100% Funded


Target: €3500


€3,500 Raised


44 Funders

Life by Maria Ann Hylton

By Maria Ann Hylton


'Life' with your generous help will be our 4th short film. It is a story about Sarah, a young woman who during a walk along the beach with her beloved Father Sean, finally opens up and discusses the tragic loss of her Mother.

It will be a moving, thought provoking and visually striking film which deals with themes such as loss, regret, identity and reconciliation.


We need to raise at least €3,500 to contribute to the costs estimated at €5000. 

We ourselves have raised €1,500. All funds will be used for hiring equipment, insurance, locations, costumes, makeup, props and post production (editing, sound design, grading).

It will be a 3-day shoot which will take place in October. Post-production will be completed by March 2014. The premiere will be held at a Dublin City location in April 2014.

We plan to submit this film to festivals in both Ireland and abroad. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated and is crucial to getting the project up and running. 

Our previous short films - Waiting (2012) Bittersweet (2011) and The Couple (2005) have screened and won awards at various festivals including Short Film Corner Court Metrage - Cannes Film Festival, Fastnet Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival, 3rd Annual Yellow Fever Film Festival, Clones Film Festival, KINOFILM, 2nd Underground Cinema Film Festival and included in Clermont – Ferrand's Short Film Market.


Maria Ann Hylton - I am originally from Hackney, East London and studied as an actress at E15 Acting School in the UK. I relocated to Dublin in 2002 and that's when I began to write, direct and produce plays and short films.

Liam Moran - is the Producer and we have worked together on all the above projects and theatre productions.

Ferdia MacAnna – (BAFTA award winning producer/script editor, writer & novelist) was my one to one mentor whilst developing the script Life on an e-mentoring scheme which was run by the Irish Writers Centre.

Our cast includes Laura Way (Anton, Opus K, The Silence, Foyle’s War, How To Be Happy)

Richard Donnelly - Director of Photography (Patsy Dick, Barry’s Bespoke Bakery, Immaturity for Charity)

Martina Byrne – Make Up Artist (Eurovision, Toy Show, Life's A Bitch, Seven Songs for Amy, Jedward & the Beanstalk)

Angel Concepcion - Costume Designer (Mattie, Eamon, Garage, Killinaskully)

We hope that you're as excited as we are about "Life". Thanks for taking the time to read this.

All your support is invaluable and appreciated.