Can you help make this Norwich director's film come to life?

PUBLISHED: 16:26 26 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:34 26 August 2016

Storyboards for the opening sequence of The Titan's Eagle. Photo: Matthew Stogdon

Storyboards for the opening sequence of The Titan's Eagle. Photo: Matthew Stogdon


An Independent filmmaker from Norwich is asking the public for help in bringing his latest short film, about a 17th century alchemist who gets caught in a time loop, to life.

The Titan's Eagle. Photo: Matthew StogdonThe Titan's Eagle. Photo: Matthew Stogdon

Norwich-based director, Matthew Stogdon believes his latest short film, The Titan’s Eagle, will be a big success, but he needs help from the public in order to turn his vision into a reality.

The 32-year-old, who works as part of Cheesemint Productions, has created a Kickstarter campaign to help crowd fund the project, where he hopes to raise a total of £2,500 in order to pay for costumes, props and locations.

“Despite making films for seven years, this is the first time I’ve opted to crowd fund a solo project. As an independent director I absolutely hate asking for financial help, but appreciate that it is absolutely necessary to bring certain projects to life. To date I have funded everything myself and relied on the kindness and patience of actors to get things shot, but as this is a period film, all the costumes need to be made and several props and locations need to be sourced and hired. To put it bluntly this is an expensive endeavour, but with the help of some incredibly talented people I am more than confident that the finished film will be extremely impressive and so very, very worth it,” Mr Stogdon said.

Christopher Neal is set to star in The Titan's Eagle. Photo: submittedChristopher Neal is set to star in The Titan's Eagle. Photo: submitted

The short film, which has been described as an “un-comedic Shakespearean version of Groundhog Day”, is set to have Tom Martin as its Director of Photography and will feature the acting talents of Christopher Neal, Ben Allen, Moira Hickson, and Stuart Ashen.

Stogdon’s previous credits include a feature film called Sariel (2015) which was set predominantly in Norwich and dealt with the concepts of beliefs, human arrogance, and stubbornness.

The Kickstarter campaign will run until 9pm on Friday, September 30 and those who wish to pledge money to the film will receive various rewards for doing so, including having their name listed in a special Thank You section in the film’s credits, being sent a unique hand-written letter from the director and the chance to have their name said aloud in the film.

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