Upcoming from Raunkiaer Films
Raunkiaer has a number of projects in continuous development. Here, you can find out more about what we are working on, and how you can support us.
The Heptameron (Feature Version)
Feature, period mystery/romantic drama, 86 pages
"The plague is ravaging Renaissance Florence. A surreal dinner party sets the scene for a young woman to reckon with her murderous actions and her love for another woman."
In 2020, Raunkiaer Films produced The Heptameron, an 18-minute short film about young noblewoman Fiametta coming to terms with her killing of her abusive husband and seeking Catholic confession during a countryside party set to distract its guests from the plague spreading through their hometown of Renaissance Florence. The feature version expands Fiametta's story, while remaining focused on a core set of characters largely constrained to one extended location.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the script, or to watch the short film. The project is currently at a very early stage of development.
Dead Man Fighting
Feature, boxing/family drama, 122 pages
Writer: Jack Price, director: Nicholas Hulbert
"Unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer, but determined to keep doing what he loves, a young boxer discovers that the toughest fights are not inside the ring."
Inspired by a true story, Dead Man Fighting follows a young boxer who, having put his own goals aside to support his family with his boxing abilities, discovers that he has terminal cancer. With a young child to take care of, Billy hides his diagnosis and continues fighting until he physically cannot go on. Unfulfilled and spiraling into depression, Billy starts training again and engineers himself one final fight and a chance for the fairytale ending.
Email email@example.com for more details, or for a copy of the script.
Short, period horror/dark comedy, 10 pages
Writer-director: Nicholas Hulbert, producer: Benedict Irving
"After murdering his wife and her lover, failed composer Gesualdo receives the gift of composition from three strange women, who agree to sing for him in exchange for more flesh."
Gesualdo riffs ahistorically on the real life of Renaissance composer, Carlo Gesualdo, re-imagining him as a man struggling with incredible small-man syndrome until the bloody murder of his wife and her lover caught in flagrante delicto attracts the attention of three supernatural women - "The Concert" - who offer their musical services to him as Gesualdo plots revenge against everyone who ignored his musical ability, while cloistered away in his country home.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the script, or for a provisional budget. Gesualdo is currently seeking external funding.
Short, comedy, 8 pages
Writer: Tom Critch, director: Nicholas Hulbert, producer: Jessie Slim
"New shopping centre security guard Samira must learn to take on the mantle of the living legend of her predecessor, 'The Sheriff'."
Set as a kind of spaghetti Western parody, and driven by the comedy of "The Sheriff"'s militaristic paranoia, The Sheriff ultimately tells a heartwarming story of how newbie Samira grows into her role and forms and unlikely friendship with her former mentor.
Email email@example.com for a copy of the script. The Sheriff is currently seeking external funding, as well as potential shooting locations.