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:
John Ryan Howard