About this project
WE HIT $50,000!! BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO KICKED IN AND HELPED MAKE THIS MOVIE HAPPEN!
STRETCH GOALS!! - HIT 400 BACKERS!
Let's get to 400 backers! If we do, we'll draw for the Grammie's Favourite shirt from Season 2 of Just Passing Through! We've got more than a day to pledge and collect the rewards!
Pogey Beach is a greasy R-rated beach comedy - an updated version of the beach party movies of the 1960's. The story centres on the lives of the unemployed beach bums who are living the pogey dream - collecting employment insurance all summer long. In other words, they're paid by the government to drink, dune screw, play crib, work for cash under the table and smoke hash. When a stuck up prick from Toronto, Winslow Lockwood, moves to Pogey Beach with his goody two-shoes teenage daughter Bethany, he has no clue that his island paradise is overrun by pogey cheats who can't wait to teach a "girl from away" about the unemployed lifestyle. The innocent Bethany gets taken in by a group of pogey bums, led by Gary Gallant, the self proclaimed 'King of Pogey Beach'. Gary has been on top stamps(highest amount of employment insurance you can be paid) for 15 years and is considered by many to be the hottest piece of arse around. Bethany is also drawn to Gary's arch nemesis, Lyle MacDonald, a spiritual pogey bum who's rumoured to have been collecting EI since birth. Lyle and Gary both get major hard-ons for Bethany and fight for her love. When Lyle's estranged father and retired pogey narc, Ira MacAskill, is hired by Winslow to work undercover and catch the pogey cheats, it threatens a sacred Maritime way of life for everyone who answers no, no, no, yes, no to the 5 pogey questions.
Pogey Beach was originally a "show-within-a-show" in season 1 of our comedy series Just Passing Through.
The original 10 minute Pogey Beach short has been watched over 100,000 times on Youtube and clips from the short have been watched over 600,000 times on Facebook.
This is going to be the greasiest, raunchiest movie ever made in Canada! Now it's time to get yer wallets out and get some WICKED REWARDS! We've got digital downloads, stickers, t-shirts, DVDs and you can be an ACTOR IN THE SHOW! Here's your chance to be the King or Queen of Pogey Beach!
Welcome to Pogey Beach. The water's warm, the beer's cold and the dunes are meant for screwin'. This movie is only possible with your support! This is an ALL OR NOTHING campaign. No one gets their rewards and we don't get to make a movie if we don't hit the $50,000 mark. We better get our arses in gear to get it in the can before the frost hits in October.
You're not on the east coast if you don't get asked, "Who's yer father??"
We've been wanting to make a movie version of Pogey Beach since early 2014 and Grammie Gallant finally gave us script approval. Boomer winked at her on Compass the other night so she's been in a real good mood lately.
The Atlantic Canadian Mafia just don't have the same ring to it, do it buddy? Take a close look at our wicked reward levels and grab a piece of Pogey Beach before the narcs get to it first! YOU can make this movie happen!
Risks and challenges
Making an 80 minute feature film on this type of budget is a serious challenge. We want to make the highest quality movie possible. This requires experienced cast, crew and professional equipment. Luckily, we have plenty of experience stretching small budgets into high production value. We made twelve 1/2 hour episodes of our comedy series Just Passing Through with a total budget that most networks would spend on one episode.
We will work our arses off to deliver the rewards as quickly as we can. It is a big job and we have a small and dedicated team to make it happen.
Our production timeline may change but we will keep you posted on any variation.
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