Yesterday, we mentioned that a new Robin of Sherwood story was being crowd-funded over on Indiegogo. In under twenty-four hours (or one Earth day if you prefer) the campaign reached its £10,000 target. This is brilliant for many reasons – not least of which is the fact that the project is supporting both the Red Cross and the Sherwood Forest Trust.
I have to admit that this got funded much quicker than I anticipated as I’m having to wait for pay day before I can pledge to the project. I’m hoping the tier I’m after will still be available!
With any luck, the overwhelming support for the project will also prompt ITV to award Bafflegab a licence to produce more audio dramas – much as Big Finish do for Doctor Who, Blakes 7 and more. There’d be ample opportunity to get both Jason Connery and his predecessor, Michael Praed, back for continuing adventures in the Greenwood and beyond.
Here’s what the cast and crew had to say about the speedy funding:
Clive Mantle (Little John) said: “How amazing. I always knew the show had an incredible and loyal following. This mass show of support is testament to that. Thank you ALL, on behalf of the charities especially, and in memory of the great Kip Carpenter.”
Mark Ryan (Nasir) added: “This is really impressive and very moving. Fully funded in under 24 hours? Amazing response! It’s very humbling to know that something you were involved in and enjoyed so much 30+ years ago is still cherished by the fans and relevant today.”
Phil Rose (Friar Tuck) said: “I’m so pleased that this project has brought together the cast, Kip’s original script, and also the fans that have made this possible and have waited so long for this. They have not waited in vain!”
Producers Simon Barnard and Barnaby Eaton-Jones commented: “To hit our crowdfunding target in less than 24 hours is unbelievable, and shows the extraordinary amount of love that Robin of Sherwood has even now, thirty years on. But it’s not over: keep funding, keep sharing, and keep supporting this project, as it’s all for a very good cause. And bring on the recording studio!”
Source: Press Release
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