Manchester’s film push


Some years ago South African filmmaker Tim Greene invited 1000 investors to each contribute R1000 to the budget of his debut feature “A Boy Called Twist’, thereby raising some of the finance. Now the Manchester Evening News reports that a group of filmmakers in Manchester, England is attempting to raise $1.8m from local investors to produce a commercial horror movie called “Splintered’.

The group, named “Not a Number’ is reportedly wanting to turn Manchester into a mini-Hollywood. Investors who contribute $100000 to the “Splintered’ budget will be invited to appear in the film as extras.

“Not a Number’ is hoping to raise $1.8m this way and specifically chose the horror genre for its first production as it is suited to lower budgets, popular with audiences and considered a good box office proposition.


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