Students crowdfunding to pay for film project

Image above: St Mary’s University 

Five second-year students at St Mary’s University in Twickenham are crowdfunding to pay for a short film they have been assigned to produce.

Studying film, communications or marketing, the students have taken a multimedia production module that requires them to produce a short-film which was written and pitched by a third-year screenwriting student.

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched so the students can produce ‘the best film they possibly can’. The grades they receive will contribute towards their final degree and the students say they are striving to leave university with a first, which will help them to go on to find employment.

The group is hoping to raise £200 which will go towards purchasing props, travel, food expenses and any additional costs that may arise throughout the production process.

The film is called ‘Artistic Innocence’ and tells the story of James Locksmith, a young artist who is finding it hard to balance his desire to be a successful painter and a single man looking for connection. James struggles with a severe anxiety disorder impairing both his social and work life, but his masterpiece could be just around the corner.

You can find the crowdfunding page here:

“Any amount will be greatly appreciated”

Tahlia Klein, who started the fundraiser, said:

“If we exceed our target goal or underspend, the remaining funds will be given to a mental health charity as our film focuses on the subject of mental health which is an extremely important topic that needs to be spoken about more. This is particularly the case with young men, as they are less likely to talk about their mental health than women which is something that needs to be changed as no one should suffer in silence.

“Any money that you give will make a huge difference and improve the quality of our short film. We have all previously worked together to produce a film during our first year of university so we all get along and are an extremely organised group that can meet deadlines and go the extra mile to deliver more than we are asked.

“Even if you are unable to contribute, you can still help us out by spreading the word to your friends and family to help us reach our goal! Any amount will be greatly appreciated for us to produce Artistic Innocence, a film that covers such an important topic!”

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