Inspired by the true stories of a young drug dealer’s real and hallucinatory encounters with police

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This project received pledges on Thu 05 May 2016

A short summary of Para

Hi, I'm raising money for my final project in my 3rd year of filmmaking at UWE. I have an extremely talented crew working together on this film and all we need now is a little funding to make it possible.

'Para' is a short film inspired by the true story of a young drug dealer who experiences both real and hallucinatory encounters with police while trying to raise money to support the younger brother he cares for.

About Us

This project is being brought to life by a crew of filmmaking students from UWE, including:

Tom Fawcus - Writer/Director

Mo Hamid - Producer

Liam Grant - Camera Assistant

Kahlen Chan - Sound

Robin Edgington - Post-Production Editing

Johnny Yates - Colourist

George Gunn - Lighting

We are also very lucky to have Bram van Dijk flying over specially from the Netherlands to be our Director of Photography.

We have also confirmed our composer, Ashley Holbrook.

The story of Para

Para is the story of a kind young man, who had a troubled upbringing, but has an endless amount gripping stories to tell. Para follows one particularly extraordinary chapter of this young man's life, two years after he dropped out of university to raise his younger brother. He experiences a hallucinatory encounter with the police while in possession of an incriminating amount of drugs and cash, and in his attempts to evade these imaginary police, he actually draws attention from the real police in the most bizarre way imaginable.

Essentially, the film touches on the troubling truth that bad things happen to good people, but we hope this dark comedy goes to show that when you look back at your mistakes you just have to laugh.

What will the money be used for?

As UWE filmmaking students, our crew has access to a wealth of industry standard equipment and professional advice, so some of the most expensive costs are already covered. However, with other costs inevitable, the project still requires a small budget. We

We are hoping to raise a minimum of £830 in order to support this project. However, this figure doesn't cover all the costs of the project, so we truly appreciate every single pound or penny you pledge.

With the £830, we are looking to cover the costs of; costume, travel for crew and cast, lunch for the cast, props, and our professional composer. Although, there are many costs to consider beyond those covered by the £830.


We have rewards available for your pledges. And we realy do appreciate every penny you pledge, no donation is too small! Just imagine if everyone who visited this page donated £5, we would smash our targets! Anything you can afford will be wholeheartedly appreciated!

The rewards are as follows:

£1     - A big thank you!

£5     - A really big thank you!

£10     -  A really big you, PLUS a guaranteed (and free, of course!) ticket to our premiere showing in Bristol!

£25     - All of the above, PLUS a personalised haiku to say thanks!

£50     - All of the above, PLUS A special mention in the credits!

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Help us succeed!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.

In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.

And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.

Every single pound and penny will help to make this project an even bigger success! Thank you!