Welcome to the Backlot blog – I’ll introduce myself first so you know a little about me before reading on.
I’m Ross Brown, an aspiring freelance filmmaker based in London, as of last year (2016, it’s now 2017 as i’m writing) and i’m attending Ravensbourne studying BA Digital Film Production. I’m originally from the south of England, from a fairly large town called Poole in Dorset.
I’m not going to lie – Moving to London was scary. Not only was I moving away from the town that i’d known for, well, 19 years of my life, I was moving away from the only town I truly knew, alongside moving out of my parent’s place and living on my own. It’s been a trial by fire, so to speak.
Things I’ve discovered:
I’ve also, as of the 26th of January, learnt that Crowdfunding really does work. We were trying to raise £500 to fund a short horror movie that we were making outside uni, and we were doing this over approximately 12 days, which, by all accounts, is a very short time to attempt to crowdfund anything, let alone a film. We managed to raise £200 in 11 days, and with less than 24 hours ago, an anonymous contributor gave us £300 with the message “Don’t Waste It”.
Don’t Waste It.
Thank you. Thank you for giving us this chance, anonymous contributor. We won’t let you down.
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Ross is a young aspiring filmmaker based in London, and has worked for clients such as Google, McFly, and many more!