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.
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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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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We want to thank everyone who has pledged for us so far we are touched and moved by all the support we have received in the past few months. We really hope this campaign goes as our previous one on indiegogo which had 72 backers on it: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/neext#/ We have decided to use Spacehive because of the opportunity to get a pledge from Barnet Together Fund. Our film represents Cricklewood in a new light and has been the subject of many chats around Cricklewood from market sellers to conversations I’ve had with neighbours at The Crown. The community are interested and supportive but that doesn’t necessarily convert to Spacehive donations. We were really touched by how the local shops and residents were so helpful during the filming and nothing was too big an ask for the cast and crew. In typical Cricklewood fashion, the community stepped up and helped out. Cricklewood is such a special place and this film was shot on an absolutely glorious autumn day. I really hope the film will be backed by the council