Bally Bee Pictures launch crowdfunding campaign to finish short film featuring Bryan Cranston

Bally Bee Pictures proudly presents Real Thirsty, a short film written and directed by first time filmmaker, Robert Gilbert, and starring Bryan Cranston

Online PR News – 20-September-2018 – Bristol, UK – Fundsurfer and Bally Bee Pictures partner on debut short film project featuring Bryan Cranston

REAL THIRSTY Press Release
A desperate actor is suddenly cast alongside Hollywood movie star, Bryan Cranston, in a play in London's West End. Such close proximity to a major celebrity brings out the worst in Lee (Robert Gilbert) as he decides to make a film about a desperate actor cast in a play alongside Bryan Cranston.

Bally Bee Pictures proudly presents Real Thirsty, a short film written and directed by first time filmmaker, Robert Gilbert, and starring Bryan Cranston, Joely Richardson, John Douglas Thompson & Jack Dee. A witty and original take on zeitgeist themes of diversity and celebrity has brought a fantastic team of people together for this creative adventure which has been funded entirely by the good will of many. We will continue the exciting journey around the international Film Festival circuit.

Rob Gilbert from Bally Bee Pictures said: "Bryan gave me the gift of having his name attached which attracted a stellar cast and established industry professionals, however, I've also tried my best to pass the opportunity on to lesser known, up and coming cast and crew like myself. It's an incredible starting point for a first time film maker and I'm determined to make the most of it"

After completing the production phase of the project, Rob turned to Bristol based Crowdfunding and Investment company, Fundsurfer to help raise the remaining £15,000 needed to complete the editing and post production and finish the film.

Oliver Mochizuki, CEO Fundsurfer, said:

'We have helped other film-makers raise the funding they need for their feature like 7x7 who raised $50,000 last year for a debut feature film, crowdfunding can be a vital part of the funding mix needed to close out financing. We boarded the film to help launch a crowdfunding campaign on Fundsurfer to bring fans into the project, so they can be part of the process and come along to the screening or receive some real thirsty rewards for their donation. Financing short films can be difficult so we are happy to be able to help Rob get this across the line'.

Real Thirsty is available to download and own from from 8th October 2018.

A Bally Bee Pictures Production

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