105% Funded


Target: €2500


€2,640 Raised


42 Funders

Beyond The Woods Completion

By Sean Breathnach


Beyond The Woods is a supernatural horror feature film about a group of friends who go to a secluded holiday home for the weekend so they can catch up with each other, re-connect and escape their busy lives. Unfortunately for them, a fiery sinkhole has opened in the mountain nearby, it's burning hot, and spewing out an awful stench of sulphur. Over the course of the weekend, some of the friends start behaving out of character, one disappears, and they all experience troubling events. It's too late when they realise that it's not just a sinkhole that has opened near their isolated retreat, but something altogether more horrific.

At present we have 87 out of 112 scenes shot. We need money to shoot the remaining 25 scenes (including the crucial final scene). We plan on finishing our film by the end of the year so it's ready for the horror festival circuit next year.

The funding raised by your pledges on Fundit will used to pay for everything we need to finish shooting our film. The money will go on props, masks, blood, makeup, equipment hire, locations, transport, a photographer and food. If we make more than our target we will use the money to put together a professional grade, add some VFX, compose a soundtrack, make posters, and submit the movie to as many of the top festivals as we can.

Here's a little about our team:

Seán Breathnach wrote and is directing the film. His films have been screened in festivals worldwide, some of them picking up awards on the way. You can see a sample of his work here: vimeo.com/seanbreathnach

Páraic English our DP has worked on dozens of films, including 'Th3 Room', ‘Hungry Hickory’ & ‘Penny’. He has shot and edited short films, documentaries, adverts, stock and catalogue Shoots in Ireland and abroad.

Dan O'Connell is executive Producer.Along with being an award winning filmmaker, Dan is also founder of egomotion.net, Cork's online filmmaking community with over 400 members and lecturer of BA Film at University College Cork.

Hugo Parvery is our sound wizard.

Arlene Keating delivers the blood and gore, as well as the gorgeousness.

Kieran Fitzgerald is on 2nd camera and lighting

The film stars:
Irene Kelleher
Claire Loy
Ruth Hayes
John Ryan Howard
Mark Griffin
Sean McGillicuddy
Ross MacMahon
Alan Riordan



Independent Irish horror Beyond the Woods secures distribution deal!

I'm thrilled to announce that "Beyond the Woods" has secured distribution for the UK, Ireland, US and Canada with UK horror film distributor, Left Films. It has been a long journey to get to this point, and I want to thank everyone who helped us along the way, particularly our funders here without whose help this project wouldn't have been completed. We will be in touch soon about funding rewards. Thanks again to all of you :)


Hi BTW supporters! Just a quick note on where we are now. Beyond the Woods has screened at 6 festivals so far and picked up Best International Feature Film at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London. We've submitted it to more festivals this year and we'll keep you updated on progress. We'll also keep you up to date on rewards which we will be sending out later this year. Thanks again for all your support, Beyond the Woods

Trailer preview

Hi all, I wanted to give our funders the first look at our new trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rfxPLfh1Ak It's unlisted at the moment, we'll be making it public over the next few days, so please keep it to yourselves for now! I hope ye enjoy it. Thanks again, Beyond the Woods

Screenings have begun!

Thanks again to all of you for supporting us on our quest to make a great horror movie! We're finally finished post production and the film has so far been selected to screen at Indie Cork Film Festival in October and Fright Night Film Festival in Kentucky in November. We'll keep you all posted as to future screenings and also about what is happening with your rewards. All of you are thanked in the credits. We couldn't have made this movie without you. Thanks again, Sean

Thank you

Huge thanks to everyone for supporting us. We're already working on t-shirt and poster designs (we can't post them here - it doesn't allow images, but keep an eye on our twitter and facebook accounts) along with putting plans together for the last days of principal photography. Thanks again - you're helping to make this movie possible and we won't forget that. :)

One day to go

Huge thanks to all of you for supporting Beyond the Woods. €1970 has been pledged, putting us at 78% with one day left to go. This is thanks to the support and belief you've placed in us, and we are very grateful for that. The team are working away behind the scenes, doing as much as they can to reach as many people as possible and what we ask of you now is that once you read this email, be it at home, work or on the road, please spread the word about the project, telling everyone that you've backed it, the amount of time left and what the project is about. We're so close and with your help I know, and the creative team know, that this project will be funded and viewed as a success story for independent film and particularly Irish independent film. Thanks again for your support.

Teaser trailer

Hey all, Just in case you haven't seen it, here's a little glimpse of how Beyond the Woods is shaping up. Seeing as you are helping us to finish this movie, here's a look at what you are a part of! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK_xWqFNLnQ We hope you enjoy it! All the best, The Beyond the Woods team

funders (42)

There are 39 public funders of this project

There are 3 anonymous funders of this project