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.