104% Funded


Target: €2000


€2,095 Raised


32 Funders

A Harbour Town -- feature film

By Dean Kavanagh


A young girl lives with her brother in a small cottage in the countryside. In the city a Health Inspector explores an abandoned building. It is unclear what has happened but it is evident that there have been environmental changes.

A terrible sense of dread ensues and separates the brother and sister.The brother continues with his mundane chores in isolation, while the young girl drifts further away into the depths of a large rotting forest where she eventually disappears.

The film aims to deal with themes of identity and entity. The film will star non-professional actors and will be shot in colour.

So Far:
30 minutes of footage has been shot using a Dslr and from that a 2 minute Promo has been cut. The remainder of the film will be shot over several days.

The funding will be used for:
1. Camera and equipment
2. Transport to and from all locations
3. Post production facilities
4. Production facilities to compose Original Music Score.

My name is Dean Kavanagh, I am an independent, avant-garde, low/no- budget filmmaker from Ireland. While being an active filmmaker from an early age, I began to favour more 'visual stories' and from 2006 onwards I began to reduce conventional narrative elements. In 2008 I was discovered by independent Iranian filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi. From there on I concentrated on experimental filmmaking. During the period 2008-2010 I made around 15 shorts as part of the Dublin based 'Experimental Film Society' established by Rashidi. In 2010 I contributed a segment called 'Detritus' to the Remodernist Filmmmakers collaborative feature film 'In Passing' (2011).

To-date I have completed over 28 short films and 1 feature film. Overall, my work has been described as visual with attention to the image/sound relationship. I hold an honours degree in Media Arts, and have also composed music for short films and a collection of my own experimental/concept projects. I've worked occasionally as a freelance cinematographer and have also won awards in this field.

The film will be made in association with ‘Experimental Film Society’.
Experimental Film Society is an independent, not-for-profit entity specialising in experimental, independent and no/low budget filmmaking. It was founded by Rouzbeh Rashidi in 2000 in Tehran, Iran. Its aim is to produce and promote films by its members. Experimental Film Society unites works by a dozen filmmakers scattered across the globe, whose films are distinguished by an uncompromising, no-budget devotion to personal, experimental cinema. Experimental Film Society is responsible for rescuing and preserving many of its members' films, which otherwise might have been lost forever. All the materials and films in this society are original and had made by EFS filmmakers. The current office of EFS is in Dublin, Ireland.

Here is an article about my work written by Filmmaker, Critic and Cinephile Maximilian Le Cain

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