When Ed Emsley, a film student at the University of Falmouth, rang me up to talk about his idea for a documentary about the death industry, I was struck by what a very nice fellow he was. I gave him all the help I could — a mouthful of wellmeaning advice and a list of nice people to ring. Over to you, Ed.
He’s just emailed to say he’s all but finished the film and is looking forward to entering it for all sorts of competitions. He needs our help.
We are putting the finishing touches to it and are currently running a crowdfunding campaign online to try and get help to fund the use of a Dylan song, When the Deal Goes Down. This is James [Showers’] chosen funeral song and he feels that it sums up the way he has tried to lead his life.
Being Dylan, using the track is quite costly and as students, we are quite hard up. Therefore, we are trying to get the ‘teaser’ trailer of An Undertaking to be seen by as many people as possible. Would you possibly be able to share the Kickstarter page with as many people as possible to arouse interest and maybe support? I’d be so grateful.
You can see the teaser trailer and read what Ed has to say about the project here.
I have a feeling that Ed is going places. And I’ve a feeling that a lot of readers would like to give him a leg-up to what will be a hugely impressive career.
ED’S NOTE: A cigar to the first person who spots the allusion in the title of this blog. If that’s you, Kitty, a pince-nez.