A sci-fi comedy feature film about a man who is convinced his brother Simon was abducted by aliens, and has spent his life searching for him.
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...is a comedy science fiction feature film about a man named David and his lifelong search for alien life.   

When David was 10 years old, his younger brother Simon disappeared from his life forever. His father told him that Simon 'now lives with the space people'.

A year later, David's father died and his mother refuses to talk about what really happened. David dedicates himself to the world of extra terrestrials, looking for the space people and the truth he knows must be out there. 

David is now a man and he's still searching for Simon. Travelling the world, meeting anyone who has a story about abduction and UFO sightings. He even tries to get a job at B.A.S.T.A.R.D.D (British AeroSpace Technology and Research Development Division). 

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THE SEARCH FOR SIMON is British comedy at its best, with a golden cast to match the script: Tom Price (Torchwood), Carol Cleveland (Monty Python) and Simon Jones (Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy). And also a guest appearance by gaming legend Ian Livingstone, the man who brought us Games Workshop and unleashed Tomb Raider on the world!


SCI-FI-LONDON, the UK’s leading genre event and an internationally recognised launch pad for genre movies, proudly announces the launch of this Indiegogo crowd-funding project for “Search For Simon”, an original comedy science fiction feature film about alien abduction.  SCI-FI-LONDON will work in partnership with award winning film director Martin Gooch, of Gothic Manor Productions, aiming for a World Premier at the 12th SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival on 3rd May 2013 at the British Film Institute, London.

THE SEARCH FOR SIMON's director & co-screenwriter, Martin Gooch says;
Think Shaun of the Dead rubbing up against The X-Files, with a little Blair Witch Project, and UFOs thrown in for good measure.  Our Indiegogo crowd funder will be essential to raise money to finalise shooting and post production of the Search for Simon.  We've shot a load of material already, and anyone with a love of science fiction should back our Indiegogo project and help us find Simon!” 

SCI-FI-LONDON’s festival director, and Search for Simon’s producer, Louis Savy, adds; “Having shown over 10,000 exciting and independent science fiction films at the festival I thought it was about time we made one before aliens actually abduct us! Martin sold-out the opening night of last year’s festival with his award-winning & thrilling gothic horror comedy film “Death”.

I’m therefore absolutely delighted to work with this award winning British Director to launch the Search for Simon Indiegogo crowd-funding project. Our Indiegogo target is £15,000, and we have some great perks on offer for funders, so make your pledges and help us find Simon!“

 the cast

We need your support... and not just money!

Behind the Scenes on a Martin Gooch Movie - The Search for Simon.
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The film is a documentary in part...or mockumentary.... maybe even a focumentary, a mix of film and fake documentary?  And as this is a crowdfunding project we'd love your involvement: 

  • Have you been abducted? 
  • Seen a UFO? 
  • Do you believe in aliens? 
  • Think they have visited us?

Record a short video with your UFO story and send them to us! The best ones will feature in the film.

Email Martin@martingooch.com a link to your clip as soon as you have uploaded it to your favourire video host (vimeo, youtube etc)  

WE ARE ABOUT 80% COMPLETED... but still a long way to go.

Over the past few months, the team have been busy shooting the film, and we have way over half the film in the (digital) can!  So we are asking you to help us finish our search for Simon by making pledges for our great perks! 

rewards for search for simon

WHAT WE NEED MONEY FOR... our Sherman tank. No, really!

We have some extra special effects to complete and sound mix, grading and all the other stuff you do to finish a movie.

We also need to buy things like TANK FUEL and WW2 costumes for our opening scene... yes, we have a tank. A real working Sherman MK4 tank built in 1943! See the clip above for more!

WE'VE GOT SOME UNIQUE GIFTS... treasures aplenty.

We're covering a whole range of dreams here. We've got signed copies of books by gaming legends Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson. We've got all the usual collectables and eternal gratitude that's yours to keep.

OUR WORLD PREMIERE is booked for May 3rd 2013 at the British Film Institute, in the most prestigious screen in the UK, NFT1.  You can be there too (and at the after-party!)

So we're in a bit of a rush. A very exciting rush. Make your pledge and help us find Simon!
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Who is Martin Gooch?

That's him, at the top of the steps of the Shroomship! Martin is a highly organized & experienced Director with a great eye for a story, the ability to get the pictures to tell it, and a unique style. He has travelled the world, filmed it, talked to it and written about it. He has a huge understanding of shooting, having worked on 13 Feature films, including Harry Potter, the Muppets and Judge Dredd, and over 200 Television programs, including East Enders, Big Brother, Hollyoaks, and Robotwars. In 2008 Martin directed the Live action on the BAFTA Winning and Emmy nominated Spooks Interactive Multi Platform website. His first feature film, Death, has won 8 awards at 10 festivals including the coveted Bram Stoker Best Director award, and nominations for best movie at Raindance 2012 and Best Director at the Hollywood Feel Good Film Festival 2012.


What is Sci-fi London?

SCI-FI-LONDON is the UK’s leading genre event and an internationally recognised launch pad for genre movies. It is an independent film festival that gets no funding from any of the arts or film councils and relies on the generosity and support of its sponsors, and the filmmakers and distributors themselves. Ultimately it is the ticket-buying public that make it a success and one of the friendliest festivals around, a view that is expressed by not only by the punters but also by the visiting filmmakers and guests.

For more information click here: http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival

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  • £1GBP
    Alien Abductee

    We'll tweet from the mother Shroomship @scifilondon that you've been beamed up by the little green guys! "[first name] has just been abducted by aliens! Help us search for them and our friend Simon too!" Plus you'll have our eternal gratitude which is a great feeling to have anywhere in the universe. And you we keep you informed on our galactic adventures long after this crowd-funder finishes

    2 out of 100 claimed
  • £15GBP
    Digital Alien

    A copy of the finished feature film as a digital download. Plus the Alien Abductee perk.

    9 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • £25GBP
    Alien Hunter

    Signed DVD of the film, complete with magnificent cover. Plus the Digital Alien perk.

    16 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • £30GBP

    What better way to show allegiance than with a sew-on patch from British AeroSpace Technology Advanced Research Development Division... and a DVDof the movie to go with itt

    3 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • £35GBP
    True Believer

    A Search for Simon T-shirt (all sizes available). Be the envy of all your friends, human, and alien, anywhere in the known universe! Plus the Alien Hunter perk.

    3 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • £40GBP
    Zombie Warlock

    A signed copy of the 25th Anniversary edition of the WARLOCK OF TABLE TOP MOUNTAIN by Warhammer legends Ian Livingstone (who features in the film!) and Steve Jackson, or a signed copy of Ian Livingstone's latest book BLOOD OF THE ZOMBIES. Hardback editions. This perk does not stack with other perks.

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • £50GBP
    Thrill Seeker

    A ticket to the world premiere and a ticket to any other SCI-FI-LONDON film screening (allnighters included!). Plus the True Believer perk.

    5 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • £75GBP
    I, Alien

    Your name in the credits of the DVD of the film as one of the truly enlightened aliens who supported this project. How awesome is that?! Plus the True Believer Perk.

    4 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • £99GBP
    Secret Shroomship Plans

    An exclusive, very limited run not-available-in-the-shops on Earth or anywhere else in the Universe perk of the top secret Shroomship deck plans as featured at the foot of this page! Plus the "I, Alien" perk.

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • £150GBP
    Alien Shroomship Invasion

    Two tickets to the world premiere SCI-FI-LONDON screening at the BFI Southbank and the after-party, with ANIMAT DJing! Plus the I, Alien Perk.

    2 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • £150GBP
    Scene Stealer

    Time limited offer! On Monday 25th we are filming in Forbidden Planet, London, with Chase Masterson (Star Trek DS9) and you can be an extra in one of her scenes! This is the final day of shooting before we wrap. Accommodation and travel not provided. This perk does not stack with other perks.

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • £500GBP
    Starshroom Captain

    You will be listed as an Associate Producer on the film and on IMDB.com. Plus access to all events at the next SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival as our special guest! Plus the Alien Shroomship Invasion Perk.

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
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