TWO Notts filmmakers are hoping to make a new sci-fi movie in Nottingham.
Producer Tristan Ofield, from Bulwell, and writer Adrian Reynolds, from Basford, have put together a film they say is about love, memory and comets.
The duo are looking for funding to go ahead with the film, called White Lily.
Mr Reynolds said: We don't want to give away much more than that because it's only a short film.
We're big fans of the sci-fi action film, but this isn't that, this is a quiet science fiction film - it's about love in regard to relationships and break-ups. The two came together because Mr Reynolds had been a writing mentor to Mr Ofield.
He said: I already knew Tristan was someone I wanted to work with - and it was partly finding out that he had a spaceship set.
Mr Reynolds has written episodes of Doctors for the BBC and has developed a few short films and TV series. The project to create the eight-minute film started just three or four months ago, but the cast is already in place.
Mr Ofield said: We've got a really strong cast, a fantastic crew as well. They're really top guns in their field - it's going to be a quality film.
Leading actress Siddhii Lagrutta, who worked with Mr Reynolds on a previous project, said: I love what my character stands for and the images she evokes revolving around love, loneliness, memory, holding on and letting go and the pain that goes with it.
There's something really poetic and universal about that part.
If the team secure funding, the project will most likely be filmed in the north of Nottingham, around Bulwell or Basford, and they are aiming to secure an industrial unit big enough to build the set.
Mr Ofield, who has worked on several projects before, including the Horrible Histories shorts with author Terry Deary, said: I picked up a camera when I was about five and just always loved making films.
It's something I've never stopped doing.
I've been blown away by people's generosity so far. Some of our backers have given us quite substantial sums of money.
It's definitely not going on the shelf like so many films. We are going to try and take it out to all major festivals and take it as high as we can.
The filmmakers are aiming to raise at least Pounds 4,000 to be able to create their film and take it to film festivals. Mr Reynolds said: To get more funding would be fantastic.
We're getting a lot of favours and incredible support - we're not making a bean out of this and that's fine. The fact that it's local is quite important and there's lots of good creative stuff happening in Nottingham.
You can donate to the film at www.kickstarter.com/projects/ whitelily/white-lily What do you think of the movie plans? Write to us at Nottingham Post, City Gate House, Tollhouse Hill, Nottingham, NG1 5FS or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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