A story about an art Professor, Al Moran, in Liverpool during 1960s who's paths cross with a not so well known band, The Beatles.
"Mersey Boys" is a Beatles novel that introduces John, Paul, George,Ringo
and Al to the world outside of Liverpool, England. Al? Al! Welcome to a
ferryboat ride across the Mersey River and backwards in time by over
fifty years into an enchanting musical world that shall never be seen
again in history.
Join Professor Al Moran, a college art professor of John Lennon, on his magic carpet ride with the four young men who would soon morph into the
internationally known Beatles.
Gaze upon the beautiful Ginny Browne, the sexiest female character penned in these opening days of the Twenty-first century. Hear the music, dance to the beat and relive the heady days of a long ago golden age in England....."
We want to recreate a story around The Beatles concentrating on fictional characters, that may well have existed (we leave it for you to work that out!) and take our story from the eyes of the many characters that would have experienced The Beatles before they were famous - normal college kids starting a band in Liverpool.
It is a love story between an American professor who teaches at the art college where John Lennon was enrolled, and his affair with student Ginny, that develops along side the rise of the band to fame.
We want to make not only a film but we want this to run as an off Broadway play. Therefore we are filming and rehearsing the script in New York City.
Why are we not filming in Liverpool? Liverpool was awarded a cultural award which as a city saw investors plough millions into the redevelopment and transformation of the city changing it from this movie's time period. By filming at select New York locations that easily pass for 1960s Liverpool, England, we have the added advantage of getting to run Off broadway stage performances, which we felt were fitting to the original idea of the novel.
This way we can film on special scouted locations and interior film sets to create and produce not just a movie but go back to the roots of entertainment in an off Broadway play that can run in New York City.
It is Mike Strozier's first feature-length film, but he is an experienced stage director, producer, writer and actor, and while he's absolutely dedicated to make a film from as little budget as possible, we are hoping to bring on further members to our crew for hair, styling, location scouting to make our work as authentic as possible.
The cast are professionally, New York trained stage and film actors already working for little - we would love to pay them a small amount while bringing the rest of the crew in to work and help re creating this possibility to the best of filming ability.
We have contact with the author in place, his book already published via Amazon (see Mersey Boys at www.worldaudience.org), which we are aiming to recreate - we have the actors in place, all very professional successful and we have our director from Off Broadway, we have a talented experienced camera DOP, with professional equipment and editing software, as well as access to a full TV studio...but we are looking to put in the money to bringing in the rest of the film crew to make this as professional as possible, in our aim to produce stage and film alongside each other in New York City so that the creative team can shine.
Once we have sourced more production crew that are missing currently any left over funds would go toward editing and processing costs.
Thank you for following us! We hope we can make a great film with footage of a golden time!
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We are aware we will be under scrutiny for the subject matter, but we want to do justice to the author's book, we will be challenged by so many people having knowledge on the details surrounding the Beatles. We want to bring a solid crew in to overcome these difficulties so we can let our actors and team shine. We have the advantage of a published book that the author has taken a lifetime to research and write, as well as a very talented screenplay writer in M. Stefan Strozier, who is adapting the book to a screenplay with the author.
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You really believe in this project...AMAZING!!!! THANKS!! We do to!!! We offer a day on set as described in reward 12, fan pack as described in reward 11 for post filming blues, and an invite to our screenings in New York City with guest. And 30 mins Q & A with The Mersey Boys, Ginny Browne, author Steven Farrell and Mike Strozier the director, which we film for you and also release on our website. You will be credited on final roll of the film with thanks. Full copy of film and Q&A.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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OH MY GOD YOU ROCK OUR WORLD...!!! Quite simply...ALL of the ABOVE. Let us remind you: -credit on website -official press poster with autograph of all cast -high quality cut of the DVD - 40 seconds of unused original footage from the film that no one else has ever seen before or has access to. - original copy of script with direction notes, and signed by the director himself -a copy of the "Mersey Boys" original novel signed by the author Steven Farrell - autographs of the entire cast including author and director on a behind scenes photograph of the cast Beatles with Ginny Browne from filming - a poster of your favorite character signed with message personally from them to you - get a special thanks on the end of credits of the FILM - meet The Mersey Boys Beatles..full access to one day of filming in New York City - ADD and work with a monologue/some lines with our script writer for a character of your choice - 30 mins Q & A with The Mersey Boys, Ginny Browne, author Steven Farrell and Mike Strozier the director, which we film for you and also release on our website - Attend the screening with guest AND VIP after party PLUS we offer you 10 minutes in the director chair. You don't have to imagine any more...Mike Strozier will guide you through what he wants for 10 mins of a scene and guide you into communicating this to the actors as they work, and as he hands over the reigns to you for those moment while filming is happening as you directing!!! The best way to learn is not in a class room, but on the actual real life film set!! Life the dream!!! All rewards can be purchased for another in mind.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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