Cricklewood the 'Neext' Hollywood

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Cricklewood the 'Neext' Hollywood

Nicole Lieberman By Nicole Lieberman

Neext! is a film about Keira a Cricklewood local going through millennial life in her community. Cricklewood locals and businesses will be directly involved in the making of this romantic comedy.

Barnet Delivery stage

£3,406
pledged of £4,252

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Neext! is made by an all-female crew and is set in the vibrant centre of Cricklewood. It isn't the typical ‘trendy’ London which we are used to seeing on film, yet it's exactly where many millennials live! This light hearted rom-com will show Cricklewood in a new light, while empowering women to be everything they want to be, not defined by looks, profession or their decisions. Neext! is centred around Keira, a Cricklewood resident. Being active in her local community is an important part of Keira's identity and to show that we will involve residents as crew members & extras in the film. Shooting locations are: The Crown, train station and market. A a free screening of Neext! will be organised with Ashford place at the Lexi.This will be followed by a Q&A and a workshop. Our aim is to fuel interest and inspire other creatives in the area to see their local environment as a source of inspiration.The money raised will go towards paying the screening, cast and crew, equipment & locations.

What we'll deliver:

  • Local free public screening
  • Workshop/Q&A
  • Involvement Cricklewood residents as cast and crew
  • Advertise local business
  • Hold a film festival run

Why it's a great idea:

Our local community and environment is our main source of inspiration for the film. Being active members within Cricklewood as well as filmmakers, we realised that we wanted to do something that shows the daily life in this community. The film will shine a different light on our neighbourhood, will change people's perception of the area nationally and internationally and will spark interest in the arts with locals. Essentially, we want to inspire and educate other creatives and film makers to use their environment as a source of self-expression. We will be collaborating with Ashford place , a well known organisation in Cricklewood that is very active in working together to create community initiative. Finally the Lexi a local cinema run by volunteers is a perfect choice to hold the public screening Q&A and workshop.

Steps to get it done:

  • Securing funding
  • Shoot the project
  • Post production of the film
  • Secure screening + workshop venue
  • Film Festival run (Cannes, TIFF, Edinburgh, BFI Film Festival and more)

There are many brilliant romantic comedies but as a lot of them are seen through a male perspective, many of the female protagonists become quite stereotypical.  This is why we want to create a film that will allow women to  relate to the lead character. We are all so different yet we all recognise ourselves in Keira. Our lead male actor is Irish and we chose him to represent the Irish heritage which Cricklewood is so famous for. Finally Our all female crew will help make this a film like no other! We also have great prizes and rewards for pledges starting from £15: 1. £15 Private link to the film 2. £20 Handwritten drunken postcard (send us an email with your address to n.m-bluefilm@hotmail.com and you will receive this postcard) 3.£100 Neext! T-shirt 4.£200 Invite to an exclusive cast and crew screening followed by an after party 5.£500 Associate producer title But £2 pledges are also possible and very welcomed.

Location Barnet

Barnet has 116 other projects and £1,335,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Cricklewood NW2

Council

London Borough of Barnet

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,252

Sound recordist post and set - £800 (19%)
Film Festival run - £800 (19%)
Local screening and workshop - £700 (16%)
DOP - £500 (12%)
lead actor - £400 (9%)
Gaffer - £360 (8%)
Camera Assistant - £360 (8%)
Locations - £200 (5%)
Other - £132 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

19%
Sound recordist post and set
£800
19%
Film Festival run
£800
16%
Local screening and workshop
£700
12%
DOP
£500
9%
lead actor
£400
8%
Gaffer
£360
8%
Camera Assistant
£360
5%
Locations
£200
3%
Other
£132
  • Transaction Fees
    £63
  • Spacehive fees
    £58
  • VAT
    £12

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Director/Editor: 1000 Props,cloths and food: 1000 Assistant Camera: 360 Liza : 500 Nicole:  500 Contingency: 500

Total £4,252

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