The Confessional Film - Middle East

Dear Readers & Potential Funders

The Confessional Film

I am reaching out very rapidly to this network, in case our project sparks you up and you are interested in helping us. Please see our rough-cut teaser.

Our film – The Confessional – is fictionally based on former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair confessing to starting the Iraq War.

This project can’t be any more of the moment - as it coincides with the 15th anniversary year of the biggest global protest in history – the invasion of Iraq. As we are reminded daily - life in the Middle East has never been the same since and so many people have suffered/are suffering continually on many levels from this momentous decision to go to war in 2003. The world will never be the same and #wewillneverforget

We have a premiere already green-lit at London’s leading East End Film Festival, UK in April and we also intend to get to Cannes where we are confident there will be interest in distribution.

We urgently need funds for completion of a Middle East filming block (taking place in the Lebanon) in just a couple of weeks’ time. (Feb 2018). This includes flights & accommodation for the director and 2 main actors, catering, contingency, additional kit hire locally, expenses for local industry professionals working pro bono on the ground and UK team – who are taking no fees to get film shot, and those who will play our extras. If there is anything else left at all - we have our own families to feed. We need this funding as soon as it takes this page to upload!

Shot by Sony award-winning humanitarian  filmmaker Lucas Jedrzejak, who has brought to the world’s attention the plight of orphaned children in Lebanon’s refugee camps with his film KETERMAYA - – our film has two experienced British actors going head to head in a Confessional Box – a nun and a man. With a backstory taking place 10 years in the Middle East; they have in fact met once before in the ME. Both have a history, both are not squeaky clean. 

In a world that embraces relative values, this film provides a landscape not only to deeply care about the Middle East and its’ enforced legacy but it will go right to the epicentre of your heart – as it counts an examined life, social justice, human rights and the fact we are all links in a chain – as deep badges for all our souls.

Please help us to finish this crucial part of the film. And to share this with all those who care. It is not just helping us reach our goal - but it is bringing awareness and crucially being in solidarity with all those who care about the consequences of starting a war & the aftermath on the innocent. #confessfilm


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Emily Swain 
Capital Office, Greater London, United Kingdom

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