6-year-old Elliot has just been diagnosed with ADHD and placed on prescription meds. All he wants is a little baby brother to play with, but his mother is adamant against it, relying on birth control pills to avoid expanding her brood. His anxious, pill-popping teenage brother is too busy studying for his exams to play with him, and his father is hooked on sleeping pills to battle insomnia. In retaliation, Elliot decides to swap around his family's medication and take pleasure in watching his household unravel, which leads to some life-changing consequences...
In addition to our roles as full-time post-production assistants, we each exhibit a talent for the different facets of the film-making process, be it colour-grading, audio sampling, screenwriting or general editing. Between us, we have been at the helm of many shorts from 2011-2015 including 'How I Met Your Ma', 'Hunz', 'Cal/Calpurnia' and 'The Sound of Silence'.
We are determined to create a professional, polished short that we could confidently submit to be part of the film festival circuit, and in order to do so we need financial backing to support the hire of equipment and the expensive post-production process. We are also personally funding this short in terms of submission fees to film festivals upon completion.
The funds we raise will secure the hire of a 70D Canon camera as well as gimbles, mics, tripods and access to Avid Media Composer to give the short a beautiful finish in terms of colour grading and certain visual effects, however we are also looking at securing funding for:
- Equipment hire
- Actor fees
- Location fees
- Professional post-production fees
- Costuming and make up
- Film festival submissions
- DVD burning
The post-production process can take longer than expected to complete, however we have enough experience under our belts to churn out a polished short in time for the upcoming 2017 film festival deadlines. Our preliminary shooting dates take place between 12th July - 29th July, with an exact date still very much incumbent on how much we raise. We also offer an exclusive screening of the short upon completion which will take place in Dublin, the venue and dates are to be announced but I will personally see to it that you are contacted in relation to this. Our established contact list within Ireland's film industry is also an indispensable commodity to the project that will no doubt come in handy.
We are in the midst of an exciting and equally intimidating period for Irish film whereby crowd funding sources are a necessity for upcoming filmmakers, and without your generous contributions there would be no place to showcase emerging talent. For this, we thank you whole-heartedly and sincerely.