A Harbour Town -- feature film

Dean Kavanagh | Wicklow

A Harbour Town --  feature film
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  • Target: €2000
  • 104%
  • €2,095.00
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    To go
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

1) A 'thank you' credit.

€20 +

2) A DVD copy of the finished film PLUS above

€50 +

3) A DVD of 6 of my short films PLUS all above

€100 +

4) A DVD of my feature “History of Water" PLUS all above

€150 +

5) A credit as producer PLUS all above

€500 +

6) Individual 'title card' as Executive Producer PLUS all of rewards 1-4

a project by:
Dean Kavanagh

Target reached

Update posted on Sunday 3rd March '13 @ 06:03:35

Many thanks to those who have funded so far!
We have passed our target of €2000, with the help of 30 funders.

There are still 17 hours to go, so please feel free to donate. All the proceeds will go into the making of the film.


Many thanks,



Update posted on Saturday 2nd March '13 @ 06:03:55

Once again thanks to everyone who has Supported & Donated!
There is still a bit left to go until we reach €2,000. But lets still try as it is very possible.

Lets get from €1,185 to €2000. It isn't so far away when you think about it!



Update posted on Saturday 2nd March '13 @ 05:03:28

Many thanks to those who have funded so far. We have until Monday morning to make it to our goal.

Let's try and get 1500 from now until then!

Please Donate if you can or share this link with those who you think would also be interested:

Best wishes,

5 Days TO GO! -Cast Update-

Update posted on Tuesday 26th February '13 @ 02:02:29

Filmmaker & Cinephile Rouzbeh Rashidi (www.rouzbehrashidi.com) will also feature in 'A Harbour Town'.
I have also featured in several of Rashidi's short films and feature films (Only Human, 2009 | Bipedality, 2010).
While Rashidi has appeared in my short films 'F' (2008) and '3Over4' (2008).

More on the project by Maximilian Le Cain here: http://lecain.blogspot.ie/2013/02/only-one-week-left.html

More info: www.easterfilmgroup.blogspot.ie


Cast Update - 'Small Role'

Update posted on Wednesday 20th February '13 @ 12:02:13

Shane Vernon (who starred in my short films 'Trilogy of Houses' (2008), 'Poor Edward' (2009), 'Light From An Old Town' (2011), Scene 3 from 'Last of Deductive Frames' (2012) will have a small role in the film 'A Harbour Town'.

Scene 3- 'Last of Deductive Frames':

Help to support this project!

Fundraiser Screening Event

Update posted on Sunday 10th February '13 @ 05:02:20

Dear Friends,

On the TUES 19th Feb @8pm there will be a FUNDRAISING EVENT in Harbour Bar Bray, Co. Wicklow. All proceeds go to funding my Independent Feature Film 'A Harbour Town'.

Hope to see some of you there so we can make this project succeed!

More info here:

Best wishes,


Cast Update - 'Small Role'

Update posted on Thursday 7th February '13 @ 04:02:47


John Curran ('Light From An Old Town', 2011) is now on-board to play the small role of 'Accordion John', the strange seaside accordion player who only plays at night

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far! Things are moving along and we can reach our goal with your help & support! Lets keep it moving!

Kindest regards,

More info:

Filmmaker & Critic Maximilian Le Cain had a few words to say

Update posted on Thursday 24th January '13 @ 05:01:49

"Last year, I wrote an article about Dean Kavanagh, one of the great and most underappreciated filmmaking talents at work in Ireland today. This is how it began:

Dean Kavanagh is Irish cinema's best-kept secret. Although still in his early twenties, this solitary cinematic poet can already boast of a prolific body of short films, 26 to date, that displays both a personal sensibility and a precision of technique developed far in advance of what most filmmakers have achieved with a lifetime of work behind them. Based in a small town in Co. Wicklow, working alone, without budgets and with casts more often than not drawn from his family, Kavanagh is a melancholy visionary of brooding isolation. His obscure narratives tend to focus either on the private rituals of home life or mysterious journeys to or from ‘home', to or from memory. Memory seems to be the essence of his cinema, or, more specifically, the flimsiness of the divide between the intensity of the impression of a given moment and its memory, with the mechanics of image-making providing the solution in which these two states are dissolved. His is unquestionably a cinema of contemplation: places, objects, faces, atmospheres and their immediate emotional charge are his stock in trade. Rather than telling stories in any traditional sense, his best films generate a slow, throbbing ache that invades and haunts his viewers. His world is rainswept, claustrophobic, fixated on details, with even his urban images steeped in rural gloom. As for the faces, Kavanagh is a cinematic portraitist whose close-ups have a depth, patience and searching power equal to any created by Philippe Garrel in the ‘80s. Like Garrel's, Kavanagh's films are ‘sad and proud of it'.

Dean has launched a Fundit campaign to make a new feature, A Harbour Town. If you care about cinema as art and poetry, please donate generously"

Taken from: www.lecain.blogspot.com

See full article below:


Share & Support this piece of Independent Irish Cinema

Update posted on Wednesday 23rd January '13 @ 05:01:49

Unique and Renowned Irish Filmmaker & Critic Donal Foreman has tweeted his support!

"Dean Kavanagh is the future of Irish Cinema...Help him make his second feature"

Also the Irish Film Institute (IFI) have shown their support:

"Avant-garde filmmaker Dean Kavanagh's feature A Harbour Town needs your support on @FundIt - donate & make it happen!"


FILM IRELAND Call For Support:

Update posted on Saturday 19th January '13 @ 06:01:07

Link Below:

Thanks to everyone who has supported the project so far!

Kind regards,


Update posted on Thursday 17th January '13 @ 01:01:40

Leon Kavanagh has performed in many of my films since 2008, he will have a prominent role in 'A Harbour Town'.

Information below:

Kind regards,

Support & Share

Update posted on Tuesday 15th January '13 @ 04:01:13

Many thanks to those who have helped fund the project so far!

Any gesture big or small can help- even sharing the project page would help circulate it to potential funders.

Watch this space for more updates over the coming days.

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