Simply Ken

Ken Codd is a man who's lost everything; his wife, his home, his job, his fridge and his washing machine. The most important person in his life is his daughter Gwendolyn. Simply Ken explores this brittle and fractious relationship. It will star Craig Shepherd, Jeffrey Holland & Judy Buxton.

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Simply Ken

Genre
Comedy
Seeking funding for
Production
Scope
Series
Campaign type
Flexible Funding
 

We are looking for funding to complete production of the Pilot script of “SIMPLY KEN”. Written By Craig Shepherd and Directed by Rhys Freeman, this new pilot episode will star Craig Shepherd, Jeffrey Holland (from BBC’s Hi-De-Hi fame) and his wife, Comedy veteran Judy Buxton.

Ken Codd is a man who's lost everything; his wife, his home, his job, his fridge and his washing machine. The most important person in his life is his daughter Gwendolyn. Simply Ken explores this brittle and fractious relationship.

The Pilot has been advertised on UK Comedy guide and Wikipedia and has most recently been mentioned on “Wonder-birds” a 'Loose Women' style programme by Jeffrey Holland himself. 

He stated clearly on this programme: “It’s very clever, it has great potential”.

Jeffrey (hot on the heels of his one-man show of Laurel & Hardy named “And this is my friend Mr Laurel" will play Ken Codd’s Dad (aptly named Stan).  Andrew Shepherd (stage name Craig) also performed a one man show about Laurel and Hardy, entitled "The Fiddle and the Bow". This is where Andrew and Jeff met whilst each performing their shows at various Laurel & Hardy fan clubs around the UK. Their scene together is a homage to Stan and Ollie. As Father and Son, their exchange is devoted to the great comedy pair, as Stan tackles every issue raised to him by his son, in the style of Stan Laurel.

All performers are giving their time for free.  The proposed amount will cover Travel expenses, hire of film equipment, minor “expenses to cast and crew” as well as production costs which include the manufacture of the DVD when filming is done; to promote the completed pilot episode.

 
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    Interview with Craig Shepherd

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    Interview with Rhys Freeman

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    Jeffrey's & Judy's appearance on Wonderbirds

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    Interview with Shaun Doane

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We begin filming tomorrow in Canvey Island in a fabulous house full of Laurel & Hardy Memorabilia. When you see the Pilot you'll know why... We can't wait for the brilliant script to come alive!

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We had an amazing time filming, everything went very well and the team were excellent! Now begins the long, expensive production phase...

If you'd like to see how we got on, you can view the photographs on our 'Simply Ken' Facebook page: 

Day One: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=137268648513342&set=a.171964…

Day Two: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=137268648513342&set=a.1719688…

Day Three: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=137268648513342&set=a.1719757…

Day Four: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=137268648513342&set=a.1719803…

Day Five: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=137268648513342&set=a.1719843…

£545.00
raised of £4,000.00 goal
12 Days left
17 Backers

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You can make a pledge to support Simply Ken without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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A big thank you!

Pledge between £5 and £20 and we'll thank you personally on our Social Media accounts.

£5.00
Sneaky peek!

Pledge £20-£30 and as well as a personal 'Thank you' on our Social Media accounts, you'll be the first to see a copy of the finished pilot! We'll send you a link as soon as it's completed!

£20.00
Personal DVD and an exclusive invite to a Q & A

Pledge £30-£100 and as well as a personal 'Thank you' on our Social Media accounts and a link to the film, we'll send you a personal copy of a DVD of the finished pilot (with extras) and you'll receive an exclusive invite to a Q&A session with the Writer, Director and members of the Cast.

£30.00
Be an Executive Producer!

Pledge £500 and above and you can become an Executive Producer of 'Simply Ken', with your name in the Credits.

£500.00