noun [ C ]
someone or something existing or happening before, especially as the cause or origin of something existing or happening later.
Christine struggles to move her mother Julie from their family home when she needs to be put in care. As frustrations take hold and emotions rise to the surface, Christine must learn to put her own grievances aside in order to take care of the woman that raised her, even if she no longer knows who she is.
“Antecedents” is my own response to the way I see character traits passed between generations and how familial roles can be challenging when a disease like dementia takes hold. This is a familiar story to me, as my grandmother suffered dementia, and I feel certain, a familiar story to others.
I hope to shine a light on an experience not often seen on screen and I have the most magnificent cast attached to do so. Nicola Bartlett (Little Sparrows) will play mother Julie, and Hayley McElhinney (Doctor Doctor) will play her daughter Christine.
Although we have received some funding from Screenwest to the tune of $10,000, we are looking to raise another $3,000 to make this film the best it can possibly be. The majority of the crew is volunteering their time and their passion for this project and although the $10,000 will cover basic equipment and production costs, the additional funds will enable us to truly do this story justice.
Your donation, however large or small will go directly towards:
– Hire of specialised equipment and grip operator
– Catering for our magnificent volunteer crew
– Post-production costs of editing, colour grading and score
– Festival entry to market the film internationally and nationally.
In thanks we can offer you a credit in the film and you will be able to see how your contribution has made a difference when the film is screened early next year.