Father and son’s hope for film project
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