In order to make the film, we need to raise around £100,000. The Sir Joseph Banks Society and the Lincolnshire Community Foundation have already given their backing to the project and consequently more than 10% of the total has already been secured.
In order to raise the remainder of the funds, Red Dog Film will be launching a crowd-funding campaign in mid May with a wide variety of possible donations from £5 to £10,000 and there will be a variety of related benefits or ‘perks’ available to anyone wanting to support the project. We are really hoping that the people of Lincolnshire will get behind the project, support the film and be part of such an exciting opportunity to tell this extraordinary man’s extraordinary story and in doing so really put Lincolnshire on the map.
Phil Stevens, Creative Director of Red Dog Films said: “Sir Joseph Banks is one of the most enigmatic and compelling figures of the 18th and 19th century, the fact that his name and legacy are now largely unknown in this country is a great injustice. Our hope is that this film will go some way to raise his profile in the public consciousness and affirm his place as one of the great scientists and explorers of the age of enlightenment.”
Paul Scott from the Sir Joseph Banks Society added “We are delighted to be working with Red Dog Films on this exciting project which will tell the story of one of the greatest men of the Georgian period.”
To find out more about how you can support us, please visit our Support Us page.
Or you can link straight to our crowd funding page here