Waay back in 2009 we had an idea for a Geordie comedy called Pissheads, for a whole host of reasons namely "no fuckin money" it didn't happen. Fast forward to 2011 and we shot The Stagg Do which is a loose prequel to Pissheads in that it's set in the Pissheads universe with overlapping characters. Hey who said you can't dream big just coz you're squished at the bottom of the barrel? Fast forward to now, and it's just about ready for release. This summer in fact - wooo!
This brings us nicely to Mr Pinkman, above. You see when you make a film for very little money (and we're talking circa £10grand not £100,000+ here) and you're planning on self-releasing… which we always were - even Pissheads back in 2009, then you need to find a way to connect with your potential audience. That's where the internet has been a godsend for independent filmmakers. It's what gives us an opportunity to compete for your eyeballs with bigger films. We can't afford ads on buses or on Sky Sports News. We are relying on you. Our fans and our supporters to spread the word for us.
If you want to see this film, if you think you'll like it and you think your mates will like it - then spread the word. Tell people, tweet people - especially celebs, tag your mates on Facebook. Anything that'll help us get enough people to see this film to enable to prove there is an audience for this kind of stuff and to help us get Pissheads made too.
So that's what the memes are about, that's what the Facebook and Twitter feeds are about, that's why i've been blogging (off and on TBF) for 3 years - to spread the word of this little Geordie film. To connect us with our potential audience and to get seen. If you would like to join in "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, make some memes online and generally SHOUT to everyone you know - so that when we finally hit our release time enough people see the film to make us make a dint in the calendar.
And if you know anybody who'd be interested in sponsorship opportunities tell them to contact us - and if you have a spare couple of quid that you can sling our way in advance of the release they you can donate via PayPal here.
Thanks for reading and hopefully y'all will love the fillum. At the end of the day - that's what it's about - you, the audience.
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.