Help! I’m Trapped In A Movie

What is it? Help! I’m Trapped In A Movie is an in-progress British film that’s looking for your Kickstarter support. Check it out and if you like it, visit their Kickstarter page to see what you can get and how you can help.

The movie follows Tom, a man who wakes up in his dream of one day being the star of a hollywood movie, but turns out to be a real nightmare. Tom, along with fictional best friend (who he’s never met before) Russell, must figure out how to live out Tom’s movie in order to release him. After winning his trust, Russell takes Tom to a library to find a Filmmaking For Dumb-Dumbs book to figure out how to end Tom’s nightmare. After a chance encounter with Laura the Lovely Librarian, Russell realizes Tom is in a romantic comedy. The mission then becomes to use the Filmmaking for Dumb-Dumbs book to guide Tom to completing his rom-com mission with Laura in order to end the movie and release Tom.

So what’s all this about Kickstarter? The filmmakers say…

We have a hilarious script, a talented cast, a tenacious production team, all we need is the money to film it. The Kickstarter campaign is being used to raise funds to make this film. We chose Kickstarter because of their Do or Die scheme (i.e. if we don’t reach our target, we don’t get one penny of the money we’ve raised). We think this shows people how serious we are about making this film, but also reinforces the fact that we couldn’t make the film off our funds (as struggling creatives in London). We’ve tried to keep the campaign as unique and unpredictable as possible, rather than just wailing on twitter for money every day.

Anglonerd asked the cast and crew to talk a little about their favorite British film and television…

Riley Madincea (writer/director/star)

What’s your favorite British TV show?
The Thick of It. Unrelentingly funny.
What British film most inspires you?
Shaun Of The Dead. Reminds me that Britain can still make some of the best comedies out there.
What British film do you recommend to Americans just starting to get interested in British media?
Notting Hill. If you don’t fall in love with Hugh Grant and London after this film, then you’re crazy.
Shaun of the Dead, a personal favorite of Jaime Pond, too!

Shaun of the Dead, a personal favorite of Jaime Pond, too!

Matt Day (producer)

What’s your favorite British TV show?
Fools & Horses–a classic for a reason.
What British TV show do you find inspiring?
Fawlty Towers
What British show do you recommend to Americans just starting to get interested in British media?
Sherlock, because…come on.
Fawlty Towers. Nothing's funnier!

Fawlty Towers. Nothing’s funnier!

Emily Tucker (actress, playing Laura the Lovely Librarian)

What’s your favorite British TV show?
Peep Show. Used to watch it when I was home sick from school. Always made me feel better.
What British film most inspires you?
Albatross. Performances, writing, Felicity Jones = swoon!
What British show do you recommend to Americans just starting to get interested in British media?
Sherlock
Mitchell and Webb in Peep Show

Mitchell and Webb in Peep Show

Chris Huntly-Turner (actor, playing Russell)

What’s your favorite British TV show?
Teachers. How could you say no to a pre-Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln?
What British film most inspires you?
Bridge On The River Kwai. Old school beaut.
What British show do you recommend to Americans just starting to get interested in British media?
Dick & Dom in Da Bungalow. Hey, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
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Teachers

Vanessa Bailey (actress, playing Nancy)

What’s your favorite British film?
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, probably just because I’m old.
What British film most inspires you?
About Time. Hopefully the first of the new generation of British RomCom.
What British film do you recommend to Americans just starting to get interested in British media?
The Full Monty. That way, even if you don’t like the film, there’s something to keep watching for!
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Mica Foster (executive producer)

What’s your favorite British film?
Snatch, almost exclusively because Brick Top is the most quotable gangster of all time.
What British show most inspires you?
Green Wing. That ending! In the British tradition of somber endings to silly comedies. (See also: Blackadder)
What British show do you recommend to Americans just starting to get interested in British media?
The Inbetweeners. Best comedy the UK has produced in a long time, largely because the characters are so relatable.
Green Wing, a personal favorite of Jaime Pond, too!

Green Wing, a personal favorite of Jaime Pond, too!

 

Help these guys out on Kickstarter–quick!

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