The Lakes

‘The Lakes’ is a film about a young woman looking for a way out of her desperate situation. She is a victim of domestic abuse and has nobody to turn to. We want to be able to raise awareness of the harrowing effects that this abuse has. It is the most unreported of all violent crimes but it is affecting 1 in 4 women right now.

The film is based in Lancashire and Cumbria, mainly in Lancaster and the Lake District.

We are now in the pre-production stage and will be running our crowd funding campaign soon. We would like you to become part of this project and have your name appear in the credits! If you can donate that is terrific, if not you can still help us by sharing our campaign and social media pages, this will help enormously.

The film will be submitted to film festivals across the UK and abroad. It will be made available online through streaming sites such as Amazon and also on DVD! We want to reach worldwide audiences in order to convey this message as far as possible. By donating and sharing you become part of team that is making a difference.

A film about a young, introvert woman in a desperate situation looking for a way out.

Jane is suffering at the hands of her abusive, alcoholic husband and she finds herself with no-one to turn to for help or advice. Even her parents are oblivious to her situation. With no friends to confide in she seeks solace in the Lake District, where she suddenly finds herself one generation back in time meeting Kay, a freethinking, independent young woman. Will Kay be able to save Jane’s life?

Petr Vopenka

Petr Vopenka
Director

Filmmaker and photographer; loves nature, freedom and storytelling. He’s a member of The Royal Geographical Society and The Lancashire Mountaineering Club. Petr has worked on a number of corporate videos and his last film "Storm Born" (2018) has been selected for film festivals in the UK and abroad.

Kate Hames

Kate Hames
Screenwriter

Writer and poet. Engaged in projects helping with anxiety and mental health. Her latest book of poems "My twisted turmoil and chaotic calm" is available on Amazon.

Adam Hollin

Adam Hollin
Director of Photography

Experienced filmmaker. His latest film "Preparations" (2018) is now running at film festivals in the UK.

Alex Stagg

Alex Stagg
Camera operator

Working with Adam on technical aspects of cinematography.

Ellie Williams

Ellie Williams
Camera assistant

Working with Adam and Alex.

Jane Lawrence

Jane Lawrence
Music

Violinist, pianist, teacher and ensemble leader known for playing in the Lancaster bands ‘Tabuka’ and ‘The Balkanics’. She has her degree in Ethnomusicology and knows all about Lancastrian and Cumbrian folk music.

Lubos Jurik

Lubos Jurik
Sound

Founder of Audiopia sound group. He has worked on numerous film projects including, "Resolution" (2018), "Rise up" (2017) and "No mans land" (2018). Lubos will supervise the quality of the sound and help to tell the story, making sure the audience understands and enjoys the film on multiple levels.

Frankie Maiden

Frankie Maiden
Sound

Member of Audiopia sound group. She works with Lubos as the boom operator.

Oana Dan

Oana Dan
Make-up artist

Oana is in her final year of special effects make-up for TV and Theatre at Aqua Rosa make-up school in Manchester.

Keeley Hudson

Keeley Hudson
Still Photographer

Based in Lancaster, she runs the photography studio KJHPhotography. She will capture behind the scenes pictures as we progress with the film.

The Lakes film project is brought to you by creators of the following films and books.

The film has not been cast yet. Help us to hire the best actors. Donate and co-produce the film.

By donating a price of a movie ticket you will help us to produce the film and will be able to see it first on premiere sceening. By clicking the link you will be redirected to Photographeria, which is the production company behind The Lakes film. Thank you for your support.

Yes, I want to co-produce this film.

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