24:25 Films have launched a 45 day funding campaign to raise £570,000 in order to make a comedy feature based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Warwick Davies is set to star in this caper about a diamond heist which hopes to be filmed next year.
Warwick has teamed up with North East production company 24:25 Films to try and get this full length feature from the script to screen. Warwick who became Executive Producer on the project after reading the script said
As an actor there is nothing better than entertaining people, whether it’s on television or at the movies; and I believe that ShortFellas will be a fantastic film on so many levels. It will be heartfelt and funny, exciting and thrilling but most of all it will be damn good entertainment.
Director Richard Johnstone and Producer Steve O'Brien were supported by NFM Market Access funding to take the project to the Cannes Film Festival. Johnstone said
It was an eventful trip: unfortunately there was a jewellery heist when we were in Cannes and people kept asking if we had anything to do with it! As it happens, we were hard at work on more legitimate activities, and the funding helped us drive the project forward. It enabled us to meet with prospective investors and distributors to show them the trailer and presentation pack. We had a company who provided a letter of intent to invest in the project who have since invested in other projects of ours. We also met a Sales Company and distributor who is interested in looking at the film when it's completed.
The funding campaign offers a number of incentives ranging from a copy of the script to a chance to appear in the film with the investment of anything between £1 and £5000. To find out more about the funding campaign please see the Short Fellas Kickstarter page or follow Short Fellas on Twitter