“This is the story of a man named Stanley. Stanley is quite a boring fellow... But in his mind – ah – in his mind, Stanley could go on fantastic adventures.”
Our crew members are made up of a diverse range of experienced people from all over the world. All of us study filmmaking at Kingston University and are currently working on our final graduation projects.
Kerem Haeger; Director www.keremhaeger.allyou.net
Florida Selimaj; Producer http://www.vimeo.com/florida2ldn
Romane Hercot; Assistant producer https://vimeo.com/127402212
Eivind Bjørnø; Director of Photography https://vimeo.com/ebjorno
Simmi Panesar; Art director www.nickigonzalez.blogspot.com
Em Scribbler; Assistant art director http://mllescribbler.blogspot.co.uk
This is the story of a man named Stanley. Stanley seems like a very boring and mundane fellow, but his mind is quite different, for in his mind he can go on fantastic adventures. Stanley is mostly ignored by his co-workers and treated with disrespect. He keeps to himself, although at times he tries to fit in. Most of his fantasies are rather violent and it is in his mind that Stanley can take revenge on people without any consequences. He escapes to his imagination to entertain himself and one day, he goes too far.
As we follow the character of Stanley we are introduced to his conscience – which takes on the part of the narrator of the story.
"The original idea came from a game with the same name – although it has moved away from the game’s premises quite a bit. What I have taken from the game is the name, the setting, and the wittiness of the narrator. Further influences include American Psycho (2000), God Bless America (2011), The Invention of Lying (2009), Stranger Than Fiction (2006) and One Hour Photo (2002). The films aim is entertain the audience but also to leave them guessing. I enjoy making films that don’t serve everything on a silver platter to the viewer but encourage them to make their own assumptions and conclusions. This way, I believe, everyone can get something unique out of the experience. The main themes I will explore within the film are loneliness and being ignored as well as imagination; Living out those violent scenarios in our heads that I'm sure we all have from time to time" - Kerem Haeger, Director
£750 is the minimum budget required to create our film, which also includes the funds for our private screening at Kingston university (where drinks and snacks will be provided). However, our desired goal is £1300 so that we can increase the quality of the final film by having more variety of locations to choose from, more advanced camera equipment, more skilled crew members, etc.
Here is our breakdown of costs:
- Location £300-400
- Equipment: £100-200
- Crew: £100-300
- Actors: £100-200
- Props+costume: £100
- Food+drinks: £50-100
Our biggest challenge will be finding an office location in London that will have the aesthetics we envisage. Our producers are experienced in location scouting and will spend a lot of time to find the right location with the help of the director and DOP's opinions.
Our second challenge is character performance. We need our actor to really delve into Stanley's complicated character and play him well. Our whole team have experience in working with actors, and we plan to hold many auditions and rehearsals before the actual shoot dates in order to prepare as much as possible and create that perfect performance.
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