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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Help Make An Indie Film

I'm always up for helping my Bang2writers, so when one of my clients Pete Spencer got in touch yesterday I was only too happy to reproduce his email on the blog for everyone in www.land's consideration. Pete and colleague Iain wrote a feature script I've read several times now called THE LAST BRITISH EXECUTION and are now trying to make it - hopefully with your help. Read on!
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Hi All,

How would you like a small part in making a dream a reality? Are you up for a small pledge?

Iain Cash and I are trying to raise funds for our feature film - no, don't tune out just yet - and we have found a way we might be able to do it, through a site called Indie Maverick.

What happens is that people pledge small amounts (minimum of $50 USD, which is roughly £25 - £30) and the pledges - not the cash - are stored. If we reach our target of $500,000 everyone chips in with their pledge, and if we don't make our target, no one pays anything.

So you only have to make good on your pledge if we raise all the $500,000 or £250,000good old English pounds.

The project is THE LAST BRITISH EXECUTION, a comedy/satire, inspired by the tone of THE THICK OF IT, the BAFTA winning BBC3 show.

It's a good script, got an 'Honorable Mention' in Writemovies.com international screenwriting contest 2007, and has also been entered into others.

We hope that Iain will direct. View his IMDB link here.

And visit Indie Maverick if you would like to make a pledge.

Script is available to be read if you wish and if we get it made everyone gets a cut of the profits and a special edition DVD of the film.

Otherwise, all is well out here, and I hope all is well with you.

Best wishes to you all,

Peter

3 comments:

Tim Clague said...

sounds an interesting proposal - have blogged it.

Lucy said...

Thought you might be interested in this site Tim! Pete's a sound guy and the script for Last British Execution is funny.

Elinor said...

Interesting initiative - I'll check that out.