support the cast and crew through the process much more.
He added: “In return, we believe we are making a memorable film that can be enjoyed by everyone and have tried to provide each of you with a unique memory of your contribution that you can treasure forever.”
The film-makers have devised this original piece through their own production company, The Chicken Werks, which was created by Thom, and are hoping to use the Lincolnshire landscape as a backdrop, travelling along the A17 from Lynn.
Thom said: “We’re really passionate about telling this story, it’s going to make an amazing short film and we love that people want to be a part of it too.”
Someplace Else is the story of two strangers, Gulliver and Boulder, on a road trip to nowhere.
Gulliver needs to escape his life, to run away to someplace else.
He looks for nothing but peace and quiet, a place to reassemble his mind in a complex and difficult world.
On his journey he meets Boulder, a puppet guarding a mysterious suitcase. The pair become travelling companions, but can Gulliver resist finding out what Boulder’s suitcase contains?
Thom said: “Someplace Else will be a beautiful, damaged and thoughtful summer’s road trip through the wilds of the fens.
“Someplace Else transports the style and imagery of an American road-trip to the agri-deserts of Lincolnshire with its vast, flat landscapes, truck-stops and motels, full English breakfasts and roadkill. Tt really is like nowhere else in the UK and a landscape that has been massively neglected by film and TV.”
Once the film is completed, the team plan to hold a special screening for cast, crew and anyone who has contributed to the project.
If you would like to know more, or to contribute to the project, go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/1611216508/someplace-else-short-film