Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Being - The Film by Devlin Crow

About The Story  

Buddy is a young carer for his Mum who has multiple sclerosis. He struggles with his responsibilities at home and is bullied at school finding escape in a world of sixties music. He befriends an out of work actor, Doley, who was in the movie Quadrophenia. 

A nod to the Mods  

From original cast members and the Brighton location right down to the replicas of the scooters and clothing, Being has strong cultural references to the original Quadrophenia movie. Buddy and his mother Margaret share a love of sixties mod bands like The Who, The Kinks and The Animals. 

Caring for loved ones  

The core of the film is the struggle carers face when looking after family members. It raises the question, in a light-hearted way, why in this day and age, carers and those they care for are still marginalised and made to feel like outsiders. 

Who's on board?  

Devlin Crow has secured a stellar line up of cast and crew, which includes Mark Wingett from the original Quadrophenia film as well as cinematographer Tristan Oliver (Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Wrong Trousers) and composer Barrington Pheloung (Inspector Morse, Lewis) with an experienced film and television crew. 

But we need your help...  

The script has been written and many people have pledged their commitment to this project because of Devlin's considerable charisma and his deep love for Kennedy, his wife who has MS. They do so in the knowledge that in Devlin's hands this will be a moving and compelling work of art that will change peoples' lives forever. So if you want to be part of this exciting film here's what you do... 


Our Kickstarter campaign will launch on 1st February 2016 and will run for 30 days. Our goal is to raise a minimum of £20,000.  

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform where people come together to make creative projects happen. When you back our project, you’ll be part of the journey to make the film happen. We’ve chosen Kickstarter because it is set up to help filmmakers like Devlin reach out to people like you and we ourselves enjoy supporting Kickstarter projects.  

Here’s how it works: We set a funding goal. You make a pledge. You will choose a level of donation that suits you and in return there will be some fabulous rewards.  

When we reach our goal, your pledge will be processed by Kickstarter, and we can get to work. You'll then be a valuable part of the project and we'll keep in touch with you about our progress. And of course to give you your reward. If we do not reach our goal, you will not be charged for your pledge. It’s all or nothing. Please help us make it an all! 


Devlin is very fortunate to have help and support from many people, including those who worked on the original Quadrophenia film. They will work with us to raise awareness of the project.  

Backers will have the opportunity to come and see editing previews and be invited to the premier.  

The percentage breakdown: cast and crew: 25% production expenses: 50% equipment: 5% kickstarter’s commission and rewards: 20%  

If we reach our target within the fundraising period we'll have stretch goals. These will be £2000 towards colour grading and adding extra post production effects. £5000 will buy an animated title sequence and an animated scene for the conclusion of the film. If we are lucky enough to get there with your help we will be offering extra exciting rewards. 


Pledges to the Kickstarter campaign will be rewarded with prizes that will be detailed on our Kickstarter page. Here are a few examples of what you might expect to receive: -  

·         Devlin Crow original artwork

·         Credits in the film

·         Invitation to the premier

·         Be an extra for the day

·         Signed autographs from the actors

·         Watching one of the scenes of the film being shot

·         Lunch on one of the days of the shoot

·         Your own mod clothing/bike being featured in the film

·         Invite to a party with the cast 

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