Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
"Hilarious film, Geordie as f**k!"
Vulgar and low brow.
Release held hostage by exorbitant BBFC costs.
"Hilarious film, Geordie as f**k!"
Vulgar and low brow.
Release held hostage by exorbitant BBFC costs.
"Hilarious film, Geordie as f**k!" Vulgar and low brow. Release held hostage by exorbitant BBFC costs.
Created by
182 backers pledged £7,055 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

The Stagg Do - BBFC and DVD Launch project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The Stagg Do - BBFC and DVD Launch

£7,055

182

We made our goal in 2 days so we ARE going for a STRETCH GOAL of £7000 to help pay for a London Screening and screenings elsewhere - please chip in if you can and continue to spread the word. Thank you!

“...this has the potential to become a cult classic… If you have the opportunity to see the film I thoroughly recommend you do so." IMDb review

"...for a fully independent film, it carries with it the respectability and charm of a potential cult following.” What Sie Says review

"Much silliness, drug references, the funny things that can happen, in the dark, in the Northumberland countryside add up to an enjoyable romp…" JoWhereToGo review

The Stagg Do is a low-brow comedy about three working class lads from Walker who want to take their mate, Staggy, on a surprise stag do at a glamourous “gentleman’s club” called The Cocks Inn. The only problem is that his posh bride-to-be hates his mates and insists that they bring her father, a right wing no-nonsense high-court judge, along for what she believes is a harmless camping trip. Now the lads must find a way to ditch the overbearing tyrant and make it to the club for “titties and beer” by midnight or miss out on the party of a lifetime.

Photograph by Simon Herdman
Photograph by Simon Herdman

Most of the film was shot in the summer of 2011, we edited it and shot additional scenes over the following year.  The eclectic soundtrack is a mix of all genres and consists of unsigned bands mostly from the NE of England. Finally, on June 26, 2014, we held the world premiere at the o2 Academy Newcastle to a rowdy, near sell-out crowd.

Ticket from the TSD World Premiere
Ticket from the TSD World Premiere

Capitalising on the momentum generated from that brilliant event, we planned to have several more screenings in the North East; as well as around the UK, with the hope that we’d also have screenings in the USA in the near future, as well as a kick-ass DVD Launch Event in Walker. But, alas, these plans were put on hold at the end of last year, when we ran out of money. 

Official TSD poster created by Mark Jobson
Official TSD poster created by Mark Jobson

In order to legally screen “The Stagg Do” in cinemas, other venues and to properly sell the DVD, we must have the film certified by British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC), which is HUGELY cost prohibitive, especially for a self-funded, self-distributed, independent film. 

That’s why we’re asking for your help. From its inception four years ago, “The Stagg Do” was created in the true spirit of independent, grass roots filmmaking - a self-funded, micro-budget, North East comedy made with passion, teamwork, grit and at times, pure bloody-mindedness.

We wouldn’t want it any other way! Viva la revolution and all that. The hardest part of our journey is complete. We made the film! Now we’re inviting you all to join us on the final phase of our journey. 

Let’s make this happen together. 

As a wiser man than me once said: can we do it - yes we can! 

Thank you, 

James DeMarco, co-writer and director of The Stagg Do. 

www.thestaggdo.com

Photograph by Simon Herdman
Photograph by Simon Herdman

COST BREAKDOWN

£2000 BBFC - (Theatrical, DVD and VoD certification)

£1400 Cost of Perks including DVDs for release

£500 Marketing

£100 Closed captions/ subtitles

Anything over and above £4000 will go towards further marketing and screenings.

UPDATE 03/07/2015 We made it in 2 days so we ARE going for a STRETCH GOAL to help pay for a London Screening!

UPDATE 08/07/2015 

Additional funds raised will be spent like this:

£250 per screening

£500 BluRays

Over £7000 to include DCP for cinema screenings

A FINAL THANKS TO YOU ALL 

As penniless filmmakers we really do appreciate that in these ‘austere’ times it may be difficult for some folks to contribute any money to our cause, but please don’t let that stop you from being involved. We’d still love to have you on board. 

If you don’t mind, please spread the word about our campaign - retweet it, share it, like it, email it, phone it - even write a letter to your MP or Congressman, if that’s your thing! 

Or email us (thestaggdo@gmail.com) and we’ll send you a TSD avatar for your social media accounts - as the supermarket slogan goes “every little helps” (other supermarkets are available).

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit our page.

Risks and challenges

Like all independent filmmakers, investing our money in our projects is a leap of faith. We have made many sacrifices to get this far and we are willing to self finance this final stage, but at the rate we are going it could be a long while before we get there.

You see, without at least £2000 (yes TWO THOUSAND POUNDS) for the BBFC Certificate we won't be able to release the film in the UK, and we see the UK as the primary market for this film. If we don't meet our goal, we'll still bring this movie to you, but the crowdfunded money would make it much easier and quicker.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About $1.57

    THE DICK POUNDER

    Our sincere thanks to you for joining the team. You will receive a PERSONALISED digital THANK YOU photograph from Autoboy on behalf of Team TSD.
    We will also give you a shout out on social media i.e., our TSD Twitter and Facebook pages as well as a mention on our website.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    THE FANNY-TASTIC FIVER

    For your kind contribution you get: a PDF download of TSD screenplay AND a digital download of the Soundtrack.
    PLUS the £1 perk.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    9 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £10 or more About $16

    THE TOP TOTTY TENNER

    You will receive a copy of our Special Edition DVD, which includes drunken commentary from Pob and the director along with other EXCLUSIVE DVD extras.
    (UK ONLY, for Overseas supporters we can offer a digital download of the DVD content).
    PLUS a PDF of the script AND the £1 perk.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United Kingdom
    72 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £25 or more About $39

    THE CUSHTDY BAG OF KUSH

    TWO TICKETS to our kick ass DVD LAUNCH party event in Newcastle*, UK. It’ll be fanny-tastic! OR a LIMITED EDITION "Stagg-ception" t-shirt.
    PLUS the £10 perk.
    PLUS a PDF of the script AND the £1 perk.

    *Transport to Newcastle not included

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 51 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £40 or more About $63

    BY POPULAR DEMAND
    TWO TICKETS to our kick ass DVD LAUNCH party event in Newcastle*, UK. It’ll be fanny-tastic!
    AND a LIMITED EDITION "Stagg-ception" t-shirt.
    PLUS the £10 perk.
    PLUS a PDF of the script AND the £1 perk.

    *Transport to Newcastle not included

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About $79

    THE AUDI CAPICHE

    An official TSD poster featuring Pob, Staggy, Radgy, Si and The Judge signed by the writer/ director. Personalised TSD t-shirt.
    PLUS the £10 perk
    PLUS the £5 perk
    AND the £1 perk

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About $157

    HER MAJESTY'S PLEASURE

    An ‘Associate Producer’ credit on the closing titles of the film and on our IMDB page, a personalised TSD t-shirt and a LIMITED edition DVD and Soundtrack CD Collectors' Box Set.
    PLUS a PDF of the script AND the £1 perk.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 19 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £250 or more About $393

    THE RADGY BADGER

    Unique one of a kind props and items of costume used in the film.*
    1x Cocks Inn Robe
    1x Charlotte's wedding dress
    1x Judge's hat
    1x Judge's guitar (doesn't hold tuning)
    PLUS the £100 perk
    PLUS a PDF of the script AND the £1 perk.

    *First come first served.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 3 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £500 or more About $786

    GONNA SEND YOU BACK TO WALKER*

    A night on the lash** in Walker with Pob, the lads and director James DeMarco. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Also be prepared to have a blast!
    PLUS the £100 perk.
    PLUS a PDF of the script AND the £1 perk.

    *Transport costs to Newcastle not included
    **We are not responsible for any liver damage caused

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,573

    THE BEST MAN MATE

    Sponsor's special.
    Your (company's) name and logo in the OPENING CREDITS ahead of all cast and crew*
    PLUS the £100 perk.
    PLUS a PDF of the script AND the £1 perk.

    *If both rewards of this level are claimed, credits will be in alphabetical order.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (32 days)