The Rough Gig

Ryan Howe is a successful stand-up comedian who has built his career on making fun of the characters from his home village. When he agrees to come home by his old friend to do a show for "old time's sake", he thinks "what could go wrong?" But will the villagers he has built his career on ridiculing accept his return with open arms, or will this be the roughest gig of his career?

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Genre
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Scope
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The Rough Gig

Genre
Comedy
Seeking funding for
Distribution & exhibition
Scope
Short
Campaign type
Flexible Funding
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A group of young filmmakers from the South-East are currently looking for support to complete post-production of their short British “comfort comedy” film, “The Rough Gig”.

READ ABOUT THE FILM AND THE POSSIBLE REWARDS FOR SUPPORTING US!

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“The Rough Gig” follows Ryan Howe, a successful stand-up comedian who has built his career on making fun of the strange and quirky characters from his home village.

But when he agrees to come home by his old friend to do a show for “old time’s sake”, he thinks “what could go wrong?”

But will the villagers he has built his career on ridiculing accept his return with open arms, or will this be the roughest gig of his career?

A tale of friendship, weirdness, and very British fun… because sometimes in life, there’s no place like home.

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“The Rough Gig” completed filming in October 2020 and was shot across various locations in Kent and the South East with a total cast and crew of 50. The production was supported by a number of local businesses and organizations such as the Kennington WI, Ashford Radio, Moonlight Limos, RG Studios, and The Radio School. The team also collaborated with local radio DJ, John “Webbo” Webster, and several emerging music artists, such as ‘Luke White’ and ‘Moniters’ who have provided songs and scoring for the film.

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Prior to the completion of shooting, the film won ‘Best Pitch’ at both the Cine Circle UK Film & TV Job Fair in March 2020 and the Cine Circle Film Pitching competition in June 2020 against ~20 other films.

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“The “Rough Gig” team recently released the first trailer for the film on their IMDB page and website and are now looking for public and corporate sponsorship to accelerate the completion of post-production of their film prior to its public premiere in April 2021. This sponsorship will also serve to help fund future submissions to film festivals and potential distributors.

Individuals willing to support the film will have the opportunity to receive exclusive rewards such as being credited as an Executive or Associate Producer, be invited to the film’s premiere, or receive exclusive merchandise. Corporate sponsors willing to support the film can have their business directly promoted and featured within the film and at the premiere.

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Wake Up With Webbo - Radio Ashford - February 2021

Click above! 

Tim and Ryan are interviewed about "The Rough Gig" by Greenlit! - February 2021

Click above to see the hilarious 'in-character' interview with Grace O'Keefe from Greenlit!

Kent Online News - June 2020:  

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/kent-film-makers-seek-financi…

Wake Up With Webbo - Radio Ashford - June 2020:  

Click below or https://youtu.be/dglUFT-NGjs to view on mobile!

£1,715.00
raised of £3,000.00 goal
3 Days left
28 Backers

Pledge without reward:

You can make a pledge to support The Rough Gig without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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A personalized THANK YOU video from one of our fabulous characters!

A glorious sermon from our vicar, some poetic prose from the fruitful Sally, or do you just want to see if Tim can face the right way whilst the camera is on? either way! you will receive a short THANK YOU video from the character of your choice singing your praises and thanking you for your wonderful support.

£10.00
An autographed copy of The Rough Gig film poster!

Signed! Autographed! And maybe, even the odd smiley face or love heart! As a thank you, you will receive a full colour copy of our film poster with all the cast and crews autographs on (who knows, in a few years it could be worth a lot more)!

£15.00
A CD of the 2 songs sung by 'Peter the Vicar' - it's Definitely NOT hymns and sermons!

Are they songs you'd hear at a church service? - No.
Is it something you let your conservative nana listen to? - probably not.
Are the the sort of songs you'd expect from a guitar playing vicar? - definitely not!

Are you going to be singing and humming these tune for the rest of your days? - ABSOLUTELY YES!!!

These original comedy songs proved such a hit with our cast, crew and extras that we thought we'd give you the opportunity to also enjoy them.

so put you hands together and give thanks for the amazing musical stylings of 'Peter the Vicar'.

and if you need anymore convincing

£25.00
A signed and autographed copy of The Rough Gig script!

Who needs subtitles when you can have the script?! That's right! You could get you hands on your very own copy of The Rough Gig script. See all of the cues, prompts and catch lines for yourself and even collect the cast and crews signatures!

£25.00
YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!!! Thank You in our film credits!

Oh yes! That's right! Your name (or nominated name) will appear in the THANK YOU section of the credits. This is you chance to finally see your name on the big screen! How exciting!

(You will also receive your choice of a signed Rough Gig poster or a short Thank You video from your character of choice.)

£30.00
1 Golden Ticket to The Rough Gig Premiere Event!

Come and join the cast, crew and other guests at our big screen premiere event. Not only will you be one of the first people to see the film live but there will be other treats and entertainment too.

(in addition you will also receive your choice of either a signed Rough Gig poster or Thank you video from one of our fabulous characters.)

£30.00
An autographed prop from the film. (Big Richard's Helmet)

As a thankyou for your kind donation, you will receive the glorious helmet that sat on top of the gorgeous Richards head. There is only one! So when it has all the cast and crew signatures on it, it will really become a true one of a kind collectors item.

We are pretty sure you will enjoy Richards helmet as much as we did!

(you will also receive a short thank you video from the character of you choice.)

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£50.00
The Rough Gig Clapper board!

This clapper board saw more ACTION than some of our cast!

Get your hands on the one and only clapper board used on the sets of The Rough GIg. On the front will be the details from our final day of filming and on the back will be the full cast and crews autographs and signatures. A true one of a kind collectors piece.

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£50.00
2 Golden Tickets to The Rough Gig Premiere Event!

You and a friend can come and join the cast, crew and other guests at our big screen premier event. Not only will you be one of the first people to see the film live but there will be other treats and entertainment too.

(in addition you will also receive your choice of either a signed Rough Gig poster or Thank you video from one of our fabulous characters.)

£50.00
A limited edition DVD of The Rough Gig including exclusive bonus content!

Get your hands on one of the limited edition DVD copies of The Rough Gig. Not only will you be able to watch The Rough Gig to your hearts content, you will also get a signed and autographed copy of the film posted and a thank you video from one of our cast members.

Just sit back, relax and enjoy!

£100.00
HOLLYWOOD IS CALLING! Associate Producer Credit!

Oh yes! That's right. Your name will be included in our film as an Associate Producer. Not only will your name feature in the films credits, you will also be included and recognized on our IMDB page and as an added bonus you will also receive a limited edition DVD copy of The Rough Gig, a signed Rough Gig poster, a thank you video from one the films characters and 2 tickets to our fabulous premiere event. You can officially join the ranks of other famous associate producers such as, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Johnny Depp to name a few.

£250.00