Britain's first crowd-funded LGBT film
A unique and daring new film project by Portobello Road Films, ‘The Only Colour is Black’ is appealing for backers on Kickstarter and has already attracted the backing of the seasoned musical duo Right Said Fred. The film which will be shot at various locations around London will focus on the life of a married, thirty-something police Inspector named Syd and his growing infatuation with a young black man.
The feature-length drama will explore and challenge misconceptions about race, sexuality and class; and will highlight the real life challenges many of us endure when faced with the realisation that the life we are living may not be the one we really wanted. A heart-warming drama which will be sure to have you re-evaluating the police who only years ago in London, were described as ‘institutionally racist’.
While the film is based around a gay character it is very much a story which will strike a chord with us all regardless of sexual orientation or status. We have all had to balance our desires and wants against what others think while considering our responsibilities to family, friends and society.
Talking about his thinking behind the emotive theme of the film, the writer and director Jamie Fulford said "The Only Colour Is Black is for anyone who has ever had the courage to question who they really are, it is for anyone who is prepared to work but resist money and mortgages, who is not afraid to challenge authority, who is prepared to reconsider the marriage or job they have and who is brave enough to find genuine happiness."
Rob McDowall, the Director of the LGBT Network supports the project 'LGBT people the world-wide are faced with a stark choice, to come out to those around us or to continue in a life which society deems the 'norm'. We are all different and live different lives and I am exceptionally happy to hear of a project which will deliver an inspirational feature length film, Britain's first crowd-funded LGBT film. Any project which tastefully depicts the challenges LGBT citizens face gets my backing!'
The project requires £80,000 and those wishing to back it can do so online at http://kck.st/1mXdFTp
More information about the project is available online at http://www.portobelloroadfilms.co.uk or by emailing [email protected]
Any media queries should be directed to the writer/director Jamie Fulford at [email protected] or by telephone on 07784197265.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of LGBT Network, on Wednesday 30 April, 2014. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/
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