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Crowdfunder to help make King's Lynn man's film a reality


By Lynn News Reporter


A film-maker from Lynn is crowdfunding to help pay for a project he has co-written and will direct, and which has a special meaning to him.

Otto Hussain, 20, a former Springwood High School pupil, has been working with a team of creative minds in Bournemouth for their project called Rosie about foster care.

The film is described as “a realist drama about a social worker who struggles against crushing bureaucracy to help a troubled little girl find a new home”.

Writer and director Otto Hussain, from King's Lynn, who is crowdfunding to help pay for a film project called Rosie. Picture: SUBMITTED. (5634965)
Writer and director Otto Hussain, from King's Lynn, who is crowdfunding to help pay for a film project called Rosie. Picture: SUBMITTED. (5634965)

Otto says the short film draws on personal experiences, as his family was involved in foster care for a number of years.

“I saw the best and worst of it during that time,” he added.

The crowdfunding website says: “During his teenage years, Otto Hussain’s family fostered a number of young children.

“Over this time he became familiar with private fostering agencies and how they work.

“Through an especially challenging case, the failings of the system began to shine through and an immense frustration built against the mistreatment of children and the families who try to care for them.”

Film project Rosie, which King's Lynn man Otto Hussain has been working on. Picture by illustrator Fay Troote. (5634967)
Film project Rosie, which King's Lynn man Otto Hussain has been working on. Picture by illustrator Fay Troote. (5634967)

And now they are crowdfunding to raise £5,000 to help fund the project to make it a reality.

The money donated will help them cast “the best actors to bring the characters to life”, the crew says, as well as enabling their art department and location manager to find locations that can “appropriately build the world of Rosie”.

It will also help cover living expenses, cinematography, costumes, make-up and distribution.

According to the crowdfunding website, Rosie “explores the grey areas found between morality and the rules of a failing system”.

It adds: “We intend to visualise just how the beauty of childhood can be damaged by the harsh reality of the system.”

To support the crowdfunding and to help Otto and the crew make Rosie a reality, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/rosie-19.



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