Greetings and THANK YOU for clicking and having a read. You may or may not know that I make films. They are born of a life-long passion for watching, studying films of all flavours and continues to be a passion that burns ever bright as my visions get more ambitious in scale and concept.
My films have always been proudly self funded and are very independent in nature. Despite the limitations brought about by very little in terms of finance it has always given me the freedom to explore styles and create projects that I feel don't get explored enough in indie circles today...
My latest project is no different. It is why I have had no choice to but take to the old collection bucket in hopes of raising a little more than my monthly wage can longer manage. THE POCKET FILM OF SUPERSTITIONS is a quaint, creepy, fantastical, spooky, funny, feature length docu-fantasy and a cinematic almanac of various superstitions through the ages.
It is a startlingly original journey through a series of vignettes that illustrates several well-known and not so well-known superstitions and how they can affect each and every one of us. Expect changelings sent by the faery folk! Expect the devil watching over your shoulder! Expect Jamesian ghostly goings-on! Expect people walking under ladders! It's all here...
Now as you can see from the imagery I am in the middle of a most unique and pretty piece of work. It is born of my die-hard interest in the weird, wonderful, folkloric and Fortean. It is also a nod to the cinema of old, from the haunted age of the silent screen right through to the seventies. We have been lucky to film in some beautiful historical locations and work with some wonderful people in front and behind the camera. We are even more proud of the fact that we have all manner of practical effects to dazzle and amaze, such as this creepy character below...
But the reality of it is that I simply can no longer handle all the production costs by myself. I will of course continue to plow as much as my own hard earned cash in as long as I am working and filming but came to admit I think it was time I called for some help. I'm not the most comfortable individual asking for ones own hard earned cash in aid of a movie but here we are! I genuinely believe I have something wildly different on offer here for all who appreciate weird and wonderful films, superstitions and the quaint, magical and mystical in general.
I have set a target which I have found reasonable in order for me to tackle some ambitious upcoming sequences I am aiming to get filmed by the end of the year. Anything you could chip in would go towards period locations and costume, special make-up effects and in one sequence in particular a veteran screen presence that at this stage cannot be named.
We are now HALF WAY through production and as you can see from the stills we put all of our budget on screen and would be forever thankful from the bottom of my heart for any contributions made by each and every one of you.
Every single one of you all who contribute will be credited in the movie itself no matter how little. Those who weigh in considerably more can even find themselves as executive producers! I just want to be able to deliver an enchanting piece of work made the way it should be crafted.
The finished piece will make its way around the festival circuit and other screenings, and of course on DVD, BLU and streaming platforms. ALL contributors will receive a stream of the movie first and foremost!
I'd like to THANK YOU for reading, I hope you see something special here that you find yourself compelled to contribute to. This is film-making at it's most bold, ambitious and passionate.
I will be updating any progress made on here and also via our Facebook page which you can view HERE.
Any other queries why not contact me on here!
All the best,
Tom Lee Rutter
Director/ Writer/ Producer; The Pocket Film of Superstitions