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Documentary exploring the life and career of Mat Sargent, the bass guitarist of Sham 69 and Chelsea.
Documentary exploring the life and career of Mat Sargent, the bass guitarist of Sham 69 and Chelsea.
47 backers pledged £1,671 to help bring this project to life.

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Like There's No Tomorrow is a feature length documentary film currently in production about the life and career of Mat Sargent, the bass guitarist of the seminal punk rock bands Sham 69 and Chelsea. 

Diagnosed HIV-positive at the age of seventeen, during the height of the AIDS epidemic in 1988; Mat Sargent was told he had only three years to live. But defying all expectations Mat went onto record a charity album called Sex, Drugs and HIV ten years later. Featuring some of the biggest names in music including Tony Hadley, Adam Ant and Angie Bowie to name but a few, it is one of the most ambitious charity albums ever recorded with over two-hundred artist's contributing to the album.

For the past two years award-winning documentarian and filmmaker Stephanie De Palma has been exploring Mat's life and career and to reveal the inspiration and the tragedy behind Mat's labour of love. 

To date Like There's No Tomorrow has been entirely financed by Stephanie De Palma and her production company DirtyDog Productions based in Brighton, UK. Filming on the documentary is nearly finished but she now seeks some extra funding in order for it to reach completion.

Should you make a pledge, your investment will be spent on post-production expenses and securing an interview with an important contributor in Stockholm, Sweden. In return for your generosity we can offer you a variety of rewards. These rewards include official Chelsea merchandise in the form of band badges and t-shirts, signed or unsigned by Mat Sargent. Also on offer are tickets to see Chelsea perform at the Camden Underworld with Anti-Pasti and Department S on the 10th June 2017. Only two admissions are available. 

SEX, DRUGS AND HIV album - three disc special edition
SEX, DRUGS AND HIV album - three disc special edition

Other rewards on offer are two versions of the Sex, Drugs and HIV album; a standard two disc version signed by Mat Sargent and a three disc special edition which includes a behind the scenes documentary about the making of the album, which at £25.00 is cheaper than buying from Amazon. Moreover a digital preview of the completed film is also available and everyone who makes a pledge will receive an acknowledgement in the film's closing credits.

Once the film is completed, Like There's No Tomorrow will be submitted into the international film festival circuit for distribution.

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Timeline

Assuming we reach the target of £1,500 by the 20th April 2017, this is current timeline for the rest of the production for Like There's No Tomorrow:

May 2017 - Official Chelsea band badge, Official Chelsea band t-shirt and signed Sex, Drugs and HIV album dispatched.

June 2017 - Finish principle photography.

December 2017 - Editing completed on Like There's No Tomorrow.

January 2018 - Web links to digital preview of Like There's No Tomorrow dispatched. 

Late 2018 - Film Festival run.

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For the latest news and updates about Like There's No Tomorrow follow @dirtydogfilms.co.uk on Facebook.

Risks and challenges

The greatest risk to this project is the whole post-production process may take longer than initially expected. In which case there will be a delay in delivering some of the rewards. Since most of the filming has been completed however, the risk of significant delays are low.

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    Official Chelsea band badge

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    Digital download

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    • Web link to HD copy of LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW.
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    Signed SEX, DRUGS AND HIV album

    SEX, DRUGS AND HIV album - standard two disc version, signed by Mat Sargent.

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    Signed official Chelsea band t-shirt

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    SEX, DRUGS AND HIV album - deluxe

    The SEX, DRUGS AND HIV three disc special edition album includes all of the tracks from the album and a behind the scenes documentary about the making of the album.

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    Chelsea at the Underworld Camden.

    Watch Chelsea live at the Underworld Camden, London on Saturday, 10th June 2017. Chelsea will be supported by Anti-Pasti and Department S. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

    14+ only. Those who are 14 to 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Everything

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    • Acknowledgement in the closing credits.
    • Official Chelsea band badge.
    • Web link to HD copy of LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW.
    • SEX, DRUGS AND HIV album - three disc special edition
    • Official Chelsea band t-shirt signed by Mat Sargent.
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