Drawing the battle lines for a consumer fightback, this documentary feature film, working title, One Flew over the Traffic Light, will expose 80 years of defective traffic policy and offer a blueprint for change. It will feature a colourful range of road-users, from cab drivers to celebrities. On board if required are double Oscar winner, Jeremy Irons, and an Oscar-winning co-producer.
£50,000 will get the show on the road. The final budget, including overseas filming, is estimated at £500,000. Full funding buys the rights to 50% of net revenue, with smaller amounts rewarded pro rata, e.g. 5% for £50,000 to 0.5% for £5,000. Non-PLCs qualify under EIS for 30% income tax relief.
Intangible benefits include involvement in a perception-shifting doc feature that could prompt beneficial change. Tangible returns can’t be guaranteed, but in 2004, Super Size Me made $11,536,423 in the US, $1,995,967 in the UK, $2,016,222 in Australia, and $1,958,207 in Germany, to name just four territories. If One Flew over the Traffic Light gets similar distribution – and we’re all road-users, so it could be even bigger – it will see healthy returns. There is additional revenue potential from the international TV market.
Given profitable distribution, contributions of less than £1,250 will be repaid but won’t qualify for revenue share. They will receive a screen credit, an invitation to take part, and an invitation to a special screening. Donors will receive thanks, a credit, where possible an invitation to a screening, and the satisfaction of helping a life-enhancing cause. As far as possible money raised will be seen on the screen, but third party introductions will qualify for an introducer’s fee.
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