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Red Mountain

A project by: Dov Arlauskas


WE RAISED £1,080

from 14 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 13 Mar 2020
A man in an isolated village in mountains depends his livelihood on mining precious gems.

A short summary of our project

We are raising £3,500 to create a documentary film which will successfully depict the journey of a man living in a remote village in the mountains of Central Asia, and earns his living by illegally mining for precious gems.   

Who we are

We are the group of students from Kingston University who are currently on the 3rd year of the filmmaking course. Roman Ibragimov (Director), Micheal Muwonge (Director of Photography) and Lucas Rielly (Sound recorder) Dovydas Arlauskas (UK producer) Azamat Bekturov (producer, Central Asia). 

our story

We want to create this documentary film to draw attention to the daily struggles of an ordinary man in his unorthodox profession, and the different hardships he has to face. This is important to us because we want to show a large part of Central-Asian mining culture, and show the difficulties of living in the mountains through the story of one particular person who's livelihood depends on obtaining precious resources/gems. We also want to display the country's immensely vast beautiful landscapes.

Where will the money go?

  • if we hit our minimum, we will spend it mostly on travel and transportation.
  • if we hit our full target, we will be able to stay longer and have more time to perfect the film and receive help from real industry professionals.
  • we will donate extra funds to another project called 'Geocinema' which will be filmed in China.
  • we will give updates on progress every 2 weeks 
  • flight tickets (4): £1,540
  • Production costs: £2000 (vehicle hire with driver/guide, accommodation, food and additional expenses).


All donors (who would like to be) will be credited in the film as a "special thanks" for helping achieve our highly-anticipated goals of our final graduation film. Also, everyone who donate £55 or more will receive a limited edition film poster in addition to being credited in the film.

Above are a few reference images which speaks to our film's aesthetic direction.

Help us succeed!

  • We need as many people as possible to be talking about our project. Everywhere you can think of!
  • You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
  • In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
  • And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.