The Knight and the Fool - A Short Film

By Idle Dandies Entertainment

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The Knight And The Fool - A Short Film

Project 2012-02-03 02:03:22 +1300

"If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well." An English proverb that suits us well too, we think.


This Pledge Me crowdfunding venture is our first foray into anything of its sort, and it's always a fair question for someone who may be looking for a decent project, to ask: "Why should I give you my hard-earned dosh, and what will you do with it?"

The answer is actually easy: You should fund us for the same reasons that our amazing cast and creative team have signed on. They loved the story and our idea.

So you don't need to take our word for it, because the talent of our team speaks far more eloquently than any sales pitch. Go to our Idle Dandies Entertainment production blog (see our link) and check us out. These world class, talented artists have all said "Yes," to joining our team, and we couldn't be more excited. http://idledandies.com/

But we still can't make this happen without your funding. Please take a look at our creative team and our cast.

They are all working professionals and we cannot make them work at their best for free; we have already won them with our idea and script for the project but now we have to start the production.

This money is for Production Design and Costume Design: armour, stunt weapons, props, costumes, fabrics, sewing.

After this pledge you will see us again, telling you how we are doing and presenting you with our next step.

Together, with your help, we can create something magnificent.


The Cast

   The Knight : John Bach

John Bach, acclaimed ex-patriot Welsh actor, has performed in over 120 film and TV roles, and almost as many theatre productions. His recent credits include Spartacus: Blood and Sand, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. He also starred in his own TV series, Duggan.

John Bach on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm0045324/

   The Fool : Ben Fransham, Writer/Director

Ben Fransham, a rare actor in that he worked professionally as a ballet dancer, has co-written several theatre shows, and choreographed/dance mastered for many others over the last 20 years.

He specializes in character roles. Currently playing a goblin in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, his other credits include:Legend of The Seeker, 30 Days of Night, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and Heavenly Creatures.

Ben Fransham on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm0291740/

   Daniel the Squire : Nathan Meister

A vastly talented actor, specializing in physical roles, Nathan Meister is most well known for his lead role in the horror comedy Black Sheep. His recent credits include: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Legend of the Seeker, Rage, and Avatar.

Nathan Meister on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm2201960/


   Agnes the Novitiate: Anya Tate-Manning

Anya Tate-Manning is an acting graduate of Toi Whakaari; NZ Drama School and Otago University. She has been seen onstage recently on Wellington stages in shows such as August Osage County (Circa), Public Service Announcements, Toys and Glorious (Bats and Auckland's Basement theatre). Anya has also worked for Capitol E, National Theatre for Children and backstage for the Ryhmateatteri in Helsinki, Finland.  As a playwright, Anya has received nominations at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for Outstanding New Playwright of the year award for her showPirates vs Ninjas and for Best Female newcomer for Ugly Customers.

While Anya is something of a novitate onscreen, she has had experience on TV3's Night at the Classic (dir Josh Thomson) and short film Bad Trip (dir Louis Sutherland).

The Crew

Producer : Melissa Dodds

A supremely talented producer and production manager of feature films, short films, commercials, documentaries, and TV series, Melissa has recently seen the release of The Devil’s Rock, a feature film which she line produced, and she is currently producing the feature Existence, which is in post production. Credits also include: Daybreakers, and Avatar.

Melissa Dodds on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1321280/

Producer : Marzena Zareba

Meet the team muscle. Marzena trained in Poland, in theatre school and para-trooper sky diving, then got hired by Weta Digital as a VFX Artist and is currently working on set for The Hobbit films. Her recent credits include: Avatar, District 9, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Marzena Zareba on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm2561543/

Rachel Henry : Co-Director

Rachel is one of New Zealand’s most sought after theatre directors and acting coaches, also excelling in script workshopping, Rachel has worked in front of the camera for years, and is looking to move behind it. An award winning actor with a Master of Arts Degree in Directing, she has worked in the U.S. and with Globe Theatre students in London. She was an acting tutor for N.Z.’s premiere film and theatre drama school Toi Whakaari.

Production Designer : John Harding

John has won N.Z.’s top film and television awards for his work, has designed vast structures for theatre shows, musicals, and continues to surprise with his innovative style. Extremely versatile, his credits speak for themselves on: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Avatar, King Kong, Predicament, and currently The Hobbit films.

John Harding on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1158040/

Costume Designer : Lesley Burkes-Harding

Multi-award winning film and theatre costume designer plus all-round period clothing genius, Lesley has already worked on our project from its beginning.

Some of her credits are: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Predicament, Home by Christmas, Out of the Blue, and Avatar.

Lesley Burkes-Harding on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm0121933

Concept Designer : Paul Tobin

Paul Tobin has worked as a concept designer at Weta Workshop since 2003, most recently working on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, James Cameron’s Avatar and Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. He has indulged his passion for ancient worlds by extensive travel and work as a volunteer archaeologist.

Paul Tobin on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm2444156

Armourer and History Consultant : Peter Lyon

Workshop for over a decade and still making new lethal creations of his own, Peter Lyon is a household name in the historical weaponry communities around the globe. His credits include: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Avatar, District 9.

Peter Lyon on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1400884

Fight Choreographer: Allan Henry

Allan acts and works mostly in theatre; he also trained under the great fight arranger Tony Woolf (ex student of the legendary William Hobbs) before travelling to the U.K. to be Level 3 (Gold) certified at the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. His acting and stunts credits include Avatar, Legend of the Seeker, Paradise Café, The Cure (also as Assistant Stunt Coordinator), and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Allan Henry on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm3180018

Combat Consultant and Assistant Choreographer: Dr. Blair Apperley

A highly reputed martial arts instructor and scholar, first class chiropractor and physical therapist, working with some of New Zealand’s top stunt people. Blair has already choreographed a huge fight scene for our first camera test, which is featured in our video above. He is currently training the cast with a gruelling fitness regimen.

Comments

Updates 18

Hello again, so nice to see you!

04/11/2013 at 11:31 PM

Hi Pledgers, just a quick note, because the news came in yesterday. We didn't get short listed for funding from Premiere Shorts this year. Rats. Oh well, we have other plans up our collective sleeve, so now we get back to work. Vera is 1 year old now, so the light is brightening in the dark pit of early parenthood. We can start to climb out of it. 

Any questions can be asked on our Facebook page, and we will shortly begin to fulfill a few credits that we owe on Facebook as well. 

Back soon, and much more regularly!

Ben. 

Hi-dee ho, Pledgers

09/12/2012 at 4:19 AM

Hi, it's us again, and we are currently working on our first newsletter for you all.

Some of you aren't signed up for it, based on your Pledge choice, but we thought that we'd keep you in the loop for the first issue anyway, because of how long it has been since you're heard from us. 

Here's the thing: a couple of you won't be able to receive the newsletter because we don't have your email addresses yet. You signed in using Faceberk, or another server. You lovely people will have to get in touch with us through our Website: www.idledandies.com, or our Facebook Page: Idle Dandies Entertainment. We will try to track you down ourselves as well, if we can. Whatever the case, stay tuned here, because we will notify you when the newsletter goes out. Whomsoever (that's for you Rebecca) does not receive the letter at the time of its issue, please get in touch with us so that we can update our database.

Back soon,

Ben and Marzena.

Long time, no Update

07/12/2012 at 11:22 AM

Hi All,

We've been flat out, having a baby, submitting to the Film Commission for funding and rehearsing a bit. The first Newsletter for you faithful Pledgers is on its way. Stay tuned, because we haven't forgotten you!

New news!

23/05/2012 at 6:50 AM

We've had our first proper meeting with production and production design and costume design. The hard earned Pledges that you have donated, are about to be put to work.
Keep an eye out for us on Facebook or idledandies.com

News

13/04/2012 at 1:00 PM

Hello,

Just a quick update, we've all been flat out since the Pledge Me campaign was a success, and we're returning to take care of business as we move to our next phase. Fear not good Pledgers, we are at the helm and shall steer this juggernaut straight and true. Drop us a line at http://idledandies.com anytime.
Back soon,

Ben, Marzena and Melissa.

Success!

16/03/2012 at 11:16 AM

We made it! WOW, a massive effort from so many friends at the last hour meant that we went over the Pledge Me target. Leonardo Guerchmann, Joseph Sherman-Mendez, and Laura Samide all pledged around the same time, and now our total is at $5,300! We are ecstatic, that all of you put your faith in our project. There's plenty of room for more pledges, by the way. Our film budget is still being sorted out, and this campaign will now provide much needed funding for our production design and costume design. Any questions? Ask away. Find us on Facebook, or at www.idledandies.com

Much love and gratitude, 

Ben Fransham, Marzena Zareba and Mel Dodds

$3,900, but only 12hrs left! Help!

15/03/2012 at 11:22 PM

Waaaargh!
All of our lovely pledgers' dredging of their pockets for spare cash, will amount to nothing, if we can't make our target within these last 12 hours. We still need $1,300, or 52 minimum pledges.
Please pass on the good word, and maybe we will survive.

Thank you for all of your support so far!

Ben and Marzena.

$2,900! 3 days left...

13/03/2012 at 1:49 AM

We have only had 5 pledges so far today, but what pledges! A whopper from Stephan Remstedt, and 4 fine promises of hard cash from James Stewart, Matt Fritz, Clare, and Alex Galvin. Times are hard for many people, and the fact that you can put aside what is yours to help us create an artwork, is remarkable. Thank you all so much. We're still in the running, it seems, to become America's next top model...

Wow, You guys are alright.

12/03/2012 at 9:48 AM

We've just had several pledges in quick succession, so this is a quick update. We have just made $2,200! Thanks to you wonderful pledgers, we could succeed at the last minute, and now all we need is $3,000 in the next 3 days! Today we made quota, and it's all thanks to you!
We are a little in awe of the support that is pouring in right now, so we hope that you feel good about yourselves. We certainly do.
Stay tuned, and please egg on your mad, stinking rich relatives (you know the ones, long lost, and cat hoarding) to pony up a few bob, for an artistic effort that they won't regret. After all, you did, and we thank you for it.

Ben and Marzena.

Another Pledge today! Yay!

12/03/2012 at 1:20 AM

Virginia Crawford chipped in, and we've gained another couple of metres in this metaphorical marathon for money. Thanks Virginia! Please post to your friends and brag about your generosity. Sorry for their frequency, but this level of saturation is necessary to succeed at this late stage.

$1,275 raised, $3,925 to go!

12/03/2012 at 12:05 AM

Emiko Cowell just put one in the tank, if you'll pardon the expression, so we have another pledge chipped in! Thanks Emiko!

$1,250 raised, $3,950 to go

11/03/2012 at 11:17 PM

Erroll Shand just dropped in with a generous pledge, bringing us to $1,250. Yay! Now we only need $988 per day for the next 4 days of Pledge Me limbo.

$1,150 Raised! 4 days left!

11/03/2012 at 7:47 PM

Gregor Cameron just ponied up some dosh, thanks Gregor!

We're now at $1,125!

11/03/2012 at 10:56 AM

Great stuff! Stevie James, and Natasha Simeonidis, have both pledged within minutes of each other. Thank you so much!

We've done the ton: $1000! Only $4,200 to go!

11/03/2012 at 9:23 AM

Crikey, we've done well today. People are rallying to help us win this first round, and we really appreciate it. Amy Whiterod and Terry Binding generously jumped in this afternoon to bring us up to $1,000. Thank you! We are starting to have hope that we can make it. Please keep those pledges coming in. We need to top $1,000 every day from here on in, and remember, we won't see a cent unless we can raise the whole amount, so it's all or nothing.
Ben.

5 days left!

10/03/2012 at 10:58 PM

Three more pledges. Awesome. We only need ten times that amount per day, for the next five days, and we may break even. Thanks guys, we can still do this!

Another Pledge! 6 DAYS LEFT!

10/03/2012 at 3:04 AM

We've just received another pledge, thank you! We can still make this happen. We only need 187 pledges of only $25 each, which is 31 pledges per day for the next 6 days. It all depends on your help. If everyone chips in, then we're off! Please spread the word. If you can't pledge, then please post us to your page, and/or "like" us, and thanks for your help.

We have a complete cast

08/03/2012 at 5:46 AM

Great news! We've had a very busy couple of weeks, with some top secret stuff happening on the music side of production (we wish we could tell you!) but the most recent public news, is that Anya Tate-Manning has joined the cast. She is a marvellously talented actor, and we are so please to have her aboard. See her portrait here: http://idledandies.com

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    Pledgers 79

    Laura Samide
    2012-03-16 23:20:31 +1300
    Joseph Sherman-Mendez
    2012-03-16 23:17:26 +1300
    Leonardo Guerchmann
    2012-03-16 23:07:15 +1300
    Brett Skinner
    2012-03-16 22:40:47 +1300
    Beck
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    Simon Elgar
    2012-03-16 22:10:37 +1300
    Kieran Timms
    2012-03-16 22:09:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-03-16 21:50:57 +1300
    Matt Johnston
    2012-03-16 21:46:22 +1300
    Iva
    2012-03-16 21:38:59 +1300
    Kate Fransham
    2012-03-16 20:31:21 +1300
    Ali
    2012-03-16 20:30:23 +1300
    Shannon Tubman
    2012-03-16 17:50:39 +1300
    Snow Downey
    2012-03-16 17:28:41 +1300
    Sarah Wood
    2012-03-16 16:43:49 +1300
    Tara Murrie
    2012-03-16 15:55:50 +1300
    Gregor Cameron
    2012-03-16 15:28:54 +1300
    Mia
    2012-03-16 15:11:06 +1300
    Kyle Ashley
    2012-03-16 14:37:10 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
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    Jamie Smith
    2012-03-16 13:36:14 +1300
    Cedric
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    Blair McLean
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    Brian
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    Matthew Fogarty
    2012-03-16 12:17:45 +1300
    Andy Burmeister
    2012-03-16 12:16:38 +1300
    Jo Davison
    2012-03-16 11:38:07 +1300
    Christian Biegai
    2012-03-16 03:15:47 +1300
    kara
    2012-03-15 19:03:27 +1300
    Tanya Barlow
    2012-03-15 18:59:37 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of The Knight and the Fool - A Short Film

    The Knight And The Fool - A Short Film

    Project 2012-02-03 02:03:22 +1300

    "If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well." An English proverb that suits us well too, we think.


    This Pledge Me crowdfunding venture is our first foray into anything of its sort, and it's always a fair question for someone who may be looking for a decent project, to ask: "Why should I give you my hard-earned dosh, and what will you do with it?"

    The answer is actually easy: You should fund us for the same reasons that our amazing cast and creative team have signed on. They loved the story and our idea.

    So you don't need to take our word for it, because the talent of our team speaks far more eloquently than any sales pitch. Go to our Idle Dandies Entertainment production blog (see our link) and check us out. These world class, talented artists have all said "Yes," to joining our team, and we couldn't be more excited. http://idledandies.com/

    But we still can't make this happen without your funding. Please take a look at our creative team and our cast.

    They are all working professionals and we cannot make them work at their best for free; we have already won them with our idea and script for the project but now we have to start the production.

    This money is for Production Design and Costume Design: armour, stunt weapons, props, costumes, fabrics, sewing.

    After this pledge you will see us again, telling you how we are doing and presenting you with our next step.

    Together, with your help, we can create something magnificent.


    The Cast

       The Knight : John Bach

    John Bach, acclaimed ex-patriot Welsh actor, has performed in over 120 film and TV roles, and almost as many theatre productions. His recent credits include Spartacus: Blood and Sand, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. He also starred in his own TV series, Duggan.

    John Bach on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm0045324/

       The Fool : Ben Fransham, Writer/Director

    Ben Fransham, a rare actor in that he worked professionally as a ballet dancer, has co-written several theatre shows, and choreographed/dance mastered for many others over the last 20 years.

    He specializes in character roles. Currently playing a goblin in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, his other credits include:Legend of The Seeker, 30 Days of Night, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, and Heavenly Creatures.

    Ben Fransham on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm0291740/

       Daniel the Squire : Nathan Meister

    A vastly talented actor, specializing in physical roles, Nathan Meister is most well known for his lead role in the horror comedy Black Sheep. His recent credits include: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Legend of the Seeker, Rage, and Avatar.

    Nathan Meister on IMDb.com here: www.imdb.com/name/nm2201960/


       Agnes the Novitiate: Anya Tate-Manning

    Anya Tate-Manning is an acting graduate of Toi Whakaari; NZ Drama School and Otago University. She has been seen onstage recently on Wellington stages in shows such as August Osage County (Circa), Public Service Announcements, Toys and Glorious (Bats and Auckland's Basement theatre). Anya has also worked for Capitol E, National Theatre for Children and backstage for the Ryhmateatteri in Helsinki, Finland.  As a playwright, Anya has received nominations at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards for Outstanding New Playwright of the year award for her showPirates vs Ninjas and for Best Female newcomer for Ugly Customers.

    While Anya is something of a novitate onscreen, she has had experience on TV3's Night at the Classic (dir Josh Thomson) and short film Bad Trip (dir Louis Sutherland).

    The Crew

    Producer : Melissa Dodds

    A supremely talented producer and production manager of feature films, short films, commercials, documentaries, and TV series, Melissa has recently seen the release of The Devil’s Rock, a feature film which she line produced, and she is currently producing the feature Existence, which is in post production. Credits also include: Daybreakers, and Avatar.

    Melissa Dodds on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1321280/

    Producer : Marzena Zareba

    Meet the team muscle. Marzena trained in Poland, in theatre school and para-trooper sky diving, then got hired by Weta Digital as a VFX Artist and is currently working on set for The Hobbit films. Her recent credits include: Avatar, District 9, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    Marzena Zareba on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm2561543/

    Rachel Henry : Co-Director

    Rachel is one of New Zealand’s most sought after theatre directors and acting coaches, also excelling in script workshopping, Rachel has worked in front of the camera for years, and is looking to move behind it. An award winning actor with a Master of Arts Degree in Directing, she has worked in the U.S. and with Globe Theatre students in London. She was an acting tutor for N.Z.’s premiere film and theatre drama school Toi Whakaari.

    Production Designer : John Harding

    John has won N.Z.’s top film and television awards for his work, has designed vast structures for theatre shows, musicals, and continues to surprise with his innovative style. Extremely versatile, his credits speak for themselves on: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Avatar, King Kong, Predicament, and currently The Hobbit films.

    John Harding on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1158040/

    Costume Designer : Lesley Burkes-Harding

    Multi-award winning film and theatre costume designer plus all-round period clothing genius, Lesley has already worked on our project from its beginning.

    Some of her credits are: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Predicament, Home by Christmas, Out of the Blue, and Avatar.

    Lesley Burkes-Harding on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm0121933

    Concept Designer : Paul Tobin

    Paul Tobin has worked as a concept designer at Weta Workshop since 2003, most recently working on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, James Cameron’s Avatar and Andrew Adamson’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. He has indulged his passion for ancient worlds by extensive travel and work as a volunteer archaeologist.

    Paul Tobin on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm2444156

    Armourer and History Consultant : Peter Lyon

    Workshop for over a decade and still making new lethal creations of his own, Peter Lyon is a household name in the historical weaponry communities around the globe. His credits include: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Avatar, District 9.

    Peter Lyon on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm1400884

    Fight Choreographer: Allan Henry

    Allan acts and works mostly in theatre; he also trained under the great fight arranger Tony Woolf (ex student of the legendary William Hobbs) before travelling to the U.K. to be Level 3 (Gold) certified at the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. His acting and stunts credits include Avatar, Legend of the Seeker, Paradise Café, The Cure (also as Assistant Stunt Coordinator), and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
    Allan Henry on IMDb.com: www.imdb.com/name/nm3180018

    Combat Consultant and Assistant Choreographer: Dr. Blair Apperley

    A highly reputed martial arts instructor and scholar, first class chiropractor and physical therapist, working with some of New Zealand’s top stunt people. Blair has already choreographed a huge fight scene for our first camera test, which is featured in our video above. He is currently training the cast with a gruelling fitness regimen.

    Comments

    Hello again, so nice to see you!

    04/11/2013 at 11:31 PM

    Hi Pledgers, just a quick note, because the news came in yesterday. We didn't get short listed for funding from Premiere Shorts this year. Rats. Oh well, we have other plans up our collective sleeve, so now we get back to work. Vera is 1 year old now, so the light is brightening in the dark pit of early parenthood. We can start to climb out of it. 

    Any questions can be asked on our Facebook page, and we will shortly begin to fulfill a few credits that we owe on Facebook as well. 

    Back soon, and much more regularly!

    Ben. 

    Hi-dee ho, Pledgers

    09/12/2012 at 4:19 AM

    Hi, it's us again, and we are currently working on our first newsletter for you all.

    Some of you aren't signed up for it, based on your Pledge choice, but we thought that we'd keep you in the loop for the first issue anyway, because of how long it has been since you're heard from us. 

    Here's the thing: a couple of you won't be able to receive the newsletter because we don't have your email addresses yet. You signed in using Faceberk, or another server. You lovely people will have to get in touch with us through our Website: www.idledandies.com, or our Facebook Page: Idle Dandies Entertainment. We will try to track you down ourselves as well, if we can. Whatever the case, stay tuned here, because we will notify you when the newsletter goes out. Whomsoever (that's for you Rebecca) does not receive the letter at the time of its issue, please get in touch with us so that we can update our database.

    Back soon,

    Ben and Marzena.

    Long time, no Update

    07/12/2012 at 11:22 AM

    Hi All,

    We've been flat out, having a baby, submitting to the Film Commission for funding and rehearsing a bit. The first Newsletter for you faithful Pledgers is on its way. Stay tuned, because we haven't forgotten you!

    New news!

    23/05/2012 at 6:50 AM

    We've had our first proper meeting with production and production design and costume design. The hard earned Pledges that you have donated, are about to be put to work.
    Keep an eye out for us on Facebook or idledandies.com

    News

    13/04/2012 at 1:00 PM

    Hello,

    Just a quick update, we've all been flat out since the Pledge Me campaign was a success, and we're returning to take care of business as we move to our next phase. Fear not good Pledgers, we are at the helm and shall steer this juggernaut straight and true. Drop us a line at http://idledandies.com anytime.
    Back soon,

    Ben, Marzena and Melissa.

    Success!

    16/03/2012 at 11:16 AM

    We made it! WOW, a massive effort from so many friends at the last hour meant that we went over the Pledge Me target. Leonardo Guerchmann, Joseph Sherman-Mendez, and Laura Samide all pledged around the same time, and now our total is at $5,300! We are ecstatic, that all of you put your faith in our project. There's plenty of room for more pledges, by the way. Our film budget is still being sorted out, and this campaign will now provide much needed funding for our production design and costume design. Any questions? Ask away. Find us on Facebook, or at www.idledandies.com

    Much love and gratitude, 

    Ben Fransham, Marzena Zareba and Mel Dodds

    $3,900, but only 12hrs left! Help!

    15/03/2012 at 11:22 PM

    Waaaargh!
    All of our lovely pledgers' dredging of their pockets for spare cash, will amount to nothing, if we can't make our target within these last 12 hours. We still need $1,300, or 52 minimum pledges.
    Please pass on the good word, and maybe we will survive.

    Thank you for all of your support so far!

    Ben and Marzena.

    $2,900! 3 days left...

    13/03/2012 at 1:49 AM

    We have only had 5 pledges so far today, but what pledges! A whopper from Stephan Remstedt, and 4 fine promises of hard cash from James Stewart, Matt Fritz, Clare, and Alex Galvin. Times are hard for many people, and the fact that you can put aside what is yours to help us create an artwork, is remarkable. Thank you all so much. We're still in the running, it seems, to become America's next top model...

    Wow, You guys are alright.

    12/03/2012 at 9:48 AM

    We've just had several pledges in quick succession, so this is a quick update. We have just made $2,200! Thanks to you wonderful pledgers, we could succeed at the last minute, and now all we need is $3,000 in the next 3 days! Today we made quota, and it's all thanks to you!
    We are a little in awe of the support that is pouring in right now, so we hope that you feel good about yourselves. We certainly do.
    Stay tuned, and please egg on your mad, stinking rich relatives (you know the ones, long lost, and cat hoarding) to pony up a few bob, for an artistic effort that they won't regret. After all, you did, and we thank you for it.

    Ben and Marzena.

    Another Pledge today! Yay!

    12/03/2012 at 1:20 AM

    Virginia Crawford chipped in, and we've gained another couple of metres in this metaphorical marathon for money. Thanks Virginia! Please post to your friends and brag about your generosity. Sorry for their frequency, but this level of saturation is necessary to succeed at this late stage.

    $1,275 raised, $3,925 to go!

    12/03/2012 at 12:05 AM

    Emiko Cowell just put one in the tank, if you'll pardon the expression, so we have another pledge chipped in! Thanks Emiko!

    $1,250 raised, $3,950 to go

    11/03/2012 at 11:17 PM

    Erroll Shand just dropped in with a generous pledge, bringing us to $1,250. Yay! Now we only need $988 per day for the next 4 days of Pledge Me limbo.

    $1,150 Raised! 4 days left!

    11/03/2012 at 7:47 PM

    Gregor Cameron just ponied up some dosh, thanks Gregor!

    We're now at $1,125!

    11/03/2012 at 10:56 AM

    Great stuff! Stevie James, and Natasha Simeonidis, have both pledged within minutes of each other. Thank you so much!

    We've done the ton: $1000! Only $4,200 to go!

    11/03/2012 at 9:23 AM

    Crikey, we've done well today. People are rallying to help us win this first round, and we really appreciate it. Amy Whiterod and Terry Binding generously jumped in this afternoon to bring us up to $1,000. Thank you! We are starting to have hope that we can make it. Please keep those pledges coming in. We need to top $1,000 every day from here on in, and remember, we won't see a cent unless we can raise the whole amount, so it's all or nothing.
    Ben.

    5 days left!

    10/03/2012 at 10:58 PM

    Three more pledges. Awesome. We only need ten times that amount per day, for the next five days, and we may break even. Thanks guys, we can still do this!

    Another Pledge! 6 DAYS LEFT!

    10/03/2012 at 3:04 AM

    We've just received another pledge, thank you! We can still make this happen. We only need 187 pledges of only $25 each, which is 31 pledges per day for the next 6 days. It all depends on your help. If everyone chips in, then we're off! Please spread the word. If you can't pledge, then please post us to your page, and/or "like" us, and thanks for your help.

    We have a complete cast

    08/03/2012 at 5:46 AM

    Great news! We've had a very busy couple of weeks, with some top secret stuff happening on the music side of production (we wish we could tell you!) but the most recent public news, is that Anya Tate-Manning has joined the cast. She is a marvellously talented actor, and we are so please to have her aboard. See her portrait here: http://idledandies.com

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      Laura Samide
      2012-03-16 23:20:31 +1300
      Joseph Sherman-Mendez
      2012-03-16 23:17:26 +1300
      Leonardo Guerchmann
      2012-03-16 23:07:15 +1300
      Brett Skinner
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      Beck
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      Simon Elgar
      2012-03-16 22:10:37 +1300
      Kieran Timms
      2012-03-16 22:09:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
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      Matt Johnston
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      Iva
      2012-03-16 21:38:59 +1300
      Kate Fransham
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      Shannon Tubman
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      Gregor Cameron
      2012-03-16 15:28:54 +1300
      Mia
      2012-03-16 15:11:06 +1300
      Kyle Ashley
      2012-03-16 14:37:10 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-16 14:34:03 +1300
      Jamie Smith
      2012-03-16 13:36:14 +1300
      Cedric
      2012-03-16 13:00:52 +1300
      Blair McLean
      2012-03-16 12:54:04 +1300
      Brian
      2012-03-16 12:33:14 +1300
      Matthew Fogarty
      2012-03-16 12:17:45 +1300
      Andy Burmeister
      2012-03-16 12:16:38 +1300
      Jo Davison
      2012-03-16 11:38:07 +1300
      Christian Biegai
      2012-03-16 03:15:47 +1300
      kara
      2012-03-15 19:03:27 +1300
      Tanya Barlow
      2012-03-15 18:59:37 +1300

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 16/03/2012 at 11:20 PM.