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Pogey Beach is a feature length comedy from the same stunned arseholes who brought you the comedy series Just Passing Through!
Pogey Beach is a feature length comedy from the same stunned arseholes who brought you the comedy series Just Passing Through!
427 backers pledged CA$ 55,160 to help bring this project to life.

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WE HIT $50,000!! BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO KICKED IN AND HELPED MAKE THIS MOVIE HAPPEN!

$50,000 RAISED!!
$50,000 RAISED!!

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!

Who's gonna be Grammie's favourite?
Who's gonna be Grammie's favourite?

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.

Parnell Gallant looking hot as balls in his Maritime Mafia t-shirt!
Parnell Gallant looking hot as balls in his Maritime Mafia t-shirt!

 

Looking for Work
Looking for Work

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. 

Pogey Babes
Pogey Babes

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!

King of Pogey Beach shirt
King of Pogey Beach shirt

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.

Dune Screwin'
Dune Screwin'

You're not on the east coast if you don't get asked, "Who's yer father??"

Who's Yer Father?
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.

Important information about the rewards: Kickstarter must be available in your country to participate. If Kickstarter is not available where you are located and you would still like to help, please contact us for more information. Delivery dates are estimates only and some reward levels contain items with multiple availability dates.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Pogey Virgin

    You're obviously not on top stamps but you'll get our gratitude, a THANK YOU on our Just Passing Through Facebook page and you'll see the TRAILER before it's official release!

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    Pogey Rookie

    You're slowly moving up in the pogey hierarchy. You'll get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the movie, a 5 PACK STICKER SET and you'll also get first-look at behind-the-scenes video updates of production!

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    Horny Eyes

    Now you're starting to get the horny eyes on Pogey Beach! You'll get ALL OF THE ABOVE plus your name in the END CREDITS and your choice of ONE of the following t-shirts: Who's Yer Father, King of Pogey Beach or Maritime Mafia!

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $58

    Dune Screw

    Now you're ready to lay in the dunes and make the sweet pogey magic happen. You'll get all of the above PLUS a DVD of the movie with bonus features!

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    No, No, No, Yes, No

    This is what working for cash under the table can buy. You'll get ALL OF THE ABOVE, a POGEY BEACH POSTCARD and your choice of TWO of the following t-shirts: Who's Yer Father, King of Pogey Beach or Maritime Mafia!
    *Add $30 to your pledge if you'd like all 3 shirts.

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $115

    Pogey Narc

    Now you're ready to turn in the pogey cheats. You'll receive all of the above, PLUS A 3 DISC DVD SET that includes the Pogey Beach movie and Season 1 & 2 of Just Passing Through! And you'll also get an autographed COPY OF THE SCRIPT by cast and creators!
    *Add $30 to your pledge if you'd like all 3 shirts.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $154

    Top Stamps

    All of the above PLUS you will GET TO BE IN THE SHOW! You'll have a visit to set and be a "featured extra" in the movie! Why just watch Pogey Beach when you can actually live it?
    *Accommodations + travel to PEI not provided. Must be available based on our production schedule
    *Add $30 to your pledge if you'd like all 3 shirts.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $385

    King of Pogey Beach

    Now you're in competition with Lyle and Gary. You'll receive all of the above PLUS you will be an ACTOR with at least one line of dialogue in the movie!
    *Accommodations + travel to PEI not provided. Must be available based on our production schedule
    *Add $30 to your pledge if you'd like all 3 shirts.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $769

    Pogey Tycoon

    Now you're ready to lay claim to being one of the few pogey tycoons in Canada. You'll get all of the above plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT! Lord liftin' you can tell all your pogey friends that you're a movie producer now. Come on down to the set and watch the pogey magic in action.
    *Accommodations + travel to PEI not provided. Must be available based on our production schedule
    *Add $30 to your pledge if you'd like all 3 shirts.

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