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Introducing Solar Urticaria

Screen mini-film series production

Solar Urticaria is a five-part dark comedy, set in Scotland and written by Annie Cook. A parkourist postman with a hero complex develops an unlikely alliance with a chronically ill woman - who he insensibly believes is a vampire - to take down a local suspected criminal.

Crowdfunding will help us kickstart the pilot and cover the costs of the production. The pilot episode film 'Solar Urticaria - Chapter 1 Patman's Obsession' will be screened locally in Edinburgh and published in 2022. We aim to highlight chronic illness and local support available. Any monetary profit or proceeds beyond the budget will go directly to charity for supporting people living with chronic illness which is close to the heart of this project. If you would like to get involved directly in this project please contact with Annie. 

Themes

Chronic illness, chronic pain, allergy, relationships, grief, loss, depression, loneliness, social justice, community spirit, unlikely friendships, challenging assumptions, judgement, crime, dark-comedy, parkour, black comedy, psychology

Characters

Patman, Grace, Jackie, Michael, Jess, Fred, Gareth, Martha

Style & Artistic inspiration

  • Real-life experiences

  • Imagine After Life meets I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore meets What We Do in the Shadows

  • 5 shorts (10-15 mins) designed to be watched alone or together to complete the story... 

Solar Urticaria film production: Welcome

Solar Urticaria Production Team

We are currently in the pre-production phase which means further production team and cast are to be brought in- how exciting!

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Annie Cook

Director, Writer & Co-Producer

Leading on creative direction of film project and project management...

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Wendy Lap

Lead Producer

Leading on business side- securing funding, co-ordination and ensuring the project runs smoothly...

 

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Klara Willing

Assistant Director & Co-Producer

Leading on pre production & production logistics i.e scheduling, set management, health & safety & creative solutions

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Loki Lau

Co-Producer

Leading on distribution logistics and post-production marketing

Solar Urticaria film production: Team Members
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Vanashree Thapliyal

Casting & Project Assistant

Leading on equitable casting process and project support...

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Hamish Cook

Audio Engineer, Musician, Music Producer and Film Editor

Leading on post-production-film editing, creative sound and music development...

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JP Waksman

Music Composer and Music Producer

Leading on creative music creation and production...

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Nicolas Stipo

Photographer

Leading on stills photography...

Solar Urticaria film production: Team Members

Support our production

Crowdfunding will begin in May

To produce this pilot film production we are looking to gather a total budget of £3,500 and if we're very lucky and work hard a sexier stretch budget of £4,200 which will help with distribution costs and colour grading. This budget will ensure we have quality sound equipment, props, costume, pay production crew a fee appropriate for the quality of work they produce and each cast member a fee for their time. The creative industries are tough and we want to create opportunities for people but also ensure people get at least paid for their time. We also want to highlight chronic illness and use this to promote local support available. 

Thank you rewards

In return for pledges there will be exciting thank you rewards including: ​

  • Personal training session in Edinburgh

  • One years subscription to Healthy-Post-Natal-Body (online personal training)

  • 'Meet the team' personalised photography shoot in Edinburgh (headshots or character shots) with director, stills photographer & lead producer

  • French/Japanese/German language lessons via Zoom (we're an international bunch)

  • How to self-produce- story-telling-writing- filmmaking workshop via Zoom at the end of production (option to run in-person in Edinburgh)

  • Music

  • Physical gifts such as tote bags

  • Social media shout-outs

  • Executive producer credit

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