Help needed for “Begging for Change”, a short film based in Athens.

Fundraising campaign by Max Bradford
  • €701.00
    raised of €800.00 goal
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Wojtek and Max met earlier this year and soon realised that they share a love for filmmaking. After becoming good friends they discovered that they not only have similar goals, but also work well creatively. Both experienced in the field, Wojtek and Max have made numerous films respectively and after having found a new home in Athens, were inspired to start a new project together. This is that project, and they need your help!


“Begging for Change”, A short film by Max & Wojtek

In the heart of Athens a struggling beggar stumbles upon a broken guitar. Inspired by a busker and in an attempt to make money, he tries to play it. Talentless but hungry for self betterment, he keeps a close watch on the busker, hoping to learn from him.

The beggar is soon faced with a moral dilemma when he finds himself in the middle of a crime involving the busker and two thugs wanting to steal the buskers wallet. Desperate and consumed by a dream, the beggar becomes a thief after stealing the buskers guitar.

Now fully consumed by his ambition, he continues his artistic pursuit but the harsh reality remains, a new guitar is not enough to become the man of his dreams.

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Στης Αθήνας την καρδιά ένας αγωνιζόμενος ζητιάνος βρίσκει μια σπασμένη κιθάρα στα σκουπίδια. Εμπνευσμένος από τον πλανόδιο μουσικό (καλλιτέχνη), πάνω σε μια προσπάθεια να βγάλει χρήματα, προσπαθεί να παίξει. Ατάλαντος αλλά πεινασμένος για αυτοβελτίωση, παρακολουθεί προσεκτικά τον πλανόδιο ελπίζοντας να μάθει κάτι από αυτόν.

Ο ζητιάνος βρίσκεται σύντομα αντιμέτωπος με ένα ηθικό δίλημμα καθώς βρίσκει τον εαυτό του στη μέση ενός εγκλήματος, το οποίο εμπλέκει τον πλανόδιο και δυο αλήτες (κακοποιούς) οι οποίοι επιθυμούν να κλέψουν το πορτοφόλι του πλανόδιου μουσικού. Απελπισμένος και απορροφημένος από ένα όνειρο, ο ζητιάνος μεταμορφώνεται σε έναν κλέφτη όταν αρπαζει την κιθάρα του πλανόδιου μουσικού.

Τώρα, πλήρως απορροφημένος από τις φιλοδοξίες του, συνεχίζει την καλλιτεχνική του αναζήτησή αλλά η σκληρή πραγματικότητα παραμένει, μια νέα κιθάρα δεν είναι αρκετή για να τον μετατρέψει στον άνθρωπο των ονείρων του.


Max Bradford (Personal Website)

Growing up in a small village on the Greek island of Corfu, my first introduction to filmmaking was when I discovered YouTube at 12 years old and, in an attempt to entertain myself, would make short skits.

Fast forward 12 years and I am still at it. After having graduated with a degree in Film and Television production (2:1, BA Hons) from Northumbria University, I moved to Thessaloniki where I worked as head editor and camera operator for a local news channel.

Since then I have invested in my own equipment and have become an avid photographer. I now live and work in Athens and am eager to start making films again.


Wojtek Strzelec (Personal Website)

Born in Poland, I spent the majority of my teenage years in San Daniele, Italy.

In 2019 I graduated from University of Udine in Italy with Bachelor of Arts, Music and Entertainment in Cinematography (summa cum laude).

During my studies I spent one year at University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée in France where I was studying Cinema and Audiovisual.

I have made numerous short films (fiction and documentaries). Since 2018 I’m collaborating with CID Unesco and Dora Stratou Dance Theatre in Athens making spots to promote these organizations.


Your kind donations will go towards costs such as:

Buying props.

Marketing & Distributing the film.

Hiring additional equipment.

Professional score for the film.


Rewards:

€5 - A private link to our film before it’s official release.

€10 - A mention in the credits of the film for contributing to our budget & all the above.

€15 - A personalized video from the crew & all the above.

€25 - An official invitation to the premiere in Athens, Greece & London, United Kingdom & all the above.

€50 - A physical copy of the script signed by the cast/crew & all of the above.

€100 - An executive producer credit & all of the above.

Rewards

A private link to our film before it’s official release.

7 Backers

A mention in the credits of the film for contributing to our budget.

6 Backers

A personalized video from the crew.

2 Backers

An official invitation to the premiere in Athens, Greece.

1 Backers

A physical copy of the script signed by the cast/crew.

1 Backers

An executive producer credit.

1 Backers

Organizer

  • Max Bradford
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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 04, 2020
€1.00
  • Dawid Paluchowski
  • Donated on Jun 24, 2020
  • Little help from an old friend. Wish you good luck guys!

€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2020
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Mar 04

First days of shooting!

Update posted by Max Bradford at 08:51 pm

Hi guys!Quick update! We just finished our first days of shooting, although stressful at times, we are having so much fun. We just want to say thank you to all our supporters. Your generous donations have helped tremendously. With your help we have been able to pay for our actors

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Donors & Comments

31 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 04, 2020
€1.00
  • Dawid Paluchowski
  • Donated on Jun 24, 2020
  • Little help from an old friend. Wish you good luck guys!

€25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 04, 2020
  • Good luck xxx

€100.00
  • Ali Hutchinson
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2020
  • Good luck with it Max! Look forward to seeing the end product!

€15.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 19, 2020
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€20.00
  • Thanos Kourtalis
  • Donated on Feb 07, 2020
€10.00
  • Pekka Söder
  • Donated on Feb 07, 2020
  • “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” The Dude

€15.00
  • Kinga
  • Donated on Feb 05, 2020
  • :*

€5.00
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€701.00
raised of €800.00 goal
87% Funded
31 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities