Graduate aims to raise £10k for film

Richard Weston

Richard Weston

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An acting school graduate is appealing for help to fund an unusual feature film.

Former East 15 student Richard Weston, 22, of Whitakers Way in Loughton, hopes to raise £10,000 for Saddenly Now, which will star Will Firth, son of Oscar winner Colin.

He said: “The film will be set in a mini universe. The six characters are based on aspects of quantum physics.

“Their characteristics are based on the size and interactions, meaning there are many rules the characters try to break, some with absurd poems, and others by ritual and dance.

“I am very excited to start making the film, it will be a challenge as this will be the first time all of us have worked together outside of the school.

Richard is aiming to raise the money in two weeks through a variety of fundraising activities and website Sponser Me.

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6:41pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Why doesn't he ask his Dad? He has made millions from a load of flops.

Nepotism in the flesh it could be called?
Why doesn't he ask his Dad? He has made millions from a load of flops. Nepotism in the flesh it could be called? Villagecranberry
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10:18am Tue 15 Jul 14

Lizzie1a says...

Why do some people have to make negative comments all the time? These young men have done several years at drama school and want to make their own way in the world, and here you are putting them down before they have even started. I take it you are meaning Will Firth when you made your comment, when in fact it is Richard Weston who is trying to raise the money. But of course you wouldn't be able to make your comment about him. And anyway how do you know that Colin Firth hasn't offered assistance? Whether you like his films or no, it is none of your business.
Why do some people have to make negative comments all the time? These young men have done several years at drama school and want to make their own way in the world, and here you are putting them down before they have even started. I take it you are meaning Will Firth when you made your comment, when in fact it is Richard Weston who is trying to raise the money. But of course you wouldn't be able to make your comment about him. And anyway how do you know that Colin Firth hasn't offered assistance? Whether you like his films or no, it is none of your business. Lizzie1a
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12:53pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Kthompson says...

I totally agree Lizzie. Villagecranberry if the cultural landscape was left to the likes of you, we would be stuck with repeats of X Factor. I am Rich's dad. I do not have 10k and I would not be running cap in hand invading Mr Firth's valued privacy either. Who said it was fine to make personal remarks about someone just because they are in the public eye? Read the article properly. As Lizzie says, this about young people making their way in a very competitive market. So mind your own business and grow up.
I totally agree Lizzie. Villagecranberry if the cultural landscape was left to the likes of you, we would be stuck with repeats of X Factor. I am Rich's dad. I do not have 10k and I would not be running cap in hand invading Mr Firth's valued privacy either. Who said it was fine to make personal remarks about someone just because they are in the public eye? Read the article properly. As Lizzie says, this about young people making their way in a very competitive market. So mind your own business and grow up. Kthompson
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