Newcastle Comedy Sketch Group, Hot Gulp, Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted: 5th August 2015

Northern Film and Media funded comedy sketch group, Hot Gulp, have launched a crowdfundng campaign to raise £2,500 to film a pilot for their new sitcom idea, Storydweller.  

In 2012, Hot Gulp won the Live Pitch Competition at Cofilmic Festival with the original idea for Storydweller. Last summer, supported by TV production company BonaFide Films, they managed to secure Alpha Funding from Channel 4 and as part of this process they got to work alongside leading script editor Andrew Ellard (IT Crowd, Red Dwarf, Cardinal Burns, Vic & Bob’s House of Fools) to flesh out the script.

In previous projects they have relied almost entirely on the good will of local film crew their own ability to create and edit content.  If succesful in the campign, the trio are looking to use the funds to employ a full crew, wih a particular focus on make up, costume, set design and FX.

Storydweller synopsis

When Brian Brisket reads books, he is the books!

After his father suffers a particularly deep and ultimately fatal paper cut from a pristine copy of Great Expectations, Brian Brisket inherits his treasured reading glasses. But these are no ordinary glasses. When wearing them, Brian is magically transported into the worlds of the books he reads. 

With great power comes great responsibility, but Brian is not a great man. Will this bumbling clown inadvertantly sabotage the entire Western literary canon? Join him on his adventures through the fertile imaginations and fantastical stories of history’s greatest authors, including such fictional classics as Miriam Quince's Hells' Gash, Terence Purge's Back Bollocks, and many more. 

The campaign closes on Monday 24th August. For more information and details of how you can show your support please see Hot Gulp's Campaign Page.

 

 

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