An Uncomfortable Truth
This is the documentary that they didn’t want made. This is the story they wanted to bury. This is the truth that no one in Europe wanted to admit. This is the story of Modern Ireland. This is the story of Ireland in Austerity – the real story.
Daragh Murphy (November Seven Films) and Dave Murphy (No labels) have come together to tell the story of Modern Ireland. The Ireland that did not rebel, the Ireland that did not overthrow its corrupt leaders, the Ireland that did not eject its politicians – but the Ireland that is suffering daily, the Ireland that has 40 times more debt per capita than any other Euro Nation, the Ireland who has pushed debt on its children’s children and the Ireland that was sold a pup for Europe – holding 42 percent of ALL euro debt. They didn’t want to know but they are going to tell anyway.
This documentary looks at the failures of the system and more importantly what can be done to fix it. The political will is lacking at a time when it is most needed. Debt-compliance in our time is as chilling a phrase now as when Chamberlain uttered the original. The ultimate price has been paid in blood; row after row of men and women who threw in the towel when debt became too much.
How do you tell a story? You find a thread, a person, a mission. Dave Murphy found the bankrupshee, Jillian Godsil, whose life is a living example of what it is like to be Irish right now. If you google the brokest woman in Ireland, you will find her. Due to a combination of unlucky circumstances she lost her husband, her business and her home. It was a perfect storm of divorce combined with recession. She tried to sell her home; she made a video in 2011; it went viral, she went viral and she received a cash offer of €500,000 but the banks stopped sale. They preferred to repossess her home which they finally did two years later. They sold it last month for less than €160,000. She fought hard to trade her way out of her debt, to remain solvent but nothing worked. Finally she tried to enter the newly Insolvency Service last year but she was too broke. Ultimately she was forced into bankruptcy. Now she is bankrupt.
Dave teamed up with filmmaker Daragh Murphy to tell her story, but also many other people’s stories. Many people lives.
The budget accounts for the rental of professional cameras & equipment, audio equipment and operators, travel and an operations crew for the 4 week shoot. It will also be used for the extensive 4-5 week post-production process, including an editor, assistant editor, sound mixing, picture grade, narration, music arrangement.
As this is going to be a feature length Documentary, we aim to produce a high end product that can compete around the globe, telling Ireland's story.
Daragh Murphy – Director
Daragh is an award winning filmmaker based in Dublin. A graduate of The New York Film Academy, Daragh has directed numerous Short Films, Music Videos, Commercials and Documentaries in New York, India, Australia and Ireland. In 2012, Daragh set up November Seven Films, an Irish film production company, which also houses a full Editing Suite and a motion graphics and animation studio.
David Murphy - Producer
David is an Dublin based Producer with extensive experience in the music & creative industries. He has a history of business development & marketing, and creative consultancy.He recently set up his own company Without Labels, a multi-disciplinary creative arts and management agency. He is working on numerous Documentary Projects both in Ireland and overseas.