Alexandra Boyd [www.alexandraboyd.co.uk ] is about to direct her debut feature.
WIDOW’S WALK is that film.
Alexandra has been a successful actress in theatre, TV and film for over 30 years. She founded a theatre company in London after drama school but soon moved to the US. All roads eventually led to ten years in Los Angeles after a nice supporting role in the Richard Dreyfuss film MR HOLLAND’S OPUS. In Hollywood, she made a living doing TV commercials and radio ads and appearing in films like James Cameron’s Titanic and From Paris With Love with John Travolta. She is also, most notably, the voice of Governor Elaine Marley in the Lucas Arts cult Game THE TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND.
Returning to her native London in 2006, Alexandra tread the cobbles of the ITV soap – CORONATION STREET – but not long after, was asked to direct a short film. She expanded the short into a feature script called THE WILDERNESS. An epic, World War One boxing drama about two boys whose dreams of Olympic gold are shattered by the outbreak of the Great War.
[Boxer on the Wilderness: https://vimeo.com/88017642 ]
That script led to a meeting in Cannes with a wise executive producer who said “They aren’t going to give you £10 million for your first film. Make something smaller first.”
Three years and eleven drafts later, Alexandra has written a low budget horror/ghost story set in her native Suffolk in England. WIDOW’S WALK is set to go into production in early 2017. The film is a supernatural thriller set on the edge of the North Sea. It is about a widow who takes her young son to a remote Suffolk beach house to grieve after her husband has been killed in Afghanistan. Strange things begin to appear in the house, an old lady who lives next door mistakes her for the woman who lived there many years ago and a handsome man visits with his dog who’s presence reminds her too much of her dead husband. It soon is revealed that there is someone else in the house grieving her loss from another war…
So how can you get involved?
Alexandra and her team of filmmakers have a KICKSTARTER [http://bit.ly/WW_KS] on the go to fund the dramatic and climactic underwater action sequence at the end of the film. And they are inviting you to join their filmmaking journey. There’s some wonderful perks like signed scripts and postcards or a unique on-set polaroid. You can visit the set and be an extra for a day, a crew hoodie can be yours or Alexandra will record you a personal message as Elaine Marley.
Click here to read more about the film and to pledge.
If you’re a bit braver and would like to INVEST in the film and share in the profits when it sells we are selling shares for as little as £10,000 ($13,000)
WATCH THIS LINK and request an investor pack.
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