Angel's fly...cause they take themselves lightly...
Foss has worked in the entertainment business since 90's, initially he worked in conjunction with the management company Long Lost Brother who brought us Jamiroquai & Sia Furler, amongst others.
In January 2012, £20,000 development funding was raised from 50 individuals investing £500. Each owning a percentage of the future income, as do the crew, who are working at third rates in order to keep the production cost down.
The development money was spent in 2015 on 2 researchers, Sony 7 MKII cameras, Leica lenses and upgraded editing equipment. (premiere)
Despite being side-tracked working on various projects ‘ Rasta - A soul’s Journey’ (a documentary on the grand-daughter of Bob Marley), with the Director , Stuart Samuels, an award-winning film director, television producer and writer in the documentary and music fields - plus working with the producer of the (FULL MONTY) Paul Bucknor on his soon to be released feature film ‘No Good Friends’.
We have completed more filming than predicted in funding Plan 1 (2012) ‘ Rasta - A soul’s Journey’ was anyway a happy diversion, as it got amazing reviews and massively increased my profile.
What next? First I intend to raise another £200,000 from individuals and groups investing various amounts for a excellent return of %. This will cover all the start up production cost and most of the editing, for any of the projects on our site
The final chunk of the post-production money - another £300,000 - will either come from a final round of investors, or from pre-sales of the nearly finished film, to a distributor or broadcaster.
- Claim the Producers Tax credit from the government. You can get twenty five percent of your budget paid back to you if you apply successfully for the Producers Tax Credit. You have to certify your film as British (more here), be intending to have a theatrical release and then include extra information about whether expenses ‘qualify’ under the tax credit rules or not in your end of year tax return. It’s a difficult, and bureaucratic process to get through but well worth it when the Inland Revenue sends you the cheque!
(Necessary to work with a professional accounting firm for this and the whole process has to be audited independently.)
My philosophy is to create original works. With a team of producers, writers, directors , actors and a sound department, our aims remain the same now, as it was a year ago, to give our clients the best possible value for money in all areas of the NET, TV and film production.
We have innovative and exciting ways of working side by side with sponsors, working on a deferred PROFIT system, we make our budgets work harder, priding ourselves on achieving the difficult balance between value for money, whilst still pushing the boundaries.
Currently a user of the Sony 7 MKII cameras, Leica, I write and direct documentaries, films and music videos.
ALL DONATIONS WELCOME
Name: Ni Foss
Lives in: London, England
Occupation: Actor, Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Photographer (Still), Producer, Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Script Supervisor
Unique traits: Accents
Rasta 'A Soul's Journey
Documentary by Scarlett Productions Camera UK and Sound
S.O.A.S University of London