WE REACHED OUR ORIGINAL GOAL BUT PLEASE READ ON TO SEE WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO STILL BACK THIS PROJECT.
The money we have raised so far is going to be incredibly helpful in getting this film released and seen by a wider audience. The original goal of £1000 was decided by what was the minimum amount we could use to get this released. I welcome more collaborators and in the independent film game every penny goes a long way so still continue to back this project if you like the sound of it. Also the rewards are ace, you are getting some really nice products which are explained below.
Hello, how would you like to be involved in releasing a film that is going to change the stand up special forever?
I’m offering an exclusive opportunity on Kickstarter to help with the all important final phase of a project three years in the making. I’m looking to release a digital download and LTD. edition DVD of “An Audience With Harry Deansway” early next year. This is a completely unique take on the stand up special the like of which people won’t have seen before. Talking of “won’t have seen” no one really saw it being recorded. I did invite people they just didn’t turn up. Yeah, ended up performing it to about 12 people, well at the beginning. I think there was about 7 left at the end. Now I think about it it was actually one of the worst nights of my life. But that’s why I’m doing this Kickstarter. Together we can turn my worst moment into my best moment by getting this film out to the widest audience possible.
COLLABORATION IS COOL
I’d love to collaborate with you on this project. “But Harry why do you want us the great unwashed to be involved? Why not take it to a commercial broadcaster?” Of course, I’d like to make use of commercial broadcasters deep pockets and wide marketing reach, but even if they were interested they’d no doubt send it to development hell for two years. I’d get notes like can we re-shoot it with an audience and what about if we got a big name comedian to play the character of Harry etc...
This doesn’t mean they are good and I’m bad or I’m right and they are wrong it’s more I’d much rather have the freedom afforded to me by doing a Kickstarter and work with you guys who are investing in the project because you love it the way it is.* And you are doing so with your own money, not some corporations. You’ve invested because you love the idea of this film so will be extra passionate about seeing it reach a wider audience.
I’m looking forward to working together on the final phase with you. And if it doesn’t take off then maybe we can listen to the imaginary TV notes and reshoot it with a big name comedian playing me.
If you can’t donate why not provide emotional support by following me on social media I go by the name of Deansbomb on all platforms.
*If you don’t love it the way it is why not take this reward and come to an exclusive test screening and give me valuable feedback
WHAT ARE WE SPENDING THE MONEY ON
I have got this far with the help of a team of some very kind people who believe in this project. Without them volunteering, we would not have got the film to this stage. I’m now inviting you to join this team and get involved to bring this to an audience.
In the film industry when you spend money it’s to buy talented people's time. Like yourselves, the people who worked on this are passionate about the project. Any money raised will go to them so they can execute the exciting extras laid out below to the best of their abilities.
Title sequences in most stand up specials are quite boring - act backstage at the venue, audience coming in, an exterior shot of the venue with the comedian's name etc... I've come up with a really cool animated take on this that's really going to set us apart from other comedy specials
I don’t want to give too much away here but I’ve come up with a concept that is going to show you a side of the stand up comedian you’ve never seen before. In order to present this I’ve enlisted the help of two times Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian John Kearns
The finished film will be available as a pay what you want download but to accompany this release there will be a limited edition DVD featuring a host of extra content not available in the digital download. The money raised will go toward making this beautiful unique ltd edition product.
I have edited this project myself, however, I'm going to get a professional sound editor so you can really hear those awkward silences. Also, someone to colour grade the picture so the empty room looks really beautiful.
A lot of hard work has gone into this project so it would be a shame if no one saw it. A marketing guru is going to take some of the money raised and use it to hack into the matrix and make some adverts that that make sure the finished film stands the best chance of being seen by the widest audience possible.
Risks and challenges
I am aiming to release this project towards the end of Jan 2019. The majority of the work is done so the risks are small. We are going to be integrating some footage that uses green screen and also animation. We believe this is enough time to deliver the project but these post-production processes can be fiddly so if anything delays the project it will be this.
The release campaign is well thought out and we have a solid marketing plan in place so expecting a very smooth launch. Patrons will be updated if there are any delays to the release.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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