The no-budget Portsmouth movie Fit-Boy is finished!
If you haven& 39;t already go check out www.fit-boy.com to see the trailer on the main website.
All who have seen it so far are astounded that a full-length feature with good production & quality acting has been achieved with so little money. Unfortunately, according to one of the many major companies that have turned down distributing the film: "Even a low budget film has to have a marketing hook and the best is to get a recognisable name in the film, even if it’s for just a few minutes, it gives you a selling point and makes the film stand out from the others as long as you can use their picture on the front cover."
So, despite the fact that we have produced a film that everyone who has seen loves, with quality first-time actors and crew, all for less than £4k, we are having to go to a low-level distributor that will not meet our costs but CAN get Fit-Boy in the shops, all because there is no "big-name" in the film!
Those costs are £1k to get the film certificated (we know it will be rated 18 but the BBFC want £1k to watch the film and tell us this!) and £500 to get the film bar-coded, cover reward prices and for the first batch of 1000 to be produced.
We& 39;ve done our best scrabbling around for money so far but we want Fit-Boy available to officially buy this year, this is where you can help!
Using Crowdfunder YOU can contribute towards these costs. Everyone who contributes will have their name immortalised on the Fit-Boy website, no matter how small the contribution, so you can show people that YOU were one of the people that helped put Fit-Boy out there to the masses!
& 39;Big deal,& 39; you might say, & 39;why give the makers of Fit-Boy money just to get my name on a website? I& 39;m not that bothered about showing the world how generous I am!& 39;
The website notification is just the start though, we& 39;ve got some major rewards for people who are prepared to put in more than just a couple of quid!
Stick in a tenner and you& 39;ll get yourself a dvd as soon as they& 39;re made (before they& 39;re available to buy) signed by Fit-Boy himself, William Pearson and his creator, Director/Writer/Producer Glen Pearson.
Feeling a bit more generous? For £40 you& 39;ll get yourself that dvd before evryone else plus an exclusive Fit-Boy t-shirt, just let us know what size and we& 39;ll sort it our for you.
There were a few changes in dialogue, extra characters and different order of some of the scenes when the film was finally shot. To read the original script to see how it differed you& 39;ll have to bung in £70. You& 39;ll also get the t-shirt and signed dvd plus the script will also be signed together with a hand-written message from Fit-Boy, can& 39;t guarantee he& 39;ll say anything nice though....
Got over a ton to spare? Maybe you& 39;ll be wanting all the above and one of just 8 gigantic A0 posters! For £150 you can get a signed script & dvd, t-shirt plus Fit-Boy taking up half of one of your walls.
Lastly, want to be immortalised on film as well as on the website? For £300 YOU can be an Executive Producer of Fit-Boy! You& 39;ll also get all the other goodies (t-shirt, dvd, script, poster) but before the film is sent off for certification we& 39;ll bung your name on the opening & closing credits of the film and on the dvd cover. That& 39;s right, for just £300 you& 39;ll be able to see your name come up on the very dvd that we& 39;ll send you in the poster. Only room for 3 of these.....
We& 39;ve set the amount of dvds, scripts & t-shirts available as unlimited so if we make more than the £1,500 we can still ensure everyone gets their stuff.
So, whether you can afford to contribute or not, please forward this link on to your friends via facebook/twitter/email whether they& 39;re in Pompey or not.
Lastly, be clear that the film contains enough swearing alone to guarantee an 18 certificate, nevermind the other content. So all contributors of £10 or over must be aged 18 or above.