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Artists - The Pilot Episode

Rachel McElwaine | Dublin

Artists - The Pilot Episode
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  • Target: €3500
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  • €500.00
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This project was not funded.

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

A credit where credit is due. Your name is added to the credits! Thank you, you are special!

€20 +

Your name in the credits, along with a still signed by the Crew and a personal thank you message. Thank you, you are special!

€50 +

You will receive a still signed by the Principle Cast, a still signed by the Crew, a Limited Edition fan 'Artists' t-shirt and a DVD copy of 'Artists' (after its Festival Circuit Completion) and a thank you credit. Thank you, you are special!

€100 +

You will receive a limited edition poster of the sitcom (designed by Stewart Duggan) signed by the cast, a t-shirt, DVD of the episode, your name added to the credits and a personal thank you message from all involved. Thank you, you are special!

€250 +

You've just gotten an invite to the wrap party (mid June, limited spaces in venue). Along with the t-shirt, signed poster, DVD of the episode, mentioned in the credits as a HERO, a personal thank you letter. Thank you, you are special!

€500 +

Congratulations you're now executive producer (limited to 4). You get an invite to the wrap party (mid June, limited spaces in venue), the t-shirt, signed poster, a special mention in the credits as a HERO, a thank you message from everyone involved and a signed DVD by all principle cast also. Thank you, you really are special!

a project by:
Rachel McElwaine

My name is Rachel McElwaine, I am 28 and a graduate from D.I.T in Pharmaceuticals. My brother, Mark McElwaine, is 27, and an Actor. He has 10 years experience and trained in the National Performing Arts School and Bull Alley. "Artists" is our first collaborative project which we aim to be a Series. 

Mark approached me in December 2012, with the idea of working together on a Drama he had started, about an actor named Mark. We bounced ideas and found that the comedy flowed and I wrote the script incorporating Mark's original idea. We approached a lot of contacts with the script and found there was a lot of interest in the story. Rather than it be a pipe dream, we decided it would be better to make it ourselves, using the amazing talent on Mark's Facebook friend list . We have been working on the script for the past couple of months. We have a full Cast and Director and are partially self financing this venture. However, for this to look as good as we want, we need a more substantial amount.

Our cast includes the amazing talents of Mark McElwaine, Graham Earley, Daniel Mahony, Elva Trill, John Compton, Bern Deegan and Fiona Cooney. Our Director is Alan Markey.

Artists follows our main character, Mark Fish (played by Mark McElwaine). Mark is an likable chap and is living with his best friend Luke Dillon (Graham Earley). The two guys are currently suffering through the Quarter Life Crisis that so many of the Post Celtic Tiger Cubs seem to be suffering from today. Mainly asking what am i doing with my life? Luke is a musician, and a talented one at that. However he is more interested in talking about making music rather than actually making any. We follow Luke in his quest for booze and women, especially women, as he is still heartbroken about Jessica Faye (Elva Trill), their housemate up to recently. Jessica left due to a mysterious incident involving Luke that both parties have agreed NEVER TO SPEAK ABOUT IT AGAIN. She is also an Actor and is currently loved up and living with her new rich, Banker boyfriend, Simon Diamond. However she still misses the guys.

This episode follows Mark and Luke in their search for a new housemate. Thankfully, Jessica introduces the two to a post-modern media Poet named Jeffery Reynolds (Daniel Mahony). Jeffery, or Jeff as the guys insist on calling him, settles in straight away, much to the chagrin of Mark. Luke drags both the guys instantly in to his new scheme, which of course involves women. As with all of Luke's schemes, the guys learn it's better to run away quickly. Mark learns that being really really good looking does not equal being amazing at picking up Hot Blondes. He is also struggling to stay off the Dole queue but it's not easy when you're method and typecast as Aspergers. Thank God for Daniel Day Lewis. 

A general breakdown of the costs & schedule below.

1. Approx 4 day shoot provisionally dated for late May.
2. Hiring of filming and sound equipment.
3. Director, Camera and sound crew fees.
4. One week post production (editing, colour correction, music recording, sound mastering, subtitles).
5. Marketing, distribution of the completed film.

Help us make our vision a reality. Thank you for taking the time to read our submission.