Everyone in the known world has heard of the legendary Beatles. Many will know of their fellow music stable mates Billy J Kramer, Cilla Black and Gerry and the Pacemakers – all of which where managed and discovered by the iconic Brian Epstein. Tommy was also part of this illustrious stable, but from ‘what we know’ his career took a very different path.
This film is presented throughout by two Liverpool actors, musicians and friends: Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters. They first met on the set of NBC’s series A.D. – The Bible Continues filmed in Morocco. By a quirk of fate Stephen was about to start the second series of Starz hit show Outlander, when Andrew was also cast in the series. There was instant connection over their mutual obsession of the Merseybeat era. It was these conversations that gave birth to the idea of Humpty Dumpty.
(Source: Kickstarter – adapted)
Andrew Gower … Tommy Quickly
Kiran Sonia Sawar … Peggy
Gary Gibson … John Lennon
Steven McGowan … Empire Manager
Writer / Director: Stephen Walters
Humpty Fu*king Dumpty was financed via Kickstarter campaign which ran from 7 June to 8 July 2017, and raised £17,278 in total. The campaign was first announced by Andrew and Stephen on 5 June 2015 via this Twitter video and reached its target of £10,000 after only 48 hours. Andrew and Stephen thanked their fans in two seperate videos, and released another joined video when the campaign reached £15,000.
The film was originally scheduled to be screened in Liverpool in May 2018, the release of the CD with tracks written and performed by Stephen Walters and Andrew Gower as well as original material was planned for early 2018.
In April 2018 Andrew Gower explained in an interview with “The Italian Rêve” that due to other work committements, the production of Humpty Fu*king Dumpty had suffered some delays.
[…] because of “Carnival Row” Steven and myself have been quite busy and […] since we had a lot of help from the “Outlander” fans, we said to them “we want to do this to the best of our abilities.” We filmed a lot of it but it has been delayed and we are hoping to have something to show people by the end of .
(Source: The Italian Rêve)
During their panel at the Outlander Vegas convention on 13 July 2018, Andrew Gower and Stephen Walters performed “Do You Remember”, one of the songs they wrote for the Humpty Fu*king Dumpy album. You can watch their performance on YouTube.
In February 2019 Humpty Fu*king Dumpty wrapped filming as announced by Andrew and Stephen via their personal Twitter accounts. In late April they presented a sneak preview of the finished film at a private Outlander fan event in Texas (USA) but had to cancel the planned London premiere on 10 June 2019 due to unforeseen circumstances.
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