My name is David Muscat, when this whole pandemic began, I thought it'd be a good idea to write a script and produce a full length sitcom pilot episode.
And then proceed to film and edit it during the most restrictive time imaginable.
Subsequently, I thought it'd be a good idea to fund it all myself because I subscribe to the Kevin Costner bible of 'if you build it, they will come' of Latter-day Saints.
The end result, a wonderful cast of West End greats, a cracking film team, an extraordinary director, music created by a genius who's worked on major worldwide films and a fella who did a bit of animation on Peppa Pig.
We produced 35 minutes of entertainment featuring Philip Joel, Darren Day, Kerry Ellis, Louise Dearman, Oliver Savile, Zoe Birkett, Amy Bailey, Tosh Wanogho-Maud & Nuwan Hugh-Perera.
We made the episode available on a dedicated website, www.thefosseforestballet.com, for people to enjoy for the price of a coffee.
Given the global situation and the context of the episode, I thought it best to try and give back to an industry that's been gravely affected by this pandemic. So I committed to donating any and all profits from the venutre back to the theatre community via charities Acting for Others and Theatres Trust.
What we have is a great example of what a series could look like, so ideally I'd like to try and push the concept out via Film Festivals. This is where I need some help.
Most festival entry prices range from £5 to £50. Rather than dipping into the monies raised and putting it against the costings, I wondered whether we might get some seperate support via generous people interested in getting behind a project.
If you'd like to watch the full episode, head to: www.thefosseforestballet.com
If you'd like to help us get into some festivals, a small donation here will go a long way.
Thanking you in advance!