The makers of a new fantasy crime thriller being shot in Hounslow are offering backers the chance to appear as extras.
Hound tells the tale of a loner who dons a canine mask as he sets out to exact retribution on the gang which killed his beloved pet,.
The feature length film is being shot on a shoestring, using the borough's landmarks as backdrops and the producers' bedrooms as editing suites.
Totem Films have just published the trailer, the professionalism of which belies the lack of funding, and have now turned to the crowd funding site Kickstarter to help finish the project.
They need to raise £3,500, largely for stunt equipment to make the action scenes as realistic as possible, and are asking for pledges of as little as £1.
In return, they are offering supporters the chance to appear as extras for a contribution of £100 or more, or to become an executive producer with various perks if they cough up £1,000.
They have already generated more than £500 and have just under a month left to raise the remainder so they can finish the film by the end of February.
Director Simba Masaku, who also appears in Hound, said: "People were really surprised by the quality of the trailer. They couldn't believe it was zero budget.
"We've got lots to shoot and we need things like bungees, car rigs and fire safety equipment so we can make the stunts as realistic as possible.
"We're delighted we've already had people sign up to appear as extras for £100, but every pound counts so even if that's all you can afford we really need your help to make this happen."
As well as the trailer itself, Mr Masaka and his colleagues have shot a mockumentary about Raj, a wannabe gangster with delusions of grandeur, and his mission to find the film being shot 'on my endz'.
* For more about Hound and how to become a backer, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/422421477/hound-feature-film