Simon MacMichael March 26 2018
A British film that tells the story of an 11-year-old girl’s efforts to recover her bicycle after it was stolen is close to achieving its crowdfunding goal.
The script for the short film, called The Bicycle Thief, has won Directors UK’s Challenge ALEXA 2018, which will give the team behind it access to state-of-the-art equipment to put it into production.
First, however, they have to raise £6,000 to cover other costs associated with the production, and are currently three-quarters of the way to hitting that goal on Indiegogo.
The campaign on the crowdfunding website is halfway through its two-week run and closes on Friday 30 March.
Southend-on-Sea Council has provided a bursary to meet location fees, and the film is scheduled to be shot there and in Leigh-on-Sea over two days on 4 and 5 April.
The tight schedule reflects the rules of the challenge, which this year has the theme ‘Delight’ and the film is scheduled to premiere before Directors UK on 30 April.