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BECOME PART OF THIS NEXT EXTRAORDINARY CHAPTER AT

HOUSE & GARDENS

SHORT FILM

THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON

LIVE ACTION FANTASY FILM
SET INSIDE THE ROOMS OF
OUR EXTRAORDINARY HOME

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EVER WANTED YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS OF A MOVIE?

We are looking for 50 people to be Gold Star backers to support the hire, filming
& post-production work on our live action short film. Like all things at the house & gardens we want to make this movie the best that it can be, so need your help to increase the budget enough to shortcut compromise and make the film we want!

 

SUPPORT THE FILM WITH A ONE-OFF DONATION TODAY!

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Each of the fifty backers will receive a personalised package that includes the following great rewards:

o Your name displayed in the credits of the film as a supporter of the project

o A numbered certificate personally signed by film maker Scott Godding and writer, John Tarrow

o Invitation to a private screening party of the completed film (with virtual options for those unable to attend in person)

o Gift voucher worth £15 to spend on anything Talliston related including shop items, experiences and the bookshop

Golden Star

         THE GOLD STAR 
        FILM FIFTY PACKAGE

DONATE NOW!

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TALLISTON IS ALL ABOUT ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE... 
THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP IN MAKING SOME NEW MAGIC!

MORE ABOUT WHY WE ARE ASKING FOR DONATIONS

Funding FAQs about The Stranger's Guide To Talliston short film

 

WHY DO YOU NEED EXTRA FUNDING?

Budgets were assigned to create a short film showcasing both the house's thirteen extraordinary rooms and the opening scenes of the novel. Auditions were held for the lead role. A director was found. The script was written and production began. Unfortunately our 11-year-old star’s child license could not exceed sx hours filming on any given day – and our shooting schedule doubled. This meant all our costs doubled too including director, cameraman and crew – and we had a choice: to curtail the project or ask for support.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MY DONATION?

The traditional routes of filmmaking come with natural limitations. Third-party financing always requires investors, something that is simply not possible with online short films, which we want to distribute to as many people as possible. The Film Fifty will not only provide us the ability to make this film as true to our vision as possible, but also allow backers to get involved in the process.

THE WRITER

John Tarrow is creative director at Talliston House & Gardens and author of four novels. He was born in London and spent his childhood with a Smith-Corona Calypso typewriter and a wild imagination, both of which he still owns. His fascination with folk and faerie tales has taken him around the world, gathering threads of story and legend to weave into his own mythologies. As creative lead at Talliston, he went on a 25-year journey to transform the UK’s most ordinary house into “Britain’s Most Extraordinary Home” (The Times).

THE FILM MAKER

Scott Godding is an photographer and director currently based out of Birmingham & Norwich. He is fascinated with documenting the most ordinary, extraordinary people. His work has been utilised by organisations such as Unite the union, the V&A and many actors and models.

Scott is compelled by story. He's passionate about depicting people and due to working for many companies has a great deal of experience shooting product's and corporate media too. Regardless of still or motion picture – story is always at the heart of what he does.
Scott has worked with: PRM, Unite the Union, V&A, Kitchencraft, London Pottery Company, KitchenAid, Maxwell & Williams, Artesa, BUILT New York, Le Cafetiere.

WHEN IS FILMING & RELEASE?

The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston has an end July/start August 2023 shooting schedule and an expected autumn 2023 release.

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