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A boy, his father's ashes, a Mod scooter and an epic journey to Brighton. A modern day road movie inspired by the music of Paul Weller.
A boy, his father's ashes, a Mod scooter and an epic journey to Brighton. A modern day road movie inspired by the music of Paul Weller.
A boy, his father's ashes, a Mod scooter and an epic journey to Brighton. A modern day road movie inspired by the music of Paul Weller.
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The Pebble & the Boy is a modern day road movie on Mod Scooters!

WHY AM I MAKING THIS FILM? I'm a film director, I love Paul Weller's music and I love films. And it was after meeting Paul after a gig in Cork where the idea of combining the two started to take shape. I'm not making a homage to Paul with The Pebble & the Boy, I'm making a film inspired by him, the messages I took from his lyrics and the music I have been influenced by since the age of 13. Paul Weller was one of my main inspirations when I started to write scripts. Songs like That's Entertainment, Eton Rifles, Little Boy Soldiers, My ever changing moods, English Rose, so lyrically and melodically exquisite and just...well...brilliant! 

On the plane home from Cork, an idea started to form, about a teenager called John who is devastated by the death of his father, a seemingly simple postman who delivered his letters on a classic Lambretta, and how John seeks to honour him by scattering his ashes into the sea at Brighton, spiritual home of the Mod's.

It's a scooter run of discovery as John learns more about his father than he ever did when he was alive. He finds out that his dad was a Mod of distinction, a political activist, a face among the Mod's of his generation and a man to be reckoned with. But when he arrives in Brighton John also discovers a shocking family secret that has been buried for years. 

So, where does Kickstarter come in, and what am I trying to do? We want to make The Pebble & the Boy the best film it can possibly be. And we're off to an amazing start as Paul Weller has read the outline of the story and given it his support. And with support from the guys at Kickstarter in NYC, Shooting People and fans of Paul, The Jam & The Style Council, Mods and Scooter lovers, friends & family and film fans from around the world I'm now looking to take the project to the next stage by shooting a short promo film to show how amazing the finished feature film will be. 

Chris with Boardwalk Empire's Stephen Graham at the première of their film Best Laid Plans.
Chris with Boardwalk Empire's Stephen Graham at the première of their film Best Laid Plans.

How will the money be used? All the money raised will go towards making the best film we possibly can and will be spent on hiring camera and lighting equipment, insurance, locations, make up SFX, catering, post production and that all important music. We will use your money wisely, to ensure that the end result is a stunning film that YOU will want to watch and be proud to be a part of. This isn't my film, it is OUR film and it is my duty to ensure that you get value for money. 

Best Laid Plans, starring Stephen Graham and Maxine Peake is a film that Chris the Writer/Director wrote. Here is a link to the trailer... 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764198/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_7

What's in it for you? We don't expect you to hand over your hard earned cash for nothing. You get to be part of a great film, but as a massive thank you, we are offering some fantastic rewards to show you how much we appreciate your support. Why not head over to the REWARDS page and take a look. You don't have to select one to be able to contribute, but they are there for you to claim should you desire. 

MODCOP is a comic strip that Chris wrote and which ran in GQ magazine. 

This is the start of our journey, and I want you to be a part of it and help us make a wonderful film, with a stunning soundtrack! 

Contact me at - greenymod@hotmail.co.uk - The Pebble & the Boy Facebook page or Twitter @greenymod 

KEEP THE FAITH! CHEERS! 

Chris Green

Risks and challenges

It's going to be a tough shoot, cramming an enormous amount of story into 3 days over several locations. We're going to be filming people riding scooters, it's going to be risky and a big challenge, we will ensure that we're insured to the hilt for all our cast and crew. With the team we will be assembling I'm confident that we can overcome everything that comes our way...Even the Great British weather!

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    You might not have a pocket full of PRETTY GREEN but you've put your hand in your pocket to help us realise our ambition of making The Pebble & the Boy and we appreciate it. We will give you a shout out and thank you on our social media sites.

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    SEE IT FIRST! A Digital download of the promo film and a big thank you for your kind support on social media. Be among the very first to see our fantastic film. As soon as the edit is complete we will send you the link.

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    LIMITED EDITION - THE PEBBLE AND THE BOY T-SHIRT. A limited edition The Pebble & the Boy film T-shirt designed exclusively by the Director and the very talented boys at Only a Northern Soul.
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    BE IN THE PROMO FILM. A Walk on or Ride on part in our promo. Mix with the cast and crew on set and be seen on screen and be a part of the finished film. Do you own a classic Scooter? Bring it along and be part of a major scooter scene in the promo. We'll invite you back for the feature film! Plus the digital download of the film.This would make the ideal present for a loved one.

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    SPEAK LIKE A CHILD! A Speaking role in the promo. Take direction from our director, act alongside our talented cast, exchange some lines of dialogue and be featured in the finished promo. Available for both Manchester and Brighton locations. You will have to provide your own transport to set on the day.

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    SET VISIT. [Manchester or Brighton] We’re going to be filming in both cities, so why not join us and spend the day on set, mingling with the cast and crew? Photo opportunities, lunch, T-shirt, Poster and a digital copy of the film. You will have to arrange your own transport to set.

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    OWN JOHN'S FISHTAIL PARKA. The Parka is integral to our story and will be worn by our lead actor NICO MIRALLEGRO. It will be featured in almost every scene, and when the film is shot you will become the owner of something very special. You can even visit us on set and see Nico in action wearing the Parka. There will be the option to have it signed by the cast, crew and Director if you wish. Plus a digital copy of the film, T-shirt and Poster.

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    PRODUCT PLACEMENT. Got your own clothing range? Want to see our beautiful cast wearing your designs in our stylish promo?
    Maybe you've got a business you want to see featured in the film?
    Be associated with a great film and promote your business at the same time. Get in touch and lets talk! Contact me at greenymod@hotmail.co.uk

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    THE SOUNDTRACK. Are you a composer or maybe in a band? Do you want your music to reach a worldwide audience via our promo film? We will add a piece of your music to our stunning soundtrack. It could launch your career!

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    The EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Be credited as an Executive producer on our fantastic promo film AND the FEATURE FILM, The Pebble & the Boy. Plus T-shirt, Poster, Digital copy of the film.

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