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Jackpot - a comedy short

You can let your luck run out... or you can chase after it with all you've got.

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    pledged of £868

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This project received pledges on Sat 16 Jan 2016

A loner. A winning lottery ticket. An epic quest. Jackpot tells the not so heroic tale of how far one man will go to win over the girl of his dreams… even if that means stealing from a homeless man. 

The jackpot team

Hi all! We are Film & TV Production third years at the University of York who are looking to raise money for our final year film so that we can make it the best it can be! We’ve all had plenty of experience making films during our time at the university and our extensive skillset means we’re confident we’ll make a film that not only can we be proud of, but that our contributors can be proud of too. We all have a big passion for comedy in particular and are confident that this daring project will stand out to create an end product that can be enjoyed again and again.

The story

Jackpot is a 15 minute, comic short. It focuses on an awkward man named Peter who fantasises about winning over the cute and flirty girl in his office, Susie. He manages to impress her when he gives away a lottery ticket to a homeless man but when he discovers it was a winning ticket he sets out on an insane quest to get the ticket back from the homeless man before he cashes it in. Equipped with a dream of buying Susie’s affection Peter ends up embarking on a journey that goes beyond his wackiest dreams but, unfortunately for him, his luck may have run out. 

Why we need your help

Unfortunately for us filmmakers making a memorable short isn’t free. Although we’re lucky enough to have access to fantastic filming equipment and a small amount of money we still need to raise funds for set design, locations, actors and food for our actors and crew (it wouldn’t look too good if we let them starve). We need your help to make Jackpot as impressive as we know it can be.

Here’s our estimated budget costs if you want to take a look at what your money would go towards:

  • Travel and Accommodation for actor: £360.00
  • Transportation for equipment and crew: £60.00
  • Set Design, Props, Costume and Location: £280.00
  • Catering: £230.00
  • Publicity, rewards, postage/fees: £210.00
  • Contingency of 20%: £228.00

GRAND TOTAL: £1368.00

We will receive £500 from our department, but we need the rest from you to make our film come to life!

We hope you like the sound of our project. We can't make this film the best it can be without your help so please donate what you can and share this page with your friends!

Find us here

Here are the links to our social media accounts. Even if you can’t spare any money to help us please follow us online and consider sharing our project with your friends and family who might be interested in helping us out.

Love, the Jackpot team!

Website: http://jackpotyork.wix.com/short-film

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackpotyork/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackpotTFTV

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackpotyork/