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August 6, 2013


Reality Mine

Help Fund Reality Mine, a psycho-drama focussing on how internet surveillance allows governments – and worse – to control and destroy peoples’ lives.

Hi, I’m Nick Goulden, the director of the recently shot film, Reality Mine, starring Rock’n’Rolla’s Michael Ryan, Jersey Boys’s Jye Frasca and Sean Browne.

Please help us complete our film! Prinicpal photogrpahy took place 19-21 July and we’re raising funds to complete the post-production to get our film finished to the highest standard and get it out to competition, distribution, and to you!

We’ve got a brilliant, award-winning team, so please take a quick look and, if you like the project, please help us!


Reality Mine is a psychological short drama exploring the modern reality in which unprecedented levels of knowledge grant unheard of power, open to abuse by governments – or anyone with the right know-how.

When family man Max Keller is implicated in alleged animal rights terrorism, arson and murder carried out by Dan, his brother, he must choose between loyalty to his brother and protecting his family – and himself. What would you do?

It focusses on the modern reality – much in news recently – of how governments and other organisations covertly trawl the internet for information, building up vast pools of data on millions of individuals.

One such term for this is ‘Reality Mining’:

“Reality mining is using the digital breadcrumbs we leave in everyday life to understand our behaviour. So, as you walk around with a cellphone, you leave position markers; you call people, you use your credit card… And we can collect those up to build a psychological profile of you…”– Professor Sandy Pentland, Director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory, MIT

With virtually unlimited access to data, it is now possible to build a profile of someone complete to the last detail. The result is that, without fully realising it, we have entered into a new reality whereby the government can know everything there is to know about us.

Who is to stop them abusing that power?

We feel this is a vitally important issue that is ill-understood in the popular conscience. We need your help to make this film, and spread the word.

Why Should You Help?

Reality Mine focusses on important issues that affect us all and that need exploring. With your help, it’s also going to be a cracking film that gets seen.

The more resources we have, the more we can spread the word to get it, and the issues it represents, seen by as many people as possible.

Where Does Your Funding Go?

In order to make this as good a project as it deserves to be, we need £10,000. We already have nearly £5,000 in place and so we are asking you to help us with the remaining £5000.

We have already completed principal photography, filming from 19-21 July, in London and in Berkshire, England.

Here’s the basic budget:

  • £2000 – Camera & Lighting
  • £500 – Travel & Vehicle Hire
  • £750 – Catering
  • £300 – Props & Set Design
  • £150 – Costume
  • £100 – Make-Up, Hair & Prosthetics
  • £600 – Cast
  • £550 – Locations
  • £500 – Special Effects
  • £500 – Crew Expenses
  • £250 – Admin Costs & Pre-Production
  • £1000 – Offline Edit
  • £400 – VFX
  • £500 – Sound Design & ADR
  • £300 – Original Composition
  • £650 – Online Edit & Versioning
  • £250 – DVD’s, honouring perk commitments
  • £700 – Festivals & Marketing
  • TOTAL: £10,000

If we can raise more, we’ll be able to put more into the film!

And What Do You Get For Helping?

We are truly humbled that you are even considering supporting this film and will pay you back as best we can. Please take a look opposite at the possible perks – from signed photos of our cast tosigned scripts, from a thank you in the credits to a full executive producer credit, the list goes on. We’re even giving away props from the film and other memorabilia – we hope there’s something for everyone.

What Happens Next?

FIlming is complete and Post-production has already begun. We’ll be making regular updates during the filming process and are scheduled to have the final cut complete by the end of Autumn 2013 in time for film festivals in 2014. Please join us on the journey, and spread the word!

Can You Help Without Contributing To Funding?

Yes! Please spread the word about the film – we want as many people to know about it as possible. Films are no good if no-one knows about them!

Who Is Keen City?

Keen City is an award winning production company based in London, UK. We have a sound pedigree of working with highly talented actors on acclaimed productions including:

Please spread the word about the film – we want as many people to know about it as possible. Films are no good if no-one knows about them!

Who’s The Team?

Nick Goulden – Producer/Director

Nick began his professional career in 2005 working on the floor of numerous films and has most recently been the 1st Assistant Director on feature films Implementation and Traveller, as well as numerous pop vides, shorts and commercials.

Nick founded Keen City in 2008 and has produced and directed several award winning shorts and promos, including Alleyman (2011) and The Tyrant’s Cup (2012).

Tom Harberd – Producer

Tom is an independent film producer and film finance consultant and president of TAG Productions. Tom has broad film industry experience, encompassing development, production, finance and business affairs. He advises film sector start-ups on finance and corporate strategy, as well as assisting producers in the UK and abroad to package and finance their feature films. He is currently setting up a fund to lend against the UK production incentive for low-budget features.

Tom spent three years in Doha as the principal adviser to the Qatar Foundation on their film and media interests; before that, he was an Associate in the Film Finance team at BMS Finance in London, where he participated in the financing of films such as Made in Dagenham, Moon, Fish Tank and Adulthood.

Tom and Nick collaborated on Keen City’s ‘Up On The Roof’ starring Maisie Williams, and co-developed Reality Mine from that point.

Adam Scarth – Director Of Photography

Adam is a Cinematographer based in London, with experience in Dramas, Commercials, Promos & Documentaries and have worked in all major film and digital formats.

Adam has worked world wide in varying conditions from 40c+ deserts to conflict zones.

Countries worked in are the UK, Germany, Kosovo Egypt, Mali, Niger, Gambia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Palestine (Gaza) & Indonesia.

Sean Browne – Max

Sean Browne

Sean is a versatile actor who has been working in the film & theatre industries for 10 years.

Sean Browne..brilliant..unnerving” The Express

Jye Frasca – Charlie

Jye Frasca

Jye was born in the beachside city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and has been a professional actor since the age of 9.

“Jye Frasca is absolutely fantastic…” Confessions Of A Theatre Girl

Michael Ryan – Dan

Michael Ryan

Former Hollyoaks and Rock’n’Rolla star Michael Ryan brings great energy and presence to the role Rebel-With-A-Cause Daniel Keller.

How Can I Find Out More?

Please contact me at and I’ll happily answer any questions you may have about the project.

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