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The Adventurerists

Join Oscar and his whimsical imaginary friend Laurence on a journey into adulthood.

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The Adventurerists

When Oscar was 9 he abandoned his imaginary friend Laurence for the girl next door. We rejoin Oscar at 16, now heartbroken and alone, when Laurence pops back into his life to commence a comedic and magical adventure. Can Oscar break free from Laurence and his childhood confines to become the man he desires to be? Or will his imagination get the better of him?

The Adventurerists is a short 15” film and our final year production at the University of York. We hope to spark the childhood imagination in us all and have you laughing out loud as we remember hopelessly battling through teenage years to realise our full potentials through Oscar’s eyes.

Please donate today to help us make our vision a reality.

Meet the Team

We're a group of third year Film and Television Production students, excited to be bringing the story of The Adventurerists to life. Each crew member is uniquely qualified for their respective starred role. Meet the crew:

  • Director: Max Hodgkinson
  • Producer: Agnes Markarian
  • Writer: Elliot Wheatland-Clinch
  • Production Manager/1st Assistant Director: Christine Meldon
  • Director of Photography: Domas Merkliopas
  • Sound Designer: Zac Smith
  • Production Designer: James Smith
  • Editor: Jack Rizzo

We are all extremely passionate about this project and we're looking forward to putting our collective experience to work, but we need your help!

Our Goal and Why We Need Your Help to Achieve It

We want to bring the fantastical nature of a child’s imagination to life on screen, creating a world for both characters and audience to become lost in. The A dventurerists is a coming of age story that shows the joys of arriving at a new stage in ones life, through acknowledging the relevance of our past. We maintain that keeping your inner child alive does not mean you're refusing to grow up! We want to make you smile and laugh like only children can! But we can't make that happen without your help!

Through the use of the skills we have gained in our course in York and the experience achieved during our past work, we want to display the dramatic locations surrounding our story while exploring the complicated relationship Oscar has with himself through Laurence.

Every single donation, no matter how small will help us realize our goal and aid us in our adventure. If you should choose to support The Adventurerists , this is how your money will be spent:

  • Transport to and from locations: £600
  • Locations: £400
  • Catering: £420
  • Props, costume and set design: £250
  • Additional equipment: £330
  • General and administrative: £50
  • Contingency: £200

Rewards

To show our gratitude for your generosity we have prepared some exclusive rewards. Be sure to have a look, because no matter how small the donation, you will almost certainly be getting something in return!

Be a Part of the Adventure

Throughout production we will be updating our social media accounts to keep you up-to-date on our progress, along with exclusive pictures, news and production details revealed to our followers!

If you would like to know more and kept posted from Oscar’s adventure, do give us a like and follow us here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Adventurerists/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adventurerists

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adventurerists.film/

Get Involved

We understand that sometimes it’s not possible for everyone to donate but if you still want to see us succeed please consider sharing our project to all your family and friends so that we can bring Oscar’s imagination to life and our passion for the story to screen.

Thank you from the entire Adventurerists team.

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Thank you so much for your donation! In addition to the above rewards, you will be one of the first people to own a physical DVD copy of "The Adventurerists", which will be sent to your home address!

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Thank you so much for your donation! In addition to the above rewards, you will also be the proud owner of an A3 ‘Adventurerists’ poster!

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Thank you so much for your donation! You’re not only going to receive all of the above rewards, but will also receive a ‘Special thanks to:’ credit at the end of the film!

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Thank you so much for your donation! In addition to all of the above rewards, you will receive an invitation to attend "The Adventurerists" premiere screening for you and a friend (Dates and Times TBA)! Travel expenses not included.

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Thank you so much for your donation! You’re not only going to receive all of the above rewards, but you will also get a behind the scenes and promotional photographs display album, signed by the crew!

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Thank you so much for your donation! You’re not only going to receive all of the above rewards, but will also become the proud owner of an unique key prop from the film!

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