Fund a film: Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas
Have you ever been sitting in the pub and you and your mates come up with a great idea for a film? Most people quickly forget all about it, but Simon Savory (right) is not most people. That nutter went and made the movie!
He told us:
I was sitting in a pub last November with my good friend Julia who I hadn’t seen in many years, and the seed for the film was planted there. She will be the star of the film and also the editor – she’s a woman of many talents.
Yeah, but that’s usually where it stops and one of you heads to the bar for the next round. Not our Simon, he worked his talented backside off and created Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas. Ever the modest gent, he refuses to take all the credit
I’m merely the shepherd bringing together all sorts of interesting, passionate, skilled people who all relate to the film’s universal message of being on the fringes, wanting to escape, and finding resolution in the journey and not the destination – and being gay (that’s me).
He describes Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas as “my love letter to films like Thelma & Louise, Desert Hearts, Transamerica and The Living End - movies about richly-layered outsiders going on the all-American road-trip”. The desert scenery, the mountains and deserted towns will serve as a canvas upon which these characters will interact – much like in the old Western movies”.
So what’s it all about?
When old friend Earlene turns up on the doorstep of ’extremities model’ (hands and feet) Krista in Los Angeles, a spark is ignited that inspires them to take a trip to their dream destination of Paris. Problem is, they’re out of cash, and instead wind up in a gold-mining village in the Nevada desert, populated by a host of Las Vegas escapees – a pair of male strippers, a drag queen, a sheriff and an ex-showgirl.
For a short while this eclectic community provide cover, but on the run from the cops, a plastic surgeon with a vengeance, and the queen of California’s underground ‘alternative’ gentlemen’s clubs, the two women must prepare for battle. But before doing so, Earlene must come to terms with a hidden truth about Krista’s past… as Bruno.
How completely fantastic does that sound? Seriously!
The film is in pre-production at the moment as Simon works on getting together the money to complete the project, and he hopes to have it out next year, “once we have finished editing and added some effects, it can find an outlet. It all depends on which film festivals want to screen it. Everything else will follow on from that”.
The man needs funds to make the movie happen so, if you like what Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas is all about, head on over to the site or to follow updates, check Facebook. If you don’t, get your head examined.