Paint Dry is a British no-budget comedy independent feature film about the day in the life of two best friends; Charlie is planning to ask his girlfriend to move in together, which makes Dylan wonder why he is still single and together they analyse his past relationships.
Our campaign is to raise funds to submit Paint Dry to more prominent film festivals and acquire film distribution. The film is complete, and we have already been selected by a small number of film festivals which are familiar with our work but to build on the success we have achieved so far, please see below for our awards and honours:
After receiving a plethora of entries for this year's event, we are delighted to announce that the project 'Paint Dry' by Sezar Alkassab has been nominated along with other finalists for an award in the 'Experimental' Category at this year's Wales International Film Festival which will be held at the iconic Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea on the weekend 08-10 September. We look forward to welcoming Sezar and the production team to Wales for the official screening and wish them the very best in competition for the Awards Ceremony that will be held on Friday night." Samira Mohamed Ali, Festival Director, Wales International Film Festival
"We are incredibly honored and excited to have Sezar Alkassab returning to the Festival to share his comedy and art. He is a talented and exciting artist to program." Breven Angaelica Warren, Founder/Director, Colombia Gorge International Film Festival
Award of Recognition (2017) The IndieFEST Film Competition
Award of Recognition (2017) Accolade Global Film Competition
Audience Award Winner (2017) Intendence Film Festival
Juried Award Winner (2017) Intendence Film Festival
2017 Intendence Film Festival (USA)
2017 Action On Film Film Festival (USA)
2017 Wirral International Film Festival (UK)
2017 Wales International Film Festival (UK)
2017 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (USA)
2018 Colortape International Film Festival (AUS)
Use of funds
55% of the funds received will be spent on PR and marketing, to promote the film and achieve a wider reach of audience, by being featured in more prominent film publications. 30% will go towards film festivals submissions and 15% will go towards arranging film screenings.
Funds at 70%
To ensure we will achieve our goals, we have Rebekah Louisa Smith, Film Festival and Distribution Consultant, on our team. Rebekah’s company is a consultancy and management service which offers a range of bespoke services to international film makers, to help them to achieve successful global distribution. Currently, her company has won over 200 awards for their clients and her team have supported over 485 creatives across the world enlightening and inspiring their journey towards success. With her knowledge and experience, we will spend the funds wisely and choose the festivals where our film will best be suited.
Hurdles & Hopes
We hope to be selected by more film festivals to be able to showcase our work around the work and hopefully acquire film distribution to reach a wider audience. Our main hurdle is financing, with the film production being self-financed by the director Sezar Alkassab. Many cast and crew members volunteered to keep the budget low to complete the film, but now we are at a stage where we need to spend on festival submissions, marketing materials, and PR. We are confident with this campaign, we can achieve our goals.