Writer and director Ben Field, known in these parts for his productions at the Sutton Coldfield Town Hall and Sutton Arts Theatre, has teamed up with The Dancing Grannies in a bid to conquer Hollywood U.S. of A.
Ben was the director behind last year’s popular Town Hall production of Macbeth and is again working with SCART in this year’s Shakespeare offering – Romeo & Juliet – which opens later this month.
But his teaming up with the hilarious Fizzog Productions (AKA The Dancing Grannies) is definitely a move from tragedy to comedy.
The next step for the Fizzogs / Field project is to get the film properly funded. As part of that process they need to make a proof of concept, known as a ‘teaser tape’. A teaser tape will consist of short excerpts of the script which will be shown to producers and investors alike.
This is where you can help The Dancing Grannies get to Hollywood by supporting their Crowdfunding campaign. Aiming to raise £2000 the campaign, as of the 13th February, is at 31% of this with just 16 days remaining.
The ladies state on their page:
“We are relying on a lot of good will from our friends to come and work on the teaser for no financial gain and we don’t intend to take any money from the pot for ourselves.
“The money we raise will go towards hiring film equipment, some mobility scooters and maybe a large explosion.”
Deb Nicholls, Sue Hawkins and Jacky Fellows, the ladies behind The Dancing Grannies, met at Dudley College and have gone down a storm on social media. There appearance at the Stafford Christmas Lights switch on has had 2.7 million views on YouTube.
Ben Field told Royal Sutton News:
“Every so often a project grips you. The girls are hilarious, working with them and their talent is infectious.
“They have given me the opportunity to write for them and create a film that inspires people. I’ve put this to some major players in the film industry and we’re getting some great levels of interest. Hopefully we’ll be able to reveal some of the big names we have working both on screen and off very soon.
“We just need the teaser to show as a proof of concept to investors, so please help us acheive this!”
To support the project visit http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-dancing-grannies-help-us-get-to-hollywood where you’ll find an interesting selection of rewards.