• Ecstasy

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10% funded! So let's talk about Brian Bovell our lead actor playing the role of Ian

Wed 11th Mar 2020, 8:41
You're all clued up by now, but to summarise, we filmed our movie in January and ran into some BIG problems. A burst tyre set off a chain of unfortunate events that led to a 4 hour delay and then the BIBLICAl rain came, it was so intense the we had to turn our microphones off and I had to use carrier bags for socks to keep my feet dry. All our hopes and dreams were flooded away and so now we have to go back to film for one more night. The movie is 70% complete and looking epic. Those of us that have seen the current edit of the film laughed and cried. It's a powerful movie full of hope and a movie about diability like no other.

We are 10% funded which is an incredible start! And we are only 90% away from filming on March 25th and completing our movie. It's a race against time to film in the critical car park location before it is literally DEMOLISHED. Apparently it's being turned into a boating centre, who knew (we didn't). We can do it, so please share and convince your friends, family and randoms on the street that this movie will be worth it. Just like before a portion of the money raised is going towards Parkinson's research. We're sticking to our values and that is to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease in the best way possible.

So let's talke about Brian Bovell and the character he plays... IAN. Here's a short excerpt from our script:

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During our last crowdfunding campaign a lot of you thought that my Dad, Bob, would be playing the lead role. I tried to message all of you who thought that to let you know that this wasn't the case. My Dad is an inspiration guy, full of warmth and positivity, but he isn't an actor. We were always going to need a phenomenal talent to play the role of Ian. Brian Bovell has been a mainstay on British television since the 80s. He's been in the BBC's Prospects, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, The Missing, Gimme Gimme Gimme and Hollywood Blockbusters such as Pan. He's seriously talented and I was lucky enough to see him in an amazing play called 'A season in the Congo' at the Young Vic a few years ago. 

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Parkinson's disease is a really difficult condition to portray on film, because according to my Dad 'We don't really do much'. There's this mantra - 'Physical difficulty in film is boring' - And without a physical obstacle like a car driving at you, this maxim is true. So don't worry we wrote the best script we could to show off all the nuances of Parkinson's just right. The drugs you take, switching on and switching off, our film shows it all. But how exactly was Brian going to play someone with Parkinson's? Well he needed a teacher didn't he. And who better than my Dad, Bob.

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We had a one day rehearsal with Brian and Nathan and the first half of the day my Dad was able to explain what Parkinson's is like. He tries to explain it by getting you to perform an action. Stand up and lift your finger to your nose and back again. It's easy right! But NOW, do it again but on the way up restrict your muscles and pull your arm down to the ground as you do it. And on the way down keep your muscles trying to keep your arm up. This is physically what Parkinson's feels like. Every muscle in your body working against the natural flow. We asked questions, we got Bob's advice on how to walk and what it feels like. And it was wonderful to see the connection that Brian and my Dad created. You could tell that Brian wanted to get it right and honour him and with each take in the role I could see that he was methodically forcing all the muscles in his body to tense up. This is what people with Parkinson's live with every single moment but believe me when I tell you, Brian got it right. According to my Dad 'He had a great teacher' - We can't wait for you to see his performance!

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£3,695.00
raised of
£7,000.00
53% funded
86
Days left
  • 286 Backers
Genre: 
Comedy
Scope: 
Short
Seeking funding for: 
Completion

Created By Granttaylor

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