UPDATE: Franny Armstrong talks crowdfunding with Leave to Remain.
Franny Armstrong, Nick Reed and Holly Moy are the newest recruits to the ever-growing Leave to Remain
family, as they come on board to shoot the behind-the-scenes documentary of the Leave to Remain
film. We took a moment on set with Franny to discuss the project and our current crowdfunding campaign. Her previous award winning feature, Age of Stupid, was the first film to bring this democratised form of funding to the masses -and with incredible success too- so it seemed too good an opportunity to miss, to hear from a crowdfunding pioneer why the Leave to Remain
film needs your support. Have a listen to the interview at: http://www.leave2remain.org/blog/ THE PROJECT3 teenagers, forced to leave everything behind, make their way alone in the UK. Fighting for survival they form a unique and unbreakable bond, but not all is as it seems in their game of chance.
A provocative coming of age story, Leave to Remain
is the feature film debut of Bruce Goodison, acclaimed director of factual drama, ‘My Murder’ and 2012 BAFTA winning factual series, ‘Our War’. Based on 3 years of research with young people seeking sanctuary in the UK, real life stories sit at the heart of this fictional drama. Bruce reveals what inspired him to make the film, in this short video: https://vimeo.com/43094256
The Leave to Remain
film will bring together a diverse cast, mixing professionals with young first-time actors from migrant and refugee backgrounds. With permission from family and guardians, assistance from support services and intensive training and mentorship in rehearsals, these young people will be guided to give a special depth to our characters’ stories. This unique casting process builds on the methodology of the Leave to Remain
Training Academy which has run over the last few years, teaching filmmaking to young people seeking sanctuary. Read more about this on our website: http://www.leave2remain.org/summerschool/
As soon as the film is made comes the vital next step: inspiring action to transform the lives of young people seeking sanctuary. Placing the Leave to Remain film at the heart of a collaboration with refugee agencies and children’s groups we are calling for these young people to be granted the protection and support so often denied to them. We want to encourage a revitalised discussion around the rights of children seeking refuge, and your support is essential in making it happen.
Please pledge via Buzzbnk to Leave to Remain
. It’s not just a normal donation. In making a contribution you become a co-producer of the film, allowing you to share in the film’s worldwide profits from Cinema, TV and DVD sales. What’s more, we’ve collated a series of lovely perks for you, ranging from tickets to the film’s premiere, to dinner with our Director. Have a little look to the right hand side for more information.
A gripping tale of triumph over adversity, Leave to Remain
is a good story as well as a good cause. Prestigious organisations the Oak Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation have recognised the power of cinema to bring the hidden experiences of young people seeking refuge to a new and wider audience. Join our project and get their stories heard.