Friday, 21 February 2020

Can you help fund Falmouth Uni Film School film?

Project image for Pyskador - Short Film

Pyskador, Cornish for fisherman, is an ambitious graduate project by 3rd year Film students of Falmouth University. We are working in collaboration with Music and Marine Natural History Photography students. The short film set in Cornwall is a dark psychological horror-thriller that will be both visually and audibly a highly exciting piece of work.

The Story

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein

When a fisherman kills his wife he finds himself in a world of reoccurring horror. He is no longer sure what is illusion and what reality.

Story Background

So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him.” ― Will Durant

Pyskador abstractly comments on socio - political issues related to Brexit. It metaphorically portrays the problematic relationship between small scale fishermen in the UK, the European Union and the English fishing industry.

Why we need your Help

The film will be shot on two different locations which were chosen with deep consideration towards the story of the film. An abandoned Caravan located in the very North of Cornwall and a Fishing boat in the South of Cornwall. Even though the distance between both locations is quite far from each other, we are convinced they are the most suitable. However, this means that logistics are an important part in our Budget. As the skipper who will take us out on his boat will loose his daily catch of fish he is living of, we will also have to refund his concession.

A very important part in our budget is to make sure every crew member is healthy and safe during the shoot. Therefore, we are working with a lifeguard and the coast guard and provide other necessary safety measurements.

As Pyskador is a very expressive story with little to no dialogue, we are extremely excited to work together with two professional actors which fit the roles perfectly. This will be the biggest and most important part of our budget.