117% Funded


Target: €1500


€1,760 Raised


32 Funders

Son Rise

By Peter Mckeown


The Story:

Son Rise is a period war drama set within 1921s rural Ireland. The short film tells the story of three young republican men who have just committed an ambush on a Black and Tan's holding. Fleeing from the scene the three adolescents look for somewhere to rest but more importantly somewhere to hide.

Reasons why you should pledge:

- We believe this era is very important to Irish heritage and resonates with many people living in Ireland.
- We believe that the deeper meaning within this film will translate to other cultures internationally and not just the Irish population or Irish diaspora.
- It is coming up to 100 years since 1916 Easter Rising, perhaps the most significant piece of Irish history.
- We fully intend in pulling off replicating this period correctly which unfortunately is not cheap.

The Filmmakers:

We, Peter McKeown and Niall Clery (Producer and Director), are final year students in the B.A. Video and Film course in Dundalk Institute of Technology. Son Rise will be the final project of our degree. Over the course of our degree we have submitted several different audiovisual projects to film festivals throughout Ireland. We have both worked as producer and co-producer for Ablevision Ireland, an organisation set up to teach people with intellectual disabilities video production which has been aired on national and Sky television.

Within our degree we have worked over many platforms such as documentaries, music videos, website and graphic design and of course, short films.
Our target of €1500 has been carefully thought out as we are committed to bring to screen an artistic and visual representation of this project, funds have been designated under the following:

- Travel expenses
- Catering
- Equipment
- Costume and Props

We are both very passionate about this project and hope to bring a basic and thought provoking story to reality, with your help Son Rise can be created, any donation possible to the production is much appreciated.

Le Meas,
The cast and crew of Son Rise




Hello all First of all thank you for your help and support, with out you this project would not be happening. We have sent out emails this morning regarding rewards and have been told that the emails might be going to your spam folders, please check for details, exciting news this week as we secure our actors and begin rehearsals. More information on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/SonRise1921 Thanks again for your support Son Rise Team

Half way

To our supporters, without you this project cannot happen so we would like to update you with the production. At present we have IMRG on-board who will be helping us out during the shoot. We have received a very big response from actors interested in the project, which has been fantastic, an announcement will be made in the coming days. After many weeks we have found our locations for the film, all which are based within the North East. Regarding the funding, we are amazed by the response we have received so far. With 12 days to go we need your help in reaching the target. Thank you from all involved in the project. Once again a big thank you from everyone involved with Son Rise.

funders (32)

There are 29 public funders of this project

There are 3 anonymous funders of this project