'The Sight of Stars' is a short queer psychological thriller
film about an obsessive artist's quest for greatness in a world he
does not feel destined for. Battling his ego, the artist must
navigate extremities of narcissism and self-doubt in order to be at
peace with his work and the people around him.
One night after a gallery opening, a struggling art student
takes home a mysterious young man whom he ends up painting in a
series of abstract portraits. Loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's
'Hypnos', the film dips in and out of strange dreams the artist has
of the man as he slowly loses his grip on reality.
Ultimately, the film is a universal tale about the hazards of
Our aim is to tell a story that explores the dark side of
romance through the eyes of a misguided gay male character. The
film intends to speak to an audience who might feel alienated by
the world around them. In doing this, the film will hopefully offer
some insight and enlightenment in their struggles.
Drawing inspiration from filmmakers such as Denis Villeneuve and
Nicolas Winding Refn and their poetic use of beautiful images with
violence, the story of a troubled artist will be a tense mirage of
The film stars Leith Towers and Freddie Stott.
Key Crew: Writer/Director Jakob Twidle, Producers Christienne
Jauregui, Callum Freeman, Gorjan Markovski & Antalya Atkinson,
Original Music Nick Gudgeon, Production Design Max Irving-Lamb,
The film is being partly funded by Run, Shosanna Productions but
we are aiming to raise an additional $2,000 NZD to help make the
project the best it can be. Filmmaking is expensive and we require
sufficient resources in order to make it right. This will all
reflect on the finished product and bring our story to life.
Every single donation made is appreciated and put to
use! This all contributes to gear and location hire, production
design, and also transportation costs. Whether it is large or
small, all donations are welcome and as BOOSTED is an
all-or-nothing crowdfunding platform, we absolutely must reach our
To donate, you must register for a Boosted account, which is a
very simple process and helps secure your transaction. All
donations are tax deductible for NZ income earners and all donors
will be mentioned in a special thanks at the end of the film.
Donors will also be invited to the cast and crew screening in
Principal photography for the film will commence in
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