Post-production for Doris and the Pennies from Heaven has started!

We are very happy to announce that, after three days of shoot at Deptford and Lambeth, Doris and the Pennies from Heaven is now in post-production.

We would like to take the chance to congratulate and thank all the cast and crew who participated in the shoot for their work and dedication.

Stay tuned for more updates coming!

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Casting Call: Actors interested in Work Experience to appear as extras in our short

At Polaris Film Productions ltd we need several extras for our upcoming short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven. If you are interested in getting work experience as an actor/actress, as well as participating in an exciting project, then this is your chance!

We are looking for 8 individuals, male between 32-70 and female between 25-70, with some previous acting experience to appear as extras in the short in exchange of a valuable work experience. The shoot will take place the 10th of June.

We believe this work experience would be very enriching for you and also would be important for your future career, as this short film has been selected by the Eastern Edge, part of the prestigious Film London.

Besides, the short will get a lot of exposure, due to its being screened at the BFI,  Cineworld and festivals. We have a superb cast, lead by Mrs. Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman. The production value is really high as we have talented professionals who will shoot with the best equipment in great locations.

For these reasons, we think this short will constitute a great piece of your showreel.

In case you are interested, you can apply till Friday the 1st of June by sending us an email at Polaris-Film-Productions@gmx.com with some information about you. We would also appreciate if you could send us a showreel or a picture of yourself.

The Polaris Team

P.S.: Not as an actor but still interested in participating in our film? You can help produce it visiting our crowd-funding campaign here, and you will get exclusive rewards for your help!

Meet the Crew: Gloria Peñaranda, Make-up Artist

We are very happy to have been recently joined by make-up artist Gloria Peñaranda for our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven. Gloria has been working as a make-up artist since 2002. Her vocation was awakened when she was studying Fine Arts at La Llotja d’Arts i Oficis, in Barcelona. She studied make-up at the prestigious Stick Art Studio in Barcelona.

After working in Barcelona, she then moved to London and continued her make-up artist career there. In her own words, she ‘has got to become a spontaneous, responsible, dynamic and very dedicated make-up artist’. She is a very talented and versatile artist and has experience in different fields such as cinema, TV, fashion shows, advertising, events and weddings.

If you want to see some of her fantastic work, visit her page here.

Auditions

Last Friday auditions for our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven were absolutely fantastic. We had the chance to meet 20 great and talented actors who delighted us with their amazing performances. It is going to be a tough decision! We would like to take the chance to deeply thank and congratulate them all for their work.

Besides, we have decided to send new invitations for a second round of auditions next week.

Thank you very much to all for your interest in our film.

P.S.: Not as an actor but still want to participate in our film? We have launched a crowd-funding campaign to help cover the shoot and post-production costs. If you want to contribute and get exclusive rewards for your help, then this is your chance! Visit it here.

Thank you all for your interest in our casting call!

Today at 21:00 is the deadline for the casting call we did on Casting Call Pro and the professional agency Spotlight to look for actors to appear in our upcoming short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven, starring Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman.

We received an overwhelming number of submissions (about 2000) and we are checking each candidate’s profile thoroughly.  We would like to take the chance to say that we are very grateful for all the submissions we have been sent and offered by agencies.

Polaris Team

P.S.: Not as an actor but still interested in participating in our film? If you want to help produce our film and getting exclusive rewards for your contribution, visit our crowdfunding campaign here!

We have started editing Paco Ortega’s music videos

Yesterday, part of our team came back to London after spending four days in Spain shooting two music videos for famous Spanish music producer and composer Paco Ortega.

The shoot was great, both at the Musigrama Studios and on location in several streets of Madrid, and even the weather helped!

We have already started editing the footage and soon we will have ready the two music videos ‘A mi mare’ and ‘Apretaíto pero relajao’ from Paco’s new album ‘Baila por mi’.

Stay tuned for more news to come!

Besides, we are also working on our next project Doris and the Pennies from Heaven, starring Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman and in our crowdfunding campaign to help us cover the shoot and post-production costs, so don’t forget to visit and share!

Why crowdfunding a film?

Crowdfunding offers filmmakers another means of funding their films and people a new way of experiencing cinema. And it couldn’t be simpler: a filmmaker uploads a campaign to a crowdfunding platform and anyone, anywhere, can participate and contribute to the production of their film. There are different platforms (creative, social, business) and funding modalities, so it is possible to choose between ‘all or nothing’ or ‘keep it all’ campaigns, whichever suits the project better.

Thanks to crowdfunding, filmmakers get the funds and support they need to make their projects and audiences can feel part of the team and get especial rewards in exchange of their contribution, called perks.

A new way of interacting with cinema:

We have experienced a great change in the ways people can interact with cinema in just a few years. Before, audiences would purchase a ticket, a VHS/DVD or merchandise to enjoy films. They could comment the films with their friends and family or even write a letter to their favourite stars and filmmakers to let them know about their admiration.

Nowadays, with the spread of the internet and social media resources, people can watch a film, comment it on their social media, make custom content like wallpapers or icons and posting it on specialized websites, review films in their blogs and comment on filmmakers’ websites or social media platforms.

Crowdfunding is a new stage of this progression of taking cinema and filmmaking closer to the audiences. Now, anyone from any place and background can contribute in producing a film, dream that might have been unlikely to fulfil in other circumstances.

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Meet our crew: Pepa Niebla, Set Photographer

Pepa Niebla-Set Photographer in Doris and the Pennies from Heaven

We leave you now with Pepa Niebla, our set phhotographer in Doris and the Pennies from Heaven. Know a bit more about her:

Born in Granada, Spain, Pepa’s artistic interests and aspirations have taken her into two directions: first music and then photography. She is a talented singer that mixes jazz, blues, funk and pop. Her most recent work is the jazz album Pepa Niebla & Ricky Vivar, recorded with singer and guitarist Ricky Vivar.

As a photographer she covers a wide range of genres, such as event photographer, modeling and actors’ photographer and set photographer, just to mention a few.

You can check her portfolio at: http://thefoghouseshop.photoshelter.com/portfolio

And remember to visit also our film campaign at Sponsume!

Meet our crew: David Sohanpal, Sound Mixer

David Sohanpal- Sound Mixer in Doris and the Pennies from Heaven

David Sohanpal is the sound mixer in our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven. Here you have a little bio:

Dave studied at the SAE Institute in London and he is an experienced sound mixer, specialized in Sound Editing and Sound Recording.

He has worked in more than 70 productions now, the most recent being The Owner (2012), Scar Tissue (2012) and Rearview (2012). Some other remarkable productions David has worked in include Indigo (2010), Pop Art (2008) and Stiletto (2008).

If you want a more detailed list of the productions he’s worked in, check his IMDb page.

And check also our project’s campaign at Sponsume!

We launched our crowdfunding campaign!

Today we launched our crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our light comedy short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven, starring Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman.

All the funds raised will be destined for covering the shoot and post-production costs, such as locations’ fees, transport, material rental, catering, music rights or distribution, including festival submission fees.

We have prepared many varied perks so that anyone wanting to contribute can get involved in different ways. Some of our perks, or ‘vouchers’, include:  a digital copy of the film, a signed poster by Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman, a thank you in the final credits, the chance to hang out with the crew, or even becoming associate producer.

If you would like to interact with cinema a different way than the usual, participating in our film is for you!

You can visit it here, and don’t forget to share!