Today on the podcast, I’m joined by Naomi Soneye-Thomas who is currently funding her debut short film Born Evil on Kickstarter. Naomi provides us with a great deal of wisdom for someone just getting into the business because she has a solid foundation of how to just treat people in the world. One of the biggest problems that a lot of people in the film industry has is that they forget that a little kindness goes a very long way. For someone so new to the business, she has such a positive attitude toward film making, dealing with the people involved in the process, and of course dealing with our own insecurities with putting ourselves out there for the world to judge.
So, Born Evil is a short film which follows Charlotte and Darren – two angels who have broken the rules. Fed up of allowing innocent people to die, they have escaped from heaven to take matters into their own hands. They now live in hiding, transferring lives from bad people to good. They are pushed to the brink when determining the fate of Louise: a carer who abuses her patients. She is also pregnant. They must decide whether to save her child or her victim. Charlotte and Darren are forced to realize that even when you have the best intentions at heart, you can still make terrible mistakes.
I saw the concept floating around twitter about a week ago and really wanted to reach out and talk about it. I’m a sucker for supernatural moral issues where the beings have to make hard choices and undergo a shift in the way they view the world, so Born Evil is something that really pushes a lot of my happy buttons. (That sounds … really weird)
Anyway, check out their website at https://www.bornevilfilm.com
And, of course, follow long on Kickstarter if you would like to get involved. There’s a great perk that Naomi mentions in the podcast: For just 5£ (Rougly $7) you can have your photo put in the film on a wall of pictures that the angels are deciding are good or bad. I’d (obviously) want to be on the bad side, but your mileage may vary.