THE HANDKERCHIEF

By Linda Niccol

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NZ $17,985 pledged


72 people pledged


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Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 11/05/2012 at 6:00 PM (NZST)

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THE HANDKERCHIEF

Project 2012-03-04 20:39:51 +1300

'The Handkerchief' will be a beautiful, emotional and sensual short film for the big screen but it won't get made without your help. 

Main character, blind man Alistair, relies on memory and imagination to communicate the beautiful world inside his head, which he must in turn convey to June in order to charm and seduce her. 

Writer and director, Linda Niccol (Second-Hand WeddingDangerous RideThe Temperature of Water, The Geometry of Desire), hopes this film will captivate and entertain audiences and shed some insight into the possibilities of seeing things from a blind person’s perspective, as well as create empathy with the worlds such people must create for themselves in order to overcome what some may perceive as a terrible disability, especially when it comes to finding love. 

The script for this short film won the Kaos Films British Short Screenplay Competition in 2006. Alan Parker and Kenneth Branagh were amongst the judges. 2,000 writers from around the world entered. 



While the crew will be small, camera work will be crucial to realising the magic of this film as will the creation of the many visual effects, which will be overseen by Trevor Brymer at Weta Productions

And already, experienced, talented and generous key crew have volunteered their services at low rates, these include; producer — Glenis Giles, DoP — David Paul, sound designer and composer — Jeremy Cullen, editor — Jeff Hurrell, set designer — John Girdlestone and design and advertising agency — Mission Hall Creative


By donating to the production of this film you will not only help support an up and coming filmmaker tell a magical, very entertaining story about a marginalised group of people in our society, you will give two actors challenging, unique roles. The completed film will be screened to raise money for the blind and will also be entered in international festivals and film competitions. And who knows, an award winning screenplay just might translate into an award winning short film!

Whatever you can spare will be welcomed!
The estimated budget is $50,000

Comments

Updates 1

It takes a crowd to raise a film! 7 days left to pledge.

29/04/2012 at 6:15 AM

Hi everyone - please excuse the crowd mail but this is your last opportunity to help crowd fund 'The Handkerchief'! 

The rewards are there and many generous people have come forward already if you take a look at the list of pledgers. 

There is only one week left to make it happen. I realise times are tough but I am hoping you can help. And I wouldn't ask if I didn't think you cared.

We need lots of people onboard to make it happen. 

It's as simple as clicking onto the site https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/117 opening an account, making a secure pledge via your credit card - the amount you pledge is not made public - and choosing your reward. 

If the total target is not reached by May 4, 2012 your credit card will not be billed and the film won't get made. 

Please pass this on to your contacts who might empathise with this way of film funding.
Thanks for your generous support. 

All best, Linda www.lindaniccol.com

    Pledgers 72

    Simon Mark-Brown
    2012-05-04 15:30:36 +1200
    Josie & John Pagani
    2012-05-03 13:33:10 +1200
    ALYSON MCRAE
    2012-05-02 21:39:50 +1200
    rob cherry
    2012-05-01 12:44:00 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-04-30 13:29:44 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-04-30 13:28:16 +1200
    Mandy Hager
    2012-04-30 09:30:45 +1200
    ChCh $1 Promo
    2012-04-29 22:36:57 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-04-29 21:28:52 +1200
    Alex Cole-Baker
    2012-04-29 17:44:36 +1200
    John Pagani
    2012-04-28 19:53:13 +1200
    Nicola Easthope
    2012-04-28 19:01:15 +1200
    Camilo Borges
    2012-04-28 12:03:11 +1200
    Vicki Simpson
    2012-04-15 16:58:14 +1200
    Malcolm Niccol
    2012-04-15 16:52:46 +1200
    Peter Davis
    2012-04-12 14:22:53 +1200
    Alison Bartley
    2012-04-12 08:00:27 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-04-11 18:08:48 +1200
    Mike Norman
    2012-04-10 20:14:49 +1200
    Stephanie Dickens
    2012-04-09 11:50:09 +1200
    Rory
    2012-04-08 14:36:23 +1200
    Yvette Parsons
    2012-04-08 11:14:13 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-04-08 09:12:30 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-04-07 11:28:00 +1200
    Glenis Giles
    2012-04-04 22:15:37 +1200
    Gill Ward
    2012-04-04 19:26:46 +1200
    Kate McGill
    2012-04-04 10:05:54 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-04-03 13:08:10 +1200
    Barbara King
    2012-04-03 06:15:50 +1200
    Kate Faulks
    2012-04-02 22:01:09 +1200

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    THE HANDKERCHIEF

    Project 2012-03-04 20:39:51 +1300

    'The Handkerchief' will be a beautiful, emotional and sensual short film for the big screen but it won't get made without your help. 

    Main character, blind man Alistair, relies on memory and imagination to communicate the beautiful world inside his head, which he must in turn convey to June in order to charm and seduce her. 

    Writer and director, Linda Niccol (Second-Hand WeddingDangerous RideThe Temperature of Water, The Geometry of Desire), hopes this film will captivate and entertain audiences and shed some insight into the possibilities of seeing things from a blind person’s perspective, as well as create empathy with the worlds such people must create for themselves in order to overcome what some may perceive as a terrible disability, especially when it comes to finding love. 

    The script for this short film won the Kaos Films British Short Screenplay Competition in 2006. Alan Parker and Kenneth Branagh were amongst the judges. 2,000 writers from around the world entered. 



    While the crew will be small, camera work will be crucial to realising the magic of this film as will the creation of the many visual effects, which will be overseen by Trevor Brymer at Weta Productions

    And already, experienced, talented and generous key crew have volunteered their services at low rates, these include; producer — Glenis Giles, DoP — David Paul, sound designer and composer — Jeremy Cullen, editor — Jeff Hurrell, set designer — John Girdlestone and design and advertising agency — Mission Hall Creative


    By donating to the production of this film you will not only help support an up and coming filmmaker tell a magical, very entertaining story about a marginalised group of people in our society, you will give two actors challenging, unique roles. The completed film will be screened to raise money for the blind and will also be entered in international festivals and film competitions. And who knows, an award winning screenplay just might translate into an award winning short film!

    Whatever you can spare will be welcomed!
    The estimated budget is $50,000

    Comments

    It takes a crowd to raise a film! 7 days left to pledge.

    29/04/2012 at 6:15 AM

    Hi everyone - please excuse the crowd mail but this is your last opportunity to help crowd fund 'The Handkerchief'! 

    The rewards are there and many generous people have come forward already if you take a look at the list of pledgers. 

    There is only one week left to make it happen. I realise times are tough but I am hoping you can help. And I wouldn't ask if I didn't think you cared.

    We need lots of people onboard to make it happen. 

    It's as simple as clicking onto the site https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/117 opening an account, making a secure pledge via your credit card - the amount you pledge is not made public - and choosing your reward. 

    If the total target is not reached by May 4, 2012 your credit card will not be billed and the film won't get made. 

    Please pass this on to your contacts who might empathise with this way of film funding.
    Thanks for your generous support. 

    All best, Linda www.lindaniccol.com
      Simon Mark-Brown
      2012-05-04 15:30:36 +1200
      Josie & John Pagani
      2012-05-03 13:33:10 +1200
      ALYSON MCRAE
      2012-05-02 21:39:50 +1200
      rob cherry
      2012-05-01 12:44:00 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-04-30 13:29:44 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-04-30 13:28:16 +1200
      Mandy Hager
      2012-04-30 09:30:45 +1200
      ChCh $1 Promo
      2012-04-29 22:36:57 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-04-29 21:28:52 +1200
      Alex Cole-Baker
      2012-04-29 17:44:36 +1200
      John Pagani
      2012-04-28 19:53:13 +1200
      Nicola Easthope
      2012-04-28 19:01:15 +1200
      Camilo Borges
      2012-04-28 12:03:11 +1200
      Vicki Simpson
      2012-04-15 16:58:14 +1200
      Malcolm Niccol
      2012-04-15 16:52:46 +1200
      Peter Davis
      2012-04-12 14:22:53 +1200
      Alison Bartley
      2012-04-12 08:00:27 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-04-11 18:08:48 +1200
      Mike Norman
      2012-04-10 20:14:49 +1200
      Stephanie Dickens
      2012-04-09 11:50:09 +1200
      Rory
      2012-04-08 14:36:23 +1200
      Yvette Parsons
      2012-04-08 11:14:13 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-04-08 09:12:30 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-04-07 11:28:00 +1200
      Glenis Giles
      2012-04-04 22:15:37 +1200
      Gill Ward
      2012-04-04 19:26:46 +1200
      Kate McGill
      2012-04-04 10:05:54 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-04-03 13:08:10 +1200
      Barbara King
      2012-04-03 06:15:50 +1200
      Kate Faulks
      2012-04-02 22:01:09 +1200

      Followers of THE HANDKERCHIEF

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 04/05/2012 at 3:30 PM.