Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Star Wars Indie Hits Its Target

Two months ago, aspiring Liverpool filmmakers Jamie Williamson and Alan Donohoe appeared on local TV program BBC North West Tonight to talk about the launch of a crowd-funding campaign for their Star Wars-themed comedy I Have a Bad Feeling About This.

Today, the pair shared a triumphant blog post announcing that they have reached-surpassed their target of 9,000 pounds. It's not a lof of money, but as Williamson notes, it's especially gratifying because of when and where it happened:

It is rare that these sort of campaigns make their money, even more rare that British one’s do with crowd-funding being an alien concept over here. Whilst the campaign was ongoing we dipped back into recession too, we realize how tight money is now, which makes this an even greater achievement...

I Have a Bad Feeling About This tells the story of a pair of avid college-age Star Wars fans (Donohoe, Joe Hughes) trying to scrounge tickets for a theatrical triple-bill showing of Episodes 4, 5 and 6. Along the way, they meet “dodgey ticket touts, angry yoga instructors, deranged thieves, clueless police, the suburban Mafia and a dangerous Lightsaber-wielding madman.”

The first casting session is tomorrow, and filming is scheduled to take place this summer.

[I Have a Bad Feeling About This]

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