Fa­ther and son’s hope for film project

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE OWNER of the Craft Beer Shop in Lit­tle Chal­font has teamed up with his son to write a short film about Locked In Syn­drome.

Mick French, who has over 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence writ­ing and shoot­ing TV com­mer­cials, has partenered up film school stu­dent son Dan to write Locked In, a story about two broth­ers who are sep­a­rated by the rare con­di­tion.

In the film Matthew has ded­i­cated his ca­reer to find­ing a cure for his brother James. The very day Matthew makes a stun­ning break­through, the fund­ing is cut with tragic con­se­quences.

Bud­ding lo­cal screen­writer and film di­rec­tor Dan French went to John Ham­den Gram­mar School, in High Wy­combe, where he gained the A-Lev­els re­quired to get him into film school.

His fa­ther has ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing for brands such as the Na­tional Lottery, BMW, Heinz and Ford.

The pair are cur­rently look­ing for ad­di­tional fund­ing to com­plete the movie and have a cam­paign live on crowd fund­ing site Indiegogo.

Hav­ing al­ready se­cured the ser­vices of some of Lon­don’s top film crew and post pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies, they now need the money to feed every­one and get peo­ple to and from the lo­ca­tion, and hope­fully pay the ac­tors.

For Dan, this will be his big­gest project yet, hav­ing shot a string of short films to build up a showreel to launch his ca­reer: “Work­ing with my Dad has been a huge boost, both in terms of the ex­pe­ri­ence he has brought to the project and also the wealth of con­tacts he has in the film in­dus­try. Plus, he’s quite a nice bloke.”

Mick sees it as a great op­por­tu­nity to get his cre­ative juices flow­ing again and help cat­a­pult his son to star­dom: “If it’s good enough for Ri­d­ley Scott and Tony Scott, it’s good enough for us.”

Fol­low them at https:// www. i ndi e g o g o. c o m/ projects/locked-in­short-film#/ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Dan and Mick French are seek­ing fund­ing for their short film

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