We write sketches in that rare snatched moment betwixt dayjob, sleep, eating, admin, hysteria & procrastination - and we make them with the kindness of strangers and the bit of plastic on the end of a shoe-string. So far it's all been a crazy dream and we can't really handle the production side on our own anymore.
We'd love to be able to make things this properly, with even a drop of budget. And we'd love to do it for a living. We have more sketches than we know what to do with and we are CONVINCED one day that 'Sketch Show Finally makes a comeback' headline will be in the Guardian and when it is we'd love to be part of it and not be saying we told you so! So if you like sketches and you like any of our stuff and want to help keep it going, read on...
So where are we at?
Our first sketch was the reality TV spoof GhosterBusters, which has screened in London's Angel Comedy and in Melbourne. We've since made a bunch of others that we haven't had time to post yet cos this film for World Mental Health Day
took over - as did this next film about plastic pollution: The Litter Mermaid.
In between that, some very silly films about Advertising Wankers, and a course about how to get rich quick from a sexually repressed mathemetician. You'll find them on our facebook page if you do a 'deep dive'.
We have an Ep. one of Ghoster Busters shot in Melbourne
, but we'd like to filmthe other two episodes in two other cities we've heard are rife with ghosting & submarining incidents, but we can't without your help. We made this first one on a shoestring. Well, more like the bit of plastic on the end of a shoe-string. In a dream world we'd love to keep our actors and crew paid, or at least watered and fed!
We have enough raw material for 6 weeks of half hour sketch shows, and we are close to having shot enough for a half hour pilot. But we urgently need funding/sponsors so we can aford to film more. We are also looking for social media community managers to help get our stuff out there.
As for the Ghoster Busters, we'd love to keep making this episodic sketch and helping stamp out the social crime that is ghosting. We also want to tackle those pesky 'submariners' - re-emerging ex-ghosters who think it's OK to suddenly pull a 'Hey....
' on messenger two years later like a shit boomerang.
If you'd like to help them happen quicker, here's some little ways you can join us!With your time:
- We are actively looking for an overall Producer, DOP, 1st AD, sound men, social media wizards,
- We are open to co-writers and co-performers too, so long as your ideas can fit into our existing themes above and can become part of the bigger thing!
- We are ok for post production at the moment, it's everything before the edit we are struggling with!- Pls Like us on the Facebook
- Subscribe to our channel on the Youtube:
- We're not on twitter yet but our sister @lemoncomedy is!With your cash monies:
£1-100 buys us enough to feed the crew, and you your name in the credits, and suggestions for any of the storylines.
£150 helps us TAKE DOWN THE PESKY ALGORE-RITHM so people ca actually see our films on Facebook and Youtube (in other words, we'll pay to 'boost' our videos so people can see it.
£250 buys more urgent scientific research into the damaging effects that Ghost Traumatic Stress Disorder has on the brain, in conjunction with a team of Professors at Oxford Brookes University.
£500 buys us some scuba diving gear and a boat trip, so we can go out and catch all those pesky Submariners.
£1000 buys you a walk on part, a producer credit, and a meet & greet with the Melon Comedy creative team & actors. And of course one big metaphorical big hug full of love & gratitude. And Karma. Loads of Karma, (which we all know, is a bitch)
Thank you love you bye!
Lol & Em
(Lorelei Mathias & Emmy McMorrow), and the rest of the MelonHeadsloreleimathias.com
PS Our live night is @LemonComedy - one of TIME OUT's 'funniest, most inclusive nights'