A budding director in Birmingham is hoping to raise £2,200 through crowdfunding to support production of his next short film.
David Toms, who last year won support from the Kevin Spacey Foundation, is using the website Indie Go Go to drum up backing for his latest project called 'After' - his pitch video can be seen below.
The 12-minute film will be shot in June in the village of Woore, north Shropshire, and features Harry who is left alone on his family's farm following a world-changing event.
Without his wife and son, he tries to make do with his own company and daily chores until Dylan runs from the forest and into his life.
The short movie explores their relationship and the difficulty in coming to terms with having company after being alone.
Generated funding will go towards hiring film-making equipment and creating high production values as well as paying cast and crew.
Mr Toms, who graduated Coventry University in 2012, told the Post: "Unlike other crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter, there are fewer restrictions with Indie Go Go so, for example, we can keep whatever we raise regardless of whether we hit our target.
"I'm not confident of hitting the target but I think we will secure a good chunk of the £2,200 so hopefully we'll hit the 50 per cent mark.
"This is our most ambitious project yet so I have to be realistic as it's hard to get people to part with their cash. There are not many funding streams around for short films - if we were making a feature film, we'd have many more options."
Last year, Mr Toms secured a £500 grant from the Kevin Spacey Foundation which was set up by the Hollywood actor in 2010 to help emerging artists in the UK with grants and scholarships.
The money was used to market his short film 'Facendon Avenue' which was shot in a bookshop on the University of Birmingham's campus and utilised local cast and crew.
His previous project 'The Objects' was nominated for best short film at the Pasadena International Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Mr Toms, 25, co-wrote After with his wife Caitlyn and the pair will produce it with James Colley.
He added: "We have two days booked out for filming in June and we're looking to have the post-production done by late July so it can be put forward for the festival circuit.
"We'll be targeting After at the medium-level film festivals such as Raindance London and we see this as our springboard to making a full-length feature film so it's exciting times.
"More funding is available for longer films so we can approach Creative England and the British Film Institute. The next 18 months are about writing a feature film script which will be an original story from the sci-fi and thriller genres."
The deadline to support production of After is June 1 and the project had raised £200 at the time of writing.