Ecstasy in Bexley

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Bexley in Thamesmead, London SE2 comes into the spotlight with ‘Ecstasy’, a new short comedy film.

The story centres on a disabled father and his son’s crazy attempts to buy a single pill, so that the Dad can dance with his wife at her surprise birthday party … one last time. The madcap quest for a pill features Bazalgette Way, part of the FilmFixer borough of Bexley.

The crowd-funded short is based on the real-life revelation that ecstasy can temporarily alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It was inspired by writer-director Grant Taylor’s father Bob, who has lived with Parkinson’s for over 20 years.

Grant won a pitching competition at the Cine Circle Festival, which secured him a £1,000 contribution for kit hire. The team raised more than £4,500 in its first week of crowdfunding, and reached its original target in just 12 days, in one of the fastest campaigns the crowdfunding platform had ever seen.