Save The Date – could you help this indie lez/bi film become a reality?

"It’s indie filmmakers – not Hollywood – who bring us the best LGBTQ+ stories"


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THE DATE.

 

Being 30 and having lived through the death of Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I really thought lesbian representation would have improved by now – but I was wrong. 

 

Some might say I’m just another lesbian complaining about the lack of lesbian representation in the media, but frankly? I’m just tired of stories I can’t relate to and that's why I’ve teamed up with some amazing filmmakers to make positive lesbian representation a reality.

 

Right now, we’re working on creating a series of short films dedicated to this mission starting with a film called The Date, a story of two women looking for love in the dating world of the 21st century. 

 

On location in London's She bar – the only permanent space dedicated to lez/bi/queer women in the city

 

Lizzy and Olivia might be total opposites when it comes to careers and dress sense but they do have one thing in common – they both swiped right. The two hit it off immediately but there’s still one thing left to do... meet.

 

The Date has an amazing cast, with the leads both having previous experience on the West End (our supporting actress has just been cast in Shakespeare In Love too!) 

 

Plus, they all have amazing chemistry, just watch the trailer below.

 

 

This film wouldn’t have been possible without the most fantastic crew. It was really important to both myself and our co-writer that our crew understood the importance of this project which is why all but one of the crew are women and most are part of the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

As an indie filmmaker, the thing I find most difficult is raising the funds to make these important films. As I’m sure most of you know, it’s indie filmmakers not Hollywood who bring you the best LGBTQ+ stories – but unfortunately, they also have the hardest time funding their projects.

 

 

This is why I’ve set up an Indiegogo campaign! The good news is that the film is already 50% funded which means that we’ve managed to film 80% of it but we won’t be able to finish it unless we’re fully funded.

 

This is where I’m hoping YOU come in. Please donate if you can, and if not, simply share the campaign and get the word out about the importance of films like The Date. Let’s create the change that we want to see, together. #SaveTheDate

 

Want to help? Visit The Date's Indiegogo page here. Watch the trailer here.

 

 

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