28 August 2013

I am an independent filmmaker from Liverpool that has been lucky enough to screen several times over the years at Fact's Liverpool Film Night

My latest project is a 15-minute short film about the Hillsborough stadium disaster called Saturday.

Hillsborough was the defining moment of our generation – everyone remembers where they were that day, and Saturday is loosely based on my own memory. The film is a symbolic dramatisation of how the stadium disaster immediately affected families back home in Liverpool - as seen through the eyes of an 8yr old boy, whose older brother is at the match.

It is increasingly hard to get ambitious independent productions off the ground, however we hope to find financial support through a community of passionate supporters who understand the importance of this story and want to help to bring it to a wider audience. Just over a week ago we launched a campaign on the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter.

You can find all the information about the project here:

I am asking people to donate small sums to our project in return for film related rewards, for example their name on the credits, or tickets to the premiere, all the way to Executive Producer status.

I am proud to say this project has the backing of Sheila Coleman and the Hillsborough Justice Campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/258631210/saturday-short-film-about-the-hillsborough-disaste/posts/573831

We have until 8 September to raise over £22,000! 

However It’s not just about the funding, you can be a massive help by just spreading the word and encouraging others to support SATURDAY.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saturdayshortfilm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saturdayshortfilm

And you can start today by just sharing our Kickstarter page!

I really appreciate all your support, however big or small, to help us reach our funding target 

Liverpool Film Night returns in November and details of the submission process and special guest judge will be announced soon!