Photo Copyright © Paul Warburton
An independent sitcom which is being shot in Ellesmere Port has smashed its £3000 crowdfunding target to make it the first UK sitcom about a Funeral Directors.
Morbid, a script that has been locked away for 10 years and is the brainchild of independent film maker. Michael Dee has hit its crowd funding target after months of campaigning.
Show creator, Michael Dee comments: “The idea to film a sitcom in a studio theatre and on location is the first of it’s kind from an independent point of view. To base it in a funeral directors and go out and buy a real hearse is just something else. I’ve been filming independently now for 10 years, as well as holding down a full time job in Starbucks. I really couldn’t have imagined such amazing support from the community.”
Michael has had local community support in the financing as well as free flowers from a local florist, professional photo shooting and storage space for the Hearse.
Filming of the pilot has begun and the first round of edits made. There are more scripts to be developed but that will only happen after the first episode has been completed and sent to numerous producers who have shown an interest in this independently made sitcom.
For more information about Morbid, visit – www.facebook.com/MorbidSitcom