106% Funded


Target: €3000


€3,205 Raised


68 Funders

He Moved Through The Fair

By Kerbute Prod. & Trench Ent.


Are you the type of person who'd interfere with a fairy fort, or cut down a hawthorn? Have you ever heard the Bean-an-Sidh cry? Or would you count yourself a disbeliever?

Mick was a simple man; never spared a thought for yarns. Fairies? Pah! Stories to scare children. Yet this man, with no time for superstition, finds himself facing a nightmare he can scarcely believe.

'He Moved Through The Fair', a supernatural chiller based on Irish folklore and mythology.

Ireland's folklore has often been taken lightheartedly, embracing the idea of 'leprechauns' and the 'little people'. This story draws from the true roots of our native mythology. It is based on real stories and fears, which still remain true to life in rural Ireland. They hark back to a time when stories were not just to entertain and scare but to warn and keep people safe. This story reminds us, among other things, to beware of 'The Other Crowd'.

We need your help to bring this exciting and culturally rich project to the big screen. Your pledges will help take this story, and turn it into a film.

This short is a collaboration between Trench Entertainment and Kerbute Productions, together again after our successful first endeavor, 'The Colonel' which we premiered at this years Galway Film Fleadh.

This story was written by John Hennessy and myself (Martin Rochford) from Kerbute Productions, and John is also on board to direct. He's very excited to be working on a project that brings his life long love of Irish mythology to the big screen: 'I grew up hearing all of these spooky, magical stories from around our home place in Laois. There's just so many of them, often about real places and people we know; it's left me with an open mind and pretty active imagination. I'd love to share some of that magic with a wider audience.'

John aims to shoot the film 'back home' where he grew up in Laois. He also spoke at length about his respect and admiration for author and seanchaí, Eddie Lenihan. 'Eddies been a big inspiration to this script. The stories he's collected over the years are the real deal, authentic. They're gripping! And he delivers them like a master. He's a wizard. I'd love to get him on board with this film somehow, if we could'.

The film is being produced by Jack Kavanagh and Trench Entertainment. Lucy Jones from EDEN Digital Film Studio is back on this project as DOP, and Will Higgins is leading the Art Department.

The film will be screened privately to you, it's Fund It supporters, in Dublin; Spring 2012 (exact dates and location TBC), and we hope to submit it to the film festival circuit immediately after.

Thanks for showing an interest and taking time to read this. We hope you'll find this project exciting and intriguing enough to, not only support yourself, but also to tell your friends and colleagues about. Help spread the word!

Martin & The Team



Awards & Screening

It is time to send out the awards! The private screening for the fundit supporters has been confirmed for March 9th at No 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2. We are happy to show you the finished product that you assisted in financing. Please check your email inboxes for further details. Awards can be collected at the screening. Thank you all again for your generous contributions and we hope you will continue to follow the film as it begins its festival run.

Almost Done!

The film is in that final tweaking stage to make things just right! As promised all of our fantastic funders have been personally emailed regarding the private screening which is being held just for them so please check your email inboxes for up to date details. If anything changes or is amended we will inform you promptly and directly via e-mail. T-shirts and the official film poster are currently being printed and will be delivered to our offices sometime soon. They will be apart of the prizes being awarded with respect of the amount contributed by the funder. Those of you entitled to these can pick them up from at the screening!

We made it!

The crew would like to extend our sincere thanks to each and every one of our pledgers who have helped us hit - and exceed - our funding target, and to everyone who has posted/reposted anything about the film and helped to spread the word. Keep your eyes on the behind the scenes section of the blog over the next few weeks to see all of the excitement of the shoot as it happens!

The Finish Line is in Sight!

5 days left and the end is in sight! Thanks to everyone who has gotten us this far, we really appreciate all the support and encouragement we've received over the last few weeks. With the finish line in sight, I'd just like to remind all our supporters that it's all or nothing, so lets not trip at the end! While we need to hit the target of €3000, we can also exceed it, which will help to cover the fees associated with the Fund It campaign itself. So lets give it one final push and get this film made!

We just blasted over the half way line!

Incredibly, the project shot across the half way mark last night and hit the 55% mark. On behalf of the rest of the team I'd just like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who got us here!

It's all in the numbers . . .

€1220 raised, 22 pledgers so far, and 22 days left! Anyone into bingo or numerology?! We're continually amazed with your support, many thanks! Let keep this fantastic progress growing; keep spreading the word and tell everyone you know how you're supporting this.

Teaser Trailer for iPhones

For anyone with an iPhone/iPad or can't use Flash, here's the Teaser Trailer on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDoZBwzkGf8

Outstanding Progress

Only six days in and were already 18% funded! We’re really astounded at the uptake, and very appreciative. We’d like to send a sincere ‘Thanks’ to our pledgers and supporters for getting us this far. Its great that others share our enthusiasm for the project.

New Facebook Page

Hey everyone, the new facebook page for 'He Moved Through The Fair is up'. Hit 'Like' to keep up to date with all of our news & developments. http://www.facebook.com/pages/He-Moved-Through-the-Fair/217201574992802?sk=wall

Tús maith leath na hoibre.

Wow, day #1 and already 10% there! Thanks to all our supporters so far for giving us such a great start.

New Project Blog

The 'He Moved Through The Fair' blog is now up and running @ www.throughthefair.com

funders (68)

There are 61 public funders of this project

There are 7 anonymous funders of this project