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Unlucky Fred

A project by: Siena Ramsey


WE RAISED £2,000

from 26 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 06 Jan 2017
Fred is convinced his bad luck will turn around if he makes Angelica fall in love with him.

Unlucky Fred is a coming-of-age film that follows introverted schoolboy Fred, an 11-year-old diffident and unlucky kid.

We watch Fred’s world turn upside down with the arrival of a new girl, Angelica. In this heartwarming story Fred attempts to overcome his seemingly unlucky nature by facing one of his greatest obstacles: his self confidence.

At its heart, this is the story of a young boy struggling to find his place in the world and ultimately coming to terms with who he really is. This film will connect with anyone who has feared rejection in their life or felt like the social outsider, just trying to fit in.

The Crew

Our crew consists of 8 amazing multi-talented individuals from all over the world whom are all currently studying at the University of York. We are all very excited and skilled in our respective fields and cannot wait to get the ball rolling into its production phase.

Siena Ramsey | Producer

Jonas Mondua | Director

Jack Alden | Assistant Director

Morris Gormezano | Director of Photography

Fraser McHale | Writer

Ayshe Zaifoglu | Editor

Sean Bassett | Set Design

Curtis Bull - Audio Design

Our crew may seem small, but our aspirations are huge. We believe this is an extremely important story to tell because it will resonate with people of all ages and from all different backgrounds. Unlucky Fred will also enable some of us to move on to the next stage of our careers, at NFTS, as well as give us the opportunity to give back to the community in Yorkshire by offering the opportunity for children to experience what a film set is like.

Funding Allocation

All of the funds for this project will be going to set design, wardrobe, transport, catering, and accommodation. Although we need a minimum of £1200, any funds raised above this goal will go toward increasing production value across the board, especially for set design and accommodation, therefore allowing us to recruit actors from out of town.


Every movie, feature-length or short has its fair share of risks and challenges. As this is a student project however, one of the main challenges we face is the time constraint. We have 5 full days of shooting to capture all of the footage we need, and the only way to maximise our productivity within those 5 days is to hope that the generosity of our friends, family, and anyone out there who is as passionate as we are will be enough to achieve our £1,500 target.

 Our determination and passion for this project is unrivaled. We are confident that with your support, we will succeed in bringing Unlucky Fred to life.
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6 months, 2 weeks ago

It's over!

The fundraising process is now over and we have raised a staggering £2000! This month has flown by and it's crazy to think we'd be here in just four weeks. Thank you once more to all the donors and people who shared our project. Now we are moving onto actually making the film a reality and will be working on getting all your rewards to you as soon as possible!

We will keep you updated on everything we're up to through our social media so please make sure you follow us!

Facebook: Unlucky Fred

Twitter: @unluckyfredfilm

Instagram: @unluckyfredmovie

Thank you again and Happy New Year!

Siena, Jonas, Curtis, Ayshe, Fraser, Sean, Morris and Jack.

7 months, 1 week ago


I am speechless. In less than a week we have reached our funding target and your donations keep coming in. There are no words to describe how very thankful we are to each and every person who has shared and donated to this project so far. Your faith in us is overwhelming and we are going to do everything we can to make this film surpass all our expectations.

The extra money that comes in now will enhance this film even further. Please continue to share and donate, every penny will be useful! Thank you again, we are eternally grateful.

Jonas, Siena, Morris, Curtis, Jack, Sean, Fraser, Ayshe.

7 months, 1 week ago


"It always seems impossible until it's done" - Nelson Mandela

We reached our minimum target! We are all so happy and grateful for the extremely generous donations we have received. Thanks to you all we will be able to bring Fred to life and we promise to make it the best it can be!

We will keep you updated during every step of the project so you can see just how much your donations are helping and we can't wait to share the final project with you all!

Nevertheless, our work on this fundraising campaign does not stop here. We ask you to continue sharing and giving if you can so we can add even more to this film.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Jonas, Siena, Curtis, Morris, Fraser, Ayshe, Sean and Jack.

7 months, 1 week ago

Thank you!

A very heartfelt thank you from the Unlucky Fred team to everyone who has donated so far!

We are delighted to announce that we have over half of the funds we need to make this project happen! Thank you again and please continue sharing and donating!

Siena, Jonas, Fraser, Curtis, Morris, Jack, Sean and Ayshe

YuFund matchfunded £100

Fraser McHale

generated 49 clicks and caused 3 donations totalling £620.00


generated 171 clicks, donated, and caused 7 donations totalling £485.00

Siena Ramsey

generated 197 clicks, donated £20.00, and caused 6 donations totalling £315.00

Jonas Mondua

generated 201 clicks, donated, and caused 4 donations totalling £90.00

Jack Alden

generated 61 clicks and caused 1 donation of £20.00

Agent S(ean Bassett)

generated 327 clicks

Ayshe Zaifoglu

generated 94 clicks and donated

Curtis Bull

generated 78 clicks

Kym Kitching

generated 36 clicks


donated £400.00


donated £250.00

Jeffurry Tomlinson

donated £200.00


donated £50.00

Chris Heine

donated £50.00

Mauricio Stein

donated £20.00


donated £15.00


donated £10.00

Abbie Brady

donated £10.00


donated £5.00

Kevin Ramsey


Caroline Ramsey


Ben Pearson


Lauren Bell

followed this project

Agnes Markarian

followed this project

Sarah Westby

followed this project

Isatou Cates

followed this project

Suzanne Pearson

signed up to help

5 anonymous donations totalling £245.00

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Bonne chance

Very proud of Siena and all the students of this project!

Go Fraser Go!!

Siena - You always support me so it would be rude not to reciprocate! Good luck with the film! It sounds like it will be great, I can't wait to see it :)