• Jessica Benson

The Wind and the Whimpering (2021) Crowdfunding Campaign

During times as uncertain as we currently find ourselves in Fundraising Campaigns are an even bigger importance than they previously were for small, independent productions.

Over the past few months The Wind and the Whimpering has been making steady progress having the first half of the film now complete. The next stage in our journey is raising funds to complete the more challenging half of production. To do that we are reliant on you and your generosity! We have created a fundraising campaign and any donations will be a huge help in making our vision a reality.

Since my previous post the project has come along leaps and bounds. Our crew has expanded, we found a location as our marshland, shot the first half of the film and have now cast two of our lead characters (Toad and Newt).

As recent film graduates, this is our biggest project yet. The Wind and the Whimpering requires a lot of detail to create a nuanced depiction of the world Toad inhabits. In order to achieve this, the project will need a large amount of production design and a set-build to erect a thorough frame wherein this story can be cast. To create its three characters The Wind and the Whimpering team have also budgeted for SFX makeup, something already in development.

Now we head into the more challenging half of production. Hiring a studio, building a set, accounting for a larger crew and cast whilst working around current COVID-19 guidelines. We are determined to make this project work whilst staying safe, obeying guidelines and assessing the safety of the crew at all points. Due to this the production has had a few set backs. We now are aiming to complete this shoot in late February 2021 (dependant on lockdowns).

In order to achieve all this and more we need to raise funds for the project. Our crowdfunding campaign can be found here. Every penny, share and comment will really help us in achieving our goals to make this the best project it can be.

Thank you so much for all the support on this project so far!

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