100% Funded


Target: €2000


€2,000 Raised


50 Funders

The Milk Run

By El Diablo Productions


This short film is the comic story of a man who unwittingly risks it all for a bottle of milk.

Gus Slattery lives the perfect life with his wife and kids in his idyllic home. Everything is going just as he planned and tonight promotion is in the air!

The Slatterys are preparing a dinner party. The 'Top Brass' of W.K.M.G. are en route and Gus has it on good authority that tonight it will be announced he will join their ranks as the new senior partner in one of the country's leading investment firms.

Everything has been leading up to this moment, until an accident with a bottle of milk forces Gus to make an unexpected journey into town for a replacement.

What follows soon turns into a nightmare of Orwellian proportions as he becomes embroiled in a series of unexpected and ever more catastrophic events.

The idea behind the Milk Run stems from the great old fashioned comedies of the 30's and 40's and a love for the art of cinema from the early silent beginnings to the modern day and everything in between.

Simon McKeon (director), whose recent feature film 'Christmas at Dracula's' (2016) is already winning awards on the festival circuit. Simon intends to pay homage to the cinematic influences of Scorsese and Hitchcock in the making of this film.

Conor Dwane, who wrote the script for The Milk Run, is not only playing the lead character, Gus, but is also bringing his 25 years of both film and theatre experience to the project by acting as producer.

Edvinas Maciulevicius' (cinematographer) most recent work has been short listed at the Fastnet Film Festival. Edvinas' camera skills and keen eye for lighting are perfect for the required style of this production.

Muru Walters (production manager) studies film and media at UCC. His various film skills and organisational abilities are a huge asset to this film.

We aim to make a contemporary film that pays homage to the old style of comedy film-making while showing the wealth of talent in Cork and showcasing the beauty of the city itself.
We have no other form of funding for our film, so this is where you can help. As independent filmmakers we need to raise money to meet production costs and to bring our vision to fruition.

The money we intend to raise, will be spent as follows:
Costume - 500
Petrol expenses - 200
Make-up expenses - 90
Props - 150
Bus rental (transporting extras) - 100
Generator (for outdoor scenes) - 150
Equipment rental - 400
Food - 150
Printing costs - 100
Fundit/bank charges - 160

All the key players in this project have been involved in many productions in the past, both in film and theatre and are well aware of the risks and pitfalls involved in bringing a production to a successful completion. 

Any contribution you are able to make would be greatly appreciated.