Crowdfunding a northern film.

This is a really exciting project for me. It’s for a brand-new feature length film being shot and produced in the north of England, specifically Hull, which has never been publicly done before. It brings an interesting aspect to the process that makes it feel very authentic and a lot of fun.  Jack Grewar the director and writer came to me to create a marketing campaign and some graphic design work to help get the film crowdfunded.

The theme of things.

First things first, a website that would be the main hub of all the campaigns, so social media could point to the crowdfunding page as well as the main website as a place to help raise funds. That meant really putting an emphasis on the visuals of the film created from the preliminary footage as the film was still in pre-production. After visual of the guy with the baseball bat above, I wanted to integrate the screen overlay process more, so I created a video header that had the teaser trailer overlaid onto the graphic. It’s one of my favourite things I’ve designed in the whole project, I think it creates a great piece to start the website off.

Getting inventive.

Anyone who’s ever checked out a crowdfunding campaign have seen it before. The “Check out our great range of t-shirts that help support the film video”. After seeing the amazing and very meta campaign that “It’s All Good” did (Check that out here) I was inspired to take the genre of the film (Crime Thriller) and apply it to a campaign video. The idea was that the Jack the creator of the film was getting interrogated by the mafia, asking what he needs money for. I gave the idea to Jack and he interpreted it into a short little sequence that he wrote. The video achieves two things; raising awareness of the film and giving them an idea for production values as well as style.

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Keeping the theme.

What’s a film without movie posters? The film is about how obsession of can either destroy you or make you even greater. It follows multiple storylines that interweave between each other, each of them having blurred lines between morally good and bad. Think Pulp Fiction meets Fight Club but set in the North of England. So, to convey the theme of the film in the posters, I created a screening overlay process that imprinted an image with in an image.

It was a way of reflecting themes of the film literally within the characters themselves. The first poster showing the main character Joe with a gun, but overlaid inside him was the struggle of him and the girl he finds in the woods, as shown by the image of the forest. A similar narrative can be seen in the second, but this time with the girl.

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Crowdfunding a northern film.

This is a really exciting project for me. It’s for a brand-new feature length film being shot and produced in the north of England, specifically Hull, which has never been publicly done before. It brings an interesting aspect to the process that makes it feel very authentic and a lot of fun.  Jack Grewar the director and writer came to me to create a marketing campaign and some graphic design work to help get the film crowdfunded.

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That’s enough about me, I want to hear about you, your brand, your goal, whether you prefer tea or coffee (personally, both). If you’re needing a website or brand work that’s great. If you’re an agency or fellow designer having a nosey, drop me a message too! I love working with other great designers and teams of people.

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Nathan Dennis