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The first £500 donated to this project will be matched by Kingston University Alumni
We are raising money for shooting a 10 minutes short fiction graduation/thesis film for the MA Filmmaking course.
This film is adapted from a real story in Kingston. The plot follows a mother who, never recovered after her child was killed. Her life is full of remorse, anger, frustration and self blame. She struggled between memory and reality time, day after day, pushing everyone away from her life.
But how can life continue?
I'm HAN, the director and writer of this film! I studied a BA in film and television production in Teesside university and now I'm completing my MA in Filmmaking here at Kingston University. I also work as a DOP with a focus on Commercial advertising and film shooting. Film is a very important part of my life. It is also my dream to become a real filmmaker. I will carry on with my passion for film.
But I'm not making this film alone! I'm lucky to have other talented filmmakers and classmates joining me as my crew.We have Jiatong Zhao as director, Mingtian Zhang and Kenny and Bhavi as cinematographer, Jinxing Zhang as sound recordist, Yudong Luo as camera assistant, Yuanhanqing Cai as editor, Yuan as music composer.
Together we make up a very international and cultural diverse crew, which it's very exciting!
In the 8 months since I moved, through the window I have
seen a mother praying for her son countless times. Sadness,
despair, strength, regret, I saw different emotions on her
face. So genuine, it resonated so much with my heart. I want
to record it as my graduation assignment and I will also
take this film to some film festivals in the hope that more
people can see it.
A young mother trapped in her own memories, she was unable to
accept the sudden death of her child, yet she regularly
visited the site of her child's accident. Her husband tried
to help her. They recalled the scene together, they comb
through what they have done and what they really think, and
look for the real reason why their children have gone
through such changes. Finally, they really feel that the
children they remember today are forever cut off from
• The money you invest will be optimally used to cover production costs (e.g. Crew's travel expenses, equipment procurement, etc.) and entry fees for submitting the finished film to film festivals around the world. Once we hit our target amount we can immediately start the process of filming and supporting our protagonist in whatsoever way possible as we are still in the research phase of the film.
You can find us on Instagram @mama_said_1. We will regularly update our shooting and post production progress when we start the shooting.