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Help Get "Sidewinder" to Film Festivals

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Hello everyone,
My name is Will Hollingworth, and on behalf of Serenescape Pictures,
Milo Edwards and me, I want to share with you our short film Sidewinder,
and the exciting stage of the film’s journey we’re now at (having just
officially finished post-production) – getting it seen at festivals around the
If this is the first time you’re hearing about it, Sidewinder is a dystopian
thriller set in a war-torn and politically divided America in 2032. We meet
Cole and Amos, two unlikely heroes who are about to embark on a journey
that will change the fate of the world … Ambitious stuff for a low budget
short… But if the reception at a screening held in November for 250-plus
people is anything to go by, we dare to believe we have pulled it off…

In November 2022, we had the opportunity to screen Sidewinder at the
Prince Charles Cinema in London’s West End. As well as being bowled
over by the turn-out, which included industry professionals, as well as
family and friends, we were floored by the overwhelmingly positive
response the film received. It was a moment we’ll never forget - and the
moment we knew we should be doing everything in our power to get
Sidewinder and the talents of our up-and-coming team in front of as many
audiences as possible.

They sure don’t make it easy though… Submitting to film festivals is a
costly business (let’s be honest, what part of filmmaking isn’t?!), and
although we may have pulled off the impossible by getting our film made
for relative peanuts – all without sacrificing its production-values and
vision - the costs of submissions to festivals can be prohibitive for films
like ours.

Which is where we humbly hope you will come in. We are asking for your
support in getting Sidewinder to as many festivals as possible to give it the
best chance of being picked up and made – either as a feature film or a TV series. This is why we made it as a short/proof-of-concept in the first place
– and to showcase the fierce talent of the young, hungry and generous cast
and crew who have been behind it; a team, we believe, who deserve to get
their foot in the door of the industry.

We need to cover the following costs to ensure that we can make the most of this incredible opportunity:

Festival submission fees, Travel expenses, Marketing materials, festival accreditation, tickets and miscellaneous expenses. All in all, we see this coming to around £3000.

Our submission period will begin with The Kingston International Film Festival in Surrey at the end of April. Any/all donations to allow us to do this – and for the festivals that follow - would be amazingly appreciated by us.

We understand that times are tough, and the pressures on all our pockets,
but any spare change you can donate will be going to a great cause. Every
donation, no matter how big or small, will help us cover entry fees, travel
expenses, and marketing materials – and getting our project to the next
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Your support for the film on
this final leg of its journey means the world.
Stay classy and much love,
Will and Milo
(And here’s the trailer link one more time just in case x)
Link to Offical Trailer:


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