Frank film fundraiser should be a safe bet

Midweek Visiter - - News - BY AN­DREW BROWN an­drew.brownNW@trin­i­tymir­ @visan­drew­brown

PEO­PLE are be­ing in­vited to en­joy a casino fundraiser for a lo­cally funded and filmed mu­si­cal movie.

Per­fectly Frank is a mu­si­cal be­ing filmed in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in South­port, be­gin­ning in June.

Lo­ca­tions for film­ing so far have in­cluded South­port Pier, Hes­keth Park and Wes­ley Street.

Now Per­fectly Frank is host­ing a casino fundraiser in the Ra­mada Plaza Ho­tel on The Prom­e­nade in South­port on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3 and pro­duc­ers are look­ing for busi­nesses or lo­cal res­i­dents to get in­volved in the fol­low­ing ways:

Buy a VIP ta­ble. Ta­bles cost £600 and seat 10 peo­ple, you will be named as a spon­sor of the event and pro­moted on our so­cial me­dia. In ad­di­tions you will also re­ceive a com­pli­men­tary bot­tle of bub­bly and 10 lim­ited edi­tion per­fectly Frank sou­venir book­lets signed by the cast and di­rec­tor.

Buy a cor­po­rate ta­ble. Ta­bles cost £500 seat 10 peo­ple and buy­ers will be named as a spon­sor of the event and pro­moted on so­cial me­dia.

Spon­sor a ta­ble and have it named af­ter you, money printed with your logo and a free bot­tle of bub­bly – £200.

Do­nate prizes / ser­vices for ei­ther a raf­fle prize or silent auc­tion.

Dig out your best out­fit and join the cast and crew for a three-course meal, en­ter­tain­ment and danc­ing, while rais­ing money to get the film edited.

Tick­ets are £50 each and will also in­clude a wel­come drink on ar­rival, casino with cash prize for the win­ner, per­for­mances of songs from the film, per­for­mances from lead­ing lady, Lily, played by Daisy Gill, per­for­mances from the show’s Grandad (David Knopov), a silent auc­tion, and much more.

Hun­dreds of South­port res­i­dents have al­ready flocked to lo­ca­tions around the town to show­case their ta­lent and take part in the film.

Per­fectly Frank tells the story of 18-year-old Frank, who suf­fers from ago­ra­pho­bia and so­cial iso­la­tion. He has been raised by his grandad and they reg­u­larly en­joy 1950s and ’60s mu­si­cals to­gether.

He faces a num­ber of chal­lenges and can only leave the house when hold­ing his grandad’s hand. But when his grandad be­comes ill, he has no choice but to leave the house alone.

Pro­duc­ers say that it is filmed through Frank’s eyes, al­low­ing the au­di­ence to “see the world in a beau­ti­ful, mag­i­cal and mu­si­cal way.”

Luke Rufo, a pro­ducer for ITV, wrote the script and is direct­ing the film.

Luke, who lives in Liver­pool, is pas­sion­ate about the mu­si­cal as the char­ac­ter of the grandad is loosely based on his own grandad.

He is work­ing along­side his pro­ducer wife, Klare.

She said: “We chose South­port as the lo­ca­tion for our film be­cause we got such a good re­cep­tion from lo­cal peo­ple and busi­ness own­ers.

“We had al­ready tried ar­eas in Liver­pool and we felt that South­port was the per­fect des­ti­na­tion.

“It fits with our film as well, which is very tra­di­tional and has a 1950s theme.”

The film has been funded by Klare and Luke, who have spent around £5,500 of their sav­ings on the pro­duc­tion so far. All the cast and crew are do­nat­ing their time and ta­lent free.

But they need to raise funds to fi­nance the edit­ing.

Klare said: “We are hop­ing to raise around £12,000 to com­mis­sion an ed­i­tor to fin­ish the film in 12 weeks.”

For tick­ets or more de­tails visit www. go­­fect­lyfrank or email: per­fect­lyfrankmov­ie@out­

Mu­si­cal movie Per­fectly Frank is be­ing filmed in South­port

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