• A disabled father and his son try to buy drugs...what could possibly go wrong?

Title

Ecstasy

Updates

Thu 30th Jan 2020, 17:48
Hello everyone! We know we've been super quiet but rather excitingly  we wanted to drop a line to say that we've been extremley busy filming our short film 'Ecstasy' over the course of a MANIC two day shoot. There was laughter, tears and the use of carrier bags to keep feet dry in near biblical filming conditions... Honestly so much rain. There are many tales from the shoot and we'll be revealing all in the coming weeks. Right now our hearts are warm and fuzzy from getting the opportunity to tell our heartfelt story with such a talented cast and crew, we also had the honour of having a number of people living with Parkinson's disease there on our shoot, taking part, having a laugh and seeing what it takes to make movie magic.



The dust has settled for now but we’re not quite finished yet, there’s still a lot of work to do and maybe even a bit more shooting but we will keep you updated in the weeks to come. We couldn't have done it without you. X


 
Fri 17th Jan 2020, 16:41
Hello and happy new year everyone! We hope that 2020 is getting off to a storm. After a break of sorts over Christmas which was filled with preperation for our movie, we are in the final stages of pre-production. Unless things change we're pencilled in to shoot on Januray 27th-28th. That's right, in under 10days! We've had lots of wonderful talks with actors and have got some fantastic talent on board. In the meatine our story has been featured in the South London press and you can read the article below. If you're even more keen, tomorrow, as in Saturday 18th Grant, Bob and producer Emily will be on maritime radio from 11am to 11:30am talking about our film. Tune in and hear us talking about... Ecstasy - It is available on 96.5 FM in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and online here https://www.maritimeradio.co.uk
Wed 25th Dec 2019, 8:45
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Years everyone! Your support has meant the world and we can't wait to get filming in 2020! Much love from Grant and the whole team! xxx

Wed 4th Dec 2019, 15:07
We're 114% funded with 3 days left AND we've had 209 amazing backers support us so far. We're excited to have each and everyone of you along for the ride. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Over the next 72 hours we're trying to reach our £10k target which equates to 120% but I'm not going to lie last night I had a dream that we hit 200% and broke even more records. I cried, it was magnificent. But either way we're making a movie and this leads me on to some exciting developments...

We're excited to announce that Heather Basten, casting director extraordinaire is joining team 'Ecstasy'. And this is fantastic news. We have big ambitions for the film and in a dream world we'll fill all the roles we have with the most talented people we can get. Heather is a key part of this process and her track record speaks for itself...

Heather Basten began in the industry at the British Film Institute. She then moved into casting for Film and TV. She's cast for notable directors such as Rob Savage, Ana Rocha De Sousa and Charlotte Regan.

Past productions include Fox TV, Delaval Films, Sky Arts and DMC Films, as well as having films screened at Sundance and the BFI London Film Festival.

Her work spans from working alongside Jeremy Zimmermann (Hellboy), and went to be casting assistant on NBC’s ‘A.D’. She moved on as casting assistant to Dixie Chassay (The Favourite), and then resided with Des Hamilton (Top Boy, This Is England) where she assisted Lara Manwaring on BAFTA-winning TV Feature ‘Ellen’, as well as part of the NYC street casting team for 'White Boy Rick'. 
 
Past casting associate works include Netflix’s ‘The End of the F***king world’ and THE LIGHTHOUSE starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. 
 
Current films due for release in the near future include interactive feature film, 'The Complex' starring Kate Dickie and Michelle Mylett, and upcoming Portuguese/London co-produced feature film 'Listen' starring Lucia Moniz. 

Not a bad list of credentials. It's because of the momentum we've generated with our campaign and YOU that we have been able to get such talented people involved in our film. Since the crowdfund has started we've had huge actors support us online and my inbox has been littered with heartfelt pleas to work with us. I've had a special effects whizz from the Marvel films, sound recordists, theatre producers and so many more talents show interest. Our journey is only just beginning. If you are able to, please share our project with your friends and family. Personal pleas for help do work and the more we raise the better we can make our film and the more we can donate to Parkinson's research. You can copy and paste the below if need be. Thanks! Grant and team

Hey, 

You may or may not be aware but recently I've been part of a crowdfunding campaign for an upcoming short film called Ecstasy, which will tell a story about living with Parkinson’s disease in a positive and upbeat light.

Ecstasy is a comedy about a disabled father and his son's quest to buy drugs so the Dad can dance with his wife at her birthday party. What could possibly go wrong? And it's based upon the real life revelation that ecstasy can temporarily cure people living with Parkinson’s

The writer and director Grant is making this movie as his father, Bob has had Parkinson's disease for over 20 years and he has put a whole crowdfunding campaign together to raise money for the budget, AND a percentage of that will go to charity. https://greenlit.fund/project/ecstasy

Now for the amazing bit... We've just found out that all the money that will be donated will get doubled as a result of the BIG GIVE campaign but TIME IS RUNNING OUT. He's raised over £9.5k so far with £635 of that for charity, and that will get doubled to £1270. But we're trying to raise as much as possible and we have 3 DAYS LEFT.

The whole project is amazing, he’s got some very talented people on board; actors from the ITV show Benidorm and the music supervisors of Kevin and Perry go large! According to Grant the film will make you laugh, cry and rave in your seat! So if you want to see an amazing film next year and support Parkinson's disease research all at once then you can here: https://greenlit.fund/project/ecstasy
Tue 3rd Dec 2019, 13:47
***THIS IS A FANTASTIC NEWS ALERT*** 

Today is Giving Tuesday and the International Day of People with Disability - AND a great day for our crowdfunding campaign. We've just found out that the BIG GIVE will be doubling all donations received up until December 10th. This means that all of you that have a reward where a portion goes to charity will see it DOUBLED. In short... Our mission to make an amazing film about Parkinsons disease and raise money for research all at the same time is going bloody great! We need to capitalise on this great news and try to raise as much for charity as we can and we want to enlist your help to do that, so please go out there today and tell everyone you can about our project!

If any of you have the time to send out emails, messages etc to people you know, you can copy and paste the below:

Hey, 

You may or may not be aware but recently I've been part of a crowdfunding campaign for an upcoming short film called Ecstasy, which will tell a story about living with Parkinson’s disease in a positive and upbeat light.

Ecstasy is a comedy about a disabled father and his son's quest to buy drugs so the Dad can dance with his wife at her birthday party. What could possibly go wrong? And it's based upon the real life revelation that ecstasy can temporarily cure people living with Parkinson’s

The writer and director Grant is making this movie as his father, Bob has had Parkinson's disease for over 20 years and he has put a whole crowdfunding campaign together to raise money for the budget, AND a percentage of that will go to charity. https://greenlit.fund/project/ecstasy

Now for the amazing bit... We've just found out that all the money that will be donated will get doubled as a result of the BIG GIVE campaign but TIME IS RUNNING OUT. He's raised over £9.5k so far with £635 of that for charity, and that will get doubled to £1270. But we're trying to raise as much as possible and we have 3 DAYS LEFT.

The whole project is amazing, he’s got some very talented people on board; actors from the ITV show Benidorm and the music supervisors of Kevin and Perry go large! According to Grant the film will make you laugh, cry and rave in your seat! So if you want to see an amazing film next year and support Parkinson's disease research all at once then you can here: https://greenlit.fund/project/ecstasy

Sun 1st Dec 2019, 18:34
Ho ho ho! December is here and so is the final 6 days of our campaign. Thank you everyone for your unbelievable support so far. We've raised over £9200 via 196 FANTASTIC backers and have had unbelievable conversations with all of our supporters.  Your support has been extremley humbling and my Dad, Bob has shed a tear or two along the way. We can't wait to make our movie next year!

This week we enter the FINAL  part of our campaign and we're trying to raise as much awareness about Parkinson's disease and our movie as possible. Our target is to reach £10k with 50% of everything over this figure going directly to Parkinson's research. So far we've raised close to £1k for Parkinson's research as part of our rewards which is unbelievable and we cannot thank you enough.

This is the final push and anything you can do to share our story and convince a friend, family member or pet to pledge a fiver (or more) please do, because we want to make the most amazing movie possible. If you have any ideas for us, people to get in touch with or graphical things we can make let us know, the world is our oyster and we can definitely put off our actual day jobs for one more week to get us the added flexibility we need to make our movie.

Next year we'll be making a movie that will make you laugh, cry and dance in your seat. Strap in for the ride of your lives. X

Sun 24th Nov 2019, 17:21
After a whirlwind 12 days we've reached our target, broken records and had the pleasure of hearing from our backers about how passionate you all are for this film. We've had support from friends, family, the Parkinson's disease community and everyone else in between. Words can't describe how truly grateful we are so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Now that we've reached our target we can officially make our movie! We've been blown away by your kindness, especially as this project is so close to our hearts. From the start we've set out to create a story about my Dad, who's lived with Parkinson's disease for the last 20 years. We want to tell a story about disability and care that's different and raise a whole lot of awareness for Parkinson's disease along the way. But's what's next with our campaign I hear you ask? Well...

With time left on our campaign we're going to up our target to £10,000 so we can make an even better movie! We really didn't expect this level of support and we knew going in that £8,500 was the minimum needed to make our film, but raising an extra £1,500 will go a long way and give us the flexibility to do so much more.

So, if you still want to be part of our story you can and if you've already backed us (legends) and you're up for it, please help us spread and share the word even further. If by some miracle we get above this target, we're going to increase the percentage of donation so that a WHOPPING 50% of all money raised over the £10k mark will go to Parkinson's research. So this is your chance to support a movie and research into a cure all at once. We have the opportunity to do so much more for Parkinson's disease awareness and if we can do that, we're going to try! 

Thank you and much love from Grant and the whole Ecstasy team.
Tue 19th Nov 2019, 21:34
This has without a doubt been one of the most amazing weeks of our lives. We’re over 50% funded after a record 7 days and we are blown away by everyone’s support. We have had 114 backers so far and your generosity has been unbelievable.

We’ve reached our 'make it or break it' week one target and NOW the hard work begins. Today was the best day for our campaign and the worst all at the same time. We reached half way (Yes!) BUT today was also the slowest day of backing and that’s why we need to find new audiences. We have a press release going out in the morning, with our phenomenal achievements so far and this will help us to reach a new audience but we need your help too. 

If everyone of our backers finds 7 people to donate £5 we will reach our target. We give you permission to tell everyone you know and their dog about this story! We won’t be able to tell this story about my Dad without you. If you need anything from us to help you, posters, images, videos you name it let us know. We can even come into your workplace to talk about the project!

Grab a pen, write down a list of 7 people you think you could get to pledge £5 so we can make this film.

Good luck team! We love you!
Mon 18th Nov 2019, 10:51
Happy Monday all! We're 46% backed and have had a whopping 101 backers in the space of 6 days. The support, enthusiam and passion we've had from all of you has been nothing short of spectacular. We can't thank you enough, but we're going to anyway... THANK YOU!!!

The big news today is that the music supervisors of the classic Brit flick KEVIN AND PERRY GO LARGE have joined our team. New State are the record label behind acts such as Dirty Vegas, the Stanton Warriors, Kinobe, Paul Oakenfold and Zero 7! And they're going to help us find ONE banging anthem for the finale in our film. How exciting.



Grant our writer & director has made a few music videos with New State this year and came across the Kevin and Perry 100,000 CD Sales frame on the wall at their offices. Shocked by this revelation he talked to the team and it turns out that they have their own family connections with Parkinson's disease and were more than happy to come on board to help bring our film to life. And here's some gossip... apparently every time Kevin and Perry plays on TV a few more CDs and downloads fly off the shelves. Honestly check out the soundtrack, it's full of absolute classics. 



With 54% to go we're going to need your help more than ever. We've had an electric start but your support, word of mouth, sharing and caring all make a difference. We're in the make it or break it phase. When it comes to this film 'All we wanna do is do it!' And we need you!

Here's some Kevin and Perry Magic for you! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9toG8kNq9k

Have a great week!

 
Sat 16th Nov 2019, 11:59
This is a special message for you, our wonderful backers. We’re at 40% after 4 full days and apparently we’ve broken records on the greenlit platform! We’ve been blown away by your generosity and enthusiasm for the project. All we want to do is create a film that makes you laugh, cry and rave in your seat. This movie is going to be incredible and you’re helping us to make it happen! 

Have a a great weekend everyone! And if you can go out there and find us 3 more backers each we’ll love you for the rest of our lives!


 
Genre: 
Comedy
Scope: 
Short
Seeking funding for: 
Production
£10,820.00
raised of
£8,500.00
54% funded
Project Funded
  • 230 Backers

Created By Granttaylor

Donation

You can make a pledge to support Ecstasy without receiving a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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SHOUT OUT
Pledge
£5.00
Thaaaaaaanks! Get our never-ending gratitude and a shout out on our Twitter and Facebook for being a kind supportive soul.
SPECIAL THANKS
Pledge
£10.00
Thank you kindly. You'll be getting a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film as well as a shout out on social media.
GET THE FILM
Pledge
£15.00
Thanks! Once the film is complete, you’ll be sent an exclusive private link to watch ‘Ecstasy’ online as well as a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film and a shout out on social media.
GET THE FILM & DONATE TO CHARITY
Pledge
£30.00
Wow! This is an extra special pledge because we’re going to donate £5 of this pledge to a UK Parkinson’s research charity. This is your opportunity to support a film and help to find a cure. On top of this you’ll also receive a shout out on social media, a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film and, once the film is complete, you’ll be sent an exclusive private link to watch ‘Ecstasy’ online.
SCRIPT LOVER
Pledge
£40.00
Thank you! This is for the film fanatics out there. You will get to see how the script has been developed, from the very first draft up until the final shooting script and storyboard - truly seeing how the film has come to life. On top of this, you’ll also receive a shout out on social media, a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film and, once the film is complete, you’ll be sent an exclusive private link to watch ‘Ecstasy’ online. Plus, we’ll donate £5 of this pledge to a UK Parkinson’s research charity.
THE RAVER
Pledge
£50.00
Thank you and thank you again! You’ll get an exclusive MP3 copy of the films Original Soundtrack composed especially for the film and a Unique Postcard from the filmmakers - what more could you want? On top of this, you’ll also receive a shout out on social media, a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film and, once the film is complete, you’ll be sent an exclusive private link to watch ‘Ecstasy’ online. Plus, we’ll donate £5 of this pledge to a UK Parkinson’s research charity.
THE ALL NIGHT RAVER
Pledge
£100.00
A huge thanks! These rewards keep on getting better and better. You will get a gorgeous unique film still of your choice from the film. On top of this, you’ll also receive a shout out on social media, a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film and, once the film is complete, you’ll be sent an exclusive private link to watch ‘Ecstasy’ online. Plus, we’ll donate £10 of this pledge to a UK Parkinson’s research charity.
LIMITED EDITION
Pledge
£150.00
Thanks a million! You’ll get a Limited-Edition Poster signed by the Cast and Crew. On top of this, you’ll also receive a shout out on social media, a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film and, once the film is complete, you’ll be sent an exclusive private link to watch ‘Ecstasy’ online. Plus, we’ll donate £15 of this pledge to a UK Parkinson’s research charity.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Pledge
£500.00
Thank you, boss! You’ll be credited as an Associate Producer on the finished film, with an official IMDb credit and get a copy of the finished script. On top of this, you’ll also receive a shout out on social media, a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film and, once the film is complete, you’ll be sent an exclusive private link to watch ‘Ecstasy’ online. Plus, we’ll donate £50 of this pledge to a UK Parkinson’s research charity.
FILM EXEC
Pledge
£1,000.00
Thank you, boss! You’ll be credited as an Executive Producer on the finished film, with an official IMDb credit and get a copy of the finished script. On top of this, you’ll also receive a shout out on social media, a ‘Special Thanks’ in the credits of the film and, once the film is complete, you’ll be sent an exclusive private link to watch ‘Ecstasy’ online. Plus, we’ll donate £100 of this pledge to a UK Parkinson’s research charity.