Published on March 15th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett
Sophie Aldred in Crowdsourced Movie
The Search for Simon is the first feature film directed and co-written by award-winning filmmaker Martin Gooch. It tells the tale of a man who is convinced that his brother was abducted by aliens and has spent his whole life searching for him. Gooch describes the film as:
Think Shaun of the Dead rubbing up against The X-Files, with a little Blair Witch Project, and UFOs thrown in for good measure.
The film stars Tom Price (Torchwood), Carol Cleveland (Monty Python), Sophie Aldred (Ace, Doctor Who) and Simon Jones (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) and even contains an appearance from Ian Livingstone, the man behind the popular fantasy book series Deathtrap Dungeon!
But the film still needs completing, lots of footage has been shot but the production team needs an extra bit in order to complete the movie in time for May. Gooch explained the time limit:
Our intention is to have the film finished in time to have the world premiere at SCI-FI-LONDON on Friday 3 May 2013 at the British Film Institute. To make that happen, we need to raise some extra funds to finish the film, which we are doing through crowdfunding service IndieGoGo. “Indiegogo will be essential in raising money to finalise shooting and post production of The Search For Simon”, said Martin. “We’ve already shot loads of material and anyone that loves science fiction should back the campaign now and help us find Simon!
This is a chance for you to dip your toes in the filmmaking world and to help out Sophie Aldred as well so that many more people can see what a great actress she is! Head to Indiegogo to find out more.