106% Funded


Target: €5000


€5,330 Raised


110 Funders

Harry Hamlet and I

By Maidan Productions


Harry Hamlet and I is Independent film makers, Maidan Productions, first feature film. Written and directed by Aidan Conron from Wicklow.  Aidan wrote this story as a play and was in the process of sending it around the various theatrical outlets around the country. The intention was to reach an appreciative audience of Shakespeare afficionados and lovers of hard hitting and realistic contemporary drama. However, together with friend and producer Martin Blake, the decision to make a movie from this narrative was born. 

The filming was shot over 7 weeks in June and July 2012. We are currently starting post production, here is where YOU come in!

We have self-funded the making of the film (€5,000) but we need your help to raise another €5,000 to complete it. This will be spent on the post production phase to cover the expensive cost of editing, studio time and promotion. We have some fantastic rewards for you.

Harry, Hamlet and I is loosely based on Hamlet, but set in Dublin's inner-city.  The main protagonist” Harry” is the only son of a leader of a criminal gang. The story looks at the pressure on him to be a part of that system, and to fit in.  He struggles to free himself from his ancestry, his past. He longs to escape, so much so that, after a traumatic event he takes on a new persona, a personality that to him seems infinitely better than Harry. His new identity is Hamlet!

Among other issues this story is about our identity and where that sense of belonging comes from. The story also confronts the effects of our conditioning and how it enables us to fit in with the culture that surrounds us. It examines the possibilities of how we can transcend this.

Is it possible to break free of this conditioning? Is it possible to rise above who or what others tell us that we are? Is it possible to find a new identity for ourselves, a deeper meaning for our lives?

Harry, Hamlet and I is a fascinating story, portrayed in a realistic fashion. The story does not shy away or attempt to gloss over the hardship that real life presents. It is essentially a spiritual journey, one that every deep thinking person has to contend with in one way or another in the course of their lives.

This film will move hearts and change minds about life and its values. Your much needed contribution can make this happen. Your help will ensure that we are in a position to complete the film and thereafter submit to every noteworthy film festival at home and abroad. We want to give this film, its actors and all the creative talent that have worked so hard, as much exposure far and wide as possible. We are sure that those who see our offering will be impressed with what Irish filmmakers and storytellers are capable of.

Come join us on this journey!




A big thank you to all our funders for making the private screening of Harry,Hamlet and I such a wonderful night. We were delighted will a full house and a great response to the film. Check the facebook page for photos of the night. Many thanks again we could not have done it without your generous support. cheers Aidan


Hi all, we will see you all tomorrow night at the screening which was made possible by your generous help. Thank you again. We are all set for a wonderful night. Please show up at venue by 7.30 for ticket allocation and a chat with cast and crew. Any queries contact me on 087 8034221. cheers Aidan

A Note on Ticket Collection

One week to go! Thank you for your support of this project. A note about ticket Allocation As you know we are screening on the 29th in the lighthouse smithfield at 8pm sharp just to clarify we are not in a position to issue individual invites but to everyone that pledged your names are on our guest list at the venue. Where we will then give you your tickets and other rewards for supporting this project.If you have any more queries or are unable to attend please contact aidanconron@gmail.com or phone Aidan 087 8034221

Screening of HARRY, HAMLET AND I.

We are delighted to announce that its full steam ahead for the private screening of HARRY, HAMLET AND I at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfilld, Dublin 7 .On Thursday the 29Th of November at 8pm. Please come early and join us in the Cinema Cafe for Ticket allocation and a chat with cast and crew. Please leave it no later than 7.30 as the film will start at 8 pm sharp. See you there! its going to be a great night.Cheers Aidan

Harry Hamlet and I - Private Screening

Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my great pleasure to inform you that the private screening of HARRY HAMLET AND I will take place on THURSDAY 29th NOVEMBER at 8pm in the LIGHTHOUSE CINEMA, Smithfield, Dublin. We will be in contact soon with more details on ticket collection etc. It promises to be a great night. Thanks you all for your support!

A night to remember in November! The count down is on

many thanks for supporting this project it means a lot to us to have such support behind us we are at the half way point with funding with only 13 days to get in the remaining funds. so we need your help to get over the line and make sure we all have a nite to remember in November .So if you can use your powers of persuasion to spread the word and get more people to come along that would be great. Roll on November! Roll in funding! Cause you cant have one without the other. love and light Aidan x

Limited Tickets

Please be aware that there are a limited number of tickets available for the private screening.

funders (110)

There are 104 public funders of this project

There are 6 anonymous funders of this project