Project Spotlight #3 – The Fitzroy

Posted by Chrissey Harrison - 18th December 2012

The Fitzroy Team

James Heath, Andrew Harmer and Liam Garvo.
Photo: The Fitzroy, Press Pack.

In the third of our crowdfunding project spotlights, we’d like to introduce fellow Bristolian film makers Liam Garvo, James Heath (producers) and Andrew Harmer (director), creators of The Fitzroy.

This feature length black comedy is a highly ambitious project and hugely inspiring. The team radiate confidence and already have many blocks in place to make the film a reality; concept art, locations, script and so on. The Kickstarter campaign is designed to finance the shoot itself.

The Fitzroy (synopsis)

“Set in an alternative post-apocalyptic 1950’s, The Fitzroy hotel, a derelict submarine beached just off Margate, is the last place for a traditional summer holiday.

Bernard, the hotel’s bellboy, cook, maintenance man and general dogsbody faces a constant battle to keep the decaying hotel airtight and afloat.

But when he falls in love with Sonya, a murderous guest, he is thrown into a world of lies, backstabbing and chaos. As Bernard struggles to hide her murders from the other guests and suspicious authorities, the hotel literally begins to sink around him.

As his world implodes, Bernard must choose between the woman he thinks he loves and the hotel submarine that is keeping them all alive.”
(The Fitzroy, Press Pack)

The Fitzroy will be shot on a real disused submarine; The Black Widow, and the team have put together some stunning concept art and Kickstarter rewards. We thoroughly recommend you check out their very classy video (below) and their project page.

With four days left to raise a final £8,000 towards their £60,000 target, we’ve got out fingers crossed for them!

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