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A rollicking, straight-from-the-heart comedy short about two best friends with just one epic day to complete a 30-before-30 list.
A rollicking, straight-from-the-heart comedy short about two best friends with just one epic day to complete a 30-before-30 list.
A rollicking, straight-from-the-heart comedy short about two best friends with just one epic day to complete a 30-before-30 list.
125 backers pledged £3,250 to help bring this project to life.

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Can you enter your 30s with no regrets?

Two best friends aim to find out, by completing an epic 30-before-30 bucket list in just one day.

Bungee is a sweet, action-packed comedy short about friendship, love, getting older and taking risks.

Who are you and why are you making it?

Bungee is written by and will star Lydia King and Richard Soames.

After becoming friends while debuting their solo comedy shows at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, Rich and Lydia both wanted to write something together with heart, humour, and honesty that reflected their own experience of being 30ish. 

A year and a bit later: Bungee.


Are you good, though?

Richard Soames (actor, writer, comedian, improviser, big fan of tea) is one quarter of BBC Radio 4, Chortle-Award nominated sketch group The Beta Males, a UK cast member of the award-winning improv show Monkey Toast, and guests with Austentatious and Grand Theft Impro. Acting credits include: Twelfth Night (The Leicester Square Theatre), Sketchorama (Radio 4), Made for Each Other (BBC3 Short), and award-winning short film Forget Me Not. Watch his acting reel!

A choice sprinkling of praise for Rich: "Excellent" - Sunday Times, "Oozing likeability" - The Skinny, Radio Times Top 5 Fringe Newcomers 2015

Lydia King (actor, writer, comedian, singer, thinks tea is okay) trained at the Oxford School of Drama and was a Funny Women 2015 semi-finalist. Acting credits include: Starlore for Beginners and Other Plays (Theatre 503), London Road (Bridewell Theatre), After the End, A Little Night Music, NSFW (Questors Theatre), Form 84B (Old Red Lion), Chicks (New Diorama). Watch her comedy reel!

A sample soupçon of praise for Lydia: "Likeable, funny... a witty storyteller" - Chortle, "Lively, sharp and with just the right amount of sass" - Time Out, "[The emotional terrain] is beautifully handled by Lydia King" - Exeunt


Who else is involved?

DIRECTOR: Michael Beddoes is an award winning director who has a number of festival selected shorts and commercial projects under his belt. His films have played all around the world at festivals and events like Palm Springs ShortsFest, Aesthetica Interntational Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Corner, and many more. Watch his character reel!

A little selection of praise for Mike: "A masterfully approached slow-burner" - The Edge (for ‘Forget Me Not’), "With an inventive opening sequence setting a playful and quirky mood, ‘Cold Reader’ provides a joyous and cheerful viewing experience that is sure to lift your spirit" – UK Film Review

MUSIC: We have the phenomenally talented Joe and Nikki Davison of Auburn Jam and Felix Hagan and the Family fame, who are going to be both music supervisors and composing original music for the film. ORIGINAL MUSIC! YES!

DOP: As a cinematographer, Richard Osborne has experience working in both drama and commercial work, boasting several features and numerous short films, including the multi award-winning ‘Done In’. In commercials he has worked with brands like Dunlop, Cadbury and HMV, and with artists such as Madness, Beverley Knight and Architects. 

Richard has a strong eye for visual comedy, and ‘Bungee’ will mark his 5th collaboration with director Michael Beddoes in just over 12 months. Watch his reel!



Why do you need my money?

Shockingly, despite the fact we’re actor/writer/comedians, we are not millionaires! This time next year etc etc but yeah, not yet. We are putting in a lot of our own money, but we simply can’t afford to make it alone.

We believe in this script, but don't want to make it unless it looks great. We can’t make it look great unless we have great design, great kit, and a great crew. All those things cost money.

Your money will pay for: Location, lights, sound and camera equipment hire, crew travel and basic catering expenses, props, costumes, makeup, set, insurance, and filming permits for public locations.

YOUR SUPPORT MEANS EVERYTHING TO US! 

Because if we don’t make our target, we can’t make the film.

So, if you're able to donate please do and if you can't, please spread the word.

Thank you!

 

Risks and challenges

At various points in the film Rich wears a bit of a policeman’s costume and Lydia has to ride a bike (having genuinely never done it in real life), so we’re going to have to add “Contains explicit sexual content and severe peril” to our film’s consumer warning.

Seriously though - our budget is rigorous, the script is tight, and we’ve risk assessed to within an inch of our sanity. As long as we can make the target, we are confident we can deliver a film with humour and heart.

We just need your help to do it!

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    A Song For You... in English or German

    We will write and record a short ditty in your honour, on a subject of your choosing. Seriously. Can be hosted publicly on YouTube, or sent to you privately.

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    Associate Producer and Set Visit

    Thank you so much! Your name will be listed in the credits as “Associate Producer”, and on IMDB too! As part of your new Associate Producer status, you are also welcome to visit us on set while we are shooting - and even be a background artist if you like!

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    Thank you SO MUCH for your incredibly generous donation! Your name will be listed in the credits as “Executive Producer”, and on IMDB too! You'll also be our SUPER VIP guest at the screening (where we'll pledge our undying love).

    As part of your new Executive Producer status, you are also welcome to visit us on set while we are shooting - and even be a background artist if you like!

    Set visit will take place while we are shooting over a weekend in late March, in London.

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