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The Knight and the Fool - A Short Film
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The Knight And The Fool A Short Film
Project 2012-02-03 02:03:22 +1300
"If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well." An English proverb that suits us well too, we think.
This Pledge Me crowdfunding venture is our first foray into anything of its sort, and it's always a fair question for someone who may be looking for a decent project, to ask: "Why should I give you my hard-earned dosh, and what will you do with it?"
The answer is actually easy: You should fund us for the same reasons that our amazing cast and creative team have signed on. They loved the story and our idea.
So you don't need to take our word for it, because the talent of our team speaks far more eloquently than any sales pitch. Go to our Idle Dandies Entertainment production blog (see our link) and check us out. These world class, talented artists have all said "Yes," to joining our team, and we couldn't be more excited. http://idledandies.com/
But we still can't make this happen without your funding. Please take a look at our creative team and our cast.
They are all working professionals and we cannot make them work at their best for free; we have already won them with our idea and script for the project but now we have to start the production.
This money is for Production Design and Costume Design: armour, stunt weapons, props, costumes, fabrics, sewing.
After this pledge you will see us again, telling you how we are doing and presenting you with our next step.
Together, with your help, we can create something magnificent.
The Knight : John Bach
John Bach, acclaimed ex-patriot Welsh actor, has performed in over 120 film and TV roles, and almost as many theatre productions. His recent credits include Spartacus: Blood and Sand, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. He also starred in his own TV series, Duggan.
John Bach on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm0045324/
The Fool : Ben Fransham, Writer/Director
Ben Fransham, a rare actor in that he worked professionally as a ballet dancer, has co-written several theatre shows, and choreographed/dance mastered for many others over the last 20 years.
He specializes in character roles. Currently playing a goblin in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, his other credits include:Legend of The Seeker, 30 Days of Night, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and Heavenly Creatures.
Ben Fransham on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm0291740/
Daniel the Squire : Nathan Meister
A vastly talented actor, specializing in physical roles, Nathan Meister is most well known for his lead role in the horror comedy Black Sheep. His recent credits include: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Legend of the Seeker, Rage, and Avatar.
Nathan Meister on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm2201960/
Agnes the Novitiate: Anya Tate-Manning
While Anya is something of a novitate onscreen, she has had experience on TV3's Night at the Classic (dir Josh Thomson) and short film Bad Trip (dir Louis Sutherland).
Producer : Melissa Dodds
A supremely talented producer and production manager of feature films, short films, commercials, documentaries, and TV series, Melissa has recently seen the release of The Devil’s Rock, a feature film which she line produced, and she is currently producing the feature Existence, which is in post production. Credits also include: Daybreakers, and Avatar.
Melissa Dodds on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1321280/
Producer : Marzena Zareba
Meet the team muscle. Marzena trained in Poland, in theatre school and para-trooper sky diving, then got hired by Weta Digital as a VFX Artist and is currently working on set for The Hobbit films. Her recent credits include: Avatar, District 9, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Marzena Zareba on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm2561543/
Rachel Henry : Co-Director
Rachel is one of New Zealand’s most sought after theatre directors and acting coaches, also excelling in script workshopping, Rachel has worked in front of the camera for years, and is looking to move behind it. An award winning actor with a Master of Arts Degree in Directing, she has worked in the U.S. and with Globe Theatre students in London. She was an acting tutor for N.Z.’s premiere film and theatre drama school Toi Whakaari.
Production Designer : John Harding
John has won N.Z.’s top film and television awards for his work, has designed vast structures for theatre shows, musicals, and continues to surprise with his innovative style. Extremely versatile, his credits speak for themselves on: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Avatar, King Kong, Predicament, and currently The Hobbit films.
John Harding on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1158040/
Costume Designer : Lesley Burkes-Harding
Multi-award winning film and theatre costume designer plus all-round period clothing genius, Lesley has already worked on our project from its beginning.
Some of her credits are: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Predicament, Home by Christmas, Out of the Blue, and Avatar.
Lesley Burkes-Harding on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm0121933
Concept Designer : Paul Tobin
Paul Tobin has worked as a concept designer at Weta Workshop since 2003, most recently working on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, James Cameron’s Avatar and Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. He has indulged his passion for ancient worlds by extensive travel and work as a volunteer archaeologist.
Paul Tobin on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm2444156
Armourer and History Consultant : Peter Lyon
Workshop for over a decade and still making new lethal creations of his own, Peter Lyon is a household name in the historical weaponry communities around the globe. His credits include: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Avatar, District 9.
Peter Lyon on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1400884
Fight Choreographer: Allan Henry
Allan acts and works mostly in theatre; he also trained under the great fight arranger Tony Woolf (ex student of the legendary William Hobbs) before travelling to the U.K. to be Level 3 (Gold) certified at the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. His acting and stunts credits include Avatar, Legend of the Seeker, Paradise Café, The Cure (also as Assistant Stunt Coordinator), and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Allan Henry on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm3180018
Combat Consultant and Assistant Choreographer: Dr. Blair Apperley
A highly reputed martial arts instructor and scholar, first class chiropractor and physical therapist, working with some of New Zealand’s top stunt people. Blair has already choreographed a huge fight scene for our first camera test, which is featured in our video above. He is currently training the cast with a gruelling fitness regimen.
Hello again, so nice to see you!
04/11/2013 at 11:31 PM
Hi Pledgers, just a quick note, because the news came in yesterday. We didn't get short listed for funding from Premiere Shorts this year. Rats. Oh well, we have other plans up our collective sleeve, so now we get back to work. Vera is 1 year old now, so the light is brightening in the dark pit of early parenthood. We can start to climb out of it.
Any questions can be asked on our Facebook page, and we will shortly begin to fulfill a few credits that we owe on Facebook as well.
Back soon, and much more regularly!
Hi-dee ho, Pledgers
09/12/2012 at 4:19 AM
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$3,900, but only 12hrs left! Help!
15/03/2012 at 11:22 PM
$2,900! 3 days left...
13/03/2012 at 1:49 AM
Wow, You guys are alright.
12/03/2012 at 9:48 AM
Another Pledge today! Yay!
12/03/2012 at 1:20 AM
$1,275 raised, $3,925 to go!
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$1,250 raised, $3,950 to go
11/03/2012 at 11:17 PM
$1,150 Raised! 4 days left!
11/03/2012 at 7:47 PM
We're now at $1,125!
11/03/2012 at 10:56 AM
We've done the ton: $1000! Only $4,200 to go!
11/03/2012 at 9:23 AM
5 days left!
10/03/2012 at 10:58 PM
Another Pledge! 6 DAYS LEFT!
10/03/2012 at 3:04 AM
We have a complete cast
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