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Dragged Up Dirty

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dragged up dirty A m odern, gritty and dramatic feature fi lm A brief synopsis When her baby sister dies suddenly, Melanie’s mother Lisa enters rehab and her brothers are taken into care. Uncle Chris kindly offers Mel a home. But Aunt Maria’s growing hostility towards her niece erupts into violence. Dejected and hurt, Mel runs away. With nowhere else to turn she is lured into a world of vice by the mesmeric Kizzy. Disillusioned, Mel runs again - only to fall into even greater danger. Meanwhile, Chris, Maria and Lisa confront a family secret that will change their lives forever.

But is it all too late for Melanie?…

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WRITER/PRODUCER ‘In moving on to a feature film project, it is my aim to open filmmaking up to all those who have the passion and talent to make a contribution to film drama with a social conscience’

Donna is a professional actress, drama teacher, film maker and writer who is currently the Director of DT Films. Her love for film and theatre goes back to her childhood and her early ambitions were realised when she was selected for Mountview Theatre School. Later she became a member of the renowned Chicken Shed Theatre where she spent many years training in their practice of inclusive theatre. She has worked in all areas of theatre, including production, outreach projects and BTEC National, as well as performing in key roles on stage. Donna was also involved in the creation of a registered charity theatre company, ‘Acting Up’ where she was a director of children’s theatre. Since forming DT Films, Donna has written, directed and produced many short films, including TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT with over seven million views to date.

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DIRECTOR ‘Above all I want this film to be ‘true’… From the casting to the cinematography, I want this film to have gritted determination - it should jump off the screen and touch us, leaving images and moments to linger in our memories’

Sacha’s screen industry experience both in front and behind the camera has culminated in such notable directorial successes as Tuesday, Bonded by Blood, Outside Bet and Get Lucky HARRY F. RUSHTON MKBS

CO-PRODUCER Harry has over 32 years experience in the British Film industry. As a director of Big H Productions Ltd., he has produced over a dozen shorts as well the feature film Free Spirits. He has also acted as Film Consultant on the features Cleanskin & Puritan. For 17 years, Harry was an executive at Bucks Motion Picture Laboratories Ltd., utilising his vast knowledge of film post-production on numerous films, including the recent hit Tell No One (starring Kristen Scott Thomas).

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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY After graduating from the National Film School, Sue became a Director of Photography, launching her career in TV commercials. Working in A, New York, Paris, London, South Africa and Russia, Sue received recognition from the British Television Awards, the Designers & Art Directors Association and the Cannes Festival. Her first feature Hear My Song (1989), directed by Peter Chelsom was quickly followed by Dennis Potter’s Secret Friends (1990), which won her the Evening Standard Film Award (1992). Since then she has photographed several more features including Mrs Dalloway, Resident Evil and Alien vs Predator. Her TV credits include Among Women, The Forsyte Saga and various Agatha Christie adaptations. She also set the style for the successful BBC series Spooks for Kudos Films. In 1992 The British Society of Cinematographers made her its first woman member. She is an active Board member of the BSC and was President from 2008 to 2010

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Our Kickstarter Pitch Your opportunity to be involved in a dramatic new feature film

As you will see in the following pages Dragged Up Dirty is fast approaching that wonderful moment in any film maker’s career when all those countless months of hard work and planning finally culminates with a group of actors standing, sitting and occasionally running in front of a camera. With this Kickstarter project we hope to raise £5,000 in order to shoot a short, high quality trailer for the film and secure the financial backing needed to produce the hard-hitting drama concealed within our screenplay. But don’t just take our word for it! Click on the link below for a personal message from the project’s instigator and writer, Donna Taylor: (link to Donna’s message)

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Supporters Benefits PLATINUM: £500 Credit as an ‘Executive Producer’ on the finished film A minor role in the feature VIP ‘Access All Areas’ pass to visit the film sets Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) profile Signed copies of the finished feature film & trailer on DVD Invitation (plus one) to film premiere and after-party Platinum Dragged Up Dirty supporters’ certificate (signed) Copy of film script signed by Donna T aylor and Sacha Bennett GOLD: £200 Credit as an ‘Executive Producer’ on the trailer A minor non-speaking role as an extra in the feature film VIP ‘Access All Areas’ pass to visit the film sets Copies of the finished feature film & trailer on DVD Invitation (plus one) to film premiere Gold Dragged Up Dirty supporters’ certificate (signed) Signed photographs of cast & crew SILVER: £100 2 cinema tickets to watch the feature film at cinema of your choice Copies of the finished feature film & trailer on DVD Bronze Dragged Up Dirty supporters’ certificate (signed) BRONZE: £50 Supporters will receive a letter of thanks and a DVD copy of the feature film

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dragged up dirty CONTACT

For further information visit:

DONNA TAYLOR: m: 07958 665857

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