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Them's The Breaks

Sarah Barr | Dublin

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  • Target: €10000
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

THANK YOU: A huge thank you from the team, a shoutout on social media and an exclusive Them's The Breaks badge for you to wear with pride to all your feminist get togethers.

€25 +

THEM'S THE BREAKS PANEL DISCUSSION: You will receive a ticket to an exclusive Them's The Breaks themed panel discussion with special guest speakers in Dublin in Autumn 2016, as well as a huge thank you from the team, a shoutout on social media and a very cool Them's The Breaks badge.

€50 +

HD DOWNLOAD + CREDITS PERK: You will receive a HD download of the film directly to your inbox,a digital download of the film's soundtrack and your name listed as a funder in the film's end credits, as well as a huge thank you, a shoutout on social media, a very cool Them's The Breaks Badge, 2 x tickets to an exclusive Them's The Breaks themed panel discussion with special guest speakers in Dublin in Autumn 2016.

€100 +

THEM'S THE BREAKS DVD: You will receive a funder exclusive DVD with exclusive bonus features and unseen footage. You will also receive a huge thank you, a shoutout on social media, a very cool Them's The Breaks Badge, 2 x tickets to an exclusive Them's The Breaks themed panel discussion with special guest speakers in Dublin in Autumn 2016, a HD digital download and your name listed as a funder in the film's end credits.

€150 +

FILMMAKING WORKSHOP: You will receive a place in our half day filmmaking workshop presented by the Them's The Breaks team which will focus on storytelling, crowdfunding, production and post production, with a strong focus on the role of women, as well as 2 x tickets to an exclusive Them's The Breaks themed panel discussion with special guest speakers in Dublin in Autumn 2016 and the DVD package. You will also receive a huge thank you, a shoutout on social media, a badge, a HD digital download and your name listed as a funder in our end credits.

€250 +

THEM'S THE BREAKS EXCLUSIVE SCREENING + POSTER: You will receive 2 x tickets to the world premiere of Them's The Breaks and a copy of the film's poster. You will also receive a huge thank you, a shoutout on social media, a badge, a HD download of the completed movie, a digital download of the film's soundtrack, your name listed as a funder in our end credits, 2 x tickets to an exclusive Them's The Breaks themed panel discussion with special guest speakers in Dublin in Autumn 2016, and a funder exclusive DVD with special bonus features and unseen footage.

€500 +

THE BUSINESS PERK: We will feature your business' logo in our credits as a significant supporter of the film. You will also receive a huge thank you, a shoutout on social media, a badge, digital download, your name listed as a funder in our end credits, 2 x tickets to an exclusive Them's The Breaks themed panel discussion, the DVD package, 2 x tickets to the world premiere of Them's The Breaks and a copy of the film's poster.

€1000 +

THE ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PERK: You will be credited as an Associate Producer in the film's credits.You will also receive a huge thank you, a shoutout on social media, a badge, a HD download, your name listed as a funder, 2 x tickets to an exclusive Them's The Breaks themed panel discussion with special guest speakers in Dublin in Autumn 2016, and a funder exclusive DVD with special bonus features and unseen footage, 4 x tickets to the world premiere of Them's The Breaks and a copy of the film's poster.

€2000 +

THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PERK: You will be credited as an Executive Producer in the film's credits. You will also receive a huge thank you, a shoutout on social media, a badge, a HD download, your name listed as a funder, 2 x tickets to an exclusive Them's The Breaks themed panel discussion with special guest speakers in Dublin in Autumn 2016, and a funder exclusive DVD with special bonus features and unseen footage, 4 x tickets to the world premiere of Them's The Breaks and a copy of the film's poster.

a project by:
Sarah Barr

Them’s The Breaks is a new feature documentary following a movement in Ireland which attempts to tackle gender inequality, particularly in the Arts sector.

In October 2015, The Abbey Theatre announced their much anticipated “Waking the Nation” 2016 Centenary Programme. There was just one thing missing.... Diversity.

The Abbey Theatre’s inclusion of only one female playwright out of ten in their 2016 centenary programme, sparked confusion, anger and indignation, and led to the establishment of #WakingTheFeminists; a movement which has attracted support from Meryl Streep and Saoirse Ronan among others, and has inspired a new generation of young feminists.

Them’s The Breaks is a film about equality, bravery and the vision for a more inclusive future for Irish people. This film seeks to open up a discussion about feminism becoming all the more relevant to a new generation in Ireland. We want to document the changes and efforts being made to combat this unconscious bias - not just in Irish theatre - but across the entire Arts industry. The film will explore what we hope will be an exhilarating new chapter in the Irish Arts.

This film has the potential to make a real contribution to the conversation surrounding women’s (including trans*) rights in Ireland as the battle rages on for equality in the Arts surrounding issues such as equal opportunities and equal pay.

WHAT’S THE MONEY FOR?

We’re an independent production, so we’re relying on help from as many of you feminists as possible!

Your money will be used for post-production, editing, sound equipment, archive and music licensing as well as graphic and animation design. To make it a little incentivising for you, we’re offering some savage rewards. This is your opportunity to get involved with our project and be part of an exciting time for women and the Arts in Ireland. Your contribution makes all the difference.

This €10,000 target is our first step in securing funding for this film, but this in no way reflects the full costs of production! This €10k will afford us the means to keep filming as the movement unfolds before us. The overall budget stands closer to €50k which we intend to finance through other means. But this €10k will ensure we don’t miss an opportunity along the way!

So please support us in whatever way you can to make this film a reality - choose a perk that catches your eyes, share our campaign with friends and family who would be interested in the cause, like us on Facebook & Twitter and join the conversation.


The Them’s The Breaks team are director Sarah Corcoran, Producers Sarah Barr and Aoife Kelly and Writer Stephen Elliott. The team originally formed after completing the MA in Film & TV in DCU, and went on to combine their work in theatre production, screenwriting, filmmaking and production with their experiences with BBC, Universal Pictures, The IFI, Bl!nder Films and iDare Media to embark on this exciting new feature length documentary project.

Thanks for your support!