Luke Cutforth finishes final edit for his first feature film.
Youtuber and filmmaker Luke Cutforth has recently announced that he has finished the final edit for his first feature film The Drowning of Arthur Braxton.
“The story and the edit is done which is the hardest hurdle of post production”, Luke told TenEighty. “Aside from some very excited posts and sneaky previews from me, people can expect that some point in the next few months, the film will be entirely finished and ready to send into the world.”
The film is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, written by Caroline Smailes. The story follows the life of Arthur Braxton, and his first experiences of love. “I read the book while out on a tour in Australia and fell in love with it instantly,” he says. “I also love the author, Caroline. She is amazing and deserves everything that could ever be thrown at her.”
The 23-year-old took to twitter to share the news with his followers.
We officially finished the edit for @arthurbraxton last night 😅 just a few stages left until we can zoom it out into your eyes!! 🎥🏊♂️ 👀
— Luke Cutforth 🌊 (@LukeIsNotSexy) November 13, 2017
In 2015, Luke announced the film and created a Kickstarter to raise money for production. Within 33 days, a total of £84,434 was raised by 4,118 backers. Luke described that “we’re incredibly, outlandishly grateful for the unprecedented support we had through Kickstarter”.
Luke also shared that making the film was both “fantastic and exhausting”. Luke worked alongside his producer Josh Winslade to finish the final edit. “We’ve had an amazing time, and managed to support each other, but we’re not going to pretend it hasn’t been hard. But through all that, [it was] definitely one of the most exciting experiences of my life and I cant wait to be making another.”
On release of the film, Luke discussed that “we’re probably looking at early next year now, as the Christmas period is chockablock with festive and romance films which this just doesn’t sit well beside. Our Kickstarter backers may well have it before then, though!
“The end is in sight, and I think we’ve created something that easily stands up to those big budget flicks and I couldn’t be prouder of us all!”
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