Mum's the Word

Mums The Word

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This project received pledges on Fri 15 Mar 2019

A BRAND-NEW TV TALK-SHOW BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE STUDENTS OF MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY.

WHAT OUR SHORT FILM IS ABOUT AND OUR MOTIVATIONS FOR MAKING IT

Mum’s the Word is a student led talk show. We are a close network of university friends and the idea for our talk show came to us after simply discussing our own mums. Given that all of our mums have a mutual interest in general debate, we came up with the idea of giving mums the mic, allowing them to voice their opinions on various topics relating to parenting, in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. This episodic TV talk-show will broadcast its first episode on March 15th 2019. The first topic for discussion will be breastfeeding.

WHY IS THIS SHOW IMPORTANT TO MAKE?

We are creating an informative show that allows mums to voice their opinions on subjects they believe matter. Currently, there are no shows featuring mums as guest panellists, aimed at mums  -which is what we believe makes Mum’s the Word different.

By covering a number of topics centred around parenting and showcasing a diverse range of views and opinions, Mum’s the Word will seek to promote there are no right or wrong ways to parent your child - just different approaches to parenting.

MEET THE CREW

EXEC PRODUCER - Deborah Kilka CONSULTANT – Dale Wightman

PRODUCER – Tia Fogarty 

DIRECTOR – Nicky Kaur

PRODUCTION MANAGER – Agnieszka Helbin 

GALLERY PA – Klaudia Slowik RESEARCHER – Berfin Bingol RESEARCHER – Yasmina KhwajaRESEARCHER – Shahinda  HEAD OF SET – Ikhlaq Ahmed VISION MIXER – Shimon Mayerfeld VT OPERATOR – Sam Hill

VISION CONTROL – Rafael Conceicao GRAPHICS – Harrison Crowsley? FLOOR MANAGER – Patrycja Owczarek AFM – Berfin Bingol TALENT MANAGEMENT – Lee Slater TALENT MANAGEMENT – Hollie Farrington CAMERA SUPERVISOR – Rita Duarte SOUND DIRECTOR – Aydan Banks LIGHTING DIRECTOR – Ernestas Pudinskas LIGHTING ASSISTANT – Tosia Szarmach LIGHTING ASSISTANT – Todd Norris HEAD OF SET – Ikhlaq Ahmed POST PRODUCTION – Rafael Conceicao 

PRESENTER AND PANELLISTS FOR OUR FIRST SHOW

We're excited to introduce our ridiculously talented presenter Hayley Evans. Hayley is a Middlesex favourite of ours and has been in many previous productions such as MDX Now, and Movember - both Middlesex productions. Take a look at her social media for further insight : https://www.instagram.com/evans_h/?hl=en 

On the panel, we have Lauren Hampshire, a mother as well as a successful entrepreneur, who built her brand Milkytee co from the ground up from her garage. Milkytee sells stylish practical and comfortable clothes to breastfeed in, featuring hidden zips to allow access for breastfeeding or expressing, and now reaches a number of customers around the world. Check out the link to find out more about Milkytee co.: https://www.milkyteecompany.com 

Also joining us on the panel is talented Pakistani YouTuber, Anum Zaman. Her videos offer insight into her day-to-day life as a mother and include numerous educational and interesting tips, based on her own experiences as a parent. Click the following link to see Anum in action https://www.youtube.com/c/ALLABOUTKIDSVLOGSINUK 

Plan of action

We are shooting Mum's the Word at Middlesex University, in one of two Sony-designed TV studios (Studio A).  This state-of-the-art studio features the latest technology - everything from new cameras to the brand-new lighting and sound desks. We are lucky enough to get to use this studio for free.

WhEre you come in

We plan on transforming the studio into the most comfortable living room you can imagine, in order to create a relaxed environment in which our mum panellists can be themselves. Achieving this though requires some budget! We also need to cover the costs of crew and cast transport to and from location.

In total we are looking to raise £1000.

WhAT WILL HITTING OUR GOAL ENABLE US TO DO?

Hitting our goal of £1000 will enable us to create a real life living room set. We'll be able to buy a trendy new sofa for our guests to sit on and to make the whole studio feel as homey as we can. If we hit our target we would also love to give our panellists a goody bag with lots of exciting gifts and memorabilia, as well as kitting all our crew with comfortable, branded T-shirts.

OUR BUDGET BREAKDOWN

We will be dedicating 50% of our budget to the props and set. The props will include things such as:

- Sofa - £250/300

- A coffee table, photo frames, table dressing, etc - £200

We will then be spending the remaining 50% of our budget on other necessities, such as:

- Branded crew t-shirts - £100/150

The comedian - £100 (day rate)

- Travel to location filming - £200

- Graphic designer - £50 

Our commitment to you

Our commitment to the viewers of Mum's the Word is to create the best show possible, we promise to create a platform for mums to have the freedom to express any feelings and experiences relating to parenting. We promise to be real and authentic and to make you laugh in the process.

Where can you find us?

Follow us on our Instagram and Facebook page where you can keep up to date with all our progress. We have exciting posts from production meetings to VT (video tape) shoots so make sure to follow, like and share! We have launched our website, where we will be posting all out VT's as well as introducing the crew and a fresh panel.

Links to all our social media are below:

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mumsthewordtalkshow/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mumsthewordtv/?modal=admin_todo_tour 

Website - http://mumsthewordtv.co.uk 

Every donation is much appreciated and please feel free to share our campaign. As a team, we are so passionate about Mum's the Word and with your help, we can’t wait to turn our vision into reality.