New supernatural web-series Cops and Monsters aims to raise £1,340 in the next fourteen days as part of a crowdfunding campaign to finance the production of a 5-minute “minisode” called The Weapon.
The minisode establishes the premise for what is hoped will become a six-part series following the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland, a small group tasked with keeping the peace between humans and supernatural creatures as they are integrated into society five years into an alternate future.
Burnistoun actress Kirsty Strain has been cast in the minisode alongside Billy Kirkwood and Sarah Louise Madison.
Glasgow director Fraser Coull, who is helming the project, told us: “I’m feeling really good about the crowdfunding campaign. Obviously it’s tricky asking your friends, family and complete strangers to part with their hard-earned cash to support a non-franchise project. Luckily, a lot of people have been very supportive and we’re slowly reaching our £2000 target.”
Contributors to the fundraising campaign can claim various ‘perks’ based on their donation, ranging from signed scripts, cameo appearances, and copies of the minisode on Blu-ray or DVD, to tickets to Billy Kirkwood’s sell-out shows at the Comedy Festival and personalised signed photos from Doctor Who starlet Caitlin Blackwood.
“With 14 days left it’s a bit nerve-wracking because I want the minisode to look fantastic,” said Coull. “I want to pay the cast, the crew, the costumes, makeup, etc. Everything has to be of the highest standards and with the filmmaking/TV industry in the state that it’s in, we need the public now more than ever to get involved.”
You can find out more about the project on their campaign page here.