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Project of the Day: ‘Creditors’

Project of the Day: 'Creditors'

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Tweetable Logline: A love triangle is unraveled when a young painter is approached by an admirer who eases him into making sense of his relationship with his wife.

Elevator Pitch: Based on August Strindberg’s 1888 play, “Creditors” is a modern film re-telling of the original story of love, betrayal, revenge and psychological manipulation, which Strindberg considered to be his one true masterpiece.

At times disturbingly funny and cruelly bleak, “Creditors” deals with the most private aspects of human relationships. From questioning our concepts of marriage and fidelity, to trying to establish the role of the modern woman in a world still trapping her within the confines of old fashioned canons, the film’s story stirs, moves and sometimes even angrily rebuts our very own personal definitions of each.

Production Team: Director: Ben Cura (Debut)
Producer: Ben Cura (“Comes a Bright Day”; “Dream On”)
Producer: Andrea Deck (“The Councellor”; “Mr. Selfridge”)
Cinematography: Ben Hecking (“Hide and Seek”; “Hinterland”)
Casting By: Annie Rowe (“Lords of London”; “Trailing Dirt”)
Sound Mixer: José Vinader (“The Machinist”; “Sexy Beast”)

About the Production: Back in October 2013, we took to Kickstarter to raise money for a new UK feature film, “Creditors”. 

We didn’t meet our goal – so we pulled the project from Kickstarter. It wasn’t all bad though: we made new friends, we were picked by Directors UK to be featured on their curated Kickstarter page, and FilmForecaster too.

So what didn’t work? Who knows. But we then eventually secured funding for the film outside of Kickstarter – and still went back to raise 10K for post-production. Which we did successfully (130% funded).

And we have now begun filming.

Current Status: Filming

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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