Hi, I'm Dave Kavanagh. I'm a writer/editor/director & DP. I live in Dublin, Ireland.
I have always loved film. I began making movies as a teenager, short Horror films and strange affairs that were influenced by David Lynch. I made these early films purely out of love for the medium, not thinking that I would one day work in the business.
After many varied jobs I took the plunge and went to study film. I started off with Digital Film & TV then went on to study Film Production, working with super 16mm film. I soon excelled in all of the modules including 35mm B&W stills photography, editing, art direction, sound, cinematography and post production.
After film school I quickly began working on fully funded features, shorts and commercials. As I write this, we are just about to finish pick-ups on a European co-production, that shot on 35mm film.
I am the director & DP on Look To The Son, which shoots this September & October.
This is the story of two very different families, both with the same father, who's lives collide after tragedy strikes.
On the one hand there's Joe, an elusive character with a shady background and a drug-addled mother, and on the other hand is Karen & young Nathan, who grew up without a single want, privileged & pampered.
Through a series of events these characters are hurled together & an unlikely unit is formed. Then in steps Fino, a charmer with very dark intentions.
Just as lives are being rebuilt, their world begins to fall apart.
Drugs, sex, revenge & intimidation collide to tear down all that has been achieved. With violence staring them in the face, a life or death choice must be made.
All hangs in the balance.
Is this makeshift family doomed?
We are not looking for a vast amount of money. The team involved are well used to working with small & virtually non-existent budgets! We are very passionate about this project and it will be shot, even if we do not make our target.
We need the funds for wardrobe, production design, transport, sound equipment, catering & marketing. This is a live action film but we do not have any expensive fx or crazy car chases. We will not have to incur camera hire costs. All of the crew & cast are working for free and they will recieve a profit share from the films box office & DVD sales.
We fully understand that the world is in a recession and money is hard to come by. If you cannot afford to back us we would be extremely grateful if you could spread the word about our project on social media sites and perhaps link back to this campaign.
We would love to meet more like-minded people, artists & filmmakers and create friendships, because at the end of the day that is what really matters.
From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU!