How do you fancy funding a movie about Steve Marriott? You can do just that if you invest in Midnight Of My Life.
The project is seeking to raise £12,000 by its January closing date, with donations starting from as little as £5, but increasing in ‘rewards’ if you offer more. Everything from a plectrum to launch party tickets and DVDs signed by director Phil Davis. Yes, the same Phil Davis from Quadrophenia, not to mention the likes of Vera Drake, Whitechapel and Sherlock.
The project also involves John Hellier – a sign of quality when it comes to any Small Faces product.
The money will be spent on everything needed to go from script to screen – hiring a professional crew as well as on the London pub location and staging the ‘final show stopping crowd scene’ that you can be a part of as a funder. Money is also needed to license Steve’s music and finish the film to cinema quality at a post-production house.
The plot? Here goes…
It’s July 1985 and while Rock and Roll’s great and good are strutting their stuff at Wembley, Steve Marriott is propping up the bar of a dingy pub in Putney waiting to play to a small crowd of boozers. While he waits for the rest of his band, bitter and drunk, an encounter with a young revival Mod restores Steve’s faith.
If that sounds like your kind of thing, you can find out more about the project here. Oh yes, video preview below.