Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Golden Temple

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I wrote on this blog not so long ago about Iron Sky, a crowd-funded modern-day B-movie about Nazis hiding on the dark side of the moon. Today I'd like to return to the subject of crowd-funded films, but on a more serious note.

The Olympics are being marked in various ways in terms of culture. We have the re-release of Chariots of Fire on July 13th, Fast Girls currently playing in cinemas, and the efforts of Riding Lights Theatre Company with their latest show, Monsieur de Coubertin’s Magnificient Opymlic Feat!. But in the midst of all this patriotic fervour (which isn't entirely a bad thing), there's a documentary called The Golden Temple which is exploring the impact of regeneration on London as a result of the games. Check out the trailer:


The film is helmed by first-time Italian director Enrico Masi with the backing of a company called Aplysia, and looks like an intelligent and intriguing documentary which deserves to see the light of day. The thing is, they still need a lot of euros to complete post-production and ensure the film gets at least some distribution.

If you like what you've read so far, I urge you to do some or all of the following:
  • Read the film's mission statement here
  • Visit the film's website here
  • Check out Alpysia's blog which talks about the film and the vaues behind it here (it's in Italian but the blog has a translate function on it
  • Donate some money to the film to get it distributed. Anyone who donates 15 euros (about £12) will receive a DVD copy of the film when they've reached their target.You can donate via the first link in this list
  • Share their work on Facebook by joining Aplysia's page here.
I'll be keeping tabs on  the production and will post any updates as and when they come to light.

Daniel

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