Spider & Fly

by Oliver Smith in Durham, England, United Kingdom


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A satirical comedy in the spirit of Airplane! and The Naked Gun, this short film furthers the adventures of Private Detective I.B. Pillock.

by Oliver Smith in Durham, England, United Kingdom

Extra funding
Crowdfund North East LEP donated to this cause

Crowdfund North East LEP has provided £1,000 of funding

This fund provides support to businesses, charities, social enterprises and sole-traders seeking to cope in challenging trading conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Crowd

Richard pledged £25

2nd October 2020 at 1:14pm

Janie Caldbeck pledged £20

23rd September 2020 at 9:42pm

Janie Caldbeck has also backed 2 other projects

Heather Armstrong pledged £20

14th September 2020 at 6:04pm

Heather Armstrong has also backed 2 other projects

fiona Willicombe pledged £25

27th August 2020 at 8:47pm

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Graeme Hall pledged £25

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Andy Moorhouse pledged £30

24th August 2020 at 5:42pm

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Mam! pledged £200

23rd August 2020 at 8:53pm

Nic Worsnop pledged £10

22nd August 2020 at 8:44am

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Bunny Forsyth pledged £50

21st August 2020 at 9:55pm

Bunny Forsyth has also backed 1 other project

Cal Baker pledged £10

21st August 2020 at 6:15pm

Anonymous pledged £200

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Anonymous pledged £20

21st August 2020 at 8:24am

Anonymous pledged £200

20th August 2020 at 8:07pm

Arjan Ackerman pledged £80

20th August 2020 at 6:42pm

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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Special Thanks + Digital Download

We're hugely grateful to anyone who can make this pledge, and we'll make sure everyone knows it by putting your name in the credits to memorialise your support. Of course you'll get the digital download of the film too!

£5 or more

Digital Download

Thank you! This kind of grassroots fundraising is exactly what we need, you're our key audience. You'll get early access to the film via a private link as soon as it's finished.

£15 or more

Detective's Assistant

Congratulations, you're an honorary employee of Spider and Fly! The pay is non-existent and the hours are horrendous, but we'll shout you out in the credits and send you your digital download with bells on. We couldn't do it without you, and we're eternally grateful.

£25 or more


Our sincere appreciation, this is a huge help! As well as your digital copy of the film and your name in the credits, we'll donate £2.50 from this pledge to Medi-Cinema, the in-hospital cinema charity that gives patients and their families a break from the ward through the transformative power of cinema.

£50 or more

Patron Saint

A ginormous thank you! This pledge gets you early access to our work in progress, so you can see the whole thing coming together. You'll also receive a special paperback copy of the Spider & Fly feature length screenplay, described by the Black List as "A romp... so much fun to read". We'll shout you out on social media and put your name in the credits, but more importantly we'll donate £5 of this pledge to Medi-Cinema.

£100 or more

Uber Producer

This is an exceptional contribution! We'll invite you into our process with access to rough cuts and pre-production material so you can watch this film come together. Not only will you receive a special paperback copy of the feature length Spider & Fly screenplay, so you can find out what happens next in the adventures of I.B. Pillock, but we'll also send you a digital copy of the short film screenplay right out of the gate.

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