Too Good to Resist
Underground Films | Dublin
- Target: €5420
rewards for funding this project:
You are a SYMPATHISER OF THE RESISTANCE. You will receive a special THANK YOU on our movie's Facebook Page
You are a FRIEND OF THE RESISTANCE. You will receive a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the movie upon its commercial release, and a special THANK YOU on our movie's Facebook Page
You are an ACTIVE SUPPORTER OF THE RESISTANCE. You will receive ALL THE ABOVE, plus a DVD and a special THANK YOU IN THE MOVIE'S CLOSING TITLES, so the world can know how brave you are!
You are a COMRADE. You will receive ALL THE ABOVE, plus an INVITATION TO THE PREMIERE for 2 people in Dublin (transportation not provided)
You are a SUB-COMANDANTE OF THE RESISTANCE. You will receive SPECIAL VIDEO UPDATES including BEHIND-THE-SCENES footage, 3 DVDs, plus ALL THE ABOVE
You are a COMANDANTE OF THE RESISTANCE. You will receive an ON-SCREEN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT, a PERSONAL THANK YOU VIDEO FROM THE DIRECTOR, a SIGNED MOVIE POSTER, 5 DVDs, and ALL THE ABOVE. We will also award you a DIGITAL and PHYSICAL MEDAL OF GOOD CONDUCT which you can show off online as well as wear pinned proudly to your lapel. You've made a difference - people should know!
You are a PEOPLE'S HERO OF THE RESISTANCE. You shall be rewarded with a FREE WEEKEND for 2 AT A B&B IN BARCELONA (transportation not included). You will also receive ALL THE ABOVE, plus an ON-SCREEN CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT, as well as your name ON IMDB.COM, the go-to site for movies, TV and celebrities
You are a PEOPLE'S HERO OF THE RESISTANCE. You shall be rewarded with a BOAT TRIP in the clear blue waters of the People's Republic of Cork (transportation to the People's Republic not included). You will also receive ALL THE ABOVE, plus an ON-SCREEN CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT, as well as your name ON IMDB.COM, the go-to site for movies, TV and celebrities
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We’ve been developing Too Good to Resist for over two years since Mary Jane dared Treasa to make a film about Ireland during yet another pub rant. Treasa, the thoughtful one, contemplated the idea. Mary Jane sipped her beer and whispered: 'Ya know what the Greeks' protest chant is? ..."This is Greece, not Ireland, we the workers will resist"'. Treasa decided there and then.
When former minister Brian Lenihan Jnr. congratulated the Irish people on their pragmatism and compliance - “If this was France there’d be riots", says he - we realised how at odds our collective self-understanding and our reaction to the crisis and austerity have been. The paradox prompted us - and many worldwide - to ask, why are the fighting Irish not fighting this? We’re calling on all activists, passive-fists and anyone who wants to make a change. We need YOUR support to make this film!
We've set up a facebook page where you’re welcome to chat, rant and monitor the film's progress: facebook
Remember kids, resistance is not just for Christmas, and it’s no short-lived New Year’s resolution either. We’re fully committed to this project and we hope you will be too…
Who are we? Aka…trust us, we know what we’re doing!
Director/Writer: Treasa O’Brien
Writer/Researcher: Mary Jane O’Leary
Producer: Rachel Lysaght @ Underground Films
Editor: Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas
Treasa is a Kerry filmmaker and writer, and Executive Director of Open City Docs Fest, London. She studied visual art in Limerick, filmmaking in Goldsmiths London and her short films have won awards internationally.
Mary Jane is a Barcelona-based Corkonian international relations researcher. Since graduating with a degree in European Studies from University College Cork, she has worked as a freelance journalist.
Rachel at Underground Films is producing - check out our great track record:
Dreams of a Life
Where We’re At:
We shot our first interview in May 2011 and have been researching, shooting a little and developing the ideas over the last 18 months with our own money and time. We were delighted to receive development support from the Irish Film Board on day one of our July road trip, when we traveled around Ireland for 3 weeks shooting interviews and gauging the temperature of a very angry nation.
We’re at an important juncture and this is where YOUR contribution can make a real and profound difference to our film – paying for Treasa and Mary Jane’s travel to sites of protest, additional filming and editing. Crucially, your generosity will allow us consolidate and complete our research, and write our Too Good To Resist Bible – the cornerstone this documentary film will be built on.
We want to make THE BEST VERSION of this film. So the more money we raise, the better production we’ll be able to mount. Be a part of it!
Please donate what you can – every euro is greatly appreciated!
Thank you again for your support.