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A dark comedy, short film written and directed by Becky Blasband, starring Gary Lewis (Gangs of NY), and Scott Wolf (Party of Five).

Never Mind The Bollocks is about...

GLEN (played by Gary Lewis), a Scotsman living in San Francisco, receives some heart breaking, life-changing news from STUART (played by Scott Wolf), and he decides to go home to Glasgow.  Glen puts on his vintage, nostalgic Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols T-shirt and remembers his days of youth, punk rock and first love. Like many immigrants, he feels a sudden sense of isolation and transience in the States while he grapples with his life challenge. On a travel delay he meets a precocious, fourteen year-old, SOMALI SCHOOL GIRL who imagines herself a pirate and becomes the instigator of change, fate and karma as she brings the characters together in the shocking final act.

Within eighteen minutes, BOLLOCKS will take the viewer on a funny, poignant and surprising journey.  Dark comedy!  Drama!  Action!

Come join TEAM BOLLOCKS!  We're itching to make this original short film in August, 2013, in San Francisco, California. 

https://www.facebook.com/NeverMindtheBollocksmovie 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING -

“A remarkably arresting piece -- honest, emotional, funny and shocking -- all at the same time.” – Kurt Voelker, (screenwriter/director; Park, Sweet November) 

“Omigod. Wait, did you, like, write this? It’s sorta epic. I’m crying and laughing at the same time. Weird. I can totally see it getting into Sundan-- hold on, that’s my other cell…” -- LA Friend of the Writer/Director (quoted verbatim.) 

“Never Mind the Bollocks” is a unique short film about heartbreak written by the giddily talented heartbreaker, Becky Blasband! It’s a humane and hilarious script that must be brought to the screen, so that I can see it fully realized and perhaps learn to love again. -- Roger Hedden (Screenwriter; "Bodies, Rest & Motion") 

HERE'S A PAGE OF THE SCRIPT! 

OBJECTIVE/ GOAL/ RUTHLESS AMBITION -

  • To create a short film that honors the medium in content and execution. 
  • To submit to high level festivals in the US and the UK. 
  • To illustrate potential for a follow-up feature film. 
  • To use the word bollocks whenever possible.  

We have no delusions of grandeur. We simply want to make the best film possible...

(future personal stash)
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ABOUT THE CREATOR - 

Becky Blasband is best known by the public as herself from MTV’s "Real World One," New York City, the groundbreaking series that sparked the Reality Television genre.  (She wants everyone to know, she is not a rich celebrity!)  Following the series, she was a professional singer/songwriter and recording artist with PolyGram Records.  After which she went behind the scenes into television and film.  

Hailing from New York University Film School and studying under David Mamet, William H. Macy and the Atlantic Theater Company, Becky has been applying her story telling abilities to screenwriting, film development and production for a number of years and has worked on a variety of projects including a recent screenwriting collaboration with Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Antonin Svoboda, on his film, "The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich" starring Klaus Maria Brandauer.  "Never Mind the Bollocks" is Becky’s directorial debut that will be followed by a feature film of a different story.

BOLLOCKS LEAD ACTORS / MAIN CHARACTERS -

GARY LEWIS (playing GLEN), is a lauded Scottish actor in theater, film and television. He is best known for his roles in Gangs of New York, Billy Elliot, Valhalla Rising and Eragon. He is loved for his generosity, intensity and sense of humor.

SCOTT WOLF (playing STUART), is best known for his breakout role on Party of Five and has gone on to have a successful career in television and film, featured in shows such as V, NCIS and currently TNT’s Perception. His film credits include the popular indie film Go! and Evening Star- the sequel to Terms of Endearment. He’s loved for his charm, wit and versatility.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER -
Justin Williams has worked in both development and physical production on a wide range of projects including Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and the HBO/ Aaron Sorkin show The Newsroom. He recently produced Growing Up and Other Lies starring Adam Brody, Josh Lawson, Wyatt Cenac and Amber Tamblyn.
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BOLLOCKS PRODUCTION VALUE - 

Short films come in all varieties with a variety of budgets. There are no investors or studios involved because short films do not collect.  But they are worthwhile to produce on their own merit, to showcase talent and encourage investment in future projects. 

Our goal reflects what is called for to make this film the best it can be. Bollocks requires a high level of production value. Every cent we are asking for is reflected in the movie making process, from above the line costs of talent to below the line costs of equipment, cinematographer and crew, production design; from stunt choreography to digital enhancements, editing/post and festival submissions. Short films do not get rebates or cost cuts. They are often more expensive per minute to make than features, if you do the math. But we love them and we're keeping the bar high and going for it all the way! 

With your help we wish to produce a successful, entertaining film we hope you will enjoy, and that will have a true chance to be seen. Then we shall shout out to the world: “Short filmmakers are not silly people! Day-um!” 

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"Bolllocks" is a character driven film so it is not a complicated shoot, except for the shoot-out scene. We do have some risk in setting it up in a privately owned park where we must hire security, a stunt choreographer, and notify police and neighborhood watch. It's not cheap and it's not easy, especially in San Francisco! But it's important that this scene be shot professionally and well. And that no one is surprised. So we are fully aware and prepared for this shoot day. We also have the support of the San Francisco Film Commission and stunt professionals already on notice. We hope to pull this off without a hitch.

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    NEVER MIND THE WRITER: You receive everything below $75 plus a PDF of the script and an exclusive BLOG of a never told before inside story of the making of "The Real World One, NY" from Becky's perspective. This was the groundbreaking show that pioneered Reality Television. Comments will be answered.

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