filming a thriller with somewhereto_
I have so many good things to say about the help we received from somewhereto_ and remain very grateful.
Fita, somewhereto_ young person
what was the project that urged you to get involved with somewhereto_?
I am a 21 year old film director based in Leeds and in early January 2012, I wrote a short script called Hypnosis; a psychological crime thriller which could be made into a 30 minute film.
The film is about a cult, lead by a Japanese woman who hires a hitman to hire a recruit. The hitman is also torturing two young men who have been involved in a murder mystery with an expert hypnotist who killed himself.
The film cuts back and forth between these four storylines. I worked with people in Leeds to make the film using a casting website to audition local crew and actors willing to work for free. It took us 5 months to complete the film due to the lack of money.
what were the next steps then?
I contacted Rebecca Legg at somewhereto_ Yorkshire and she was very helpful and friendly. She helped us find suitable locations to shoot our film. She was willing to even help us while she was on holiday which goes to show just how amazingly selfless and hardworking somewhereto_ is.
Rebecca went the extra mile in helping the actors as well to feel comfortable and accommodated. Her hospitality impressed us all and made our film shoot that much more smooth and productive.
what are your plans for the film now?
After completing our short film "HYPNOSIS", we intend to submit it to as many film festivals as possible to increase our exposure and get feedback from an audience and critics. We are also working on creating a feature film version of "HYPNOSIS" and we are on the search to find investors to finance our film which has a unique story and fascinating narrative approach in the crime thriller genre.
Finally, check out the trailer here!
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