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A short student film.

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This project received pledges on Fri 27 Dec 2019

A short summary of OUR project

“Smiling depression” is a term for someone living with depression on the inside while appearing perfectly happy or content on the outside. Their public life is usually one that is “put together,” maybe even what some would call normal or perfect. This statement sums up Luna, our main character's life. From an outside perspective she seems to be living a perfect life as she comes from a wealthy family who give her everything she's ever wanted. Her close friends tend to see her as a joyful and outgoing person who goes above and beyond to ensure the people around her are happy. However, what people don’t know about Luna is that she is always putting up a front when’s she’s around other people, not allowing her true self to come out, in fear of people not being able to understand her completely. This has then become a burden to her, and due to fear of being abandoned or shunned she has developed an escape mechanism to cope with the stress, a place where she can be alone with her thoughts no matter how negative they are and this takes form as her mindscape. 

Who are you?

We are a young group of second year filmmaking students at Kingston University who are given the chance to work on a project with professional actors. 

Director -  Andisiwe Makuni

Producer - Schneina Pinto

Cinematographer  - Fardous Haibe

Writer - Jack Whittick

Sound - Behzad Zeinali

Production Designer - Ella Hawes

1st AD - Harry Bennett

1st AC - Alex Valentin

Editor - Leanne Callender

Where will the money go?

Most of the money raised will be used to help with our set design. We need an estimate of £80 for our two different sets and the rest will go towards food for our cast and crew during filming days. 

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