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Before You Go

One last day. One last secret.

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This project received pledges on Wed 09 Jan 2019

Before You Go is a short coming of age film set on the Isle of Man in 1973. It tells the story of a teenager named Jack who is in love with his best friend Eddie, at a time when homosexuality was still a crime - it wasn't decriminalised in the Isle of Man until 1992, with gay marriage only legalised in 2016.

Our film follows the two boys as they spend one last day together on the island, before Eddie goes off to university in England. When they visit their English teacher Paul, he suddenly reveals his homosexuality, and Jack thinks he might finally be able to confess his feelings to his Eddie - unfortunately, the Eddie is not as accepting of Paul’s revelation as Jack would have hoped. Will the boys find a way to move through this, or will it tear them apart?

To make this film a reality, we really need your help and donations.

The team

Our crew consists of eight extremely dedicated third year Film and Television Production students. To all of us, this project is something we’ve already placed an incredible amount of time and effort into, and something we can’t wait to begin see come to life. We really need your help to make this film, and we truly appreciate how every donation towards the film allows us to express this to you within the final product. For all of us, this film will give us the ability to grow as filmmakers.

the budget

As you can see, Before You Go is a really ambitious project so we really need your donations in order to make it a reality.

Transport - £1000

We’re going to need to spend a significant amount on transport, as we have to transport our crew and equipment all the way from York to the Isle of Man (and back!), as well as transport around the island.

Production Design - £500

Our film is a period piece; set in the seventies. We’re going to need to make sure we buy costumes and props that suit the period, as well as dressing locations to look authentic.

Locations - £300

Our film has some very specific locations, including some Isle of Man heritage venues, so we’re going to need to pay to hire these out for the day.

Catering - £250

Our crew and cast will be spending the entire week on the Isle of Man, so we’ll need to make sure we feed them across the shoot!

Cast Expenses - £150

We’re going to need to cover travel and any other accommodation costs from our actors, who will be generously giving up their time to work on the film.

Additional Equipment - £100

We’re going to need to rent some additional equipment to bring our project to life, and we’ll have to source some equipment on the Isle of Man to reduce the amount we need to bring with us from York.

Contingency Money - £200

For a project like ours, filming a long way from our base at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television in York, we’re going to need to make sure we have contingency money in case something goes wrong and we need to fix it quickly!


To say thank you for whatever you might be able to donate, we've got some exclusive rewards available. Check them out on the sidebar!

follow the filmmaking

Follow our journey through fundraising and into production on our social media channels. We'll be offering behind the scenes looks at what we have been up to as well as sneak peaks at the final film. You can follow us for regular updates on:




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Pledge £1 or more

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Pledge £10 or more

Thanks for donating! To show our appreciation for your contribution, you will receive a special shout out on the Before You Go Twitter account.

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Estimated delivery: 1 January 2019

Pledge £25 or more

At donating £25, you will receive a personalised thank you note handwritten on a postcard all the way from the Isle of Man, as well as a shoutout on our Twitter.

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Estimated delivery: 1 March 2019

Pledge £50 or more

At donating £50, you will receive all of the above rewards, as well as a digital copy of the shooting script used for Before You Go!

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2019

Pledge £75 or more

By donating £75, you will have access to your very own digital HD copy of Before You Go and a contributor credit within the credits of the finished film, as well as every other reward.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2019

Pledge £100 or more

We appreciate your generosity! For donating £100, you will receive all of the above, as well as a Before You Go poster signed by all of the crew!

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2019

Pledge £150 or more

For just £50 more, we will be giving you the opportunity to have your full name hidden within a shot of the finished film, alongside all the other rewards above.

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2019

Pledge £200 or more

A HUGE thank you! You will receive all mentioned perks, but also be invited to a private screening of the final film with all of the crew members! (travel and accommodation expenses not included)

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2019

Pledge £300 or more

Amazing - thank you for being our highest pledger! You will receive everything mentioned so far, as well as an exclusive prop used on set and featured in the final film, and exclusive artwork designed in pre-production!

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Estimated delivery: 1 June 2019