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I've been following the FXhome forum from the sidelines for some time now and as I'm in the process of making my own short film at the moment, I'd like to share the process and progress with some fellow filmmakers as yourselves. As this is my first post, why not try and make it a good one
June, 1944. To ensure an Allied victory following the Normandy invasion, a small group of Belgian commandos, in service of the British army, is sent out on a mission to disrupt all German communications between the beaches and the rest of occupied France. Things start to go terribly wrong as the commandos stumble upon a saddistic German officer and his troops in a remote countryside village. When the German commander is not only about to lose his grip on the town's occupation, but even on his own men, things are about to go downhill very fast...
I've been wanting to do a short or feature set during the 2nd world war for a long, long time. That particular period of modern history has always fascinated and intriged me. Why? I don't know... The events, the strategies, the different sides of the war... It often was a time when true heroes fought for our future and while that period should never have to repeat itself, we should never forget about it either.
Although I originally had the intention to make an 'historical' film, I abandoned the idea early 2010, during yet another rewrite... I sadly came to the conclusion I would never have the resources and cold hard cash to pull it all off and do it all the justice it would deserve.
In stead, I've turned it around into a mix between fact and fiction. As the setting will be historically correct - being the costumes, vehicles and props - the events and characters will be completely fictional. Which gives me more freedom to turn it into a 'good old' action movie, set during the war, with a few not-your-every-day characters and a twist.
Not comparing myself with Tarantino (not by a long shot ), but I'd like to tackle this thing in an 'Inglourious Basterds' kind of fashion.
I'd like to make good use of this thread by posting the most significant updates during the (pre/post)production process and by documenting how this thing turns out. Ofcourse, you can always visit the website of the project if you wish to stay right on top of things:
Finally, I'd also like to take the opportunity to try and generate some interest to help me find some additional funding for this project. I've started a funding campaign on Indie-go-go and would really appreciate it if (some of) you would be willing to help me raise the rest of the budget.
Either by donating yourself, or spreading the word around on the internet, amongst your friends, colleagues,... anywhere, basically.
Thank you all for reading and I hope to be back soon, with some updates!