‘Me the Seagull and the Sky’ is a three-minute film, which delves into a sublime moment where a routine task transforms into an experience of oneness with the world. The film’s script is transcribed directly from a real-life description of such an experience.
The film will be shot within Cork’s Triskel Christchurch, a beautiful 18th century neoclassical Georgian building which has recently been restored by Cork City Council and transformed into a stunning arts venue by Triskel Arts Centre. Me the Seagull and the Sky will be the first film to be shot at Christchurch since this €4.8 million refurbishment and will stand as a wonderful piece of documentation of the newly transformed rich interior of the building.
We would shoot this film on Super 16mm film in order to achieve a texture and depth in imagery that will compliment the content of the screenplay and also highlight the timely quality of the location. Once the film is completed we will present it to festivals and screening events throughout Ireland and the UK.
Me the Seagull and the Sky is a collaboration between filmmaker Chris O’Neill and artist Naoimh Looney. It is a Cork-born production and will draw from some of the best talents the city has on offer, including Seamus Hegarty as director of photography, Robert O’Halloran on camera and musician Ray Barron on sound. Photographer Izabela Szczutkowiecky will provide still photography for the film.
Why we need your help: Your pledges will help pay for the equipment and technical costs of filming and film processing. The funds raised will help us realize a vital part of our vision which is to shoot the film in Super 16mm and transfer it to high definition.
Update posted on Wednesday 25th January '12 @ 01:01:12
We have posted images that were taken on-set by the wonderful photographer Izabela Szczutkowska.
Follow this link to see them http://on.fb.me/yqSWDj
Hauntingly beautiful shots - we think you will share our sentiment!
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Update posted on Wednesday 11th January '12 @ 12:01:34
We are using the wonders of Facebook to keep everybody that has connected to our project updated as we proceed!
So please click 'Like' on the Facebook page for Me the Seagull and the Sky. It features links to work from all of the artists involved in the film, with much more colourful work to be added as we go!
LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE: http://on.fb.me/wiOvTW
42% of our target raised - 2 weeks to go!
Update posted on Wednesday 11th January '12 @ 12:01:42
A huge huge thanks to all supporters of our project from funders themselves to those who have sent out the Fundit link through various social networks(which is equally as valuable).
Its exciting to see our project gain momentum through these links and so encouraging to see how many people support and enjoy home-grown film work!