Former pupil and aspiring Cornish film director Sam Siegel needs help to create a technically challenging graduation film.
Sam, who is currently a student at the prestigious Met Film School based at Ealing Studios, has already raised some funds with his project team and, for an extra boost, he is holding a themed evening event at Truro’s Vertigo Bar on Thursday 24 September.
The Toxic Hearts fundraiser at Vertigo will run from 7pm until 9pm on Thursday, September 24. It will feature themed cocktails and nibbles. St Austell Brewery is behind the venture and has already donated food and drink. Other attractions during the evening will be a raffle and the chance to meet members of the cast, the crew – Sam’s fellow film makers form the Met Film School – and the make-up artist, who has promised to do some face painting on the night.
“Any money we raise will mean a huge amount to all of us. We can make the film on a shoestring budget if needs be, but to make it really great requires time and money.
We really want the film to be good enough to take around the world to enter the biggest festivals on the planet. We know we can do it with this extra support!”
The cocktails and nibbles will cost £7, with all profits going to the fund. You can book in advance from the bar, tel: 01872 276555 or firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up on the night. After the event there will be a party at Vertigo’s with DJ’s Ollie Hooper and Nick Byrne – two old Truro School friends of Sam’s at home from university for the summer.
Pledges of money can also be made via Indiegogo.
Sam has spent the last year working on the script for his film, Toxic Hearts, a short film about a green, glowing, radioactive boy, Jeremy, and the girl he loves but can’t touch.
The film will principally be Sam’s graduation piece, but he also plans to enter it for film festivals and to show to it to production companies with the hope of turning it into a full length feature film.
The film will be shot in Cornwall and the money raised will be used to cover actors fees, travel and food expenses, location fees, hiring equipment and crew, post production costs, festival entry fees and the inevitable hidden extras.