Hi, my name is Josie Long and i'm a stand-up comedian.
In April 2012 me and my friend Douglas King made a 20 minute short film together called 'let's go swimming'. Set in Glasgow, it was a sad comedy with some little bits of stand up voiceover in it, about a woman trying to run away and start a new life for herself, with no success. We were chuffed to work with a brilliant cast and crew, and managed to blag good equipment to make it. Musicians that we love like Stuart Murdoch and Aidan Moffat did cameos for us and a cafe gave us free catering for the shoot, too. Belter.
We really loved making the last film and it taught us a lot. We are now desperate to make another, but we really want to pay people properly as the last film had no budget whatsoever. We want to be able to put the same crew together and actually hire the equipment we need so we don't wear out the goodwill that was shown to us. (And i hope us doing this doesn't wear out yours!). We would both like to keep making films until we can make a brilliant feature that will take us on the gravy train to hollywood. Then bad luck arseholes, you will never see us again.
I do not mean that.
The reason we are asking for your investment is that we are impatient and idealistic. We want to be able to make our film without giving up creative control, or waiting for anybody else. The money we are asking for is to pay for camera and equipment hire and post production, which we have budgeted at 9500, and to pay our seven-strong crew for a five day shoot, as well as post production people. Anything we can raise, however, would be a start for us and would make our project possible. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.
Sorry to bother everyone, I forgot to mention that everyone who has bought tickets for the screening are on a guest list. If anyone's been to the Stand in Glasgow, it's the same format.
So, doors open 7, BYOB!
Apologies to those this does not apply to. Any questions please message me.
On behalf of Josie and the Romance & Adventure crew i'd like to say a massive thank you for your investment in our film. We have been amazed and blown over repeatedly at the response we've had since starting our campaign. We cannot wait to get filming and keep you up to date with how it's progressing.
Special Screening Night
A wee message to those coming to our Romance & Adventure benefit night. There will be: the very first screening of Let's Go Swimming; a gig from star Josie Long and comedian Eleanor Morton; a set from Kid Canaveral; half time posh pies (they are magnificent) and it's BYOB. It will be a great night.
Here is the address:
Where the Monkey Sleeps
45 Finnieston St
(opposite PC World)
Starts at 7 Finishing for 11(ish)
Thanks again everyone!