Last Rites: Mockumentary Madness!

Last Rites: Mockumentary Madness!
Hi everyone! I hope you are all well? I'm a SHU Performance graduate from 2019 and I wanted to show you a project that I’m acting in called ‘Last Rites’. Lockdown has been a difficult time for artists, and we’ve all been doing our best to get involved in as many projects as possible. I was fortunate enough to have been accepted onto the National Youth Film Academy's 'Set Ready' Course to begin shooting a short film in August 2020 called 'Last Rites'. Last Rites is a satirical, light-hearted mockumentary in which we explore the world of Sarah and her ragtag friends, watching them dispose of dead bodies isn’t what Simon was expecting when he agreed to film them for the show: ‘Women in unconventional roles’. But one crime queen, two corrupt cops and 3 badass assassins later he’s finding himself IN a lot deeper than he thought he’d be. Will he save Sarah and himself from the morality of their actions, or is this one mess that can’t be cleaned?

Inspired by fantastic mockumentaries such as What We Do In The Shadows and This Is Spinal Tap, Last Rites balances dark themes with humour and ridiculousness in an exploration of how far people in desperate situations are willing to go. For the past two months, my group and I have been crowdfunding for this project, we raised well over our budget of £9000, and reached just over £11000. This means not only do we have the full budget for the movie, but we also have the money to take the film to more festivals across the UK in 2020, and 2021. In being a part of an NYFA Course, this movie will also be going to the Raindance Festival, as well as being premiered at the Odeon in Greenwich. This film is also supported by Procam, whose cameras we will be using during filming in August. Thank You for taking the time to read this, I will leave links below to the crowdfunder and the films IMDB Page for you to view.
Last Rites
Last Rites is a short comedy following documentarian Simon Oiseau. You've heard of John Wick, now meet the people who clean up after him.
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