Press Release from Shelltown
Multi award-winning Dave Spikey, one of the most sought-after comedy talents in the UK today is to voice BIG BAD EDDIE, one of the Bad Eggs in the new kid’s animation Shelltown.
Dave will join a cast which includes his old pal Johnny Vegas, Ronan Keating, and Sir Kenneth Branagh.
Dave said – “I’m thrilled to be involved in this fab animation. It’s a great idea with briiliant stories and characters. I can’t wait to get my teeth into BIG BAD EDDIE and make him into a BIG BAD EGGIE”.
Shelltown has been by Northern Ireland based created Bernard Sparkes and his wife Patricia. Patricia Sparkes, penned a string of tales about 'Shelltown' for her 14 children as they were growing up. Her stories follow the lives of three 'good eggs' called Splat, Cracker and Exactly, and their run-ins with the Bad Eggs Gang.
The Shelltown books proved such a success that the couple launched Shelltown Productions and funded a pilot animation. Mr Sparkes said “It is fantastic to have such a comedy talent on board as Dave, he will make Big Bad Eddie his own”.
In a world's first, the TV production company behind Shelltown is also auctioning off a speaking role in the children's animation alongside the celebrity talent. The winner will attend rehearsals, voice a specially-created character, and receive two invites to the VIP post-filming party.
They will also pocket a two per cent share of the production's royalties. Profits from the seat sales will fund the show's production costs, and benefit three UK-based charities to the tune of £75K. It will be the first time in the world that a role has been sold to cover overheads, and could prompt other production companies to follow suit. The charities that will be benefiting are close to Bernard & Patricia’s heart’s as two of their children are autistic, and with children being the main focus of their lives UNICEF was a also natural choice.
For more about Shelltown, and the auction visit www.shelltown.co.uk.
For Dave Spikey www.davespikey.co.uk