£15k needed by July 10 for Bay production
THERE are just two weeks left for producers to fmd enough money to fund a film shoot in Herne Bay. Actor Jonathan Pryce, who starred in Pirates Of The Caribbean, Brazil and Tomorrow Never Dies, is on standby to head up the cast for One Last Dance, but the production team needs to raise £15,000 first. Their campaign on finding website Kickstarter went live last week, and so far about £2,500 has been pledged, with July 10 the deadline for the project.
The short film will be shot entirely in the town and tells the story of an old man, played by Pryce, rediscovering his passion for life by reconnecting with the past for once last dance. Director Luke Losey, grandson of celebrated film director Joseph Losey, said they were ready to go apart from the funding. He said:
“With traditional finding drying up for short films we felt Kickstarter was the ideal way to get One Last Dance made. We’ve managed to raise a small amount of funding, but it’s nowhere near enough to make a film of this calibre, with the artistic vision and high production values I have in mind for this film and demand from my work. Apart from being fortunate enough to have our fantastic cast already in place, we have started to build a brilliant team behind the camera.”
The soundtrack will be created by Paul Hartnoll, of the band Orbital, who has composed scores for films including The Saint and The Beach. Glen Laker, who is writing for ITV’s Vera at the moment, penned the script, and the film also stars Shane Attwooll, best known for his role in Kingdom Of Heaven, and Sara Kestehnan, who appeared in Star Wars: The Sith Lords. Producers have already been in town scoping out locations and hope to use local people as extras. Filming is due to start in October, but if the funding target is not met it will not be made. Supporters can pledge as little as £1, and rewards for those who sign up include signed postcards and dance lessons.
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Herne Bay Gazette, June 25th 2014