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The Barn: Community Film Production Fund Raiser

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The Barn: Community Film Production Fund Raiser, To Help Provide Hands On Skills, Experience and Training

We are raising funds to support the production of 'The Barn' - our professionally led community short film production that will be shooting in April 2024 at the Weald and Downlands Museum (where the BBC’s Repair Shop is filmed). 

Chichester Filmmakers is a community led non-profit organisation that was launched late in 2023. We support the local community, including film graduates and under-graduates, and aspiring amateur-professionals to work alongside professionals to develop and produce film projects. Founded and led by professionals from the film industry, including crew, costumes & wardrobe, makeup, set design, script development, actors, film score, sound design, and composer teams, editing, screening and distribution (including national and internation film festival). We collaborate with local organisations and are supported by the University Of Chichester, Chichester College, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester Community Development Trust, and Chichester City Council. Furthermore, we are really excited and privileged to have approval to film ‘The Barn’ at the Weald and Downland Museum which is fantastic. 

The story of The Barn: "The Barn" unfolds a mysterious tale spanning centuries, as a girl's journey through time, starting in the 14th century, becomes intertwined with Norse mythology. Unveiling secrets hidden in a dilapidated barn, she discovers her true identity and realises her true power.

Ultimately we would like to leverage this production to help provide skills and career development opportunities for even more people from Chichester by way of generating funding for a full feature length film which will further assist us in securing funding to support local talent and skills development. To do this, this initial Short Film production needs to be of the highest quality, from script, to shoot, to post-production, and as such we are seeking sufficient funding to fund some of the unavoidable costs and to allow us to pay local actors and local crew expenses on the shoot in April. This sort of production would normally require a budget upwards of £90,000. The professionals are giving their time and resources for free as are the locations and costume creation. But we feel we should try and at least provide for lunches and travel whilst shooting out on location. 

Please help:  We really appreciate your support and will be adding your name to the film’s credits as follows:

- A free ticket to the second screening of The Barn at its premiere in Chichester for donations of £25 or more, together with DVD of the trailer, the film, behind the scenes interviews, and materials showing how the film was made.

- Two free tickets with a glass of fizz each to the premiere screening and panel Q&A of The Barn at its premiere show in Chichester for donations of £60 or more, plus ‘Special Thanks’ mention on our website after 1st May 2024

- A signed copy of the script of The Barn for donations of £100 or more, together with DVD containing trailer, film, and behind the scenes interviews, as well as 2 tickets to the premiere screening and Q&A as below. Includes ‘Special Thanks’ film credit. 

- Supporting Producer for donations of £200 or more, and includes two tickets and fizz to the screening with Q&A panel, DVD and signed script.
Includes film and IMDb credits. 

- Associate Producer for donations of £500 or more, plus the items mentioned for Supporting Producer. 
Includes film and IMDb credits. 

- Executive Producer for donations of £1000 or more, plus the items mentioned for Associate Producer, together with one of the key props, 3 of the DVDs with additional content and behind the scenes materials not available anywhere else, and opportunity to cameo in the film, and seats with the Director and Producer at the premiere screening. 2 of these are available. 
Includes film, film festival and IMDb credits. 

- Companies making a donation of £250 or more will receive ‘Supported By’ film and screening credits and their logo will be added to our website Collaborators page with a link to their website. Plus special mention at film festivals where The Barn is screened. 

Please check out our website for more details of us and The Barn, at

We really hope you will take part by donating. 
Every little helps us achieve our goal.  

Jonathan (Director), Petrina (Producer) and the entire team,
Chichester Filmmakers



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