Dublin Berlin

Ballyrogan Films | Dublin

Dublin Berlin
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  • Target: €5000
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  • €5,080.00
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€5 +

A digital copy of the film poster

€10 +

Digital download of the soundtrack by Gareth Averill of Great Lakes Mystery + All of the above

€25 +

Digital download of the full film + All of the above Est. Delivery: Jan 2013

€55 +

Special Edition DVD of the film + Limited Edition production still will be posted to you + All of the above

€100 +

Special Thanks in the closing credits + All of the above

€250 +

Unique Graffiti Tag of your name by a Berlin street artist on one of the sets of the film to be featured in the background of that scene + A signed photo of the Tag + All of the above

€500 +

A 20 minute Skype chat with a crew member of your choice OR a personal call from the band who feature in the film who will perform your favourite song + All of the above

€1000 +

Receive an Executive Producer credit on the opening and closing credits of the film + a limited edition hardbound boxset of the film and soundtrack + All of the above

a project by:
Ballyrogan Films


My name is Robert Manson, a graduate of the National Film School IADT, Ireland and co-founder of Annville Films. I have directed films which have been screened all over the world. I've won several awards; most notably The Taylor Art Award (RDS / 2008), The Royal Television Society’s ‘Student Drama Award’ (Ireland /2009) and two awards at The Salento Finibus Terrae (Italy / 2009). I represented Ireland as an cultural ambassador when he travelled to Jordan for a screening of my film The Silver Bow at The Cutting Edge Irish Film Festival in 2009. Dublin Berlin is set to be my feature film debut.

Previous work:

The Silver Bow - https://vimeo.com/24560565
Rickshaw Rick - https://vimeo.com/24564668 - password - charlie


Dublin Berlin follows a young man, Oisín, who travels to Berlin with his band, buzzing with the potential of a tour and escape from his troubled family life. Oisín meets Sabine, a pretty young Berliner, who shows him the secret places that belong to the city. The band lose patience with him and move on. He decides to stay.

Oisín’s willful escapism is thrown into a tailspin when Sabine reveals that she has a boyfriend and must return to her real life. Things take an even darker turn when bad news from Ireland reaches him. He’s lonely, homesick and broke. His path becomes one of determined self destruction. It takes an act of great intervention to save him from the void.



Because it can't be made without you! Ireland is drowning in debt and the arts and film funding schemes have suffered terribly. We believe in this project. We want to make this beautiful story with this talented collection of artists who are all ready and rearing to go. We're asking you to donate as much as you can to do what Ireland can't at the moment - support its young artists and help them reach their full potential.

Because it's a worthy project. It's ambitious, it's collaborative, it's international. It's relevant, telling the story of a young musician looking outside of Ireland for answers; something that is happening on a daily basis in Dublin. It will be beautiful, exploring the urban colour of both cities.

Because our rewards are good! Have a look... (DVD to be ready in Jan 2013)

Because the Mayans could be right and we have to be quick or there'll be no film at all!


The money we raise on Fund it will provide 25% of our overall budget and will be added to the 10% that we have already raised. This sum will pay for the following:

- All the printing cost for the film (scripts + schedules etc)
- All the cast and crews accommodation for the shoot in Berlin
- The lighting equipment for the film
- It will feed us all for the shoot and pay for transportation to and in Berlin