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£1,790
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49
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 17 2014 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

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THE STORY OF JAMES COBURN & THE RUM BASTARDS
THE STORY OF JAMES COBURN & THE RUM BASTARDS

You don't get more rock and roll than a bunch of 'Rum Bastards' forming a punk band within the walls of a notorious Manchester prison. This is the story of just that. After meeting in Strangeway's prison in the 1980’s and led by Belfast lad James Coburn, these ‘Rum Bastards’ would go on to bring a whole new meaning to chaos and confusion!

JAMES COBURN (without his muzzle on)
JAMES COBURN (without his muzzle on)

Shortly after being released from prison the band were signed to independent record label ‘VI-AGRO’ (ran from a grubby little butchers in Ancoats by Barry ‘the butcher’ Burton).

It wasn't long before this rabble of no marks were "rocking out with their cocks out" playing snide back alley venues up and down the country with noise from their one and only album, ‘Strange-days in Strange-ways’. 

JAMES COBURN & ISOBEL THE RAINBOW WITCH
JAMES COBURN & ISOBEL THE RAINBOW WITCH

This manic story of a band famed more for their antics as opposed to their music is told through the eyes of award winning Salford poet (JB BARRINGTON) who tells the story through his vivid poetry and sharp wit, depicting their rise and self-inflicted decline into obscurity.

JB BARRINGTON - AWARD WINNING POET & RISING STAR
JB BARRINGTON - AWARD WINNING POET & RISING STAR

JB Barrington is accompanied by the thoughts, stories, colourful quips, and blurred memories of those who (for whatever reason) remember this gaggle of bastards in this close to the bone Punk-Rockumentary from TheLowFlyingGeese. FEATURING...JOHN COOPER CLARKE, SHAUN RYDER, BEZ, CLINT BOON, TERRY CHRISTIAN, JOHN ROBB, RICK WITTER, TOM HINGLEY, MICK FERRY, DAVE SPIKEY, NORTHSIDE, NEIL BELL, FAT NECK, THE BACKHANDERS, MIKE GARRY plus many, many more! 

JOHN COOPER CLARKE - PUNK POET & LIVING LEGEND
JOHN COOPER CLARKE - PUNK POET & LIVING LEGEND
SHAUN RYDER - HAPPY MONDAYS & MADCHESTER ICON
SHAUN RYDER - HAPPY MONDAYS & MADCHESTER ICON
BEZ - HAPPY MONDAYS & MADCHESTER LEGEND
BEZ - HAPPY MONDAYS & MADCHESTER LEGEND
DAVE SPIKEY - ONE OF BRITAINS BEST LOVED COMEDIAN'S
DAVE SPIKEY - ONE OF BRITAINS BEST LOVED COMEDIAN'S
JOHN ROBB - ACCLAIMED WRITER/JOURNALIST & SINGER WITH GOLDBLADE
JOHN ROBB - ACCLAIMED WRITER/JOURNALIST & SINGER WITH GOLDBLADE
CLINT BOON - INSPIRAL CARPETS LEGEND
CLINT BOON - INSPIRAL CARPETS LEGEND
TERRY CHRISTIAN - WRITER/PERFORMER/BROADCASTER/TV PERSONALITY/MANC LEGEND
TERRY CHRISTIAN - WRITER/PERFORMER/BROADCASTER/TV PERSONALITY/MANC LEGEND

We have all been slogging our guts out to get this film made and have been overwhelmed by the support of all the famous faces that appear in the film. The film as it stands at the moment is brilliant! It's gritty, very Northern, and absolutely hilarious and we can't wait to share it with the world. We've been working on this film now for two years whilst juggling our various different day jobs. We're just a bunch of working class lads with a great project on our hands and are so excited to share it with everyone we just need that financial support for the final push to the finishing line. 80% of the film is complete and has been funded out of our own pockets but it's now reached that critical stage where we're on the cusp of finishing it but can't afford the time and equipment to get it done as the project has finally rinsed us dry. All the final scenes have been written and locations sought out, everyones cast and ready to go, we just need money to take the time to complete it with the right equipment to make the film look how it deserves to look. There's the post production side of things, promo and organising the premiere (which by the way will be the event of the year in Manchester…one hot ticket!). So come on, be a part of something cool, be an outcast, be a Rum Bastard and help us out :-) Here's a link to our Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/NathanCunninghamsLowFlyingGeese

You can also find us on twitter too - @LowGeese

Risks and challenges

There are no risks in the completion of this film. It's all written & produced to suit our means, a super doable number if you like. There's no speed boat chases, no talking dinosaurs and the only 'explosion' in the film is a kettle blowing a fuse and that was accidental! This is punk rock with a very Mancunian can do attitude and we're more than ready to give this fantastic project it's final push. The only challenges we face are financial…it's as simple as that. So please join us and help us finish this film.

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