By midlandsmovies, Apr 13 2018 08:11AM
Loughborough feature film launches crowdfunding campaign to enable cinema screenings
Do Something Jake is a new zero-budget feature film shot out in the streets with the help of university students, graduates, local businesses, enthusiasts, a charity for disadvantaged youngsters, and talented film-makers.
We featured the film during its early production and interviewed one of its stars Tom Loone but now after more than two years in post production, Do Something, Jake is finally complete and ready to be released.
“We have a lot of people waiting to see this film,” explains screenwriter-producer Caroline Spence, “not only our 100+ members of cast and crew, but also supporters from all over the country as well as overseas, who have been following this journey from inception. So to be unable to screen Do Something, Jake in UK cinemas would be tragic.”
The producers are now planning to organise a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) and a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) certificate and Caroline, with director James Smith, have launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to help raise the £2,000 required.
Do Something, Jake is the debut feature film from James and Caroline, who work under the banner of Raya Films. An ambitious project, the film was shot on zero budget with a large, international cast and expansive locations in the region.
"With Do Something, Jake we were forced to take a radical approach in order to make our first movie,” explains director, James Smith. “We shot with no-budget, out in the street, in private residential properties, with help of friends…and others enthusiastic or daft enough to believe in us. This approach is not for the fainthearted. This film pushed me to mental and physical limits that, even now when I reflect, make my eyes water.”
Caroline concludes, “The post-production process has been a long haul with some significant setbacks and obstacles to overcome. Yet we’ve also had a few strokes of good luck, with post-production professionals from Europe and Los Angeles (some of whom work on Hollywood blockbusters!) who had heard about the film and approached us to offer their help.”
If the crowdfunding campaign is successful, Do Something, Jake will be premiered in the UK the evening of 20 September 2018 at the Odeon cinema, Loughborough.
To donate and find out more check the IndieGoGo page here - https://igg.me/at/DoSomethingJake