It’s way too early for Christmas (is it??!!) but this is a short post about a poster I did for a little indie film, ‘Home for Christmas’ a few years ago that has now been bought up by Amazon Prime and trending as I speak…
The film – a Christmas romcom- was made by Jump Start films based in Brighton on a very tight budget. Much of the work was volunteered and it was made often using local actors in Brighton itself – my flat even starred as a location at a couple of points.
Any money was crowd funded through donations, events and raffles:
There was a premiere at the famous historic Brighton cinema – The Duke of Yorks – one of the oldest working cinemas in the UK. The cinema plays an important part in the storyline and I happened to have a few shifts tearing tickets there at the time alongside the Director, DoP, and Sound. It was fun to be involved in the making of a feature film and see behind the curtain of what it takes to pull something like this off.
The illustration for the poster was hand drawn in black ink and shows some characters from the film and elements from the cinema, almost a character in itself. Colour was added digitally at a later date.
It’s taken a few years for this little film to get to this point and I’ll look forward to seeing where it goes next.