The Life of Reilly film pilot

by Christine Stephenson in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England

We would like to bring The Life of Reilly play to the screen. Gritty, dark, humorous and realistic look at autism family dynamics.

by Christine Stephenson in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England

We did it
On 10th January 2018 we successfully raised £5,134 with 106 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target

If we hit our initial target of 5k that means we have the bare minimum we need to make a high quality pilot. Any extra funding will go towards raising crucial awareness, distribution, marketing costs to make this project a huge success. 

Can you make more than a donation and make a difference?


The Life of Reilly is a play about autism. A sell out play at the Northern Stage Newcastle which returns in March 2018 with incredible reviews from parents, teachers, professionals, autistic people and the general public.   It is heartwarming yet heartbreaking. It's honest and humorous but most importantly it's based on real life events relayed by families of autistic people. 

Written by Alison Stanley who has an autistic son herself, the play looks at family dynamics, what happens behind closed doors.  Marriage problems, isolation, exclusion, frustration, denial, acceptance and love. 

Some may recognise parts of the play from the Life of Reilly blog which is currently being discussed worldwide after a social media  post from Reilly's father recently hit the headlines. 

We (Alphabetically Autistic) seek funding to produce a 10 minute high quality film pilot to aid us making a full length film for TV.  The film will see character Reilly grow and will focus on the many fights that special needs parents face daily just for the right education, support, understanding and independence for their child.  

The Life of Reilly film will be funny, dark and educational. It will promote inclusion and diversity.  Autistic actors and consultants will play a great part in ensuring this film will be an accurate portrayal of all things autistic. 

WE DID IT, THE FILM IS IN POST PRODUCTION AND THE TRAILER HAS LANDED.  

Can you help us achieve our stretch target to help us on our way with the feature film?



Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Reillys Xmas Party Ticket

Come along on the 29th December to Cramlington Village Club and help us raise funds for the pilot as well as partying with Reilly :)

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Some virtual polish for your halo! You have not just made a donation you have made a difference. The Life of Reilly car sticker

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Not just a donation - you have made a difference! Added to our Life of Reilly supporters wall on our website. The Life of Reilly car sticker.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Not just a donation - you have made a difference! Name in the credits when The Life of Reilly comes to life on the screen. Name added to our The Life of Reilly supporters wall on our website. The Life of Reilly car sticker.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Not just a donation you are making a difference! Name in the credits when The Life of Reilly comes to life on the screen. Name added to our The Life of Reilly supporters wall on the website. Ticket for the Life of Reilly play. The Life of Reilly car sticker.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Not just a donation you are making a difference! Name in the credits when The Life of Reilly comes to life on the screen. Name added to our Life of Reilly supporters wall on our website. Walk on part in The Life of Reilly film. 2 tickets to The Life of Reilly play. The Life of Reilly car sticker.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

You can help us make the greatest difference! Name in the credits when The Life of Reilly comes to life on the screen. Name added to our Life of Reilly supporters wall on our website and thank you on all of our social media channels. 5 tickets to The Life of Reilly play. A walk on part with line in The Life of Reilly film. The Life of Reilly car sticker.


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