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EXCURSION is an 18 minute short film produced by Stuart Bender and Mick Broderick, directed by Stuart with story co-written by Mick.

Watch the official film trailer by clicking in the video below:



Behind the scenes (Stuart)Behind the scenes (Mick)

Trapped inside a university library while on a tour, a group of high school students and their teachers attempt to flee from two relentless killers who prowl the corridors. Inspired by tragic school shooting rampages around the world, our film is an intervention into this significant social issue. It is intended to raise awareness of the experience of victims and survivors of these traumatic events.

Our fantastic actors as students









The film dramatises a series of actions and their consequences, and mistaken or lost opportunities by various characters in their efforts to evade and/or fight the killers. Intrinsically it asks: what actions would *you* take if you were in this situation? What would be going through your head during the mayhem? How would you feel in the weeks, months and years following the tragedy?

The film adopts a raw, docu-drama style that immerses the audience into the action, suturing them inside the overwhelming chaos and trauma of the shootings.

Behind the scenes (crowd scene)Behind the scenes (Shane, Crhis, Travis)

Filmed in mid-2013, Excursion is near completed and ready for international release through domestic and international film festivals.

Some Of My Previous Work

Stuart's films have been nominated for multiple international awards (Double Cross, Argentinian Escape), see:
www.stuartbenderfilms.com

Examples of Mick’s curated exhibitions, installation work and scholarship on media and trauma can be found here:
http://profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/michael-broderick



Composer Sam Cutri is a West Australian Screen Awards winner (Argentinian Escape)

The Challenges

We have identified 30 international and local short film festivals, including Aspen, Hamburg, Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere and Uppsala. If we don't meet our target we won't be able to send Excursion to some of the more prestigious, internationally recognised film festivals, such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Venice, Tribecca...




HOW WILL YOU BE ABLE TO VOTE ON THE ENDING?

In Person:
Wednesday 7:30pm
13th November
Belmont Reading Cinemas
cnr Kutsford & Fulham Streets
Belmont WA 6104


If you can attend the Perth screening you will have the opportunity to vote on your preferred ending along with hundreds of others in the audience.

Online
Thursday 14th - Friday 29th November:


If you have selected the digital download reward then you will have two weeks to access to the film online and vote online for your preferred ending.

All votes will be tallied on Saturday 30 November and the most popular ending will be included in the final cut and announced online.

*A note regarding terms & conditions for Associate Producer and Executive Producer reward levels
Due to the importance of these prominent screen credits, EXCURSION's Producers Stuart Bender & Mick Broderick reserve the right to approve pledges at this level. We will review your pledge and notify you within 48 hours as to whether or not your pledge has been successful. This notification will be sent to the email address you have provided on Pozible. In the event that your pledge is not approved at this level we will issue you with a refund (via bank cheque to the postal address you have nominated while pledging) no later than 14th November, 2013 (ie,. two weeks after pledges have been processed by Pozible and the funds have become available to us.)


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on 31st Oct 2013 at 12:00am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$10 +1 ticket to Perth screening + opportunity to vote on alternative ending at the Perth screening event + public thanks on Facebook. *Organise your own travel to Perth screening.
49 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$15 +IF YOU'RE NOT IN PERTH, this option gets you: 1 digital download of the film + opportunity to vote on alternative ending online + public thanks on Facebook.
6 Chosen | 94 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$25 +1 digital download of the film + 1 ticket to Perth screening + opportunity to vote on alternative ending at Perth screening and online + public thanks on Facebook. *Organise your own travel to Perth screening.
16 Chosen | 59 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$40 +IF YOU'RE NOT IN PERTH, this reward gets you: 1 DVD copy of the film and knowledge that your contribution has sent Excursion to one film festival. + 1 free copy of film as a digital download + opportunity to vote on alternative ending online + public thanks on Facebook
1 Chosen | 49 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2013
A$50 +1 DVD copy of the film and knowledge that your contribution has sent Excursion to one film festival. + 2 tickets to Perth screening + 1 free copy of film as a digital download + opportunity to vote on alternative ending at Perth screening and online + public thanks on Facebook *Organise your own travel to Perth screening.
31 Chosen | 9 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$100 +All GoneYour name under "thank you" for your support in the end credits of Excursion. + As above ($50 reward)
20 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$200 +1 hour pitch and feedback session with Producers on your own film project or Pozible strategy, conducted face-to-face or online before 31 March 2014. + As above ($100 reward)
3 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$300 +School resources pack: 2 x DVDs of the film (which include alternate endings) and educational licenses + 2 tickets to Perth screening + digital resource package (school yrs 10-12) containing worksheets, study guide, and exclusive interview material for educational use. (Teachers are encouraged to contact Stuart via his website to discuss the suitability of this resource pack for their students.)
0 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2014
A$1000 +All GoneScreen credit as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER + As above (except school resources pack) This is a great opportunity for aspiring or emerging filmmakers to add a major screen credit to their CV. Your contribution ensures Excursion will be submitted to several international and local festivals, with your name prominently displayed. *Please see terms & conditions regarding this reward in the project description before pledging.
2 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$5000 +Exclusive, sole screen credit as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + As above (except school resources pack). This single act of generosity instantly reaches our Pozible funding target. Congratulations! You can legitimately claim the important on-screen credit of "Executive Producer", prominently displayed, and seen at multiple festivals around the world. *Please see terms & conditions regarding this reward in the project description before pledging.
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014