Vulcan (A Short Film)

Nothing hits harder than life outside the ring.

Vulcan (A Short Film)
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THE BEGINNING

We are raising funds to make a local film in the writer/director's home city, Hull. They say you can never go home again and that is somewhat true but our goal is to go home and film something incredibly special for an audience to fall in love with. Rikki is extremely proud of her roots and background, born and raised in a city that challenges. This is her first short film.

THE PEOPLE (SOME OF)

Rikki Lea (Writer/Director)

Rikki is a current Scriptwriting postgraduate student at Bath Spa University. A keen storyteller since primary school but only now taking it more seriously and writing realistic stories with less dragons. Vulcan will be her directorial debut.

Mark Tristan Eccles (First AD)

Film is in Mark's blood - his mum was in plays, theatre and film, and she is still doing it! He has produced and First AD'd feature films in the UK and USA, with a few more currently in production. He initially trained at National Youth Theatre, but has acted in films and TV for many years including being selected by the director himself to play Mr Corrigan in Foyle's War.

THE story

This short film, Vulcan, is set in the heart of a neighbourhood community that is still creating space for all people to go and be themselves. A story that defines the art of boxing, it will explore one character's choice to reject the expectations placed upon them and choose their own path, even if it leads to a father's bitter disappointment. Having a dad as the city's best known boxer comes with it's own pressures and anticipations, Jay never wanted to step in the ring and that in itself has led to a difficult relationship between the father and son. If he had chosen another sport that would have been acceptable, but Jay isn't interested in playing any sport. He wants to create and draw art pieces inspired by the people around him. This is too hard for Mark, Jay's dad to accept, he continues to push and push and push, until Jay finally pushes back.

Where will the money go?

  • This will help us pay for a professional production
  • Hire of equipment
  • Location costs
  • Hire of props and costume from the period
  • Travel and Catering Cost (tis be reet expensive)
  • Actors & crew fees
  • The Hull Shabang!!!!
  • If we reach our target and beyond, the money will go straight back into the community.

The Rewards

  • So many good things!!!!

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WHY DO WE CARE ABOUT THIS PROJECT?

  • This is so important to us as we are keen to tell a kind of story about the other side of sport, though it can bring great accolade to anyone who participates in it, it can also bring some sadness to those who do not. It is especially important for us to encourage those who have a dream that is different from those of their parents to keep pursuing it and never stop chasing even if you think there's no chance. There is always a chance.

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AN IMAGINARY FIST PUMP Don't have much but still want to help give a little? That still means a lot. Any backer who believes in us has our gratitude, thank you. 🥊🥊🥊🥊

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STICK WITH US You're never too old for a sticker collection and this one is cooler than cool. It's retro and a nifty little way for us to say thank you for backing. -An imaginary fist pump -An official film sticker

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SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED It's yours!! We like a good old fashioned postcard on this crew, we hope you will too! -A postcard from cast/crew member to tell you all about our time on set -An imaginary fist pump

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JUST MUG IT For all of you who love a brew, well this one's just for you. Don't worry, no ugly mugs will be on this mug. -An official film mug -An official film sticker -A double imaginary fist pump

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HATS OFF TO YOU We take our headwear attire very seriously here, a beanie is not just for Crimbo, it's for life. IDST. -A beanie -A signed postcard -A double imaginary fist pump

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THE LUCKY BAG Feel like having a surprise? Then this is the one for you. No spoilers!!!

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LOOKS BETTER ON YOU A LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT!! Oof, now this one is a treat you can wear on the street. -Official film swag t-shirt -Signed postcard from crew/cast member -A very cool sticker -A triple imaginary fist pump

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WHERE ART THOU So you know that blank space on your wall, it needs filling. They ran out of Titanic posters in the 90s but this poster will have your nan saying, oooh what's that?! -A fancy film poster (that'll impress your nan) -A beanie -A signed postcard from cast & crew -A special thanks in the credits

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ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD Don't you just love a hoodie? No need to answer, we know you do! -An official limited edition film swag hoodie -A signed postcard from cast & crew -A very cool sticker -A double decker imaginary fist pump

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THE GOODY BAG This is better than a bag for life!! Official film merch 🥊 -A swag tote bag -A beanie -A mug -A digital still of the film (SIGNED). -A surprise bag of goodies -A whammy four imaginary fist pumps

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YOU'RE A BOXER WOW! What a mega hit you've made with this pledge!!! Official Merch 🥊 -The Goody Bag (extra bag of surprise goodies) -Digital copy of the film -A special boxer postcard handwritten to you from us -A shout out on our social media page -Special thanks in the credits -Unlimited imaginary fist pumps for a year

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YOU'RE A BOXER WOW! What a mega hit you've made with this pledge!!! Official Merch 🥊 -The Goody Bag (extra bag of surprise goodies) -Digital copy of the film -A special boxer postcard handwritten to you from us -A shout out on our social media page -Special thanks in the credits -Unlimited imaginary fist pumps for a year

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YOU'RE A BOXER WOW! What a mega hit you've made with this pledge!!! Official Merch 🥊 -The Goody Bag (extra bag of surprise goodies) -Digital copy of the film -A special boxer postcard handwritten to you from us -A shout out on our social media page -Special thanks in the credits -Unlimited imaginary fist pumps for a year

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YOU'RE AN ARTIST WOW! What a mega show you've made with this pledge!!! Official Merch 🎨 -The Goody Bag (extra bag of surprise goodies) -Digital copy of the film -A special artist postcard handwritten to you from us -A shout out on our social media page -Special thanks in the credits -Unlimited imaginary fist pumps for a year

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CLAIM TO NAME That's right, you'll have the chance to NAME one of our characters. It can be a nickname or it can be whatever you like. This is LIMITED to 3 characters only... -Name a character in the script -The Goody Bag -The BOXER or ARTIST -Associate Producer of the film -Special preview of the film -Digital copy of the film -Signed character film still (the one you name!) - Unlimited imaginary fist pumps

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EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA Now read all about it. So you've hit a big number and you fancy hitting the big screen? Aye, well, here's your chance. -An EXTRA in the short film, Vulcan. (please note that if you are outside of the UK then it won't be feasible to bring you across :( but we'll add you to our film reel all the same) -A Goody Bag (extra goodies just for you) -Associate Producer -Official Crew Merch 🥊 -A real life FIST PUMP

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THE HULL SHABANG BANG BANG YOU MADE US HIT THE GROUND!!!! WOW! This isn't just any kind of bang, this is the Hull ShaBANG. -A tour of the city - H U L L (travel expenses not included) -A pattie butty and bag of chips (chipspice included) -An exclusive preview of the film -The Goody Bag -Official Crew Merch 🥊 -Lifetime supply of imaginary fist pumps -Not only all that but with this mega contribution you shall be an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the film Oh my giddy aunt, we'll throw in something exclusive too. AS A SHABANG SPONSOR - Tell us something you want to see in the film and we'll put it in (please don't say an elephant) - Our writer/director will pay a visit to wherever you are and take you out for a pint and a packet of crisps (please live somewhere amazing) - A pair of socks (without any holes) That's your lot!

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KNOCK OUT We were on the ground with the shabang but you have completely wiped the floor with us. No words. Let us lie here and process this a minute... Right, we're still down. Nope still not getting up. 💥 Obviously, you're in for the Hull Shabang times two. But there's something a little extra from us that just says how much we appreciate your donation. Don't you just love a cardboard cut out? Well we do too. Pick your picture and it's yours a, b, c or d? A) Muhammad Ali B) Luke Campbell C) A star from the film D) YOU -Official Film Merch 🥊 -EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the film -A Skype call with Writer/Director and a postcard from her 4lyf. -A photoshoot with the cast/crew -A RINGSIDE BOXING MATCH TICKET x 2 (exclusive to Hull only) -AN ART GALLERY TICKET x 2 (location dependent) DING DING DING YOU ARE OUR CHAMPION 🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊THANK YOU 🥊🥊🥊🥊🥊

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