A Man, Sinking is a short drama film being shot by a group of students at the University of York, UK in early February 2014. The film follows the story of Matthew, a recently released ex-convict, who turns to deep sea diving as a means to support himself. In the infinite darkness at the bottom of the ocean, Matthew’s past catches up with him, and he is left to accept his fate, whatever the cost. The film is currently in pre-production, but before shooting begins, funds are being raised on crowd funding website Kickstarter.
The campaign can be found at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/71256076/a-man-sinking-short-film, and fundraising ends on Monday 13th January. The funds will be used to help the crew cover the costs of hiring a boat and specialist equipment, as well as general costs such as accommodation in the seaside village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, where the film is to be shot. In return for “pledges” or donations, a range of perks such as artwork, soundtrack CDs, company credits, are available.
Directed by Daniel Murphy, the crew will be supported by a professional cast and once complete, the film will be submitted to festivals across the country. As the group’s final film project before graduation, it is their most exciting and ambitious yet. With a fantastic range of equipment already available for the crew at the University’s multi-million pound Theatre, Film & Television department, the money raised by the Kickstarter campaign will aid them in producing a professional and visually stunning depiction of technical diving.
The University of York’s film department is receiving increasing recognition on a national level, and the hope is that A Man, Sinking can be the latest success story. If the Kickstarter fails to reach it’s goal by the deadline, the crew receive none of the donations. With pledges currently over the halfway point, they just need your help to cross the finish line. Thank you.
Learn more and see the Kickstarter Project at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/71256076/a-man-sinking-short-film