A painting on a wall reveals an obscured historical memory, that of a woman's authorship robbed.

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This project received pledges on Thu 04 Apr 2019

Our film - Chiaroscuro

I'm raising £300 to create a short film, exploring a scenario that uncountable women have experienced throughout history; the stealing of their authorship. Women have always been present as authors, artists and thinkers, but have been left out of our histories. To look back through history and see all the absences is the motivation for making this film, as it aims to bring light to the how and why these women's voices have been forgotten. I believe making this film will provide a voice and bring awareness back to the catastrophic effects of stealing authorship and suppression of women based on gender that still continues, although in subtler forms, to this day.

The team

The team consists of seven Kingston University BA Filmmaking students.

Writer/Director: Léna Lewis-King

Producer: Alfie Leech Briscoe

Director of Photography: Tereza Havadejova

Production Designer: Lily Sullivan

Screenplay/Gaffer: Harry Bennett

Sound Design: Patrycja Loranc

Editor: Nicole Newton

Where will the money go?

The minimum amount of money donated will go towards necessary set design and props. Achieving the full target amount would allow us to faithfully recreate a 17th Artists studio, complete with costume hire, props and transport. Any extra funds received will go towards the submission of films to festivals and to the general fund of future films to be made. We aim to update you on the progress of the film throughout production, but as the shoot day is only one day it'll all move quite quickly.

Approximate breakdown of costs:

  • Props/Set: £200
  • Costume Hire: £80
  • Transport of Costumes: £20


  • Prints of the paintings created for the film (£20)
  • An original illustration of and short biography on a woman artist (Postcard, £30)
  • Name in credits of the film (for £50+) 

Images and video 

The storyboard draft and Inspiration from Alexandre Louis Patry, Souvenirs, 1839–1839

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