• Ecstasy

    A disabled father and his son try to buy drugs so the Dad can dance with his wife... what could possibly go wrong?

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What's happening with Ecstasy?

Mon 23rd Mar 2020, 9:50
Now you all might be wondering... with the Covid 19 pandemic, what's happening with Ecstasy.

After months of development and planning we shot our film in January this year. It was amazing but we ran into some issues on the shoot, leaving the film 70% complete. So, we set out a masterplan to go back for one more day to film the shots that we couldn't capture initially and we had to do it fast before world Parkinson's day on April 11th and the car park which we HAVE to film in... gets demolished.

When things changed last Monday in the UK our heads were seriously put into a spin and we've been debating what to do ever since. It felt right to pause PR-ing our crowdfunding efforts, which we're going AMAZING (We hit 50% of our target in 6 days!). As people had different priorities on their minds. But the question remained... should we shoot on March 25th? Fundamentally government advice was that we could still work and as I've been cycling to work each day I've seen that construction sites haven't changed at all which means that the car park will still get demolished.

But this week you may have seen in the news that near enough every UK filming production has ceased, from Eastenders to Hollywood movies. The scenes we need to film involve being in close proximity with 3 members of the team inside a small car! Knowing that members of the cast and crew live with parents and interaction on our part whilst filming is unavoidable (I mean how can a makeup artist social distance?), it just hasn't felt right. More than anything I wanted to be able to pay the film crew because in the space of a few weeks every single one of us has seen our schedules and film shoots evaporate in front of our very eyes. It is certainly the toughest of times for us freelancers because with little to no income and rent to pay difficult times lay ahead.

With all this in mind we made the decision to postpone our filming day which means that we can't complete the film, for now, also without the money raised it's simply not possible financially. Secretly I'd hoped to complete the film before my first child arrives in May, but clearly this won't be the case.

So this is where we are... We're set to go as soon as the tides change and once we're through this and there's a return to normality rest assured that we'll crowdfund the remainder of our target and complete our film. In the meantime stay safe, keep spirits high and exercise where you can. I'll try and provide some updates on the amazing parts of the movie that have taken place so far with stories from our rain-drenched set. It might be a nice relief to hear something else! Our ambition will be to do a big screening on World Parkinson's day 2021 where you'll laugh, cry and dance in your seat! We promise it will be worth the wait! 

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£8,210.00
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£8,750.00
94% funded
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Genre: 
Comedy
Scope: 
Short
Seeking funding for: 
Completion

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SHOUT OUT
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£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
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£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
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£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
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£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
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£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
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£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
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£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
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£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.
Platinum Edition
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£200.00
Thanks a platinum! You’ll get a 'Platinum-Edition' Poster which is 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 £20 of this pledge to a UK Parkinson’s research charity. Big up!
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
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£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
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£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.
The Halcyon maker
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£3,500.00
You've taken the halcyon days and brought them crashing down into the present. You're coming on board as a Special Exec Producer of our movie, your name will be in the credits and it will be big! And you will have gotten us half way there to making our heartfelt movie happen.
Ravesaver
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£7,000.00
You are the RAVESAVER, you've swooped in to make our lives easier and have come on board as a huge partner in the movie. We'll share the current edit of the movie with you and the plans for how we're going to win an Oscar and raise awareness of Parkinson's to the next level. You'll be forever in our debt and your name will be HUGE in the credits. But most of all you'll be safe in the knowledge that you've helped make movie magic and done a great thing.