109% Funded


Target: €7500


€8,235 Raised


66 Funders

Man to Man

By A W Stevenson


Man to Man is a short film that presents a series of conversations between Father and Son as they meet regularly to catch up and discuss life over a quiet pint in their local.

The film is a warm, playful, and honest reflection of what it means to have, and indeed be, a father or son today. Through candid, often thought-provoking moments, we learn about their characters and their lives, and witness the subtle, unspoken, yet familiar bond that affects and shapes them both, and ultimately echoes through generations.

I have worked in the Irish film industry for a number of years now. My goal is to write and direct full time, but when I'm not doing one of those things, I work as part of the production team or ADs.

Lochlainn McKenna, whose short film 'Pockets' won the Fastnet Short Film Festival U22s category in 2015, will be producing this film with me, and hopefully it will be the beginning of many collaborations to come!

We are currently putting together a brilliant crew whose collective talents will really help make this film stand out from the crowd. A massive thanks to all of you who have kindly offered your time and expertise!

This project needs a small budget to ensure we can produce it to professional standards. At present there are no other funding sources, so your generosity and support would be hugely appreciated.

All funds raised will go towards the budget for (but not limited to) cast and crew, camera and lighting equipment, hair/make-up/wardrobe, catering (gotta feed your team!), locations, post production and festival entries (Oscars here we come!).

With film, the highest risk factor is always time. Time = Money.

We have developed a watertight, professional budget and project timeline, which we will stick to religiously. We plan to work closely with our crew to plan and schedule the shoot itself, and I will be workshopping the characters and scenes with our actors before principle photography, to ensure performances are as incisive as possible on the day.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this project, and I hope you will consider contributing to its realisation. With your help it could be a great little project.





Man to Man at Galway

Hey guys, Delighted with last week's screening of Man to Man at the Galway Film Fleadh - one of Ireland's most prestigious film festivals. The quality of films at the Fleadh was incredible, and to be alongside the likes of Jim Sheridan and Ben Cleary was a privilege in itself! The film is currently under consideration at a number of International Festivals now as well, so we'll just have to wait and see how it's received. Keep all limbs crossed. In the meantime, we are hosting a small, private screening tomorrow evening if anyone is around. It will be in The Bottler's Bank (the pub where we shot the film!) from 8pm. We would love to see you all there! Thanks a mil, Andy

Editing and Grade

Hi folks, Happy New Year everyone, and I hope this message finds you all well. Just a little update to let everyone know we're editing away properly and grading now over the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out some stills (without giving too much away!) from the test grade here: www.aw-stevenson.com/test-grade-stills Thanks again, and sorry it hasn't been a faster process! See you all at the Oscars though, yeah? Cool. Cheers! Andy

Just got shot!

Hey guys, For those of you I haven't already gleefully told, we shot the film two weeks ago and we're heading into Post now, confident with what we got on the day. Killian Coyle and Hugh Gormley did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life, and every single member of the crew went above and beyond for the two day shoot - early mornings, interrupted lunches, fast turnarounds - you name it, they did it, without any hesitation. It was an honour and a privilege. I'd particularly like to thank Rua Meegan as well, for his keen eye, level head, and great company. The film looks stunning due to him and his camera team. Will keep you all updated on progress. Until then, here's hoping I don't balls it up in the edit! X Andy

The shoot is nearly upon us!

Hi all, Just another little update - Very excited to announce we have our amazing cast and crew, and principle photography begins on Wednesday! Dave Minogue has joined the team as Producer and with a few strings pulled and favours very graciously given, we're on target to making a lovely little project come to life. Thank you all so much. None of this would have been possible without you. Best, Andy

Closer and Closer

Hello Funders! Just a brief message to keep you all in the loop as to what's happening on Man to Man. We've narrowed down our shoot dates, and we're frantically working to make sure everything comes together in time - early September is liftoff. Next week we're holding auditions for various roles in the film. We'll also be getting bits of the set together and starting to build it in a studio in Dublin. The poster is still under construction, but once it's finalised we will be sending a print to all of you who chose that reward. Framed versions will have to be collected. Anyone who chose the reward which includes 'Dinner for Two' can redeem their voucher from today. The restaurant is Kafka in Rathmines, Dublin 6. Thanks again for all your support. More updates as they come! Best, Andy

Lost for words

We've reached (and surpassed!) our target thanks to all your support. Without you this could never happen. We really are truly grateful, and promise to make your money count!

funders (66)

There are 58 public funders of this project

There are 8 anonymous funders of this project