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24/02/2006

Your chance to become a Film Producer - and break some world records!

Two enterprising students are using the Internet to offer people worldwide the chance to be part of an ambitious enterprise to make a million dollar feature-length film - and also gain a world record.
Andrew Cargill and Tony Lane, who are studying at the International Film School Wales (IFSW), plan to enlist the help of hundreds of thousands of people, all of whom will be given a credit as Executive Producer on the finished film which they hope to have premiered in the West End.
"We've come up with a novel way of making a million dollar movie that will involve thousands of people all of whom will make up the longest list of credits on a film," said Lane, the writer and director of the film which has the working title of 'Waking Dreams'.
"Like students everywhere, Andrew and I have dreamed of making a 90 minute film, but as it costs at least a million dollars there's no way we could raise that kind of money. Which is why we came up with the idea for what we're calling the Million Dollar Movie Project.
"Quite simply, via the internet, we invite people all over the world to help fund the film in return for a screen credit as an executive producer. For as little as £3, anyone anywhere could see their name up on the screen - and hopefully, as an added bonus, we'll break a world record for the longest screen credits. At the same time, they will have contributed towards the making of a film which we hope to show in festivals all over the world.
"Hopefully, this project will help open up the world of feature film making, which is why we've come up with the slogan 'The future of film funding starts here!' "
The film, which will be shot in London and Brecon, is about a hard-headed businessman who undergoes a life-changing experience which brings him home to his family in Wales. The crew will comprise students from IFSW, who will also be shooting a documentary charting the making of the film.
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