We woke up this morning to find that our IndieGoGo had finished at £9,000.00 which is incredible news. That means we can definitely film our pilot. We are absolutely thrilled.
We have been toiling away in the background to find all the right people and places and advice and now we get to relax on the funding front and move all our hard work to getting it done.
We didn't manage to post every single thank you and pie video on this site as we went along, but here's a pie supercut as a thank you for all your help with the IndieGoGo.
We're thrilled to have sold out two of our perks. That's all the pies in faces and both our private improv shows.
I'm up at 1am because my brain won't stop and I'm enjoying the irony of that happening on World Mental Health Day.
For our equally kind and sadistic followers, here is the fourth pie instalment, with more being filmed on Monday.
Well, it's turning around a little. We have some big donations in the bank and a lot of promised interest that we're gradually making real.
We have a new script supervisor who volunteered to help, which is amazing because that's a luxury crew member that we couldn't afford to hire!
In celebration of things looking positive, here's Ed getting pied in the face AGAIN. Oh, happy day.
Whenever I read about funding, I always come across the awkward middle slump; the bit half way through the month when you've picked up all the early adopters but you haven't got to the last-minute people yet. It's happening right here.
I'm plugging away at social media and people are helping out like legends, but we have been down on our targets for the last few days.
Funding takes ages and it's like pushing a full time job into all the cracks where your other full time jobs breathe.
Delightfully, my students were talking about it in the pub last night. It's still on everyone's radar, we just have to make a few adjustments to perks, clear up some filmmaking jargon and double-down.
Most importantly, though, it's Ed's turn to get custard-pied.
As you may already have read, one of our first shows together (I'm sure it was our first duo) was a late night, ten minute bit show where one of us got pied when an alarm went off. The joke was to try and keep playing a regular improv scene without acknowledging it.
As a bit of misguided nostalgia, we've added a 'pie one of us in the face' perk to our IndieGoGo. At the time of writing, six people have already taken us up on it.
Now we are releasing one video a day of the ongoing battle. It's like a hostage situation for our faces.