What is #Lush About?
From a very early age Kelly has idolized female singers such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Now, aged 17, new teen idols such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna continue to inspire her. She dreams that one day, she could have legions of fans who idolize her the way she once looked up to her heroes.
The Mockumentary goes behind the scenes to follow Kelly’s ascent to fame. At the age of seventeen, her dreams are about to come true as a music label recognizes Kelly’s potential and decides to offer her a contract. Kellys transition now begins as she is repackaged as 'Lush' to appeal to the modern teen audience. But what cost does fame and fortune come with? #Lush follows Kellys transition and the troubles that come with it, including social media abuse and paparazzi. Does it all get too much for Kelly? Can she handle the fame she once freamed of all her life?
The #Lush crew are 4th year DKIT students studying Video and Film. The crew have had experience in the film and media industry and bring experience and great creativity to the piece. The crew consists of:
Director: Mike Andrews
Producer: Adam McElligott
DOP: Megan McGreath
Editor: Richard McConkey
The crew have has experiences working with production companies such Warner Brothers, Universal, Kildare TV, Big Mountain Studios, Motive Television and many more. The broad experience and knowledge of the industry means the crew have a lot to bring to the short film scene.
Why we need funding:
In order to make our film succesful, funding is essential. We would need funding to cover equipment, travel, wardrobe, food and color grading. The film will hopefully be enteted into festivals so funding would also cover distribution costs.If you donate to out film, you are helping bringing out image to life.
Why are we making this film?
As 4th year students, we are currently in the middle of doing our final year thesis. Our thesis is about contempary teen idols, such as Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears. The research we are doing has inspired and brought our script to life. Through our studies, we have discovered the troubles that come with being a pop star, and how they must potray themselves in order to be succesful. We have found these topics interesting and have given our script a sense of reality and what really happens in the lifes of pop stars.