Speedsters

Fundraising campaign by David Attali
  • HK$10,200
    raised of $40,000.00 goal
25% Funded
13 Donors

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Edge of Chæos presents

SPEEDSTERS

a film by David Attali


WE NEED YOUR HELP TO COMPLETE THE POST-PRODUCTION OF OUR SHORT!



INLINE SKATING ACTION IN THE CITY NIGHT

Chase, a lonely Gen Zer, is fascinated by a gang of rollerbladers. To become one of them, she must take on a race challenge that will have her fight against the bladers across the city. In a twisted coming-of-age ritual which may cost her her life, she must quickly master the skill of the push, find the line and skate as fast she can... or die.


About the shoot

Speedsters is a rollerblade chase at night in the city of neon lights and, boy, was it a challenge to produce! We wanted to express speed and ran around all round Hong Kong with rickshaw dolly. Plus, we shot it right in the middle of the pandemic doing our best to comply with social distancing. The shoot was wrapped after 5 amazing nights and everyone ended up just fine! Want to join our adventure, race with us and create action cinema with a purpose, when everyone says we can’t?


Director's note

Our beloved Hong Kong is hurt and it feels that, with the loss of freedoms and COVID-19, forces are against the dreamers. Having lived in this city for 25 years, I feel for it deeply. And more than ever, in spite or maybe because of all the obstacles, I want to make movies.

So I set to make a short film that would be fun to do, be about movement as an expression of freedom, make it exciting to watch and a showcase of awesome urban night vistas. It's a test, a genre experiment.

For years we have been shooting in the streets and we have a deep knowledge of Hong Kong's amazing locations. When I met world famous champion rollerblader Doon Yuen of Checker In Line skating school, and the amazing inline skating crew of Team Yskate I knew that if we could chase them around the city, I had a cool short story opportunity. So there we have it: an awesome cast of pro racers, a main protagonist with a goal, obstacles, conflict, and speed in the city. And what if our main character Chase was a metaphor for a hurt city?


A cast of pro skaters

Of course, a key theme of Speedsters is...Speed. So we needed a team of professional skaters to deliver the action with skill and power. Our cast is made of professionals of the Inline skating world.


Whitney Chau Wing Yu, Inline skate Instructor at Team Yskate as Chase

Yip Pui Ki, leader of Team Yskate as Blade

Gary Yip Ka Yin, who knew how to skate before he walked as Uzod

Kenus Mok King Lam, champion figure inline skater as Radar

Cyrus, Inline skating champ and Instructor at Checker as Speedmaster


About me David .. and us at Edge of Chæos

Hi, nice too meet you, I am David Attali. I am a French director and producer. I have made Asia my home for many years. Here is my personal page that showcases some of my work: https://www.davidattali.com

15 years ago I decided I wanted to make films and founded the production company The Hong Kong Fixer.

We have been privileged to collaborate on dozens of film, TV and commercial projects. Recently, we have started pushing our creative agenda and started Edge of Chæos whose mission is to seek and foster artistic talent and change the world. Basically, we want to have fun with cool stories and aesthetic stuff to make an impact and make friends in the process. And today, with COVID-19 shutting down theatres, galleries, museums.. supporting the creative community has never been so crucial!

Discover our storyboard, development and production process and exclusive behind the scenes by following our Facebook page.



What we need from you and how we are going to use it:

We are looking to raise HK$40,000 in order to fund the post-production of the film and its submission in festivals. The filming and editing have already been fully financed and is completed (we shot with the awesome camera Alexa Arri Mini), and we now need your help to transform our picture lock into festival material for the following tasks in post-production:

Sound design & music license fees

HK$ 20,000

Color grading

HK$ 10,000

Festival fees

HK$ 10,000

Total

HK$ 40,000



The film is planned to be completed in March 2021 and will then be submitted for screening in several film festivals.


WE NEED YOUR HELP TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT!


We are depending on your generosity to complete this film and distribute it, and appreciate any sort of contribution. In return, we will credit every single donator within our special thanks section in the end credits.

Thank you very much for your support, and please do visit our Facebook page to know more about the film and the latest updates.


Rewards

Special thanks credit. Your name appears in the credit rollout.

2 Backers

Special thanks credit AND Avant Premiere private viewing link to the film AND a set of 5 signed BTS photos.

3 Backers

Associate Producer credit AND Avant Premiere private viewing link to the film AND a set of 5 signed BTS photos AND a A3 poster of the film.

0 Backers

Executive Producer credit AND zoom call with the creative team AND Avant Premiere private viewing link to the film AND a set of 5 signed BTS photos AND a A3 poster of the film.

0 Backers

Organizer

I am French Film director based in Hong Kong

I am French Film director based in Hong Kong

Donors

  • Yossi Cohen
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2021
  • Que tu réussisse mon ami

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 18, 2021
  • I can't wait to see this when it's finished! So intrigued by the action, music and story.

$1000.00
  • Seb Henry
  • Donated on Mar 16, 2021
  • Supporting you from France :)

$100.00
Mar 28

Finally, here is your ticket to watch Speedsters, the film!

Update posted by David Attali at 06:51 am

SpeedstersA short action film on rollerblades. Watch the full film for free here : https://youtu.be/SThFEF2bEQMEnjoy!

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Feb 20

Ready for Color Grading

Update posted by David Attali at 07:37 am

it has not been easy but we are finally ready to start the color grading phase. Our cut is locked and we transferred the timeline from our main editing suite Premiere cc to the color soft Da Vinci resolve studio... We are exploring several directions, one is the classic Hollywood

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Feb 19

First music in

Update posted by David Attali at 10:32 am

Yesterday was a great Day as we received the first track draft for the film's opening and it' s beautiful... I am so glad that the talented Ignacio Soler is with us to create the music for Speedters.Thanks also to Nils, Tsang, Tsang Mc and Bastien for their support !

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Feb 18

One more step towards a soundscape

Update posted by David Attali at 03:45 am

We are glad to announce we have officially hired Ignacio Soler, Argentinian composer Soler who will work with Martin Chapell, renown sound designer of Jonnie To's films to create the soundscape of Speedsters.

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Feb 12

New Year of The OX First Creative Brief session for music /

Update posted by David Attali at 05:17 am

Hi there, Happy Chinese New Year of the OX! It arrives with a great step forward in the Prost production of Speedsters as I just had a cool creative brief session with composer Ignacio Soler who will score the soundtrack. https://kronorecords.wixsite.com/site

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Feb 08

First donations in

Update posted by David Attali at 06:34 am

We are so glad to have received the support of our first donators. Thank you so much!Our main main task this week is to complete the script for the Voice Over recording of our main protagonist, Chase. Key themes will be thenNeed for belonging and purpose, the need for freedom

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Donors & Comments

13 donors
  • Yossi Cohen
  • Donated on Jun 21, 2021
  • Que tu réussisse mon ami

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 18, 2021
  • I can't wait to see this when it's finished! So intrigued by the action, music and story.

$1000.00
  • Seb Henry
  • Donated on Mar 16, 2021
  • Supporting you from France :)

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 10, 2021
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  • LYWAH YAN
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2021
  • David, le film est prometteur! Add oil!

$800.00
  • Thomas Varennes
  • Donated on Feb 23, 2021
$500.00
  • Sophia Shek
  • Donated on Feb 19, 2021
  • David and Team Add Oil

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  • Nils Woerner
  • Donated on Feb 18, 2021
  • Looking forward to your movie.

$1000.00
  • Tess Lau
  • Donated on Feb 11, 2021
  • Hope you'll make it!

$500.00
  • Bastien Guers
  • Donated on Feb 09, 2021
  • The teaser looks really nice, the movie will be awesome

$100.00
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Followers

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Yossi Cohen
Ripa Lim
LYWAH YAN
Nils Woerner
Tsang MC
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HK$10,200
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