THE LETTERS tells the story of 3 women from different walks of life who have been given mere weeks to live due to the false results of their cervical cancer checks. Mary is a woman in her 50's who is the sole carer of her elderly mum with late stage Alzheimer's, Sam a single mother raising her 2 kids after her husband committed suicide due to unemployment and debt and Cliona a single career driven woman who rates low on the autism spectrum in adults that results in anxiety and depression. THE LETTERS aims to be the most socially conscious and artistic film I've made following my last 2 feature films EDEN & SPLIT, both of which finished theatrical runs and are now on VOD, We aim to show the struggle of everyday life these victims went through after being told the truth of their diagnosis.
If we are lucky with our campaign, Filming will begin in SEPTEMBER, all funds raised will go to cast, crew and post production on a 10 day shoot, plus festival and distribution costs. Such as cast/crew pay, food, travel, Edit, color grading , sound, festival submission, VPF and marketing costs. I have been successful with theatrical and VOD releases with my last 2 films in ODEON, OMNIPLEX, EYE, ARC, MOVIE WORLD, ORMONDE & GATE CINEMAS & AMAZON PRIME/VOD
Below are links to the IMDB's of attached lead actors & director.
Mary Murray: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0615165/
Sarah Carroll: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3209892/
Kathleen Warner Yeates: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1063623/
John Conors: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4853381/
Chris Newman: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1313167/
Robbie Walsh: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3334461/
PR by: Carmel Mannion
We are lucky to have a DOP with equipment who edits & sound rec who can also mix & edit. Where we will struggle will be in distribution costs, such as marketing & VPF, we hope to overcome this by getting a sales agent, distribution & marketing companies on board.
I will be making this film like I did my others, with a leap card and a lap top. Any money I can save and borrow will go into this film, all money raised is for cast, crew and equipment. It is the first time I've used online/crowd funding so I am hoping the public and cinema lovers can help in any way they can, so we are looking for 6k minimum.
Thank you to everyone and anyone who has taken the time to have a look at our project. Please do consider helping and donating. Any and all help and support, to tell this story, is very much welcomed and accepted. Robbie