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Oscars-inspired Staffordshire University graduate fund-raises to make his own movie

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: March 04, 2014

By Sarah Marshall

Oscars-inspired Staffordshire University graduate fund-raises to make his own movie

Oscars-inspired Staffordshire University graduate fund-raises to make his own movie

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A CREATIVE ex-Stafford student may have the Oscars at the back of his mind as he aims to make his own superhero short film - if he can raise the cash for it.

Jake Warren, 25, a former film students at Staffordshire University, wants to shoot his movie, called Op, Bucket and Cape, in Stafford.

He has written the script and pulled together a crew, including Ernesto Hermann, who shot the Oscar-nominated Wasteland. He also has West End dstar Victoria Ekanoye involved, along with costime designer Rebecca Sellors, who worked on Angelina Jolie's costume in Maleficent.

But the would-be director, who achieved a first class honours degree in film production technology, needs to raise £5,000 to produce it.

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He and his team are urging people o make donations on Zequs, a global free fund-raising platform, and donors could be in line for a special reward - starring the film.

Pledges made through Zequs will help cover the cost of the film’s location, custom-made costumes, film equipment hire and accommodation.

Jake, who now lives in London and works in IT, says: “The film is not your traditional superhero movie. We don’t focus on the superheroes, but rather on the relatable struggles of the caretaker, and we believe this will set our film apart from the rest.”

The film is about a caretaker of a superhero HQ, who is exploited and oppressed by the story’s three supposed ‘heroes’

Once made the film will be taken to short film festivals, film and TV production companies and comic-book publishers.

Jake added: “It will be a dream come true to take the film to festivals all over the world.”

To donate visit www.zequs.com

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