Doris and the Pennies from Heaven tells us the story of Doris (Honor Blackman), a lovely retired lady whose life will take an interesting turn of events in less than 48 hours. What could poossibly happen and how will these events affect her life?
The genre is a light comedy, character based, about two individuals, Doris and Danny, too stuck in their pasts to let them go in a Britain that is ceasing to exist. It’s a story about resilience in times of crisis.
Doris, a mid sixties retired old lady who is facing some mild economical strains due to the constant rise of energy bills and constant bank charges, decides to pay a visit to her local bank to see what could be done about it. Little does she know that the events that will follow will have her being paid an interesting visit by the police.
We have already raised £3000 by Eastern Edge Fund as a part of the prestigious Film London Scheme. We are now looking for sponsors and we have launched a fundraising campaign at Indiegogo.com: http://igg.me/p/77371
This is our proposal at Indiegogo:
The short is scheduled to be shot in three days in May 2012. It will be shot on The Sony PMW-F3K with Cooke lenses.
And you’re invited to follow the shoot behind the scenes live at this blog!
Director and writer Yurena de Dios, co-owner and co-founder of Polaris Film Productions ltd. has experience in music videos, promos, short and feature films. Watch the non-budget music video Brother’s Keeper (Soon in MTV Review) directed by her:
Our cinematographer is the talented Artyom Zakharenko. Watch his show reel!:
The music composer is Manna Horsting:
And our First Assistant Director is Guy Murray Brown:
Honor Blackman (The Avengers, Goldfinger) will play the main role of Doris. www.imdb.com/name/nm0000303/
Now we are currently casting Danny, the detectives, the bank manager and the extras.
We have already found and secured most of our locations: Doris’s house, the bank and some exteriors. Check some pics here at our blog or at our indiegogo page.
We are now centered in the casting of Danny and the extras, finding props, and also the casting of Doris’ cat, Mr. Udo.
Listen! Music composer Manna Horsting is inspired by Rose Murphy- Pennies from Heaven to do the music of this short film:
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