100% Funded


Target: €3000


€3,000 Raised


45 Funders

The Gunslinger

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The Gunslinger is an upcoming narrative short film production from Writer/Director Cailan O'Connell, and his diverse crew of talented student filmmakers; which attempts to pay tribute to Revisionist, Classicist and Spaghetti Western styles. Juxtaposing the harsh realism of Deadwood and Unforgiven against the stark romanticism of Sergio Leone and John Ford, the project aims to act as a stylistic anthology of the western genre, cataloguing it's evolution even through the narrative progression of the film which moves between the golden age of the frontier in the mid 1800s and it's decline in the early 20th century. Dealing with strong themes of violence, innocence, heroism and villainy; the film promises to be the director's most entertaining and provocative piece to date.

Filming will take place from August 24th to the 30th 2012. The team will spend September/October working on editing, music and preparation for distribution of our excellent rewards (including DVDs, Soundtracks etc.), which is to take place in the latter half of 2012. The Film will be placed on the festival circuit throughout 2012 and 2013, going into general DVD and online distribution throughout late 2013.

The film follows the story of an old man who, as death closes in, looks back from the cold expanse of the dying plains to the climactic event of his youth which shaped the person he was to become. With the rising narrative crescendo we watch as a hero is born and dies on the barren frontier.

The purpose of this project however is not merely to create a great narrative film but one that can be used as a portfolio piece in furthering the work and education of all involved. As such, it is important that the piece portray a level of professionalism, production value and organizational ability that cannot be attained without your help. If this project is to be made possible, we will require funding in order to feed and transport our cast (including horses!), rent equipment and source quality costumes and props. So please, support the project now on fundit.ie.

Funding received through The DU Film Society and The Visual and Performing Arts fund has gone to the purchase of essential items of equipment, all finance raised through fundit.ie will go to props, costumes, horses, transport, food and the rental of a RED cinema kit for use on the production of the film.

Cailan O'Connell is a 20-year-old Film and English student of Trinity College who has been actively pursuing a career in film since 2008, entering his first festival (Darklight) in 2009. If you want to find out more about the team, the director or past work, if you have any questions or if you just want to say hi; you can email us at TheGunslingerOfficial@gmail.com.

Please remember, if you don't want the rewards for your donation you can help cut costs by ticking the no reward required box on your funding form. If you only want some of your rewards, you need only email us to let us know which ones they are!

Thanks for your support!




We have officially reached our target! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us over the last month. You are all, every one of you, absolutely amazing. We'll be in touch soon with more pre-production news but until then, we love you all and thank you for being awesome!

Cast & Crew

Don't forget to check out our facebook page to find out who's who on the cast and crew, we've been making announcements about new members all week! https://www.facebook.com/TheGunslingerOfficial

Boojum Burrito Summer Competition Winner

Drumroll please? We are very pleased to announce that, after several hours of entering all of your names into our random name generator, the winner of the Boojum competition has been chosen. We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the competition, you've all been amazing and your dedication to burritos is inspiring. Stay tuned on this page as we'll hopefully be having more cool giveaways soon. Also remember that for the next 10 days we need every bit of help we can get in reaching our fundraising target. If we don't reach it we get none of the money so we really appreciate your help. Without further ado however, it is my pleasure to announce that the winner of a whole Summer worth of free burritos is... Catherine Healy! Catherine, you can email us on TheGunslingerOfficial@gmail.com for details on how to claim your free burritos. Congratulations and enjoy!

Boojum Burrito Summer Competition

We've got another competition for all our lovely supporters! If you like our Facebook page and like and share the image at the link below between now and June 22nd, you'll be in with a chance to win a whole Summer's worth of FREE BURRITOS. The winner will be announced on Saturday June 23rd and one lucky person will be getting a free burrito EVERY WEEK from then until September 21st 2012, courtesy of Boojum Dublin! Good luck everyone! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=255711521200642&set=a.252079568230504.46670.102090663229396&type=3&theater;

John Ford Ireland Competition Winners

Congratulations to our competition winners! Dave Smith Anna Hastings Dermot White Noel McGee Aileen Brennan Thanks again for your donations!

Detailed Budget Outline

For those of you thinking of donating but wondering where exactly your money will go, we have the answer! We're including a more detailed budget outline below so that our funders know exactly what's being spent and where... It's your project too after all! Red Cinema Bundle (equipment) €1800.00 (includes all the necessary equipment for our shoot) RED SCARLET-X Body Package Zeiss PL Cine Lens Kit incl. Superspeeds Satchler DV12 Tripod 4x4 Matte Box + Filters Chroziel Follow Focus 2 x V-Lock Long Life Batteries and charger 17" Apple Mac Book Pro with REDCINE-X and Final Cut Studio Costume & Design €600.00 Props €175.00 Transport & Locations €100.00 Catering €85.00 Fundit charge (5%) €150.00 Fundit banking and payment charge (3%) €90.00 Total: €3000.00

John Ford Ireland Competition

Great news! If you donate any amount to the project between now and 8pm on Tuesday the 5th of June you'll be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets to any one of 5 great events at the John Ford Ireland Symposium in Dublin from the 7-10th of June so now's the time to donate! Events available include: 2 x Tickets to Kyle Eastwood & Band at the Button Factory 2 x Tickets to Charles Barr Lecture plus Upstream Screening 2 x Tickets to John Ford AND Ireland Panel Discussion 2 x John Ford: Ethnicity, Immigration and the American Dream 2 x From Stage to Screen: John Ford and the Abbey

funders (45)

There are 42 public funders of this project

There are 3 anonymous funders of this project