Exciting new British Sci-Fi thriller Beyond Existence from Filmmaker Schuman Hoque seeks final crowdfunding through IndieGoGo
Capital Films are delighted that their latest film, Beyond Existence is now in the production phase of development. One year on from principal photography, they’re picture-locked, and they’re confident there is no other British Sci-Fi feature film like it in terms of narrative or cinematography. The final mission for the team is to now secure final funding to complete visual effects on the film.
Beyond Existence is a film made by industry professionals from the UK’s best TV shows, commercials and branded content campaigns. By night, they’re filmmakers who have just shot a Sci-Fi female-led feature film that passes the Bechdel test, and has a script that observes Blake Snyder’s ‘Save the Cat’ and Syd Field’s ‘Screenplay’ narrative structures. To achieve this, the Beyond Existence team withdrew the little savings they had, borrowed parents’ cars, and stayed on campsites. Thanks to their daytime backgrounds they managed to pull in a lot of favours to bring the best in the UK industry to sites in Kent and Suffolk, so that the onscreen values are worthy of a Hollywood budget.
To complete this film, the Beyond Existence team need one final favour from the public. In order for Beyond Existence to make it to festival submission deadlines the team need to pick up the pace, and hire the people who can get them there. Why should they compromise on quality when they’ve come so far?
As can be seen in the work-in-progress trailer, they still need to raise money to finesse and finish the VFX. They’ll also add original music, complete colour grade and a full sound mix. They created the trailer and a brief clip of the film, which was all captured in one shot, to give you a sense of what the final film will be like.
By investing in Beyond Existence, you're investing in a feature film that may have been made on zero budget but has production values of well over £500,000. Thanks to the team's commercial background, they know how to make things look great and sell them. Their passion for narrative means that they've created a commercially-driven picture that doesn't compromise on artistic integrity.
The film's cast includes British acting talent Amelia Clay, Gary MacKay and Pauline Turner, and French star Vincent Vermignon. It is directed by Schuman Hoque.
What happens to our world when technology exceeds humanity?
Ellen is an agent sent on a mission to seek and destroy a professor who’s been illicitly trading government information to foreign territories. However, The Professor reveals a source of intelligence so powerful that Ellen has no choice but to spare The Professor’s life. The unlikely couple set across the barren landscapes of England on a new mission to save humankind.
Ellen, the ultimate professional, and The Professor, an old drunk with an acid tongue, don’t exactly make for the perfect travel companions. But the pair learn just how important their newfound relationship is when the road trip turns into a car chase.
As they flee from the Mysterious Man - a bounty hunter resolute that The Professor sticks to his original assignment, Ellen discovers that the technology assumed to make her civilisation superior, is also the source of a predetermined path of destruction: and the Professor is the instigator.
To save humanity, Ellen will go beyond fate, beyond destiny, and beyond existence.
To help contribute to the film, follow the link to their IndieGoGo campaign.
Short synopsis: Ellen, a government agent is forced to protect a professor with a deadly secret from an immortal bounty hunter in order to save the human race.
About Capital Films
Capital Films Limited was founded in 2010 by Claire Daly and Steven Farah. They both trained as actors at the prestigious Oxford School of Drama.
Under their supervision Capital Films has developed a slate of feature films, TV series (both scripted and unscripted), digital projects and short films. The company first gained recognition from the entertainment industry, after a proof-of-concept trailer for The King's Men feature film, which Capital Films created, received over 2 million views on YouTube.
In 2012, Capital Films won the Best UK Scripted Pilot at The New York Television Festival with The New Bromantics; a television series written and produced by Steven Farah and Claire Daly. As a result, Capital Films secured a development deal with Fox Television Studios and Apostle NYC to develop new television projects. In 2014, Capital Films collaborated with Big Eye Productions on the feature film, The Scopia Effect. This feature went on to win Best Cinematography at the British Horror Film Festival, and was nominated for a further two awards.
Capital Films returned to The New York Television Festival in 2014 and 2015 with ten television projects reaching the finals for development deals with major networks. In 2017, they teamed up with the Grammy award-winning rapper Coolio on a television format called Coolio’s Death Row Diners, which entered a shopping agreement with Bray Entertainment.
Capital Films’ core team:
Claire Daly, Steven Farah and Schuman Hoque
Best UK Pilot at the New York Television Festival in 2012
Previous development deal with Fox TV Studios and Apostle NYC
Fox TV Studios optioned the TV pilot, Slashies
Currently in development:
Coolio’s Death Row Diners: unscripted TV Show with world famous rapper, Coolio
The King’s Men feature film