Three years ago, inspired by Red Nose Day Founder Richard Curtis, BAFTA NY ‘s Luke Parker Bowles and Montclair Film’s Tom Hall decided to band together to support Red Nose Day. Luke & Tom and their children and families want to help end child poverty, and the best way we know to help is by raising funds for Red Nose Day, which serves communities here in all 50 states and around the world. Money raised goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that keep children in need safe, healthy and educated. Luke & Tom, being both competitive and ridiculously lazy, decided the best way to issuing a challenge to one another: We decided to watch movies. A lot of them. For 24 consecutive hours. Together, Luke & Tom have created the #1 Red Nose Day workplace fundraiser in the USA, raising over $14,000 to support Red Nose Day’s mission in Year 1, and over $25,000 in Year 2, for a total of $40,000 of total impact.
Luke and Tom return with a sinister plan to inspire donors around the globe! On Red Nose Day USA, Thursday, May 24, 2018, Tom will begin his annual 24 Hour Movie Marathon, this year focusing on Music Performance Films. But this year— INSERT PLOT TWIST MUSIC CUE!— Luke has changed the plan: For each film he watches, Tom will assign Luke a personal challenge based on a song or theme from the film itself!
Here we go:
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE: A Cinematic Endurance Challenge Benefitting Red Nose Day
GIMME SHELTER (The Rolling Stones)
The Gimme Shelter Challenge: Luke broadcasts on Facebook Live from inside a children’s “fort” he and his kids have has constructed inside his home. He must stay in the fort and broadcast until he receives 20 donations for his TeamLuke page!
ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (David Bowie)
The Watch That Man Challenge: No Talking! Luke must stay awake and be silent for the duration of the film, live on Facebook! Break the rules? Personally donate $10 to Red Nose Day for each violation!
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (Led Zeppelin)
The Dazed and Confused Challenge: It’s the middle of the night, so it’s time to do as many NY Times Crossword puzzles as possible… no cheating, but guesses from friends on Facebook Live are welcome!
AWESOME: I F*CKIN’ SHOT THAT (Beastie Boys)
The Sabotage Challenge: Luke will listen to a single song of his own choosing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again for the duration of the film.
LOU REED’S BERLIN
The How Do You Think It Feels? Challenge: A “Berliner” is, famously, a jelly donut. Lou Reed’s film Berlin has 14 songs. How many jelly donuts can Luke eat in 14 minutes? Anyone willing to donate $1 per donut?
The Finest Worksong Challenge: Get to work, Luke! Luke spends the duration of the film doing household chores assigned to him by his family. Whatever they pick, he does, Live on Facebook!
STOP MAKING SENSE (Talking Heads)
The Slippery People Challenge: Chest Waxing! That’s right. Luke will be getting his chest waxed.
BESIDE YOU IN TIME (Nine Inch Nails)
The Hand That Feeds Challenge: Lunch! Make your own and eat it, but no hands allowed in either task! All on Facebook Live! Enjoy!
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS (LCD Soundsystem)
The I Can Change Challenge: Take a tour of Luke’s closet as he creates a costume of his choice from his existing wardrobe, assembling the outfit on Facebook Live and soliciting input from donors!
DAVE CHAPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY (Various Artists)
The Killing Me Softly Challenge: Luke parades around Watching Plaza in Montclair, NJ in his new costume! Sing songs out loud, carry a bucket, and gather donations for Red Nose Day! Live streaming mandatory!
MONTEREY POP (Various Artists)
The Ravi Shankar vs Jimi Hendrix's Fire Challenge: We all know how much the Brits love a good curry, so Luke gets to eat a candlelight, "Indian Hot” meal in his new costume! No drinks allowed until he can’t take it any more….How long until Luke needs a beverage? Anyone willing to donate $10 per minute?
MICHAEL JACKSON LIVE IN BUCHAREST: THE DANGEROUS TOUR (Michael Jackson)
The Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough Challenge: A Red Nose Day Nose To Nose Staring contest with between Luke, his children, and special guest competitors, on Facebook Live!
GENESIS: THREE SIDES LIVE (Genesis)
The Follow You Follow Me Challenge: The fun continues as Luke conducts a game of Simon Says with his children, their friends, and parents. Red Noses for everyone!
SIGN O’ THE TIMES (Prince)
The Hot Thing Challenge: Luke takes a steaming hot bath to wind down with final thoughts delivered to our Facebook live audience from a candle lit tub with a glass of RED wine and a red nose. Meanwhile, Tom gets to watch Prince. 🙌
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We desperately need you to click on one of our teams and make a donation to support our efforts! With your help, our endeavor has the potential to help people living in extreme poverty. Without it, we are just two people watching movies for 24 hours and doing ridiculous challenges that serve no purpose. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
WHERE DOES YOUR DONATION GO?
MEALS: $1 can provide 11 meals for hungry children through Feeding America Food Banks
A SAFE PLACE TO LEARN: $10 provides safe summer and after school programs for an at-risk child in America
EDUCATION: $50 can provide one year’s tuition, supplies, and books for a child in the developing world
A SAFE BED: $100 provides food, clothing, shelter, and medical care to help get a child off of the street
Visit www.rednoseday.org/impact for more information. We can’t do this without you so please, give what you can and let’s eliminate global poverty together through the power of this ridiculous, fun challenge!