The Girls

A project by: Olivia Joyce


WE RAISED £1,692

from 39 donors

This project received pledges on Wed 19 Apr 2017
An ambitious 10 minute comedy short about 3 Welsh women causing a ruckus

The Project

We are looking for completion funds to finish our ambitious comedy short THE GIRLS.

The Girls is a 10 minute film which is a humorous, affectionate portrait of tough female characters rarely seen on the big screen.

The driving force of this whole project has been the opportunity to represent women in film both in front of and behind the camera.

The Story

Paradwys Residential Park: a static caravan site in rural West Wales, is controlled ruthlessly by three hard-nosed spinsters...

'The Girls' , Rhona, Gaynor and Bronwen, enforce the law of their land using a combination of crochet and crowbars.

When someone crosses ring leader Rhona, and defaces her beloved vegetable patch, she calls upon the Girls to find and destroy the offender... after much plotting, confrontation and a tense stake out, all is revealed - but the culprit turns out to be rather unexpected.

We need your help...

We have been working tirelessly for months now to progress to our current stage of production, and we have personally invested a lot into it, however in order to complete the film we need your help to fund the remainder of the project.

We need to complete shooting, carry the film through post-production and lastly pay for distribution costs as we push The Girls through festivals.

Our passionate crew are determined to make the best possible film. We have budgeted that for an additional £1000 we could complete the project. However, up till this point our level of production value has been high, and we would wish to continue working at this level. If we could raise £2000 we could create a film that we believe could really go places.

Where will the money go?

Here's a nifty little breakdown of our total film budget, we are still in need of securing £2000 for additional location costs, contingency, post production, and distribution.


Please consider supporting The Girls and allow us to carry the film to its full potential.

Every bit of your generosity is greatly appreciated.


3 months, 1 week ago

We reached our target!!!

....and hit a whopping £1692!

Thanks so much for all your generous donations, The Girls is well on its way and we're really excited for you to see the film!

Here's another little behind the scenes video... if you fancy a laugh.

For further updates on the project you can follow us both on Twitter here and here .

Olivia and Abbey xxx

3 months, 2 weeks ago

We're almost 80% there! Thanks so much for everyone's support thus far - we're blown away by your generosity. As a form of gratitude, here's a bit more about The Girls to get you EVEN MORE excited...

RHONA POWELL - played by Sue Roderick

Rhona Powell is the ruthless mastermind of the trio and the real Tony Soprano of the caravan site. From appearance she may seem like a sweet harmless lady who loves nothing more than knitting and her small dog Charlotte Church , but she is a force to be reckoned with. If anyone dared interrupt her during Songs of Praise she wouldn't hesitate to reach for the shotgun.

GAYNOR ROBERTS - played by Melanie Walters

Gaynor Roberts makes up in sex drive what she lacks in youth. A notorious flirt, Gaynor has a keen interest in all the young men on the site and has had her way with the majority. Her sexuality is her weapon, and though feared by many her powers of seduction seem to overcome all. She’s noted for flashing her stockings and often steals and taxidermies her neighbour’s pets, a mystery the caravan site is yet to get to the bottom of. Gaynor is forced to decide whether to side with her friends or the man she lusts for.

BRONWEN THOMAS - played by Mair Thomas

Bronwen is the lovable rogue and muscles of the trio. She can be dopey and often confused about what’s going on, but people know not to mess with this lady. She is a huge sports fan and is incredibly loyal to her friends; despite her tough exterior she is the sweetheart of the group. Coming from a complex background, Bronwen was taken under the wing of Rhona and the two have a very nurturing relationship.

ALED RODERICK - played by Rhodri Meilir

Aled, the ‘heart-throb’ of the site, is currently being pursued by Gaynor. He is a scrawnyslacker of a man who spends his time watching James Bond related pornography, buying large televisions with his dole, and terrorising neighbours with his unruly German Shepherd. Living life in the fast lane, he knows ‘the Girls’ are a dangerous bunch to get involved with. However the allure of the notorious Gaynor can’t help but reel him in. We're so close to our target - so please continue to support The Girls by sharing our page and spreading the word!

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Good luck Matt, smash it meht!

Good luck Abs and well done everyone.

smash it hoes x

Looking forward to the film. Good luck!

I simply can't wait to see the film!

hope you get the target.... am sending this on to some other friends to help the cause. Catherine

Well done Abbey! Good luck xxxx