THE LAST: The Barber Brothers’ Campaign is On Point With Social Media

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Now, Film Sprites PR is not handling publicity or digital marketing for the Barber Brothers’ crowdfunding campaign for their film The Last, but it’s been a pleasure seeing their Tweets pop up in my feed because they are so on point with social media for their campaign. When I see filmmakers that truly understand how to harness social media for their films, you bet I’m going to shout it from the rooftops. What makes me so gleeful about the campaign’s social media and crowdfunding page? I’m going to break it down for you:

1. They bring value: when you contribute to any campaign there’s always perks involved, from the tangible (like t-shirts, scripts, etc) through to the experiential (a day on set, a Skype call with the director etc). But the campaign for The Last doubles the value with a free autographed poster for every 20th supporter. Talk about doubling the good karma!

2. They don’t have to ‘beg’ for contributions or sharing of the campaign: a while back I wrote a post that talked about the fact that Spam is a meat product, not a social media tactic for your crowdfunding campaign. The Barber Brothers know their worth. They know that the film they are creating will resonate with the right people. They don’t have to ‘beg’ for contributions or for people to share the campaign. There are far too many people out there who will spam every single follower on their feed with the same link, desperately hoping for a retweet and/or contribution. Instead, the Barber Brothers entice you to the campaign with engaging, exciting content: professional graphics showcasing the perks, punchy tweets and film teasers.

3. Their passion for their work shows through: authenticity is key when it comes to any endeavour, and the GoFundMe page for The Last is crackling with the passion the Barber Brothers have for filmmaking. From the clever and energetic copy written for each reward level, through to information about themselves as filmmakers, it’s genuinely dynamic.

Enough of my chatter though- you can support the campaign HERE

 

Greek Myths Come Alive on London’s Northern Line in The Northern Line Series

You’ll find them along London’s Northern Line: Aphrodite’s temple in Shoreditch, Athena’s temple attached to the British Library, Ares’ temple in Trafalgar Square…welcome to the world of The Northern Line Series, created by Jessica Burn and produced by Fall of the House Productions. Film Sprites PR is thrilled to be assisting publicity and digital marketing of The Northern Line Series in preparation for the crowdfunding campaign for the fourth short film in the series, Medusa’s Kitchen.

The Northern Line Series is a retelling of Greek myths, set around locations on London’s Northern Line.

Let us acquaint you with the first three short films in the series, all available to view on YouTube. Enter the world of The Northern Line Series, but beware: be very careful what you say about the Gods. Remember they are always listening and are very sensitive to insult or hubris…

A Gift From Aphrodite

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The hapless Pygmalion is hot property thanks to his novels. Despite Aphrodite’s best efforts, the lovelorn Pygmalion only has eyes for his fictional creation, Galatea. What’s a goddess to do? This is the story of what happens when Aphrodite decides to help Pygmalion find love by thinking far, far outside the box.

The Guardian of Thebes

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Thebes is a particularly nasty run down neighbourhood in London located between Kings Cross and Caledonia road. A ruthless gangster named Laius controls the area and is determined to build himself a nefarious kingdom which he can rule unrivaled and eventually seize complete control of the underground criminal networks of the city.
But Thebes has another dangerous inhabitant who, in her way, provides a certain protection for the lost souls of London, an inhabitant who even Laius is wary of. She is waiting for a man whose arrival has been prophesied…a man who will destroy Laius and finally clean up the streets of Thebes. Until then…Let me ask you a question…

Into The Labyrinth

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A rare look at the inner workings of the famous Labyrinth of Borough Market and how one day even the gods might want to see an end to the annual slaughter.

But the short films are just the beginning…visit the website and acquaint yourself with the Gods of the Northern Line as Hermes, the God of communication and technology attempts to bring the Gods into the 21st century by filming them. This has mixed results, as you will see!

Enter the world of The Northern Line Series on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

Watch With the Lights Off: Oliver Park Brings you Horror Shorts VICIOUS and STILL

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Film Sprites PR is thrilled to be working again with the multi-talented Oliver Park, actor writer and director. We have had the great privilege of working with Oliver since 2015 and since then he has written and directed the terrifying VICIOUS (which is now free to view on YouTube) and is now in post-production with the short horror follow up STILL.

Vicious has won eight awards internationally, including Gold Award for Best International Film at Toronto After Dark and Platinum Award at the LA Horror Competition. It was nominated for a further seven awards, including Melis d’Argent at Molins in Spain.

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VICIOUS centres around Lydia, whose sister Katie died in mysterious circumstances. When she returns home late one night to find her front door unlocked, a series of strange occurrences suggest she isn’t alone…

The first teaser trailer for STILL will be available online in the coming weeks, so make sure you keep up with all the news at the STILL Facebook page and via Twitter.

Emotions Are Secondary to Output in British Sci-Fi Short “E.M.U”

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Film Sprites PR is proud to be providing publicity and digital marketing services for British short film E.M.U (Emotional Motor Unit). E.M.U is directed by Adam Nelson, writer/director of award-winning feature film Little Pieces and written by Xènia Puiggrós.

E.M.U is the story of “Writer” (played by Graham Cawte), a lonely man in an alternate present day where emotions are secondary to output. Through his interactions with an Emotional Motor Unit (played by Francesca Burgoyne) he learns what it means to be human. “In essence, this is a story about human emotion. The romantic drama and the
sci-fi setting are just variables, I think that the inherent theme is how we relate
to others and why relationships and human contact are so important”, says writer Xènia Puiggrós.

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E.M.U also features two cast members from Apple Park Films’ previous production, Little Pieces; Graham Cawte (playing the role of “Writer”) and Finnian Nainby-Luxmoore (playing the role of “Agent”).

E.M.U is currently in post-production and set for the film festival circuit.