A new short film is heading to a London estate – but it needs a bit of your help to get it over the line.
Here’s a promising-looking short film that’s getting very close to its funding target. Perhaps you might be tempted to help get it over the line? Director Anthony Hett is putting The Lost Dog Detective Agency, along with producers Thomas McDonald and Maria Matei, and cinematographer Robbie Bryant.
They’re looking for the film to shoot in and around the Battersea area of London, following the story of two 10-year old boys growing up on an estate.
Here’s the video of Anthony Hett explaining more…
And here’s where you can donate to the project, with more details on the rewards that await you for doing so.
We’ll leave you with the full synopsis…
The Lost Dog Detective Agency is a coming-of-age tale of two 10 year old boys, Darion and Emmanuel, growing up on an estate in South West London.
Inspired by the news coverage of the BLM protests, and statues being removed, DARION draws a statue of himself. Going next door to knock for EMMANUEL, Darion observes CATIA, Emmanuel’s social worker, exiting the flat, and hears Emmanuel’s mother screaming in the background.
In the local park, after walking past an old statue, Darion tells Emmanuel about his dream of having his own statue. Despite Emmanuel not sharing Darion’s enthusiasm for his idea, he agrees to help him raise the funds required to make a statue. Sharing their money making ideas, they settle on the idea of searching for the lost dog they see on a poster, and returning it for the reward money.
But when they pick up a dog that wasn’t lost, the boys worry about getting in trouble, with Emmanuel scared of any consequences with his social worker.
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