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The Young Ones: Armed and Stupid - IndiGoGo Campaign -

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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-young-ones-armed-and-stupid/x/13214439#/ Hello, my name is Ross K. Foad. I am a writer/director/actor who for the past 7 years has become a moderately well known Youtuber thanks to my work as in Double Act Chrosstopher, as the creator of the popular Sherlock Holmes web drama comedy “No Place Like Holmes”, and more recently for the comedy sketch show “The Faction of Farce.” Aside from my work on the web I have written for comic books, television, feature film, shorts, and published books. In a nutshell, what am I doing here? Making a fanfilm British version of the unseen and unsold American remake of a cult British 80's Sitcom "The Young Ones". Yes, that is right. A British show converted to an American show reconverted back to a British show. What is your connection to The Young Ones? Why does it mean so much? Some of my earliest work as part of Chrosstopher was the web series “The Younger Ones”, a fan tribute carry on show of the 80's cult sitcom “The Young Ones.” Despite the super basic production values (first thing we ever really did on Youtube) it found an audience, and in itself got a cult following. The success of which led to myself and my double act partner taking the act and sketches live. Performing all around London in clubs, pubs, shows, and comedy clubs including The Comedy Store and Hackney Empire. My love affair for the show really relates to my huge admiration for the late great actor Rik Mayall. Since I first saw him in Drop Dead Fred aged 6, I thought he was the greatest thing ever. Later discovering Bottom (Oo-er) would solidify this belief and set me up for a life long love affair with silly over the top humour. If it were not for him, I may never have found myself on this creative path. I wouldn't even know who I was without my creativity. So, I owe this man so much. It was for this reason I pushed and pushed to be allowed to adapt “The Young Ones” as my final GCSE Drama piece in 2004. The teacher, who never really liked me, said no. Though we were free to choose whatever we wanted, she would rather we take one of the pre-set boring texts that the no imagination nomads were picking. Thanks, but no. Somehow I got my way and put together a group dubbed, “The Younger Ones.” and adapted 3 episodes of the show into one stage performance. It was one of the funniest things in my life. Once it was over (I passed by the way!) my friend who played Neil, and I were not really ready to give up these characters. We had spent months dropping in and out of them at whim. We couldn't just let them go. So, we carried on. This was pre-Youtube, but he and I began making videos continuing the adventures of Rik and Neil. It was bare basic stuff that we only really showed to friends and family, but boy was it fun. Eventually, Youtube came along, and we finally had a platform to share it with the world. The show would go from strength to strength until my partner finally decided to call it quits before we really managed to fully take ourselves to the next level. A major shame to myself and fans alike. So, what is this about an American version? At the end of 2009, I was contacted by one of the crew who worked on the never aired pilot episode of “Oh No Not Them”. The 1989 American Remake of The Young Ones. The show was never bought, and never aired. Who knows if a copy even exists. This crew member (who has asked to remain nameless) gave me the script he had for it. He had seen what we had been doing, and thought if anyone could bring the world the pilot at this point, it would be us. He asked if we could do an episode based upon the concept and show the world what was once planned. Sadly, by this point, it was too late. My partner had since left his creative dreams and moved onto another area of work. I kept the script, (of course!!!) and occasionally looked it and felt sad. Promising myself one day, I would make it somehow. 6 years has passed, and tha...