4% Funded


Target: €2000


€95 Raised

not funded

4 Funders

The Lovely Dinner in 2D with Puppets

By Robert Keane


Production is soon to begin on a comedy short film titled ‘The Lovely Dinner 2D’

The Lovely Dinner is the dark comedy about George, an anti-social cannibal, and Penny, his latest dinner date, who he is eating alive. The film is about the awkwardness of the killer being questioned by the victim. The film will be dark and quirky, with buckets of both blood and humour. Oh, and it will star PUPPETS!

Our Target:

OK, with your help, we need to raise €2,000 and here’s why…

First off there’s the puppets! We are working with a puppet maker and operator who can craft them, there's money for materials, but that’s not all we need your support for. There’s also casting, travel & food expenses, equipment hire, set design and post-production. We must edit our film, colour-grade it and hire a composer to create a musical score. Your support will give us the freedom to spend the time necessary to bring all these elements together in a professional environment.

A percentage of our budget will be invested in DVD duplication, promotional materials and film festival fees. Although this is an independent production and many of us will be dedicating our time for free, the costs do add up.

With your help, any pledge can go a long way!

Our Background:

Written & Directed by Richard Waters. He knows exactly how he want the film to look and feel, who he wants to cast and the team he would like to work with. His first version of this short film ‘Lovely Dinner’’ won critical acclaim around the world including screenings at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Screentest Short Film Festival and the Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand. His film this year ‘Into White’ has already been received well and is just starting to enter the festival circuit. He hopes to build on the success of these projects with ‘The Lovely Dinner 2D’.

Produced by Robert Keane (Arc-Life Productions) (That’s me!). Rob is an exciting young Producer/Editor, his work includes co-producing the summer launch advert for TV3 this year, as well as other promotional production and editing for TV3. He has worked for BBC Cymru Wales, RTÉ and was nominated for the Corona Best Young Filmmaker Award at the Cork Film Festival. His last short film production ‘Ethics’ has received widespread acclaim and has been screened at the Foyle Film Festival, as well as others around the world.

Richard already made this film a few years ago with real live actors, and though it is a perfectly fine film, it never quite hit the right style. Richard met with Peter, a puppet maker and performer, and the two loved the idea of working together on something. While searching for the right idea, Rob realised that Richard had this cannibal script he had always loved but had not executed quite as he hoped, and realised that Peter's puppets were the missing element.

Casting will begin very soon.

Thank you for your support!



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