Five Days To Go!
Most importantly, thank you to everybody who has helped with our campaign! We cannot stress enough that we could not be making this film without you and your support will be recognised in our finished film.
Over the last two weeks, pieces have been falling into place. We have secured an incredible location, an idyllic country cottage in Glenmalure, County Wicklow. Our camera department have done technical tests in our location, and are delighted with the results. Our sound department, however, are facing quite a challenge from the beautiful waterfall on the property but we have complete trust in them to work around this.
We have also decided on most of our main actors. Timmy is pleased as Punch with our cast and cannot wait to bring this project to life with this talented bunch. We have also secured fantastic make-up and special effects artists who we’re all looking forward to working with.
We’ve had some wonderful guest speakers in to offer insight on our projects. Firstly Declan King, a seasoned cameraperson, came in to guide our camera department through their equipment. Paddy Breathnach, director of Man About Dog and I Went Down, shared his wisdom of his experienced directorial techniques. A first assistant director, Jonny Shaw, talked through the tough job of scheduling with our own ADs, who by no means have an easy task. Finally, Martina Niland described the role of a producer by talking through her career from Pavee Lackeen to Once. We will remember their advice as we head into our own productions.
This last week of preproduction is going to be fundamental to the outcome of our shoot. We will be working out the logistics of transporting, housing and feeding our team for a week in the far end of Wicklow. Ideally, we all won’t kill one another! Tim and our DoP Marcus will be preparing shot lists and storyboards and soon will be rehearsing with our cast. Our art director will be sourcing costume and props that will enhance the world of Dead End.
We are so close to reaching our target of €4000 and we hope we can do it in the remaining five days. Your support so far has been incredible; we’re looking for one final push to get us over the last. If you could please share our campaign one last time, any effort will be much appreciated. We will be thankful for every show of kindness.
Thank you again, and we’ll update you again once we have reached our Fund it goal, fingers crossed!
Penny and Liam
Co-producers, Dead End
One Week In
Firstly, we'd like to thank everyone who has supported us so far, we've had a great first week and we're delighted to see people backing our campaign. Thank you very much, your contribution means a lot to us.
We've been very busy location scouting in Wicklow, doing camera tests and starting the casting process for our actors. We've also been in contact with make-up artists, costume hire and a stunt coordinator for advice and hands-on help. Our director is also furiously working on the script, which will be locked shortly.
We're optimistic about this week's progress, but we still have a long way to go before we reach our Dead End. Please help us if you can, we will be eternally grateful.
Thank you again to those who have already helped us. We'll update you again next week!
Penny and Liam