by stagesfilm2015 in Bristol

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On 8th June 2015 we successfully raised £6,754 with 78 supporters in 28 days

A Short Comedy Film Project that aims to raise the profile of female comedians in the world of stand up comedy and film.

by stagesfilm2015 in Bristol


Hey peeps and peepettes

As the classic 2000 rock band Stain’d once remarked, it’s been a while. You are all due an update.

First things first - soon you shall be getting all your delightful rewards, and we apologise for the delay in getting them to you. We have not been sitting on our laurels, I assure you. We have no laurels to speak of. I am unsure what a laurel is.

The rewards will be sent out in the next few weeks when we get the remaining funds from Creative England and you will get a private link to the film on Saturday 17th October! 

Meanwhile: We have been getting on with the business of post-production, a glorious affair which involves a lot of time spent in front of a computer going slowly, quietly and sexily crazy. Our marvellous editor Isaac, our sound designer Zander and our grading man Chris are doing an excellent job of making Stages look and sound really rather nice. 

We also have some rather exciting news (drumroll please)

Every year, Creative England, BFI and Creative Skillset hold showcases of short films from the iShorts scheme for us to enter. The first one will be Aesthetica in York in November and Stages has been accepted! 


It’s also a BAFTA-qualifying festival! 

I mean - hahahahaha as if lol yeah rite - but a girl can dream can’t she? 

Dream about getting close enough to Stephen Fry to be able to lick his face? Dream about passing Benedict Cumberbatch on the way to a tray of free salmon puffs? Dream about sharing a fruity joke with Hayley Atwell whilst throwing some shapes on the dance floor with Abi Morgan?! Dream about the Nesquick bunny chasing you through a dark forest whilst you're naked and you're late for a maths exam!? Sorry... different kind of dream.

Anyway - we are off to York on the 7th of November to watch the film on a big cinema screen in front of people, and afterwards there is a Q & A. I am hoping we get asked questions like “what's your favourite thing about Cher?” and “why are there no cats in your film?” 

If you’d like to know more about the festival, this is the link.

The next showcase will be at London Short Film Festival in January, which we are also planning to submit to. 

Anyway, to sum up. Thanks again! You shall have your excellent rewards soon! York! Benedict Custardpatch! 

Also here are some on-set snaps taken by our lovely photographer Sue for you to enjoy  xxxxx

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Thanks for believing in our project! We'd like to keep you up to date with where the project is at with exclusive behind the scenes emails. On top of this you will receive a thank you credit in the final film and a private link to the finished piece before it does it's festival run.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

- A private, password protected link to our hilarious outtakes and gag reel.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

- Two postcards featuring concept art designed by Carmen Bromfield Mason as seen in the description. Personally signed by our leading lady and director.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

- One item from our lucky dip prop grab! receive an actual prop or item of costume from the film.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

- A copy of Ellen's rather witty and exclusive musings and tips for; gaining a promotion, living with your partner and dealing with hecklers delivered straight to your inbox.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

- Get a digital download of our soundtrack exclusively written for the project by song writer, guitarist and composer Tom Bromley of Los Campesinos! and Perfume Genius.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

- A copy of the script, signed by our leading lady and writer/director.

£15 or more

10 of 30 claimed

£15 Reward

- BE IN THE FILM AS AN EXTRA! Join us for a few hours on set, meet our cast and crew, kick back and enjoy some stand up comedy! Get it while it's hot, only 30 spaces available! (Please note, filming will take place in Bristol at the beginning of July, dates to be confirmed. Travel and accommodation not included in this offer. Your pledge will not be refunded if you cannot make the shoot.)

£25 or more

£25 Reward

- An exclusive crew t-shirt, designed by graphic illustrator Stuart Collis

£50 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

You legend! You've just got yourself a Reward Bundle!! You will receive two signed concept art postcards along with a copy of the script, be linked to our outtakes and gag reel, receive a copy of Ellen's rather witty and exclusive musings and tips and be invited to shoot with us for the day as an extra!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

You star! As a thank you we'd like to offer you an extra special thank you credit. You can also have your pick of the above rewards, anything you want, let us know!

£250 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£250 Reward

That is absolutely amazing! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We'd like to give you an extra special thanks in the credits and invite you to a cast and crew screening of the film once it has been completed (est. September 2015) in Bristol with a drinks reception and a chance to meet everyone involved. You can also have your pick of our rewards, please be sure to email us with your selections.

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