ABOUT THE FILM
The story takes place on a dark night on Dublin’s North Side. Annie, a plain 30-something American, has reached the end of a thinning rope. After cashing in her chips on a plane ticket to Ireland and a few bottles of vodka, she wakes up alone in a bar after closing. Mick, the lone barman, keeps her watered and waiting for an unknown collector. As the minutes pass, the mood turns dusty and strange. And when Annie’s lift finally arrives, we realise she is the unknowing prize in an ancient duel.
We are a collection of artists from Texas, Czech Republic and Ireland who have planted our feet, hearts and cameras in Dublin. We have been waiting patiently for the right time to collaborate, and the time, luckily, is now.
Hedvika Hlavackova (Hedi Rose - Director) is completing her final year of master studies at the Documentary Film department of FAMU in Prague. She is also a graduate of the New York Film Academy. Her short films have been selected by international film festivals including NewFilmmakers New York and LA, Hot Spring Documentary IFF, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Napoli Film Festival and others.
Margaret Miller (Screenwriter/Actor) is a writer from Texas who has been living and working for 12 years in New York. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Theatre and the Lir Academy – Trinity College where she earned her MFA in Playwriting.
Jaroslava Kostkova (DP) lives and works in Dublin as a freelance Director of Photography. She is a graduate of the renowned Cinematography Department at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic and a member of the Association of Czech Cinematographers. She has worked on projects ranging from TV series and commercials to music videos, promos and short films.
Michael Hough has happily climbed on board to act in our film. Michael studied at the Gaiety School of Acting and has been acting consistently in theatre and film in Ireland over the last 5 years, garnering top reviews along the way.
HOW YOU’RE HELPING
While this is a labour of love on our parts, there are unavoidable costs in making a film. Your support will allow us to rent equipment for shooting as well as cover post production expenses. We have worked hard on a skin-tight budget and hopefully our modest goal is attainable. Please see below for a list of rewards for your kindness.
Most importantly, thanks for taking the time to read this and take interest in our project. We are overwhelmed by our luck in friends, families and collaborators – all of whom become one in the same when starting something new. Nothing is possible without your support and we will do our best to make you proud.